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Here’s the bottom line if you don’t have time to read the full review:
- Great atmosphere and characters, especially SHODAN.
- Fun, satisfying gameplay.
- Plenty to explore, with a ton of varied objectives.
- The clunky HUD.
- Sometimes unfair difficulty.
Final Score: 9.5/10
I really really enjoyed System Shock and it’s atmosphere, characters, story, and gameplay. System Shock is chock-full of fun little features that just go the extra mile, for me. If you can get past the clunky HUD and sometimes frustrating difficulty, there’s an amazing game underneath it.