Everything You Need to Know About the System Shock Remake 

System Shock is a cult classic from 1994, and now it’s received the remake treatment, complete with HD visuals and updated controls. 

Everything You Need to Know About the System Shock Remake 

In just a few short days, we will be able to relive this ground-breaking sci-fi horror with the updated graphics it deserves. Made in Unreal Engine, this game has been built from the ground up, to include updated controls, an overhauled interface, and all-new soundscape. Not every detail has been changed, however, as the original voice of SHODAN has reprised their roles. Some things just don’t need changing. If you’re excited for this game, then read on. We have a breakdown of gameplay, specs, and a selection of great PCs to play on. 

System Shock: Updated Visuals And More 

SHODAN is a rogue AI and has taken control of Citadel Station, turning the crew in to an army of cyborgs and mutants to fight on her command. She plans to do the same to Earth and it’s up to you , a rogue hacker, to thwart her evil plans. Just like in the original 1994 version, SHODAN is an iconic villain that needs stopping. 

System Shock is an immersive space adventure game. It takes you through a non-linear story, developing at your pace, beautifully illustrated in an art style that merges retro-future with modern tech. As you search through Citadel Station, improve and hone your skills to adapt fighting styles when taking on the myriad of foes SHODAN sends your way. Shoot, brawl, climb, crawl, leap, and think your way out of danger! 

The updated HD visuals and soundscape really bring this influential game to life, all while still retaining plenty of that 90s style. Let SHODAN’s children scare you all over again! 

System Shock screen grab from Steam

Where Can I Play System Shock?

System Shock will be available to play on PC, via Steam and Epic Games, from May 30th. It will also be available to play on PlayStation 4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S, but not until later in the year. 

There are no multiplayer modes available. Streaming is the way to go if you wanted to share this immersive sim with friends.  

System Shock screen grab from Steam

System Shock Official Specifications 

What does a remastered game from the 90s require of your gaming PC? Here are the official specifications for the System Shock remake. 

ComponentMinimum SpecsRecommended Specs
Operating SystemWindows 10 / 8.1 / 7
Windows 10 / 8.1 / 7
ProcessorIntel Core i5-2400
AMD FX-8320
Intel Core i7-3770
AMD FX-8350
GraphicsNVIDIA GTX 670 2GB
AMD Radeon HD 7870 2GB
AMD Radeon R9 290 4GB
DirectXVersion 11Version 11
Storage2GB available space2GB available space
System Shock screen grab from Steam

Our Top Picks to Play! 

Is your gaming PC also a cult classic from the 90s? Perhaps it needs a remake, too. Check out these three gaming machines, specially selected to facilitate the best performance for System Shock and all your gaming needs. 

Refract Gaming Celeste Pre-Built PC

Take on System Shock with some celestial power. The Refract Celeste is part of our pre-built gaming PC range, crafted by our team of experts with cherry-picked hardware and a sprinkling of RGB lighting. Harnessing the power of an AMD Ryzen 7 7700X CPU and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 GPU, the Celeste will expertly handle your workloads and render your games in photo-realistic quality. Plus, the 32GB of high-speed DDR5 RAM will keep your gaming PC running smoothly and efficiently, whilst the high-speed storage drives provide ample space for System Shock and all your favourite games.

Best of all, the Refract Celeste comes with three years parts and labour warranty, giving you that peace of mind. Sadly, it doesn’t cover SHODAN converting you into a cyborg… 

Refract Gaming Celeste 2023
ASUS TUF GAMING A17 NVIDIA RTX 4070, 16GB, 17.3" 144Hz, AMD Ryzen R9-7940HS Gaming Laptop

ASUS TUF Gaming A17 Laptop

Take your fight with the psychotic AI on the go, with the ASUS TUF Gaming A17. This gaming laptop is equipped with an AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS CPU and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070, putting the latest generation of gaming hardware at your fingertips. Enjoy Zen 4 and Ada Lovelace architecture, which have both been primed to support the best gaming performance. Plus, the 17.3” display with 144Hz refresh rate and G-Sync support will render your games with buttery smooth frame rates and rich detail.

To keep this gaming laptop cool, the ASUS TUF Gaming A17 utilises two 84-blade Arc Flow Fans. Paired with four exhaust vents and five dedicated heat pipes, this thermal solution is more than ready to handle System Shock and your other favourite games. 

OcUK Gaming Radiance Ember Configurable PC

The OcUK Gaming Radiance Ember is decked out with high-performance gaming hardware. The Intel Core i5-13600 expertly handles heavy workloads with multi-threading technology, whilst the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Ti utilises AI-enhanced features that brings your gaming to life. Play at 1440p with smooth frame rates on all your favourite AAA titles! Plus, the OcUK Gaming Radiance Ember is a configurable gaming PC, meaning you can adjust the base spec to best suit your needs and gameplay style.

Customise the cables, graphics card, operating system, and add up to three SSDs.

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Ready to Play? 

Are you looking forward to the System Shock Remake? Did you play the original game back in the 90s? Leave a comment below with your thoughts! 

PC specs are subject to change.

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