BioShock 2

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by aaron on 2/9/2013

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on 8/4/2013

Bioshock two is a great game, plain & simple. Get your bathroom break done beforehand and have your munchies by your side, because you will not want to put the controller down for hours once you start playing. This coming from someone who does not usually enjoy first person shooters, and I hadn't even played the original Bioshock before playing this one. you will love this game Read More

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Product Overview

Step back into the unforgettable world of Rapture in BioShock 2, the next installment in the franchise that has won more than 50 Game of the Year Awards. BioShock 2 provides players with the perfect blend of explosive first person shooter combat, compelling storytelling and intense multiplayer to form one of 2009's most highly anticipated titles.

Specifications

Manufacturer Take-Two Interactive Software
Mfg Part# 37552
SKU 210519958
UPC 710425375521
UPC 14 00710425375521
Format PlayStation 3
Reviews
ReviewSource IGN.com
Review Take a moment to consider how bizarre this game world really is. It's set in an underwater sprawl of surface-style skyscrapers, a city called Rapture. Filling the pressurized space is a society founded by an industrialist named Andrew Ryan with the notion that there'd be no limits on what the individual could accomplish. It was all a spectacular failure as the civilization that developed on the ocean floor turned to genetic modification. Gradually their sanity was devoured by their unrestricted experimentation as they ripped each other to shreds and withdrew into private pockets of insanity. It was a city so rotten and morally oblivious it spawned Little Sisters, girls who roamed Rapture's leaky halls performing the repulsive task of plunging needles into the dead and extracting and ingesting genetic material. Between all the twists of plot was woven an entertaining style of gameplay in the first BioShock, making for a mix of powerful play mechanics, mood, and joy of exploration rarely seen, and one that wound up resonating with the public, making the game a critical and commercial success...It's going to be a familiar experience for anyone that played the original, but BioShock 2's improvements to gameplay and its more focused storyline make for a game that's more playable and easier to digest. Some of the sense of awe and mystery is lost in transition, but the strength of the setting and more interesting implementation of moral choice make for an experience that's more consistent and rewarding. Anyone looking for a first-person shooter that offers more than flat, stereotypical characters and copy-and-paste supersoldier plots, one that attempts to establish a sense of right and wrong and loops you into the decision making process, and one that's set in one of the most vividly realized settings around should pick up BioShock 2. 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.
Reviewer Charles Onyett
ReviewRating 9
ReviewSource Gamer2.0.com
Review When we first stepped into the world of Rapture, we were met with a wonderful and fully realized underwater world that gave us an immersive experience. BioShock was incredibly well received (we gave it one of our rare 10s) and gave us most everything we needed from it. So how do you build on it? How can you really differentiate a sequel from its predecessor when the world is more confined and particular than most? Well, the 2K group of developers found a way and has succeeded in BioShock 2. With a deeper story told in a more powerful of a way, there is no reason to not continue your underwater exploits...Rapture was last seen filled with splicers fighting like hell for all the ADAM they can get. Things haven't changed much. You re-enter Rapture to more or less the same situation, but things have gotten significantly worse. It is nearly a decade after the events of the original game. Rapture has fallen and is now under the control of Sofia Lamb. Lamb is a powerful rival of Andrew Ryan, and with him out of the picture, she guides Rapture through a very different mindset. She stresses collective efforts rather than individual thinking. As a result, splicers become more of an army when attacking you because they are under her control. The Family, as they are referred to, have more advanced AI built into them than what was seen in the last game. Splicers aren't quite as mindless. It will require you to employ more tactics than before...Your advantage lies in you playing as a Big Daddy. You are Subject Delta, the first Daddy to be successfully bonded with a Little Sister. You'll find that has its advantages and disadvantages but we'll leave the latter for you to discover. After traumatic events at the start, you are brought back to consciousness by your grown-up Sister, Eleanor. Lamb is doing all she can to suppress your free thinking and stop you from reconnecting with your Sister. All the while, Rapture is starting sink further into insanity...You have all your standard types of multiplayer with the Rapture twist. Instead of capturing a flag, you'll fight to capture (or defend) a Little Sister. And in here you'll be able to upgrade your weapons and use up to two plasmids per load out. While the mode is more or less your standard stuff, it is still reasonably fun to play through...After some multiplayer, you'll probably end up back in the single player to pick up on things that you missed. And while it surpasses its predecessor in certain respects, it just doesn't quite have that little extra to really put it over the top. It's definitely a great game and will likely be on top ten lists at the end of the year. It's just not a perfect 10.
Reviewer Alex Quevedo
ReviewRating 9
Features
