GoG.com Brings Greatest Shooter-RPG System Shock 2 Back!

GoG.com Brings Greatest Shooter-RPG System Shock 2 Back

GoG.com Brings Greatest Shooter-RPG System Shock 2 Back

Today we get great news with the announcement that GoG.com brings greatest shooter-RPG System Shock 2 back, and that it is playable on modern PCs! Many younger gamers know System Shock 2 as the ‘sprititual inspiration’ for the Bioshock games, but System Shock 2 does so much more. It is a masterpiece of writing, gameplay, timing, environment, design, music and more.

What makes System Shock 2 such a milestone in gaming is the way it advances the entire state of gaming. You can play as one of three characters – the psionic power-wielding agent, the master hacker naval officer, and the combat specialist marine. Each character presents a unique play experience, as does your ability to advance as you make progress. Replayability requires more than just character advancement and skill choices – you need gameplay and writing as well. By wrapping tense first person shooter action around a survival-horror narrative, System Shock 2 grabs hold of you and never lets you go. The game was a must have in 1999, and has not lost its appeal in the 14 years since – I have played it at least a half-dozen time, and plan to take a ‘retro romp’ through the new GoG.com release very soon!

As always GoG.com packs in the extras, including: manual, wallpaper, Ken Levine radio interview, soundtrack (FLAC), soundtrack (MP3), 2 avatars, 28 artworks, pitch document.

Here is the game trailer:

Head to GoG.com for more details and grab this amazing classic for $9.99!

Also this week GoG.com is having a special Valentine’s Day sale called Cupid’s Cupcakes, with games such as Deponia and The Dark Eye: Chains of Satinav on sale for up to 60% off!

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I have loved technology for as long as I can remember - and have been a computer gamer since the PDP-10! Mobile Technology has played a major role in my life - I have used an electronic companion since the HP95LX more than 20 years ago, and have been a 'Laptop First' person since my Compaq LTE Lite 3/20 and Powerbook 170 back in 1991! As an avid gamer and gadget-junkie I was constantly asked for my opinions on new technology, which led to writing small blurbs ... and eventually becoming a reviewer many years ago. My family is my biggest priority in life, and they alternate between loving and tolerating my gaming and gadget hobbies ... but ultimately benefits from the addition of technology to our lives!