High tech computer crime and industrial espionage on the Internet of 2010.
Uplink is a game about movie-style hacking. You play as an agent of the Uplink company, and make a living by hacking into rival computer systems, stealing research data, sabotaging other companies, laundering money, erasing evidence, and framing innocent people.
As you complete these jobs for various people, you earn cash to buy new hardware and software. A better CPU helps you crack passwords faster. More memory lets you store more programs and information at once. A higher version of a bypass program will get you in faster to avoid being traced.
The game is highly addictive, even if it is a load of Hollywood hacker fluff.
Currently available for both Windows and Linux.