Reviews for Bioshock Infinite

85

How much Bioshock is there in Bioshock?

Obsessor | Aug. 24, 2014 | See all Obsessor's reviews »

Not enough to my liking. Oh, I enjoyed the game. Played it to the hilt, loved wandering around with Elizabeth. Liked the plot to the point that I finished the game in two big "bites." Three hours of play on first day, seven on the second. Well, ten hours doesn't seem like much, but it's a standard these days. We have to deal with it.

Columbia looks nothing like Rapture of course. Thus there is close to none horror theme in Infinite. There are some attempts at scares, but... thes are scarce. And poor.

Well, all things considered it's a FPS you should play. It got too much hype and it set the expectations too high. So please don't expect some magic happening while you play. You may be awed with the vistas, confused with some plot twists, or the ending for that matter. Oh, just try the game. Confusion, awe, that I can pretty much guarantee. Disappointment? Not at all. But still I think that previous games were better. Especially first Bioshock. That's maybe because you have actually some measure of control over the possible endings of Bioshock and Bioshock 2. Whereas in Infinite all the "decisions" mean nothing in the long run.

But if this game's on a sale, like when I write this review - don't hesitate(I didn't)and buy it.

90

Gripping story and polished gameplay.

Rafer45 | Aug. 23, 2014 | See all Rafer45's reviews »

Although the story may be convoluted, it's some of the best the genre has to offer.The gameplay is brilliant, the skyhook mechanics are fresh and incredibly fun, and Hard mode is truly challenging. If you want a good story, great visuals, and really entertaining gameplay, give this game a go. It's definitely worth your money and your time. Its replay value is lacking, though.

100

Pure Art

dan13lcab | Aug. 17, 2014 | See all dan13lcab's reviews »

It is difficult to describe without Bioshock have a myriad of details that i think you rather discover by your account while completing the game. There is enough evidence that you are finding to measure progresses as to keep you always can't wait to see what more there is around the corner. It is also extremely gratifying to see how various elements evolve unpredictably as rewind with the campaign.The game offers an experience masterfully tacked onto that feels much larger when you see it as a whole with regard to how you feel when you look at its components separately. In the end, Bioshock Infinite tittle is a highly recommended that you should not overlook.Which you can play without having completed the first games to Rapture, a game worthy of a film.. A separate chapter deserves the own Elizabeth, that accompanies you during the greater part of the game with introducing you to many interesting opportunities to interact and exploit the environment. She will seek and you will deliver money, ammunition, or reloads of life that finds as they progress through the field. Also will warn you about opportunities for locks and explore hidden areas in search of items.The best is that it does not require that you're protecting constantly since she is perfectly capable of taking care alone.

90

Good, but not a revelation

elwismw | July 1, 2014 | See all elwismw's reviews »

First of all, I have to admit that I was caught in the pre-release hype, that was glorifying this game, before it was even released. I am writing this review on July 2014, so over a year after the release, and I have to admit, that this game isn't 100/100. Now, I am not saying, that this game is bad - not at all! It's a very fine game and I would advise everybody who enjoys FPS to play it. It is definitely worth it. The story is interesting, the gameplay mechanics are very nice - vigors are especially cool. Also, the level design, graphics, music - everything is top notch. So what is not great? First of all - game is very linear.No room for creativity here. Also choices that you make in the game have no impact at all - so except for 1999 mode, not many reasons to replay the game after you've finished it. For me another of the cons was, that there was literally no puzzles at all - basically only shooting - it might get boring.

In the end though, what matters the most is - will you have fun playing? I had. Let this be the best recommendation for you.

95

Just buy it now

0aky | May 31, 2014 | See all 0aky's reviews »

My review originally for Metacritic

This game in my opinion is the best game of the best franchise of the generation. So just go buy it now it is well worth it. The story is amazing and complex but in a good way I don't know of any other games that touch on such deep and interesting theory and morals and then there is the ending which I won't go into because it is the best twist of any game story I know of it was worth playing it just for the ending but there is also so much more. Next up are the characters and the world. All of the main characters are amazingly deep and the best of these being Booker and Elizabeth both of which are amazingly voiced. Elizabeth in particular is astounding just the sheer effort and time put it her is amazing and all of this makes her one of the best and most likeable characters in gaming. Last but by no means least is the environments and world as a whole it is simply stunning, the concepts and the way it is presented in its unique graphical style just blend together to create one of the most beautiful alive world's of any video game. All of this is backed up by solid game play that is fun fast and unique thanks to the addition of vigors, sky lines and tears. I can't recommend this game enough as it is one of my favourite games I have ever played just go out and play it you won't regret it and it will change the way you look at video games forever.

95

Just buy it now

0aky | May 31, 2014 | See all 0aky's reviews »

This game in my opinion is the best game of the best franchise of the generation. So just go buy it now it is well worth it. The story is amazing and complex but in a good way I don't know of any other games that touch on such deep and interesting theory and morals and then there is the ending which I won't go into because it is the best twist of any game story I know of it was worth playing it just for the ending but there is also so much more. Next up are the characters and the world. All of the main characters are amazingly deep and the best of these being Booker and Elizabeth both of which are amazingly voiced. Elizabeth in particular is astounding just the sheer effort and time put it her is amazing and all of this makes her one of the best and most likable characters in gaming. Last but by no means least is the environments and world as a whole it is simply stunning, the concepts and the way it is presented in its unique graphical style just blend together to create one of the most beautiful alive world's of any video game. All of this is backed up by solid game play that is fun fast and unique thanks to the addition of vigors, sky lines and tears. I can't recommend this game enough as it is one of my favourite games I have ever played just go out and play it you won't regret it and it will change the way you look at video games forever.

95

Amazing addition to the trilogy!

insane11 | May 26, 2014 | See all insane11's reviews »

Bioshock Infinite is a delight of a game and a perfect addition to the trilogy, but it's nothing new or anything that hasn't be done before. That said, Infinite is a finitely good game and excels in every department of its classifications. It quite simply does that bit more other AAA titles don’t do by being innovative, clever and ultimately cool. The combination of art style and accelerated gun battles are both elevated on the shoulders of a fascinating story that keeps you playing onto the next chapter scene after scene is a testament to title. Keeping the player not only interested but keen to know more and seek a thrilling conclusion to the epic franchise. Get Bioshock on sale and experience arguably the best title of the 3 for a fraction of the price, a worthy game both on & off sale, however I recommend playing both 1 & 2 first if you did not already.

85

A Must Have...

billie_boy86 | May 9, 2014 | See all billie_boy86's reviews »

Bioshock Infinite is not just another FPS game like the most of are available out there. Bioshock Infinite give the players to experience a very interesting story with full of twist and turns by putting you in the shoes of Booker DeWitt who go on a journey to save the beautiful Elizabeth from a beautiful world floating in the sky. Bioshock Infinite has amazing artwork and through out the game players will be pleased to see the beautiful crafted world around them. Bioshock franchise has always been famous for their concept which makes Bioshock different from other FPS games. Along the story there are plenty of weapons to choose from and to customize them further to improve them also there are abilities like psychic powers you can use on your enemies to beat them. Once you will go further in the game the battling between you and the foes will get a bit more difficult but not just that you will even have more options to use against enemies to defeat them by using tear power powers along with the combination of your weapons and powers. From Sound Effects to great Voice Acting, from mind-blowing Visuals to Unforgettable Characters, from a great Story Telling to excellent Gameplay with flexible Control Systems... I urge players to give Bioshock Infinite a go and get themselves to experience an epic journey in the world of Bioshock.

90

Incredible Game!

Azrael360 | May 6, 2014 | See all Azrael360's reviews »

You're a lonesome detective who received a case to find a girl named Elizabeth in the City of Columbia, as the only way to pay some debts. That's how this incredible story starts, with a common start for an uncommon game. This single-player game offers a really great experience: it's long, original and has great action. It also has a good story, great characters, a good amount of powers and items to customize your character.

The game is very detailed, the graphics and the effects are really good. It's feels nice just to stop and see the environment, the small details, or hear your surroundings. You can tell the hard work that the developers did in this game. If you already have played a Bioshock game before, you know what you will expect here: a very original campaign, except this time, it will be up there in the clouds instead of underwater.

If you're looking for something different and deep to play alone, this is an excellent option to consider. Highly recommended.

98

Prepare to get your mindblown

Drakenyte | May 3, 2014 | See all Drakenyte's reviews »

Irrational has done it again and produced another fantastic game to the bioshock series. The game introduces concepts and ideas based on the then-talked-about such as parallel dimensions and theoretical physics, similar to that of bioshock 1 and 2 with genetic manipulation as the theme.

The game introduces a great storyline and interesting gameplay concepts similar to its predecessors. However, unlike bioshock 1 and 2, there is a lackluster of the significance of your decisions made. The introduction of tears and the skyrail greatly offsets this balance, making it challenging on the harder difficulties especially if you are attempting the 1999 mode.

All-in-all, Bioshock infinite has a fantastic storyline, but it will be complicating. Expect sudden revelations; this game is not for those who are looking for mindless/simple gameplay.

100

Just...WOW!

Zazutuu | April 14, 2014 | See all Zazutuu's reviews »

Bioshock Infinite... Such a great game. You can see that Irrational Games is involved in this. The story is one of the best in the video game industry. You are Booker Dewitt,a detective.To pay a debt you go after a girl which name's Elizabeth as revealed later in the game. I won't say more about the story because you really have to experience it yourself. The gameplay is great,too. The graphics are really beautiful and the sound is so good...Now, Would you kindly go and play Bioshock Infinite?

100

Just Amazing

rizuxizu | April 7, 2014 | See all rizuxizu's reviews »

This is without a doubt the best game for me, gameplay wise it might fall short compared to Bioshock 1/2, but storyline wise, it simply the best out there.

This game is unexpectedly interesting and engaging throughout the entire game, you would never get bored unless you only use a selected amount of Vigor and guns while playing.

Skyhook was an amazing addition to the game play, hooking onto those sky line was one of the most pleasant feeling. I could do that for day. I would definitely recommend anyone who love the Bioshock series to buy it as well as getting yourself a Season Pass. Burial at the Sea is way too good to be missed out on.

100/100 perfect game, game of the year for me.

89

Amazing story, average gameplay

DowntimeGuys | March 26, 2014 | See all DowntimeGuys's reviews »

Playing through Bioshock Infinite takes a long time, especially if you're like me and enjoy finding every collectable and picking up every coin that drops. At first I found myself drawing comparisons with Fallout 3 because of the sheer amount to see and brilliantly crafted world. It's when you look past the fantastic story of the game and the imagining of the world of Columbia that you start noticing the cracks in the game.

Whilst the story keeps you coming back for more, the gameplay won't. This is largely due to the games reliance on Vigors (Columbia's version of Plasmids) to bring new twists to the combat. The weapons you find are forgettable and it's really the Vigors that are the most memorable and fun to use. It's a shame then that if like me you like to take your time and enjoy the sights, you'll find yourself spending hours before a new Vigor is introduced. The game ends up becoming more like Call of Duty as you're bombarded with enemies that are intelligent yet never pose much of a threat. You will find yourself overwhelmed occasionally, but the amount of Health pickups in each given area means you're always a sprint-button away from some extra life.

Sometimes you come across a game or movie where the majority of the experience is lacklustre, but the ending makes it all worthwhile.

This is one of those games.

I won't spoil the ending, but I can tell you it's absolutely worth the time you put into the game! A lot of critics nominated this as their game of the year, which I struggled to believe based on the gameplay alone. It's when you take a step back when the final credits roll, reflect on the entirety of the experience, that you'll agree this is a must-play game and one of the greatest stories ever told in a video game to date.

82

The awesomeness...

kenji86 | March 1, 2014 | See all kenji86's reviews »

I have never played the first two Bioshocks, a few of my friends recommended this game during last winter sale. So I got it. Eventually I started playing this game and found out how awesome this game is. Graphically and game play-wise. The game is worth the money, the only con I see is that there is no multiplayer since it has always been a single player game. But doesn't matter, buy this.

68

Thought provoking story, adequate gameplay.

POOTDISPENSER | Feb. 28, 2014 | See all POOTDISPENSER's reviews »

Looking for a great story that will leave you thinking long after the end? Infinite is your game. I'm disappointed to say that, besides the ambitious and bold story being told here, the game is let down by the combat. It's been dumbed down and becomes a casual bullet sponge shooter.

The Vigors seem to take a step back from the previous 2 entries; they feel so underutilized that it pales in comparison to the weapons. It's really disappointing that the trademark of the Bioshock series appears here as a side-attraction that isn't given the attention it deserves. Gone are the mini-puzzles where you hack security to your advantage or use Plasmids to bring down an enemy in a calculated way. The first two at least had a little freedom in storytelling that doesn't get in the way of the gameplay. In Infinite, you're grabbed by the arm and forced to go through a story that wants to deliver desperately, and ultimately sacrifices freedom in that gameplay aspect. You have no choice but to fight the Handyman (The Columbia equivalent of a Big Daddy) or any scripted events that you have to face. The deal with Elizabeth is a missed opportunity. I expected that players could actually go into tears in another universe which would have been so cool.

The star attraction of Bioshock Infinite is the story. You either love the ingenuity of the plot or hate it for its ridiculousness, or simply left bewildered by the end. My opinion: It would have worked better in a novel, but not in a game. I felt they jumped the shark in going down this route.

Infinite may not live up to expectations set by its predecessors, but I commend the people at Irrational for trying something bold and different with the mature, racial and religious underlying themes not commonly seen in videogames.

66

Nice Game

XiPaRiSiiTeiX | Feb. 10, 2014 | See all XiPaRiSiiTeiX's reviews »

Bioshock Infinite, is in my opinion overrated. The gunplay is boring at best even with the vigors I find myself using one and not changing because there is no point to. I also think that the game is a chore to play and any game that feels like work is no good experience. These views however are my own and from my personal experience with the game. The story is fairly interesting as I always wanted to know what was going to happen next but I did feel as though the game dragged a bit. The games' visuals are stunning to say the least and just looking around the world and taking it all in extended my playtime by at least an hour. The downside is however the gameplay, I was bored when I was playing, clearing out one room of enemies just to be sent to another room to clear them out as well. To conclude I would recommend this game to anyone even with my personal experience as the story was worth the hours of tedious gameplay and it is a beautiful game to play.

91

Stunning and epic

Havocidee | Jan. 24, 2014 | See all Havocidee's reviews »

Even though not immediately connected with the first two games you soon find tie ins and a continuing of the Bioshock story. The story had me guessing at times but always proving me wrong. Impressive visuals, great gameplay and weapon options yet to play any DLC but waiting to buy this game and glad I finally did. A must for bioshock fans.

95

One of the best games I played

DaranV | Jan. 24, 2014 | See all DaranV's reviews »

There are very few games in my mind that matches the scope and quality of Bioshock Infinite. I would only say that I only relished playing Half Life 2 more than this. Praises have been lavishly thrown at this game, so here I only examine my personal criticisms. As amazing as the game is, I longed it to be that a bit longer, a bit grander and that bit more revolutionary. When a game comes this close to being perfect, it's sad to see it not going that extra mile. For me, the maps where combat take place were too small; the skyline offers the opportunity for much grander and larger maps. If anyone saw the E3 demo of this game, they would know what I was talking about. I understand that hardware limitations of the current consoles and PCs perhaps limited the size of the game environment but I can't see why they could not have pushed for that bit more. Secondly, without spoilers, the story takes us into interesting places, but it could have spend that bit longer examining the various themes of religion, politics, family, American exceptionalism etc whereas merely alluding or touching on them. Finally and related to the previous point, for an extremely well created Colombia, it would have been nice to spend a bit more time exploring its niches especially now that we know that we are not going to be seeing any more of Columbia from the DLCs.

95

Great Game

gamingus1991 | Jan. 19, 2014 | See all gamingus1991's reviews »

The game is really great, both the gameplay and the story are interesting enough to keep your attention. The story like in the previous games from the franchise is interesting, full of details.

The world is amazing, bright and with an excellent style, the graphics are incredible, in pc you have high res textures that makes the game look up really sharp. I really recommend it and if you are interested in expanding your playtime with this gem, purchase the season pass, worth of playing the dlcs.

90

It comes recommended, but has a couple of issues...

ficha13 | Jan. 19, 2014 | See all ficha13's reviews »

This game is a must play. It's immersive, fun, has awesome characters and a really well developed world that lives lived in. It has great writing, Elizabeth is one of the best companions ever written and seen in a video game and keeps your attention from beginning to end. But...The gameplay is dumbed down compared to the previous games. The stealth element is completely gone here, you can't even try to sneak behind the enemy, they immediately know you're there if you try. Vigors, plasmids in Infinite, are ok, but most of them don't seem to have a practical use and some of lack the punch when use them. You will end up using just 2 or 3 of them through the whole game because of this fact. Also lockpicking is gone for some reason. Some people liked it, some hated it, I personally enjoyed it and thought it brought variety to the game. Now, don't get me wrong, the game is still amazing, and the gunplay is pretty awesome and fun, but this drags the game down a bit, and you'll be thinking a couple times while playing it about why the striped the game so much compared to the original Bioshock

80

Bloody Fantasy

win154 | Jan. 17, 2014 | See all win154's reviews »

STORY : 10/10 A great novel for video game. It's good enough for make a movie. it's very complex but it'll make u surprise in climax.

