System Shock Remake for New-Generation Consoles – 2018
Written By: DG
Edited By: Grave Reviews Staff
System shock was original a first-person shooter that came out for PC, Mac, and Linux in 1994. Putting the times into perspective, if you remember games like Lawnmower Man, the graphics were top of the line and 3D environments were the hottest thing. Windows 95 was all the rave and all you could play was solitaire and minesweeper without getting the blue screen of death. But I think I am dating myself so I digress.
System Shock is about a hacker who taps into a space stations mainframe called Shodan in exchange for a neural military implant. While the hacker undergoes a surgical operation and stays in a coma for 6 months, Shodan, the centralized computer system, takes over the station whereby mutating employees or killing them. When the hacker awakens, he must try to defeat Shodan and escape the station’s horrors.
The game was received very well. Although, resembling concepts of Hal from 2001 Space Odyssey and having a sci-fi like feel, it is often classified in the horror genre. Check out the gameplay for the 1994 classic.
It took almost 25 years to remake a “no-brainer” cult classic. System Shock is being remade for PS4, Xbox One, P/c, MAC, and Linux. The remake is scheduled to be released in the first quarter of 2018. See a trailer for the remake below:
Let’s hope it turns out to be a good game. They had 25 years to figure it out. Now, if we can only work on a Half-Life remake…