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Average Player Score Based on 489 ratings
8.9
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Score Breakdown Based on 489 ratings
  1. 10 (203)
  2. 9 (225)
  3. 8 (35)
  4. 7 (13)
  5. 6 (1)
  6. 5 (1)
  7. 4 (1)
  8. 3 (1)
  9. 2 (2)
  10. 1 (7)

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  • User Rating 9

    A gaming experience that will grip your imagination like one of the great literary classics.

    Rated on July 28, 2006 by Larenel

    This game is old. Naturally, the graphics and sound seem initially rather primitive. But, believe it or not, they still do the job and once you've mastered the interface, you will have embarked on a...

    12 out of 12 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.1

    It's a shame there is no review for the first System Shock, so here's one.

    Rated on August 24, 2006 by dryden555

    If you can get this DOS game to run on your PC and you liked DeusEx 1 or System Shock 2, do yourself a favor and play this game through to the end. For its time, the level of immersion and interactiv...

    34 out of 37 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9

    Doom on crack!

    Rated on August 11, 2013 by Alexander2cents

    System shock is a really cool dos game. Its not like most typical FPS games of its time. It inspired games like Deus Ex and Bioshock and Dead Space. It was derived from a first person fantasy action R...

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

    For an old game, this is really fun!!!

    Rated on September 01, 2010 by skeleme

    I only played system shock 2, so then I decided to see what the first system shock was like. I played it and I was so surprised that no one bought this game because they where all playing Doom2!!! Thi...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5

    while everyone was playing Doom 2, the best game of 1994 went right over their heads.

    Rated on July 10, 2011 by MagUnreal

    Computer gaming has aged A LOT since the 90's. This is back when people thought Doom looked good. And back then System Shock was the Crysis to gaming computers, as it was one of the first games to uti...

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

    Today, I just completed System Shock. It was the first time in my life that I’ve ever played it. I can’t stop blaming my

    Rated on December 18, 2005 by BoldoAsesino

    Back in 1993-1994, I was a worshiper of LucasArts, Sierra, Microprose and Id Software; so I didn’t heard anything about System Shock: I was very busy helping Larry Laffer, killing mutants and aliens, ...

    21 out of 21 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.6

    A classic genre defining game which in its time went under appreciated. but to this day remains a masterpiece.

    Rated on July 10, 2006 by ubiquityxx

    Initially, it was a challenge to control with a steep learning curve. It payed back with depth of simulation, gameplay and interaction with the environment. Taking queues from Ultima Underworld (sa...

    4 out of 4 found this review helpful.