Cyber War Games


The wargames offered by the OverTheWire community can help you to learn and practice security concepts in the form of fun-filled games.  Wargames are a form of ladder challenge.
To find out more about a certain wargame, just visit its page linked from the menu on the left.

If you have a problem, a question or a suggestion, you can join us on IRC.

Suggested order to play the games in

  1. Bandit
  2. Leviathan or Natas or Krypton
  3. Narnia
  4. Behemoth
  5. Utumno
  6. Maze

Getting started Guide for Bandit

Example to connect to Bandit use the password for level 0 is bandit0

ssh -p 2220


  • Bandit         Will help you learn about regex matching, permission and using Linux with Git.
  • Natas          Will introduce you to Web Security basics(if you are a beginner it is good)
  • Leviathan    You will not be so lucky to have hints. Use whatever you have learned in bandit.
  • Krypton       Field of Cryptography(very basic, Python usage increases)
  • Narnia         Beginning of binary exploitation (goes above my head)
  • Behemoth
  • Utumno
  • Maze
  • Vortex
  • Semtex
  • Manpage
  • Drifter

How to connect?

To get access to the warzone, go to and follow the instructions. (SSL) and request access.

You will receive an OpenVPN config file containing all the information you need to connect to the warzone. On a Linux commandline, you can run the following command as root to connect to the warzone (assuming you named the received file “myconfig.ovpn”):

openvpn myconfig.ovpn

Of course, in order to use OpenVPN on your computer, you will need to install it first. Use Google to figure out how to install OpenVPN on your Operating System.