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Hackers - Join the Cyberwar!

By Paul Semel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Breaking in requires busting out cash in OK sim.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this app.

Community Reviews

age 17+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 17+

Don't Bother with this game

Warning do not play this game its a hassle and complete waste of time.
age 17+



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  • Personal information is not sold or rented to third parties.
  • Unclear whether personal information are shared for third-party marketing.
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  • Unclear whether data are collected by third-parties for their own purposes.
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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (2 ):

While this hacking strategy game has an interesting premise, it's greedier than it is strategic. Though Hackers - Join the Cyberwar! could involve puzzles or thinking of some kind, players simply click on a node in a spiderweb-looking graphical interface, click a hacking program, and wait to see if those hacking systems are better than the opponents'. And that's kind of it. Even when someone attacks you, the mechanics are basically the same. Its slick style and intriguing premise might entice kids. However, it's tempting to spend real money to get a leg up. It's also not the most stable game as it sometimes disconnects randomly, which can mess up a big hack. Some parents of tech-savvy kids also might question if the idea of malicious hacking is something to encourage in a game, but since it's so superficial, the impact is probably low.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad , Android
  • Pricing structure: Free (with optional in-app purchases)
  • Release date: October 5, 2016
  • Category: Strategy Games
  • Publisher: Trickster Arts
  • Version: 1.004
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 9.1 or later; Android 4.0.3 and up
  • Last updated: September 9, 2021

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