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Spirits of Xanadu Channels System Shock Levels Of Creepy

The word “Xanadu” is not particularly terrifying, unless the thought of Olivia Newton-John turns your legs into a gelatine-based foodstuff. The System Shock 2-inspired Spirits of Xanadu isn’t letting this get in the way of its scariness however, with the just-released horror shooter making its debut on Steam.

You Have 16 Hours To Buy 8 PC Classics For $1.99

I once played $2 for a Banana in Circular Quay. It was a good banana, but no banana on this earth could compete with eight PC games on Steam, so I’m gonna go right ahead and say that this new All Stars Bundle, which costs $1.99US is better value than the banana I once ate.

With New Mod, Fans Are Making Sure System Shock 2 Never Ends

There are few games with more loyal followings than System Shock 2, Ken Levine’s classic sci-fi horror game. System Shock Infinite, an ambitious fan mod, kicks into gear as the game ends.

15 Years On, System Shock 2 Is Still Being Patched

There’s no two ways about it: System Shock 2 is an ancient, if venerable relic of gaming’s past. Yet, here we are in 2015 and you can download it for $US10 from Steam or GOG right now and play one of the most important (and terrifying) first-person shooters ever made. And it’s still being patched!

System Shock 2 Now Has An (Unofficial) Sequel

Classic PC RPG System Shock 2, without which there would be no BioShock series, was released in 1999. It never got an official sequel, but that hasn’t stopped fans from putting one together.

It's Chess Meets Hamlet

Briefly: “It’s chess meets Hamlet. OK, maybe not Hamlet. But it’s a start.” Ken Levine, of BioShock and System Shock 2 fame, wrote an interesting review of Shadow of Mordor this week in which he praises its novel ability to tell stories that players “build for themselves simply by playing the game.” Read it over at Matter.

What System Shock 2's Greatest Scene Would Look Like Today

There’s a horrifying scene PC gamers of a certain generation will never forget. It takes place midway through System Shock 2, the predecessor to BioShock and, to many who played it, the scariest game ever made. One fan has been hard at work recreating the game’s iconic plot-twist, and it looks scarier than ever.

BioShock's Terrifying Predecessor Turns 15 Today

Before there was BioShock, there was System Shock 2. The first full title produced by Irrational Games when it was still a tiny spin-off from Looking Glass Studios, this terrifying hybrid of a first person shooter and RPG first came out 15 years ago today. Let’s all remember in turn just how scared we were when we first stepped into the Von Braun spaceship.

An Artist Is Faithfully Recreating System Shock 2's Greatest Scene

Playing System Shock 2 is a frightening experience, and no moment is quite as shocking as seeing the face of the villain SHODAN for the first time. Now, one modeler is taking the time to render that scene in all its glory (Spoilers ahead).

This Is What The Little Sisters In BioShock Started Out As

Briefly: Who would have guessed that this is what the Little Sisters inBioShock started out as? Eurogamer just published a thorough report on the origins of the seminal first person shooter that’s worth a close read.