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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.
Good game.cubecka | March 25, 2015 | See all cubecka's reviews »
So I played it then, I understand the fascination, but nevertheless it was not quite my cup of coffee. To control - too many plasmids and weapons is resolved huge amount hotkey, wheel or shift key, which I find it quite difficult, even when the amount of improvements and it is quite difficult to remember which is which. It would help some quick key with more transparent selection. The weapons - there are too many, I understand they wanted to meet everyone, but I think it is a shame to go through the game and then you realize that the crossbow, shotgun or flamethrower I have not made use of properly. Also, three types of ammunition unnecessarily complicate the game. What fascinated me most was about a story that is absolutely perfect, a pity that we do not know about the main character a little more, such a film on this theme would be sure to please. Similarly, the idea of the underwater city is also great.
ma rate 9,4/10
Under the SeaKingTed | March 20, 2015 | See all KingTed's reviews »
Only survivor of a plane crash, you found shelter in the strange city of Rapture. Why is it strange? Well, because Rapture was constructed underwater, deep in the ocean... Bioshock is a FPS game with a little taste of horror adventure on the top. It’s a creepy adventure where you must survive the dangers of Rapture while enhancing your body’s possibilities (With supernatural powers like throwing fireballs) and escaping the deadly “Big Daddies”. The game visuals are good and the gameplay is pretty well executed, thanks to the possibilities offered by your environment. For instance, if you use an electric bolt on water, everyone who is in the water (even you) will be electrocuted. Using your brain can make your life a lot easier in this game. The story is pretty interesting too. It’s a great game that everyone should try.
Even Among Today's Modern Games, This Game Can Hold Its Own !!AsadAlrafidain | Feb. 15, 2015 | See all AsadAlrafidain's reviews »
I never had the chance to play the original Bioshock at the time of its release, and years later, I found myself trying to avoid rather old games and focus on more modern games, but when such a critically acclaimed gem exists, you can't help but yield to the temptation! and mid 2014 was my limit.
When you compare Bioshock to many new games on the first person shooter genre, it can surprisingly surpass, or at least be equivalent in every aspect, well, may be except for the graphics, though they look nice even after 8 years. In fact, it's not that surprising to find Bioshock this good, since it is supposed to be one of the games that helped raise the bar of the genre.
Good things about Bioshock:
Good story with a jaw-dropping twist, and the environment settings are fresh and interesting (the year is 1960, the location is "Rapture", an under the water city built to become utopia for high-class people who wanted to live unbounded by the governments control).
Clever and excellent script writing.
A clever mix of the conventional weaponry with the "unconventional" abilities introduced in the game (by modifying human genes with a substance called ADAM), these abilities includes telekinesis, incinerate, frost and a lot more abilities aimed at your pleasure!
Variety of opponents, each with his own strengths and weaknesses which encourages you to alternate between different abilities and conventional weapons, or use a mix of them to take out your opponents.
Balanced difficulty progression, introducing tougher enemies as you level-up and progress through the game.
Providing a looting system, and the ability to buy power-ups, items and ammo from the vending machines scattered throughout Rapture.
The General feel of freedom to roam Rapture and to go on your own pace through the game, pursuing primary or secondary objectives, and providing a simple choice system in the game, which can affect how the game ends.
The bad things:
I tried to spot the bad aspects of Bioshock, and aside from minor bugs (which is virtually impossible for a game not to have some), I've found very little to virtually none shortcomings. Having that said, this does not mean that there isn't a room for improvements.
One thing that bothered me a little is that the events felt fast-paced and sometimes I couldn't keep up with it. Of course, things can go more smoothly during a second gameplay.
Finally, I'd like to apologize if this review felt lengthy (you don't know how many lines I've cut from it), but when you play a good game you can't help but gabble about it!
Bioshootemptyhaven | Dec. 7, 2014 | See all emptyhaven's reviews »
This game is an amazing piece of work, containing one of gaming's most surprising plot twists in recent times. The gun play and abilities all balance each other out, and the enemies feel real, lending themselves quite well to the creation of space, making you feel as though the world you are playing in is real itself.
This game has amazing visuals, sounds, and gameplay. I definitely recommend this for all shooter fans. You have to play this game!
Splicers... too many SplicersRinkashikimo | Oct. 28, 2014 | See all Rinkashikimo's reviews »
Personal rating: 9/10
This game is absolutely amazing. I first bought the triple pack containing all Bioshock's and kind of ignored this one and the second game of the franchise, I made a serious mistake because this game has everything like great graphics, great storytelling and great playability. The only thing I found kind of boring was the lack of new enemies, there were always Splicers or Big Daddys and no new enemies, but other than that it's a great game that I recommend to any player.