I’ve spoke often and loudly about my undying love for System Shock 2. It’s one of the first horror games I ever played, and there are certain scenes that have managed stick with me even 15 years later. If you haven’t played the game, I’m going to go ahead and spoil the big reveal, seeing as it’s been available for some time now. If you’re still planning on picking it up, this is the point where you cover your ears.
Throughout the game you’re guided by the voice of who you think is the sole other survivor aboard a starship called the Von Braun. Everyone else is dead, so Dr. Janice Polito’s voice is essentially your only source of hope in an otherwise hopeless situation. So when you finally make your way through the horrors of the Von Braun, the malevolent AI known as SHODAN reveals herself in a rather spectacular way.
It’s an amazing, unforgettable moment.
So that’s the scene Polycount forums user Mr Smo is working on recreating in CryEngine 3. So far, the results are nothing short of amazing.