System Shock Remake Cheats and Tips
Save the game as often as possible
In System Shock Remake, you can easily be killed or seriously injured after a fight that went wrong or after contact with a trap or environmental hazard. What’s more, new opponents may appear in the explored locations and surprise you.
We recommend you use a quick save option and create manual saves, for example, before exploring each new deck of the station.
Do not drop quest items
Quest items, such as an isotope X-22 from research laboratories, are required to complete puzzles. Quest items require free inventory space (except for keycards).
Do not throw them on the ground because you may lose them, and that may obstruct or even stop further progress. If you have a full inventory, come back for them later.
You can set the lowest difficulty level for the mission category when you start the game. The game then restricts you from removing quest items from inventory and protects you from potential problems.
Have a supply of medicines and first aid kits
In System Shock Remake, the health bar doesn’t renew itself– you must manually heal the character. Collect as many medicines and first aid kits as possible because they can restore health points most efficiently. Also look for Surgery Machines that offer full treatment for free.
On low and Normal difficulty levels, the healing items found as loot should be enough to survive, but in Citadel, you can also find vending machines that offer i.a. healing items.
Match the type of weapons and ammunition to your opponents
The main categories of enemies in the game are:
- organic targets – kinetic weapons work best;
- robots– we recommend using Sparqbeam and other energy weapons.
Also, remember that some weapons allow you to use different types of ammunition – for example, to pierce through armor more effectively or set enemies on fire.
Scan opponents with Target Identifier to choose the right weapon for a fight (ALT key). You can find out, among others, about the enemy type, their armor or lack of it, and how many health points they still have left.
Replenish your energy reserves regularly
The blue energy bar is crucial in the game because it has several different uses. Energy is primarily consumed by:
- Sparqbeam – it is the main energy weapon in the game, useful for attacking robots;
- active hardware attachments– thanks to energy consumption, they can, for example, create an energy shield or protect against contamination.
First of all, look at the Power Station – they recharge energy for free. In addition, you can collect battery packs as loot which restores part of the blue bar. It is worth using them before major battles.
Look for objects and devices that unlock new areas
The game makes it hard to explore Citadel levels 100%. First of all, you should look for:
- Buttons and levers – Interactions with them can open the passages in the area.
- Cyberspace Terminals – You can move into the Citadel network and destroy blockades to, for example, open armories and other secret rooms.
- Keycards – They will allow you to open doors with electronic locks.
- Junction boxes– You can complete mini-games with connecting wires and open nearby hatches or doors.
Take scrap to Recycling Stations
In the game, you can find scrap or destroy unnecessary items from the inventory (option Vaporize from the list of commands). Take the scrap to Recycling Stations, which you will find on most of Citadel decks.
For every 10 pieces of scrap handed over, you will receive 1 Tri-Credit. This can be a great way to get rich quickly. Credits will allow you to shop at vending machines and Mod-Kit Station, which sell unique weapon upgrades.