System Shock

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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.


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 SteamSteamAppscommonSS1EEBonus 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

Visuals and other features

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.

Release Date

Sep 23, 1994

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Play Time

13 hours

Games in Series



Mature 17+: Animated Blood and Gore, Animated Violence

System Requirements


  • CPU: 1 GHz Processor
  • RAM: 128 MB
  • GPU: Any 100% OpenGL capable card (Card or Onboard)
  • HDD: 1 GB


  • CPU: 1.5 GHz Processor
  • RAM: 256 MB
  • GPU: Any 100% OpenGL capable card (Card or Onboard)
  • HDD: 1 GB

Interesting Facts

  • The game is set aboard a space station in a cyberpunk vision of the year 2072.
  • Assuming the role of a nameless security hacker, the player attempts to hinder the plans of a malevolent artificial intelligence called SHODAN.
  • System Shock takes place from a first-person perspective in a three-dimensional (3D) graphical environment.
  • The HUD also features three “multi-function displays”.
  • The player advances the plot by acquiring log discs and e-mails: the game contains no non-player characters with which to converse.
  • The player uses the game’s sixteen weapons.

Mod Support


Cheats support


Virtual Reality Support


Number of maps


Third/First Person

First person

Protagonist sex


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