System Shock 2 Walkthrough - Command (Part One)

System Shock 2 Walkthrough Screenshot 1. This is the command deck. There's quite a prize to be found on this level and I'm not talking about cyber modules or nanites! Read on to find out what it is! As I exit the elevator a cyborg assassin is waiting for me. I hypnotize him as I listen to Shodan's instructions. I go for the security station and pick the maintenance tool next to the cyborg.

System Shock 2 Walkthrough Screenshot 2. Next to the security station is a dead body on which I find 49 nanites and a med kit. As I head for the only unlocked door, I spot both a camera and another dead body (inset). I search it to find a speed booster hypo and 12 armor piercing bullets.

System Shock 2 Walkthrough Screenshot 3. As I leave the room and go around the bend, I spot a spider and hear another one close by. The Many spits out more propaganda as I wrestle with these two nasties.

System Shock 2 Walkthrough Screenshot 4. I turn left and find a dead body with a pistol in good shape and 12 standard bullets. I find 7 cyber modules in the trashcan and a log from McKay is on the floor.

System Shock 2 Walkthrough Screenshot 5. I get a quick recharge while on my way toward the Tram. When I arrive, both a spider and a protocol droid appear nearby and attack me. On the bodies I find some grenades, 20 nanites and a crystal shard. Wasn't there supposed to be just two of these? Anyway, one of the replicators already has some goodies in its chute: 12 anti-personnel bullets and some chips and booze. I find 3 more cyber modules in the trashcan. One man's trash is another's treasure, right?

System Shock 2 Walkthrough Screenshot 6. I get in the Tram and on this first stop I'm really glad I hacked the security station again before embarking. I hack the two turrets and pick the log from Delacroix to my right. I hear the disturbing sound of eggs nearby and it probably is a bug, but both trashcans have no cyber modules in them! I take the elevator up.

System Shock 2 Walkthrough Screenshot 7. Upstairs I find two eggs and harvest a healing gland from each. As I look out toward the tram, I spot a psi booster hypo on the other side. In the next room I find a dead body with 4 cyber modules and a security crate I hack open to find a laser pistol in good condition. I get back on the tram as the spider noises creep me out!

System Shock 2 Walkthrough Screenshot 8. On the next stop a spider is waiting for me. I pick up a log from Prefontaine, someone we'll get to know much better as the game progresses. Move over Cortez, this is my new buddy!

System Shock 2 Walkthrough Screenshot 9. I'm taken by surprise while trying to exit to the officer's area. I receive a message from Delacroix asking me to help and a spider comes out of nowhere and attacks, followed by a protocol droid! I run toward the bulkhead, but I take the time to pick up the 6 cyber modules hidden behind... whatever these things are (1).

System Shock 2 Walkthrough Screenshot 10. There's a neat cutscene you can't do anything about when you arrive and you finally learn that Rebecca and Tommy, our two love birds, are still alive. How cute. And they're chased by a rumbler too! When the door finally opens I tiptoe my way in as I hear a camera to my right and see another one upstairs to my left. To my right I get 20 nanites from a trashcan. The body in the water has a broken assault rifle, 6 standard and 12 armor piercing bullets.

System Shock 2 Walkthrough Screenshot 11. To the left next to the security station, I get 20 nanites from the dead body and 5 cyber modules are on the counter. There's a replicator nearby and another crystal shard near the body! There's also a droid moving about and I hear spiders and cyborgs upstairs.

System Shock 2 Walkthrough Screenshot 12. As I get upstairs I find the cyborg in question and using the sheer power of my gaze (and my psi amp) I stun him in place. The log to my left is from Suarez. I head past the helpless cyborg into the officer's quarters.

System Shock 2 Walkthrough Screenshot 13. The next room is the one I spotted when I entered this area. The camera is above my head in this picture, and to my left is a dead body with 21 nanites and 6 grenades. A rapier is next to the body, as is a pile of disgusting worms and a log from Norris. Entering the corridor I find another dead body with 26 nanites and a log from Norris, again. As I search the body a spider jumps me and I cook it to perfection with a couple of fireballs.

System Shock 2 Walkthrough Screenshot 14. As I head toward the officer area, I grab 20 prisms in the corner. This is a screenful, let's see. To my left is a log from Norris, the dead body has a few grenades, to the right behind the chair are 17 nanites, the security crate near the almost-hidden droid has 6 incendiary grenades plus 47 nanites while the normal crate to the right has 20. If you crave for more from Norris, check for another log next to a potted plant to the left (inset).

System Shock 2 Walkthrough Screenshot 15. If you are the type of player that must see death come to all creatures, here is a nice way to get rid of this type of droid without firing a single offensive shot. By putting a psi wall between the droid and yourself and luring him close to the wall, the droid will start firing and will actually hurt itself to the point where he will die. Neat, huh?

System Shock 2 Walkthrough Screenshot 16. Exploring the bathrooms to the left I found a maintenance tool in the men's one and 8 cyber modules on the levitating dead body in the women's. The droid upstairs can be dealt with in several different ways, you can try and avoid them, use your psi abilities on them and you can even shoot them from this floor through openings in the ceiling.

System Shock 2 Walkthrough Screenshot 17. I climb upstairs using the ladders next to the camera. I'll explore the room in clockwise order starting to my left. Beware, as these rooms are all trapped with eggs, worms and whatnot. In the first room I find 41 nanites, a med kit, a surgical unit key and a large beaker. Room 2 has 6 cyber modules, some grenades, 34 nanites and a healing gland. Room 3 has two healing glands, 6 prisms, a stasis field generator and a psi booster hypo. Room 4 has a med hypo, an anti-toxin hypo, 34 nanites and several grenades. A log from Myers also rewards you with 20 cyber modules! In the center offices I find some grenades and 20 prisms.

