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Bioshock truly is a memorable creation. 0

You are a man known as Jack, who finds himself drowning in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean after his plane crashes down. However, he is rescued from certain death by the appearance of some sort of lighthouse situated on the water itself. Too weary and desperate to consider this peculiarity for more than a moment, Jack swims to the towering building in a moment of pure introductory brilliance and finds himself in its 1960s-esque interior. Descending down after gathering himself properly, he disc...

7 out of 7 found this review helpful.

Seven years later and it's still pretty great. 0

Bioshock was hailed as an almost instant classic when it came out in 2007. I didn’t personally first play it until 2009 or 2010, finished it once, and didn’t finish it again until just now. Seven years after its initial release, Bioshock holds up exceptionally well. It still looks pretty great, it still has some very effective atmosphere, it still has a very good story that could never have quite the same impact outside of video games. And yes, Bioshock still works really well as a g...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

A philosophical masterpiece to remember. 0

Unless you have been living on the dark side of the Moon in recent years, it is likely that you have already heard of BioShock. It generated enormous hype before launch, and has now gained one of the largest aggregate critical review scores ever (according to Metacritic with 96 out of 100, coincidentally the same as Half-Life 2). Whilst the game does have a number of minor flaws, including a final lacklustre ending and sporadic difficultly problems, it is very clear that BioShock is still a fant...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

No gods or kings, only AWESOME 0

WARNING: LOTS OF SPOILERSI heard of Bioshock and was monitoring it all the way from day 1 back when it was announced to the public on E3 2006. I was really impressed by the unusual setting, stunning graphics, and interesting concepts. I watched all the trailers and I was pretty sure I had an idea of what Bioshock will be like when released. However, I had NO IDEA just how amazing it would be when it came out. The moment I came up from the depths of the ocean gasping for air, surrounded in burnin...

6 out of 6 found this review helpful.

A look back 0

This review contains spoilers for both Bioshock and Bioshock InfiniteSix years ago Bioshock was released to universal praise and went on to win several Game of the Year awards. It’s no secret that many gamers view it as a modern masterpiece especially because of its complex story and themes. Now that some time has passed and Bioshock Infinite, like its predecessor, has left most of the gaming world in awe I thought it would be fitting to take a look at the first Bioshock. Is it really the maste...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Surprisingly good! 0

Bought this game after my exams as so many people recommended it. I had previously stayed away from it as I thought it looked frightening and I simply cannot play scary games but eventually I gave in. I thought this game would have more of a gameplay driven game but to my liking I found it was not as I started to play the game I quickly became engrossed in a magnificent storyline. The story which I won't go into is simply one of the best you can experience in a video game and has major twists a...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

BioShock is simply incredible, and should not be missed by anyone 0

Before I got my hands on this masterpiece of a title, my Xbox 360 randomly couldn’t read any of the disks I put into it, resulting in me having to send my 360 in for repairs. So while I waited, August 21st came around, and still, I had no 360. Finally, in late August, I got the 360 back with me, and I couldn’t have been happier. Right away, I went and picked up BioShock, because I knew that this game is going to be outstanding. So, not to my surprise, I beat BioShock, and it was absolutely amazi...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

It has already been said... 0

...but Bioshock is amazing.  Beyond what the critics say it is the voice of the gamers that should be noted most of all.  It is hard to find many who didn't like Bioshock and out of the few who didn't it is even harder to find any who can coherently convey why they didn't enjoy the game.The game provides a unique and grotesque narrative that covers everything from Big Brother, Big Business, governance, and the tragedy of being human and powerful.  A lot of paranormal activity is tossed in which ...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

TheBioShocker! 0

  Bioshock is a very good looking game with a world you want to explore and a story you won’t want to stop playing. The Protagonist is someone you who you like and when his back story is slowly revealed you always want know more about him. The pacing is good with a nice mix of puzzles and combat there are some points when the game feels like a survival horror game which is done extremely well.  The game takes a lot from Systemshock but not enough. After finishing Bioshock you’ll want to play Bi...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Welcome to Rapture... 0