GAMEPLAY : 7/10 Shoot, smash, use vigor(magic skill) for kill enemy. Find out for money for upgrade ur gun and vigor, infusion potion for upgrade ur stats(shield,health,vigor). It's linear gameplay in bigmap. Will be much more better if weapon slot is 4 or more.

GRAPHIC and SOUND : 9/10 Very fantastic but not the best. Like a combination with realistic and cartoon. Great Bloody Fantasy. OST. is very good. The game has a lot of nice music.

If u wanna play a real bioshock infinite, I suggest u to play 1999 mode for more challenge and achievement.(after complete the game once in normal or easy mode) When I complete the game once in hard mode, I thought the gameplay is so common. But 1999mode make me like the gameplay. This mode's very hard. especially, Lady Comstock fight. I suggest u to upgrade just Possession, Shock, Sender vigor and only weapon damage for all(except pistol, hail fire and burst gun) but upgrade all for repeater and RPG for the last fight. and don't buy anything from Dollar Bill for "Scavenger Hunt" achievement. Equip Winter Shield and Sky-Line Reloader when u can use skyline, u'll become immortal.

85

A very well done game.

zeosinclair | Jan. 3, 2014 | See all zeosinclair's reviews »

I recently finished this game and I have to say that it is a game which is well worth a look. The sky hook mechanics are well implemented and all of the vigors find a use at some point.

My one major grievance about the game is that although it does look amazing, some of the environment clipping can be quite immersion breaking. This isn't too much of a problem however as it is only really noticeable if you really look around at the lower parts of the levels.

96

Simply Amazing

andrealbu | Dec. 30, 2013 | See all andrealbu's reviews »

Bioshock Infinite brings to life a new story with stunning first class characters and actors that quickly empathize with anyone who plays it. The bioshock series were never much about gameplay or visuals and neither is this one. Instead it delivers a bunch of doubts, secrecy and feelings that captures the attention of any player. Elizabeth plays a central role in the game and its amazing to see her evolution over the course of it. The first hour of game (mainly introduction) and the last one were some of the best "moments" I experienced playing a game.

86

Good storyline and Action

Freako | Dec. 30, 2013 | See all Freako's reviews »

It's a great game if you want to jump into the BIOSHOCK franchise. As a standalone game itself would be great. Not necessarily you have to play BIOSHOCK 1 or 2. This game itself explains the storyline well with good voice actors and action.

Booker with Elizabeth is the perfect combo duo. Their chemistry together is magnificent. The sound tracks are great . Voice acting is spot on . But still there are some flaws to the game. Come on no game is perfect. Some flaws to mention would be the AI, though the AI hit pretty hard but they dont post much of a challenge except maybe the boss fights. Action for the first few hours of BIOSHOCK:INFINITE is great it gives you a refreshing look of the gameplay but still after hours of gameplay you somehow feel you are repeating the same stuff.

Storyline:8/10 Gameplay: 7/10

90

Brilliantly done

Abduxuel | Dec. 27, 2013 | See all Abduxuel's reviews »

This world, the thought that has gone into the creation of this world and it's inhabitants is epic. The storyline is fantastic as well as the game play. It's not overly complicated and it's so easy to get sucked in that you realised hours have passed in what seemed like minutes.

Definite buy,

95

Amazing story with average gameplay

rhoand | Dec. 26, 2013 | See all rhoand's reviews »

Game is reall good, with few small flaws, but its still Bioshock. It lost some of the climat from previous games but new place gave opportiunity for new start. Story is really good, great narration, amazing world with many details. However gameplay could be better, fights become boring near the ending becouse most of the looks almost the same. But still game is great and I really recommend it.

97

Absolutely fantastic

gizmoch | Dec. 24, 2013 | See all gizmoch's reviews »

The original Bioshock is my favorite game of all-time. The second one was good but not great. Infinite had a lot to live up to, and mostly it did. The story is just mindblowing and the ending has such a massive twist that you will be left speechless. The gameplay definitely lacks and feels a little bit clunky compared to the previous two games. The graphics are fantastic and when you first enter Columbia, you feel just like the way you felt when you entered Rapture for the first time. Bioshock Infinite is one of my favorite games of this year, it is brilliant.

85

It's not the Bioshock you know and love - but it's still good.

icole8 | Dec. 21, 2013 | See all icole8's reviews »

I'll admit that this was the first Bioshock game I've truly experienced, a brief one-hour sojourn into the first Bioshock game aside, so I hope I can provide an unique POV with this review.

There are also minor spoilers, so beware.

Plot-wise, the game was engaging. It was fun to watch Booker and Elizabeth make their way through the floating city of Columbia, and the latter's wide-eyed innocence makes a great counterpart to Booker's world-weary attitude. The ending, too, is something of a mindf*ck - but you should see it for yourself.

In regards to gameplay, it can be somewhat repetitive, and it was a shame that the game lacked unique bosses, the shade of Lady Comstock aside (it must be said that the shade was genuinely an annoying one to deal with). I found it an interesting challenge, but others may find her screaming and non-stop reanimation of corpses tedious. Any other possibly interesting 'bosses' were either beaten in cutscenes, or turned into allies - something of a killjoy.

The atmosphere though, was superb. The scenery, despite not being Crysis-esque, was fantastic - scenery that told you you were in a fantasy world, but immersive enough that it never felt out of place. The skylines helped add a vast, open feeling as well, a great addition indeed.

Having played the other two Bioshock games now, it can be said that although this Bioshock game definitely didn't conjure that feel the first two games had, it's a worthy addition, and one you shouldn't miss out on; it's an evolution of the Bioshock franchise.

96

Amazing World

akaman16 | Dec. 20, 2013 | See all akaman16's reviews »

The world in this game is unlike anything I have every experience, its like a painting come to life, it feels magical, when playing this game I felt a strong connection to the characters, It no longer became about gameplay and I just wanted to see the story, that's where Bioshock infinite struggles in my opinion the combat is great and is satisfying but at some point in the game I got tired of shooting and each shoot out was just something in my way to the good stuff the story, I am not saying the combat is bad far from it is actually really good but the story is just that amazing. I ended up putting the difficulty to easy so I could just progress with the story. I know its weird but what I am saying is that the story is so good that the greatness of the gameplay lacks in comparison to the story.

80

Bioshock in a new coating

drakso | Dec. 16, 2013 | See all drakso's reviews »

Again we step in the mystery filled world of a Bioshock game, but this time in a whole new place - The flying city of Columbia. For those that are not familiar with the bioshock series - they are an fps games renown for the great art style, story and worlds. As its predecessors, Infinite delivers an amazing world, an astonishing story and for the first time in the franchise - A talking protagonist. The shooting mechanics and game play overall is seeing some advancements. The guns feel better and there is a great synergy with the enhancements, but it might be worth noting that unlike the other Bioshock game, here you have only 2 slots for weapons witch I find to be a flaw. This game got very praised for what it is, and I would agree that is a great game, it does not deserve the 10/10 it is getting. The enemies are very boring and take a lot ammo to kill and the world overall feels cold and silent. It is still a very good game to play and I recommend it to anyone that really likes story driven games.

99

2k Games have stuck back fighting!

MagicalTurtleMa | Dec. 6, 2013 | See all MagicalTurtleMa's reviews »

Me being a bit sketchy due to this being the third installment in the series, i was eager to buy it anyway. Within the first 10 minutes of playing it, i was not dissapointed at all. The visual design of the environment is spectacular with the gameplay blowing you away! The storyline to it goes into an imense amount of detail which first made me confused, but then after watching a youtube video. Made me understand it all and appreciate the detail even more! Definetly buy this game, this is the best game ive played in 2013 and nothing else has come close.

100

A remarkable achievement and a leap forward in cinematic gaming

MrSpatula | Dec. 3, 2013 | See all MrSpatula's reviews »

What Infinite lacks in originality when it comes to gameplay mechanics, it more than makes up for with rich and emotionally engaging storytelling, with some of the bravest plot twists in video-game history, and a sumptuous detailed and stylised aesthetic. The game is simply stunning in every possible way and any fears you may have had about its tumultuous development process are completely unfounded. A delight.

89

Great sequel in the series!

DonVercetti | Nov. 30, 2013 | See all DonVercetti's reviews »

Usually around the third installment a game series is starting to slightly lose it's touch. This is not the problem with Bioshock infinite as it is a stronger game than it's predecessor. The series is still growing strong and a joy to play. This Bioshock is also in a complete different environment which is always a very strong and important part of a bioshock game. Although the surroundings changed, the developers did a great job still getting the great and sometimes creepy atmosphere!

92

Convincing atmosphere = Amazing experience

mwirmm | Nov. 27, 2013 | See all mwirmm's reviews »

The Bioshock series has always been known for amazing game design and atmosphere, Infinite took it to the next level.

The game mechanics may not be amazing for todays standards..and perhaps shooting mobs could get repetitive in any other game..but not in Bioshock.

The world is alive and absolutely grand, its amazing the way this world is sculptured..so much care is taken into to its design that the world really sucks you in, and that's where Infinite succeeds as a video game.

This is one of the only games I've played where I've taken the time to look at every detail...every single bonus audio recording or vintage style short films, this is because I cared for the world I was in.

Bioshock infinite was an ambitious project, but I think it was executed perfectly, it left a big impression on me as a player, so much of an impression that I'm tempted to reboot the game in order to simply revisit that beautiful city that I visited in game.

The story of the game is well thought out and paced and the characters as I'm sure many have stated before..are brilliant.

Shooting mechanics are good fun, with the grappling hook adding a lot to battles and how you deal with them, along with Elizabeth's power.

Bioshock was a unique experience and i give full credit to the creators of this game for their amazing work!

93

Winner Best visual design and rightly so!!

Treguard1982 | Nov. 24, 2013 | See all Treguard1982's reviews »

Having been a fan of the first game, and to be honest even the second game as well (apart from the multiplayer which didn't work too well on xbox for me) I was wondering if the 3rd installment would live up to the hype.

Anyone who has played the first game will remember the beautiful vistas and big visual reveal near the start of the game. Without giving anything away, you can certainly expect to feel that same 'awe' that you felt with Bioshock 1 but just with a different setting. I don't know how the developer managed to do it, but considering all of the hype that was generated through the teaser a couple of years back, this doesn't fail to disappoint.

There's a good selection of weapons which some minor RPG elements in terms of upgradability in terms of those weapons as well as health, shields etc. Enemies are plentiful (and that was playing on the normal difficulty) and there is a wide scope of tactics you can use (again I don't want to spoil anything).

Sound design is excellent and best played on a projector and 5.1 if you can, but the experience is just as good on a monitor with standard speakers/headphones.

I didn't get to try using the mouse and keyboard combination, but to be honest I was more than happy to use my controller, sit back in my leather chair and pump in a good few hours at a time (you'll lose many hours at a time, so it might be best to book some time off work!).

I've finished the game and am looking forward to trying out the first episode. Don't hesitate in picking this up, it's a fantastic game and well worth supporting the developer.

97

Simply Stunning

13th | Nov. 23, 2013 | See all 13th's reviews »

If I was to pick my fave game of 2013, this would be it hands down. Everything about the game is just done so beautifully it is hard to find any faults with it. It is truly an amazing game to play and one of the best FPS games I have ever played, You don't need to have played the 1st two Bioshock games to fully enjoy this, though a simple undertstanding of them is needed a tiny bit to really enjoy the ending to this simply stunning game. Just buy this game already and see why so many people love this game as much as they do

95

ReDiR

Xardas | Nov. 23, 2013 | See all Xardas's reviews »

A worthy successor of the first Bioshock, and at the same time a very different experience. Gameplay is impressive, skylines add even more tactics and shooting mechanics are solid. Enemy's DI is only mediocre, but lets not forget Elizabeth. She is not only interesting, living person, but she also helpful in combat. The story is there game really shines, it's really deep and combined with excellent voice acting creates an amazing atmosphere. Columbia, city in the sky, looks believable with unique visual style. And lastly, the music which simply leaves you breathless in many epic moments. 1999 difficulty is not too hard and I recommend it for a second playthough.

Overall, Bioshock Infinite is my second favorite game in 2013 (close to The Last of Us).

95

A regular shooter with an amazing setting and art-style.

StealthFerret | Nov. 23, 2013 | See all StealthFerret's reviews »

Many people will complain about Bioshock's "generic" first person shooting game-play, and unfortunately, they're right. Most of the game requires you to participate in generic first-person cover and long-distance shoot-outs. The "Sky-hook" adds an interesting mechanic to the game as you're able to bound and leap large distances by using it, hanging from signs and hooks allowing you to sneak by or shoot enemies, but this isn't it's best feature.

No, Bioshock Infinite's best feature is it's world... The setting, the art-style, the detail is incredibly immersive. I found myself wandering around open areas wanting to look at every little detail. The level (and lighting) artists have pulled out all the stops to give your eyes a five-star feast. Without spoiling the game/plot, there's a museum section that's beautifully rendered and detailed to the point where it just looks like pure 3D art.

Bioshock Infinite's Story is also another interesting point in the game. Elizabeth is very well scripted (voice) and believable as a character.

Overall, the game definitely has it's moments. The art and world is what'll stand out more than the game-play, but nevertheless, it's a fantastic game by 2K.

93

Amazing

gdawg4324 | Nov. 14, 2013 | See all gdawg4324's reviews »

Without much interest in the first two bioshock games, I would buy Bioshock Infinite not knowing what I was heading into. Luckily the differences between Infinite and the first two Bioshock's makes it easy for any gamer to buy Infinite. Infinite's gameplay is something to admire with the various guns, powers and abilities to choose from, which helps suit peoples playstyles (whether you enjoy blasting someones face off or burning their face off). The Visuals, although limited for me, was amazing from what I have seen and the artwork is amazing. This game is simply amazing. The voice-acting was amazing and this contributes to Troy Baker's amazing year he is having with games. The story tops the lot, it tells every detail perfectly and is able to instill a hatred in me of a lot of characters. This is a must buy!

90

Brilliant!

TETfromLondon | Nov. 12, 2013 | See all TETfromLondon's reviews »

Bioshock Infinite is an extraordinary game with one of the best stories I've ever played. It follows Booker Dewitt, a man who owes a debt and has come to the mysterious floating city of Columbia in order to pay it. The city itself is stunningly beautiful, as well as the graphics and locations in general. Throughout most of the game, you are accompanied by Elizabeth. However, the game doesn't feel like one giant escort mission, as she is perfectly capable of defending herself, and will even help you in combat by finding health and ammo for you. The gameplay is nothing special, and the gunplay is mediocre. However, the skyhook mechanic is a very enjoyable way to get around the city. Also, the mechanic in which Elizabeth summons in objects such as sentries from other dimensions is also useful and unique. However, gameplay is not the focal point of the game. The story is superbly written with excellent dialogue, and one of the best endings to any game ever made.

92

Great mind-beinding story

trendykendy | Nov. 12, 2013 | See all trendykendy's reviews »

Bioshock was a tough act to follow. While this sticks very closely to the formula of the original game, it does plenty to justify diving into the universe of again. The atmosphere of Columbia is amazing; walking down promenades, listening to strange versions of songs you've heard before, unraveling the narrative as you go. The combat works well enough and is varied enough to make you want to try and find new ways to engage enemies, and the voice acting is top notch. Overall, well worth the money.

96

Book a ticket to Columbia

Bimmy_Dingus | Nov. 5, 2013 | See all Bimmy_Dingus's reviews »

I was never really interested in the original Bioshock, I felt that the gameplay didn't back up a truly unique setting. I wasn't too excited about playing Infinite until I installed it, straight from the off I knew I was in for something special, whereas the twist in the original Bioshock was a total surprise, I was trying to second guess it all game, I was nowhere close. The voice acting from Troy Baker and Courtney Draper is fantastic, and you totally buy their relationship in the game. I have finished this game twice, and am currently on my 3rd playthrough, it's a game and setting that somehow manages to feel fresh and exciting even after 2 playthroughs. If you like video games with stories rather than drab corridors and a shooting gallery full of nondescript villains, then this game is for you.

93

An amazing game with an incredible story.

Spidernext | Oct. 30, 2013 | See all Spidernext's reviews »

Hello! I can start by saying that I really recommend you to purchase this game because both the gameplay and the story are completely amazing. When I first bought this game I didn't know a lot about it except what people had said about it and I will have to say that I was suprised. This game had both amazing mechanics and an incredible story. Only when I first open the game and was in the menu I was excited about playing it because of the amazing graphics, the realistic, alive looking characters and the whole enviornment. The game start of very basic and you get to explore the amazing looking city of Columbia. It's not so long before you get to use your first gun and the Vigors was very fun to use and very basic. The further you get into the game the gameplay gets a more fun to play, you get to explore different universes and the story evolves into something incredible and by the end you will be mesmerized about the gameplay, the story and what is there for you to explore. This game has a lot, and I mean a lot when I say it, amazing reviews and there is absolutely a reason for it! I am totally recommending this game for anyone who likes to play any kind of game genres because you WILL enjoy it. This is without a doubt an amazing game with an incredible story and features great mechanics and graphics. I really hope this review helped you and if it didn't please go and watch some walkthroughs of this game, because they are also amazing ... Thank you.

