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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.
Very funny gameFuorilegge | Nov. 19, 2013 | See all Fuorilegge's reviews »
Play as a Big Daddy named 'Subject Delta', with new weapons in the fallen Rapture of first Bioshck. You still have, as the first chapter, a huge set of plasmid and weapons to use on enemies (splicers, turrets, Big Daddy and even a new powerful adversaries, the Big Sisters) on the way to reunite with Eleanore, 'your' little sister.
The second chapter of the Bioshock saga isn't as brilliant as the first one. It is still an awesome game, with a nice gameplay, beautiful setting and a very intensive plot, but it isn't at the same level as the first Bioshock. It seems more like and extension (howewer) higly recommended to the fans.
Solid Bioshock gameMatthew_Lumie | Oct. 21, 2013 | See all Matthew_Lumie's reviews »
While not necessarily as enthralling as Bioshock or at all as beautiful as Infinite, I would still say Bioshock 2 is my favorite in the series so far because it's single player gameplay is rock solid for me. I think being the first big daddy brings a lot of new possibilities that you may find yourself discovering and enjoying, it's not for everyone because it's a dark game like the original; but it is incredible.
Great sequel!stownd | Oct. 19, 2013 | See all stownd's reviews »
I really enjoyed playing the singleplayer campaign of BioShock 2. The major difference betwen BioShock 2 and the first game is that you play as a Big Daddy. This will have an effect on the basic gameplay mechanics and on the combat.
The story: The story is set 10 years after the happenings of the first BioShock game. This time you play as Delta - he is the first Big Daddy. At the beginning of the game you see a video where Sofia Lamb makes the player to put a gun to his head and pull the trigger infront of his littler sister which is called Eleanor. Ten years later you wake up somehow (reason for this is explained at the end of the game). Your task is it to find Eleanor (your little sister) who is caged by her mother (Sofia Lamb). Sofia Lamb is the Leader of some cult or political group so you have to deal with her followers, before you can save your little sister.
Singleplayer: The most time you'll spend in Rapture (name of the city under water) is defined by combat. The so called Splicers (citizens of Rapture who became insane by consuming too much Adam - Adam is genetically material which is needed to use Plasmids and Tonics) are the main enemies in the game. Some of them use normal Weapons like Shotguns, Tommy Guns and Revolvers, others mutated into muscle-packed melee fighters and some even fight you with Plasmids. Sometimes you have to deal with some bigger enemies like other Big Daddys or even Big Sisters.
Weapons: There are only 7 different weapons but each has 3 different ammo types. My favorite weapon is the Big Daddy Drill. With it's melee attaks you can bring down even larger enemies in a few seconds.
Plasmids: You can use trhe so called plasmids (genetically modifications) to kill your foes. Plasmids require EVE with every use (eve is comparable to mana in an RPG). Every Plasmid has 2 upgrades - with every upgrade they are getting stronger or gain a new ability. For example the fire plasmid: First you can set your enemie on fire, then you can charge it to shoot a fireball which will explode, burning multiple enemies and with the last upgrade you can use it as a flamethrower.
Tonics: Tonics are passive abilities (similar to perks in Call of Duty). You have 18 slots but there are much more tonics available. Tonics improve your combat skills, weapon damage, haccking skills or let you carry more health packs for example.
I didn't had the chance to experience the multiplayer yet but i'm sure it will kick ass!
BioShock is one of the greatest FPS. The fictional setting with all it's characters, places and ideas is just terrific. The singleplayer campaign feels nice and the atmosphere is just awesome. You can't stop playing until you're done with the game. With multiple endings the game has a replayability!
Fun Singleplay, Great Multiplayer!Kevduit | Sept. 12, 2013 | See all Kevduit's reviews »
The Singleplayer was totally re-imagined in this game. Instead of being just a regular human, you can be a Big Daddy deep sea diver! With whole new weapons, you're now ready to fight for a worthy cause! (which I will not spoil in this review) The campaign was very fun, and full of action, and the Multiplayer was something like no other. There were whole new game modes added into the game for Multiplayer, which made it incredibly fun. If you liked the first Bioshock game, but wanted multiplayer game modes in the game, Bioshock 2 is for you! It really was a great game, full of action and suspense!
Simply brilliant.Bobafett2k6 | Sept. 10, 2013 | See all Bobafett2k6's reviews »
(this review is also on my Steam profile - Bobafett2k6)
The sequel to Bioshock is equally as brilliant. The story keeps you going and the huge array of weapons and 'plasmids' which are essentially powers that you can upgrade with the collection of Adam gives you an almost unending list of possible ways to dispose of the crazy wild eyed drug addicts of Rapture. There are lots of customisation options to change 'on the fly' as you pound through each area that will keep you busy just trying each combination of plasmids and weapons. The locations all look good and help to build a sense of atmosphere in the underwater city and there is also a large amount of different enemies to keep you on your toes. All in all it's just brilliant, if you don't own it, buy it.