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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.
Almost as good as the first884okeoJ | July 2, 2014 | See all 884okeoJ's reviews »
Bioshock 2 is a game with much more focus on the gameplay than the original Bioshock. You now play as a Big Daddy named Subject Delta, who has to traverse Rapture to rescue his Little Sister, named Eleanor. While some people bash this game for having a weaker plot, the story is still great. Although not as good as that of Bioshock's, Bioshock 2's story is still an emotional and powerful ride.
Bioshock 2 has vastly improved gameplay over its predecessor. You can now have a plasmid in one hand and a gun in the other, which allows for much smoother gameplay and combat. You can also use a Big Daddy drill for even more combat variety. For fans of the first game, Bioshock 2 is a must-play. While some may bash it, it is still a fantastic game.
A complete work of artEyeless42 | April 25, 2014 | See all Eyeless42's reviews »
Bioshock 2 is a terrific sequel to the first game. The story elements mantain the level of the first Bioshock, delivering a simple yet compelling narrative. The graphics are great and looked wonderful when maxed out. The soundtrack is beautiful. The game mechanics stay unchanged from the first game but there are additions to the customizations you can make.
Overall this is an excellent game and above all it is a general work of art.
Would you kindly play Bioshock 2?Zazutuu | April 14, 2014 | See all Zazutuu's reviews »
Bioshock 2 is not as good as the first one but still a very good game.The story is really good and involves more kind of decisions.Some gameplay elements have been added but the gameplay remained almost the same.This game includes multiplayer which is not that great but I like it.In the main story you take role of a big daddy named Delta who is in the search of his little sister,Eleanor.The game is really worth it's money.
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.