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System Shock 2

Released September 1999 | PC

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mc_ss2A favorite in perennial “greatest game ever made” features, Irrational’s hybrid first-person shooter/role-playing game is still celebrated for its scares, sophisticated plot twist, and persistent character progress. Players choose to specialize in one of three career branches — emphasizing marksmanship, hacking and repair know-how, or paranormal mental powers — and further enhance their skill sets with cyber module upgrades.


  • Best Action Game & Game of the Year
    Cnet (1999)
  • Game of the Year
    Game Revolution (1999)
  • PC Game of the Year
    USA Today (1999)
  • Game of the Year
    Computer Games Online (1999)
  • RPG Game of the Year
    PC Gamer (1999)
  • Game of the Year
    Evil Avatar (1999)
  • Game of the Year
    Intelligamer (1999)
  • RPG of the Year
    Gamespy (1999)
  • RPG of the Year
    Games Domain (1999)
  • Adventure Game of the Year
    Gone Gold (1999)
  • Game of the Year
    Glide Underground (1999)
  • Single Player Game of the Year
    PC Accelerator (1999)
  • 5th Best Game of All Time
    PC Gamer (1999)
  • Best Genre Bender
    Gamespy (1999)

Basic Info
Released September 1999


ESRB Rated Mature for:

  • Animated Blood
  • Animated Gore
  • Animated Violence
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