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Direct Messages are sent to the protagonist by various characters in the System Shock series. Unlike E-Mails or Audio Logs, they cannot be replayed.

System Shock


  • "Step right into my trap, little hacker."

Citadel Station PA System

  • "Cyborg conversation cancelled, standard station restoration procedure online."


  • To be added...

System Shock 2

Janice Polito

  • To be added...


  • "I am pleased, transmitting cybernetic modules"

The Many

  • "Do you not trust the feelings of the flesh? Our biology yearns to join with yours. We welcome you to our mass. But you puzzle us. Why do you serve our mother? How can you choose cold metal over the splendor of flesh? But you fear us. We hear your thoughts, and they rage for your brothers you believe dead. But they are not. They sing in our symphony of life. We offer another chance to join us. If you choose to lie down with the machine, we will rend you apart and put you separate from the joy of the mass."
  • "What is a drop of rain compared to the storm? What is a thought compared to the mind? Our unity is full of wonder that your tiny individualism cannot even conceive."


  • To be added...

Dr. Watts

  • "They're not dead! They want you, you understand? They want you, as a host! Get away!"

Enrique Cortez

  • "(Knocking on glass): Delacroix? Delacroix, it's me, Cortez... We're locked in here!
  • (sees you through the window) Hey, who are you? (sounds of security bot) "Shit!" (runs out of view, presumably killed)

Rebecca Siddons

  • "Move it, Tommy... the escape pod is this way!"
  • "Let's go, Tommy... come on, COME ON!"

Thomas Suarez

  • "That damn worm nearly bit my leg off!"
  • (A Rumbler growls) "Oh no..."

SOLDIER G65434-2

  • "Nah."

News Announcer

  • To be added...

Military Recruitment Announcer

  • To be added...

Navy Announcer

  • To be added...

Marines Announcer

  • To be added...

O.S.A. Announcer

  • To be added...


  • (unidentified crewman) "Can somebody let me out? I can't find my card. Please, let me out of here."
  • (unidentified crewman) "God damn! Somebody's hacked into this thing again. I'm gonna tell Delacroix."
  • (unidentified crewman) "Where'd everybody go? Is this some kind of joke? Hello?"
  • (unidentified crewwoman) <incoherent sobbing and screaming>
  • (unidentified crewman) "Do you have a rad hypo? I'm so... sick..."
  • (a soldier) "Not me. No way. They're not gonna get me. They're not gonna change me. Rachel, kids, I'm sorry."
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