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System Shock 2 90% off on Steam - 69p
System Shock 2 90% off on Steam - 69p

System Shock 2 90% off on Steam - 69p

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According to Steam stats is the lowest price its ever been. Good price to pick it up if you don't have it already. 48 hour deal.

About This Game:
"Remember, it is my will that guided you here. It is my will that gave you your cybernetic implants, the only beauty in that meat you call a body. If you value that meat... you will do as I tell you."
The cult classic sci-fi horror FPS-RPG has returned.

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a classic. Bargain regardless of price. heat

Heat added.

I will buy anything for 69p!! (Unless it's 68p ;))

Was a good game... 15 years ago. Now... i'm gonna keep my 69p.^^

The thinking mans half life If you haven't played it I both pity and envy you For the price of a big bag of crisps

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Was a good game... 15 years ago. Now... i'm gonna keep my 69p.^^



I think you might be surprised how well the game still plays and feels with some mods installed (which is really easy to do). It hasn't aged badly at all. Certainly if this is the type of game that you like I don't think the graphics would get in the way at all. The sound and music always was and always will be fantastic. You should give it a go... really you should.

PurplePerson

I think you might be surprised how well the game still plays and feels … I think you might be surprised how well the game still plays and feels with some mods installed (which is really easy to do). It hasn't aged badly at all. Certainly if this is the type of game that you like I don't think the graphics would get in the way at all. The sound and music always was and always will be fantastic. You should give it a go... really you should.


Is it easy to mod the Steam version, and if so, can you suggest which ones? Thanks

Fantastic game! Heat.

One of my all time favourites for sure. might be worth getting so I can play on my ultrabook when I'm away from home!

Thanks for posting.

bandwidthbob

Is it easy to mod the Steam version, and if so, can you suggest which … Is it easy to mod the Steam version, and if so, can you suggest which ones? Thanks



Yes it is easy. Just a case of downloading, copy/pasting and extracting the mod files into the Steam installation folder. You can get to this by right clicking the game in your steam library and selecting properties, then in the local files tab, click on browse local files.

Link to a safe mod website - here

PurplePerson

I think you might be surprised how well the game still plays and feels … I think you might be surprised how well the game still plays and feels with some mods installed (which is really easy to do). It hasn't aged badly at all. Certainly if this is the type of game that you like I don't think the graphics would get in the way at all. The sound and music always was and always will be fantastic. You should give it a go... really you should.



But can it be played with a XBox 360 pad ? Because i hate playing with a keyboard.

Great game!

Thanks for posting this. heat added

Robbo11

Yes it is easy. Just a case of downloading, copy/pasting and extracting … Yes it is easy. Just a case of downloading, copy/pasting and extracting the mod files into the Steam installation folder. You can get to this by right clicking the game in your steam library and selecting properties, then in the local files tab, click on browse local files.Link to a safe mod website - here


Thank you. Is that System Shock 2 Mod Pack sufficient, or are there others I should look for?

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But can it be played with a XBox 360 pad ? Because i hate playing with a … But can it be played with a XBox 360 pad ? Because i hate playing with a keyboard.


there's software like xpadder that you can set up to use the 360 controller

I use an open source on called oddly antimicrobial, it needs to be run as admin though. And its a little awkward to set up but works well.

another one is pgp I think premier game profiler

xpadder and pgp are not free though.

for my purposes antimicro can be made to work just as well.

Thanks for the post! Been wanting to play this for a long time.

If you've never played this get it now! Ignore the outdated graphics, the game play is immense.

oUkTuRkEyIII

Heat added.I will buy anything for 69p!! (Unless it's 68p ;))

then it wouldn`t be 69p would it

Wasn't this one of the main inspirations for Warren Spector when he created the amazing classic Deus Ex?

strange

then it wouldn`t be 69p would it



http://cdn.meme.li/instances/250x250/54190363.jpg

nice-new

Was a good game... 15 years ago. Now... i'm gonna keep my 69p.^^


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bandwidthbob

Is it easy to mod the Steam version, and if so, can you suggest which … Is it easy to mod the Steam version, and if so, can you suggest which ones? Thanks


