Twenty one years after its first release, System Shock is back!
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Very Positive (12 reviews) - 91% of the 12 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (196 reviews) - 92% of the 196 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 22, 2015

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“While certain aspects of System Shock don't hold up in today's world, a surprising amount of them do. New players, like myself, can jump right in and have a very enjoyable experience, full of atmosphere and action. The enhanced version is exactly what it claims to be, and makes the game way more playable than the original version.”
90 – Destructoid

“System Shock: Enhanced Edition is the best way to play an immortal classic.”
90 – Multiplayer it

“If you haven’t played System Shock before, there’s never been a better time. Whether you’re into shooters or RPGs; or just want to experience a cyberpunk romp with a good beat, this one is for you.”
85 – COGconnected

About This Game



A first-person fight to the death in the depths of space.

You're a renowned hacker, the most notorious cyberspace thief in the corporate world. Caught during a risky break-in, you become indentured to Diego, a greedy Trioptium exec who bankrolls a rare cyberjack implant operation. After six months in a healing coma, you awaken to the twisted aftermath of a terrible disaster. Where are the surgeons? Why is the station in such disrepair? Slowly, the chilling realization that something is very wrong creeps over you.
Once a prime corporate research facility, Citadel now teems with mindless cyborgs, robots and terribly mutated beings, all programmed to serve SHODAN, a ruthless A.I. There's scarcely time to think before it unleashes the first terror...

Twenty one years after its first release, System Shock is back!

The Enhanced Edition adds a modern touch to this true classic gem, without taking anything from its unmistakable atmosphere.
See for yourself that the game that has been called the benchmark for intelligent first-person gaming, has lost nothing of its ability to keep you on the edge of your seat.


System Shock: Enhanced Edition features:
  • Higher resolution support: up to 1024x768, and 854x480 widescreen mode.
  • Mouselook support added.
  • Remappable keys with three profiles to choose from: original controls, custom controls, and lefthanded controls.
  • Some original game bugs fixed.

Gameplay features:
  • Rocket through cyberspace to steal information, hack security and grapple with watchdog defense programs enslaved to a maniacal computer.
  • Survive battle after battle against armies of killer cyborgs and deadly robots as you collect hardware attachments, life-sustaining patches and deadly weapons to combat mindless mutants.
  • Test your intelligence by solving puzzles, rewiring access panels and outwitting SHODAN in its own cyber-realm.
  • Enjoy the vastly improved controls and graphics of the Enhanced Edition - or keep your experience as close to the original as possible with the Classic version.

Included Extras located in your Steam\SteamApps\common\SS1EE\Bonus Content folder!
  • Enhanced Edition Quick Start Guide
  • Original Manual (English, German, French)
  • Game Maps
  • I.C.E. BREAKER - Official Origin Hint Book
  • System Shock - Strategies & Secrets - Strategy Guide
  • OST - (Midi, MP3, FLAC)
  • TV Commercial

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 1 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 128 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Any 100% OpenGL capable card (Card or Onboard)
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: 100% DirectX capable sound card or on-board audio
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Any 100% OpenGL capable card (Card or Onboard)
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: 100% DirectX capable sound card or on-board audio
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MegaMattroid
24.7 hrs
Posted: August 11
FOR TEH LAZY PEOPLES

System Shock: Enhanced Edition is a fun, enjoyable FPS that takes you to a space station filled with dead crew members caused from the evil AI shodan. Its great music, gameplay, and atmosphere make it an amazing game.

STORY

You wake up from a 6 month sleep to see Citadel Station rekt from rogue robots, bizarre mutants, and corpses........everywhere. All of this thanks to the evil AI Shodan. Someone has to put a stop to this and after taking a look you realise........its you...and only you. Good luck. :D

GAMEPLAY

You get to explore a deadly Citidel Station filled with robots, mutants, and traps. Whats better than that? Well, all of that with cool futuristic weapons (with limited ammo of course), cyberjacks that allow you to travel into cyberspace to get access to new areas, special access cards needed to go open certain doors, puzzels and codes used to progress through the station, and crew logs that tell you exposition, hints, and locations of items.

MUSIC

The music in System Shock: Enhanced Edition is amazing! You can jam out to some tracks or get creeped out by others. Either way I loved it.

