System Shock is an action role-playing game developed by Looking Glass Technologies and published by Origin Systems. Released in 1994, the game is set aboard the fictional Citadel Station in a cyberpunk vision of 2072. Assuming the role of a nameless hacker, the player attempts to hinder the plans of a malevolent artificial intelligence.

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The original System Shock, along with Ultima Underworld before it, kicked off the immersive simulation subgenre of games with well-realised worlds, consistent gameplay systems that allowed for experimental solutions to problems and obstacles, and true narrative-driven progression though the game’s levels.

While System Shock paled in popularity when compared to its sequel, System Shock 2, the game returned to popularity when Night Dive Studios announced an Enhanced Edition release of the game, with modern conveniences such as mouselook built into the core gameplay. Though this made the relatively old and clunky game more playable, there were still some technical hurdles that even the Enhanced Edition couldn’t overcome.

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That was, until Night Dive Studios rediscovered the source code for System Shock, and rebuilt the Enhanced Edition with its Source Port Update. This allows for an even greater modern overhaul of the game, with support for widescreen, 4K resolutions, Direct3D, OpenGL – and official mod support.

The release comes perfectly timed as one of the most ambitious fan mods for the game – System Shock: ReWired - has itself released major milestone update, including full voice acting for its entire campaign, as well as proper integration into the official Source Port. At the same time, a new mod pack has been released with smaller tweaks, such as the ability to import antagonist SHODAN’s face from System Shock 2 back into the original game.

With this Source Port Update, and fantastic set of mods, now is the perfect time to play or revisit the game that started the Shock series!

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SS1 Mod Pack #1 released

SS1 Mod Pack #1 released

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This first Mod Pack consists out of 4 simple starter mods to change or to further enhance your experience with System Shock Enhanced Edition. There will...

Fully Voiced System Shock Mission ReWired Released !

Fully Voiced System Shock Mission ReWired Released !

SYSTEM SHOCK: ReWired 4 comments

ReWired - the worlds first fully voiced custom singleplayer campaign for the original System Shock received it's final upgrade and is now available to...

Voices recorded and ReWired1.3 Preview

Voices recorded and ReWired1.3 Preview

SYSTEM SHOCK: ReWired

Voices recorded, final+fully voiced ReWired1.3 comes out August 2018, ReWired1.3 will be compatible with the Nightdive Studios Sourceport, custom soundtrack...

New editor for System Shock: InkyBlackness - HackEd

New editor for System Shock: InkyBlackness - HackEd

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With the source release of System Shock (1994) from Nightdive Studios, as well as the upcoming "Source Port", various new features in the game engine...

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ReWired Transcript

ReWired Transcript

SYSTEM SHOCK: ReWired Script

This archive includes the transcript of System Shock: ReWired as well as tools to create a translation for the mod by yourself.

SS1MOD SS2 SHODAN Faces

SS1MOD SS2 SHODAN Faces

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This mod replaces the MAC version's MFD faces of SHODAN with new hand-painted faces that resemble her image from System Shock 2. The faces were scaled...

SS1MOD Radiation Area Noise Volume Fix

SS1MOD Radiation Area Noise Volume Fix

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Many people complain about the Radiation Area Noise being obnoxious. This sound mod reduces its volume by half and should make it less intrusive.

SS1MOD Grayshbox Texture Mod

SS1MOD Grayshbox Texture Mod

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This mod replaces all the textures of citadel station with grey boxes. Enjoy the original System Shock as if it was blocked out for a Remake!

SS1MOD Fire Extinguisher Explosion Fix

SS1MOD Fire Extinguisher Explosion Fix

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Fire Extinguisher in the original System Shock don't explode! This small mod makes them explode how it should be whenever they get destroyed!

SYSTEM SHOCK: MusicLabs v0.1.0

SYSTEM SHOCK: MusicLabs v0.1.0

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A custom archive to test the music of the game. This map was created to support composers that want to create custom music for System Shock. Compose your...

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bfg666
bfg666

No mods? Like, AT ALL?!? I was hoping for an overhaul.

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3RDplayer
3RDplayer

well. now there is a mod. freshly released. but I would wait until I release version 1.3 in a few days.

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dertseha
dertseha

Hello there! Despite having competition of a remake and a SS3 in the works, there's a project working on cracking all the data files - creating editor tools as a by-product. The result of this is a very first level mod. It's more a proof of concept example rather than an evening-filling sequence of levels. Still - there's hope, if there is demand :)

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moduser
moduser

There was a time when no other game was as good as ss1. So advance for his time. Mastering the controls where part of the game. I hope for a remake.

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Madman809
Madman809

Awesome game! I played this everyday last year. How is this a role playing game? It looks more like a shooter.

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Isaiahere
Isaiahere

The mouse look mod makes this game a whole lot better.

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SeriousPain
SeriousPain

You think someone who used to modern graphics and got into gaming not so long ago wouldn't be able to fully appreciate that game with its atmosphere and horror?
I think this is the kind that really should have a remake, this and the 2nd one, so people from later generation of gamers like myself would enjoy these game more. Somebody, make it! Make System Shock HD!

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drivetheory
drivetheory

SS1 SYSTEMSHOCK-Portable v1.2.2
Systemshock.org

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tommacool
tommacool

Good story, horrible gameplay. Too difficult too. In System Shock 2 they perfected it

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lambda462
lambda462

How can you say horrible gameplay? This is what all modern day FPS gameplay is based upon! After an hour, you'll get used to the clunky controls and they will be second nature!

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Innovative gameplay, control method, excellent story, atmosphere. Mixed two generes FPS and adventure, the first of this kind. Customizable experience: you can tune combat, cyberspace, story and general difficulty.
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