System Shock (1994)

Video Game  -  Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi  -  26 March 1994 (USA)
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Aroused by rumours of questionable experiments being conducted by the Troptimum corporation aboard their "Citadel" space station, you hack into their corporate mainframe. But it seems ... See full summary »

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Cast overview:
Terri Brosius ...
Shodan (voice)
Helen Dunsmoir ...
Rebecca Lansing (voice)
Austin Grossman ...
Edward Diego (voice)


Aroused by rumours of questionable experiments being conducted by the Troptimum corporation aboard their "Citadel" space station, you hack into their corporate mainframe. But it seems you're not the hotshot you thought you were; Trioptimum security personnel apprehend you and drag you off for detention and interrogation on Citadel. However, your actions have piqued the curiousity of Triop Executive Edward Diego. He offers to overlook your earlier transgressions if you help him disable some troublesome security features on Citadel's controlling Artificial Intelligence: the Sentient Hyper-Optimized Data Access Network, or SHODAN. In addition to clearing your name, he'll kit you out with a Military Grade Neural Interface, a classically cyberpunk device that allows you to plug your brain directly into cyberspace, as well as equip yourself with a variety of cybernetic devices. How could you say no? You easily remove the ethical constraints that have prevented SHODAN from allowing Diego to ... Written by Trapper

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[first lines]
Shodan: Welcome back to Citadel Station. We hope your somnolent healing stage went well. Today is the 6th day of November, year 2072.
Shodan: We hope you have a pleasant stay on Citadel Station.
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Followed by System Shock 2 (1999) See more »

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Brilliant but forgotten
10 April 2004 | by (London, UK) – See all my reviews

This excellent ground-breaking game will scare the pants off you and delight you with its endless intricacies... it's a shame nobody ever bothered to play it.

This is an excellent mixture of Neuromancer, Alien and every other brilliant sci-fi you can think of. The voice acting was WAY ahead of its time and actually used this new fangled sound to tell plot and scare you senseless (while Doom was busy making simple explosion noises).

The only problem is that it looks a little dated now, but stick with it until the end and I'll guarantee you won't be disappointed!

Also check out the equally excellent sequel, System Shock 2. Unbelievable stuff!

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