This System Shock Remake guide is a comprehensive overview of all levels of space station Citadel on which you must avoid the aggressive artificial intelligence SHODAN and its machines. In the guide, we focused on discussing the most common problems and presented solutions for the most difficult puzzles. You will also find out, e.g. how to get the best equipment, how to unlock both endings of System Shock Remake and how to get 100% of the available achievements.
Our interactive map of all floors of the Citadel should be useful in exploring the game's world.
- System Shock Remake: Guide content
- System Shock Remake: Tips and Tricks
- System Shock Remake: Basics
- System Shock Remake: FAQ
- System Shock Remake: Secrets and collectibles
- System Shock Remake: Puzzles
- System Shock Remake: Endings
- System Shock Remake: PC system requirements
- System Shock Remake: Game length
- System Shock Remake: Language versions
- System Shock Remake: Release date
System Shock Remake: Guide content
Our guide opens with Tips and tricks where you can learn how to play the game, how to deal with unique game mechanics and how to die less often. Other pages in the basics section have, e.g. a list of all weapons, tips on the cyberspace, descriptions of mini-games where you have to solve puzzles with junction boxes, or the list of difficulty level settings.
The FAQ chapter with answers to frequently asked questions is a huge part of the guide. It explains, e.g. how to save the game, how to restor health and energy, how to permanently increase inventory, how to protect yourself from radiation what to spend credits on, how to protect yourself from death, how to reduce enemy respawn or how to reduce Level Security indicator.
System Shock Remake has many secrets and collectibles. We have divided them into categories: keycards, door codes, wares, weapon upgrades and unique Skully. In the Puzzles chapter, you will find solutions to the most difficult puzzles encountered in the game. These are, e.g. the Delta Grove chess puzzle, disabling the mining laser, jettison Beta Grove, or activating the self-destruct procedure. Solutions for these puzzles can be helpful because the game does not have a built-in log with mission objectives.
The guide ends with the chapter on unlocking the good and the bad ending. You will also find a trophy guide, information about the controls and system requirements, a page about the length of System Shock Remake or information about multiplayer.
System Shock Remake: Tips and Tricks
- Don't forget to save the game frequently. It is very easy to die in System Shock Remake or make a mistake, e.g. by losing a quest item.
- Manage your inventory wisely. It has a limited capacity and even after expanding it is still relatively small. Get rid of unnecessary things or turn them into scrap to get credits.
- Always carry medicines. The hero's health doesn't auto-regenerate. It can also drop to zero really fast. You can get medicines as loot or by buying them.
- Use Restoration Bays and Power Stations. They restore health and energy respectively. Using them is free.
- Carefully explore all locations. It is easy to miss important collectibles, such as keycards, unique weapons or key items.
- Destroy traps from a distance. The dangerous are, e.g. moving small robots that explode and cause huge damage when they approach the hero.
More tips and tricks can be found here: Tips and tricks.
System Shock Remake: Basics
- List of all weapons - On the page, we posted a list of all weapons and explosives available in the game. We also show where you can find each type of weapon for the first time.
- Cyberspace - This page describes cyberspace terminals, which allow you to move to the inner network of the Citadel to, for example, to lift various blockades.
- Puzzles - Junction Boxes - In the guide, we described 2 main types of puzzles - mini-games with creating a connection and getting the correct voltage. By completing them, you can open new passages on the map.
- Difficulty levels - On the page, we described all difficulty levels for combat, cyberspace and puzzles. You will also find out if you can change the level of the challenge after starting the game.
- Combat basics - We have prepared various tips on fighting cyborgs, machines and organic opponents.
System Shock Remake: FAQ
- How to restore health? - Here we described all the ways to restore health partially or fully.
- How to regenerate Energy? - This page describes how to partially or fully restore the blue energy bar.
- How to increase the inventory capacity? - You will quickly come across a problem with full inventory. Here we describe how to deal with it.
- How to avoid radiation and biological contamination? - Deadly radiation and other contaminations are a serious threat. We explain how to protect yourself from radiation and how to get rid of radiation sickness.
- How to lower the level security? - Each floor of the Citadel has its own separate Level Security indicator and we show you how to reduce it to 0%.
- Is there Fast Travel in the game? - You may want to return to previous decks. Here we explain whether there is fast travel or other ways to move around the station faster.
- How and where to get credits? - In the game you can collect and spend credits. We suggest how easy it is to get rich and how best to use your coins.
- What are the consequences of death? - In System Shock Remake, you have a chance to reborn after death. Here, we will tell you how to do it. We also describe what happens when you get the game over screen.
- How to destroy turrets? - Hopper turrets can be a serious problem at the beginning of the game. We have posted tips on how to sabotage, evade or destroy enemy turrets.
