Reviews for BioShock Infinite (MAC)


A beauty in and outside

martinni | Nov. 17, 2014 | See all martinni's reviews »

It's not news this game's appearance is outstanding. It's certainly one of the best environments I've experienced in a game, and you can see that by just looking at the trailers, gameplay videos for one second. But this game is so much more than a great setting; it's deep, it's a good shooter indeed - I've seen guys complaining about the combat, don't believe them, it is pretty good, you just have to understand how do you take damage bonuses against each enemy class, - and has some weirdness/madness of itself which for me is a must have in a story-first shooter. Found a little issue with the location helper in a mission, but wasn't hard to work it around since it was pretty explicit it was going to a place where you'd gone before. All in all, not the best game ever created (come on... it's "just" a shooter!!!!...). But a must have! And a must play!


Epic action and amazing atmosphere

Zaggeta | Nov. 6, 2014 | See all Zaggeta's reviews »

I honestly never played the original Bioshock. At the time of its release, I was a bit of a coward and its guise of a horror game pushed me away. When Bioshock Infinite was released, I didn't make the same mistake, and purchased it immediately.

I was not left dissappointed. The gameplay is like many singleplayer FPSs. It's simple and intuitive, with enemies often dying when you shoot them and a number of other means of murder being thrown into the mix.

Elizabeth, as your sole companion, is probably the greatest side kick you will ever have in a shooter. She doesn't get in the way, doesn't steal your kills, gives you stuff that you need, and obeys your orders without a second thought.

What really makes Infinite shine is its story. It's engaging, confusing, thought-provoking and probably enough to make it best game of the year.


Setting the Stage.

zhelng | Oct. 26, 2014 | See all zhelng's reviews »

The one thing to take away from this game is the atmosphere. The set design, voice-acting, sound design, and the flow all mesh together perfectly in one delicious melting-pot that is Bioshock Infinite.

I recall parts of the game that just made me stop for a moment and just soak up the ambience and sights. The storyline is beautifully crafted to accentuate this, and the bits of history that peppers the game is just icing on the cake.

To me, combat is just the dessert. It helps to move the story forward and create drama and tension of sorts. I helps that it isn't just your usual FPS, but instead tries to add new elements like rift summoning and air battles, etc.


Something new

vikas8395 | Sept. 19, 2014 | See all vikas8395's reviews »

One of the most successful franchise with a huge fan base. You just can't go wrong with Bioshock series. Bioshock Infinite just ups the ante and with its compelling story line you feel emotionally attached to the characters. I really liked the addition of magic with the guns as its a bit different. The whole dark theme suits the game . This is a must buy game :)


Favorite Bioshock So Far

adboyum | Sept. 8, 2014 | See all adboyum's reviews »

I've played all of the Bioshock's, and so far Infinite is my favourite! It has an amazing balance of beauty and darkness. There are moments when you're playing that your jaw drops in aw of the cinematic view, the sunsets, the textures, and the architecture. Then there are moments that feel more like the first two Bioshock's, where the darkness and creepiness has its own kind of beauty. I'm a very visual guy, and this game had it all.

The story is also amazing! It keeps you engaged the entire time, never letting up. Twists and turns that have you yelling at your tv/pc. Amazing game!


A few story breaking flaws, but overall worth the play through.

ThreshNautBlitz | July 2, 2014 | See all ThreshNautBlitz's reviews »

While Bioshock Infinite may have fantastic visuals and entertaining gameplay, there are a few story breaking logic flaws near the ending. However, with all paradoxes aside, Bioshock Infinite is a fantastic game full of breathtaking environments, classic FPS gameplay, and a hell of a story to complete the Bioshock franchise.

Graphics 9/10 Incredible views throughout the game along with an environment that felt real.

Story 8/10 While Bioshock Infinite did an extraordinary job at portraying religion and racism in "early America", it failed to come through in the end due to some extreme hiccups. So while 95% of the story was over the top, the ending really puts a dent in the game's integrity.

Gameplay 8/10 Bioshock Infinite's gameplay is some of the best in the series. Unfortunately, I found myself sticking to the same two weapons the entire game because while there are gun upgrade shops, vigor upgrade shops, and ammunition shops, there are no weapon shops themselves. The gameplay was still a blast, however it would have been nice to have had the option to switch back to a weapon after trying a new one out. Vigors are to Columbia as plasmids are to Rapture. Vigors added a unique twist to the FPS side of the gameplay and many allowed for a variety of playstyles. For instance, the Bucking Bronco vigor could be for all out gunzerker mode while the Possession vigor was more geared towards strategic players. Finally, the gear in Bioshock Infinite was really under powered. Sure there were some neat little bonuses to the gameplay but overall it was minuscule.

Overall: 8.5/10


The Story is Amazing

alanmaz567 | June 6, 2014 | See all alanmaz567's reviews »

This game has a really unique story to it. The graphics look outstanding. The combat system in the game is fun and smooth. the story is around 4-8 hours long (depending on the difficulty you're playing on). I would recommend playing the DLC's after you finish the game. There are allot of easter eggs in the game which are fun to find. The game has a pretty big world full of collectibles to find. Has an amazing ending. Games with such an open story and amazing gameplay like this one are rare to find. Buy this game to see for yourself how great the game is.


BioShock in the air

juxtaposed_j | June 5, 2014 | See all juxtaposed_j's reviews »

I played all the Bioshocks thus far, the original being my favourite and rating quite highly up on my favourite list of games (especially this generation)

Playing this one however, I felt it to be rather overrated, the plot got rather convoluted and not as satisfying as the original.

Columbia looks amazing, ethereal and dreamy, however the underwater setting of Rapture was more immersive, interesting and fun to explore.

Not to mention there were no enemies as iconic or frantic as the Big Daddies.