Icarus Effect is set in a dystopian reality in a world of metahumans, where you have the opportunity to experience the life of a cybernetically-enhanced, technopathic hacker who works with the Enhanced soldiers of the black operations division of the renowned international military agency, EAGLES.
As the only technopath on the payroll of the black operations division working under the EAGLES, your primary objective is to gather sensitive intelligence on your enemies through unscrupulous means and disseminate vital information to your assigned agents in the field. In the years that you have worked to rise to the apex of the division’s pecking order, you have come to earn the utmost respect and trust of your operatives and superiors.
When a lethal information leak strikes the heart of the organization and drives wedges between already strained relationships, you were deeply astonished and wounded as your superiors instantly turned on you, betraying you in the deepest manner possible by publicly branding you as the traitor. And in doing so, they have unchained the hounds and wolves that you raised with your own nurturing hand, turning them loose on you. Hunted down savagely, by none other than the friends that you worked with.
You had no choice, you had nothing on them. You had to run. Run and hide.
But the people you worked with, they are more than what they appear on the surface. They are not just cunning hounds and shrewd wolverines – these are people that have become intimately familiar with your methods and your own behavioral patterns.