System Shock Looking Glass / Electronic Arts 1994

Released in the fall of 1994 this game is all about flexibility. It was both playable as shooter or as action-adventure, a choice which was made in the beginning of the game. Compared to Doom there's a lot more story and more (flexible) controls which of course makes this game more complicated. As a novelty you could now look up and down, even jump and duck. Unfortunately not a lot of people picked this game up when it was released, which is a shame. The masses wanted action, with SS they got a lot more. This was the most realistic setting ever. Loads of weapons (with upgrades), various drugs (which enhanced stats), jumpboots, .. the list of novelties was endless. If you took something to enhance your vision chances were that after the effect wore off you would have some sensory deprivation. The story: you're a hacker who, after a long cryosleep, wakes up as the only survivor on the spacestation Citadel. You're still in contact with earth through a neural uplink. It seems that the computer Shodan (with some help?) has taken over the station and wants to expand it's powers. Of course you have to fight the various robots and mutants through a lot of huge and entertaining levels. There are a lot of puzzles and with the help of data- disks and survivors the story gets revealed. Expect some great twists and evil plots. Another novelty is that you have to go into cyberspace. System Shock was regarded by many as the best game ever. The cd-version was launched in 1995 and featured voice-overs and higher resolutions which make the game playable even today. A milestone in gaming. In 2015, an Enhanced Edition was released that features: higher resolution support: up to 1024x768, and 854x480 widescreen mode; Mouselook support added; Remappable keys with three profiles to choose from -original controls, custom controls, and lefthanded controls; Some original game bugs fixed.

See also: #System Shock Remastered

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Modern Remake + Singleplayer Campaign
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Full Demo ( @ Arcades 3D)
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Full Demo ( @ Juego Viejo)
WinXP patch
Rawrite Floppy images 12MB (uploaded by Scaryfun)
ISO Demo 193MB (uploaded by Egon68)
Video Reviews
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System Shock Classic v2.0.0.3, System Shock Enhanced v2.1.0.4 - GOG Digital ISO Demos + Goodies 375MB\724MB (uploaded by scaryfun)

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