FINAL THOUGHTS

System Shock: Enhanced Edition is a great horror FPS, and you should totally get it.
Really great game/10.
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Plissken
2.5 hrs
Posted: August 9
Why aren't there more games like this?!?!?
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deathfromthesea
16.9 hrs
Posted: August 6
One of the greatest games in all time. Later inspired the other greatest games of all time like system shock 2, deus ex, and bioshock.
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LegendaryThunder
14.7 hrs
Posted: August 6
From playing the demo on the old Coconut monkey island demo disks to owning the original cd version and finally installing the steam variation. The game runs flawlessly, none of the compatibility problems or issues that would plague the game on modern systems appear. Thrusting veterans and newcomers alike back to its proud release in '94, a must have for shock series fans who enjoy a steep learning curve, massive enviroments and a plethora of weapons.
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The Jiminy
15.0 hrs
Posted: August 5
i like it
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3 Copies of Super Mario Sunshine
9.8 hrs
Posted: August 4
Fun exploration. The controls get some getting used to at first but within an hour or so you'll be shooting monsters while playing Pong on your interface.
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Fluttervi
36.6 hrs
Posted: August 3
This was one of my favourite games years ago and was excited to give it another go. First of all I was, oh I forgot the graphics were so old looking. It didnn't take me long to get back into it and didn't mind the graphics at all, to be fair though it is an old game. I loved system shock 2 also (which is better) and look forward to seeing the company remake these games again, my dreams have come true, truly a great classic game. nice to see this great title having some interest finally and as much as I liked Bioshock, it didn't fill the gap that should have been System Shock 3. This game is really unique, the puzzles are interesting and you have a sort of hacking minigame, worth the money if you don't mind old graphics.
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mistwalker1987
32.8 hrs
Posted: July 27
Amazing game, still as fun as it was back in the 90's, if you like retro, or just a dam good game to play this is it, so much nostalgia playing this again and i am going to be jumping into my favourite now system shock 2, for the age of this game it holds up amazingly well with its game play you obviously know what to expect from the graphIcs.
I personaly still love this game and think if you havent played it before you should at least give it a go.
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Squidward
22.2 hrs
Posted: July 27
Originally released in '94, which would have made me about a year old. lol. so, 22 years later, Nightdive decided to re-release an enhanced version of the classic game that ive never had the pleasure of playing and let me tell you, its great.

As the story goes, as far as I understand it.... you are a hacker who was fooling around in a network you werent supposed to be and you got caught. Now, instead of going to jail like everyone else, you get hired by a guy to go to this space station, "Citidel Station" to hack into the ships A.I, SHODAN. events happen, you wake from a coma of some sort, still on the space station some 6 months later and the whole place has gone to ♥♥♥♥, and you need to find your way out. I will point out too, that there is next to no "hand-holding" in this. you pretty much need to figure out what to do, where to go, and how to get there on your own. the only guideance you have are random data logs, emails and the like scattered around the level, and they give you an idea of your objective. I also found it quite handy to be able to put notes on the map for keeping track of certain things and important areas.

It took me a little bit to get a hang of the control scheme, but once i did, it got alot more enjoyable. theres a certain charm with playing old classic games that define genres and the like, this one hits the spot. Really, really enjoying this so far, i recommend this to anyone who is interested in old school sci fi cyberpunk games.

* I have now since completed this and it has only reinforced my opinion of this stellar game. *
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okay
15.3 hrs
Posted: July 21
SS1 is a shooter/ultima underworld in space at its very core, while it doesn't hold up as well as Doom does, it is certainly not lacking in complexity. In 1994 this was a pretty complicated game in the genre. It has lean, crouch, prone, dynamic lighting, unconventional physics calculations. It has a persistent collectible upgrade system, ammo types, and a space combat simulator disguised as cyberspace. The levels are massive, and enough radiation sounds to drive you mad.

The Enhanced Edition of this game makes the game very accessible with mouselook, and a default control scheme that makes sense. While there are some problems with the story telling (severly limited), and a obvious lack luster finale, the game was quite relaxing to play. Id say give it a go. Once you understand the UI, and master the controls, it becomes a pretty fun dungeon crawler. There are some cool moments, and interesting sound design to appreciate. Here's hoping the remake improves the game as a whole, while keeping its strengths. If there was one game that is forgotten, and needs a remake, its this one. This game is the precursor to some of the greatest games of all time.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 4
Fun exploration. The controls get some getting used to at first but within an hour or so you'll be shooting monsters while playing Pong on your interface.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
22.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 27
Originally released in '94, which would have made me about a year old. lol. so, 22 years later, Nightdive decided to re-release an enhanced version of the classic game that ive never had the pleasure of playing and let me tell you, its great.

