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System Shock 2 appears on Steam

Being an old game, it took a great deal of effort to get System Shock 2 running on a modern computer. You’d need to delve into emulators, old drivers, almanacs, and consult druids before you could go toe-to-toe with SHODAN.

Then, in February, GOG released an updated version that would run just fine on a modern machine.

Yesterday it came to Steam, too.

You can pick it up here.

System Shock 2 is one of the best reviewed games of all time, sitting up there with Half-Life and Deus Ex as a first-person game which advanced what could be done with the genre. Co-developed by Irrational Games and Looking Glass Studios, it followed in the footsteps of the Thief games and led the way for Bioshock.

In fact, playing Bioshock and Bioshock Infinite today you will notice many parallels with System Shock 2 - audio diaries, malevolent unseen enemies, a world already past the point of disaster.

Essentially, if you like first-person games then you really, really need to pick up a copy. Particularly as it’s currently 30% off.

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VinsanityV22 Avatar
4 Years ago

How much does it cost on GOG? Oh that's right, it doesn't matter. I need to pick this up and there's no way it isn't worth whatever they're charging for it. I didn't play this back when it came out, but I do have an affinity for shooters from the era, and still play Quake, Unreal, Jedi Knight, Shogo and others thanks to all the rereleases on Steam and GOG. And games like Xonotic that evoke classic shooters today.


I really couldn't give less of a sh** about the mainstream, homogenized, "It's like Gears of War or Call of Duty" shooters that the megapublishers are pumping out these days for the masses. FPS' used to be special; they used to try different things to stand out. Now, risk averse publishers seem content with making games that FIT IN with whatever's most popular. With a few exceptions (Bethesda and Take Two don't seem much interested in chasing the White Whales that are Call of Duty and Gears of War, thank god)


So really, it's amazing I put off buying this for so long. It came out in February? REALLY? Where was I? I gotta tune into "This Week on GOG" more on their Youtube channel...

coldcorpse Avatar
4 Years ago

Instabuy. I really like the DRM-free idea of GOG but Steam is the best solution for PC gaming as of now.