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An Artist Is Faithfully Recreating System Shock 2's Greatest Scene

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Playing System Shock 2 is a frightening experience, and no moment is quite as shocking as seeing the face of the villain SHODAN for the first time. Now, one modeler is taking the time to render that scene in all its glory (Spoilers ahead).

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Over at the Polycount forums, user Mr Smo has uploaded his reworkings of the classic SHODAN reveal scene in CryEngine 3. If you've never seen the original, here's what it looks like:

His inspiration was this fantastic fanart by Jim Hatama:

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The scene is a work in progress. So far, this is what he has fleshed out:

Illustration for article titled An Artist Is Faithfully Recreating emSystem Shock 2/ems Greatest Scene
Illustration for article titled An Artist Is Faithfully Recreating emSystem Shock 2/ems Greatest Scene

The hallway, before and after:

Illustration for article titled An Artist Is Faithfully Recreating emSystem Shock 2/ems Greatest Scene
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Illustration for article titled An Artist Is Faithfully Recreating emSystem Shock 2/ems Greatest Scene
Illustration for article titled An Artist Is Faithfully Recreating emSystem Shock 2/ems Greatest Scene
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Fantastic stuff. I can't wait to see what it looks like when it's done.

Polycount via Craig Pearson

To contact the author of this post, write to chrisperson@kotaku.com or find him on Twitter at @papapishu.

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Bobsplosion

Anyone know of any proper mods to make the game more "modern?" I want to get around to playing it, but I don't want the '99 graphics to hamper my experience.