As an Alpha demo, players get to experience a slice of the dystopian science-fiction first person shooter which gained a cult following in 1994. Developed by Nightdive Studios, the reimagining updates the original game in almost every aspect and brings its immersive setting to next generation systems. The game has also been deemed a "faithful reboot" which made its Kickstarter goal since it was announced in 2017. The project funded over $1,350,000 through more than 21,000 backers and accelerated the game's development into 2020.
According to the demo's page, players can experience a short introduction and level from the new System Shock while it requires only 2.3 GB of space. PC systems will also require a minimum of an Intel Core i7 3770k with an NVIDIA 1060 or equivalent.
System Shock's demo is a cherry on top of CD Projekt Red's own sale from its distribution platform. Headlined games including Metro Exodus: Gold Edition are discounted to $35.99 CAD (55% off) while Deus Ex: Mankind Divided comes at $11.99 CAD (75% off). Other classics such as Dragon Age: Origins - Ultimate Edition are at a single-digit $6.50 CAD (75% off) as the critically-acclaimed Indie RPG Disco Elysium comes reduced at $34.09 (25% off).
One of the biggest sales gamers can nab features the Dishonored Complete Collection, which contains all two games and DLC Death of the Outsider from $109.99 to $32.99 CAD (70% off).
Of course, those looking to access System Shock and other free deals can still do so with no strings attached through their sale which goes on from May 27 to July 15, 2020. A demo for the remake of Destroy All Humans! is also available to download using GOG's launcher.
You can view the full GOG Summer Sale on their website here.