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System Shock

MobyRank MobyScore
DOS
90
4.0
Macintosh
...
3.4
PC-98
...
4.2

Advertising Blurbs

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 (478) 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 (66218) 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 (9355) 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 (3851) on Jan 06, 2000.