Before you get all super excited about "OMG System Shock 2 remake," well… this isn't one. What it is is a fun way to imagine what one of the greatest games of all time would look like with a more current engine.

Inspired by those images depicting what BioShock would look like in Crytek's CryEngine 3, Mark Valentine has recreated the first level of Ken Levine's 1999 horror-adventure opus.

Thanks, Mark, for a bit more fodder for our hopes and dreams of an up-res'd, smooth running new version of System Shock 2. Now, who wants to go Kickstart the real thing?