100

Gripping.

RandomRandomer | Oct. 28, 2013 | See all RandomRandomer's reviews »

I'm being perfectly truthful in saying I haven't played a game with a better story than this one. It's simply epic. And the gameplay as well is something to admire, with various guns, powers and abilities all contributing to how you decide to play the game. The stunning visuals and artwork, story strands and events all climax to the best ending I've experienced. It is simply gripping. The game is a must buy if you're into any previous Bioshock game, and there's even a small tribute to Rapture. A masterpiece.

90

Best Story I've Ever Experienced

LeCat | Oct. 26, 2013 | See all LeCat's reviews »

I came into this game after a friend recommended it to me, I had never played any of the Bioshock games before, already at the start when you come up the lighthouse had me amazed, I was so dragged into it without barely having played it, and the rest kept me staring at the screen non-stop, the ending was albeit a bit confusing, but once I read up on it I don't think there's a better ending than the one.

The reason as to why I'm giving it 90 and not a 100 is mainly the combat. The combat is pretty average for an fps, you have your abilities to set people on fire and get headshots. That's pretty much it. (Not saying it wasn't enjoyable

94

I enjoyed greatly!

Narsuaq | Oct. 23, 2013 | See all Narsuaq's reviews »

As a gamer who's more into game mechanics rather than story, I can say I really enjoyed playing this. I've never played any of the other Bioshock games but I've had friends and family go on at me at how good it is, and I'm glad they did. The pacing of the game was perfect. It starts you off with not too much complication, usually walking around a fair, and you eventually get to use your first gun. Using the Vigors was also a joy to use. The combat is entertaining for a while but when you get to Elizabeth things change a bit. Using her powers has an awesome feel when you request cover, or an automated turret. The skylines also helped make things feel a bit more intense. The story of the game may be a tad confusing. I myself suck at following story, but I think it was delivered well enough for me to understand at least 80% of it. The ending wasn't too shabby either. I'd say you probably need to play this game in order to understand and experience it for yourself.

99

An amazing game!!

maxvassal | Oct. 20, 2013 | See all maxvassal's reviews »

Starting this game mean you're just about to live a great story with a fascinating background. Also the sound is one of the most importante point of this game either character's voice and musics. The gameplay is really enjoyable thanks to various powers and weapons you could find during the adventure. Finaly, I think this is a must have game with an epic finish!

99

Bioshock

AlexGeneric | Oct. 17, 2013 | See all AlexGeneric's reviews »

Can the game be art? Tell the story of life as a book ? To convey the emotions the characters as the movie ? Turn into the world , fully absorbing the attention of gamers ? The simple answer is , yes! BioShock Infinite has answered all of my questions .

City in the clouds striking in its beauty and incredible event. When he saw with his own eyes utopia with flying buildings , streets, sun-drenched , happy citizens , color fair, you find yourself wondering , why are we here? The music in the game is wonderfully matched and original voice only adds to the realism of what is happening . Melodies organically captivate us into the world of utopia and the mad chaos. I suggest you actually feel it . After all , for sure, fans of Bioshock 1 & 2 want to dream of a completely new and exciting adventures in the atmosphere of The Rapture. Bon Appetite , Enjoy !

94

Masterpiece

NostalgiaLane | Oct. 16, 2013 | See all NostalgiaLane's reviews »

Bioshock Infinite is a flawed game which elevates games as a story-telling medium as high as Columbia itself. For the first three-quarters of the game I had a mixed feelings about this one. The city of Columbia is beautiful, but eventually is experienced as a long narrow corridor. The themes of racial discrimination, American exceptionalism, fanatical religious teachings, income inequality and violent uprisings are there, but are left as themes, and undeveloped themes at that. The chatter of the citizens is atmospheric, but too rare, and the citizens themselves are wooden figurines without emotion. Even Elizabeth, for all care and labour the designers have put into her is far from the girl we've expected since gameplay video at E3'11. Yet, for all its shortcomings, Infinite shines in the last quarter of the game. The asylum part was my personal favorite, tragic, yet nuanced and beautiful at the same time. And its main point that you can't wash away your sins, but have to live with them and let them make you better is delivered so masterfully, that you are left pondering it long after the credits and the ending scene. Surely, it's a variation on the Planescape theme --What can change the nature of a man? Regret. but that doesn't diminish the game in any way. So while I'm longing for what the game could be, I still find it hard to give it anything below 9. It's not perfect, but you would do yourself a disservice if you miss it.

100

A powerful, beautiful and intense FPS

DeathRowMax | Oct. 16, 2013 | See all DeathRowMax's reviews »

Bioshock Infinite is the best game I've ever played. Using the same FPS mechanism as the previous Bioshock games - now widespread across games such as Dishonored - it manages to construct an incredibly detailed universe on top. Obviously well researched, it is often breathtakingly beautiful, its style drawing from that of the early 20th Century. It fearlessly covers themes such as religion and racism in an intellectually stimulating way which is completely new as far as the games I've played go. Although the game is strong throughout, the best part by far is the last 30 minutes of it - the plot twists and turns in a way which will make you confused, then satisfied you've understood, then even more confused. It will stay with you for days. A perfect game as far as I'm concerned, and certainly the standard by which I'll be measuring any future FPS games.

100

BEST I PLAYED IN 2013

spongengebob | Oct. 12, 2013 | See all spongengebob's reviews »

I loved every second in the game. I loved to story. I loved the gameplay. I loved all! I played "The Last of Us" too and for Bioshock and The Last of Us are the best games in 2013. But if I could decide the GOTY is Bioshock Infinite. I was shocked at the end I did not thought how it could end but the end was awesome better then every end i played yet. I liked the Vigors the are one of the big differences from Bioshock to other shooters and Elizabeth, the girl the player has to save, often finds things like money, ammo or medkits and throws them to Booker that's really nice so you have nearly never the problem that you have no ammo or something like that.

95

Bioshock Infinite

jack9320 | Oct. 12, 2013 | See all jack9320's reviews »

One of the best story based games ive played in a long time. The combat is fun with vigors that are all different and allow for different play styles with many weapons. My one down side is the ending of the game as it is all explained in the final cut scene and does not really do the relationship of the two characters justice. however this should not prevent you from buying the game, as this is my opinion, I know many other people who really liked the ending. Elizabeth is a great addition to the game making it feel less lonely than the first bioshock games, and putting twist on the combat.

80

It was pretty good

Gedehamster | Oct. 8, 2013 | See all Gedehamster's reviews »

I'm not going to talk much about the game, because it was pretty great. Awesome story, companion ( Except she got stuck twice for me) and pretty nice map ( got stuck twice, just like she did). I'm going to say that I really did not enjoy the end fight. It was rough, and to be honest, just bad. They could've made something reallllly crazy, but it seemed less interesting than the regular fights. It was still quite intense, but I honestly found it too hard, as I was playing on hard on my first playthrough and refused to turn down the difficulty. It's still good though. | v Kind of agree that it gets a bit boring after some time, but it didn't bother me too much.

100

PRO

Lasiu2 | Oct. 6, 2013 | See all Lasiu2's reviews »

I think Bioshock is the best game i've ever played. Its on my first place with DMC on my ranking. This game's graphic is really strange but it makes it original. But wait, strange doesn't mean ugly! Its original and beautiful! BIG plus for graphic! Soundtrack... omfg loved it so muuch <3. It was pleasing to the ear ^^. Plot was pretty nice. I'd give it 8 maybe 9/10. But gameplay and number of weapon you could use made me really suprised. I enjoyed it a lot. I think its good idea to buy this game with all DLC's. For those who didnt buy it, i hope there will be GOTY version of this game with all DLC's. You know.. season pass is kinda expensive. But i have good news for you!. Our lovely GMG has big sale on this game! Its 50%. You have to buy it! I recommend this game and buying it now on sale!! You won't regret it! ;)

74

Amazing at first look, but...

Chtarlight | Oct. 3, 2013 | See all Chtarlight's reviews »

This game is both a complete overhaul of previous bioshock games and a fresh adventure for those who haven't played bioshock yet. The world is beautifuly designed and offer a huge amount of details in every levels and the story, full of rythme and twists, is very entertaining. However, there is a small amount of defect that could deeply affect the way you see the game : small bugs, clipping troubles, dumb ennemies are always there to remind us that it's juste a game and nothing more.

95

This is a fantastic game.

nomis77 | Sept. 29, 2013 | See all nomis77's reviews »

This game has a great story, great gameplay and an ending that will be on your mind for days if not weeks after finishing it. That said it is not perfect, I think too many people are going into it expecting perfection. It is flawed but despite those flaws it is still a brilliant game. The gameplay is excellent, there's a great range of weapons and vigors that makes it very exciting. Combinations of these is a great addition too. Unlike the first game, you can only carry two weapons at a time, but I found this made for strategic gameplay, rather than going in guns blazing, and switching weapons when out of ammo (which is how I played the first...). People have complained about Elizabeth offering ammo, health and salts etc makes the game too easy. While I did find Infinite less challenging than the first it is still a very rewarding experience and occasionally I was very grateful for Elizabeth's help. The story is amazing, as anyone who has played the first would know to expect. All through the game it is an absolute joy to be drawn into and slowly unravel the mysteries floating around Columbia. The ending is superb, even though it does feel a little rush, and coming to fully understand it (although I am not sure I do just yet) is a very rewarding experience). And of course there's Columbia itself, which is absolutely beautiful. It's really wonderful to explore when you aren't fighting for your life... All in all, a wonderful shooter, visually pleasing with a great story, unlikely to disappoint.

100

GOTY 2013

Inc0mp3rtus | Sept. 28, 2013 | See all Inc0mp3rtus's reviews »

After playing and finishing both Last of Us and GTA V, I can honestly say that no game is worthy of GOTY other than Bioshock Infinite. The story, music, atmosphere, art style is unmatched by any of the other GOTY candidates for this year. Everything is highly detailed and extremely well written. The story line is one of the best I've ever experienced in any entertainment form be it movies, video games or book.

65

Pretty but boring

Asrafil | Sept. 23, 2013 | See all Asrafil's reviews »

Amazement is a sense that you will feel playing Binfinite, the game is beautiful and the story hooks you to the PC, but the gameplay soon falls flat. It has been reduced to the bare minimum of a FPS game, and even before we reach the half of the game we are going to be bored and wishing for the game to come to an end. Interesting but definitely a game to buy at a serious discount.

99

Game of the Year!

rjb789 | Sept. 22, 2013 | See all rjb789's reviews »

This game, put simply, is a masterpiece. The steam punk style graphics take you breath away from first sight to even at the end where you are constantly surprised with the vast locations. The game play is brilliant executed and flying around on a skyline, then hopping off and sending an enemy flying downwards into oblivion is timeless and the added help of Elisabeth, who frequently helps you during combat, really adds to the immersion. The story line is good apart from the ending which personally I found overly confusing and unnecessary, but I'm sure many people will love it! There is so much about the game that I could tell you but I don't want to spoil it. Just go get the game!

100

Takes your breath away

Jimmysil | Sept. 19, 2013 | See all Jimmysil's reviews »

This game is an amazing experience that is worth trying. It has one of the best game stories ever, although it could take a while to understand it completely. It's great to watch the relationship between the Booker Dewitt and Elizabeth, and be part of it. I don't see any cons in this game, just pros. 10 out of 10.

68

Pretty Good but not 10/10

RadiatorFanboy | Sept. 9, 2013 | See all RadiatorFanboy's reviews »

I had heard of things like "This is the first game that can be considered art" and I thought I was able to over look the hype but this was not what I was expecting, it was really easy with the introduction of an Over-Shield like mechanic and it cost $20 dollars to be revived a short distance from death with replenished health and Vigour when you can find money everywhere and Elizabeth gives it to you.

The visual style is very good but combat does seem to get a bit repetitive after a while when you upgrade weapons and have pretty much unlimited ammo and not to smart AI like the RPG wielding ones that shoot at you when in melee range.

A pretty good game but don't believe the hype, the weakest one of the 3 I think, not to say that you wouldn't enjoy it more, I wish I did but I don't think I'll play it again

96

Great Story, Great Gameplay

IrishFeangol | Sept. 8, 2013 | See all IrishFeangol's reviews »

The only thing people really need to know is that this game is brilliant. The story is great to follow and has lots of twists and turns that keep you interested. The combat and gameplay in general is really fun and rewarding. After playing through the game once I've decided to go back and play in 1999 mode. This offers a brilliant boost in the challenge the game offers and you get to enjoy it all over again!. The only thing I can fault it on is the world you play in, while amazing looking and for the most part open it becomes less interesting later in the game. Still all round and excellent buy.

100

Just stop reading this and buy it!

thegoddamnmanba | Sept. 7, 2013 | See all thegoddamnmanba's reviews »

Bioshock infinite is perhaps the best game I have ever played. Just buy it! It's a perfect mix of brilliant story telling, interaction and shooting the crap out of everything. Oh and when you get murder of crows...just wow. GET THE DAMN GAME!

99

As good as Bioshock 1?

kai246 | Aug. 30, 2013 | See all kai246's reviews »

Bioshock Infinite is probably my game of the year, the story, game play and graphics all come together to make an astounding achievement in terms of art.

Bioshock is an FPS with a few RPG elements thrown in. Game play wise I feel there could have been a few more vigours to use just to vary up the game play as it does tend to drag on somewhere towards the middle of the game. Also the decision to only pick up two weapons at a time compared to having the whole array of weapons at your disposal in the first game, meant that for me it removed some of the tactics towards the combat. Having said that these are the only niggling problems that I could find in the whole game.

Now we get on to the story, boy is this a great story. I did not see any of the revelations coming and it just left me with me having to pick my jaw off of the ground at the ending. Even if you do not like the gameplay, play this game just to get to the end and witness one of the best stories in gaming unfold.

In terms of atmosphere, I feel Rapture beats out Columbia, however Columbia really is a great place to set a game. The music in the game is phenomenal and again fits in to the story very well. Also going up into Columbia for the first time, mixed with the subtle music playing in the background made the hairs on my arms stand up.

Throughout the game, you will be accompanied with an AI named Elizabeth, she will give to you ammo, salts for the vigours and money. She never gets in the way of the gun fight and only enhances the games quick game play.She has been programmed incredibly well and is one of the best partners to have in a video game.

All in all I recommend this game for anyone who is a fan of great storytelling and atmosphere as Bioshock Infinite is truly astounding.

93

A Mindblowing Experience that will stick with you

nanbun | Aug. 29, 2013 | See all nanbun's reviews »

Bioshock Infinite gets a lot of things right and is without a doubt one of the best games I've ever played. The story is well written and without spoiling anything, just know that it will stay in your mind for a long time. The graphics are amazing, and you find yourself being immersed in Columbia, wanting to explore every single corner of this beautiful city. The voice actors also did a terrific job, and really lets the player feel the emotions of Booker and Elizabeth, and all the struggles that they go through. Infinite's soundtrack is also a masterpiece, and every score suit the moment very well. All in all, this game is a must play and comes as close to perfect as any game can.

92

Genius

yqthebear | Aug. 29, 2013 | See all yqthebear's reviews »

This game is pure genius, the storyline got me hooked on for hours. The gameplay was balanced, it was neither too easy nor to hard.

93

Amazing

Black_Ice | Aug. 28, 2013 | See all Black_Ice's reviews »

The game is fantastic. Everything about it works very well together. The graphics, the sounds, the soundtrack and the art style all work perfectly. The game has a great beginning and ending, but the middle of the game gets a bit repetitive and boring.

88

Glorious from start to finish

Leewom | Aug. 28, 2013 | See all Leewom's reviews »

I played this the week of release (back in March '13) and I have found it hard to truly sink into any other game since. From the start it sucks you into it's wonderfully crafted and stylised world and then just unleashes you into its absorbing and mysterious story.

It is by no means without fault, however, when a developer puts so much thought into a gaming world such as Infinite's it is hard to mark it down on generic gunplay and possible oversight of certain gameplay elements.

Bioshock Infinite was more of an experience than a game for me, just like Bioshock 1 & 2 before it. If you are a fan of either of the previous Bioshock games (especially the artstyle) give Infinite a go.

87

Amazing game

Djbusk | Aug. 28, 2013 | See all Djbusk's reviews »

First time i played a game from the bioshock series and was immediately blown away, the game was a brilliant story and along with amazing graphics it creates an all together unforgettable experience.

100

Awesome

ZaGaMonster | Aug. 27, 2013 | See all ZaGaMonster's reviews »

I Have not words to expres how is this Game. Just i will say: AWESOME!! You Need To play it! RIGHT NOW!!!!

89

Fantastic!

