System Shock 2

"Remember, it is my will that guided you here. It is my will that gave you your cybernetic implants, the only beauty in that meat you call a body. If you value that meat... you will do as I tell you."

The cult classic sci-fi horror FPS-RPG has returned.


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.
The Mac OS and Linux versions of System Shock 2 use a technology called "WINE" to function on those operating systems.
Minimum Requirements
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 Requirements
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
Minimum Requirements
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
  • If playing games is more of a religion than a hobby to you, meet your new bible...System Shock 2 will scare the hell right out of you -- and you'll like it for that reason.

  • Irrational Games and Looking Glass have produced one of the best games I've ever played. System Shock 2 is truly scary, smart, challenging, fascinating, and disturbing. I recommend it to any adventurous adventure player.

  • Bar none, the best FPS game to come down the pipe in quite awhile...By successfully blending the RPG and action elements, System Shock 2 has assured its place in gaming history.

  • Never has a game gripped my attention so completely, it was able to throw me from my chair while trying to dodge an attack, lean forward to be one inch from the screen, or throw my mouse off the table in an effort to get away from an enemy.

  • It's scary, it's atmospheric, it has a great plot, and it rewards the thinking player more than the fragaholic.

  • Even with the amazing achievements in other areas of the game, one of the most under-appreciated, but ultimately useful, components of SS2 is its interface.

  • The first game was an undeniable classic that could easily be ruined in the wrong hands. We're here to tell you to pack those fears away in a box because this is the dream sequel.

  • PC Gamer

    One of the most immersive, emotive, addictive, and just plain fun computer games we've ever played. [Oct 1999, p.122]

  • 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.

  • The creators of the game must have had an affinity for the art of suspense because this game was a thriller all the way through. Top it all off with absolutely wonderful gameplay, be it puzzles or action, and you have the masterpiece that is System Shock 2.

  • An amazingly well crafted example of the genre that combines raw action with horror and suspense to deliver a gameplay experience that is very different from anything else on the shelves.

  • 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 more than once.

  • Simply put, the creepy atmosphere is incredible. Forget those survival horror games full of cheap scares and dark alleys. System Shock 2 manages to frighten without succumbing to horror contrivances. Considering this game is six years old, it truly is an achievement. [Aug 2005]

  • Boy, did System Shock 2 suck me in and not let me go. It’s been two weeks since I got this game and I look forward to playing it every day.

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

  • Despite my grumbling about the artificial intelligence,...what I enjoy about System Shock 2 is the high degree of freedom you have in deciding what directions to develop your character.

  • A hybrid game that effectively blends elements from a variety of genres into a thoroughly enjoyable and accessible package.

  • While not as incredibly rich and engrossing as "Half Life" (though, frankly, I got bored of that faster than I got bored with SS2), it is nonetheless a very solid game.

  • All Game Guide

    Utterly immersive in its use of character attachment and amnesiac story-telling, it is a game that will honestly give you the sweats...It's all about replacing your shorts every half-hour or so.

  • There is only one major criterion System Shock 2 fails to hit. Graphically, it isn't so special.

System Shock 2
$9.99 $2.50
Title: System Shock 2
Genre: Action, RPG
Released: 11 August 1999
Developer: Irrational Games
Publisher: Nightdive Studios
  • Single-player
  • Co-op
  • Steam Trading Cards
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