System Shock 2 Walkthrough Screenshot 18. I enter the secured office using the code from Myers and find a high-security crate I hack using an Ice-pick for some grenades, two beakers, a medkit and 41 nanites. The dead body has some more grenades and in the desk are 23 nanites and a shuttle bar access card. An EMP Rifle is to my left, out of view. I hit the security station and get back down.

System Shock 2 Walkthrough Screenshot 19. I head toward the shuttle bays and pause next to this dead body to admire the plasma, or whatever it is on the other side of this wall. I pick some grenades from the dead body and go around the bend.

System Shock 2 Walkthrough Screenshot 20. A cyborg is patrolling and I was able to hypnotize him before he even saw me. Note the camera and the lower level to the right. As I move past the cyborg, I hear a droid coming this way. I deal with him using the wall technique and another cyborg pops up behind me. Damn traps...

System Shock 2 Walkthrough Screenshot 21. On the lower level I find a dead body with two maintenance tools and a security station. I hear eggs too. I turn around and spot 6 cyber modules. While the water seems to be steaming hot, it's perfectly safe.

System Shock 2 Walkthrough Screenshot 22. As I go to grab the cyber modules, I see a room below. Mommy, is this a trap? The dead body has some grenades and 37 nanites. From the eggs I get two healing glands and a psi organ. I climb back up and head toward the escape pods. On my way I find 23 nanites on one of the bodies.

System Shock 2 Walkthrough Screenshot 23. Entering the escape pod area a spider and cyborg attack me as I hear Tommy call out to Rebecca. In the far right pod bay I find some shells and a French-Epstein device on the ground. 7 cyber modules are hidden behind the left bench (inset). The dead body nearby has 31 nanites. A door is behind me and I'll get to it later. I now head to the escape pod on the other end of the area.

System Shock 2 Walkthrough Screenshot 24. As the escape pod leaves, presumably with Tommy and Rebecca on-board, I grab a maintenance tool and the access card to the bridge from the floor. I like to think Rebecca or Tommy left it there for me to find.

System Shock 2 Walkthrough Screenshot 25. I head back to the door I previously went by and enter to find a broken passageway. I look down and psi pull a neat 50 nanites! I jump across to the other door.

System Shock 2 Walkthrough Screenshot 26. On the right is a turret I hack and a camera is on watch to the far end of the corridor. I pass this dead body, walking slowly. In the next area I hack the security station and take a lift up.

System Shock 2 Walkthrough Screenshot 27. Padding myself on the back for hacking the security station (I swear on the head of my third mother-in-law I didn't go up there, get killed and reload before), I hack the turret and head through the window.

System Shock 2 Walkthrough Screenshot 28. The dead body here has 6 rifled shells and I hear a cyborg in the far room, so I decide to head through the room to my left first. On the other side are two more doors and a replicator I hack for a dozen psi hypos. I also get a version 3 repair software I'll probably never ever use. In one of the offices I find a log from Korenchkin. The other has a heavy armor, a large beaker and 57 nanites.

System Shock 2 Walkthrough Screenshot 29. In the conference room I hypnotize the cyborg and look around to find a modification version 2 software on the floor plus a log from our friend Diego and a med hypo.

System Shock 2 Walkthrough Screenshot 30. I head back down two levels and use the access card to access the bridge elevator and Shodan rewards me with 20 cyber modules. Upstairs is a maintenance droid patrolling and an EMP rifle is hidden behind the lift's controls.

System Shock 2 Walkthrough Screenshot 31. After persuading the droid to deactivate, I head toward the bridge. I hypnotize the cyborg and head down to the control stations to my right (1) to grab a hidden auto-repair unit (inset). I have to be careful as a rocket launching turret is on the command deck (2).

System Shock 2 Walkthrough Screenshot 32. As I run past the cyborg and turret, a camera spots me. I have no choice but to shoot it. I go up using the gravshaft.

System Shock 2 Walkthrough Screenshot 33. Another turret is barely visible to my left (1) and a cyborg is in the room to the right. I decide to take a chance and race into the room.

System Shock 2 Walkthrough Screenshot 34. I find the cyborg facing the other way, so I quickly hypnotize it and go on the other side of the room. I see a security station I could hack if I had remote hacking, which I don't. In the desk I find 20 nanites and on the table is a modification version 2 software plus an ICE pick.

System Shock 2 Walkthrough Screenshot 35. I decide to deal with the turret the good ol' fashion way and I destroy it with Cryo blasts. I grab the med kit and anti-toxin hypo from the body. On the other body are 6 armor piercing bullets and in the high-security crate I find an anti-radiation hypo, 82 nanites and an unresearched implant. Don't forget to break the glass (1) and take the ops override access card. Shodan congratulates you on your superior insect-like abilities and gives you 20 cyber modules. I hack the security station and head back down.

System Shock 2 Walkthrough Screenshot 36. Next to the now disabled turret I find 8 cyber modules and 12 armor piercing bullets.

System Shock 2 Walkthrough Screenshot 37. I go back downstairs and head toward the exit. I then take the tram back to the entrance (inset). Along the way a recharge does a body good and also helps to deal with spiders, cyborgs and droids. I then get back on the main elevator, then head to the ops level.

System Shock 2 Walkthrough Screenshot 38. On ops I exit the hub through bulkhead 43 (1) and make my way to the ops override computer (2). I activate it and Shodan tells me to get in engineering... With so much backtracking I better equip my SwiftBoost implant.

System Shock 2 Walkthrough Screenshot 39. Once on deck 1, head for the core. Once you get there you need to enter the code 94834 to access the computer (inset). Once you do Shodan tells you to get back on the command deck. I put my running shoes back on and head there.