System Shock 2

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System Shock 2 the rogue artificial intelligence known as SHODAN taunts and ridicules your feeble attempt to unravel the horrifying mystery of the derelict starship Von Braun.
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About System Shock 2

About this game

You awake from the cold chill of your cryo-tube to discover cybernetic implants grafted to your flesh and the crew of the starship Von Braun slaughtered. The infected roam the halls, their screams and moans beckoning you to join them as the rogue artificial intelligence known as SHODAN taunts and ridicules your feeble attempt to unravel the horrifying mystery of the derelict starship Von Braun.

Your Training Has Prepared You For This.

  • Choose from 3 specialized branches of the military to utilize unique skills, weaponry, and paranormal psionic powers.
  • Upgrade and enhance your skills to improve hacking, weapon proficiency, and psionic abilities.
  • Discover cryptic audio logs, encounter ghostly apparitions and conduct research to give you the advantage in combat and unlock exotic weapons and items.
  • Play with up to three friends in multiplayer co-op (co-op works in Windows only)
  • System Shock™ 2 is a genre defining experience that established innovative game-play mechanics that are a staple of the FPS and RPG genre today. It has gone on to inspire some of the greatest titles of our generation with games including Deus Ex® and Bioshock®
  • Discover how a haunting story, innovative game-play and a terrifying atmosphere has made System Shock™ 2 one of the greatest games of all time.

Game Details

Platform:
steam
Release Date:
May 09, 2013
Developers:
Irrational Games
Looking Glass Studios
Publisher:
Night Dive Studios
Rating:
ACB rating of 15
ESRB rating of 17
USK rating of 16
Supported Languages:
English +
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Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS:Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8
  • Processor:1.8 GHz Processor
  • Memory:2 GB RAM
  • Graphics:3D graphics card
  • DirectX®:9.0c
  • Hard Drive:2 GB HD space
  • Additional:Game Patched to version 2.42

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS:OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard
  • Processor:1.8 GHz Processor
  • Memory:2 GB RAM
  • Graphics:3D graphics card
  • Hard Drive:2 GB HD space
  • Additional:Game Patched to version 2.42

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS:Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
  • Processor:1.8 GHz Processor
  • Memory:2 GB RAM
  • Graphics:3D graphics card with up-to-date drivers (laptops and notebooks are currently not supported)
  • Hard Drive:2 GB HD space
  • Additional:Game Patched to version 2.42

Critic Reviews

92

FiringSquad

90 / 100
"A gaming triumph...More astonishingly, they've created a system of classes and abilities that are so varied that there's a compelling reason to actually play through the game...

Electric Playground

85 / 100
"A frightening game to the point that I found myself having to take breaks from playing just to ease the tension in my shoulders."

PC Gameworld

94 / 100
"Like RPGs? Like to be scared? System Shock 2 shows that a game can please you on a multitude of levels: visual, auditory, and emotional."
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System Shock 2 Statistics

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Time Played

< 1 Hour
0.7%
~1 Hour
1.39%
~2 Hours
1.05%
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~8 Hours
1.74%
~12 Hours
17.07%
~20 Hours
55.4%
~40 Hours
18.47%
~60 Hours
2.09%
>= 80 Hours
2.09%
Achievement Hunter?
2.09% of players played this game for >= 80 Hours!

Difficulty Statistics

Difficulty Rating

Simple
0.22%
Easy
0.67%
Just Right
29.44%
Tough
66.29%
Unforgiving
3.37%
Don't Ragequit! 66.29%  of players consider this game to be Tough

Completion Statistics

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Play Behaviour

Tried It
15.81%
Played It
19.8%
Halfway
7.83%
Beat It
40.31%
Conquered It
16.24%
Completionist! 16.24%  of players have Conquered It
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Frequently Asked Questions

Are you ready for a challenge? 29% of GameFAQs users said the difficulty is Just Right. 70% of GameFAQs users said System Shock 2 is Tough or Unforgiving.
According to ESRB, System Shock 2 is suitable for players aged 17 and above.
Yes, System Shock 2 is not fully Steam Deck Verified but the publisher says it is "Playable" on Steam Deck.
  • This game's default graphics configuration performs well on Steam Deck
  • All functionality is accessible when using the default controller configuration
  • In-game interface text is legible on Steam Deck
  • This game sometimes shows mouse, keyboard, or non-Steam-Deck controller icons
Minimum:
  • OS:Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8
  • Processor:1.8 GHz Processor
  • Memory:2 GB RAM
  • Graphics:3D graphics card
  • DirectX®:9.0c
  • Hard Drive:2 GB HD space
  • Additional:Game Patched to version 2.42
Minimum:
  • OS:OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard
  • Processor:1.8 GHz Processor
  • Memory:2 GB RAM
  • Graphics:3D graphics card
  • Hard Drive:2 GB HD space
  • Additional:Game Patched to version 2.42
The average playtime for GameFAQs users is 24 hours. 95% of users played System Shock 2 for over 12 hours.
Yes, System Shock 2 has broad critical consensus. 100% of critics on Metacritic recommend System Shock 2. The Metascore is 92 out of 100.
System Shock 2 was released on May 09, 2013
Yes, System Shock 2 supports MacOS.
Yes, System Shock 2 supports Linux.
System Shock 2 is published by Night Dive Studios
System Shock 2 was developed by Irrational Games and Looking Glass Studios
Fanatical users tagged System Shock 2 as RPG, FPS, Immersive Sim, and Survival Horror
Fanatical users tagged System Shock 2 as Cyberpunk, Sci-fi, Horror, and Classic
Yes. Fanatical users tagged System Shock 2 as having Singleplayer
Yes. Fanatical users tagged System Shock 2 as having Co-op
Yes, Fanatical users tagged System Shock 2 as RPG
Yes, Fanatical users tagged System Shock 2 as FPS
Yes, Fanatical users tagged System Shock 2 as Immersive Sim

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