Maybe, its been so long since I played System Shock that I don't recall it being that similar to Bioshock in so far as atmosphere and game mechanics are concerned.
Also thanks for posting that. I'm sitting here trying to connect the dots and failing miserably. First game was weird but fun. I think I finished it.
Bioshock was made as a spiritual successor to System Shock 2 (which Irrational developed). A lot of things were similar in terms of its gameplay design, plasmids (psionics in system shock 2), hacking systems, slight rpg elements, etc.
This the same series with that Indian guy?