"Is Hacker something you need to play now, after all that time? Doubtful. By today's standards, the game demands an unreasonable amount of patience for practically no return value. With a FAQ in hand it can be played through in 15 minutes (the complete solution can be summed up in about 200 words), but then nothing of what made this a cult classic in the first place works at all. But you've got to admire how successful Hacker was at the time just for doing things so differently, and that's what my grade is based on."