System Shock 2 finally on GOG!

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#1 Posted by ramealdabest (519 posts) -

About bloody time. This game is extremely hard to find and a lot of people have had to resort to pirating it, but it has finally made its way to GOG.com. Only $10, well worth the money.

http://www.gog.com/

[spoiler] BUY IT [/spoiler]

#2 Posted by FrozenLiquid (12815 posts) -
Sorta old lol. I'm probably gonna buy it later down the line, but I've still got my physical copy. Deffo one of my personal favourites.
#3 Posted by wakefulness (3989 posts) -

I always hear about this game from the PS Blogcast. I wonder if they talk about this one or the first. 

 

Which is "better" SS1 or SS2?

#4 Posted by ramealdabest (519 posts) -

I always hear about this game from the PS Blogcast. I wonder if they talk about this one or the first. 

 

Which is "better" SS1 or SS2?

wakefulness



Having played only half of SS1 I can't really make a fair comparison but I preferred SS2. The controls is what really kills it for me in SS1, it feels like you're controlling tank. The story, atmosphere, music and writng are all great (the voice acting is amateurish) but System Shock 2 just delievers more in these categories.


#5 Posted by Ly_the_Fairy (8652 posts) -

I always hear about this game from the PS Blogcast. I wonder if they talk about this one or the first. 

 

Which is "better" SS1 or SS2?

wakefulness

SS2 is the one that tends to be mentioned the most.

I am a bit sad that GOG put the 2nd one up, but not the first. I'd love to play the 1st one before the 2nd.

#6 Posted by ramealdabest (519 posts) -

[QUOTE="wakefulness"]

I always hear about this game from the PS Blogcast. I wonder if they talk about this one or the first. 

 

Which is "better" SS1 or SS2?

Ly_the_Fairy

SS2 is the one that tends to be mentioned the most.

I am a bit sad that GOG put the 2nd one up, but not the first. I'd love to play the 1st one before the 2nd.


iirc SS1 is freeare. There's a copy ropaming the internet you could download. You don't have to fiddle with DOS, just click on the game and it will automatically configure.

#7 Posted by Ly_the_Fairy (8652 posts) -

[QUOTE="Ly_the_Fairy"]

[QUOTE="wakefulness"]

I always hear about this game from the PS Blogcast. I wonder if they talk about this one or the first. 

 

Which is "better" SS1 or SS2?

ramealdabest

SS2 is the one that tends to be mentioned the most.

I am a bit sad that GOG put the 2nd one up, but not the first. I'd love to play the 1st one before the 2nd.


iirc SS1 is freeare. There's a copy ropaming the internet you could download. You don't have to fiddle with DOS, just click on the game and it will automatically configure.

O rly? :o

#8 Posted by seanmcloughlin (38216 posts) -

Kinda late to the party *points to sig* but yeah it's good news

#9 Posted by wakefulness (3989 posts) -

[QUOTE="Ly_the_Fairy"]

[QUOTE="wakefulness"]

I always hear about this game from the PS Blogcast. I wonder if they talk about this one or the first. 

 

Which is "better" SS1 or SS2?

ramealdabest

SS2 is the one that tends to be mentioned the most.

I am a bit sad that GOG put the 2nd one up, but not the first. I'd love to play the 1st one before the 2nd.


iirc SS1 is freeare. There's a copy ropaming the internet you could download. You don't have to fiddle with DOS, just click on the game and it will automatically configure.

 

Cool. Thanks you two!

#10 Posted by mems_1224 (47239 posts) -
Kinda wanna get it but I kinda want to wait for a sale too.
#11 Posted by glez13 (8874 posts) -

Old and I still have the retail version.

#12 Posted by Cherokee_Jack (32198 posts) -

I bought Shogo instead. You get to be a robot.

I feel that I made the right decision.

#13 Posted by Ly_the_Fairy (8652 posts) -

I can't find a working download link for System Shock :(

#14 Posted by DragonfireXZ95 (19818 posts) -

Kinda late to the party *points to sig* but yeah it's good news

seanmcloughlin
The name or link of whatever mods you used would be nice.
#15 Posted by Comduter (2183 posts) -

Old and I still have the retail version.

glez13

Me too.  I'll be buying the GOG version however because my retail copy won't run on Win. 7. 

#16 Posted by Drasonak (1509 posts) -
Why play the millions of modern FPS games when you can play one from 14 years ago?
#17 Posted by evilross (1888 posts) -

Why play the millions of modern FPS games when you can play one from 14 years ago?Drasonak

 

If you knew how ignorant that post made made you look, I bet you would not have made it.