Reaper1992 | Aug. 27, 2013 | See all Reaper1992's reviews »

Gameplay and Mechanics: The gameplay is very good. It's not ground-breaking or amazing but the variety of weapons and powers keep you engaged. It can feel repetitive and there isn't much of a sense of progression. The gears also sometimes seem pointless, and some of the powers are too weak and end up being a waste. The new "Big Daddy's" called "Handymen" are very intense and aggressive, and always offer a good challenge and sense of accomplishment after fighting one. However the shooting sections could have been broken up a bit with perhaps some puzzles. Also, there's not many ways to get guns other than off dead bodies or finding them, You can't buy them. So that forces you to get the best 2 and keep them throughout. 8/10

Graphics and Visuals: The graphics and environments are breath-taking, its truly artistry. I personally found myself stopping and starring. It's a whole new idea and style which sets it apart from other games. They aren't very realistic but that clearly isn't the focus. They're also very immersive and good at setting moods. 10/10

Story and Characters: The story is interesting and at some points complicated, but it all is explained. The ending is what I believe got all the high praise. It's very satisfying and isn't sequel baiting nor setting up DLC. And the characters are brilliant. Especially Elizabeth. She really makes the game what it is, and she never gets in the way. Her AI isn't next-gen but she's full of depth and emotion. However there are no alternative endings or choices to make, things like picking the bird or cage don't matter. 9/10

I think it should be around 84/85, but with the depth of character and outstanding visuals, it almost deserves a 90. It's got good replay value as well. It's easily worth the full retail price! So I urge you to buy this game! It's not something you want to let pass you.

85

BioShock arrives to shock us again

17ALPHA | Aug. 27, 2013 | See all 17ALPHA's reviews »

This game, actually it is belittling to call INFINITE just a 'game'. In its most base form INFINITE is all about its plot, the word on the cover actually reverberates, echoes and haunts you once you get off at the END GAME station. It is not so much as a collection of mechanics to prop up the entire zietgeist of INFINITE.

It sacrifices everything to go all out about its plot and exploration w.r.t. the same. in-fact the first ~40 -->45 minutes of the game you are left to 'explore', 'encounter' and 'see' the spirit of Columbia, the fictional setting of the experience. Taking you through a sanitised and curated path you see the world as it should be until your agency properls it into a violent spiral that de-constructs the situation brick by brick till you can see the fetid and putrid ideology on which the city floats.

The shooting itself is not so amazing unless you decide to AMP it up with skylines, nor are the Vigors but the moments that transcend every shooting gallery, the various voxophones (audio diary) that litter the enviornment or are hidden in plain sight. These disjointed and sometimes related, sometimes unrelated happenings and throwbacks are the real draw of the game and its writing. Explaining how various forces shaped Columbia and how certain technology was 'acquired' the game tips it hat to its predecessors and looks to the future.

INFINITE carries a bold new vision and an experience that must be partaken to understand it.

95

Almost perfect

NEkromanT33 | Aug. 27, 2013 | See all NEkromanT33's reviews »

This game is a jewel. It has some reserves if we're talking about combat system which aside it's fun factor, could've been done better. Anyway the story, audiovisual side and all those things make Infinite game, that is so unique amongst mainstream production you simply can't go sideways with this one.

94

Great Game.

cav3man666 | Aug. 27, 2013 | See all cav3man666's reviews »

Really good game. Couldent stop playing it. The third in the series. and it will not let you down.

98

A Piece of Art

thekoo | Aug. 25, 2013 | See all thekoo's reviews »

I remember the first time I play the Bioshock, the city underwater and the incredible atmosphere that lurks in the game... It was a unforgettable experience. The second game was also good but not as good as the first one though I enjoyed it every second of it. And when the the new game announced I was so exicted. The things Ken Levine said about games, a flying city and much more. When I played the game I saw that what was previously said about this game was not enough to tell how amazing it is. The graphics, sounds, gameplay, relationship with Elizabeth... everything full of emotion. But the most amazing part of this game was it's story. I am still affected by this shocking story. This game feels like a amazing movie with a amazing story the one that you can never easily forget. As I stated in the title of this review, this is not a game. This is art...

92

Third time lucky

Gojko | Aug. 22, 2013 | See all Gojko's reviews »

First two part of Bioshock was great, third part is absolute champion.

Bioshock infinite has improved game-play, graphic, action and story.Acting is great and simply draws you into a fantasy world of Bioshock.

96

Mindblowingly good

jasbro | Aug. 21, 2013 | See all jasbro's reviews »

When they first announced Infinite i was skeptical at first because i had grown very fond of Rapture with its amazing backstory and crazy cast of characters and felt there was still alot left to tell and was a little disappointed they were moving away from Rapture to some weird sky city.

However when i actually got to play the game i was blown away, the characters were very engrossing especially you're companion throughout this adventure Elizabeth, you really grow attached to her as you go through Columbus trying to get her back to whoever hired you to acquire her safely.

If you've played the other Bioshock games and loved them then you NEED to own this game, its just that good.

50

Good but not brilliant

kr1sEboi | Aug. 20, 2013 | See all kr1sEboi's reviews »

To be honest, I am going to buck the trend and say that this game is nowhere near as good as I thought it was going to be. I read reviews everywhere and people were making it out to be the best thing since sliced bread. The graphics were excellent and the general atmosphere that was generated was fantastic. However, the essential component that is gameplay was very poor. Gun battles were extremely boring and shoddy and I felt that the game worlds felt very restricted as the game was often pushing you down the path rather than letting you walk at your own pace. Not only that, the game was ridiculously easy and every fight became tedious to the point that I didn't really care.

93

Head in the Clouds or Falling from Grace?

Sibbo94 | Aug. 19, 2013 | See all Sibbo94's reviews »

It's incredibly hard to write a review for this game, because everything should be experienced by the player, it should be like watching a film without seeing any trailers. This is an odd choice for 2K to go from the gloomy Rapture to the cheerful Colombia and it is a fantastic place to explore. The game is carried by the cast, in my opinion, with Troy Baker and Courtnee Draper voicing the leads fantastically. After this game came out there was a rush of people to rip the rose tinted glasses off of other players by saying that stuff like the combat is uninspired and bland, so I recommend that you mix up guns as and when you feel like as well as the Vigors that you receive. This game isn't perfect, but it's close enough to perfection that it is one of the must plays of this generation of gaming.

99

All kinds of perfect all over again

bibboorton | Aug. 19, 2013 | See all bibboorton's reviews »

If you played the original Bioshock and loved it, you owe it to yourself to play Infinite.

I thoroughly enjoyed BioShock Infinite. So much so that it now probably is my favorite game ever. I can't say that with certainty right now but if I still remember it strongly in a couple years, then it definitely is.

The game improved everything I loved about the first BioShock (the great writing and storytelling, smoother gameplay, impressive set pieces, even the main characters), removed some parts I disliked (portions that feel like padding; Infinite keeps the story moving), and added new things to love (the skylines and fighting with it, Columbia itself, its variety, and its living, breathing world) all while telling an immensely better story than the first one. And it's all wrapped up together in a beautiful, classy and detailed package with love.

I absolutely loved every moment I spent in Columbia. There was always something new and beautiful to see and experience. From the great outdoors to the dark interiors, I didn't find myself forcing through any of the levels. Even just walking around is a delight. Everything is just... Amazing.

My only complaint was that Elizabeth is a tad overpowered. Having her with you is a blessing and you can feel the game getting significantly harder during the moments she is not with you. Also, I feel sad that it could have been so much more than what it already was. Despite what could have been though, what it is is still nothing short of perfect.

85

Brilliant

roryt93 | Aug. 18, 2013 | See all roryt93's reviews »

A fantastic game on par with the original Bioshock. Improved gunplay, beautiful graphics and a fantastically voiced cast.

90

incredible visual and sound design

Heisenberg0512 | Aug. 15, 2013 | See all Heisenberg0512's reviews »

A lot of videogames are systems you have to master or interactive movies or worlds to explore or a variation of the three but for me the best way to describe infinite is as an interactive painting and the sense of amazement of walking around while listening to a voxophone fleshing out the world and characters is the biggest reason why I enjoyed the game as much as I did The mysteries of the plot and world and how they are revealed is another one Everything else about the game the character interaction and development the emotional drama and everything about the gameplay varies between all right and pretty fun and don't detract from the aforementioned aspects I would recommend it to pretty much everyone but don't expect a perfect or all around fantastic game it has got it's strengths and weaknesses like everything else

85

A Great Experience

JishJashJosh | Aug. 14, 2013 | See all JishJashJosh's reviews »

The floating city of Columbia is a joy to explore. This is due to Columbia aesthetically perfect. All the tiny details make the world seem like a real place. It's a shame that not everything else within the game fits together which such cohesion.

Vigors, which replace the plasmids of the first two games, grant the player powerful abilities. Though these completely brake from the immersion of the experience as they do not fit within the right-winged, religious setting of Columbia. The acceptance and the creation of the Vigors is never explained and are completely tacked on so the game can be seen as a Bioshock sequel. Though the inclusion makes the gameplay more interesting.

Elizabeth is a wonderful character who you will truly care about and is also helpful as she aids you in combat and other activities. It's a shame that other NPCs are not the same. The characters that you come across in the street have a set phrase of dialogue when you approach them and then will continue to completely ignore your presence. This, for me, is another area in which the world falls apart.

Though apart from these criticisms the game as a whole is fantastic. It's not perfect but you could spend your money on a lot worse.

97

Amazing experience

Bliddo | Aug. 14, 2013 | See all Bliddo's reviews »

First thing first: I hated the combat in the first Bioshock, I heard that many people don't like the combat in this one either, but I REALLY enjoyed it. It was just pure fun, plain and simple. The shooting is tight, and combined with the vigors and the verticality of the skyhook makes for a perfect example of first person shooting done right. The real core of the game though is the story and the environment. The later is just astonishing, the details and the artistic touches are just astonishing. The story is one of the most mesmerizing experiences in gaming history, and needs to be witnessed.

95

GOTY 2013

bradysam | Aug. 14, 2013 | See all bradysam's reviews »

I can definitely see this game getting GOTY for 2013 as it is perfect in just about every way. The graphics and sound design are incredibly well realized allowing you to become properly immersed in the sky city that you get to explore throughout the game. The gun play again is amazingly well done and each of the weapons feels useful and powerful after upgrading. The addition of the sky lines to the "-shock" series is a great, great choice and really helps to push along the gun fights and keep the pace hurtling along. As with the other "-shock" series games as well the city is amazingly well realized and you can imagine the greater world around Booker and arguably the best part is listening to the Voxophones and fully exploring the civilization around you. The story is also top notch with several well thought out and realized twists (some obvious and some not so obvious). Overall it's incredibly easy to recommend this game and is definitely worth picking up even at full price. I can't wait for the DLC to be released either as that's looking just as good. If you like FPSs then definitely check out this game.

90

So far among top3 of the year!

thomasfinal | Aug. 14, 2013 | See all thomasfinal's reviews »

I wasn't surprised how this game turned out to be maybe the biggest gem of the year! One of the best stories ever for a video game. Outstanding HD graphics. The only downfall is the fighting, which is rather repetitive after the first few hours. The skyhook is a great addition to the package, the new dlc adds to the content. If you can only buy 3 games this year, make sure Bioshock Infinite is among them!

95

Game of the year material

ryanclive | Aug. 14, 2013 | See all ryanclive's reviews »

Having experienced BioShock 1 and 2, I had very high expectations for Infinite, and I'm glad to say they were all met with flying colors.

Infinite is a breathtaking game. From its imaginative architecture to its run down alleys, the game truly takes you somewhere. The story is beautifully woven, and demands your attention from start to finish.

On top of that, Infinite is a highly polished FPS, and the harmonious combination of Vigor (power) usage and gunplay is a blast to experience. The game also has a healthy plethora of collectibles to acquire, ranging from stat boosting gears, to voxophones that extend the story further with intriguing monologues and expositions.

The story is incredibly moving, and the ending is truly worth it. My vote goes to this game as 2013's game of the year.

100

Very good story and gameplay.

ronnieb555 | Aug. 14, 2013 | See all ronnieb555's reviews »

Built upon every aspect of the first and second games. The story was very good, the voice acting was top notch and the graphics/animations were superb.

96

A big game of the year contender

mvs | Aug. 13, 2013 | See all mvs's reviews »

The shooting mechanics isn't the best around, but the story is really captivating and the relationship between Booker and Elisabeth is probably my all time favorite in gaming. Compered to the original infinite doesn't have the same creepy atmosphere and sense of isolation. The gameplay is improved tought and skyhooking is awsome. But in the end the main strenght of the game is in its story telling and especially the ending impressed me very much.

96

Game of the Year

mertgunes | Aug. 13, 2013 | See all mertgunes's reviews »

Bioshock Infinite's a different game from the others. Firstly, it is GOTY for me, best story, best gameplay, best atmosphere. Congrulations, Irrational Games and 2K. If you are a gamer, you must play this game. Connor and Elizabeth's story will shock you...will surprise you. You shouldn't miss this. 96/100.

100

Must Buy

DanJamesStone12 | Aug. 13, 2013 | See all DanJamesStone12's reviews »

I had played Bioshock 1 and 2 and was absolutely thrilled when I saw that Infinite was being released- I couldn't wait.

The storyline is out of this world, but engaging and at points emotional. The world in which Booker Dewitt finds himself is dynamic and dystopian but at the same time beautiful and awe inspiring, much like the worlds in the previous two Bioshock games.

I cannot stress enough how good I found this game, with stunning visuals and breathtakingly amazing characters and voice acting, the game makes the player actually care about Elizabeth (the girl)

I simply can't praise this game enough.

96

Mindblowing fun

OdedFire | Aug. 12, 2013 | See all OdedFire's reviews »

Don't believe all the negative-hype you hear about this game. Sure, it's not System Shock, nor does it let you explore a gigantic city, and the combat is a bit lackluster, but it's pure fun, and the twists and turns are fantastic.

Explore a floating city, see the workers as they rise up against their racist bosses, take a part in a revolution, discover the story of the girl in the tower - this is more than a fantastic game - it's a fantastic experience.

99

One of the great!

RicBac | Aug. 11, 2013 | See all RicBac's reviews »

This is going to be a classic. It's been a long time since I played a game that got me amazed by the atmosphere and feeling of the game. It's not the fighting that's fun in this game it's everything else. The fighting is ok but not amazing.

You can't get away comparing this game to half life 2. You will care for the characters (the girl) just like in half life 2. The story keeps you coming back for more to see how it ends.

Can't recommend this game enough!!!

90

Great game

tomdoughnut | Aug. 9, 2013 | See all tomdoughnut's reviews »

Lots of great graphics and really good AI for the main characters. Some of the fights are really difficult even in normal mode which is good. But the lack of a quick save is annoying as you can lose a lot of progress in the game. It doesn't quite have the same atmosphere style of the original but it's a pretty good attempt and will be a game you play more than once.

100

Perfect Game

ConorEngelb | Aug. 8, 2013 | See all ConorEngelb's reviews »

Infinite is the apotheosis of the shooter genre. Building on the best bits of the first two Bioshocks, Infinite moves into a new setting, which is wonderful to behold. The graphics are amazing, the atmosphere immersive and richly detailed. Combat is tense, exciting and bloody, yet also requiring cold calculation at the same time. One of the best shooters out there, and definitely worth purchasing.

100

A new and interesting world

08woodh1 | Aug. 8, 2013 | See all 08woodh1's reviews »

This is no ordinary video game. This is no ordinary storyline. Bioshock Infinite creates this new and astonishing world that the likes of you or me could never think of. A country, far into the sky; a land, where no man had gone before: above the clouds. This game is by far me favourite game due to the astounding graphics, believable and realistic characters and also keeping hints of flippancy and humour. This game is a game which many experienced gamers can enjoy, but I wouldn't recommend this to a player who has just joined the PC gaming scene. There may not be any multiplayer, or any challenges, but this game does something that no others can: make me want to play the campaign again, and again, and again. I would definitely implore you to get this game by any means necessary.

89

Brilliant

FreeFragUK | Aug. 7, 2013 | See all FreeFragUK's reviews »

An excellent game which is well paced and simply beautiful. The storyline is captivating and the dialogue perfect. If you're looking for a story driven shooter with strong characters this is not to be missed.

85

Close to perfect.

PixelNinja101 | Aug. 7, 2013 | See all PixelNinja101's reviews »

As I have played the other BioShock games, this was a change of atmosphere compared to Rapture, but it still is very good. The combat can get quite repetitive, but with the use of Plas- sorry, Vigors and Elizabeth, it makes the gameplay more interesting than you're bland first person shooter that is swamping the gaming industry. The endings is. Just. Brilliant. It took me quite a while (and another playthrough) to figure things out, which is good, as it extends the playtime of the game, which is really rather short. I heard they are saving parts for DLC, but the game on it's own is good, a definite buy.

