Developer: 2KBoston/2KAustralia (formerly Irrational Games)
PC Release: August 21, 2007
Xbox 360 Release: August 21, 2007 - August 24, 2007
PS3 Release: October 17, 2008 - October 21, 2008
Distribution Method: Steam, Gamestop, EBGames, other retailers
Price: 19.99 (Steam)
Game Information: Bioshock is a Role-Playing game based in an Alternative History, year 1960 to be exact. The game borrows qualities from other genres such as Horror and Survival throughout your gameplay you will find numerous examples of this. Another major selling point is that Bioshock is the spiritual successor of the System Shock games.
Gameplay: You play as a character named Jack, Jack isn't having the best luck and somehow (due to spoiler reasons I will not tell you why he is unlucky) he ends up in an Ocean. This is where Jacks venture into Rapture comes into play, in Rapture you'll be exploring in First-Person View the whole time while using Guns / Plasmids (mutations / magic system) to destroy various deep sea enemies.
Enemies range from "Big Daddys" which are essentially genetic superbeasts to the classic "Mutated Colonist". Through the game you will visit numerous envrioments and be able to manipulate them how you please, this is one of the best features in Bioshock. Your also given Good and Evil choices in the game, a good example would be saving the Little Sisters instead of Havesting them, which is evil.
Multiplayer: There is no source of Multiplayer and nothing to interact with other people, this game is a Single Player game.
Achievements: There are achievements on the Xbox 360 version, I cannot confirm this for the PC or PS3, I imagine if you have a recent copy of the PC version of Bioshock that supports Games for windows you will have achievements if not you'll probably feel left out and never have anything to do with the achievement system in Bioshock.
My Rating: 9 out of 10, the game itself wasn't very long, after you play it once there really isn't any reason to play through it again unless your a huge fan. The game is a definite must have for most serious gamers, I feel that casual gamers may like the game but not enjoy it to it's fullest. For best effects play the game in the Dark, late at night with surround sound!. The sound quality and Visual Quality are amazing in Bioshock.
Gametrailers.com Review (High Defintion Video)
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