Sarge's Gaming Workshop

Game Design and Analysis

System Shock 2 Setup Guide

Published on July 24, 2023

System Shock 2 is regarded by many as a masterpiece. For the most part, this praise is deserved. However, while it’s atmosphere, sound design, and immersive sim elements are superb, it’s overall gameplay and balance leaves a lot to be desired. The AI has a number of oversights that allow it to be easily exploited and defeated with little effort once these exploits are learned. The game has also aged rather poorly from a graphical standpoint, as many of the models and textures are extremely lacking in detail and low resolution, even for games of the time.... Read More