Become a hacker in 10 fun and safe video games
Enjoy hacking, Hollywood-style, with these video games
By Jon Gold | Network World US | Published: 16:29, 02 April 2012
Working in IT can be stressful, so the need to blow off some steam is a real one for folks in the industry. If you've felt the temptation to go black hat after a tough day at the office, these hacking-related video games could offer a harmless outlet for your darker computing urges.
The granddaddy of hacking games. "Uplink," which was released in 2001 by Introversion Software, retains a devoted fanbase and active modding community. While it's not without its flaws - it's wildly unrealistic, frequently difficult and, unlike most games on our list, costs $15 for the full version - it's also so immersive that you won't care.