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You Can Get System Shock 2 For Free, Right Now

I still remember when people came out in droves and rubbished on Bioshock because they were like, “Nah, it’s just a weaker version of System Shock 2?” And then when System Shock 2 was finally re-released digitally, everyone realised how absurdly good it was.

If you haven’t played it, now’s your opportunity — because Good Old Games are giving it away for free.

Talks About Making System Shock 3 Are Happening

In a new interview, the company responsible for reviving and bringing back a plethora of classics into the digital age has revealed that it has held some discussions about the possibility of making a third System Shock game.

Solarix Wants To Be A Scary Deus Ex, But Something's Missing

Should I care about Solarix? Yes and no. I really love what Solarix tries to achieve — a new game in the mould of the original Deus Ex or System Shock 2 — but it lacks their spirit, their soul.

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.

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