BioShock might be the very first game to prove exactly to me what next gen is really capable of. There have been plenty of other titles that have "wowed" me on the 360 and Wii, but not to the extent of this. What has gone on as a long wait, has ultimately proved to be well worth every dying second of patience. This is the world of Rapture, and it's not letting go of your grubby hands anytime soon. You start the game off as a presumebly lonely guy, traveling on board an airplane. It crashes in t...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

All That is Good Flows Into This Game 0

BioShock is an amazing game that will not disappoint.If there was one game that really made me go "Wow." it was BioShock. Once you've got this game installed and running, prepare for an amazing trip under the sea into this genre defining game. Now, would you kindly follow me into the rest of this review?Start to finish, BioShock has some of the best storytelling out there. The game starts you off in the middle of a plane crash, and even though you seemingly crashed in the middle of the ocean, an...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Bioshock Xbox 360 Review 0

Upon returning from my holidays in the August of 2007, I was greeted by a parcel. After opening It I was pleased to discover that it was the limited edition of Bioshock, a story driven First person shooter from Irrational Games (creators of the hugely popular System Shock series).I hadn't played the previous System Shock games, so I was unaware of what to expect, little did I know I was about to experience one of the most thrilling and enjoyable single player games on the Xbox 360. /* I feel I n...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Final Thoughts: BioShock 0

(Note: there are NO MAJOR SPOILERS in this review) What is BioShock? Those who have played it know what it is. But those who haven't played it probably only know a few things: it takes place underwater, has something to do with Ayn Rand, and features guys in big diving suits protecting creepy little girls. Going in, that's pretty much all I really knew about it, too. And that's all sort of correct... sort of. Some of the major ideas and backdrops of BioShock are indeed based on the writings of...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

...a soggy bleh 0

Played Through in Spring 09. So…you play as this Airline Passenger…who is the sole survivor of a plane crash in the ocean. Good for him, there’s a light house only a light swim away. Bad for him, that light house is actually the gateway to a fallen psychopathic, telekinetic, dentally deficient society bubbling under the sea. Hope you stowed away some airline peanuts in your pocket…you might get peckish. Man…BioShock. …such an engrossing experience. I say the word experience, because some times,...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

BioShock: frighteningly polished, terribly creepy, and eerily engaging 0

I showed up late to the BioShock party; everyone had gone insane and wanted to kill me... nightmarishly fun antics ensued. Grab a wrench... it's party timeI’m not blowing anyone’s mind when I lament that there is simply more quality content available than I’ll ever be able to consume in my lifetime. Because of this, I’m left with choices. I have to decide which games, books, movies, TV shows, etc. I want to consume before I die. So how do I decide what stuff I want to cram into my ear balls and ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

BioShock Review 0

Shooters have come and gone over the course of the past many years, many of them slipping by us because the industry has become so overwhelming inflated by them. What I think defines a good shooter game is dependent upon how well the core mechanics of the game play out. Is the game fun? Are the controls in sync with what’s happening on the screen, or more importantly, does the action flow or feel fluid? But the question, “does the game tell a good story,” almost never crosses my mind.Most fast ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The Best Game Ever Made Period 0

I suppose I can forgive the game's questionably quick ending, for the rest of the journey is an unforgettable one. From the moment you discover the peculiar bathysphere, to discovering the underwater city's dark secret, Bioshock is an immensely invigorating experience with great balanced FPS gameplay that never feels too macho paired with fun, light RPG elements and one of the best narratives and writing in video game history. I've never met someone who has played a video game who hasn't loved ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A well crafted singleplayer tale which will leave you in awe 0

                                                                      No Gods or Kings, Only ManFrom a distance, 2K's latest Blockbuster, Bioshock, might just look like a pretty first-person shooter, but it's actually much more. Calling it a "pretty shooter", does the game a disservice and sounds insulting considering the level of creativity, and atmosphere Bioshock achieves. Bioshock is best described as an interactive sci-fi mystery novel. Along with being interlaced with literary references t...

