The Press Said:
"A stroke of genius...a must for all conspiracy fiends" PC Gamer – 80%
"A true original...paranoia has never been so much fun" PC Format – 81%
"Deeply, deeply, deeply compulsive...try it" Games Master
High tech computer crime and industrial espionage on the future Internet.
You play an Uplink Agent who makes a living by performing jobs for major corporations. Your tasks involve hacking into rival computer systems, stealing research data, sabotaging other companies, laundering money, erasing evidence, or framing innocent people. You use the money you earn to upgrade your computer systems, and to buy new software and tools. As your experience level increases you find more dangerous and profitable missions become available. You can speculate on a fully working stock market (and even influence its outcome). You can modify academic or criminal records. You can divert money from bank transfers into your own accounts. You can even take part in the construction of the most deadly computer virus ever designed.
Original gameplay: Players have the opportunity to be freelance hackers.
Freeform gameplay: Accept the missions that you want to play.
Neuromancer rating: Let your morals guide you; save the net or watch processors melt. Uplink offers two totally different paths to ‘l33t’ hacker status.
Exciting missions: Crack a bank, hack a rival into jail, crash the stock market, and get out before you’re caught.
Thrilling action: Players have to make those last 15 seconds count and feel the tension rise, as their signal is traced. Deep plot: The computer underground can be a dangerous place, especially if you’ve got to stop the world’s deadliest virus.
Fixed Resolution Problem on Retina Macs
Fixed Trackpad clicks lost on some Macbooks
Ratings and Reviews
Perfect Port of a PC Classic
Macbook Air 13" 2012 / Mountain Lion
Game runs perfectly with none of the issues others have posted. I've played using my laptop's keyboard and trackpad with no problems I've also played while docked to a thunderbolt display using a USB keyboard, bluetooth mouse, and bluetooth magic trackpad without a single input issue. Also, there are in-game options to adjust the screen resolution so that text is readable on any display.
Even though this game is dated, it's nice to see it brought to the app store for two reasons. First, for those of us who played the original it's fun to re-experience a classic game. Secondly, for those who have never played Uplink you now have a chance to try a classic PC game in a genre of it's own. The game is not for everyone and definately shows it's age. However, it's unique and still has gameplay dynamics that will keep many entertained.
The game involves a lot of "grinding" to accumulate credits. During this time you must avoid getting caught or lose everything you have worked on. Over the course of playing you will upgrade equipment and software to become a more competent agent. You will also steadily improve your agent ranking so that you will be offered more lucrative missions. You will also be given a secondary rating based on your moral choices. If these game dynamics sound appealing, you should check out this classic game.
One of my personal favorites and I can't thank IV enough for putting it on the app store.
This game is unlike any other and really does capture the "hollywood" feel. I never would have thought I could experience such tension from such a "simple" game. The absolute freedom to do whatever missions (or non-missions) you want really enhances the experience. No other game has had that same sense of tension as this when hacking a bank for the first time.
This is a great game.
But I would ask you to add Lion Fullscreen-support as well as highter resolution. I know it's an old game, but text is barely readable on my 27' iMac.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.