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"It's a game in which story, setting, and gameplay are expertly blended to create an experience that's as thought-provoking as it is entertaining." - IGN
"_The weapons are better. The plasmids are better. The enemies are better. At some points, even the storytelling is better. _" - GamesRadar
Set approximately 10 years after the events of the original BioShock, the halls of Rapture once again echo with sins of the past. Along the Atlantic coastline, a monster has been snatching little girls and bringing them back to the undersea city of Rapture. Players step into the boots of the most iconic denizen of Rapture, the Big Daddy, as they travel through the decrepit and beautiful fallen city, chasing an unseen foe in search of answers and their own survival.
Multiplayer in BioShock 2 will provide a rich prequel experience that expands the origins of the BioShock fiction. Set during the fall of Rapture, players assume the role of a Plasmid test subject for Sinclair Solutions, a premier provider of Plasmids and Tonics in the underwater city of Rapture that was first explored in the original BioShock. Players will need to use all the elements of the BioShock toolset to survive, as the full depth of the BioShock experience is refined and transformed into a unique multiplayer experience that can only be found in Rapture.
Evolution of the Genetically Enhanced Shooter: Innovative advances bring new depth and dimension to each encounter. New elements, such as the ability to dual-wield weapons and Plasmids, allow players to create exciting combination's of punishment
Return to Rapture: Set approximately 10 years after the events of the original BioShock, the story continues with an epic, more intense journey through one of the most captivating and terrifying fictional worlds ever created
You are the Big Daddy: Take control of BioShock’s signature and iconic symbol by playing as the Big Daddy, and experience the power and raw strength of Rapture’s most feared denizens as you battle powerful new enemies
Continuation of the Award-Winning Narrative: New and unique storytelling devices serve as the vehicle for the continuation of one of gaming’s most acclaimed storylines
Genetically Enhanced Multiplayer: Earn experience points during gameplay to earn access to new Weapons, Plasmids and Tonics that can be used to create hundreds of different combinations, allowing players to develop a unique character that caters to their playing style.
Experience Rapture’s Civil War: Players will step into the shoes of Rapture citizens and take direct part in the civil war that tore Rapture apart.
See Rapture Before the Fall: Experience Rapture before it was reclaimed by the ocean and engage in combat over iconic environments in locations such as Kashmir Restaurant and Mercury Suites, all of which have been reworked from the ground up for multiplayer.
FPS Veterans Add Their Touch to the Multiplayer Experience: Digital Extremes brings more than 10 years of first person shooter experience including development of award-winning entries in the Unreal® and Unreal Tournament® franchise.
Shockingly goodLeander | Feb. 10, 2014 | See all Leander's reviews »
Even at this day, Bioshock 2 is a worthy successor of the original Bioshock. I personally find it an improvement that you're able to use both your hands for a weapon and a plasmid at the same time. The end is also a lot more satisfying than the original bioshocks ending.
I've played Bioshock 2 on a Windows 8 PC. This isn't something I would recommend to do, since Bioshock 2 crashes frequently on W8 as well as on W8.1. It's a lot more stable on W7.
Bioshocks ambiance hasn't changed in the series. It's still as well creepy as beautiful, as well dangerous as restful. The sound isn't going to amaze you, but the screams of the big sisters and the moaning of the big daddies are timed well and really add something to your gameplay.
Overall I would give this game a rating of 9 out of 10. It's a classic one with a nice storyline and good graphics when you take it in respect to the date it was made in. The only 'really' disadvantage was that there appeared to be a non-OS-based bug which disabled me from using all my weapons - I was left with only a drill, hacking tool and a camera.
Not the best, but pretty good.damienjameswebb | Feb. 3, 2014 | See all damienjameswebb's reviews »
Bioshock 2 has nothing on the original, lets say that first. story wise, the first was way more interesting story wise, but this one hits the nail on the head just as well. it has all the best parts of the first, but continues the story to give you a more fleshed out idea of what Rapture was and is. My favorite addition is the ways that you encounter enemies. It seems a little more random if you re-play the same levels over, enemies will spawn in different locations and at different times. The range of enemies as well have gotten a lot better too. not only do we have to deal with splicers and big daddies, but now there's tank like people (very strong) and a big sister (who is scary as, to have to deal with).
its a great game and deserves your money.
Not as great as the first gameGmen | Jan. 9, 2014 | See all Gmen's reviews »
The problem with this game is that nothing really that new is presented. It’s really just a glorified expansion when all is said and done.
Graphically it’s much the same. Getting to play as a Big Daddy? We did that in the original BioShock. Although you do get to go through the experience for a lot longer this time. Some of your combat tactics will change. As a Bid Daddy you are not invulnerable, so you need to use your noggin when taking on a group of splicers. If anything, the combat is much more vicious than it was in the first game.
Getting to explore the ocean floor is arguably the biggest change here, seeing as in the original you couldn’t even set foot in water that was above ankle height.
You have a few new weapons and plasmids to play with, but other than that, if you’re looking for something radically different from the first game, you’re better off trying BioShock Infinite.
Old game with good factorsFreako | Jan. 1, 2014 | See all Freako's reviews »
Bioshock 2 is indeed really shocking to be honest.
Bioshock 2 has crossed the genre of action/shooter/horror at the same time. You get to experience all of these cheap thrills when playing this game. Making small decisions along the way might change your gameplay a little.
What maintains in Bioshock 2 would be BIG DADDY. Everyone loves big daddy. He is great and awesome, some may find him evil , some actually like him.I personally adore him. The game may not seem like your type of game but i can guarantee when this game comes to sales. You better purchase it if not you are losing out in alot of fun.
Yes it maybe an old game. But this old game beats may other shooter games i have played in my gaming years.
Back to a beautiful worldandrealbu | Dec. 22, 2013 | See all andrealbu's reviews »
After the greatness of the original Bioshock comes this sequel telling a whole new story about Rapture and its people. Bioshock 2 lives to expectations and unravels new perspectives. It feels great playing as a Big Daddy and as a little sister, though the latter may feel very mechanical. The FPS experience is as solid as never before and the gameplay for me is better than the original. The variety of weapons, both old and new ones only improves the game. The adding of a multiplayer mode is a good feature though its incomparably worse than the singleplayer campaign. The story, just as the original, is the better part of this experience, full of dark drama and twists again.