 

 

 

#18 Posted by ramealdabest (519 posts) -

I can't find a working download link for System Shock :(

Ly_the_Fairy



http://www.systemshock.org/index.php?topic=211.0

Here you go. Just scroll down and you should see it besides two other files under the attachment heading.

#19 Posted by DragonfireXZ95 (19818 posts) -

[QUOTE="Drasonak"]Why play the millions of modern FPS games when you can play one from 14 years ago?evilross

 

If you knew how ignorant that post made made you look, I bet you would not have made it.

 

 

 

He just displayed his ignorance in another thread. Don't mind him.
#20 Posted by seanmcloughlin (38216 posts) -

[QUOTE="seanmcloughlin"]

Kinda late to the party *points to sig* but yeah it's good news

DragonfireXZ95

The name or link of whatever mods you used would be nice.

I was uploading during the night and forgot to add it. Thanks for reminding me :)

#21 Posted by locopatho (20365 posts) -
Bought it :)
#22 Posted by Rocker6 (13358 posts) -

[QUOTE="ramealdabest"]

[QUOTE="Ly_the_Fairy"]

SS2 is the one that tends to be mentioned the most.

I am a bit sad that GOG put the 2nd one up, but not the first. I'd love to play the 1st one before the 2nd.

Ly_the_Fairy


iirc SS1 is freeare. There's a copy ropaming the internet you could download. You don't have to fiddle with DOS, just click on the game and it will automatically configure.

O rly? :o

Yeah, here!

Very easy to set up, and includes some mods and improvements to make the game more playable and smooth. Played SS1 last year, and it's still a great game... definitely check it out!

#23 Posted by Lucianu (9443 posts) -

There was already a thread in SW about it a little wile ago. 

Anyway, for anyone interested, the gameplay has aged well. Unlike Deus Ex (the only game which is comparable, and which has a ton of elements thus did not age as well), the game is a straightfoward RPG/Horror with a great level design and immersive atmosphere. The cyberpunk atmosphere is so thick and disturbing. 

You're going to suck at the beginning because it is an RPG. Wen you fire a gun, it has a kickback because of the inexperienced character. Once you put a decent amount of points into your agility and weapons, the gunplay is good, there's no kickback, just aim and blissfully shoot. That is, if you have ammo. And if you have a decent amount of stats in your repair skill so you can fix your weapon if it breaks. You can also modify your weapon, to improve it. 

The models (weapons, NPCs) are ugly as sin, and so are the graphics. For that, you'll need the God sent of graphical mods. The Lord bless everyone who created them.

HD object textures

HD world textures

HD space textures

HD enemy models

HD weapon models

Just unzip everything in the 'DataPermanentMods' located in your System Shock 2 folder, and you're set to go.

Screenshots

Shock22013-02-1420-52-09-81_zps9aded3e8.

Shock22013-02-1512-32-02-70_zpse949e021.

Shock22013-02-1512-32-52-18_zps3a838c69.

Shock22013-02-1512-33-06-87_zpsa8798f2f.

Shock22013-02-1521-28-22-61_zpsb305c04b.

#24 Posted by pelvist (4855 posts) -

How is the multiplayer coop working in the GOG version? I was thinking about buying a few copies of this for me and my friends to play. I used to love this game back in the day.

#25 Posted by KungfuKitten (21130 posts) -

Yeah I'm playing through it right now as a hmm.... Navy-ist.
Oh, and I am totally getting the same vibe as with Doom 3, that I am totally playing this game as if I'm there and not just playing a game.
I.E. crawling through entire game and being extremely anxious. I even got back into the habit of pausing the game every few minutes to take a breath.

If you play a game like me, as if every monster can kill you, it does make the game a lot longer I imagine :P

#26 Posted by seanmcloughlin (38216 posts) -

There was already a thread in SW about it a little wile ago. 

Anyway, for anyone interested, the gameplay has aged well. Unlike Deus Ex (the only game which is comparable, and which has a ton of elements thus did not age as well), the game is a straightfoward RPG/Horror with a great level design and immersive atmosphere. The cyberpunk atmosphere is so thick and disturbing. 

You're going to suck at the beginning because it is an RPG. Wen you fire a gun, it has a kickback because of the inexperienced character. Once you put a decent amount of points into your agility and weapons, the gunplay is good, there's no kickback, just aim and blissfully shoot. That is, if you have ammo. And if you have a decent amount of stats in your repair skill so you can fix your weapon if it breaks. You can also modify your weapon, to improve it. 

