The year is 1912. With the United States emerging as a world power, the floating City of Columbia is a mighty symbol of American ideals, launched with great fanfare to the cheers of a captivated public.Read full description
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"AMAZING. Would you kindly play BioShock Infinite? Gameplay and the story combine for a majorly memorable shooter. 9.5/10" - IGN.com
"Unforgettable. 10/10" - Gameinformer.com
"Incredibly, BioShock Infinite delivers on your years’ worth of expectations, then exceeds them. 5/5" - Gamesradar.com
"In every way, BioShock Infinite lives up to the promise of its legacy, and it looks poised to establish a new one. 10/10" - Polygon.com
Welcome To Columbia!
The year is 1912.
With the United States emerging as a world power, the floating City of Columbia is a mighty symbol of American ideals, launched with great fanfare to the cheers of a captivated public. But what begins as an endeavour of hope soon turns to disaster, as the city disappears into the clouds, its whereabouts unknown. The greatest accomplishment in American history has vanished without a trace.
The player assumes the role of former Pinkerton agent Booker DeWitt, sent to Columbia to rescue Elizabeth, a young woman imprisoned there since childhood. He will develop a relationship with Elizabeth, augmenting his abilities with hers so the pair may escape from a city that is literally falling from the sky. DeWitt will learn to fight foes in high-speed Sky-Line battles, engage in combat both indoors and amongst the clouds, and harness the power of dozens of new weapons and abilities.
Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
OTHER REQUIREMENTS & SUPPORTS
Initial installation requires one-time broadband internet connection for Steam authentication and Platform Update For Windows Vista (KB 971644 required on Vista only for DirectX 11); software installations required (included with the game) include Steam Client, Microsoft DirectX Runtime, Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2008 SP1, and Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2010 SP1.
Steam account required for game activation and installation.
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No game will ever affect me as much as BioShock Infinite did. After playing through the game three times it still upsets me that Irrational signed over the series permanently. I'm going to keep this clean of any spoilers and say that this was a brilliant end to the revolution of the trilogy, and that Burial at Sea episodes One & Two are to be considered absolutely mandatory if you are to play this game properly. This game has been one of only a few games, that has brought me to tears on more than one occasion. Call me a cry baby or whatever, but I am as passionate about this series as any fanatic is about whatever they are obsessed with. BioShock will always have a special place in my life post of completing Infinite. I would recommend not only this game, but BioShock, BioShock 2 also. If you are thinking about buying this, do it, have fun, and pay attention.
When Ken Levine speaks, the video game industry listens. The prestigious creative has wanted to focus on this occasion in history, and the result achieved has been astounding. Without neglecting the playable perspective, the new Bioshock stands as one of the great shooters of recent years. Infinite achieves, with these struts, to be one of those rare launches that every season manage to be essential.
I don't think I've ever fancied a video game character before Elizabeth... Whilst my hours on steam don't reflect my actual playing time, as I've completed this game way too many times on my PS3, I just can't express how much I love this. It's my favourite ever game, and here's why: 1) The plot is incredible, and has real substance. I've never completed a game more than once before, because I find playing the same story line tiring. However, this is an exception. The story line is phenomenal. I find myself being totally, and utterly, immersed in the world of Columbia. I have a real sense of "belonging" within the game which sounds a bit weird, but I don't really know how I can explain it. Brooker DeWitt and Elizabeth are both very strong characters, with great backstories, and the way these stories collide with each other is thought provoking, fantastically executed and cleverly directed. 2) The graphics are visually stunning. The joy of playing this game with ultra settings, is one to be behold. If you're looking for a game with a wealth of detail, this is the one. Characters and scenery look great in the cut scenes and during game play. The lighting is just right throughout, and to me, fire has never before looked so good. 3) The characters are strong, witty, and badass. And whoever voiced the characters need a medal, because I couldn't imagine anyone else stepping up to deliver what these guys have delivered. 4) Combat. Is. Awesome. I never really liked gore in a game before, but I really enjoyed this, with just the right amount of gore included. Not just that, it's really easy to pick up which I love, and seem to have trouble with in other games. The only real criticism I can think of is the lack of DLC's available, and wishing that the story went on just that little bit longer. I didn't want it to end. Other than that, I really can't fault it. You're not just buying a game here, you're literally buying an entire world. Three hundred thumbs up from me!
I freaking loved this game so much. Once I started the game, it took all I had to set it down again, it was that good. In fact, a bit of time has passed since I went through, and it may be time to go in again. The whole story seemed well thought out, the gameplay was fun and engaging, the weapons were cool, and the bit of mystery/adventure was spot on. You'll definitely want to pick this up and explore every inch. And don't go and spoil the story for yourself - it's worth it to pay attention the whole way through!
The graphics, gameplay and sound are all nice, but nothing can beat that story. The AI is great, and weapons can be upgraded, the game has a final boss that is not too hard, but also not easy. I've played alot of games, and I think it is hard for developers to put the right amount of items, the right difficulty at the right time going from easy to hard every hour and all that, but Bioshock Infinite nails the difficulty, story and characters like no other game. Saying anything else would be (in my opinion) spoiler. I tend to hide my games on Steam when I beat them because I already know the story, but Bioshock Infinite is exception. I've beaten it 8 times over the past 3 years, and I'd start it again just because of the story.
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