Mu Complex: Episode 2
Studio Cime's hacking simulation/puzzle game/secret cyberpunk dream machine Mu Complex: Episode One delighted us with its text-based tale of espionage as you hacked your way from one computer to the next. Now, Mu Complex: Episode 2 is here, and it's time for you to blow the dust from another set of keyboards and dive deeper into the mysterious building hiding its secrets from you. To play, and you really should play the first episode before this one, just type commands and hit enter to execute them. Type "help" for a list of commands to get you started, but don't expect much hand-holding here, since Mu Complex is very much all on you when it comes to figuring things out. Its minimalistic presentation and somber atmosphere keep you hooked as you work your way through files and e-mails, and figuring out what you're supposed to do is always a thrill. The Mu Complex games aren't for players who prefer a lot of direction and hints, but if the thought of having to rely on your wits and (simulated) hacking abilities thrills you, this next installment is right up your alley.