Grey Hack is a massively multiplayer hacking simulator game that is designed to give you the experience of being a hacker. Grey Hack, created by the company Loading home, allows for a single player or multiplayer experience.
The game’s interface is based on a desktop operating system and a command terminal and text editor, which are available at the start of the game. As your hacker skills develop, you will unlock more utilities to install and use.
You have the ability to hack a vast network of computers within the game that are procedurally created. When the game begins you are given a desktop screen view with a readme file, explaining that you have access to this server and are free to do what you want, but if you’re caught everything is reset.
The game provides users with some hints on how to get started, as well as a help section with a list of commands that can be used. This makes the game accessible to players across a range of skill levels since users more experienced in networks can jump straight in, and players still getting to grips with the concepts get a helping hand. We think this is a major strength of the game.
Where Grey Hack differs from a lot of other hacking games is that it is more technical in a lot of ways, with more emphasis on navigating through the file systems. This makes the game a good choice for aspiring ethical hackers and penetration testers, who want a more real experience.
However, it is worth noting the game is a more simplified hacking experience than most real-world hacking. One criticism that has been shared about the game is that is can be too technical or confusing for non-tech savvy players, however there has been suggestions for tutorials that may help bridge this gap.
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The game retails at $9.99 on Steam.