System Shock 2 begins with you being unfrozen from a long cryogenic sleep aboard the Rickenbacker, a security spaceship assigned to tail the Von Braun on her maiden voyage. Apparently, the Von Braun has been infested by an unknown alien race and has converted the crew into relatively intelligent zombies. You must gather bits of audio clips along the way to figure out what happened to your crew and, more importantly, how you can rid the ship of the aliens. Rely on your skills training from either the Navy, Marines, or OSA to guide you on this difficult path. This 3D title offers unbelievable graphics, as the Thief engine is utilized to provide mouth-watering environments and character skins. The astounding graphics, varied RPG elements, and fluid action make this title worthwhile.
One of the best games ever made. With inspiration from movies like Alien and Event Horizon, System Shock 2 is incredibly atmospheric and disturbing.
The controls are really solid.
While I'm not usually a fan of leveling and allocating stat points, I must say i really enjoy that part of SS2.
You fight your way through deformed, mutated humans and aliens.
You can focus on stealth, guns or "magic".
During the most part of the game you can walk back almost all the way to the beginning. This makes the game feel much more open.
The most part of the story isn't told to you by interacting with characters or watching cutscenes like in most games. To learn what happened to the crews of the Von Braun and the Rickenbacker, you have to listen to the audio logs you come across.
Highest Rated (2 agree) 8/10
It has a nice, creepy atmosphere- but not many scary moments, and a nice RPG system; the story is well paced, and voice acting is pretty good for the time it was released. But it's not perfect as some say: from a technical point, the game is average compared to it's contemporary engines (e.g. Half-Life or Unreal). Monsters and people look too square-shaped, and while they may scare you with their sounds, their look washes away the fear. Sound is also average, some sounds (like the pistol) don't…
Feb 22 2013 by pixl_man