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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.
top tier fpsbat_lad | Dec. 15, 2014 | See all bat_lad's reviews »
Excellent game to play on a low spec system. I recently built a pc, but I haven't bought a dedicated graphics card yet (waiting for 300 series amd cards to hit the market). I avoided picking this up back in the day on console because I only like fps' on keyboard + mouse, and boy I do not regret that decision. Maxed out it blow's the 360 and ps3 versions out of the water, and I'm only running on intel's integrated hd4600 gpu with only 512mb of video memory.
The production value of this game feels very high. The 1950s scifi setting is a refreshing break from all the military themed fps' out there. I enjoyed the inclusion of the hacking minigames, and various powers (plasmids) you can use. Attention to detail in this game is top notch, the inclusion of little things like being about to electrocute a bunch of enemies standing in water set this apart from other games.
Over it's a 'must play', especially for those with low spec hardware.
FantasticKane987245 | Dec. 7, 2014 | See all Kane987245's reviews »
This game is tremendous. Great story, great gameplay, great characters, moral dilemma's abound, intriguing plot, and so much more. Bioshock deserves all the praise it gets. Is it the "perfect" game? No. But it is an incredible masterpiece. For $5 this is the steal of the decade. Don't make excuses to not buy the game.
Welcome to Rapturevipe_1 | Dec. 5, 2014 | See all vipe_1's reviews »
What can really be said about Bioshock? The game is hard to put into words, as it is technically an FPS, but is actually so much more than that.
Set in the underwater city of Rapture, the game has a style and substance that blows away the competition. Graphics and sound are terrific, with some of the best music to grace any game. Combat is varied between weapons and plasmids (powers like electricity, fire, etc.) and satisfying.
The real jewel in Bioshock's crown is the story and setting. The game is beautiful yet disturbing, and the story absolutely well-crafted. Characters are memorable, and imagery is top notch.
Bioshock is an experience, and a ride any PC gamer must take.
Great storyhoward195 | Nov. 10, 2014 | See all howard195's reviews »
Picked this up in a bundle for less than $1. Since playing it, I realised this is a game worth paying at least $5. Doesn't sound like much, but this is coming from a guy who's pretty dang stingy. Doesn't feel so much like I'm just churning through levels, but rather progressing through a story. Little bit of good decisions vs evil decisions in the story. Great shooter made better by the plasmids. They remind of the force powers from the old jedi games. A lot of creative ways to defeat your enemy. Lots of good jump scares too. Worth playing.
Creepy.RavenRayn | Oct. 28, 2014 | See all RavenRayn's reviews »
Creepy, Ominous, Unsettling, an Dark. These are words that can describe BioShock. The first time I saw this game, I was just a kid watching my older brother play shooting games with the occasional scare. Now, I just have to be amazed at how much this game still stands out in gaming. If you like a story, this is for you. If you want a good shooter, this is for you.