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System Shock 2





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System Shock 2





"Remember, it is my will that guided you here. It is my will that gave you your cybernetic implants, the only beauty in that meat you call a body. If you value that meat... you will do as I tell you."

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"Remember, it is my will that guided you here. It is my will that gave you your cybernetic implants, the only beauty in that meat you call a body. If you value that meat... you will do as I tell you."

The cult classic sci-fi horror FPS-RPG has returned.

You awake from the cold chill of your cryo-tube to discover cybernetic implants grafted to your flesh and the crew of the starship Von Braun slaughtered. The infected roam the halls, their screams and moans beckoning you to join them as the rogue artificial intelligence known as SHODAN taunts and ridicules your feeble attempt to unravel the horrifying mystery of the derelict starship Von Braun.

Your Training Has Prepared You For This:

  • Choose from 3 specialized branches of the military to utilize unique skills, weaponry, and paranormal psionic powers.

  • Upgrade and enhance your skills to improve hacking, weapon proficiency, and psionic abilities.

  • Discover cryptic audio logs, encounter ghostly apparitions and conduct research to give you the advantage in combat and unlock exotic weapons and items.

  • Play with up to three friends in multiplayer co-op (co-op works in Windows only)

  • System Shock™ 2 is a genre defining experience that established innovative game-play mechanics that are a staple of the FPS and RPG genre today. It has gone on to inspire some of the greatest titles of our generation with games including Deus Ex® and Bioshock®

  • Discover how a haunting story, innovative game-play and a terrifying atmosphere has made System Shock™ 2 one of the greatest games of all time.

The Mac OS version of System Shock 2 use a technology called "WINE" to function on those operating systems.

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Night Dive Studios
Irrational Games / Looking Glass Studios
Action, RPGs, Mac
Wednesday, August 11, 1999
English, German
Digital PC Download
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Minimum Requirements


  • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8
  • Processor: 1.8 GHz Processor
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 3D graphics card
  • DirectX®: 9.0c
  • Hard Drive: 2 GB HD space
  • Additional: Game Patched to version 2.42


  • OS: OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard
  • Processor: 1.8 GHz Processor
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 3D graphics card
  • Hard Drive: 2 GB HD space
  • Additional: Game Patched to version 2.42
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Inspiration for many modern shooter


System Shock 2 is an old and a classic game between shooters and RPG. I think System Shock was the first game to implement RPG element in a first person shooter game for the era, and the game still beautiful, challenging and the AI and enemies crazier as ever. This is one of the best game to start playing RPG or story driven shooter games before jumping into Bioshock, Half Life, Metro and the list goes on. Recommended.

It's like Half-Life but more complex.


System Shock 2 is a game about a man that wakes up on a ship under siege by zombies and a rampant AI. The only way to survive is to wrest control from the rogue AI with the help of another rogue AI. If you perform well, you get good boy points to spend on trendies power ups, skills and stat-boosts. The game is pretty challenging, you need to play very safely and careful. Conserving your ammunition, healing items and everything else is absolutely vital. You need to watch where you're going and make sure you don't trigger the security. The game is pretty scary and incredibly atmospheric. You will find cryptic audio logs made by your other crew members, some of which were recorded moments before their death. Its really cool because there's plenty of intertwining and individual stories told by the audio logs as you progress through the game, all of which eventually come to a tragic conclusion. There's plenty of different play-styles, there's melee weapons, PSI abilities (basically magic), explosive weapons, energy weapons and "exotic" weapons.

Overlooked game


Since the day it came out I was never the same, it changed my mind on what games can do and what games can be, it was the first fully 3D open-world(ish) game that had RPG elements and action in one place. The game has weapon repair skill. hacking skill, research skill mod skill and other, you also have PSI powers (if you train for that), it's like Mage in your typical RPG games - you can make objects move, you can fire with it and other stuff that you can unlock in upgrade stations. The game hasn't aged well, but if you can see through the graphics and models you will find one awesome game.

An old classic that is hard/funny now.


I recently bought this game because I kept hearing how great of a classic game it was. After playing it, I can completely see how it was amazing for it's time. Now however, it can be played as a funny game. I did enjoy it from that perspective. The graphics are old and I found myself laughing out loud at the characters because they looked barely recognizable as humans. The monsters look like blobs of colors that moan. But it's charming because of that. The game play is staple FPS stuff, so nothing special there. The story is well thought out, but kind of cheesy. If you have nostalgia for this game, buy it. If you want a cheap laugh, buy it.

Hardcore Classic RPG


This is one of those classics that any fan of RPGs and even shooters has to play at least once in their life. Very few will be able to handle the intense difficulty, but it is worth it. This is the spiritual beginnings of Bioshock and many other action RPGs that have come after it. It seamlessly combines character progression and skill accumulation with action gunning gameplay. The enemies, akin to zombies but have guns, may look graphically aged - but they will come to terrify you. If you are looking for a classic, philosophical and enjoyable experience - get this game.

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