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The 100 Greatest Games | 21 | System Shock 2

YEAR: 1999     FORMAT: PC

The 100 Greatest Games | 21 | System Shock 2


BioShock may scoop up all the awards, but it's the far superior System Shock 2 that paved the way, combining RPG and FPS elements to create an intergalactic adventure that scared the bejesus out of even the most jaded gamers. The player emerges from stasis on a deep space vessel only to find mutants roaming the decks, the crew slaughtered and the ship's computer determined to see you join them in hell. The narrative stroke of genius (and one shamelessly lifted for BioShock and countless other titles from Doom 3 to Dead Space) was the eerie audio logs from deceased crewmen that lie scattered across the ship, fleshing out the story as you progress and providing a terrifying glimpse of their final moments.

Memorable for...
Shodan, the demented A.I. construct that terrorised you throughout the first game and returns to finish the job here. No matter where you go, no matter what you do, she's always watching!

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