100

Eye in the sky

Avesomeofthat13 | Aug. 6, 2013 | See all Avesomeofthat13's reviews »

Bioshock Infinite is easily a strong contender for Game Of The Year 2013, it has an enticing story, amazing combat system and an explosive lineup of powers to use. The story has a delay before you get into any combat, but the journey you take in the introduction is brilliant. Usually I dislike games that have a slow build-up, yet there's something enticing about Bioshock's introduction. Throughout the game, you'll see that your 'partner in crime' Elizabeth is of great use to you, not only passing you the occasional item-drop that she finds, but she also points out tactical locations. Her ability to open tears makes the game so much more involving, giving you the ability to change reality as you see fit - which is a brilliant tactic during combat. The soundtrack to this game is incredible too, but I couldn't name any of the songs. They really add to the perspective of the game, drawing you in at tense moments - which suites the atmosphere of the game so well. I can't express how much I enjoy this game, and I don't regret buying this game! Just saving up to buy the downloadable content for it now, which also looks awesome!

95

Amazing game

Shibideebee | Aug. 5, 2013 | See all Shibideebee's reviews »

Have to say i loved Bioshock since the start. This game was just amazing, good gameplay much improved over the previous games. Great story that pulls you in with a nice ending. Well worth the purchase.

93

Mind Blowing

ian0delond | Aug. 3, 2013 | See all ian0delond's reviews »

Great game. The story is mind blowing. The set, the story, the characters are amazing. Sadly the game fail in having a good loot system. You will quickly press "F" repeatedly to get money in the garbage.

90

Pretty damn near perfection.

Prejudgedkiller | Aug. 2, 2013 | See all Prejudgedkiller's reviews »

Having played all previous bioshock titles, I can tell you that this game lives up to the series reputation. The deep, deep story which is told throughout bioshock is the main attraction to this enjoyable single player experience. I would say that if you dislike single player story driven games then I would not suggest this game for you, however if you like a game which draws you in through plot and detail, please give this a try. It wins game of the decade undoubtedly for me and leaves a great impression on you even months after completion. Definitely would recommend to those who look for development in plot and story throughout.

95

Just amazing!

Aneszej | Aug. 1, 2013 | See all Aneszej's reviews »

I haven't played any of other Bioshock games but this game is amazing, it's easy to follow up story. What makes this game amazing is that they weren't in rush, everything is polished, atmosphere in every room you enter is different. I haven't found any glitches so far. Most say game ends fast, which is true if you don't go and loot stuff, look for secrets and hunt achievements. If you do so it's gonna last quite long which is amazing. Weapons have some unique style but nothing that hasn't been seen yet. There aren't many weapons, but enough variety till you finish the game. That's it. 9.5/10 cause the game is linear and story is quite short, it could have been longer ^^

100

The perfect game!!!!

Hunork | July 31, 2013 | See all Hunork's reviews »

My favorite aspect of Infinite is the one about which I can say the least: story. The build-up is slow, but it works wonderfully thanks to the small ways other elements flow into the narrative. Elizabeth’s observations help you get to know her, and when she assists you in battle, it strengthens your connection to her. Opening tears keeps you thinking about the possibilities of other realities. Hearing the Beach Boys’ “God Only Knows” being sung in 1912 reminds you that you have a lot of questions that need answers. My only complaint on the narrative front is that the hulking Songbird is under-utilized; for such a cool concept, the beast is relegated to the role of screeching deus ex machina. Otherwise, Irrational ties the remaining story threads together to create one of my favorite game endings in years. Replicating the achievements of the original BioShock is a challenging goal (as 2K Marin’s sequel demonstrated), but series creator Irrational Games returns with a fresh vision and redefines what the BioShock name means. Infinite is more than a new setting, story, and characters; those elements are seamlessly integrated with complex themes, a mysterious plot, and entertaining combat to create an amazing experience from beginning to end. Familiar threads run through it – a lighthouse, a strange city, a charismatic antagonist – but they are homages to the past rather than attempts to recycle it. The core of Infinite is unlike anything else on land, sea, or air.

82

Pretty with an engaging story

rikardfr | July 31, 2013 | See all rikardfr's reviews »

A beautiful game i very much enjoyed, with intresting characters. The actual fighting was allright, but not great. There is nothing of roleplay even tho that is part of the impression you get from the game in the start, which is a bit dissapointing.

The story is a great buildup to a very satisfying ending, but not much in terms of replay value.

88

A dark sky, but with hope

Everton1992 | July 26, 2013 | See all Everton1992's reviews »

Sometimes one in your life has played many video games that leave different sensations to his credit, but experience with Bioshock Infinite has been one of the best experiences in my life as a player. A round artistic direction, right down to the smallest detail, a long game and where in the end is where enough improvement and an ending that leaves many doubts and uncertainty, and with a return to a place I remember fondly from another last game.

Undoubtedly Bioshock Infinite is the best games of the generation, it is difficult to compare with the first Bioshock, because, despite sharing similarities, they are different in approach and can generate division between those who like Rapture or Columbia, but Infinite , like the first, will be in nuestars minds for a long time and will be remembered in a few years as classics. Recommended to everyone.

90

Awesome!

markokaartinen | July 23, 2013 | See all markokaartinen's reviews »

I have not played any of the previous Bioshock titles but I had to buy this one after a lot of recommendations from my friends.

I have no regret that. Story is awesome although I have not finished the game yet but still I can recommend it.

70

Too easy?

boyschraverus | July 22, 2013 | See all boyschraverus's reviews »

I absolutely love the atmoshphere in this game, but one thing bothers me a lot, even on the hardest gamemode, it is still not extremely hard (Like bioschock 1 was), adding up to this is the fact that you never have to search for something because it is extremely lineair. But of course this game also has many good points! Like the story, and the excellent ai of elizabeth

79

An amazing but overrated game

msalvatto123 | July 18, 2013 | See all msalvatto123's reviews »

I've played this game twice and i really loved it. The Story is solid and entertaining, this game can be considered as ART. But wait, that's not all... I know, the story is beautiful, but it's also a game, right? We have to analize that... Leaving the story aside, i think this is not such a good game as it's considered... The gameplay is not the best, and it's really similar to Bioshock 2. Weapons are allways the same, there's no variety. The game itself is not that difficult (Excluding 1999 mode). The 7-8 hours of campaing are really entertaining. I really recommend this game to everyone, because of the story. But i don't find a good gameplay in this title. A good game although, worth the buy.

90

If games were perfect this will be one of them

sadasdasda | July 17, 2013 | See all sadasdasda's reviews »

I am a really big fan of the bioshock franchise that when i heard about the new theme of bioshock i thought that the franchise was dead....oh boy i was so wrong

The good

-The Graphics are amazing: I have never seen such a game with a beautifull city full of colors and life in my life. The characters remind me of Borderlands kind of style. They are beautifull

-Story=Mindblown: The story of this game is amazing at the begining it looks like a predectible story but this game is really a peace of art in story

-THAT AI: I think of all this good things Elizabeth is the best thing. She is such a perfect character the way she looks,react,talk its jus beautifull and his AI in battle is perfect, she always helps you and looks like she really want to keep you alive

The bad

-Gameplay: Maybe is just me but i never liked the gameplay of this games I mean the vigors(AKA plasmids) are nice and all but i still feel that is kind of repetitive.

Rating

The Game is a masterpiece its a must-buy the world is nice the characters are perfect and THAT ENDING just buy this game dont think twice

95

Best FPS in recent years

ben5559 | July 17, 2013 | See all ben5559's reviews »

This is one of the few FPS games i really like, and that's something for me at least. It has a solid story, great Characters and amazing mechanics, however the gameplay tend to repeat it self at times and the downsized the ability to carry only 2 weapons at once.

88

Extremely good 'sequel'

Kradath | July 14, 2013 | See all Kradath's reviews »

Bioshock Infinite is not really a sequel, but a remake. It takes the basic idea of the first game and goes in a different direction with it. The end product is great, but not without flaws.

The strongest point of the game is, again, the story as well as your sidekick. The gameplay is really great, fast and fun, but I think the atmosphere is a bit lacking. The style is very well done, but it simply does not capture as Rapture did.

Highly recommended

87

A great experience

Eskimoseb9 | July 12, 2013 | See all Eskimoseb9's reviews »

Bioshock Infinite is a beautiful experience let down by the 'game' side of things. Elizabeth is the heart and soul of the story, and in my opinion one of the best characters of this generation. She is a strong female character that stands on her own two feet, making sure the game never feels like one long escort mission. The relationship between Elizabeth and Booker, the player character, is one of the highlights of the game. My other highlight would be the graphics, which are much more stylised than photo-realistic, but nonetheless absolutely beautiful. The world itself is creative and fascinating, but complementing it with the visuals makes Columbia a wonderful world which never gets dull to explore. Exploration is a key part of the game, much like the original Bioshock, and without finding some of the hidden gold stores it can be very difficult to advance. Exploration isn't just necessary for boosting your character though, but for gleaning more out of the story. Seriously, the story is convoluted as it it, and without finding a few voxophones it would be impossible to follow. Without spoiling anything, the last half hour of Infinite sticks with you for a very long time. What is disappointing then is the fact that this wonderful story and set of characters is let down by the mediocre gun play. Vigors feel much less effective in Infinite compared to the original Bioshock, and gone is that feeling of vulnerability. Combat just becomes ammo management as you take down enemy after enemy with a series of headshots. The combat neither has the originality nor the variety to compare to the game's story. For me, the best part of the game was the opening, where you had no weapons and you were given space to explore and embrace the truly beautiful world, without the combat trying to push you on. Infinite is a game that would perhaps be more impressive if it was less of a game. The hyper violence of the boring gun play only acts as frustrating breaks in the narrative, but the story and the excellent interaction between Elizabeth and Booker are truly fantastic.

95

Bioshock 3 or not?

simodeso | July 12, 2013 | See all simodeso's reviews »

Actually is the third game of the series Bioshock, but it's something very different from the older ones. Bye bye rapture (or maybe not?) and welcome to columbia, the flying city.. if you liked the mechanics in bioshock and bioshock 2 in bioshock infinite they are very very better! it's evolved in every aspect, graphic gameplay storyline.. It is one of my 3 favourite games of 2013, and seriously buy it you won't regret the decision, trust me! it has an AMAZING story, you'll realize it only at the ending, and you won't figure out everything of the story, it is so well written that when you finish the game you have only 3 words to say, Oh my God. i searched the story via internet to understand better because the game can be also seen as a metaphor of life and religion.. so let the combined take his place and buy one of the best game i 've ever seen .

85

Solid

Dindea | July 12, 2013 | See all Dindea's reviews »

With a Solid story, great atmosphere and beautifull art this game is a great 7-8 hour experience. Though the gameplay is painfully average at best, this is definitely one of the best titles in a long while.

100

Amazing

Kub4w | July 11, 2013 | See all Kub4w's reviews »

I've played Bioshock 1 & 2, thought they were excellent and can't be beaten by anything else till now. This game is really amazing, one of the best shooters i've played if not the best with great story line and level design. Only issue might be that you have to do over and over the same things so it gets boring in the end, but wait for the ending.. truly EPIC. I recommend everyone to play this GOTY 2013 (maybe except GTA V)!

100

A New Wind

ZindDB | July 11, 2013 | See all ZindDB's reviews »

Bioshock: Infinite is a shooter, whose game-play only stands in the way of the story. It's fun in the beginning but later becomes a tool to drag out the game as much as possible. Infinite could just as easily been a point and click adventure or something else, it wouldn't really matter, because the centerpiece of this game is the mind-blowing, incredibly well thought out story and plot twists, which bring a new wind in the stale storytelling of video games. It's ending is so incredible, that people, including me and my friends, have sat down and discussed and argued about it - trying to dissect and understand what exactly happened and why. You will never regret buying this game!

91

One of my favorite shooters

johjo605 | July 10, 2013 | See all johjo605's reviews »

I loved the original Bioshock and Infinite didn't disappoint me. It's one of the best shooters I've played, mainly because of the art style, story and dialogue and interaction between the main character and the AI character Elisabeth.

The gunplay is solid, but if there's one thing I'd wished they would have taken down a notch, it's the amount of it. Shooting is of course central to a shooter, but Bioshock doesn't need to have that much shooting going on, and without spoiling the plot, it does feel a bit misplaced in the setting you're in a the player. The first few acts of violence feel significant. 10 minutes later, you're Rambo on steroids, on steroids.

But all in all, a great game with nice little twists and turns in the storyline. Make sure you play the original as well. Preferably, but not necessarily, before you play this one.

90

Best one!

Eddienas | July 8, 2013 | See all Eddienas's reviews »

Bioshock Infinite takes everything we know about linear gameplay and does it all right. With an unrivalled plot, the likes of which overwhelm all but the 'A-est' of the A-list Hollywood movies, The most compelling efforts of the writers is to convey the underlying themes that don't become apparent until late on in the story and with a beautifully devious twist of an ending, it certainly leaves the player wanting to get on the wiki site ti learn more. Bioshock Infinite is certainly one to be remembered, and with the nourishing level of detail, forgetting the beauty (and ensuing chaos) of Columbia will prove difficult for any gamer. With the physics engines and graphics cards of 2013, Infinite leaves us thinking "Damn, if only Rapture had looked this good."

If anything could be said against the game, it would be Irrational's lack of effort towards creating a fully function AI society. Whilst the player is indeed submerged in a city with non-aggressive AI to bolster the feeling that you are in a real human settlement and not just a war zone, Irrational struggles to do this improvement over the game's predecessors any real justice with the lack of interaction between the AI and the player itself. One finds themself questioning the difference between taking stuff from a chest of drawers and taking stuff from a chest of drawers with the word 'steal' at the bottom of the screen, demonstrating the scripted incidents carried out by the competely robotic artificial intelligence

95

A story that will stick!

discoverygold | July 8, 2013 | See all discoverygold's reviews »

I am a great fan of the bioshock series when i first played the original bioshock on a friends xbox it was jaw dropping and was the final big push for me to go out and buy the console. The second in the series was not short of the same feeling as you get to play as one of the most feared nemesis in the previous game.

When i first heard the bioshock infinite was not going to take place in the aww inspiring rapture city my initial thought was that this game was going to be a flop but i was soon made a fool as more and more information and videos where coming out about the game i was made to eat my words!

I got bishock infinite on release and was yet again made to feel inspired! the game is beautiful in visuals and imagination. the game play is as good as ever allot of fun in other words! The one thing I think infinite trumps its predecessors in is the connection with the characters.You are made to fall in love with both Booker and Elizabeth and there connection with one and other. The story is easy to follow throughout until you get to the pinicale where there are more twists and turn than a curly whurly chocolate bar!

A must have for any gamer!

85

BioShock > BioShock Infinite > BioShock 2

nudeood | July 8, 2013 | See all nudeood's reviews »

With the veneration that BioShock Infinite amassed, I was expecting nothing short of spectacular - especially after enjoying the first 2 games in the series. I was bitterly disappointed when I started playing however, as I simply couldn't get 'into' the game. Columbia is certainly a pretty city, the new weapons are nice and the vigors are a worthy match for plasmids. However, the game lacked the atmosphere of the first 2 from the offset. You are no longer trying to survive in a moody and disturbing world, instead you are a bulletproof vigilante focused on killing everything for the sake of killing. There's a long and complex story behind all the combat, but by the end of the game you are left with a severe headache over what it all meant.

There also feels as if there's a lot of loopholes and unexplained things in the game, for example the existence of vigors. Why are you presented with these magical tonics which give you devastating powers, and yet no other citizen seems to use (or even know about) them. In BioShock 1 and 2 plasmids made sense, people were unbound by the rules of science and self-experimented with deadly tonics. In BioShock Infinite however, vigors seem to be there just to fit in with the BioShock theme. The same can be said about Elizabeth's dimension-opening ability. She somehow only has the ability to bring in medical/ammo supplies and gun turrets from another dimension, rather than something sincerely more useful like an exit door.

This isn't to say BioShock Infinite isn't a great game. The combat is exceptionally fun with the combination of vigors, upgradable weapons and skyline transportation. The world feels almost free-roam despite the plot being linear, and there's a lot of secrets to uncover. If you have never played BioShock 1 or 2, no doubt you will love this game. If you have played either of the first 2 titles, don't get your hopes too high.

90

Amazing, but has problems

ShapEile | July 7, 2013 | See all ShapEile's reviews »

Bioshock Infinite first off is one of the best stories in a game for a while. The writing is great...most of the time but, overall the story and characters are fantastic. There are however some announces in the story such as how some of the characters you meet are not given enough time to truly get to know like you do with Elizabeth and even Comstock is a mystery but that could have been deliberate due to the ending, which is fantastic. The gameplay is less impressive as this time in Bioshock Infinite, you can only carry two weapons at a time. This was not the case in Bioshock 1, which limited you to one weapon for each class but that is not the worse part of the shooting. The vigors have no real context and just seem to be there because plasmids were popular and I hardly used some of them; Return to Sender and Crows seem to be my personal favourites but the rest are useless once you get nearer the end. Also, the default keyboard and mouse layout is clunky. I recommend mapping the iron sights to the standard right click and the vigors to an easily accessible key like alt. Also, some levels feel more like shooting galleries which is disappointing due to how well the levels start as you don't enter combat until at least 45 minutes into the game. The heavy hitters were also not what they were made out to be as ones such as the Boys of silence are too underused and act poorly while the Handymen are just bullet sponges. I know it seems like I am complaining about a lot but I truly love this game and anyone who loves a good story should play; not to mention it is drop dead gorgeous and has one of the best openings ever. Buy now

93

The best Bioshock so far

kyle939 | July 7, 2013 | See all kyle939's reviews »

This is the best Bioshock so far.

