Tagged With system shock 2

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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.

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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.

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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.