10 PC Game Villains Who Got What They Deserved: Page 7 of 10
7. Shodan - System Shock
Shodan puts Medusa to shame.
Shodan is the main antagonist in the System Shock games who ends up hijacking space stations and murdering the crew. Her name is an acronym which expands to Sentient Hyper-Optimized Data Access Network. Just a note friends; a space station or any other isolated environment is a terrible place to be stuck with a sentient A.I. especially if it has sinister plans. And sinister is exactly the category that her plans fell into; she made rare exceptions for who she left alive. And it was the fact that she left anyone alive that led to her demise.
Have a look at Nightdive Studio's trailer for their System Shock 1 remaster.
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