14 Best Hacking Games That Will Make You Feel Like A Hacker

Check out our list of the 10 Best Adventurous Hacking Games of all time!

Best Hacking Games
Best Hacking Games

Hacking might be one of the most adventurous video game genres ever. There are tons of Hacking games out there and players are confused about which game is best for them.

Today we will be solving this confusion as we will be providing you guys with a list of the Best Hacking Games that will make you feel like an actual Hacker.

The game that we’re going to mention in our list today will make you feel like an actual hacker who is on a mission. So without any further delay let’s just get started with our list.

14 Best Hacking Games

1. Watch Dogs

Watch Dogs
Watch Dogs
Release DateMay 26, 2014
Platforms Windows, PS3, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Xbox 360

Watch Dogs is surely one of the Greatest hacking games of all time. The storyline of this game is set in Chicago and features Aiden Pierce as the main protagonist who seeks revenge for the murder of his niece.

Aiden is one of the most mature protagonists ever as all he wanted was to live a normal life and leave his past life behind but the consequences don’t really let that happen as his niece is murdered by some unknown crooks and Aiden could not save her.

The gameplay of this game is really impressive and features a lot of hacking elements you can actually say that 99% of the game is based on hacking.

Aiden can hack into almost any digital element present in the game from mobile, computer, traffic signals to even cars.

The game also has a lot of stealth and when it looks great when paired with such great hacking elements used in the game.

Overall the game was a success for Ubisoft and received positive reviews from gamers worldwide. We highly recommend every gamer to give Watch Dogs a try as we are sure that it would not disappoint you.

2. Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077
Cyberpunk 2077
Release DateDecember 10, 2020
Developer(s)CD Projekt RED
PlatformsWindows, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S

The second game on our list is One of the most anticipated games of all time and it is known worldwide as Cyberpunk 2077. This is a First person shooter game that features a customizable character known named V as the main protagonist.

V can acquire many skills like fighting, hacking, etc. The development of this game started back in 2016 and the gameplay of this game is quite good.

Cyberpunk received quite poor reviews when it was first released as it was filled with a lot of bugs and glitches which made gamers feel like the developers aren’t taking their jobs series.

However, the majority of the bugs have now been fixed with new patches and gamers are finally starting to enjoy the game. We recommend this game to everyone who is into stealth and sci-fi games.

3. Gunpoint

Release DateJune 3, 2013
Developer(s)Suspicious Developments
Platforms Windows, Linux, Mac

This is our favorite Hacking game of all time. Gunpoint is a 2D game and players are given control of an unnamed character wearing an overcoat and trousers. The character can need to infiltrate buildings using his high-tech gadgets, and hacking tools and eliminate every target inside.

The game is really addictive and also super easy to run on almost any system. Even a portable PC can run this game without any issues.

We recommend you try out this game for yourself as it is a game that is worth playing. This game received overwhelmingly positive reviews and was loved by gamers and critics worldwide.

Alright, this was it for Gunpoint and now let us move on to the next game on our stunning list of the Greatest hacking games of all time.

4. Operation Tango

Operation Tango
Operation Tango
Release DateJune 1, 2021
Developer(s)Clever Plays
PlatformsWindows, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S

Operation Tango is one of the greatest stealth games ever where one player controls the computer and the other player plays as a field agent.

This game requires precise and quick thinking and it is not a piece of cake. This game perfectly captures the thrill of hacking. The visual of the game is pretty impressive as well.

Players won’t be able to see what their fellow agent is doing, so communication is vital in this game to succeed.

Operation Tango received highly positive reviews and was loved by gamers and critics worldwide. As you guys all know that a new Sonic game is right around the corner so don’t forget to check out Sonic Superstars Release Date.

5. Quadrilateral Cowboy

Quadrilateral Cowboy
Quadrilateral Cowboy
Release DateJuly 25, 2016
Developer(s)Blendo Games
PlatformsWindows, Mac

The fifth game on our list is Quadrilateral Cowboy and players in this game are given control of a computer hacker in the 1980s.

This game involves solving puzzles, hacking, and deploying robots. One weird thing about this game is that the character models in this game have triangular hands but it also looks cool and unique.

There will be a lot of typing in the game, However, that does not mean the game is boring.

This is one of the most popular stealth games of all time and we highly recommend you give this game a try. Now let us move on to the next game on our list.

6. System Shock

System Shock
System Shock
Release DateMay 30, 2023
Developer(s)Looking Glass Technologies
PlatformsPS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Windows

This game is a remake of the original System Shock game that was released back in 1994. The game is set in a space station in the year 2071 and lets players control an unnamed security hacker that tries to hinder the plans of an Artificial Intelligence called SHOGAN.

The gameplay of this game is quite impressive and consists of numerous hacking elements. The visual quality is top-notch.

This game was loved by gamers worldwide and players believed it to be a good remake of the original game. However, no one can replace the OG original game.

7. Grey Hack

Grey Hack
Release DateDecember 14, 2017
Developer(s)Loading Home

Grey Hack is an online MMO game where the world is alive 24/7 and any changes you make will go on after you switch off. Players in this game have access to a network of procedurally generated computers.

