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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.
Oldie but Goodiekoppen | May 19, 2013 | See all koppen's reviews »
Even with Bioshock Infinite, this is easily still my FPS of the decade.
From a gameplay perspective, Bioshock shook so many things up for an FPS. Creative use of plasmids and varying guns allow for exciting gameplay. Enemies, like the Big Daddy, are great fun to play against.
From a mood and thematic setting, Bioshock is such a creepy game. I was truly afraind when I encountered my first Big Daddy. Rapture is a beautiful, eerie Eutopian world with its messed up under-belly. Entering rapture for the first time is such a memorable experience.
If you're looking for an FPS, but are sick of your Call-of-Dutys and Battlefields, this would perhaps invigorate your love for the genre once again.
Fantastic story, gameplay, RPG elementsDISCOMAN | May 15, 2013 | See all DISCOMAN's reviews »
This game is very good in many aspects. The gunplay is very good, the art and graphics are very beautiful and will hold up for a long time. The voice acting is excellent too.
The combat is very well done and has you using several guns which can be upgraded and 'hypos' which is basically a sort of magic gave to the player by injecting them into their body, its fuel for which is Adam and Eve, a sort of experience and mana played very well into the story and cleverly hinting at founding power.
I will not say much about the story as that needs to be experienced by the player themselves but I found it to be excellent and keeping you immersed within the game and its world.
Overall I really loved this game, and it made me a fan of the series back in 2007 and have replayed it a couple times (and its sequels) since.
A utopia separated from state and religion gone wrong...NorBdelta | May 13, 2013 | See all NorBdelta's reviews »
Bioshock is a game set in the underwater city of Rapture post civil war, the city was founded on the beliefs of capitalism and the benefit man can create for oneself without religious or state persecution or intervention. Basically it started as such but after a time individuals sought their own control and power accumulation and the city fell into anarchy.
The game has a beautiful combat mechanic revolving around special abilities such as the control of fire and electricity as well as many more even more entertaining. The special abilities akin to magic are used in conjunction with standard weapons or fashioned ones (e.g. Machine gun, pistol, etc) and the grenade launcher, etc which has been made from junk and parts. The fashioned ones do not need to be made but have been built during the civil war. They are all upgradeable to further their effectiveness which adds considerable entertainment value to their enhanced effects.
Without any spoilers the main character you play as ends up in the city and quickly gets involved in the affairs of key individuals with a few very good story twists thrown in.
The game is extremely entertaining and has an excellent story as well as the mentioned twists. definitely a game on the list of Must Plays in the life of a gamer.
Wonderful gamebritishlad | May 11, 2013 | See all britishlad's reviews »
I was going to talk about how excellent the story is but I don't want to give anything anyway so I will onto gameplay. The combat in this game is good and uou can have many different weapons with different ammo types, you can genetically modify yourself with plasmids, the ability too shoot fire, electricity, ice etc. from your hands. You can also customize phyical tonics and engineering tonics and more.
But the best thing about this game is rapture. The city is beautiful, scary, strange. It is unlike anything i've seen in a game before, so unique. It perfectly resembles a world gone wrong, and it is just a mystery waiting to be solved. Bioshock is a linear game but you can explore to your hearts content, and when you do, you might discover some of rapture's secrets..
As good as this game is, it's far from perfect. The gameplay can become repetitive as the game get's further along. The combat could be better as you can only use one hand at once which isn't very logical. The game does lose some of it's initial mystery once your used to the rapture, and exploration could of been more of a factor, as i was itching to explore rapture fully, but there wasn't that much to explore.
Overall a great game in a unique world. The campaign can be completed within 10 hours
THE game everyone should ownTheGamePimp | May 3, 2013 | See all TheGamePimp's reviews »
BioShock is a fantastic game that is worth every cent. The atmosphere is perfect, the music (composed by Garry Schyman) fits beautifully, and the gameplay encourages creativity. There is only one downside to this masterpiece: the mouse was simply not meant for this game. Even at the lowest setting it feels weird. And I've had my experience with FPS games. Of course, you can play with a controller. Or resort to messing around with the game's files. Regardless of this little flaw, no one should miss out on BioShock. Rapture is a beautiful world that everyone should visit. You will be enraptured.