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Score Breakdown Based on 2498 ratings
  1. 10 (1249)
  2. 9 (961)
  3. 8 (198)
  4. 7 (41)
  5. 6 (14)
  6. 5 (7)
  7. 4 (1)
  8. 3 (3)
  9. 2 (4)
  10. 1 (20)

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  • Rating:10

    Scariest game of all time!

    Got my bootleg of System Shock 2. Not disappointed. I fell in love with it. The game that started it all. Bioshock and Deus Ex! STORYYou are aboard the Van Braun. A anonymous Soldier. After years of hard training in cer... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    System Shock 2

    Looking back on cultural artefacts from past decades one must always remember that people back then genuinely believed that mini-disc players were the future. Perms, double-denim, Showaddywaddy; we can’t blame the ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    Hardcore and very old school

    Hardcore and very old school. If you need someone to hold your hand... look elsewhere. This is what games used to be like back in the days before they all got hit by the stupid-stick and the easy-mode-club. Hard, fun and... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    Are you afraid? What is it you fear?

    Some of you may think It's funny how I write review of a 1999 game in 2014, but this game is so interesting it keeps pushing me to say "I gotta write a review on this!". Some of you may not know this game, or you do, but... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    Great game. A really really hard one.

    This game is too hard. It's so frustrating that you can't even finish it after so much time. It;s great, but too bad that it has some issues. Firstly, the enemies are too damned good. They can kill you instantly and re-... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.5

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

    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 sort of entertainment i... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:10

    Amazing, immersive, scary and extremely hard to put down.

    This game is proof positive that, even with a dated engine, great gameplay will always trump graphical prowess and technological superiority. I just started my third play through on this the other day, and just like both... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:10

    To this date easily the best fps/rpg i´ve played!!!

    I discovered this game in 2010 when i had played bioshock and got very impressed about bioshock´s gameplay features and that so freaking atmospheric rapture that i hadn´t seen in games for ages now. Then i stumbled on sy... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    SS2=3 in 1: FPS, RPG & Survival Horror in a cyber-punk universe. Truly revolutionary.

    What happens if you throw in a blender a FPS, RPG & Survival Horor with a Cyber-Punk "flavour" & add it a Skynet/SETH like AI villain & a plot similar with the original movie Alien?You get System Shock 2, a game that ins... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.5

    Survival Horror? Nothing comes close to the late great System Shock 2

    System Shock 2 was one of the first real games I played, having gotten it for my birthday, my parents mistook it for some kind of programming tutorial game, because it looked "computerish" on the front of the box. What ... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful