Very beautiful classic game. Fine spelkännsla rarely seen in today's game. Story = One of the best sci-fi I've played / read, yes, it requires that you read the books.
Cheap, entertaining and actually looks really good considering how old it is!
Lets just say it to those who are looking forward in to Microsoft's remake of this game for the Xbox; Get it NOT! The story and the characters / weapons are completely different, beware of it! Buy classic!