System Shock 2 finally released as digital download on

System Shock 2, the 1999 sequel to the classic sci-fi RPG from developer Looking Glass, was an immediate critical hit for Looking Glass and its co-developer Irrational Games. The deep gameplay combined with a very creepy theme made the game not just better than the original but it became one of the best PC games of all time.

Now, is the only current place where you can purchase a legal digital download version of System Shock 2.  The game is currently priced at $9.99 and has a ton of free extras, including the game's soundtrack, the original game design pitch document, digital artwork, a old radio interview with Irrational Games co-founder Ken Levine and more.

While System Shock and System Shock 2 were both published by EA, which also held the trademarks, the copyrights to System Shock 2 belonged to Looking Glass until they went under a few years later. Rock Paper Shotgun reports that a new company called Night Dive managed to secure the rights to the digital download version of the game and offered it to to publish, where it was named as the number one classic game that its users wanted to see added to its library.


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I bet for 90% of today's kids, these game is beyond too hard for them. Shodan does not have to worry about today's interlopers!

Been waiting for this for a long time. DRM free, tweaked to run on Windows XP through 8.
And there several mods out there that will *slightly* improve the graphics. First game series to marry FPS and RPG elements together in a way that worked with three different play styles (Weapons, Psyche, Tech).

Got a little bit of trivia. Have a listen to this song: - See the keyboard player/backing vocalist there? She's the voice of SHODAN. That was what she used to do before she and her husband (the lead guitarist in that band) joined Looking Glass Studios.

Coincidentally, Tribe are one of my absolute favourite bands.