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System Shock is a first-person action-adventure video game developed by Looking Glass Technologies and published by Origin Systems. Released in 1994, the game is set aboard the fictional Citadel Station in a cyberpunk vision of 2072. Assuming the role of a nameless hacker, the player attempts to hinder the plans of a malevolent artificial intelligence.
Unlike other first-person games of the time, System Shock features true 3D environments, and allows the player to look up and down, duck, go prone, jump, mantle, and lean to the side. Critics praised System Shock and hailed it as a major innovation in its genre. It was later placed on multiple hall of fame lists. The game was a moderate commercial success, with sales exceeding 170,000 copies. A sequel, System Shock 2, was released by Looking Glass Studios and off-shoot developer Irrational Games in 1999; the 2000 game Deus Ex and the 2007 game BioShock are spiritual successors to the two games.
System Shock System Requirements
 

Recommended Requirements

  • Processor: Intel Pentium III / AMD Athlon MP
  • Graphics: AMD Rage 128 Ultra 16MB or NVIDIA Riva TNT
  • System Memory: 32 MB RAM
  • Storage: 100 MB Hard drive space
  • DirectX 9 Compatible Graphics Card
PC System Analysis For System Shock Requirements
Your PC will need a graphics card thats as powerful as a Riva TNT/Rage 128 Ultra 16MB and it should be paired with either a Athlon MP/Pentium III CPU to match the System Shock recommended system specs. This PC setup will deliver 60 Frames Per Second on High graphics settings on 1080p monitor resolution. For your PC to completely meet the recommended requirements you will also need 32 MB system memory. GPUs will want to work with DirectX 9 for recommended.
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System Shock PC Release Date:

22 Sep 1994

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