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Game #1114
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  System Shock    View all Top Dogs in this genre
RPG   First-person

Rating: 9.14 (2231 votes)

System Shock box cover

System Shock screenshot
Looking Glass Technologies' magnum opus before 1998's acclaimed Thief was a vast technical improvement over the earlier classics in the Ultima Underworld series. One of the most sought-after underdogs of all time, System Shock is a sci-fi action/RPG at its best, featuring a vast world, gripping plot centered around a sentient computer gone awry, plenty of high-tech gadgets, and puzzles that integrate seamlessly with well-designed 3D levels. The only downsides are the less-than-intuitive controls and uninspired cyberspace sections. Otherwise, a true classic in every respect.

Note: there has been a new "enhanced" edition released by Nightdive Studios that distinctly does enhance the experience with better controls and tons of QoL-improvements. The same team is busy working on a ground-up remake as well. Also, if you think you have done everything there is to do in the game, the excellent hacker's guide to sin will change your mind ;)

Reviewed by: Underdogs

Designer: Doug Church & Warren Spector
Developer: Looking Glass Technologies
Publisher: Origin Systems
Year: 1994
Software Copyright: Origin Systems
Theme: Cyberpunk, Epic
Multiplayer:  
None that we know of
System Requirements: DOS
Where to get it:
Related Links: System Shock site, TTLG.com's System Shock 1 Fansite Hub, System Shock remake
Links:    
If you like this game, try: System Shock 2, Strife, Terra Nova: Strike Force Centauri

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