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System Shock

System Shock Remake

A remake of the 1994's System Shock. The original game was developed by Looking Glass Studios and is considered a classic of the genre, combining shooter mechanics with RPG elements in a cyberpunk setting.

Action | FPP | cyberpunk | science fiction | RPG elements | reeditions/remasters/remakes | action adventure | action RPG | immersive sim

System Shock Release Date

30May2023

PC

21May2024

XONE PS4 PS5 XSX

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System Shock Remake is a remake of an iconic FPS with RPG elements from 1994. The original game was developed by Looking Glass Studios, while the remake was created by Night Dive.

Plot

System Shock Remake is set in 2072, on the Citadel space station belonging to the TriOptimum corporation. The player character is a hacker tasked with hacking SHODAN, the AI controlling the facility in order to steal valuable data on a newly developed biological weapon.

As a reward for completing the assignment, the protagonist receives a cutting-edge neurological implant. The surgery is demanding, though, with the hacker needing to stay in a coma for six months to recover. The game proper begins once he wakes up, only to learn that his actions removed SHODAN's ethical restraints. Now free to do as she pleases, the AI took over the station, reprogramed the security systems and turned the crew into mutants and cyborgs.

Mechanics

In terms of gameplay mechanics, System Shock Remake is a cross between an FPS and an RPG. The game uses first-person perspective, the player tasked with exploring massive maps, completing objectives and fighting enemies. The battles are real-time, their outcome depending more on the player's skills than the character's stats. Progressing through the game rewards us with upgrades used to develop our talents.

The game also features an extensive hacking system. Hacking is represented by an FPP virtual world inhabited by security programs.

Technical aspects

System Shock Remake recreates the original game's campaign but also modernizes many of its elements. The visuals have been recreated from scratch, while the interface and controls were redone to resemble modern first-person shooters.

The remake runs on the Unity engine. Robb Waters, the artist responsible for the original game's characters and locations, returned to work on the remake as well, letting the game retain the atmosphere of the 1994 original.

Last updated on 26 April 2024

Game mode: single player  

Expectations: 6.3 / 10 based on 315 votes.

PEGI rating System Shock

Age rating. The PEGI rating considers the age suitability of a game, not the level of difficulty. Game contains bad language. Game contains depictions of violence.

System Shock System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Minimum:
  • Intel Core i5-2400 3.1 GHz / AMD FX-8320 3.5 GHz
  • 4 GB RAM
  • graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 670 / Radeon HD 7870 or better
  • 10 GB HDD
  • Windows 7/8.1/10 64-bit
  • Recommended:
  • Intel Core i7-3770 3.4 GHz / AMD FX-8350 4.0 GHz
  • 8 GB RAM
  • graphic card 4 GB GeForce GTX 970 / Radeon R9 290 or better
  • 10 GB HDD
  • Windows 7/8.1/10 64-bit
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