Well, I thought it was an eternal joke, much like Duke Nukem Forever never coming out. Proven wrong yet again, has announced through Rock Paper Shotgun and a teaser on their website that System Shock 2 will get a full "digital collector's edition" release. This means a full soundtrack, design docs, an Interview with Ken Levine, among other goodies.

Being one of my Top 5 PC games of all times, I really have to advertise this whole deal. System Shock 2 is a bit like Bioshock, but with much more of a PC slant. This means stats you must level up, an inventory system, and intense exploration of each level. Not only a shooter, but more of a space survival horror game, you must fight your way through mutated crew members, rogue robots, and even greater horrors.

If this sounds complicated, don't worry. The entire game is mouselook controlled with a UI overlay that can be removed or retrieved at the touch of a button. All of the stats are under the hood and mostly serve as barriers to using more advanced weapons. All you need to worry about is surviving. I have mentioned this game repeatedly as a touchstone for good pacing, appropriate use of horror themes, and balanced gameplay. If you enjoy PC games at all, I sincerely urge you to complete this one.

Travis   Admin wrote on 02/13/2013 at 01:48pm

I have yet to play this game, so this is definitely welcome news.

jdodson   Admin wrote on 02/13/2013 at 03:18pm

Wow, I will be checking it out when it comes out for sure. Didn't really see this one coming, welcomed news.

scrypt   Supporter wrote on 02/13/2013 at 04:39pm

Thanks for the heads up. Take my money, GoG!

Gary_Butterfield wrote on 02/13/2013 at 05:14pm

This is indeed good news. I'm excited.

Will_Owens   Post Author wrote on 02/14/2013 at 12:58am

This is the best press release they've had ever, I think. They usually botch their huge announcements and they just let this one out quickly and quietly. Works much better than what they've done in the past.

Will_Owens   Post Author wrote on 02/14/2013 at 11:52am

Well, it's out now if any of you have a desire to be a cool person.

scrypt   Supporter wrote on 02/14/2013 at 04:41pm

Done! I actually do feel a little more cool now...

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