The massive world in this game includes the opportunity to attack other players. Players can also take on side missions to earn money.

This game will surely make players feel like real-life hackers and will keep them hooked as well. This was it for the Grey Hack and now we will move on to the next game on our list of the most popular Hacking games of all time.

8. Watch Dogs 2

Watch Dogs 2
Watch Dogs 2
Release DateNovember 15, 2016
PlatformsPS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Windows

This game is the second installment in the Watch Dogs franchise and is set in a fictionalized version of the San Francisco Bay Area. Players are given control of a unique character named Marcus Holloway who works for a group called the DeadSec.

The group that Marcus works for is trying to take down the city’s complex surveillance system known as ctOS. The gameplay includes even more hacking elements than the previous game and the gameplay mechanics are a major improvement over the first game as well.

Even tho the game was released back in 2016, the visual quality of the game still holds up pretty well to this day.

Watch Dogs 2 simply deserves a spot on our list and we recommend this game to all you guys who are looking for Stealth games.

9. Hacknet

Release DateAugust 12, 2015
Developer(s)Team Fractal Alligator

Hacknet is a game that allows players to perform computer hacking. This game is pretty simple.

Players in this game will have access to flexible code and a database filled with Easter Eggs. This is one of the best games that we’re going to mention in our list today.

If you are into hacking games then make sure to check out Hacknet. This was it for this game and now let us move on to the next game on our list.

10. Else Heart.Break()

Else Heart.Break()
Else Heart.Break()
Release DateSeptember 24, 2015

The 10th game on our list is Else, Heart.Break(). The game lets players control a character named Sebastian who moves to Dorisburg to figure out who he wants to be.

Sebastian later saunters around a strange city that seeling can after can to citizens and some of them don’t even want it. Players will also come across some hacktivists who are trying to fight against the computer ministry.

This game involves hacking and the storyline of this game is pretty impressive as well. We highly recommend every gamer to give this game a try as it would not disappoint you guys.

11. Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Release DateAugust 23, 2011
Developer(s)Eidos Montreal
PlatformsPC, PS3, Xbox 360

Deus Ex: Human Revolution is the third installment in the Deus Ex franchise and is set future in the year 2027 where players control a security officer for Sarif Industries named Adam Jensen.

Sarif Industries is then attacked and Jensen heads out to investigate the organizations behind the attack. The game focuses on the growing power of megacorporations and the game kind of feel similar to Cyberpunk.

Adam Jensen in this game is equipped with futuristic mechanic implants that are called augmentations and the game is set in an open-world environment that players can explore from first person’s perspective.

Completing quests, and side missions, and eliminating enemies will reward Adam with more experience points that he can use later in the game.

Even tho the game is played from the first-person perspective, sometimes the camera angle changes to third persons view while some attack animations.

Release DateOctober 1, 2003
Developer(s)Introversion Software

Uplink is another hacking game that can make players feel like an actual hacker as players are given control of a freelance hacker and the game is set in a futuristic 2010. A futuristic 2010 sounds pretty weird but this is what they developed back in 2003.

The game starts off with our protagonist receiving a delayed e-mail which was concerning the research related to the Andromeda organization. Players in this game can choose to side with the ARC or completely ignore it and focus on freelance hacking.

The game received generally favorable reviews by games and if you’re into hacking games then Uplink should be on your list.

13. Song of Farca

Song of Farca
Song of Farca
Release DateJuly 21, 2021
Developer(s)Wooden Monkeys

On number 13 we have Song of Farca and this game is just stunning in every sense as players need to hack into crime scenes, discover evidence, interrogate criminals, and track suspects.

The corporations and gangs have carved up Farca City into zones of influence and the government is corrupt as they’re doing absolutely nothing about it.

A hacker by the name PI Isabella Song is under house arrest but that isn’t gonna stop her from undercover the crimes that police are letting happen due to pressure from the mafia communities.

Players in this game can analyze the evidence using AI and even recover corrupted files and images. If you’re looking for a challenging hacking game then Song of Farca should be on your list.

14. Observation

Release DateMay 21, 2019
Developer(s)No Code
PlatformsPC, PS4, Xbox One

The final game on our list is Observation and players in this game are given control of a space station AI named SAM (Systems Administration & Maintenance).

SAM can control different cameras in the space station and players can even control different elements of the space station like opening or closing hatching or activating security systems and more.

The storyline of this game takes place on a multi-national space station in the year 2026 an unknown event has happened which leaves the space station without power.

We highly recommend you give Observation a try as it would surely not disappoint you and this was it for the last game on our list.


We hope that by now you guys have a better understanding of the games that we have mentioned in our list and if you guys have any doubts regarding any of the video games that we have mentioned above then feel free to write them down below.

Aditya Shah

Hi! My name's Aditya I'm an enthusiastic gamer who likes to write about gaming. I used to compete in Esports tournaments playing PUBG & CSGO. I do my best writing articles about Gaming... Or whatever's new in the gaming or geek world.

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