This is an English translation of a review of Uplink, origionally featured on Baboom.co.il.
The origional article can be found here.
This translation was kindly supplied by Roman "Dasher" Levin.
crime pay? Well it depends, but in Uplink you are hacker who's trying
(and you better succeed, or you'll get heavily fined) to hack into other
computers under the assignment of Uplink, the agency in which you work,
where you will learn the basics of hacking, from password breaking to
covering your tracks.
Actually, the game looks and sounds so realistic the I was afraid to sign on as an agent, fearing that the agency will actually expect me to hack. For example, after you sign on you get 3,000 credits, and your working through a remote gateway. After I "connected" to the gateway, with the game's wonderful interface, I learned the principles of hacking through a tutorial, and went on to the real thing - hacking into another computer
For anyone who had trouble following me, I was about to explain how I hacked into tens of computers around the world, earned millions, and was the credited as Most Wanted Hacker by the police. Okay, other than the last part it all sounds trippy. I wish. At first, I got an assignment to delete a file of a server, which I successfully accomplished at last moment and quickly disconnected, or I would have been detected and fined. Later, it gets more complex as you'll have to steal files, conceal evidence against yourself, and by what I was told, I could become of the guardian of their server in the future
Overall Score 8 / 10
Uplink is a trademark of Introversion Software