12 out of 13 found this review helpful.

Beyond the Sea 0

Tons of people in class ask me if this is the next Halo. When I say no, they're dissappointed. Just because it's a First Person Shooter, doesn't mean that it fits in the same class as Halo because BioShock redefines the single-player fun and innovation of the FPS genre and lives up to all its hype. It is set in 1961 in the Atlantic Ocean in which the plane you were in mysteriously crashes. Soon, you come upon the underwater city of Rapture where everyone seems to hate you. The people of Rapture ...

6 out of 7 found this review helpful.

BioShock Review 0

When I thought new Sci-fi shooters began to overlap, I was contradicted after purchasing BioShock. The primary difference this game has (although it has numerous differences to today's shooters) is its emphasis on making decisions. At first when you are given the choices in this game, they don't seem so heavy, but as you play through this game you will see their significance. Despite a lack of multiplayer, BioShock is a very powerful shooter that gamers out there should not miss.The Plot- It is ...

4 out of 5 found this review helpful.

Brilliant, astonishing, just plain amazing! 0

Wow. Once in a while, there will be this one game that is so astonishing that you feel lucky just being to play it. Since Resident Evil 4 debuted on Gamecube two years ago, there has not been one game that I feel has matched it. No I am wrong. BioShock is not only the game of the year, but one of the best games ever. BioShock will be talked about for years to come and anyone that owns an Xbox 360 or decent PC should buy it without a question. Immersion is not always the most successful element t...

4 out of 5 found this review helpful.

A remarkably detailed, masterfully wrought political shooter. 1

Politics are old hat for video games, and have been for quite some time. Ever since Big Boss contemplated the soldier’s place in the world, games have worked meaningful political messages into their narratives. So it should not be surprising that BioShock, released in 2007, was able to achieve this task, and indeed, that alone is not very noteworthy. What is noteworthy, however, is how well the game does it. Not only is BioShock a complex, thought-out treatise on the dangers of objectivism and ...

3 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Innovated, artistic, inspiring, and over all down right Amazing. 0

BioShock. Released: Aug/21/07. Difficulty: easy. Developed by: 2K Boston/2K Australia. Learning curve: 0 - 30 min. Published by: 2K Games. Platforms: Xbox 360, PC Pros: + Amazing art design, +Amazing acting, + Wonderful level design, + Terrific plot, + Amazing Sound track, + No death penalty, + Best graphics ever, + Sucks you in, + wonderful world. + Overall great concept. Cons: - Some small hitches that cause the game to freeze and mess up the textures, - Lack of a death pe...

2 out of 3 found this review helpful.

How deep does the rabbit hole go? 0

Overview"A man chooses, a slave obeys."  BioShock is simply a great, atmospheric game, with beautiful graphics and gameplay to match. Some would say it's a horror FPS game, but it's not that scary, I'd say it's a first person shooter game with post-apocalyptic features (although i suppose it's more accurate to say steampunk) and some very light RPG elements. In the game the protagonist named Jack, is flying over the Atlantic Ocean during 1960. Unfortunately, there is a malfunction and the...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Not as good as its hyped up to be 0

Well I was disappointed with Bioshock. Everyone makes such a big deal out of it, how it's one of the best games ever and bla bla, but I just didn't get into it. Do I think it's a quality game? Yeah. But no matter how much quality there is in a game, if it doesn't hook me, it doesn't!  I think one of the big failures of the game is that it didn't make me interested in its world. I just was never that curious about rapture and what had happened there. I had previously read somewhere some bits and ...

1 out of 3 found this review helpful.

