PWN: Combat Hacking is a strategy game with a difference. Rather than battling it out over digitally realised terrain with little tanks and soldiers, you're fighting against firewalls and other security in an attempt to break into a secure server.
Your weapons here are viruses and trojans, and the nodes you're trying to capture are actual nodes rather than places on a battlefield where terrifying monsters spawn. The whole game looks gorgeous, with a stylish cyberpunk aesthetic that should at the very least keep your eyes interested for a while.
“I’ve always loved those ludicrously fake hacking scenes that you see in movies, and it seemed like the perfect premise for a video game,” said Erik Asmussen, 82 Apps’ designer and developer in a press release. “My goal was to take that electrifying sense of technological empowerment and combine it with fast-paced, competitive gameplay.”
If you like the sound of that you can grab PWN: Combat Hacking right now from the App Store for $1.99. Or, if you're not quite convinced, check out the trailer we've embedded below to give you a decent idea of what you can expect in the game.