Tag created in June 2017
Hacking's popularity amongst developers
This graph shows games released over the years with the Hacking tag and the percentage they represent. The releases count conveys the quantity of games published on Steam each year. It usually follows the increasing amount of Steam games released.
The percentage gives a better estimate of the tag's trend. It shows if the Hacking tag is getting more or less popular amongst developers. The Review chart can let us know if this trend is a positive thing (i.e. players interest for the tag is growing) or a negative one (the tag is overcrowded).
The Hacking tag has peaked in 2021, with 63 games released. The popularity of the tag is in a range between 0.09% in 2011 and 0.02% in 2013.
Bear in mind that 2023 is not over yet. The number of releases will continue to increase, but the percentage is already a good estimate of things to come.
Hacking's popularity amongst players
This graph displays the reviews for games associated with the Hacking tag, both as count and as a percentage of all Steam reviews, and the value for an average game. If the normalized and average lines are too small, you can deactivate the review count and % of the average lines by clicking on the legend.
While the review count clearly quantifies the reviews a tag receives, keep in mind that it also follows the popularity of Steam itself. The value normalized as a percentage of all Steam reviews is often more revealing, as it gives you the popularity trend for Hacking tag games.
A typical game associated with this tag collected on average between 19 (2010) and 2222 (2014) reviews. Bear in mind that it is the average, and it can be strongly influenced by extreme values, like the release of a very popular game with this tag.
The reviews per game as a percentage of the average show that games in the Hacking tag received between 50% (2021) and 342% (2014) reviews compared to other tags.
Price of games tagged with Hacking
This chart displays the evolution of the Hacking tag's games price in USD over time, as well as the percentage of free games in this tag. Don't forget that a price should slowly increase year-on-year just to keep up with inflation.
The median price for Hacking games peaked in 2016 at 9.99$, and bottomed in 2019 at 4.99$. The free to play ratio was at its lowest in 2016 at 4%, and peaked in 2017 at 21%.
Positive reviews ratio for Hacking, per language
This graph shows an aggregated Steam rating for the whole Hacking tag, separated by language. It helps estimate how different audiences judge a game with this tag. A lower rating doesn't necessarily mean that the audience doesn't like that tag. Some cultures have different standards and expectations. It will however affect a game's rating nonetheless.
The best rating for Hacking games is 89% for the Romanian audience, and the worst is 75% for the German audience.
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.
|9.99||90.4%||Aug 23, 2006|
Hacknet is an immersive, terminal-based hacking simulator for PC. 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.
|9.99||93.9%||Aug 12, 2015|
hackmud is a text-based multiplayer hacking simulator for Intel-compatible personal home computers. Crack protected systems and solve puzzles as you explore the abandoned internet of the future. Write scripts to protect your winnings and trick other players. Lose everything. Get it back.
|19.99||77.9%||Sep 22, 2016|
|NITE Team 4 - Military Hacking Division|
NITE Team 4 is a military hacking simulation game that explores the world of cyberwarfare and features realistic mission scenarios.
|19.99||91.5%||Feb 26, 2019|
Grey Hack is a massively multiplayer hacking simulator game. You're a hacker with full freedom to act as you wish on a vast network of procedurally generated computers.
|19.99||90.2%||Dec 14, 2017|
Hackers Simulation - REAL TIME virtual HACKING - be the TOP 1 RANK HACKER - Tchat with others players / preys
|3.99||N/A||Nov 2, 2018|
|ThreatGEN: Red vs. Blue|
ThreatGEN: Red vs. Blue is an educational game-based cybersecurity simulator designed for those with genuine interest in cybersecurity. Learn and practice cybersecurity concepts & strategy, play as the red team (hackers) or the blue team (defenders), single player or online vs. a colleague.
|14.99||89.1%||Sep 4, 2019|
|HEX Hacking Simulator|
Use your communication skills to bypass internet security measures,and successfully hack into the most secure banks. Choose to take on the role as Hacker, taking direction to disarm each protocol; or Control, and relay instructions to your partner.
