What are the best games about hacking on Steam?

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    Hacknet is an immersive, terminal-based hacking simulator game. Dive down a rabbit hoIe as you follow the instructions of a recently deceased hacker, whose death may not have been the accident the media reports.

    Windows, Mac


    Wu Song
    Written on September 24, 2018
    "Simple game, but with a deep, intense, and pulling story. Played this in one sitting due to how effing fun it is. Well done to the devs for making a game like this :D"
  2. 12

    #2Watch Dogs 2

    Watch Dogs 2

    Welcome to San Francisco. Play as Marcus, a brilliant young hacker, and join the most notorious hacker group, DedSec. Your objective: execute the biggest hack of history. 


    Playstation 4, Xbox One, Windows


    Ethan Smith
    Written on August 24, 2017
    "I thought this would be interesting, but I missed the warning about nudity and sexual themes. God has spoken At Length about These Bad Things and I try to avoid Them whenever I possibly can. I don't mind some action and adventure and a little bit of blood and gore, because these things are natural and to be expected, but the Perverted and Twisted material just pushed me away. Ubisoft should be ashamed of themselves! "For the LORD your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God." Deuteronomy 4:24"
  3. 11

    #3Security Hole

    Security Hole
    Security Hole is a challenging spatial puzzle with a cyberpunk story. You become a hacker who passes 3D virus blocks through security holes to save humanity. The game mechanics look like a workout tool for spatial thinking.

    Windows, Mac


    Scott Jackson
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "This game is absolutely nuts! And I mean this in a good way like if we were squirrels. This has some of the most challenging puzzlers on PC. It has a great modern story and hours of trying to figure out these 3D matrix like levels."
  1. 11

    #4Welcome to the Game II

    Welcome to the Game II is a horror game developed and published by Reflect Studios and is a direct sequel to the first game of the same name. It was released on Steam in 2018, and offers new game factors which differ from the original.


    Windows, Mac


    Ryan Roberts
    Written on September 24, 2018
    "A rather interesting sequel to another interesting indie game about hacking and the dark web. Altho the factors in the game aren't that realistic, it still offers a good warning to people attempting to dive into the dark web since it tackles how easily hackers can find your regardless of security measures you have"
  2. 9


    Gunpoint is a stealth-based puzzle-platform video game that set in the near future and sees players assume the role of freelance spy Richard Conway, who is tasked with infiltrating buildings to fulfil assignments from various clients. 

    Windows, Mac


    Anthony Howell
    Written on April 4, 2017
    "This is less about hacking and more about using the security in each level to navigate your way around. The hacking of the security is not a mechanic of the game itself. This would not be a solution for people looking at games about hacking."
  3. 7


    TIS-100 is an open-ended programming game where you have to rewrite corrupted code segments to repair the Tessellated Intelligence System-100 and unlock its secrets.

    Windows, Mac


    Howard Tran
    Written on February 27, 2017
    "An amazingly unique puzzle game. It really stretches my mind racking my brains to find solutions. All written in a made up code which by the way is not too intimidating. I highly recommend this for those feeling bored by normal puzzle games."
  4. 6

    #7Welcome to the Game

    Welcome to the Game

    Welcome to the Game is a horror game developed and published by Reflect Studios, released in 2016 on Steam. The game places players in the shoes of an unnamed individual trying to scour the dark web in search of the Red Room.


    Windows, Mac


    Betty Rodriguez
    Written on September 24, 2018
    "Creepy and amazing game made by reflect, an independent game dev with plenty of good works under their name. this one isnt not a real hacking experience, but its scary nonetheless. Props!"
  5. 3

    #8Watch Dogs

    Watch Dogs

    Watch Dogs, usually stylized as WATCH_DOGS, is an action game developed and published by Ubisoft, released on 2014 for all gaming platforms. It is played from a third-person perspective and follows the story of Aiden Pierce, a hacker in search of revenge.




    Antonio Contreras
    Written on September 24, 2018
    "Not as good as the first game due to glitches and funny bugs, but this one set the foundation for the sequel game and set the bar high for hacking games due to its amazing effects and all that"
  6. 3

    #9Pony Island

    Pony Island

    Pony Island is a game developed and published by Canadian indie developer Daniel Mullins. As a metafictional game, the game has the player interact with what appears to be an old arcade cabinet game called "Pony Island"




    Tammy Carter
    Written on May 28, 2017
    "The image in Pony Island is also a big plus point, actually the image of the unicorn is always associated with something bright holy, but in this game everything is different. You will find him slowly evolving into a monstrous type, such as shooting out his mouth, bat wings or even turning into a dark creature. The further you go, the more unlikely you will be that your image is not, and the unicorn is not the only representative of the light. Pony Island creates a bizarre hallucination between virtual and real boundaries, you play the game in the game, but the devil is in the game itself, all twisted up like a tangled knot. solution. Even on well-known forums, some people have said that it is impossible to tell whether Pony Island is simply a game or not, as the way it is expressed in each story is overwhelming. as if someone is manipulating and chatting face to face with you"
  7. 0


    Glitchspace is an abstract FPS game. Explore a cyberspace world of reprogrammable geometry,, enhance your toolbox through the functions you unlock, allowing you to craft your own programs and discover key programming concepts through the puzzles you solve.

    Windows, Mac


    Benjamin Baker
    Written on January 22, 2017
    "I found myself in a cyberspace world, trying to find a place known as Glitchspace - a place created in cyberspace by various glitches. With no real story to speak of, the only driving force was my desire to learn the ins and outs of this mysterious, yet sterile world. I was not surprised that my method for making my way through this environment was writing a type of software. The only real problem with Glitchspace is that the learning I did throughout the course of the game only flirts with real programming, not enough for me to gain any meaningful skill outside the game. "


Best What are the best games about hacking on Steam
1HacknetGames 13 Paid
2Watch Dogs 2Games 12 Paid
3Security HoleGames 11 Paid
4Welcome to the Game IIGames 11 Paid
5GunpointGames 9 Paid
6TIS-100Games 7 Paid
7Welcome to the GameGames 6 Paid
8Watch DogsGames 3 Paid
9Pony IslandGames 3 Paid
10GlitchspaceGames 0 Paid

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