"It's a game in which story, setting, and gameplay are expertly blended to create an experience that's as thought-provoking as it is entertaining." - IGN
"_The weapons are better. The plasmids are better. The enemies are better. At some points, even the storytelling is better. _" - GamesRadar
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BioShock 2 provides players with the perfect blend of explosive first-person shooter combat and compelling award-winning storytelling. The halls of Rapture once again echo with sins of the past. Along the Atlantic coastline, a monster has been snatching little girls and bringing them back to the undersea city of Rapture. Players step into the boots of the most iconic denizen of Rapture, the Big Daddy, as they travel through the decrepit and beautiful fallen city, chasing an unseen foe in search of answers and their own survival.
You receive the call: Tenenbaum desperately needs you to steal as much ADAM as possible, to help thwart Sofia Lamb's insane plan. Enter the Protector Trials: frantic combat challenges designed to push your mastery of weapons and Plasmids to the limit. The goal in each Trial is simple: get your Little Sister to an ADAM-rich corpse and keep her safe while she gathers precious ADAM. Opposition mounts as your Little Sister nears her goal – will you survive the onslaught?
Each Trial features three unique weapon and Plasmid load-outs, keeping the challenge fresh, as well as a fourth bonus load-out the player receives when all previous load-outs are completed.
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Bioshock 2 takes the original game's setting and some of its characters but puts its own twist on it. You play as a Big Daddy - who are enemies in the original games. This first of all introduces the drill, which is a very powerful melee weapon which, contrary to the wrench in the first one, I found myself using quite a bit in regular combat. While the story and characters aren't as interesting as the first game, they're enough to keep you going. But what I really enjoyed about this one were the tiny changes and gameplay improvements introduced. There's a couple of underwater sequences for example, which really let you take in the beauty of Rapture. It also tries not to rely on sections form the first game too much, and introduces really interesting new places to explore While not as good as the original or the sequel, Bioshock 2 is a very competent game and introduces enough new mechanics to make it well worth a try
If you liked the first BioShock, the second part will not fail your expectations. Gameplay remains almost identical to the first one, but has undergone only minor improvements (such as the ability to use weapons and plasmids at once, or redesigned hacking). The story is very good. Not as good as the one though, but still will provoke you to think. We again have the brilliant, dark and overwhelming Rapture climate known from the first part. Worth playing.
Bioshock 2 is set in Rapture, a 1950's underwater version of New York. Filled with psychotic, genetically altered mutant humans, Splicers, your character must attempt to survive and escape the city by saving, or harvesting, the Little Sisters, in order to obtain Adam, a genetic material that enhances your abilities. Its one of the best franchises that I've played, mixed with action, horror and an intriguing story. I highly recommend this game, whether you play FPS, horror or simply story driven games.
This is another great game, though it doesn't exactly live up to its predecessor. The mechanics are much the same as the previous installment, though some minor improvements have been made to the combat and genetic skill trees to make it slightly more fluid. All this taken into account however, the story feels like much more of an afterthought than did that of the first game (probably because, to a point, it was). Although it is still a great shooter, you don't lose much of the bioshock experience by leaving this particular installment out. Great mechanics, great atmosphere, great graphics, but the story is definitely lacking. This game was truly amazing, great graphics, great gameplay, and it required you to think about how you were going to go about things. While it can be hard to die sometimes, that did not prevent me from failing the big brass balls achievement quite a few times. Being a big daddy feels powerful and great, it's an immersive experience in which you feel like you can take on the world.
I suppose the obvious thing to say would be that if you liked the first game, then you'll like this one as well since they're quite similar. However, there are a few things about Bioshock 2 that both help and hurt it. One different way one could look at this game is as an extension of the world-building from the first game, expanding the setting and atmosphere. Unfortunately, while the multiplayer aspect is fun and interesting, it's not as in use as it once was, and effort will be needed in order to participate. In conclusion, while it may not be as well-received as the first one, it's still a fun game that belongs in the Bioshock series timeline.
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