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system shock 2 what a game i missed

Discussion in 'PC Games' started by bakes0310, 14 Jul 2006.

  1. bakes0310


    Joined: 22 Oct 2004

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    After reading the latest pcgamer mag which was talking about system shocks villian shodan it made me really want to play the game so i dl the demo and omg its amazing i really want this game the story has me gripped.
    Ive never played any of them before and would like to own them but it looks like there gone for ever :(
  2. DaveyD

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    Plenty going around second hand I believe.
  3. McDaniel


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  4. james.miller


    Joined: 17 Aug 2003

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    Location: Woburn Sand Dunes

    one of the best games of all time. get the game, get the hi-res packs and the surround sound patch. It rocks hard to ths day.
  5. iBot


    Joined: 12 Sep 2005

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    Location: England

    i might be tempted to part with my big box copy i bought on release. excellent game btw :D
  6. warren_1979


    Joined: 5 Jul 2005

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    scariest game I have ever played and brill too!!
  7. Rob43


    Joined: 17 Jun 2003

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    Brilliant game !! Sold mine on the MM couple of years back.

    Irrational are working on Bioshock,very much like System Shock 2.Looking good ;)


  8. DEL 707


    Joined: 20 Mar 2004

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    Great game, had a great story as well.

    I remember the 1st time I met a midwife, it haunts me to this day :eek:
  9. Jack Bauer

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    They dont make em like they use to, everything is toned down for the consoles these days.
  10. Matmulder

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    It was a proper scary game - the atosphere and tension made it scary, it didn't rely on the "Boo!" aspect all the time, ala Doom3.

    However I do not wish for a remake - because with modern graphics, sounds and lighting it'll probably be too scary for little ol' me :p
  11. FrenchTart

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    Location: Manchester

    Indeed - check out ttlg.com for lots of the mentioned hi-res packs, anomolies fixes and fan missions (some actually quite good) :)

    Just look out for Zylonbane....
  12. rgzcampbell


    Joined: 4 Nov 2002

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    Brilliant game, like everyone says get the Hi res packs etc.
    BTW cheers for the game rob43 ;)
  13. Reppyboyo


    Joined: 3 May 2004

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    I couldent play SS2.
    Too scarey :(
  14. Rob43


    Joined: 17 Jun 2003

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    No probs mate ;) Sounds like you enjoyed it,does sound good with the hi-res packs etc.
    Don't think i'll ever forget playing this game.

    Last edited: 15 Jul 2006
  15. Radiation


    Joined: 12 Oct 2003

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    I remember i bought it quite randomly without thinking as it was cheap at the time, i didn't think it would be that good but it was. :)
  16. Vonhelmet


    Joined: 28 Jun 2005

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    The voice acting is one the thing that really makes the game. The recordings are really creepy and haunting... you really get the feeling that something truly awful happened.

    "They say it will make a better me... of me..."

    *me poops pants*
  17. Jack Bauer

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    cant remember the story that well now ( was a long time ago ), but the bit in the lift with Shodan (think thats right) is one of my favorite gaming memorys
  18. HangTime

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    Played this a year or two ago and was rather disappointed - it's showing it's age (even with the textures update, and a modified config file to make it run at 1600x1200) and isn't a patch on Deus Ex IMO.

    Ahead of it's time, yes, but that doesn't mean that 7 years later it can still hold it's own.
  19. Psyk


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Location: Leamington Spa

    I wish I could get into this game. I have a copy but for some reason I just can't get into it. Maybe I'm just to used to modern games that hold your hand as you play. I think I just get slightly frustrated by not knowing quite where to go and it seems monsters spawn periodically when you're wondering around aimlessly. And they keep killing me :(

    Maybe I'll try some of these high-def things, might make it a bit easier to get into.
  20. HAz


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