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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.
Really original conceptZefellus | Oct. 2, 2015 | See all Zefellus's reviews »
This is probably one of the most amazing scenario concepts that I've ever seen in a videogame. The way that 2k has mixed the futurist idea of a submarine city with the classic 60's furniture design is outstanding. It's one of the coolest steampunk scenarios in videogames history, for sure. The plot is also fantastic: even if the story driving the game is not that great, the audio recordings that you find show you that there is much more to this city than what you actually see. The historical references do WWII, mixed with fiction, create a fantastic but somewhat believable world. Also, the gameplay is great. Controls are sweet and you have a good amount of powers and weapons. There is not much to say besides that, except that every gamer should try Bioshock. It's a fine work of art.
Competitor for my #1mlefoo | Sept. 29, 2015 | See all mlefoo's reviews »
This game is so amazing. This is a game that I had a real emotional connection with because of how well the world and story was crafted. The details of the city of rapture are so perfect that, given the right settings, you might believe you a in the city. The atmosphere is fantastic and I can remember each and every time this game scarred me, the most gripping being the doctor. The way the plot unravels is so amazing and beautiful. Its something I feel other games have tried to imitate, but have never been able to. This game is hard for me to group into a category because of how original it feels. This is a game I always look forward to playing and you should too.
One of the top 3 FPS games of the century!Ho0pz4sho | Sept. 12, 2015 | See all Ho0pz4sho's reviews »
Bioshock is one of those games that only comes once in a really long while. An amazing, in-depth story, that has you wanting for more throughout the whole gameplay. An action-packed, intense, and terrifying play-through like no other game offers. Definitely worth buying, because even if you finish it once, you'll want to finish it again, just so you make sure you haven't missed anything in the first play-through.
The original and the beststorm84 | Sept. 5, 2015 | See all storm84's reviews »
The two sequels (BioShock 2 and BioShock Infinite) are more polished efforts in terms of actual gameplay, the original BioShock still has the best atmosphere and world-building. The world looks stunning, even 9 years after it was released, and the level design is as creepy as a spiritual sequel to System Shock 2 should be. The game stands out for three reasons. First, the story driving the gameplay was weak, but the information pieced together through audio recordings creates a fascinating world. The discussion of the Randian utopia and how it falls into dystopia gives enough for the player to ponder. Second, the use of power-ups adds entertainment and variety to the standard FPS affair. Finally, the game is able to use a moral choice system to create an emotional impact on the player. While the choice system is limited, it's implementation is still better than any other game that has attempted the same thing. The level design is strong, open, and somewhat dynamic (randomly spawning enemies, random loot). Perhaps the only thing irritating about the game is hearing "WELCOME TO THE CIRCUS OF VALUES!" for the 137th time. This game is a watershed moment for both first person shooters and first-person role playing games.
Brilliant game!devilmaygta | Sept. 1, 2015 | See all devilmaygta's reviews »
Bioshock is simply one of the most amazing and brilliant games I ever played. The beauty of Rapture mixed with a scary atmosphere, and the horror from our enemies, adding an excellent gameplay and story, you have this amazing masterpiece called Bioshock. There is not much to say, just that it's an amazing game, and it's a must play!