One of the most unique games ive played 0

What suprised me about this game was its difference compared to any other. It is very unique and keeps my interest highly. The graphics are amazing and the story line is most promising. I have recommended numerous times for all my friends and family to play this unique game. All in all i have gotten positive feedback from this game. I cant wait for Bioshock 2 even though i have heard its being done by some one else so i hope its not a total waste of my money. But all in all great game....

0 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Recinded 0

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0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

BioShock has an atmosphere of none other 0

BioShock is a game where you fire up and don't know anything about what is happening for the first half hour in. There will partially be spoilers coming in this review. You start out in 1961 as some dude, and he'll be in a plane checking out his watch. After that, the plane then blows up and flies into the water, then you'll swim up to the surface. This is when you take control as you swim between plane debris that is smothered in flames. You then will enter a lighthouse and go down a weird look...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Over-Hyped 0

I had the unfortunte pleasure of being a HUGE Bioshock fanboy before the game was released. I spent my free time reading every article, watching every video interview, and contributing to every forum about what the game might have in store for us hardcore gamers.  I was very disappointed once I finished my first play through of Bioshock, and could not complete my second due to the fact that the game was so linear and boring.You are introduced to many of the games mechanics almost right off the b...

0 out of 3 found this review helpful.

BioSchlock 0

Not a very creative title. I suppose I could have put a bit more effort into it. Although the same could be said about Ken Levine and The Biggest Disappointment in Gaming History… Hey, that’s not a bad title. BioShock’s biggest problem is that it doesn’t live up to the incredibly high expectations set by the master and commander Levine, hell, it doesn’t even live up to the mediocre expectations of any shooter/RPG/epic story game. The game starts out on a solid premise, underwater dystopia? Awes...

0 out of 9 found this review helpful.

My crazy short long review for bioshock 0

Bioshock is like the greatest creepy game out there.....just being in a plane over a ocean is creepy....its like your just sittin there takin a smoke and talkin about family and then...BOOM!!!! out of the sky you plumit.....its a really fun freaky game with loads of stuff to do....like save or harvest little sisters....sometimes i save em sometimes i dont......mosty when i see a big daddie i kill it just for the bunch of money it has on its body......and its a long game too.....10 to 15 hrs or m...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Bioshock is Essentially SS2 0

After buying this game in a discount, I was very pleased with the graphical performance and the overall feel of bioshock. After a few hours, I realized that bioshock is essentially system shock 2. Cross out all the names, everything that was electro powered then, is steam powered now. Also, SS2 difficulty was somewhere between difficult to impossible. 2k realizing this decided that it would be better to tweak the difficulty, decided it would be appropriate to add all the things you need, remove ...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Bioshock Is Soaking Wet With All That Is Great 0

Bioshock is a game that impresses on so many levels. At first you will delight in the beautiful presentation of Rapture, then there is a different yet intuitive combat system and last there is an enthralling narrative that gives Bioshock a unique depth, tying every element together and raising the bar for story telling in any genre. If you are even the slightest bit curious than Bioshock is a must play and further it is a game that won’t disappoint.Bioshock takes place in 1960; you are flying ov...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Great for a FPS, but not more 0

I finally managed to play Bioshock. I picked the PC version instead of the PS3 one, since it was quite a bit cheaper and because it had support for the Xbox360 controller. The controller support works for most part extremely well, you flip a switch in the option menu and the whole thing behaves pretty much like a console game and works out of the box without more configuration. Its really nice to see that at least some PC games these days allow you to use the game console interface on the PC ...

