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"BioShock is the ultimate rarity: not only does it live up to its lofty promise, but exceeds it through simple, old fashioned talent and imagination - not to mention verve, style,class, wit, and sheer bloody-minded ambition." - Eurogamer
"BioShock's real strengths are as a compelling work of interactive fiction, and as a unique ride through a warped world with some great payoff built into its mysterious plot." - Gamespot
Welcome to Rapture!
BioShock - a first person shooter experience unlike any other, played out in Rapture, an immense underwater utopia torn apart by a genetic civil war. Explore a deadly but incredible art deco world filled with formidable technology and fascinating characters. You'll have a complete arsenal at your disposal, from simple revolvers to rocket launchers and flamethrowers. Challenge the constraints of nature by genetically modifying your DNA with injected PLASMIDS and embrace super human powers.
Biologically modify your body: send electric bolts storming from your fingertips or unleash a swarm of killer hornets hatched from the veins in your arms.
Hack devices and systems, upgrade your weapons and craft new ammo variants.
Turn everything into a weapon: the environment, your body, fire and water, and even your worse enemies.
Intense atmosphereTheTanko | Feb. 15, 2014 | See all TheTanko's reviews »
This game has by far the most captivating atmosphere. The game takes place in a utopia-turned-dystopia named Rapture, filled with crazies all over the place and the iconic Big Daddies. Basic premise: run around, try to find a way out, don't die. Along the way, don't curl up in a corner in cry; seriously, the intensity of the atmosphere can get overwhelming at times. The gameplay is varied and challenging, the atmosphere intense, and overall presents a very compelling story in which you must make choices you'd rather not as you witness the same choices being made by others. It's a game designed to make you think, and you will spend a lot of time away from the game thinking about all the things you see and do. It's one creepy game, but more than worth it.
Awesome gameclstrife16 | Feb. 11, 2014 | See all clstrife16's reviews »
This game is a little slow to start but if you give it about an hour or so it will have you hooked. It is very reminiscent of the old System Shock games which I loved. It can be a little jarring at first the way the enemies come rushing at you trying to bash your skull in but that makes it all the more exciting. The environment can be very creepy and amazing at the same time. If I were to give you one suggestion it would be to try and find all of the recordings to learn as much about the world of Rapture as you can. You will not be disappointed.
A classic game that still holds up.pyjamasbox | Feb. 10, 2014 | See all pyjamasbox's reviews »
Apart of one of the greatest recent years in gaming (2007), Bioshock is a killer horror-esque classic set in an underwater city in the early 1900's. While it's a bit aged at this point, the 2007 classic still holds up well enough from a visual and atmospheric standpoint. You can expect perfectly executed puzzle, exploration, and intense first person action oriented gameplay that is complemented by an incredible twisty-turny style story. If you've never experienced BioShock before, i suggest you do so immediately.
Reviewershock: Welcome to Rapturekoticpaxx | Feb. 10, 2014 | See all koticpaxx's reviews »
Oooooooh yes. Oooohhhh yes. Alright, ye who has a weird mind, time to focus. Bioshock. Hmmm. Where to start? Oooooo, WELCOME TO RAPTURE.
Bioshock is an awesome game that BRILLIANTLY meshes gameplay and story beautifully. Too adjectives describing the same thing, eh why not? Lets start with the presentation. The beautiful underwater city of Rapture is amazing to look at but horrible to live in. With many dark secrets, it is your job to find out what this beautiful city terribly hold secret. The gameplay is fun. The element of first-person shooter and plasmids (powers, basically) is amazing. I only wish that you could have them both out at the same time. The story is awesome, and really captivates you.
I'd say this game is a must have for die-hard game collectors, as it will be a beautiful addition, along with its sequels. This game can be quite difficult (for me atleast) as some of the quest markers are confusing. This game also has its bugs and glitches which can be distracting, but don't let it take away the beautiful masterpiece which is Bioshock.
I know GreenManGaming, not my usual review. I'm tired okay? ;)
An in-depth shooter that is top notch.homes223 | Feb. 5, 2014 | See all homes223's reviews »
Story: Deep. So Deep. That you must play it to experience it's Depth.
Graphics: Amazing. A great art style also. So Pretty.
Audio: Creepy and really make you feel like you are in Rapture.
Missions: Very open-ended.
Controls: Better on the PC and easy to switch from Weapons to Plasmid, Etc.
Features: Most everything in the world is interactable, Mod-Able Weapons, Many different plasmids, tonics, etc.
A.I.: Very smart. They work around and with the world of Rapture in an attempt to put you down.
Loading Times: Long depending on your PC.
Multiplayer: None. And that isn't necessarily a bad thing.
Requirements: Fairly high but there are work arounds for Shader 2.0 video cards.
Weapons: Mod-Able. Your average FPS weapons with many twists and extras such as different types of ammo and add-ons.
The Good: The whole experience of this game and how you are immersed in Rapture.
The Bad: Requirements are a little rough but other than that nothing.
The Ugly: Your Enemies, the splicers. Blah.
Replay Ability: High.
The Bottom Line: Buy This. A must buy for 2007.