This Enhanced Edition allows the game to work on more modern hardware at higher resolutions, up to 1024×768 (originally 640×480) and improves controls, especially for gaming mice which were not available back in 1994 and would make the original unplayable today.
The description reads:
“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…”
System Shock was groundbreaking for the time, combining FPS and RPG mechanics, which can be seen in a lot of games today including Fallout. It was a massive influence for Deus Ex, as well as the Bioshock series which is considered part of the same universe. Its 1999 sequel is also available on GOG, and both can be picked up in a bundle together.
If you want to check out System Shock you can pick it up here on GOG, currently for €7.19/$8, with usual price at €8.99/$10.
It doesn’t take much to run the game, as you might imagine, able to preform fine on potato specs. All you need is a i3 1.5GHz processor, 128MB RAM (256MB Recommended) and any GPU that can support SDL2 and 100% OpenGL graphics.
With System Shock being such an amazing game at the time, I am sure there are many fans out there considering picking this up. Are you a System Shock fan? Do you think it is a series that is in need of a full fledged remake or reboot? Let us know in the comments!