System Shock Infinite 2.0 Beta Released


While nearly everyone knows of Bioshock, some people new to the hobby may have never heard, or perhaps only recently heard, of its predecessor System Shock. Thrust back into the modern gaming consciousness by its appearance on Steam and GOG, This sparkling gem of gaming perfection is one of those titles that I believe everyone should at least play through once.

So what happens when you finish the game and want more? When that shocking ending leaves you with more questions than answers? You play the unofficial fan-made sequel, that’s what. A short release announcement sums it up:

System Shock Infinite 2.0 beta has been released! Over 6 months in the making, this update includes a map pack set in Cyberspace and 4 new storylines that the player can unlock and intertwine at will. Also included is a previously unreleased remake of 1.0, with recut dialogue and fully remade movies.

Play it on Steam, or if you are using the GOG version, update your installation to the latest patch with SS2Tool. Keep an eye out for the final version, which will include an extra movie and a new trailer!

Called System Shock Infinite, this mod does more than just rehash maps and have you retrace the same route as the main game. Instead, it includes an entirely new storyline that fills in plot holes and answers some of the burning questions System Shock fans have had over the years. You’ll go through tears in the fabric of reality and visit the Von Braun before the Many took it over. You’ll converse with the ship personnel before they were “turned”. You’ll even find out who the player character was and what his own memories were.

Beyond story, even, they brought back the cyberspace hacking mini-game from the first System Shock and have done an admirable job of implementing it in this sequel. It’s just one in a long list of additions available in the mod.

You can download the mod here on Mod Database.



Carl is both a JRPG fan and a CRPG'er who especially loves European PC games. Even with more than three decades of gaming under his belt, he feels the best of the hobby is yet to come.

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