The models (weapons, NPCs) are ugly as sin, and so are the graphics. For that, you'll need the God sent of graphical mods. The Lord bless everyone who created them.

HD object textures

HD world textures

HD space textures

HD enemy models

HD weapon models

Just unzip everything in the 'DataPermanentMods' located in your System Shock 2 folder, and you're set to go.

Screenshots

 

Lucianu

While the textures are nice, those are some painfully low res shots :? no 1080p?

This is where it's at

20130216133006.jpg20130216133257.jpg20130216133811.jpg20130216133251.jpg20130216133908.jpg20130216133914.jpg

#27 Posted by mems_1224 (47239 posts) -
How is the first System Shock? Does the gameplay hold up? Is it worth playing?
#28 Posted by Rocker6 (13358 posts) -

How is the first System Shock? Does the gameplay hold up? Is it worth playing?mems_1224

It's a demanding game that may feel a little overwhelming at times, especially if you're not experienced with older and more complex/convoluted games (the levels are huge), but if you DL that freeware version posted above, you'll find it's very playable for such an old game, both due to the overall game quality, and due to some included mods.

I'd say its definitely worth playing... though I don't expect everyone will find it enjoyable.

Give it a try, see how you feel about it!

#29 Posted by Some-Mist (5630 posts) -
still own my boxed disc version, but I might eventually snag this on GOG or on Steam (when it releases on steam in probably a couple of months).
#30 Posted by padaporra (3428 posts) -

It was a good day. 

#31 Posted by Lucianu (9443 posts) -

While the textures are nice, those are some painfully low res shots :? no 1080p?

This is where it's at

seanmcloughlin

Photobucket resizes them, but i think i'm going with ImagineShack from now on.. 

Though it's 720p, i'm on a old laptop, it's ben a wile since i had a proper desktop.

#32 Posted by Heil68 (45145 posts) -
Too many current and near future games to play to bother with a 14 year old game I've already played.
#33 Posted by seanmcloughlin (38216 posts) -

[QUOTE="seanmcloughlin"]

While the textures are nice, those are some painfully low res shots :? no 1080p?

This is where it's at

Lucianu

Photobucket resizes them, but i think i'm going with ImagineShack from now on.. 

Though it's 720p, i'm on a old laptop, it's ben a wile since i had a proper desktop.

Imageshack is good, except all my pics are 5.93mb raw and you can't upload anything above 5

#34 Posted by Ly_the_Fairy (8652 posts) -

[QUOTE="Ly_the_Fairy"]

I can't find a working download link for System Shock :(

ramealdabest



http://www.systemshock.org/index.php?topic=211.0

Here you go. Just scroll down and you should see it besides two other files under the attachment heading.

I tried that link last night (multiple times), and I don't think it's functional anymore :(

#35 Posted by MonsieurX (30415 posts) -
The HD mod looks great
#36 Posted by Kandlegoat (3147 posts) -

Stay away from the mod that upgrades the midwife model. The vanilla model looks better and is far more creepy.

 

First time players should also go Navy career and invest in Standard Weapons/Hacking/Cyber-Affinity in the beginning. ...You'll have an easier time.

 

Ammo is sparse so  the wrench is gonna be your best friend.

 

#37 Posted by aaronmullan (33406 posts) -
I'm definitely going to get it someday, but I have way too many games to play right now.
#38 Posted by Seabas989 (10381 posts) -

Sweet I never played System Shock 2. I'll get it some time this year.

#39 Posted by SAGE_OF_FIRE (15587 posts) -

[QUOTE="Lucianu"]

There was already a thread in SW about it a little wile ago. 

Anyway, for anyone interested, the gameplay has aged well. Unlike Deus Ex (the only game which is comparable, and which has a ton of elements thus did not age as well), the game is a straightfoward RPG/Horror with a great level design and immersive atmosphere. The cyberpunk atmosphere is so thick and disturbing. 

You're going to suck at the beginning because it is an RPG. Wen you fire a gun, it has a kickback because of the inexperienced character. Once you put a decent amount of points into your agility and weapons, the gunplay is good, there's no kickback, just aim and blissfully shoot. That is, if you have ammo. And if you have a decent amount of stats in your repair skill so you can fix your weapon if it breaks. You can also modify your weapon, to improve it. 

The models (weapons, NPCs) are ugly as sin, and so are the graphics. For that, you'll need the God sent of graphical mods. The Lord bless everyone who created them.

