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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.
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.
Bioshockingbrenker99 | Oct. 3, 2014 | See all brenker99's reviews »
I usually dislike horror games. i get scared quite easily. But with Bioshock its worth it! Its not really that much of a scary game. The atmosphere is great, they made the underwater city feels great.(9/10) There aren't a lot of "People" in Rapture(the underwater city name) But the ones you meet are, intriguing, you wanna talk to them, you wanna hear what they have to say. and the enemies(AI) is both smart and psychotic, the enemies are based on humans that got a bit "mad" because they got addicted to "ADAM" Wich is the currency in the game(the currency for upgrading your plasmids.. the story is both interesting and amazing.(10/10) From the first minute i got hoooked on it, and wanted to know what would happen next. The combat isn't like any other FPS, you need to plan accordingly you cant just "Pray N' Spray" (at least in the higher difficulty levels). Overall i give this game a 95. A must buy. Why just 95? because Nothing is Perfect.
Bioshock: loads of fun with a thrilling story!N2tZ | Sept. 3, 2014 | See all N2tZ's reviews »
Bioshock is scary but humorous, breathtaking and sinister, gripping and touching.
Everything about this game is amazing, from the beautiful soundtrack to the immersive voice acting, finishing with the thrilling story. The setting of the game has great level design and the atmosphere it creates is deep and enticing. The gameplay is exciting, giving the player loads of weapons, plasmids and tonics. The player is able to customize their character using the different abilities and weapons they collect along the way. Bioshock is one my favorite games, truly a magnificent piece of art.
Overall Bioshock is one of the greatest games and I truly recommend it to everyone. It’s a must-buy in my opinion.