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Hacknet PC

A hacking simulation game, in which you delve into lines of code to discover the truth behind the death of Bit, one of the world's best computer protection experts. The gameplay features dialogue boxes and you use real UNIX commands.

Simulation | logical elements | 2D | indie games | Xbox Game Pass | EA Play

Hacknet Release Date PC


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Hacknet us an unusual hacking simulation game by indie studio Team Fractal Alligator.


In Hacknet, your task is to discover the truth behind the death of Bit a hacker, who also developed the best security system ever. Two weeks after he logged in for the last time, the Hacknet-OS system he created started automatically sending out messages to one of its users. You play as this user, following instructions left by the expert, delving deeper into the lines of code.


Hacknet differs from other games featuring the hacking theme with its unique way of approaching the subject. The production doesn't feature spectacular, Hollywood-style breaches of increasingly more difficult encrypted files. The gameplay takes place entirely within dialogue boxes and you use real UNIX system commands. This is how you search for clues and discover corporate secrets. It certainly increases the immersion, especially that Hacknet pretends it's not a video game there are no distinct levels or a sophisticated interface. If you're unfamiliar with coding, you can use the hint system, which will help you learn the basic rules of the digital world.

Technical aspects

Due to the game's specific nature, the visuals are minimalist. However, this cannot be said of the atmospheric soundtrack by Carpenter Brut (known for the music of Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number) and Remi Gallego, also known as The Algorithm.

Game mode: single player  

User score: 8,6 / 10 based on 93 votes.

Age restrictions Hacknet: Good for all ages.

Hacknet System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Minimum:
  • Dual Core 2.0 GHz
  • 512 MB RAM
  • graphic card Intel HD or better
  • 500 MB HDD
  • Windows XP
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