|First Encounter||Flight Deck|
|Most Common|| Flight Deck|
|Preferred Weapon||Assault Rifle (Penetrator Rounds)|
|Secondary Attack||Concussion Bombs|
|Damage (per Hit)|| 80 (Primary)|
|Attack Range|| 4 (Primary)|
Unlike most Cyberspace watchdogs, the Cortex Reaver is not a security program. Instead, it is a Net-active cyborg whose awareness is constantly split between the physical realm and cyberspace. Reaver intelligence is driven by the brain of an involuntary human puppet, using their dead bodies. Cortex Reavers are capable of quickly frying a user’s link integrity, and of withstanding numerous attacks before crashing. In Cyberspace, they appear as red, fragmented faces.
Unsurprisingly, it can be killed fairly easily with the Laser Rapier.
- If the Hacker is killed and does not have access to a regeneration device, their fate is revealed in the "Game Over" cutscene, where their torso is inserted into a Cortex Reaver to serve SHODAN. (This also applies if the time limit runs out on the max plot difficulty).
|System Shock Enemies|
|Mutants (Organics)||Humanoid Mutant • Zero-Grav Mutant • Inviso-Mutant • Avian Mutant • Gorilla-Tiger • Virus Mutant • Plant Mutant|
|Robots||Autobomb • Exec-Bot • Flier-Bot • Hopper • Maintenance-Bot • Repair-Bot • Security-1-Bot • Security-2-Bot • Serv-Bot|
|Cyborgs||Cyborg Drone • Cyborg Assassin • Cyborg Warrior • Cyborg Enforcer • Cyborg Elite Guard • Cortex Reaver •|
Mutated Cyborg • Cyborg Diego
|Cyberdenizens||Cyberdog • Cyberguards • Hunter-Killer • Cortex Reaver • SHODAN|