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Score Breakdown Based on 2452 ratings
  1. 10 (1235)
  2. 9 (946)
  3. 8 (187)
  4. 7 (39)
  5. 6 (12)
  6. 5 (7)
  7. 4 (1)
  8. 3 (3)
  9. 2 (3)
  10. 1 (19)

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  • User Rating 6.5

    System Shock 2 is awesome, but the RPG kinda makes the gameplay tough, sometimes annoying.

    Rated on August 09, 2009 by MAT0R0

    Beginning: In start of the game, you set what type of marine you want to be, choosing the skills that you think that you would most fit best in the game. But if you want to go the easy way out, you ...

    1 out of 10 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.2

    If you can get past the learning curve, you'll find that System Shock 2 is a terrifying and unique game.

    Rated on June 15, 2003 by doctor_kaz

    I started playing this game 2 times and quit because I got so frustrated early on. It took me years to finally finish it and I can say that I am glad that I finally did. Every sci-fi horror game tha...

    2 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10

    The Best

    Rated on April 02, 2008 by crazyslap

    Simply put, Ken Levine and the rest of Irrational put together the best game ever. I have played through it 67 times hopefully 68 by this weekend. BioShock is the second best game ever, I refuse to ca...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.8

    A frightening journey through a doomed ship.

    Rated on January 29, 2007 by marcaze

    System Shock 2 is a mix of RPG and FPS genres. While you can play it as a FPS, is very hard to do so; weapons break very frequently and ammo is not very abundant. In the game you will do a lot of thin...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5

    Not only does it convey atmosphere and story masterfully, it also implements RPG mechanics organically.

    Rated on March 28, 2012 by smurfdamurf

    I am a complete and utter fan girl when it comes to video games. Any game, no matter how flawed and lacking it may be, can hold my attention and probably even entertain me. While I can find some sor...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.8

    Rated on December 14, 2003 by liorde

    Well, what can I say... this game is simply **incredible**. I am reviewing this game 4.5 years after it was released and still I think that this game is a natural born winner. Bravo to ION Storm for ...

    1 out of 6 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5

    System shock 2 is a game that every gamer has to play or even re-play.

    Rated on August 30, 2009 by Dimsos

    System shock 2 is one of the best games i played in my life along with half-life. Until now, no game gave me so much challenge in just so little time and so much fun and some little scares, its gam...

    3 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.7

    You will be playing this game instead of eating or sleeping

    Rated on March 06, 2006 by Quatloo

    I see that they have cleared out the dozens and dozens of reviews that raved about this game. Fair enough. They needed to open up more hard disk space in their servers. I just wanted you to know th...

    3 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.6

    Rated on April 12, 2004 by Faryn

    In my many years of gaming, System Shock 2 is the only game that ever scared me. Not scared in the sense of being startled every five seconds, but genuinley scared. To be sure, there are some startlin...

    2 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.6

    Well, after good 6 years it's now time for me to honour this great game finally! And - it remains a musical delicacy!

    Rated on December 31, 2005 by kocur

    System Shock 2 is together with his older brother from 1994 (hunting Shodan at Citadel) still one of my absolute favourite games. Despite of the fact that the game brought me some desperate situations...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.