This is probably the best to look at (gives a run down of how to install mods, what each mods changes, etc):
systemshock.org/ind…7.0

You can skip the first step of the fan-made patch as I'm pretty sure that was included in the official digital release a year or two ago. But for the mods themselves they all sounds good. I've only used SHTUP and Rebirth in the past, but the others sound decent. Everything should all work with the Steam version but I haven't actually tried myself. Might have to give it a go and get back to you

Personally I prefer the game without mods though (played it for the first time with them and the second time without). The graphical improvements are OK but nothing massively noticeable, and if you can enjoy any other game from that era (Half-Life, Deus Ex, Thief, etc) there's no reason you couldn't enjoy this

Other than mods, another thing I would suggest is to look up a few hints and tips to get started as the game has a pretty steep learning curve. Knowing what to spend skill points on plays a much bigger part than in games like Deus Ex. In fact, if you spend them poorly you can actually stop yourself reaching the end of the game! So you've just got to think carefully about what you actually need. But don't let that put you off, it's just a game where you have to think carefully.

Also, the wrench is much stronger than you may think. Using melee weapons a lot of the time means you conserve ammo for harder sections and saves you spending skill points in the Repair, Modify and Maintain skills (as melee weapons don't deteriorate/can't be upgraded, only firearms can). The other skills I wouldn't waste any points on would be Psionics (some people like it, but for a first playthrough I'd say don't bother), Energy Weapons (not worth the hassle) and the worst of all, Exotic Weapons (definitely don't put anything into this!).

The most important skill imo are:
Strength - Increases melee damage, inventory space, etc
Endurance - Increase hit points and resistance to radiation and toxins
Hack - Hack computers, turrets, cameras, etc
Standard Weapons - Lets you use standard ammunition weapons (pistols, rifles, shotguns)
Research - You only need to put 1 point into this skill to allow all research I believe, all other upgrades to this skill just improve the speed of research. Handy as researching an enemy improves your damage against them.

Less important skills:
Agility - Increases running speed, reduces fall damage, and reduces weapon kickback. Don't need too many points in this (especially early on), but good to put a couple into this.
Cyber Affinity - Helps with hacking. Helpful later in the game but not really vital.
Heavy Weapons - Good so that you can equip the Grenade Launcher in the late game (great weapon). But don't bother putting skill points into this until late into the game (probably 10 hours in or so)

Also worth noting that for all the weapons-based skills, if you don't have at least one point in the skill you won't be able to use a weapon of that category. So no point carrying around a grenade launcher if you don't have any points in the Heavy Weapons skill. It just won't fire!

I've written waaaay too much, sorry
Edited by: "mrvengeance" 13th Dec 2014

llyyrem

Wasn't this one of the main inspirations for Warren Spector when he … Wasn't this one of the main inspirations for Warren Spector when he created the amazing classic Deus Ex?



Correct.

The concept of "Action/RPG" and the interface were directly inspired bySystem Shock 2

Heat added. Hard to believe a game this good is so cheap - I must have played through it 6 times over the years.

Keeperobo

a classic. Bargain regardless of price. heat


Surely you mean Bargain regardless of age. If it was £10 it would not be a bargain.

Classic game. Heat.

