Send News. Want a reply? Read this. More in the FAQ.   News Forum - All Forums - Mobile - PDA - RSS Headlines  RSS Headlines   Twitter  Twitter
Customize
User Settings
Styles:
LAN Parties
Upcoming one-time events:

Regularly scheduled events

System Shock 2 on GOG.com

GOG.com now offers digital distribution of System Shock 2, following the revelation that the classic action/RPG was being tweaked for re-release for current computers on the DRM-free marketplace. For the uninitiated (which is unlikely around here), here's what Jason "loonyboi" Bergman wrote here about the game, going on 13 years ago:

Boy am I ever hooked. I haven't enjoyed a single player game this much since Half-Life, and I can't recommend the game any more highly. Of course, it should be pointed out that the game is certainly not for everyone. It's definitely more RPG than action...there's quite a bit of action in it, but if you aren't willing to put up with the skills and inventory system you ain't going to get far. If you can make it past that, you'll find yourself totally addicted, much like I am right now. Oh, and one other thing - make sure you've got a great sound setup for this one. The positional audio is some of the best I've ever heard. Really creepy stuff.

View
34 Replies. 2 pages. Viewing page 2.
< Newer [ 1 2 ] Older >

14. Re: System Shock 2 on GOG.com Feb 14, 2013, 12:45 Dev
 
Rosco wrote on Feb 14, 2013, 12:38:
this certainly has my curiosity piqued:
(got this from the GOG site for the game)
"Minimum system requirements: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8, 1.8 GHz Processor, 2 GB RAM, 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 9.0c, 2GB HDD, Mouse, Keyboard."
They must have really put some work to this, I originally played this game on a Voodoo 3, AMD K6-2 400Mhz, DirectX 6 or 7.0. My entire hard drive back then was only 2 GB!
More than likely thats just what win 7 needs to be comfortable. I don't think they tweaked the graphics that much.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
13. Re: System Shock 2 Mods Feb 14, 2013, 12:41 Dev
 
Mad Max RW wrote on Feb 14, 2013, 12:08:
JeffCO wrote on Feb 14, 2013, 09:59:
I'm looking for the best mods to play this game for the first time. I'm seeing different mods on different sites. Is there one site that has the best mods?

First here: http://www.systemshock.org/index.php?topic=4141.0

Then follow what's here: http://www.systemshock.org/index.php?topic=4447.0

The site is getting hammered by so much traffic they had to temporarily limit access. It should be back up tomorrow. Mirrors are showing up here.
Thanks for the mods links for the system shock games
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
12. Re: System Shock 2 on GOG.com Feb 14, 2013, 12:38 Rosco
 
this certainly has my curiosity piqued:
(got this from the GOG site for the game)
"Minimum system requirements: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8, 1.8 GHz Processor, 2 GB RAM, 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 9.0c, 2GB HDD, Mouse, Keyboard."
They must have really put some work to this, I originally played this game on a Voodoo 3, AMD K6-2 400Mhz, DirectX 6 or 7.0. My entire hard drive back then was only 2 GB!
 
Consoles are schwag.
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
11. Re: System Shock 2 Mods Feb 14, 2013, 12:16 Atomic
 
Outstanding linkage, thanks!

This comment was edited on Feb 14, 2013, 12:23.
 
Avatar 2718
 
"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing."
-George Bernard Shaw
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
10. Re: System Shock 2 Mods Feb 14, 2013, 12:08 Mad Max RW
 
JeffCO wrote on Feb 14, 2013, 09:59:
I'm looking for the best mods to play this game for the first time. I'm seeing different mods on different sites. Is there one site that has the best mods?

First here: http://www.systemshock.org/index.php?topic=4141.0

Then follow what's here: http://www.systemshock.org/index.php?topic=4447.0

The site is getting hammered by so much traffic they had to temporarily limit access. It should be back up tomorrow. Mirrors are showing up here.
 
Avatar 15920
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
9. Re: System Shock 2 on GOG.com Feb 14, 2013, 11:55 Sho
 
Man, I envy you. To play SS2 was ridiculous amounts of fun even the third time, but to play it again for the first ...  
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
8. Re: System Shock 2 on GOG.com Feb 14, 2013, 11:40 NegaDeath
 
One of those games I keep hearing about but have never played. Might give this a go. 4 day weekend demands a new game to play.  
Avatar 57352
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
7. Re: System Shock 2 on GOG.com Feb 14, 2013, 11:32 Rosco
 
Well, that settles it for me, I know what I'll be doing this weekend now!  
Consoles are schwag.
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
6. Re: System Shock 2 on GOG.com Feb 14, 2013, 10:46 Kajetan
 
wtf_man wrote on Feb 14, 2013, 10:01:
It really saddens me that Bioshock didn't follow this formula, and wasn't a true "spiritual successor".
Sadly Crowdfunding for video games wasnt that popular in 2007
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
5. Re: System Shock 2 on GOG.com Feb 14, 2013, 10:01 wtf_man
 
It's definitely more RPG than action...there's quite a bit of action in it, but if you aren't willing to put up with the skills and inventory system you ain't going to get far.

It really saddens me that Bioshock didn't follow this formula, and wasn't a true "spiritual successor".

But like I said in yesterdays thread, If they've figured out how to untangle the license, it would be great to see a SS1 remake or SS3.
 
Avatar 19499
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
4. Re: System Shock 2 on GOG.com Feb 14, 2013, 09:59 Reactor
 
I don't instabuy much, but this one I'm happy too.  
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
3. System Shock 2 Mods Feb 14, 2013, 09:59 JeffCO
 
I'm looking for the best mods to play this game for the first time. I'm seeing different mods on different sites. Is there one site that has the best mods?  
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
2. Re: System Shock 2 on GOG.com Feb 14, 2013, 09:50 SykesN.
 
Yes! Been waiting for this one. So many hours lost in this game back in the day.  
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
1. Re: System Shock 2 on GOG.com Feb 14, 2013, 09:41 nin
 

Excellent!

 
http://store.nin.com/index.php?cPath=10
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
34 Replies. 2 pages. Viewing page 2.
< Newer [ 1 2 ] Older >


footer

Blue's News logo