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System Shock released on GOG

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System Shock released on GOG

Game News - posted by Infinitron on Tue 22 September 2015, 12:58:45

Tags: Looking Glass Studios; Nightdive Studios; System Shock

Today sees the release of the original System Shock on GOG courtesy of Night Dive Studios, the same company that was responsible for bringing back System Shock 2 in 2013 (it's unclear why they were unable to release both games together). Unlike its sequel, System Shock doesn't really have any proper RPG elements, but completeness' sake and a respect for its pedigree compel us to post about it here nonetheless.

This particular release has been marked with some controversy, as the game was available for free for many years at Systemshock.org, the premier System Shock modding community. However, it appears that in the end cooler heads prevailed, and Night Dive's release, entitled System Shock: Enhanced Edition, incorporates all the essential fan-made modifications that were available in the free version. It also includes an untouched original version. Here's the game's trailer (one of two!) and description:

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...

Exactly 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.
  • 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.

You can grab System Shock from GOG for the price of $10, minus a 20% launch discount, or 40% if you own System Shock 2. I imagine it'll also show up on Steam sooner or later.

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