mrvengeance

This is probably the best to look at (gives a run down of how to install … This is probably the best to look at (gives a run down of how to install mods, what each mods changes, etc):https://www.systemshock.org/index.php?topic=4447.0You can skip the first step of the fan-made patch as I'm pretty sure that was included in the official digital release a year or two ago. But for the mods themselves they all sounds good. I've only used SHTUP and Rebirth in the past, but the others sound decent. Everything should all work with the Steam version but I haven't actually tried myself. Might have to give it a go and get back to you ;)Personally I prefer the game without mods though (played it for the first time with them and the second time without). The graphical improvements are OK but nothing massively noticeable, and if you can enjoy any other game from that era (Half-Life, Deus Ex, Thief, etc) there's no reason you couldn't enjoy this :)Other than mods, another thing I would suggest is to look up a few hints and tips to get started as the game has a pretty steep learning curve. Knowing what to spend skill points on plays a much bigger part than in games like Deus Ex. In fact, if you spend them poorly you can actually stop yourself reaching the end of the game! So you've just got to think carefully about what you actually need. But don't let that put you off, it's just a game where you have to think carefully.Also, the wrench is much stronger than you may think. Using melee weapons a lot of the time means you conserve ammo for harder sections and saves you spending skill points in the Repair, Modify and Maintain skills (as melee weapons don't deteriorate/can't be upgraded, only firearms can). The other skills I wouldn't waste any points on would be Psionics (some people like it, but for a first playthrough I'd say don't bother), Energy Weapons (not worth the hassle) and the worst of all, Exotic Weapons (definitely don't put anything into this!). The most important skill imo are:Strength - Increases melee damage, inventory space, etcEndurance - Increase hit points and resistance to radiation and toxinsHack - Hack computers, turrets, cameras, etcStandard Weapons - Lets you use standard ammunition weapons (pistols, rifles, shotguns)Research - You only need to put 1 point into this skill to allow all research I believe, all other upgrades to this skill just improve the speed of research. Handy as researching an enemy improves your damage against them.Less important skills:Agility - Increases running speed, reduces fall damage, and reduces weapon kickback. Don't need too many points in this (especially early on), but good to put a couple into this.Cyber Affinity - Helps with hacking. Helpful later in the game but not really vital. Heavy Weapons - Good so that you can equip the Grenade Launcher in the late game (great weapon). But don't bother putting skill points into this until late into the game (probably 10 hours in or so)Also worth noting that for all the weapons-based skills, if you don't have at least one point in the skill you won't be able to use a weapon of that category. So no point carrying around a grenade launcher if you don't have any points in the Heavy Weapons skill. It just won't fire!I've written waaaay too much, sorry


Thanks for the detailed reply -- much appreciated

How does this compare to the GoG version?

A great game. Shodan is one of the best all time classic characters. It can be bloody tough at times but we'll worth 69p.

Worth ago for 69p

Shame this money doesn't go towards the people who made it. Good game though, bioshock.

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But can it be played with a XBox 360 pad ? Because i hate playing with a … But can it be played with a XBox 360 pad ? Because i hate playing with a keyboard.



Kids these days.

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But can it be played with a XBox 360 pad ? Because i hate playing with a … But can it be played with a XBox 360 pad ? Because i hate playing with a keyboard.



How can you hate playing FPS games with keyboard and mouse?!

Edited by: "llyyrem" 14th Dec 2014

MadBrahmin

CommentKids these days.



I wonder how things and conclusions are linked inside your head?

llyyrem

How can you hate playing FPS games with keyboard and mouse?!



Well playing with a pad since i'm 6. Now i'm 33.
It's like people thinking that a arcade stick is better than playing with the controller for fighting games, but...
kotaku.com/the…870

If i manage to finish 1st on Battlefield 4 on PC, well this shows enough to me...
Some people can draw Mona Lisa with MS Paint and some other can't draw Pikachu with Illustrator, it's all about talent. If you don't any with a controller use something else and vice versa.

nice-new

Well playing with a pad since i'm 6. Now i'm 33.It's like people thinking … Well playing with a pad since i'm 6. Now i'm 33.It's like people thinking that a arcade stick is better than playing with the controller for fighting games, but...http://kotaku.com/the-2014-evo-champ-just-won-using-a-ps1-controller-1604535870If i manage to finish 1st on Battlefield 4 on PC, well this shows enough to me...Some people can draw Mona Lisa with MS Paint and some other can't draw Pikachu with Illustrator, it's all about talent. If you don't any with a controller use something else and vice versa.



Fair enough. I don't play so much these days anyway but I remember I particularly used to love playing FPS games and that keyboard and mouse was the best way to play them for me and most people. I did adapt to playing games like Halo on a console but I think that keyboard and mouse are still better generally than a gamepad for FPS games. To each their own, though.
Edited by: "llyyrem" 14th Dec 2014

Never played it. So I've just grabbed it now. Gonna add the mod and give it ago. Thx
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