0 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Bioshock - Bridging the gap between games and films 0

Bioshock is an important game for me. it immediately stuck me as a highly polished first person shooter (a favourite genre of mine) with an important difference: The plot was finely crafted, so the story behind the game became an important feature of it. This feature fuelled the addictive nature of the game, in  wanting to make me play it through to the end.The attention paid to the premise, script, acting and storyline of games is hugely important to me. As the differnences in being entertained...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Bioshock for the Playstation 3. 0

Bioshock is a critically acclaimed action game, that has received much praise for its art design and story. Beginning with your crash landing in the underwater city of Rapture, to the insanity of the genetically enhanced Splicers you will encounter, Bioshock delivers on most of its critical acclaim; however there are issues that can not be avoided that truly take away from an otherwise fantastic game. One of Bioshock's main advantages is the phenomenal art design. No game before has ever looked ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Just amazing 0

Bioshock leads you into the a mysterious under water city named rapture. Rapture seems to have its fair share of issues as everyone seems to be just insane. The world is controlled by adam which makes plasmids that give you magic like power through the science of genetics. Gameplay is from a 1st person perspective. You really get that eerie feel that there is a ton of insane baddies out to get you, and that could be no truer. You have a wide array of weapons to constantly choose from. You can s...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Bioshock Review 0

Following a previous review that was done for Mass Effect, the decision was made to revisit some of the games that had either been missed or flat out good enough to be played again. Bioshock was one of the games that were missed when it was released and with a high value of opinions surrounding it, it was a good competitor for an evaluation. At the time of its release in 2007, it was hard to find a review that gave this game less than 90%. The reception was outstanding and the game went on to w...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Great narrative helping to refresh a stale gaming genre 0

Going into Bioshock uninitiated is a tough one.   Not only has it been plastered all over the gaming press both online & offline, it's also won some major acclaim from standard press due to (in most part) it's sublime graphical presentation. Despite seemingly appearing from nowhere in-between all the heavy hitting new releases of 2007, thanks to Microsoft's substantial press machine and it being the spiritual successor of System Shock the kids literally all went mad for this one. Judging by...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Great SciFi Shooter 0

This game was universally hailed as being very innovative with a first class story. While it is a very good game, Bioshock really seems like the developers had a lot of great ideas and couldn't quite decide how to put them together. They give you the ability to modify yourself with plasmids (genetic power ups, a substitute for magic) and gene tonics. They also allow you to upgrade these abilities throughout the game, however, they simply tell you that version 2 of a plasmid/gene tonic is better...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Bioshock is one of those games that has you in a trance! 0

Explore the underwater world of Rapture at your peril because something has definitely gone wrong in this magical city. The story is set in 1960, you play as an unnamed character who is travelling over the Atlantic Ocean in an airplane and your plane mysteriously crashes into the sea. You find yourself floating outside a lighthouse in the middle of the ocean and you take refuge inside and this is where you discover the bathysphere thats takes you down to the bottom of the sea to Rapture and your...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Bioshock Review: A new age in Interactive Storytelling 0

This review is of the PS3 version of the game and not the Xbox 360 or PC version. As such some of the technical notes made in this review may not be applicable to other versions. Neither other version was considered when writing this review. It's sometimes hard looking back on it to think of Bioshock as a game. Make no bones about it, it's a great game, but you're hardly going to remember it for that reason alone. Bioshock's attraction for the most part comes from its incredibly immersive and w...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

BioShock Review 0

BioShock is one of those games that definitely leaves you both wanting more and at the same time complete exhaustion. In this game you are an unexpecting passenger of an aircraft that crashes inot the middle of the ocean. Somehow you survive the crash and float to the top. You don't seem to spot any suriviors but there does seem to be some strange tower in the middle of the ocean. You swim to it thinking that at least you'll be able to wait rescue not having to tread water. You discover a door, ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A haunting, exhilarating vision of a utopia gone horribly wrong.. 0

 "I rejected those answers; instead, I chose something different. I chose the impossible. I chose . . . Rapture. A city where the artist would not fear the censor, where the scientist would not be bound by petty morality, Where the great would not be constrained by the small!!" These are the words you hear early on in the game as your character finds himself entering the under water world of Bioshock. Indeed the city of Rapture is quite a place, filled with a horrific sense of wonder and a dyst...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

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