HD object textures

HD world textures

HD space textures

HD enemy models

HD weapon models

Just unzip everything in the 'DataPermanentMods' located in your System Shock 2 folder, and you're set to go.

Screenshots

 

seanmcloughlin

While the textures are nice, those are some painfully low res shots :? no 1080p?

This is where it's at

20130216133914.jpg

Is Rebirth and the weapons model mod worth using?

#40 Posted by drinkerofjuice (3209 posts) -

I bought Shogo instead. You get to be a robot.

I feel that I made the right decision.

Cherokee_Jack
Shogo is fun, but it's not even close to the same level as SS2.
#41 Posted by mems_1224 (47239 posts) -

[QUOTE="ramealdabest"]

[QUOTE="Ly_the_Fairy"]

I can't find a working download link for System Shock :(

Ly_the_Fairy



http://www.systemshock.org/index.php?topic=211.0

Here you go. Just scroll down and you should see it besides two other files under the attachment heading.

I tried that link last night (multiple times), and I don't think it's functional anymore :(

worked for me.....but i think ill just get system shock 2 instead :P
#42 Posted by seanmcloughlin (38216 posts) -

[QUOTE="seanmcloughlin"]

[QUOTE="Lucianu"]

There was already a thread in SW about it a little wile ago. 

Anyway, for anyone interested, the gameplay has aged well. Unlike Deus Ex (the only game which is comparable, and which has a ton of elements thus did not age as well), the game is a straightfoward RPG/Horror with a great level design and immersive atmosphere. The cyberpunk atmosphere is so thick and disturbing. 

You're going to suck at the beginning because it is an RPG. Wen you fire a gun, it has a kickback because of the inexperienced character. Once you put a decent amount of points into your agility and weapons, the gunplay is good, there's no kickback, just aim and blissfully shoot. That is, if you have ammo. And if you have a decent amount of stats in your repair skill so you can fix your weapon if it breaks. You can also modify your weapon, to improve it. 

The models (weapons, NPCs) are ugly as sin, and so are the graphics. For that, you'll need the God sent of graphical mods. The Lord bless everyone who created them.

HD object textures

HD world textures

HD space textures

HD enemy models

HD weapon models

Just unzip everything in the 'DataPermanentMods' located in your System Shock 2 folder, and you're set to go.

Screenshots

 

SAGE_OF_FIRE

While the textures are nice, those are some painfully low res shots :? no 1080p?

This is where it's at

 

Is Rebirth and the weapons model mod worth using?

Hell yes, definitely the weapons mod. That's a must.

Some people don't like the rebirth models but I think when you have world textures and don't update the hybrids/NPCs it clashes too much with each other. So I used them all to keep it consistent and not pull me out of the experience

#44 Posted by Cherokee_Jack (32198 posts) -
[QUOTE="Cherokee_Jack"]

I bought Shogo instead. You get to be a robot.

I feel that I made the right decision.

drinkerofjuice
Shogo is fun, but it's not even close to the same level as SS2.

Can you be a robot in SS2?
#45 Posted by ReadingRainbow4 (14418 posts) -

personally not a fan of the rebirth models, they remind me of that ps2 game second sight, or time splitters.

I only ever played the demo for this when I used to pick up PCgamer mag as a kid. maybe I'll give it a playthrough, it doesn't look like much but I can't really hate on it for being so old and all.

#46 Posted by airshocker (29870 posts) -

Well, there goes my Saturday!

And the mods are going to make this game look killer.

#47 Posted by airshocker (29870 posts) -

For any of you who like reading, here's a novel that's heavily influenced by System Shock. It's one of the best I've ever read.

#48 Posted by PannicAtack (21037 posts) -
I'll get it later. Especially if it goes on sale. I'm on a bit of an RPG kick at the moment, though I'm trying to get through Fallout.
#49 Posted by KungfuKitten (21130 posts) -

[QUOTE="SAGE_OF_FIRE"]

[QUOTE="seanmcloughlin"]

While the textures are nice, those are some painfully low res shots :? no 1080p?

This is where it's at

 

seanmcloughlin

Is Rebirth and the weapons model mod worth using?

Hell yes, definitely the weapons mod. That's a must.

Some people don't like the rebirth models but I think when you have world textures and don't update the hybrids/NPCs it clashes too much with each other. So I used them all to keep it consistent and not pull me out of the experience

Yeah use all the mods. I did it and it makes it look pretty decent, definitely playable this day and age.
#50 Posted by ninjapirate2000 (3049 posts) -

Damn I want it but I have a mac.