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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.
Under the Sea...Play this NOWfaerie241 | Nov. 28, 2013 | See all faerie241's reviews »
This game is fantastic, and that is really all there is to it. The graphics are fantastic, because even though it was a game released years ago, they still hold up pretty well to modern titles. Of course, the story is the number one thing that anyone picking up a Bioshock title should expect, and it does not disappoint. The game's plot line will take the player on a trip through the underwater dystopian world that will not be forgotten.
The only negative aspect to this game is that the combat is a tad bit simplistic and dated feeling, which is probably due to the fact that the game is actually pretty old now and combat mechanics can be done better. Also, this game does sometimes struggle to run on newer machines, so be wary of that when buying this game. All in all, highly recommended for an all-around good time!
A Game That Will Define a Generationbnamsrom | Nov. 19, 2013 | See all bnamsrom's reviews »
As Irrational games often does, Bioshock couples great gameplay with equally great storytelling. I bought Bioshock the day it was released, really going out on a limb in terms of whether or not this game would actually deliver. I am glad I took my chances. That was a few years back now, and I have seldom played any game since that has come near the experience of the original Bioshock. Combining roleplaying and shooting mechanics with a rich, dystopian atmosphere filled with interesting characters, one would surely be missing out on a true piece of video game history if he or she ignored this one.
A unique ride through a disturbing worldGoldenSaint | Nov. 5, 2013 | See all GoldenSaint's reviews »
The BioShock Trilogy, especially the first installment is worth playing. When the game was released it was a great blend of action and story. With unique weapons and these things called plasmids. They give you sort of like super powers nd you can do things liek dispatch enemies with bees coming out of your arms/ All in all it is a solid game but I dont think the game has held up that well since there are many great games that have come out since then.
A world of wonder under the seaHarry_276 | Oct. 25, 2013 | See all Harry_276's reviews »
From the moment you enter Rapture to when you leave you are imprinted upon by a world you can't really believe. A game that has aged well and will continue to do so it, in my mind, can't be praise enough for its story, setting, originality, and over all experience that it has giving me that no other game to date has. The creators have seem to realize its the little things that matter and they get just as much attention as any major detail, leading to an experience that is refined down to its very nuts and bolts (pun intended).
Why are you still reading this review, get the game, that is all I can say, and you will not be disappointed.
Why haven't you played this yet?rayskub | Oct. 25, 2013 | See all rayskub's reviews »
Bioshock takes place in the distinguished underwater utopia of Rapture. Andrew Ryan, founder of rapture, created this fantasy land in hopes of creating an environment where science cannot be held back by the grips of morality. With that, Rapture spirals into a civil war over the immoral gene-splicing, A.D.A.M. and Plasmids.
Let me start out by saying that this game is worth every penny. It offers a unique experience, and it is definitely is not your average FPS. Bioshock will thrill you with it's environment; the graphics are amazing for it's time, and it is still up-to-par with games today. When was the last time you saw a game take place in an underwater city? But the graphics is just a bonus compared to the twitch-styled gameplay. Hack machines, use powerful combinations of Plasmids, and a variety of guns will help you find your style. If you're one of the boneheads who played Infinite before this, I would still highly recommend trying Bioshock (the plot is not linear between Bioshock and Infinite). The gameplay is almost identical, but it should be taken note that this game is very dark compared to Bioshock Infinite. If you're looking for a FPS with a great plot and a beautiful, grim-dark setting, you just found what you're looking for.