Play Bioshock 1, ignore number 2 as it is terrible. Then play infinite.

Graphics are beautiful, character control and movement is spot on.

The powers and actions are nicely done. The plays well and blends some amazing features.

I have completed it 3 times. Only reason still installed because I brought the season pass and I'm waiting for the more missions.

There is only one problem with this game and that is the story is not long enough.

With every penny I spent on this. Go and buy!

83

Good game

gzga11 | July 7, 2013 | See all gzga11's reviews »

BioShock Infinite is a good game and the story is great, its gonna feel like Bioshock even tho this is an opened world rather than Bioshocks Rapture. Definetly recommended, if you can get it and you like FPS's, get it.

100

Awesome game

roman9441 | July 7, 2013 | See all roman9441's reviews »

The game is great. It the first game of bioshock series that i pre-order. I have no idea how was the game. But I'm look at the screenshot and then I'm keep find the information then. I found out greenmangaming have a good deal with this game so i place pre-order immediately without thinking. The story of this game is very interesting it hard to predict and the story make you want to play until you found out how it end. Not many action game have good story like this.

79

Great game

mtnlol | July 6, 2013 | See all mtnlol's reviews »

This bioshock is very different from the last 2, but in my opinion it's actually better than both. You should really play this game!

97

A reason why games should be considered art.

sixfeet | July 5, 2013 | See all sixfeet's reviews »

Bioshock Infinite is a reason why games should be considered art. It fully displays the reason why gaming is an incredible platform for story telling, nothing quite submerses you into the medium, or the character, as well as a game.

You play as Booker DeWitt, a private investigator indebted to some rather bad people. You are tasked with 'Bring us the girl, and wipe away the debt.' The girl in question is Elizabeth from the floating city of Columbia. As the story progresses you begin to uncover the dark past of Booker and the true actions of why you are here.

Columbia is an incredible venue for the game with amazing visuals and stunning visuals. The fighting system is incredibly varied, many weapons, many 'vigors' and the sky hook and sky line addition makes it incredibly diverse and entertaining for the entire game.

The story is amazing and you can tell the writers truly loved and crafted the material for some time. It has depth and replayability to uncover all the extra recordings from characters to fully learn every part of the story and the city.

A must if anyone likes substance to their games. The story arc touches upon the multiverse theory, string theory, metaphysics etc. At least for that it deserves our support so more intelligent games can be produced.

89

I loved the story!

TGAlan | July 5, 2013 | See all TGAlan's reviews »

Having played Bioshock 1 & 2 in the space of a few weeks it was infinite's turn. The graphics in this are stunning at times (mainly due to the lighting used) The combat is pretty poor which is a shame, most combat takes place in arenas and isn't very well executed. The saving grace is the story and gets quite interesting as you progress. while i really missed rapture and found Columbia not as interesting, Bioshock infinite is a worthy addition and is worth a play

75

A lot of pointless shooting

sonarctica | July 5, 2013 | See all sonarctica's reviews »

Bioshock Infinite was hyped a lot before it got released, why not? The first two games were great, even though the first one was better. Bioshock Infinite didn't really manage to pull off the story aspect of the game very well, most of the time it was just pointless shooting and killing enemies and running around spamming your E key to pick up stuff from the ground.

The only reason you should play this is because of the ending which was mindblowing at least for me. But it's all cramped into 30 minutes leaving you with 7-10 hours of shooting enemies before you get to the "cake" at the end.

The only reason why I bought this game was because of the pack which gave me Bioshock 1 and The Darkness 2 as well as XCOM: Enemy Unknown.

If you are a Bioshock fan, you'll like this game and it's worth the playthrough.

75

Great game, but don't believe the hype.

Brlghtslde | July 4, 2013 | See all Brlghtslde's reviews »

Infinite's aesthetics and story are its selling points. The game's visuals--although outdated--are quite stunning, going to show that art direction is more important than raw graphical power. Its story is very good--not 'amazing', I must stress. It falls apart in the third act and has numerous plot-holes, but it is still an entertaining yarn that fuels the game's progression well. At first glance, one might mistake Infinite's themes for 'brave'--don't worry, though: they're not. Certain themes are established, but not followed through on. Infinite flip-flops about racism quite embarrassingly.

Infinite's weakness is its gameplay. Plays like porridge and limits the player terribly (only two guns at a time in a shooter--really?). Rather than trying to make an enjoyable hacking mini-game, it was just removed completely. The skyrail sections are cumbersome, but still enjoyable.

BioShock Infinite is a better experience than it is a game. A fine one at that, though.

90

Fantastic!

nerdenstein | July 3, 2013 | See all nerdenstein's reviews »

I wasn't sure what to expect going into the game. But from the get-go, the story had hooked me.'Get the girl and wipe away the debt' they kept saying. Who was this girl and why was she important? Bioshock Infinite throws you into the strange city of Columbia, whose denizens seem well accustomed to living on a city above the clouds. But things soon take a turn for the worse when Columbia's finest discover the sign of the 'False Shepherd' on the back of Booker's (our protagonist's) hand. From then on, the game makes huge and complicated strides in powerful storytelling mixed with rich environments and fun gameplay! Whilst the physical weapons that Booker can pick up may become a bit bland and repetitive, it's the Vigors that make combat interesting. Similar to the Plasmids of the first games, Booker can Shock, burn or use telekinesis to send rockets and grenades back to his enemies. The Skyrails that are used to move around the city, make the combat sections a little less restrictive jumping on and off them at will to get to high ground or to a different platform. The game really shines with it's powerful and thought provoking ending, after which will leave you thinking about for weeks.

98

GOTY for sure!!

abelfs | July 3, 2013 | See all abelfs's reviews »

This game is one of the examples why videogames should become the 8th art. Every single aspect of the game has been treated to conceive a perfect game. The beautiful scenarios (it is unbelievable what an ancient and overused engine like Unreal Engine 3 could do), the gameplay is dinamic and full of posibilities, and above all the atmosphere and interaction with Elizabeth (one of the best AI that I ever met in a videogame), that serves for a wonderful story that keeps you playing without pause until you reach one of the best endings ever (from Legacy of Kain, few games made me think about its story even weeks after finish it).

91

Awesome

hallucino | July 3, 2013 | See all hallucino's reviews »

Best Bioshock ever ! Slightly different than the other, great graphics with uncomparable artistic direction, bluffing story, and difficult if you want too :) A must have in this year 2013 !

80

A great story with average gameplay.

Learthion | July 2, 2013 | See all Learthion's reviews »

Definetly better than any other game in the franchise, Bioshock: Infinite connects the player deeply to the world during the first minutes of the game. Awestruck, you keep fighting through waves of boring and repetetive engagements just so you can progress further into the storyline. Combat: 4/10 Upgrades/customization: 4/10 Mechanics: 6/10 (Skyhook, vigors) Storyline: 200/10 Summing up, all sins the game commits are purged by it's fantastic story.

93

Just amazing

DanoJS | July 2, 2013 | See all DanoJS's reviews »

This game had a lot to live up to and it certainly delivered. The graphics are excellent and unless you have a high end PC you won't be able to run it smoothly on max settings. The gameplay is very immersive and the game just feels like it belongs in the series, despite the change from sea to sky. When I finished the game I immediately wanted to start playing again.

The story is great and gets quite complex as it progresses. The characters are also very impressive. Elizabeth is one of my favourite game-companions of all time and the voice acting in the game is generally very good. Elizabeth's facial expressions change whilst the story progresses. For example, if you do something she dislikes you will catch her sending you the odd glare and even when you are standing around waiting she seems to occupy herself in the surroundings.

There are some in-game choices to be made but they barely alter the story, not nearly as much as in the original Bioshock games. The game introduces Vigors to the series. While there are not as many to choose from as the plasmids in previous Bioshocks they still work very well and feel fresh in the series. This game has done away with carryable health packs which helps add to the I'm-about-to-die-help-me feel.

Overall this is a fantastic game and I can't wait for the coming DLC!

85

Well written game

Seppel | July 2, 2013 | See all Seppel's reviews »

Bioshock Infinite combines clever gameplay with dynamic action and usefull AI. The story is mindblowing from start to finish, Elizabeth will help you out in combat without making it to easy, Vigors are sadly like a dumbed down version of the Plasmids. The atmosphere of this game is very well tailored.

100

Brilliant "restart" of the series

Pradlik | June 29, 2013 | See all Pradlik's reviews »

Bioshock Infinite brings a restart to the whole series. The role of the developers wasn't easy at all because it can't be easy to top one of the best games ever made (1st Bioshock). But I can now say all the expectations were fullfilled, the city of Columbia is the most pretty and magnificient of all game environments, the combat is lots of fun and the story is absolutelly brilliant, though a bit complicated. After first playthrough with many to follow I can say I'm glad and proud I bought this game and consider it as one of the best ever made, pushing the video game industry lot further once again.

91

awesome

roman9441 | June 25, 2013 | See all roman9441's reviews »

Greenmangaming is the best for promotion of the new game. I buy this game for greenmangaming because they give really good deal . I can also enjoy bioshock 1-2 with pack.

So I love this one the most even I don't like how it end :) and sometime it make me long to understand the story may be because I'm not play the first one first :) but this game is awesome

90

Very good game, not sure it lives up to expectations

cheesecakematt | June 24, 2013 | See all cheesecakematt's reviews »

Infinite finally came out and after completing the first time I was sure it was the best game of 2013 and maybe the best shooter (apart from hl2) I have ever played. Then looking back and playing two more times I started to see the small flaws that I now see as to make the game a less thrilling experience; the linearity of the game, sure it is trying to tell a story, but Bioshock 1 achieved this whilst allowing a bit of exploration. Another problem is the undesirable weapons that are uninventive but satisfying and finally the game is pretty much a one-trick pony, once completed once I did not gain much enjoyment out of a further play through, in conclusion then, this game is amazing, and may well be the best shooter of 2013, but it is not perfect and maylose its appeal after the first run.

96

Amazing, completely captures the whole franchise.

samuelrowlands | June 24, 2013 | See all samuelrowlands's reviews »

Even better than the first games. The story is somewhat hard to follow, I played it through twice, enjoying it each time, didn't last very long, but when you really want to find every little detail to the story, you could spend a week playing it. All in all a brilliant game, can't wait for the DLC.

82

Amazing

Tehlildevil | June 23, 2013 | See all Tehlildevil's reviews »

The game had perfect graphics. No bugs. The story line was amazing, this is one of the best games i have played.

96

A game that truly reaches greatness.

silentshade | June 21, 2013 | See all silentshade's reviews »

If you don't bother to pay attention to the story, or search for voxaphones for extra details you will have trouble understanding the story. The game world is one of the best I have been in and most definitely rivals Rapture.

The antagonists of this game for me personally aren't as like-able as Andrew Ryan was for example but I believe that is because I could agree with some of Andrew Ryan's opinions. None the less the characters are very interesting and are fleshed out with plenty of history.

The gameplay is fluid and fun, I'm not sure how I feel about only 2 weapons at a time but this never detracted from my enjoyment. There are less powers then in Bioshock with only 8 in the game but they are balanced so that they all feel different and can work in harmony, using more then one power at a time to dispatch groups of enemies.

The sky-rail is fun to use and can help to get out of a pinch with easy controls, though to mention people who are prone motion sickness should be cautious because the sky-lines feel very similar to a roller coaster. The controls themselves are very nice for mouse and keyboard, with a rebind-able keys and the option to turn off mouse acceleration. There is no map and the levels can get very big so getting lost can happen, this is where the navigation system comes in. Press N and an arrow will point the way which will help when you go exploring.

I want to get invested into the game and story, if you want to feel something for the characters the game allows for that. I wants that but if you just want to play another fps and kill some people, it allows for that as well. Though remember if you chose the latter, don't criticise the story because it will only make you look silly because this game has a great story and won't disappoint.

93

One Of The Best

vhero | June 16, 2013 | See all vhero's reviews »

Not only one of the best games of the year its one of the best of this generation. It's on par with the first game and blows the second game out of the water. If you haven't bought this game already why not?

91

Believe the Hype - Bioshock Rules

ravestar | June 16, 2013 | See all ravestar's reviews »

I'm not usually a fan of shooter, but heard great things about this game. Bioshock infinite is the first that I played out of the 3 in the series. I was blowed away by the awesome graphic, flow of the game and engaging storyline. Columbia is just a stunning world to look at and explore around.

This is the best game I played this year and probably in awhile. I really enjoyed the story told here, without spoiling it for anyone. It's not often you think about the meaning of the story as you play it. Kudos to the designer for that. I like the character of Elizabeth.

The only negative was the gameplay, as it's was abit easy to play through on the lower difficulty setting and became predictable.

100

Amazing

wOlfLisK | June 15, 2013 | See all wOlfLisK's reviews »

Can't go wrong with this game. So good.

90

Phenomenal.

Niknation | June 15, 2013 | See all Niknation's reviews »

This game was simply magnificent. The ending blew my mind so much so that I had to stop for quite a while to take it all in. The world is really beautiful such that it makes me want to explore every little nook and cranny available. The characters from the Lutece twins to Elizabeth herself are wonderfully crafted and developed. You will grow to truly care for Elizabeth. Gameplay itself is quite fun though it doesn't deviate much from past Bioshock games. I find it to be the weakest component of the game though don't let this deter you for it is still great in it's own right but it's just that everything else is so brilliant. All in all, I can't rave enough about this game and it is definitely worth the buy.

95

Brilliant world and storyline that everyone needs to play

GrogtheGinger | June 12, 2013 | See all GrogtheGinger's reviews »

This game's world of Columbia is amazing, the sunshafts look great and it has a real character to the place (runs pretty well too). Elizabeth is a really good companion who never gets in the way and actually helps you a lot. Really clever storyline throughout and the ending is great. When you play it you can definitely tell it's a Bioshock game and the new plasmids (now vigors) aren't too different to the old ones but work better with the defensive and offensive actions for each of them. The guns don't feel that good but the skyhook is used so well and is really fun. You do start to think too much about some things when you're done and you start to notice plot holes but it doesn't ruin the game and you will still look back on it thinking it was amazing. There are a lot of nice touches to the games with some songs you might notice and the odd easter egg too.

100

One of the best video games ever made

spycid | June 10, 2013 | See all spycid's reviews »

Bioshock Infinite is the best of the series. You don't need to play the previous games to understand the story or gameplay. However I highly recommend you to play them, atleast the first one if not the second. This game has an immersive story, amazing gameplay and it has lovely environment. The background score & music. Pay extra attention the plot and events of them. The environment is so beautiful that you will love to take a pause and gaze at the environment. This is a must play game for every true gamer.

100

The pinnacle of video game storytelling

MoizMansoorV | June 10, 2013 | See all MoizMansoorV's reviews »

This game showcases Ken Levine's storytelling genius like no other. A fascinating, vibrant world with just enough "weird" under the hood to keep things fresh. Elizabeth is quite possibly among the best fictional characters I've ever encountered.

Highly recommended. BUY IT NOW!

95

"Booker, are you afraid of God?"

Bynn | June 10, 2013 | See all Bynn's reviews »

This game is one of my lattest gaming experience, and God it was an amazing one. With improved phisics and astonishing graphics, the Bioshock franchise comes back with it's uttermost amazing title. Even though little details made the experience somewhat dampered, such as the "2 weapons only thing", the "vastly increased weaponry available" (which in the end I ended up using only 4 diferent weapons", Elisabeth constantly coin-tossing skill that makes the game kinda easy on the monetary sense, and other things; the ame overall was a great one. The story is very profound and unraveling, and of course: THE ENDING, THE ENDING, THE GODDAMN ENDING. no spoilers

THE ENDING WILL FLIP YOUR MIND!

98

Every true gamer should play this game.

DunkerGZ | June 10, 2013 | See all DunkerGZ's reviews »

Having played the two first Bioshock games, I was a little insecure about this one, knowing the change of scenario and game mechanics. For my surprise, I felt inmediatly in love with the city of Columbia and the beatiful Elisabeth. The story have some really cool plot twists and it's something you wont forget quite easily.

96

A game everyone should experience.

buckleboff94 | June 10, 2013 | See all buckleboff94's reviews »

I could easily go on to write a thousand words discussing this game, but would of course spoil things for everyone else- so I'll just sum up the best and worst parts in the game for me; The game is absolutely beautiful (AMD Radeon HD7870) - the first moment you step out into Columbia too my breath away, and the game continued to do so again and again. The story is extremely clever, and for the first time in a game I sought to buy the soundtrack- many of the songs are moving and completely add to the overall experience. The overall atmosphere of the game is certainly well realised. On the downside, if you do not change your combat strategy the game can become quite repetitive- further, I can understand the complaints about gameplay and story feeling disconnected- something I can't go into without spoilers. Also, 1999 mode isn't particularly as special as it was made out to be. But really I'm picking at straws at a game that will continue to spark debate and conversations, and one that should be played by all gamers.

