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. You use the money you earn to upgrade your computer systems, and to buy new software and tools. As your experience level increases you find more dangerous and profitable missions become available. You can speculate on a fully working stock market (and even influence its outcome). You can modify peoples academic or criminal records. You can divert money from bank transfers into your own accounts. You can even take part in the construction of the most deadly computer virus ever designed.
"Welcome to the Uplink Corporation!" cheerfully greets you in white pixels splashed across a black screen. You sit there, a bit befuddled for a moment, and then you realize you are here for a job. And not just any ordinary job, oh no, you are about to be hired by the world's leader in computer espionage and high tech crime. As an agent for the Uplink, you will have at your disposal all the resources you need to make a prosperous living stealing data, forging records, destroying mainframes, and framing innocent people. And that is just before breakfast! Uplink by Introversion Software, at first glance looks like something you would put back on the shelf at your local game store. This game has no fancy graphics, no thrumming hard hitting soundtrack, no one shot kills, and no massive armies at your disposal to conquer worlds. Do not be decieved!! If you did put it back, you would be missing out on one of the most creative, enticing and compelling games to grace a hard drive. Uplink is simply a game about the player versus the world. Everything is fair game, and anything can be had... if you are good enough. Toss aside those other shallow games that get stale after a few weeks, and get ready for a real challenge!