|Going beyond "run and gun corridors," "monster-closet AIs" and static worlds, BioShock creates a living, unique and unpredictable FPS experience. BioShock is the Shooter 2.0.|
After your plane crashes into icy uncharted waters, you discover a rusted bathysphere and descend into Rapture, a city hidden beneath the sea. Constructed as an idealistic society for a hand picked group of scientists, artists and industrialists, the idealism is no more. Now the city is littered with corpses, wildly powerful guardians roam the corridors as little girls loot the dead, and genetically mutated citizens ambush you at every turn.
"...ingenious, enthralling, and a masterpiece of the most epic proportions. Game Informer
"Not only is the atmosphere intriguing, but the game itself looks beautiful... IGN
"...[has] a style and atmosphere that'll have players simultaneously scared stiff and continuously curious... InquestGamer
"...[the] creepiest, most spine-chilling s*** we've seen in years... Wizard
Customer Reviews of BioShock
Having a bit of hype surrounding it before it's release, BioShock does not disappoint one bit. In fact, as far as first person shooters go, games rarely get any better than this. BioShock takes the FPS to new levels thanks to it's brilliantly realized atmosphere and setting, and a story that is so engaging you'll think that you were playing an RPG. Taking place in a secret underwater city called Rapture, you get put right in the middle as things go very, very wrong quite quickly, and it's up to you to save the day using a barrage of traditional weapons, and some newfound abilities as well. What makes BioShock so great besides the atmosphere and storyline are the character customization options which really allow the gamer to get into the game and tinker around to your advantage. The overall presentation, from the sound design to the wonderful voice acting to the grimy atmosphere, make BioShock one of the best games to hit the XBox 360 yet, and definitely one of the best FPS' to come out in quite some time. If there's any downsides to BioShock, it's that the game has a lack of enemy variety and that it is a little too forgiving to the gamer. Despite that though, BioShock is a masterpiece of modern gaming, and any and every 360 owner should consider this an essential pick up.
I thought Gears of War was a good game, but I believe Bioshock outdoes Gears of War on multiple levels. First, the storyline is solid, I feel like I am participating in a self-directed movie, opposed to the typical experience of a weak storyline combining together sequences of violence. Second, Bioshock is not about who has the biggest gun, there is an element of strategy not found in previous FPS games with the exception maybe of Gears of War. Finally, the game is intuitive, easy to pickup. I am not a big fan of FPS games, typically enjoying games like Civilization IV, however, this game is one big exception.
it gets into you4/24/2013
This is by far the most interesting, fun, adventurous game since last years. There is so much to do in this game, you can hack into safes, invent items, shock someone in the water, use a crowbar to knock someone out, anything you want to do, you can. I didn't hear about this game until last week of release. I played the game & immediately got hooked.
Best Gaming Experience in a long time1/12/2013
First, the storyline is solid, I feel like I am participating in a self-directed movie, opposed to the typical experience of a weak storyline combining together sequences of violence. Second, Bioshock is not about who has the biggest gun, there is an element of strategy not found in previous FPS games with the exception maybe of Gears of War. Finally, the game is intuitive, easy to pickup.
This game is awesome; the graphics are good, the controls are smooth. The story line is interesting; it's like a "splice" between horror and science fiction. The plasmids in this game are awesome and if rationed they do last. I've played other games that have powers similar to the plasmids such as Devil May Cry. Which is a great game but your more limited to when you can use your powers. Bioshock is a great game and will be great edition to your gaming library its very original and worth the price.
fun game nice challange, not difficult to pick up controls for the game, found it very enjoyable
Very engaging story, gorgeous graphics, nice change from your standard, run-of-the-mill shooters
this will be one of the best nex gen games wen it cums out it will be a big hit in the uk and if i worked in future publishing or ip i would get to test the game and review it. my dream to work on publishing a xbox 360 magazine with future or ip cause they are the best like this game will be but i hope it has a long gameplay more than play for six hours then complete because i hate those games but a least they have show lots of in game footage. well i'll give this game 9.5/10 reviewed by James Wynes