100

Best Bioshock game so far.

panfacetim | June 10, 2013 | See all panfacetim's reviews »

I liked the first two but with infinite I simply fell in love with it the second I started playing. It starts slow but it just helped me get hooked, focusing solely on the story (Which is very good apart from the ending which ruined it a little, but not enough to lower a perfect score).

90

One of my best purchases, ever...

angel_zmz | June 9, 2013 | See all angel_zmz's reviews »

What started as a simple shooter for several years, today is one of my favorite games and keeping a special place in my memory. Today, after 2 sets of Bioschok, I will talk about Bioshock Infinite. A game that raised my interest just released her first trailer, and gameplay too. After a long wait, I can say the wait was worth it, is more than just a shooter. It has a completely compelling story, in which you will be much more involved than before. The gameplay is adequate, let alone having to aim all the time with the look of the gun, to aim from the hip, with lots of comfort but that does not mean much more easily. No video footage, everything happens with the game engine, and always from the perspective of the protagonist, which gives you a much greater sense of immersion. While paragraph of weapons and powers, is smaller than in previous games, all are usable, comfortable and while not as remarkable as improvements in their previous games, are very useful. As for the graphics, it's a proper game. The scenarios are very viztosos, beautifully maintained, the sky looks great as does the city. The finish has great quality characters (special mention to Elizabeth) and everything develops with great fluency. If you like shooters, and adventures, do not hesitate to buy it. Which by the way, the game is nothing short.

90

Great

rupwner | June 8, 2013 | See all rupwner's reviews »

The game is really good. The world and atmosphere are absolutely amazing and the characters and story line very interisting. The game has one of the most beautiful worlds i have ever seen. This game is a visual paradise. The gameplay is also good, but it does have some small flaws. The story is also one of the best I've ever seen in gaming. If you're a fps fan this is a must-buy!

85

Good story and visuals - gameplay in other hand..

Iceleaf | June 7, 2013 | See all Iceleaf's reviews »

Visually stunning game. The graphics and art-style is the strongest point this game has, right after the story. It is visually stunning, bright, colorful and pleasing. Its has very personal style to it.

The story is great too, even if you are spoiled by the ending there are lot of funny and cool little things you can find. The story is told more differently than in 1 and 2 (which was solely thro audilogs back then mostly).

Elizabeth is not burden and at no point in the game it feels like escort mission.

However the combat and difficulty is the weakest link. On hard the enemies just turn into bullet sponges and you die absurdly easy (in 3 seconds if you take direct hits). I disliked this way of making the game harder, as the enemies can hit you pretty far away. Sometimes they even teleport around (they spawn on areas where you technically cant see but you know are empty of enemies). On easy or medium on other hand its too easy. The difficulty ramps up quite a lot towards the end, specially the last 30 mins where I had to just stop playing because it was tedious to die over and over and try kill certain thing with the 10 ammo you get as you respawn.

90

Well worth the cost

mandrews | June 7, 2013 | See all mandrews's reviews »

Bioshock Infinite is one of the best games of this year. the story line in this game was one of the best i have seen in a while apart from the ending which seems unearned. the graphics are top end and looks very similar at any level so you can enjoy it with any spec PC, the big difference running at high setting is the quality of the buildings in the distance. The was fluid never got slow or boring to play but i don't think it has much replay value. The concept of "Vigors" i thought was good for about 5 minuets i soon forgot them until near the end. my main problem with the game was that you could only carry 2 guns this was very limiting and annoying. Over all i would give the game 9/10

80

Pretty Good

captainstark | June 7, 2013 | See all captainstark's reviews »

Everyone says to play this game for the story. The gunplay feels repetitive, feels like a corridor shooter, where you can only advance once you kill all the enemies in the room. It doesn't feel like you are in a floating city most of the times, the times it does is when you are flying on and off the rails, which is really well done

87

Amazing but flawed

slun16 | June 5, 2013 | See all slun16's reviews »

The story was great. It was expansive and really made my mind think about the story which is unusual in most games today. But there was parts that I felt was unnecessarily long winded and other parts that wasn't expanded enough (i.e. not utilizing the songbird more). The setting was beautiful, Columbia is jaw dropping. I could spend hours walking around Columbia exploring it, it was really fun seeing it in several states from pristine to overrun. Its a shame there wasn't more interaction with the actual setting beyond having gunfights and learning a bit of history of Columbia. But the major flaw is the gameplay. It just felt too repetitive. I could tell exactly when the next gunfight was coming and it always ended up the same way with me using the exact same weapons and vigors made this disappointing. If they forced you to switch vigors and weaponry it would have been more exciting as it would force you to utilize new weaponry. Another flaw is how the layout is always an arena (but I feel this is due to the limitations of this generation rather than a deliberate design choice) as such its not really openworld. These flaws doesn't detract from the fact this is one of my favourite games of this generation, its just this could have been a masterpiece if it removed these flaws.

92

Just simply amazing.

CrysisX | June 5, 2013 | See all CrysisX's reviews »

As a fan of Bioshock, I must say this game is awesome! The graphics and gameplay is amazing though the only downside is we can only carry 2 weapons at once unlike the previous Bioshock. The story of the game is really interesting though near the end it might get a little confusing since they throw a lot of facts at once to you. This game is definitely worth the full price in my opinion so what are you waiting for? Get it now!

89

Another great game.

Liverpool1971 | June 5, 2013 | See all Liverpool1971's reviews »

It drifted away from the first and the second bioshock. But still this is a great game. Astonishing lighting effects help create the unique mood. In my opinion, the most polished thing is the gameplay. It's very realistic - from charging your flashlight, to putting on you gas mask, and even wiping the dirt away from your screen. The second thing is the good written story. I'm highly recommending this to everyone who enjoy playing action,adventure and choice making games.

90

Worth it

runnerx | June 2, 2013 | See all runnerx's reviews »

I for one didn't know much about the whole bioshock universe before this one so i was a total stranger to it. At the beginning of the game therefore i got confused of all the alternate history that you are presented so it was really hard to enjoy it story wise thought the characters do grow on you with time. The game however does posses great voice actors and while not a mind blowing game in terms of graphics it's artistic style it's definitely appealing. The game has a weird combat style focusing on different super powers you get as you progress through the game and alternate gun types. A lot of people (i assume fans of the previous ones) complained that the game is not very open world. While it is not truly open world as some other games is still very large and your often encouraged to explore in order get more money which you need to buy ammo upgrades or simply look around for collectibles. Despite not being a fan of the series i enjoyed the game a lot and it's a game i'm definitely recommending.

83

Fantastic Game

Wilcoxn | June 1, 2013 | See all Wilcoxn's reviews »

Bioshock Infinite is a great game. The graphics are very good but does have a few issues with screen tearing at times. The story is brilliant which is greatly enhanced by the audio tapes you can find throughout the game. The game play is alright but not greatly changed apart from implementing the skyrail into some combat situations. The Vigors are good and do vary a little bit from Bioshocks plasmids. The weapons are ok but feel a bit boring at times and are not as good as the vigors. Overall I think the game is great but goes down a bit in the weapon combat and one of the boss battles seems a little silly even for bioshock.

96

Hallelujah!

SeverinMK | June 1, 2013 | See all SeverinMK's reviews »

After Bioshock 1 I didn't think that they could make another game with such a great atmosphere, such a great story and twists. Well, I was wrong, my mind was once again blown but I shouldn't say more about the story other than you're Booker Dewitt, you owe someone a lot of money and they want you to get a girl out of the flying city of Columbia to wipe away your debt. The gameplay is better than a lot of people say in my opinion, the guns feel better than in previous games and the vigors, though there are not as much of them as there were plasmids in Bioshock 1/2 are still very useful and vary a lot from each other. The graphics and enviroment look absoloutly gorgeous, the world of Columbia looks very creative and there are nice details everywhere. In the non-shooting sections of the game there are also a lot of NPCs which interact with each other or simply do what they have to do. If you liked the previous Bioshocks this is a must buy but even if you didn't play them it's still amazing.

95

GOTY 2013

Cakefish | May 31, 2013 | See all Cakefish's reviews »

An extremely well crafted game. Where do I begin?

Presentation - while not the most technically advanced game on PC, the beautiful art style propels this game to one of the best looking games this year. The attention to detail is amazing, combined with stunning use of colour and scenery. Characters are expressive and are brilliantly designed. Environments are varied and atmospheric. The entire game exudes a level of care and polish not often seen in modern video games. You can tell the artists loved doing their work and letting their imaginations run wild. The music for this game is sublime, adding to mood and atmosphere when needed and often just outright beautiful and a pleasure to listen to. The voice acting is very well done too, making the characters believable and sincere in their actions and emotions. Top-notch presentation all-round, both in visual and audio design.

Story - the highlight of the game. Irrational Games are masterful storytellers. The brilliant writing means that you care for the characters and fate of the world while never knowing what to expect next. The ending may seem confusing at first but ultimately is very satisfying once you understand and ties back into events of the game brilliantly well. A fantastic story which brings the in-game world to life and which could easily be a novel in itself, a very rare feat for modern video games.

Gameplay - enjoyable combat, with a suitably wide array of weapons to choose from. Vigors enable you to mix up tactics during battles as you see fit to suit your play-style. If you enjoyed the gameplay of the previous BioShock games then you are guaranteed to enjoy this game.

Overall - a very well made game, crafted with lots of skill and love. The story and characters stay with you long after you finish the game, which is a reasonable length for a modern-day FPS. The story will be extended in the future through multiple story-based DLC's, so there is even more to look forward to, but that's not to say this game lacks content - quite the contrary. The experience you get in this game is 110% worth the price. A must-own for fans of the BioShock series, and those people who enjoy story-driven games with a wide range of well-developed characters and fun gameplay - in the same vein as Half Life 2.

100

Best game of 2013 so far!

Tumpo | May 30, 2013 | See all Tumpo's reviews »

Great story, great overall feeling of that beautiful floating city combined with state of the art graphics and interesting characters makes this game on my list the best of 2013 so far! If you liked Bioshock 1 and 2, you definitely need to play this one too. Nothing bad to say about this one except it eventually ends I hope it would last forever.

70

Atmospheric game

andymikel | May 29, 2013 | See all andymikel's reviews »

Bioshock Infinite have a lot of really strong points. The graphical design in the game is absolutely amazing and the environments you are in are absolutely gorgeous. Not only that they also just oozes with the atmosphere that goes hand in hand with the Story. And the story is great and it contains a lot of interesting subjects and characters. The game also manages to tell its story through the environment and audio logs just as in the previous games in the series.The only complaint i have regarding the story is that it lacks player interaction both in general and in interaction with characters in the game. But this game is a first person shooter and you are going to spend the majority of your time shooting stuff. The exploring is still there from the previous games but its not as fleshed out in this game since there are less stuff to find and the maps are more linear. Now the shooting is alright. Its is by no means terrible buts its not especially good either. The enemies are unvaried and feels like bullet sponges which makes the whole combat feel dull and unresponsive. The two-weapon limit is a total buzzkill and it doesnt help that the weapons in the game is nothing out of the ordinary. The vigors can be quite enjoyable but the meat of the combat is the shooting which is not that great. There are also some quite annoying boss battles in the game. Now the railways in the game are fun to use and the big open combat arenas in the game with height differences, tears, railways and turrets are where the games most enjoyable fights takes place. Sadly too few areas are like this and the combat can never really escape the fact that the basics arent all that great. it doesnt help that the combat is quite unvaried. Its not that i wish for bloody turret-sections every hour to spice things up but if you are going to make the player constantly shoot stuff the entire game (took me 11 hours on hard) then the shooting should be good enough to carry the game. And in this case the combat is not able to do that. Its hard to rate this game since the combat is average while everything else is pretty much amazing. But i do recommend this game despite its problems simple because how well they managed to pull of the everything besides the combat.

95

A fabular masterpiece

Shav | May 29, 2013 | See all Shav's reviews »

Bioshock Infinite may not seem like an innovative game. It is actually pretty standard or even boring FPS. But... it also features one of the best stories ever told in video games!

Trust me, the plot is actually amazing. Unfortunately, saying anything about it would mean huge spoilers, so you have to take my word for it. But believe me, even though you might get bored somewhere in the middle of your advantures in Columbia (because the gunfights get repetetive, and the game is quite easy, even on Hard), you will not feel disappointed at the end. The major twist that the game offers will leave you wondering about many things for good few days.

Definitely one of the best games of 2013, thanks to the storyline, and strong candidate to GOTY.

65

An average game, with great aesthetics.

Taiylz | May 26, 2013 | See all Taiylz's reviews »

Bioshock Infinite, is a beautiful game to look at, and the story (although not something i was keen on) I can tell is very well written. However the actual gameplay (which is something you're doing 90% of the time) is very stagnant and bland, the gunfights become somewhat tedious and there is no intensity or fluidness to the action. The Vigors, seem to just be tacked onto the side with no relevance to the game itself unlike the first Bioshock, they were heavily tied into the backstory of what happened to Rapture. I didn't complete it, I got bored, and it couldn't hold my interest enough to care about how the story was going to end.

95

Just Bioshock

kalil | May 26, 2013 | See all kalil's reviews »

Bioshock Infinite is a first-person shooter with RPG touches and a universe and carefully crafted plot. It is developed by Irrational Games, and creative leader is the same of the previous two installments. Within the series, is a spn-off, as there is the storyline of the first two parts and gameplay changes in many aspects.

The story takes place in 1912. Our protagonist, Booker DeWitt, a former Pinkerton detective, who, for unknown reasons, has taken to drink and to game, accumulating considerable debt. An unknown character offers to pay the DeWitt debt in exchange he will do a job: Traveling to a hidden flying city above the clouds called Columbia, find a girl named Elizabeth and bring it to New York safely. Which, of course, is infinitely more complicated than meets the eye.

The graphic is outstanding in all aspects. The game uses a palette of lively colors, with a predominance of yellow, brown and red. Textures and models are very elaborate, and facial expressions and animations are outstanding. This makes stunning graphics, but you play it on a PC medium to low.

Turning to the sound aspect, the music is sparse but perfectly with the house always environment, although it is not anything particularly memorable. However, the best of Sound is the dialogue. The dubbing is very good, and represents perfectly what you think each character at any time, although there are some times when you hear expressions that do not sound good, as if they had mistranslated English.

And finally, we come to look playable .. As a good shooter, Bioshock Infinite is based to defeat enemies with bullets. However, the engagement goes beyond simply crazy shoot enemies. The key battle in this game is the use vigours correct the weapons and environment. The vigours are special powers that Booker can use, ranging from having to make levitate enemies helpless igneous throwing grenades through dividing to explode or throw crows peck at your enemies. But to use a force, you must first find your invigorating.

The energizers are within specific ranges of the game, and once achieved we can use them whenever we want. However, in order to use vigours are needed salts. We can only carry a certain amount of salts, which are spent by using the vigours, and if you run out, we can not use them. Finding replenished salts objects that replenish environment, using certain equipment or buying in vending machines.

As for weapons, they also have much to discuss. As in most current game and unlike in previous installments, you can only carry two at a time, so if you get a new weapon, you will have to release the previously wore.

The weapons are very different. Instead of being, as in other games, most weapons the same category and distinguished rather little, here are slim arms and a very specific function. Therefore, there will only be a submachine gun, only one Shotgun, only one light gun, and so on.

Although you can only carry two at a time and have to get by and taking weapons continuously, you can store all ammunition and upgrade weapons. On all sides Columbia, find vending machines weapon upgrades, or vigours just sell supplies. Each weapon has four upgrades available, and each improvement affects that particular weapon, but always preserves. So if, for example, SMG damage upgrades, but then you throw it, if you ever get another find applied around the improvement will continue. In fact, you do not have the gun equipped to improve it.

93

Must Play, but Remember it's Not BioShock 1

OllyTrolly | May 26, 2013 | See all OllyTrolly's reviews »

As the title states, this game is absolutely a must play title for fans of great stories and the FPS genre.

One of the biggest worries about this game before release was how well a floating city could be realised, especially as what was thought to be an open world. Well, for a start, the game is not open world, although there is occasional backtracking within small sections. To some this was a disappointment, and arguably it makes Columbia seem like less of a real place, but giving the game a more linear structure helped line up some amazing setpieces and moments in the narrative.

And boy is that narrative great, especially the introduction to the game and the bit where you meet your partner in crime, Elizabeth. Just like in the first BioShock a lot of this narrative is conveyed through the environment (so pay attention!) and through voxaphones (audio logs), and I personally love this attention to detail as it encourages you to find meaning in everything and inspect your surroundings thoroughly. But going back to the main narrative, it may well throw you for a loop a few times, with not just one huge twist (as was the case in BioShock), but lots of twists that steadily transform the story into something that ends up being really quite surreal.