|9.99||66.7%||Jul 31, 2020|
|Yolo Space Hacker|
Welcome to our ethical hacker's organisation: we will teach you how to use actual hacker tools (terminal, proxy, reverse shells...) to scan the network, crack passwords, bypass server security and solve the mystery of the Bikini-72 space station.
|24.99||96.2%||Dec 24, 2020|
Cybermere is a sci-fi hacking game. Use warez to penetrate ICE, mine for password fragments and break into database of various companies. You play as Lance, a novice hacker in 2033.
|24.99||N/A||Oct 29, 2021|
Become a hacker and build your online reputation to the top by discovering a simplified and enjoyable version of real-life hacking methods. Complete contracts, buy new programs, upgrade your computer, crack wifi networks and infiltrate peoples or companies online systems.
|24.99||76.6%||Oct 20, 2021|
|World of Haiku|
Entering the World of Haiku is the first step to acquiring the critical, real-world skills needed to become a cybersecurity professional. This is the first and only gamified cyberpunk experience that teaches you real-world hacking skills and tools as you advance through the game missions.
|24.99||79.8%||Jul 22, 2022|
Joe, an experienced programmer at a reputable technology company, is fired by a director of the company, after having a romantic relationship with the director's wife. Very angry about the situation, Joe starts studying hacking, to get revenge for his firing.
|2.99||N/A||Jun 3, 2022|
When you have a top-of-the-line hacking deck armed with a 56.6k modem and a staggering 256k RAM, it means just one thing: you answer only to the highest bidder.
|19.99||92.2%||Jul 25, 2016|
CHAQS is an instructive CTF (Capture The Flag) game that performs the basic functions of an operating system. While it meets your expectations from an operating system to a certain extent with the applications it contains, CHAQS progresses in the direction of more challenges in terms of gameplay.
|9.9||80%||Nov 1, 2022|
An infamous cybercriminal and owner of a luxurious underground marketplace tries to reclaim his position in the distrustful society of blackhat hackers and druglords. You must utilize your hacking and intelligence gathering skills in a race with worsening mental state and terrifying hallucinations.
|5.99||96.7%||Feb 20, 2023|
|Crypto: Against All Odds - Tower Defense|
Crypto: Against all odds is a tower defense game, where you take the role of a cybersecurity expert to fight against hackers and other blockchain threats in this cypherpunk interactive fiction. Combined with squad customization, base/tower building, and simulation. Defend the blockchain!
|6.99||86.3%||Mar 2, 2021|
Traverse the Datascape, hack ICE to explore their programs and make a run on the SimulaCom corp! If that's not your thing just explore a section of the Datascape. A compact experience with a message to discover.
|4.99||N/A||Oct 10, 2022|
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.
|49.99||82.9%||Nov 28, 2016|
After MI7 has been hacked, your primary goal is to bring a cyber-criminal network to justice. Played entirely from within the environment of your computer's desktop, Mainlining is a thrilling point and click hacking adventure that features a gripping narrative which will have you hooked from the very first case.
|12.99||79.6%||Jan 26, 2017|
|The Alpha 001|
Role-playing simulation of robots in the Middle Ages, the population of which has become extinct.
|2.99||N/A||Jan 18, 2021|
A story-rich, 3rd-person, investigative, psychological thriller set in a corporate dystopia where you'll help Theo Church escape from a psychiatric hospital using stealth and hacking elements to unravel the conspiracy that landed him there.
|14.99||N/A||Oct 26, 2022|
Become a military hacker and help your black ops team reach their goal in this noir cyberpunk tactical game. Scan, hack, overtake, control and manage high tech devices, vehicles and even enemy cyborgs with cutting-edge implants.
|14.99||45.7%||May 21, 2020|
A dead influencer. An obsessed detective. Three suspects. Piece the truth together by going through the victim’s phone messages, videos, and social media in the follow up to the critically acclaimed SIMULACRA.
|7.99||88.9%||Jan 30, 2020|
|Impossible Mission II|
Sequel to the equally-popular Impossible Mission, this classic 1980s action platformer sees you tasked with infiltrating a futuristic fortress, built to keep safe malicious mastermind Elvin Atombender. Now available on Steam for the first time, responsibility for saving the world rests with YOU!
|4.99||N/A||Sep 11, 2020|