As the story goes, as far as I understand it.... you are a hacker who was fooling around in a network you werent supposed to be and you got caught. Now, instead of going to jail like everyone else, you get hired by a guy to go to this space station, "Citidel Station" to hack into the ships A.I, SHODAN. events happen, you wake from a coma of some sort, still on the space station some 6 months later and the whole place has gone to ♥♥♥♥, and you need to find your way out. I will point out too, that there is next to no "hand-holding" in this. you pretty much need to figure out what to do, where to go, and how to get there on your own. the only guideance you have are random data logs, emails and the like scattered around the level, and they give you an idea of your objective. I also found it quite handy to be able to put notes on the map for keeping track of certain things and important areas.

It took me a little bit to get a hang of the control scheme, but once i did, it got alot more enjoyable. theres a certain charm with playing old classic games that define genres and the like, this one hits the spot. Really, really enjoying this so far, i recommend this to anyone who is interested in old school sci fi cyberpunk games.

* I have now since completed this and it has only reinforced my opinion of this stellar game. *
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
36.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 3
This was one of my favourite games years ago and was excited to give it another go. First of all I was, oh I forgot the graphics were so old looking. It didnn't take me long to get back into it and didn't mind the graphics at all, to be fair though it is an old game. I loved system shock 2 also (which is better) and look forward to seeing the company remake these games again, my dreams have come true, truly a great classic game. nice to see this great title having some interest finally and as much as I liked Bioshock, it didn't fill the gap that should have been System Shock 3. This game is really unique, the puzzles are interesting and you have a sort of hacking minigame, worth the money if you don't mind old graphics.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
24.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 11
FOR TEH LAZY PEOPLES

System Shock: Enhanced Edition is a fun, enjoyable FPS that takes you to a space station filled with dead crew members caused from the evil AI shodan. Its great music, gameplay, and atmosphere make it an amazing game.

STORY

You wake up from a 6 month sleep to see Citadel Station rekt from rogue robots, bizarre mutants, and corpses........everywhere. All of this thanks to the evil AI Shodan. Someone has to put a stop to this and after taking a look you realise........its you...and only you. Good luck. :D

GAMEPLAY

You get to explore a deadly Citidel Station filled with robots, mutants, and traps. Whats better than that? Well, all of that with cool futuristic weapons (with limited ammo of course), cyberjacks that allow you to travel into cyberspace to get access to new areas, special access cards needed to go open certain doors, puzzels and codes used to progress through the station, and crew logs that tell you exposition, hints, and locations of items.

MUSIC

The music in System Shock: Enhanced Edition is amazing! You can jam out to some tracks or get creeped out by others. Either way I loved it.

FINAL THOUGHTS

System Shock: Enhanced Edition is a great horror FPS, and you should totally get it.
Really great game/10.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
32.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 27
Amazing game, still as fun as it was back in the 90's, if you like retro, or just a dam good game to play this is it, so much nostalgia playing this again and i am going to be jumping into my favourite now system shock 2, for the age of this game it holds up amazingly well with its game play you obviously know what to expect from the graphIcs.
I personaly still love this game and think if you havent played it before you should at least give it a go.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 6
From playing the demo on the old Coconut monkey island demo disks to owning the original cd version and finally installing the steam variation. The game runs flawlessly, none of the compatibility problems or issues that would plague the game on modern systems appear. Thrusting veterans and newcomers alike back to its proud release in '94, a must have for shock series fans who enjoy a steep learning curve, massive enviroments and a plethora of weapons.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 6
One of the greatest games in all time. Later inspired the other greatest games of all time like system shock 2, deus ex, and bioshock.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 9
Why aren't there more games like this?!?!?
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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162 of 186 people (87%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 22, 2015
One of my personal favorite games of all time throughout the years. If you liked Deus Ex and System Shock 2 you really can't go wrong with this one. Highly recommended!

As for what comes to this particular port, it's great. What it basically does is add up all the best mods like the mouselook and high resolution options and have it in a package where you only need to click "Play" and you're done. But the thing that really caught my attention was how they included the ICE Breaker Hint guide (Which i've read so many times as a kid i remember most of the stuff in it from my head. :D) along with other cool stuff like the soundtrack, strat guide and such.

Keep in mind however, that this game was originally released in 1994 and as such isn't really up to snuff with the latest games in terms of graphics or control layouts. Still, if you played this game back in the day or just don't mind practicing a bit before getting into the experience it's easily worth the asking price.
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