As for gameplay, the plasmids make a comeback, but guns are now disposable as in other FPS games. Whether you are bothered by this is up to you, personally I don't really care either way. But the major game-changer are the skylines, which only tend to be available in what you could call 'arenas' - certain areas in the game obviously designed for you to fight hordes of enemies in. These work wonderfully, and add much more of a frantic pace to the combat, as you zip around landing on enemies and surveying the battelfield. It's definitely a step up from BioShock 1, and I loved the fact it was more about reactions and on-the-fly planning rather than the strategy and traps BioShock 1 sometimes demanded.

All in all, an absolutely fantastic game. While BioShock is an easy reference point, I don't like comparing the two for 'which is best' directly because they were designed differently to convey different narratives, and both do what they were aiming to do fantastically. If you're a fan of games, sci-fi, or just great stories, you absolutely have to play this.

90

Amazing story combined with a good solid combat system.

PedroCorn | May 24, 2013 | See all PedroCorn's reviews »

First of all this game has nothing to do with the original two bioshock titles, everything is different from the characters to the locations and even the weapons.

The story is excellent with alot of plot twists and subtle hints for the ending which is one of the best, eventhough confusing, endings i've ever seen.

The only flaw i can find in this game is the toned-down combat system, which was alot better in the original bioshock games.The fact that you can only use 2 weapons at each time really broke my heart seeing that the last two let you choose between a huge arsenal of fun and deadly weapons.

All in all, it's an excellent game that's worth playing for it's excellent story and pretty good combat!

94

Epic Game.

brenker99 | May 24, 2013 | See all brenker99's reviews »

I really Loved the game. The story Amazing. The New Vigor Magic thingy Really Fun and helpful in battles. The only Only bad side of this Game is Unlike the older Bioshock this one doesn't have any Hacking system wich is a really shame, But this game is a Must buy, Really.

98

Nice

Timmy0800 | May 22, 2013 | See all Timmy0800's reviews »

Great game, really enjoyed playing it, there are difficulties for every player and it is a truly beautiful game

83

BioShock Infinite - Flying high

cristiano171 | May 20, 2013 | See all cristiano171's reviews »

And, to help those who are not guarantees in English, notice that the game has subtitles in Brazilian Portuguese official! as I kkkk

conclusion

I still get surprised when people insist on not recognizing games as an art form. Today, however, I am happy to know that there is a game-changing this view, showing that the video game industry is rather able to build your own Mona Lisa. Consider BioShock Infinite as a simple shooter is almost an insult on their capabilities. When you see yourself taking a few minutes of your time to simply stop and admire the work because there is something very special here. The first impression of this floating world will most likely be positive. But it is only during the closing work that Infinite reveals the true magnitude behind their curtains.

BioShock Infinite

It is the typical product that appears only once every generation. Dictates the rules to competitors and redefines the genre and formula of how to make games. If we close the current generation with BioShock Infinite, ushering in a new level of quality, then I predict great titles for the next generation. Still, I doubt very much that any of them surpasses what we saw here. Not anytime soon, at least. It is more than a shooter or a game, is one of the best experiences ever created.

85

Beautiful game, but little replay value

BelGaraath | May 20, 2013 | See all BelGaraath's reviews »

This game is amazing... the first time round. The story and Aesthetics are beautiful and enthralling, and will keep you playing for hours. The combat, however, is repetitive and at times boring. Once you have got the full story (1 or 2 playthoughs), the game will be difficult to replay. Overall, a beautiful and worthwhile game, but don't expect to spend 100's of hours on it.

100

bring us Bioshock and wipe away the debt

moddeang | May 20, 2013 | See all moddeang's reviews »

Bioshock Infinite why is Infinite??? What is bioshock? Is it just some best FPS game? It not just a game it beyond anything you see before in games history. It about story and detail. I think i can't tell all of this cuz it too amezing too wonderful and make my hreat stop I just wow and forgot to breathing. Every characther every step you walk every word in this game is awesome so many detail to find to head to know to learn and to think. Graphic is so amazing again 2K done the job very Great. Soundtrack are wonderful many classic song and sonata, retro and more. gungame is pretty good but so bad you can carry only 2 but it okay. About AI? You will in love it AI name Elizabeth she is different I never seen this AI system before. You can feel her anything her done it like you play with real person. But so sad enemy AI is not different them still stupid D: try to play this game on hardmode. Last thing I gonna told you. Afther you finish this game just go to book store and buy Bioshock Infinite novel and read it. That I gonna do

10/10 for me ( Half life series is noting now ) <<< when play you will know why.

88

Good, but pales in comparison to its predecessors.

koppen | May 19, 2013 | See all koppen's reviews »

In Bioshock 1 and 2, we were introduce to the world of Rapture, and underwater Eutopia. Bioshock 1 introduced us to the world. Bioshock 2 made us fall in love with it again, with streamlined gameplay and the story told from a different perspective.

Bioshock Infinite seeks to do what Bioshock did for Rapture, but now for Columbia, a sky high civlization. From a dark, gloomy, dysfunctional setting, now we are given an actual populated civilization. Its great to see how the story and gameplay is wolven into an actual civilization with people. Columbia is a beautiful world.

I love the story. Great twists as expected from the writing team at Irrational. No complains there. Elizabeth, as a companion, is a truly well fleshed out female character, perhaps one of the best in recent memory. Booker is relatable. They have great rapport, and the dialogue between them is great.

The gameplay is streamlined and interesting. Vigors give you different abilities, with interesting combos. There are also a wide myriad of guns. Most note worthy are skylines, which allow you to travel around the playing field in a roller-coaster fashion. The most fun parts of the game involve skylines. Together with the guns and vigors, these add to substantial gameplay depth, allowing you to tackle with enemies in different ways. However, the gameplay goes get a little repetitive and draggy at several points. Skylines are utilized as much as I had hoped.

There are also some inconsistency in gameplay, which I cannot go into further detail without including spoilers. Essentially, the game makes very drastic change in gameplay style very late into the game, making the difficulty change due to frustration.

All in all, great game. Perhaps not at the heights of Bioshock 1/2, but still a great FPS

90

Incredible Story, Beautiful Setting, Great Game

KiLKaras | May 18, 2013 | See all KiLKaras's reviews »

Bioshock Infinite is a flawed work of art. The story is wonderful and moving and is the core of the experience.

The distinctive visuals also keep you immersed. Seriously the artstyle of this game is truly unique and beautiful.

Gameplay is where the game falters. Enemies are bullet sponges especially on higher difficulties. You are given a shield but it drains too fast even if you max it out. The guns are pretty boring, shotgun, machine gun, pistol, rocket launcher etc.

The use of vigors (powers) save the gameplay from mediocrity.

Great game but flawed gameplay. Play it for the story if nothing else.

100

Game of the Year 2013.

Zharwyn | May 16, 2013 | See all Zharwyn's reviews »

Irrational Games developed a masterpiece, in my opinion. Bioshock Infinite has been praised tremendously in the media for all the right reasons. It is a game that was really hard for me to put down from start to finish. I usually find myself feeling a little claustrophobic when playing FPS games but with Infinite this was not the case.

You are Booker DeWitt and you've come to the flying city of Colombia to bring back a girl to New York. This girl is Elizabeth and you'll soon find out that she's very special. Of course it doesn't turn out to be as easy as Booker expected and you're soon in the middle of havoc. There are a lot of twists during the game and some might shock and confuse you. The story is very enjoyable and getting to know the two characters during their banters has you longing for more. The story took me about 14 hours to play through but I am one of those people who explore every nook and cranny that I can find (and still didn't find all there is to find!).

The sound and music in the game fits. The soundtrack of the game is lovely. The voice acting is fantastic and so is the art style. You will believe that a flying city is a possibility, especially the first time you walk into the city and explore. There are skylines, flying houses and districts. Columbia, or all of the game, is well detailed. The game starts out as very bright which may hurt your eyes so don't be afraid to lower the brightness. To me the brightness (after altering it a little) was really welcomed because so many games are dark these days.

The gameplay is one of the reasons I loved the game. It's very familiar to how the gameplay in Bioshock is but now with somewhat of a twist. Apart from having different vigors (powers) you will also have a hook where you can jump onto sky-lines and use that as an advantage to either evade foes or simply strike them down from them. Then there's Elizabeth who can open tears and conjure different things that can aid you in battle. You will be thankful for Elizabeth many a time while playing the game.

It was a real joy playing this game. I never expected to enjoy it as much as I did and I found myself playing through most of the game on a free day - it was really hard to put down!

87

Great game

mexo123 | May 14, 2013 | See all mexo123's reviews »

Great fun to play, the gun and vigor mechanics work fantastically. If you think it's just going to be one big escort mission then you are very wrong. If anything you're the one being escorted. Fantastic game (if a little bit short), would recommend to anyone who like FPS'.

92

Another shock to the system.

GAMERamble | May 13, 2013 | See all GAMERamble's reviews »

The floating city of Columbia was supposed to be a shining representation of all that is great about America. Although styled like an early 1900s version of what heaven might look like, things quickly turned sour when this beacon of American superiority opened fire upon a group of Chinese civilians. The United States were obviously not impressed by this turn of events and Columbia slipped off into the clouds to pursue its own agenda.

The founder of Columbia, Zachary Comstock hails Columbia as another Ark and it is into this intriguing world that the lead character, Booker DeWitt must step in order to clear his mounting gambling debts. With a mission to "save the girl" Booker must brave the city in the clouds in order to liberate its most precious prize, the daughter of Comstock. Since the citizens revere Comstock as a prophet and his daughter as a "Lamb" that is safely guarded in a tower, this is not an easy task. Unfortunately for Booker, freeing the girl is the easy part as escaping Columbia is not that simple.

As the third installment in the highly popular franchise, Infinite had a lot riding on its shoulders. The fact that is not part of the storyline told by the previous two games allows for a refreshing break without straying too far from the familiar. For example, instead of wielding Plasmids, Booker finds "Vigors" which are potions that function in the same way. These require salt instead of EVE to use and allow you to fling about fireballs, terrorize your foes with swarms of crows, electrocute people or possess machinery amongst other things. While these Vigors are not as tightly connected with the story and setting as the plasmids were in Bioshock 1 and two, they make for exciting combat encounters. You can only carry two weapons at a time but the Vigors have up to three different modes of attack so you never feel limited in combat.

The game is quite stunning visually and the art direction is superb. Your first glimpse of Columbia is an all out assault of colors and visual effects but things become progressively bleaker as the game progresses. The inclusion of non player characters make the city seem much more alive than Rapture ever was but interaction is minimal and it is not long before everything falls into ruin thanks in no small part to your actions. There is a surprising amount of variety in the locations considering the setting although you will be revisiting previous areas a few times just like in the original Bioshock games. The Voxophones that has been scattered about provide more insights into the motivations of the major players in the story and it all culminates in a ending that will have you shaking your head in disbelief.

Bioshock Infinite is a great game and one that had me captivated from start to finish. As great as the visuals are, closer inspection will reveal low resolution textures that prevent it from attaining the same lofty heights as Crysis 3. Kudos to Irrational Games for actually giving PC players a decent port with settings such as the field of view that can be changed without mucking about with configuration files. While the game might not be a giant step forward for the genre, the incredible storyline and fantastic setting means it should be played by everyone. Trust me when I say you'll want to experience the tale for yourself before the spoilers hit the Internet.

96

Game of the Year

TheGamePimp | May 12, 2013 | See all TheGamePimp's reviews »

Remember what happened when this game launched? GMG had to manually send everyone their keys 'cause of how many people pre-ordered it. That many people can't be wrong! The soundtrack for this game is wonderful, including the score (which is usually not that good for most games). The combat is intense and fast-paced, and yes, using the sky-rails is so much fun! The game took me about 40 hour to complete, enjoying the beautiful graphics in this flying city that thrives with vitality and looking for all the voxophones to help better understand the immersive story Irrational tells. The story is full of plot twists and engaging characters, and it doesn't ever disappoint. Since this game has nothing to do with the previous, anyone can easily jump in and enjoy the ride, although older fans of the series will get a little reference (wink, wink). The only downside to this game are the checkpoints. In both previous games you could save at any point; in this one you can not. Which is a downer (hence why it did not get 100), but a minor thing that can get slightly annoying. All in all, this game is worth the hype it earned.

92

Excellent game

britishlad | May 11, 2013 | See all britishlad's reviews »

BioShock Infinite delivers a spectacular adventure into a new environment without shying away from the feeling its predecessors gave off.

It has a steady pace throughout the game that allows you to relax every once in a while and take in the beauty Columbia has to offer before you start obliterating the next batch of bad guys. The story is another masterpiece to be reckoned with that starts off slow (yet familiar) but picks up along the way as you begin to uncover the more sinister undertone of the plot before you dwell into the big accumulating mysteries that await ahead though if you don't pay attention to the story or the details in the backgroud (audio daries) you will be scratching you're head at the ending. Graphics will leave you with jaw-dropping awe in most parts. The game mechanics are wonderful and without flaws.

My only problem with this game is the fact corpses disappear frequently which is a bit strange for a modern game

BioShock Infinite has one of the most well crafted twists in a story I have ever come across, for that it has left me mind boggled and has earned a very special place in my heart. It's simply excellent on every level

90

A way to go, cult but with things that one can complain about

Pilgrim6 | May 11, 2013 | See all Pilgrim6's reviews »

Irrational have a really great history of doing good games. Bioshock, SWAT 4, Sytem Shock 2.

No wonder that they produced another amazing game that will probably become one of the gaming classics and almost certainly GOTY (at least in the shooter genre)

Story of this game could be made into a book (though I am sure there was some inspiration taken from them). In the end the basic motive isn't that complicated but it's execution could squeeze your brain a bit.

Infinite is set in a beautiful flying world Colombia in early 20th century. It's simply breathtaking in a way Dishonored is. They don't hunt pixels. They hunt art appeal. Which for me is a great plus. It's shooter mechanics haven't really changed from Bioshock, only small edition is the rail and hook system. When I say they didn't change it means they are still amazing, don't get me wrong. Another thing that simply enchanted me was the character of Elizabeth. If you don't have at least a small affliction for her, you don't have a heart. Period.

So far so good. Now come my complaints. What you need to understand is that if this was a "normal" game, those almost could be forgotten. Yet we are probably talking about a cult here. So here we go.

The combat - it's great but at your 10th hour it will probably start feeling a bit repetitive. The guns are the same, the powers aren't really all that mindblowing. At the end of the game it might start feeling a little bit as a chore. At least for me it did. That part I have to do to finally get to the bottom of this story.

Another thing that really puzzled me was the fact that the game presents you with the vision of choices yet in the end from what I've heard and checked make literally no difference. It's a shame because I could imagine a different endings.

The fact is that in the end, Irrational Games produced one of the best games in the last years.

95

One of the best games out there

Sacroslash | May 10, 2013 | See all Sacroslash's reviews »

Of course we all had some great expectations for this game. Seeing as both Bioshock and Bioshock 2 were a great success, we were all looking forward to this game. I know I was.

And I was definitely not disappointed! The story has plot twist after plot twist, which keeps you on the edge of your seat during the entire game, making you want to finish it in one sitting.

Each of the characters are lovable and well-written, and all have some deep backstories, which are further explained by collecting voxophones.

However, one of the only downsides I can see about this game is the combat. It is nothing new compared to the other games, and, at times, can get a bit dull. The 'vigors' are not very original, and while fun to use, do not feel as needed throughout the game compared to the first 2 games.

Definitely a must-buy, however. Go get it!

90

Obra maestra

jorge131313 | May 10, 2013 | See all jorge131313's reviews »

This game represents why i love videogames. A world full of details, a good story, a lovely NPC (Elizabeth) in a clear and perfect world on first sight but corrupted, cruel and dark once you dig deep in it.

The only thing i dont like is quite the absence of plot and dramatic turns in the middle of the game, i felt more like fighting, fighting but no news. And the game should dig deeply with tonics, is not complex like the second one.

Definitely a must buy if you have enough hours to spend, playing the game slowly so you can get every detail of the story.

100

Irrational does it again.

GaMaGamer | May 9, 2013 | See all GaMaGamer's reviews »

One thing you think of when talking about Irrational Games is a developer that takes a long time to deliver good and best-selling games, which usually takes 5 to 6 years in the making, Bioshock: Infinite is the sequel to the first Bioshock 2007.

The game takes place in the floating city of Colombia in the year 1912, the city is big and colorful and feels like a real-life place.

You are Booker Dewitt, a detective who has been immersed in gambling, drugs and alcohol he has a huge debt and sent ignorant of what Columbia is to bring a 17 year old girl, Elizabeth to New York, I especially enjoyed the relationship between Booker and Elizabeth evolves beyond history.

You have a large arsenal of weapons to be used in the game, everything feels solid and the battlefield is great with the help of the presence of a magnetic hook that attaches itself to the sky-lines that are used to move goods around the city.

The sound is amazing and since the game is placed in 1912 the music in the game that adds so much more to the atmosphere.

The game reaches barely 12 hours, but can be 8 or 16 hours long, the more you pay attention to the details the more time you spend on it.

There is something for itself it has atmosphere, quality, solid control and has a great story, to avoid ruining the plot, I can say that it has a complex but entertaining story mixed with great sound, control and presentation, this is one of the best games I have ever played.

Rating: 10/10