This is the world exclusive first review I did of System Shock 2 for PC Zone magazine back in 1999, showing the original grabs.
I knew I was down to review it, but hadn’t seen the game moving until I got the review copy. I sat in a darkened room for five days, shitting myself, playing the game, grabbing it and writing the review.
Back in the office the editor asked me for a coverline. “A masterpiece unveiled?” I suggested. It stuck.
System Shock 2 IS a masterpiece!
Cover for PC Zone issue 80, September 1999. System Shock 2 world exclusive review.
The opening double page spread of my System Shock 2 review.
The continuation of my System Shock 2 review in PC Zone magazine, September 1999.
The final spread of my six-page, world exclusive review of System Shock 2 in PC Zone magazine, September 1999.
The above is a screenshot I took when I wrote the world first review for PC Zone magazine, way back in 1999. I like it because it’s simple, atmospheric, and quintessentially System Shock 2.
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