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Origin's website:
    In System Shock, biological engineering and automation merge in a raging storm completely out of human control. An indentured hacker, you awake from a healing coma on board the space station Citadel only to find yourself in the twisted aftermath of a mutiny.The crew has been mutated beyond recognition to serve SHODAN, a ruthless computer that controls station operations. With your neural implant, you can "jack" into cyberspace (SHODAN's realm) to steal clues to the mystery.

    Creeping past armies of cyborgs and robots, you find hardware that grafts to your power suit and neural apparatus, including infrared cyber-eyes, jump-jet boots and an arsenal of weapons. Multi-function displays pump information to the screen, describing artifacts, warning of biohazards and radiation, analyzing targeted foes, and decrypting cyberspace messages. Shaking from adrenalin and information overload, you scarcely have time to think before SHODAN unleashes yet another terror. There's no time to rest when your foe doesn't sleep...

    Key Features

    • Hear all logs and e-mails as you unravel SHODAN's strongholds by using clues from the station's former inhabitants.
    • Play directly from the CD and enjoy an enhanced introduction and endgame!
    • See animated texture mapping in over ten breath-taking levels that explode with Super VGA clarity.
    • Marvel at the smooth, 3-D, first-person viewpoint as you lean around corners,jump, float in zero gravity, look up or down, crawl through shafts and climb ledges.
    • Experience the most sophisticated physics system in a computer game, complete with variable gravity, recoil effects, explosions and moveable objects.
    • View realistic lighting effects: pools of light, regions of shadow,flickering lights and flashes.
    • Careen through the labyrinths of cyberspace, the computer's realm, as you steal information, hack systems and combat cyber-creatures.


    Specs

    • Computers: Intel486*/33+ MHz, Pentium or 100% compatible with double-speed CD-ROM drive (486/66+ with 8 megs RAM, local bus video card for SVGA, full speech)
    • Sound Devices (and/or Digitized Speech and Sound Effects): Sound Blaster, Ad Lib, Pro-Audio Spectrum or 100% compatible Music Boards: Sound Blaster, Ad Lib, Pro-Audio Spectrum, General MIDI MPU-401, Wave Blaster or 100% compatible
    • Graphics Supported: Standard VGA, Super VGA (VESA driver required)
    • RAM and HD Storage Requirements: 4 megs RAM (8 for SVGA, full speech); 25 megs hard drive space
    • Playing Time: 35+ hours

    Source: Origin's website (archived June 1998)

    Contributed by jean-louis (23555) on Jul 20, 2015.

Back of Box - DOS 3.5" (Canada/US):
    A first-person fight to the death in the depths of space.

    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 artificial intelligence. There's scarcely time to think before it unleashes the first terror ...

  • Marvel at the first-person, smooth-scrolling viewpoint in the gaming world's first true 3-D simulation.
  • Lean around corners, leap across chasms, climb walls, crawl through dark, murky shafts and look up and down toward your enemies.
  • Experience sophisticated physics, complete with variable gravity, recoil effects, fantastic explosions, realistic illumination, and moveable, destructible objects.
  • Rocket through cyberspace to steal information, hack security and grapple with watchdog defense programs enslaved to a maniacal computer.
  • Survive battle after battle against armies of killer cyborgs and deadly robots as you collect hardware attachments, life-sustaining patches and deadly weapons to combat mindless mutants.
  • Test your intelligence by solving puzzles, rewiring access panels and outwitting SHODAN in its own cyber-realm.

    DELVE INTO THE LATEST ADVENTURE FROM LOOKINGGLASS, CREATOR OF THE SENSATIONAL HITS UNDERWORLD AND UNDERWORLD II.

    Contributed by magisterrex (477) on Mar 27, 2007.

Advertisement in PC Games, December 1994 (German):

    DIESES SYSTEM IST EINFACH UNSCHLAGBAR



    Wenn Sie weite informationen über System Shock wünschen, wenden Sie sich bitte an Electronic Arts GmbH, Postfach 1553, 33245 Gütersloh, Tel:05241/24307.

    Seelenlose Technik wütet jenseits der menschlichen Kontrolle.


    Contributed by Xoleras (65960) on Oct 09, 2004.

Back box cover (CD version):
    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 artificial intelligence. There's scarcely time to think before it unleashes the first terror ...

    Play the game directly from the CD and hear the full speech for all the characters as they send desperate pleas through logs, video mail and e-mail.

    Marvel at the first-person, smooth-scrolling viewpoint in the gaming world's first true 3-D simulation.

    Lean around corners, leap across chasms, climb walls, crawl through dark, murky shafts and look up and down toward your enemies.

    Experience sophisticated physics, complete with variable gravity, recoil effects, fantastic explosions, realistic illumination, and moveable, destructible objects.

    Rocket through cyberspace to steal information, hack security and grapple with watchdog defense programs enslaved to a maniacal computer.

    Battle huge armies of malfunctioning cyborgs and mutated creatures as you collect hardware attachments, life-sustaining patches and deadly weapons.

    Test your intelligence by solving puzzles, rewiring access panels and outwitting SHODAN in its own cyber-realm.

    Delve into the latest adventure from LookingGlass, creator of the sensational hits Underworld and Underworld II.

    Contributed by Zovni (9314) on Feb 02, 2002.

Unknown Source:
    Awakening from a rare 'Cyberjack' implant operation you are in the aftermath of a horrific mutiny. SHODAN, the space station's deranged computer, now controls all systems AND your companions. You are next.

    Become fully emersed in this animated, texture mapped 3D world. Crawl, float, climb and leap through the swarming station and 'jack' into Cyberspace to outmanoeuvre the malovolent SHODAN.

    * An amazing physics system gives variable gravity, recoil and moveable objects.

    * Superbly smooth, first person, full and multi screen views.

    * An elaborate plot with variable levels of strategy, action and puzzle solving.

    Contributed by hydra9 (3826) on Jan 06, 2000.