Evolution of the Genetically Enhanced Shooter: Earn experience points during gameplay to earn access to new Weapons, Plasmids and Tonics that can be used to create hundreds of different combinations, allowing players to develop a unique character that caters to their playing style.
Extend the Rapture Fiction: Players step into the shoes of Rapture citizens and learn more about the fall of Rapture as they progress through the experience.
See Rapture Before the Fall: Experience Rapture before it was reclaimed by the ocean and engage in combat over iconic environments in locations such as Kashmir Restaurant and Mercury Suites, all of which have been reworked from the ground up to deliver a fast-paced multiplayer experience.
Features
Product Type Software
Distribution Media/Method Blu-ray Disc
Manufacturer Part Number 37552
Manufacturer Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc
Product Name BioShock 2
Brand Name Take-Two
Compatibility PlayStation Network
Platform Supported PlayStation 3
Features Single-Player: Evolution of the Genetically Enhanced Shooter: Innovative advances bring new depth and dimension to each encounter. New elements, such as the ability to dual-wield weapons and Plasmids, allow players to create exciting combinations of punishment Return to Rapture: Set approximately 10 years after the events of the original BioShock, the story continues with an epic, more intense journey through one of the most captivating and terrifying fictional worlds ever created You Are the Big Daddy: Take control of BioShock's signature and iconic symbol with the original prototype Big Daddy, and experience the power and raw strength of Rapture's most feared denizens as you battle powerful new enemies Continuation of the Award-Winning Narrative: New and unique storytelling devices serve as the vehicle for the continuation of one of gaming's most acclaimed storylines Multiplayer: Genetically Enhanced Multiplayer - Earn experience points during gameplay to earn access to new Weapons, Plasmids and Tonics that can be used to create hundreds of different combinations, allowing players to develop a unique character that caters to their playing style. Experience Rapture's Civil War- Players will step into the shoes of Rapture citizens and take direct part in the civil war that tore Rapture apart. See Rapture Before the Fall - Experience Rapture before it was reclaimed by the ocean and engage in combat over iconic environments in locations such as Kashmir Restaurant and Mercury Suites, all of which have been reworked from the ground up for multiplayer. FPS Veterans Add Their Touch to the Multiplayer Experience - Digital Extremes brings more than 10 years of first person shooter experience including development of award-winning entries in the Unreal and Unreal Tournament franchise.
Software Name Bioshock 2
Software Sub Type First Person Shooter
Software Main Type Game
ESRB Rating M (Mature 17+)
Minimum Number of Players Supported 1
Maximum Number of Players Supported 10
Multiplayer Supported Yes
Network Compatible Yes
Release Date 2010-02-09
Tech Specs
Product Type Software
Manufacturer Part Number 37552
Manufacturer Website Address www.take2games.com
Manufacturer Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc
Product Name BioShock 2
Brand Name Take-Two
Additional Information Single Player Multi-Player
Compatibility PlayStation Network
Platform Support PlayStation 3
Features Single-Player: Evolution of the Genetically Enhanced Shooter: Innovative advances bring new depth and dimension to each encounter. New elements, such as the ability to dual-wield weapons and Plasmids, allow players to create exciting combinations of punishment Return to Rapture: Set approximately 10 years after the events of the original BioShock, the story continues with an epic, more intense journey through one of the most captivating and terrifying fictional worlds ever created You Are the Big Daddy: Take control of BioShock's signature and iconic symbol with the original prototype Big Daddy, and experience the power and raw strength of Rapture's most feared denizens as you battle powerful new enemies Continuation of the Award-Winning Narrative: New and unique storytelling devices serve as the vehicle for the continuation of one of gaming's most acclaimed storylines Multiplayer: Genetically Enhanced Multiplayer - Earn experience points during gameplay to earn access to new Weapons, Plasmids and Tonics that can be used to create hundreds of different combinations, allowing players to develop a unique character that caters to their playing style. Experience Rapture's Civil War- Players will step into the shoes of Rapture citizens and take direct part in the civil war that tore Rapture apart. See Rapture Before the Fall - Experience Rapture before it was reclaimed by the ocean and engage in combat over iconic environments in locations such as Kashmir Restaurant and Mercury Suites, all of which have been reworked from the ground up for multiplayer. FPS Veterans Add Their Touch to the Multiplayer Experience - Digital Extremes brings more than 10 years of first person shooter experience including development of award-winning entries in the Unreal and Unreal Tournament franchise.
Software Name Bioshock 2
Software Sub Type First Person Shooter
Software Main Type Game
ESRB Rating RP (Rating Pending)
Product Attributes
ESRB Rating M (Mature)
Game Format PlayStation 3
Game Genre Shooter
Max # of Players 10
Quotes
Andrew Bistak, ImpulseGamer.com Bloody amazing!
GamesRadar.com The weapons are better. The plasmids are better. The enemies are better. At some points, even the storytelling is better.
Will Herring, GamePro.com ...greatly improves on the BioShock experience as a whole, fine-tuning what made Jack's voyage to Rapture such a memorable experience two years ago.

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