Hackers is a visually stunning game about building a secure network, hacking other players’ networks and helping your country win a global cyber war.
Watched too much of Mr. Robot and fancy yourself a hacker? Here is an iteration of Clash of Clans and other base building games which offers you a chance to be just that. Hackers is a visually stunning game about building a secure network, hacking other players’ networks and helping your country win a global cyber war. The game does not involve any actual lines of code and is primarily about strategy and resource management.
The game is fully 3D and you can rotate the camera angles to admire your spiderweb-like network from any perspective. The nodes are all crisply designed and are mobile around the game board, allowing for ease of connection. Each aspect of the game is beautifully designed, from the scene transitions to the Coming to how the game functions, you need to build a base which connects to the internet and allows you to attack others (or be attacked). When you attack the other players, you simply create malicious bits of software with one tap and send those to take over the network. If you succeed you get points and resources. One aspect of the game that is not refined yet is the matching algorithm and you might frequently get matched with players far above your skill level.
Even if you beat them, you receive lesser points than when they beat you which is a bit unfair. However, this problem should be solved in the near future as more and more people join the game. There are a lot of in-app purchases which can allow players to upgrade without actually spending time on the game or building skills. Unfortunately, that is a tactic employed by most mobile game developers in order to earn from games that are free to install. Despite these flaws, Hackers is a refreshing change from the usual mobile games and deserves a shot.
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Anusha "Trillian" Sinha
Anusha Sinha was a harmless little Clefairy before she read Crime and Punishment. Now she thinks she is some sort of extraterrestrial ninja. She is an expert in the arts of mosquito-racquet wielding, being a silent grammar Nazi and karate. She spends her time contemplating the greatness of Miniatur Wunderland and the transient nature of human life, in equal measure.