Keycards are one of the most important types of collectibles in System Shock Remake. On this page of the guide we supply a list of all Keycards appearing on The Citadel. Acquiring all of them will not only help you access certain areas but also help in completing the levels 100%.
- Keycard #1 - Standard (STD)
- Keycard #2 - Medical (MED)
- Keycard #3 - Personal 1 (PER-1)
- Keycard #4 - Group 1 (GP1)
- Keycard #5 - Engineering Department (ENG)
- Keycard #6 - Science Department (SCI)
- Keycard #7 - Group 3 (GP3)
- Card #8 - Admin level (ADM)
- Keycard #9 - Group B (GPB)
- Keycard #10 - Security Department (SEC)
- Keycard #11 - Personal 5 (PER5)
- Keycard #12 - Command (CMD)
- Important information regarding Keycards
Keycard #1 - Standard (STD)
Obtaining the first keycard is a story event. You will find it right after the prologue and waking up on the Medical Deck. Check the side room - the card is in a open chest.
Keycard #2 - Medical (MED)
This Keycard is found in the Medical Deck. You'll find it on a shelf in Delta section in the same room where you can enter the cyberspace.
Keycard #3 - Personal 1 (PER-1)
The card is in the room of Dr. Nathan D'Arcy which is in the northern part of the Medical deck.
Keycard #4 - Group 1 (GP1)
Found on Medical Deck. It's in a suitcase in a room with a mutant in the nothern part of the Deck.
Keycard #5 - Engineering Department (ENG)
Card #5 is in Research Lab Deck. You need to find the fusebox marked in the screenshot. Completing the puzzle involving it will open an airlock.
Get past the narrow tunnels and you'll reach the room from screenshot 1. Search the bodies marked on the screenshot to find it.
Alternatively, the keycard can also be found on the Systems Engineering deck. You can then use it to open the nearby doors.
Keycard #6 - Science Department (SCI)
Card #6 is in Admin Security room located on Research Labs Deck. Found next to a cyborg's body or if needed, a second copy is on the desk.
Keycard #7 - Group 3 (GP3)
Look for Group 3 in Computer Room in the southern part of Research Labs. To find it, you need to look for a corspe in the bottom area.
Card #8 - Admin level (ADM)
This access card is found on the Executive Deck and will be needed to explore the whole of the deck. Look for it in the canteen, at one of the corpses.
Keycard #9 - Group B (GPB)
The keycard is on the Security deck. You need to explore the northwest area. It will be on the corpse of a cyborg lying in the corner of the room.
Keycard #10 - Security Department (SEC)
The keycard is on the Security deck. You must reach the western office on the upper floor of this deck, which is located next to the recreation area.
Keycard #11 - Personal 5 (PER5)
Reach the Security deck and head to the northern area where you have to defeat a boss called Cyborg Degio. This time, the opponent will not disappear after you win the fight. Search the remains of the cyborg to find the keycard.
Keycard #12 - Command (CMD)
The keycard is available on the last deck - Bridge. You must defeat a boss called Cortex Reaver and then search the remains of the destroyed machine. You need the keycard to unlock the cyberspace terminal for the final duel with SHODAN.
Important information regarding Keycards
The main use of Keycards is unlocking access to new areas - these may be mandatory (required for the main story to progress) or optional side rooms. When trying to open a locked door, the game may display a message in the upper left corner that a Keycard is required.
Some Keycards appear in a few instances but only one copy is required. Sometimes, they are different Keycards of the same category e.g. Group 1 and Group 3. In such cases, you should get one copy of each.
In the bottom right corner of the map, the abbreviations of names of carried Keycards will appear. Fortunately, Keycards don't take up inventory space.