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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.
Better or wose than first Bioshock?Obsessor | Aug. 24, 2014 | See all Obsessor's reviews »
People are divided among lovers and haters of Bioshock 2. I say it's just... different from its predecessor. It improves on what was good in the first game, buffs up the graphics a bit(Little Sisters aren't looking like some horror movie creeps anymore).
You can argue if the story is as good as it was in Bioshock 1. I can't really decide if I liked the first or the second game best. Both appeal to me in some ways. I enjoyed being a hunted survivor of plane crash from Bioshock as much as impersonating a Big Daddy in the second game. And having a fixed goal from the beginning - saving Elanor was a nice touch compared to "I don't know where I am or what I'm doing" atmosphere from the first game.
You just have to answer this question for yourself. But be sure, you won't be disappointed playing Bioshock 2.
Awesome Part2yngdr | Aug. 14, 2014 | See all yngdr's reviews »
a great game with visuals and sounds that enhance the experience. great controls for a game that keeps you stuck in your seat till your eyes are tearing from lack of sleep. enemies that think and are stupid at same time. (think smart junkies). A sequel that helps the player understand what and why the events of the first and second happened and wrap them up. Sounds immerse you in the underwater world of Rapture. the game give you a choice on how to play with rewards; harvester or savior the choice is yours alone.
A masterpieceNekroStrike | Aug. 11, 2014 | See all NekroStrike's reviews »
Have you even wonder how magic works? Well, here is the answer. I didn't played much this game, but I can say it's amazing. It made me feel good taking care of a little sister, it made me feel a good daddy. The gameplay is not only shooting and kill stuff, it's more than this. Even if it's not an Open World game, you want to explore the game, to find something to help your journey. It is, in one way, tactically game, when you start a fight, its not only "pew pew, look, i just smashed him", no. You think what you will do in that fight.
It also have a multiplayer, which I didn't played yet, but I'm sure it's going to be another great experience. I heard it have some interesting game modes, so I can't wait to play it.
I highly recommend this game for those who want to have some great time in an interesting FPS.
Back to RaptureJericho417 | Aug. 9, 2014 | See all Jericho417's reviews »
Bioshock 1 had this really great feel to it. It was unique and felt thick with it's atmosphere. Bioshock 2 is an enjoyable game, but it doesn't really add much to the first. The story is interesting and we learn more about what went on in Rapture, but a lot of what made the first game great comes out a bit stale here.
When viewing it on it's own, it's an interesting game. You play as a prototype Big Daddy. One of the very first. Problem is, you died. Ten years later, you're revived by in a Vita-Chamber. I liked the plot and the twists. Gun play and plasmids were done much like the first game, with a few small changes. I never found myself bored with fights. I did notice some stability problems, though. A crash or two isn't a big deal, but I became a bit paranoid about it.
A solid sequel with minor improvementsfuzeblu | Aug. 6, 2014 | See all fuzeblu's reviews »
Bioshock 2 brings us back to the world of Rapture not as a man, but as a Big Daddy, a very refreshing change of pace. If you are familiar with the original Bioshock, there is little difference between the two, but there are improvements in combat with effectively using both hands and some story telling elements that alter choices more often. I find the driving ambiance and arch in 2 to be less engrossing, but it is still very on par with what makes Bioshock special. Overall, this game is a great continuation of the story in Rapture. I would suggest picking it up!