- How to save the game? - In System Shock Remake, you can use automatic and manual saves. We have described all their types.
- How to holster a weapon? - During the game, you may encounter the problem with the inability to holster weapons. We describe how to do this.
- How to open the Medical Armory? - We explain how to open 2 armories on the Medical deck, including those that require a code to open the door.
- What are ID Tags? - You'll learn about the ID Tags found on the corpses of Citadel employees and whether they have practical use.
- What is the Scrap for? - We answer the question of whether is it worth keeping scrap.
- Does code 0451 work? - Learn whether you can open the first door you encounter with code 0451.
- What is the code for Robot Maintenance? - Find out where is the random code to room on the Research Labs deck and what lies behind the door.
- Do enemies respawn? - Our guide explains whether new opponents can appear on the map in place of the defeated ones and whether it is possible to limit the respawn.
- How to identify enemies? - We have described the ware that lets you scan opponents, to, e.g. learn about their health or sabotage their systems.
- Is there a time limit? - You will find information of whether System Shock has to be finished within a certain time limit.
System Shock Remake: Secrets and collectibles
- Keycards - We posted a list of all keycards which are required to open the locked doors and to explore all the decks of the Citadel in 100 percent.
- Wares - Wares are implants that can help your character in, e.g. exploration, combat, or finding secrets. We have prepared a list of all wares and their better versions (V2, V3).
- Weapon modifications - During the game, you can get weapons upgrades, thanks to which you will improve, for example, firepower or magazine capacity. We have created a list of Mod-Kit Stations where you can buy upgrades.
- Code list - Finding and checking audio logs and USB drives can lead to discovering 3-digit door codes. The guide describes how to obtain all combinations for doors that can be entered using keyboards.
- Skully - You'll find out where all 10 skulls are hidden. Skully is a type of secrets that can also be treated as easter eggs.
System Shock Remake: Puzzles
- Isotope X-22 - On the page we explain where to find isotope X-22 in Research Labs and where to place the isotope on the Reactor deck. This will activate the radiation shield.
- Disabling the mining laser - It's a complicated puzzle with sabotaging laser stations in the Research Labs. We tell you how to get Security Override Code and where to use it in the Reactor.
- Chess puzzle - We described the rules of the optional chess puzzle in the Delta Grove. It's solution is random so you need to understand its requirements correctly.
- Jettison Beta Grove - It's a very complex puzzle in the Management deck whose ultimate goal is to detach the contaminated Beta Grove from the main part of the Citadel.
- Repair relay 428 - We explain when the repair objective appears, where is the relay on the Maintenance deck and what steps are required to perform the repair.
- Destroy 4 antennas - Here you will learn how to unlock rooms with antennas and sabotage 4 antennas in Systems Engineering.
- Reactor's self-destruct procedure - We have described an extensive puzzle of completing the self-destruct code, reaching the reactor and activating the self-destruct procedure of the Citadel station.
- Use a life pod - On the page we explained where are the life pods on the Flight Deck, how to unlock them and what is the life pods' code.
System Shock Remake: Endings
- Good ending - On the page we describe the main ending during which you stop SHODAN.
- Bad ending - Here we described how to unlock the hidden bad ending which will allow SHODAN to implement its plans and lead to the hero's tragic finale.
System Shock Remake: PC system requirements
Below are the minimum requirements for System Shock Remake:
- Processor: Intel Core i5-2400/AMD FX-8320 (or better)
- RAM: 4 GB
- Graphics card: NVIDIA GTX 670/AMD Radeon HD 7870 (or better)
- Operating System: Windows 7/8/10 (64-bits)
- Disk space: 2 GB
You can find more information on this topic on a separate page of our guide: System requirements.
System Shock Remake: Game length
A regular playthrough of System Shock Remake the first time should take you about 15-20 hours. You can spend even more time if you want to explore the maps very carefully to find 100% of their loot and secrets.
More information on how long it takes to complete the game is on the page: Game length.
System Shock Remake: Language versions
System Shock Remake is available in numerous languages - this concerns the dialog subtitles, on-screen text and the user interface. Dialogues and audio logs are available in English.
More information about the available languages can be found on a separate page: Language versions.
System Shock Remake: Release date
System Shock Remake was released on PC on May 30th, 2023.
Console releases are scheduled for a later date. We described it more precisely on the page: Console versions (PS4, PS5 and Xbox).
About System Shock Remake Guide
Author : Radoslaw "Wacha" Wasik for gamepressure.com
Translator : Mateusz "Ictius" Sawka
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System Shock Video Game
- genre: Action
- developer: Nightdive Studios
- publisher: Nightdive Studios
- platform: PC, PS4, XONE