SHODAN, the ultimate Ai menace will give you a good scare!
System Shock is a weird action/shooter/adventure game, quite the master and the start for gameplay that combined action/adventure/survival with sci fi punk, with a character that at the time was unseen, a rogue AI, SHODAN, which is just fun to play with and let give you a ride. Now, the game had gotten a whole load of press, and, one thing that never really is said enough is that this is a (relatively!) easy game to learn to play; it controls like an action one, but you also get a mouse pointer which can be used to interact with the scenery wherever you are, sort of like in a combo action/classic adventure. Plus, it's got lite RPG elements, that are mainly used to give you a weapons systems means of upgrading, plus the upgrade of your own abilities, through implants and cyber enhancements. And, boy, you're sure going to need all you can get your hands on, because this is a hard game to play at times, with relentless enemies and with claustrophobic areas, space stations, corridors, virtual spaces and so on. Graphically it is definitely aged a little, no doubt about it, but it still looks alright, and you'd be hard pressed to find fault with it; for a 94 game it was ahead if its time for sure. And, when you're done with it, download and play System Shock 2, which ups the graphical ante and takes the game on a very cool journey!