Summary: THIS IS A GREAT FIRST SHOOTER GAME. A SEQUEAL TO BIOSHOCK THE GAMEPLAY HAS BEEN UPDATED AND IMPROVED. USE OF PLASMIDS, WEAPONS, AND HACKING ARE MUCH SMOOTHER. BEAWRE HOWEVER THAT YOU MUST OPEN A WINDOWS LIVE ACCOUNT, WHICH IS FREE, IN ORDER FOR THE GAME TO SAVE AND WORK CORRECTLY EVEN IN SINGLE PLAYER. THIS MAKES INSTALLATION A PAIN AND TIME CONSUMING.
Summary: I bought this game at a low price for my pc and it installed perfectly everyone saying it doesn't install, is either your doing something wrong or you suck at putting discs in a comp. I have a okay comp and i can play the game with high graphics i recently got an alienware comp which is windows 7 and it still works perfectly. I don't know why it isnt work maybe your computers aren't good even if you have windows 7 doesn't mean its a great computer.
Summary: HOW TO PATCH WINDOWS LIVE CRASHES Yes, windows live is a pain and actually doesn't even work packaged with the game. So go to your control panel and uninstall all windows live and windows live programs from your computer. Afterwards, go here * gamesforwindows.com/en-US/Download/ * and download and install from Microsoft itself. Now the game shouldn't crash on you anymore when trying to sign in.
Summary: First, I am writing this review to clarify other reviews. It is a Windows Live game, which requires to login to play the game, unless you start without Windows Live login and then you do not keep the achievements. So..what is the problem? if you want achievements you need to login, otherwise don't. Windows Live does not require a credit card, and you can use any Hotmail account so it should not be a problem. As for activation... People, grow up.
Fun game, familar but fun environs, interesting story
10 March 2011
Summary: I liked the realistic depiction about what would happen if a place without law or God was actually built. The game is kind of gory, which can be a bonus or negative. The settings although familiar and lost some of it's sheen is still interesting. The story is interesting, and allowed the setting of rapture to end.
Heropsychodreamer "You can jump on my wagon; ..., Amazon
26 January 2011
Summary: I loved Bioshock. It is the first shooter game I have ever played, and was immediately hooked. The setting is just amazing, and a lot of thought went into the story behind Rapture. Bioshock 2 is more an extension of the first game, than an entirely new game. Yes, you are playing as a Big Daddy in this game, bit there really is nothing that makes you feel you are a Big Daddy, rather than just a normal person.
Summary: Bought BioShock 2 during the christmas sale for 5 dollars. This game is an incredible steal considering it is not even a year old and is the sequel to one of the greatest FPS titles of all time. The only reason I did not rate this a 5 star product is due to the fact that the game requires the use of GFWL (Games for Windows Live).
Summary: Right off the bat: I had zero difficulty downloading and installing this game - it went as smoothly as can be hoped for (with Windows 7 64-bit). And my wi-fi setup is far from stable, but I've had no issues at all playing through this game in its entirety. Now to the game, briefly. BioShock 2 is definitely a worthy sequel to the original, a game which, nearly four years later, I consider to be my favorite of all time.
Summary: Seriously, for the five dollars I paid (on sale), this is a good game. Not as good as the original, but good fun overall. I am a bit biased since I loved the gameplay of Bioshock 1, and I'm a huge System Shock 2 fanboy. After reading reviews on problem-laced installations/activations, I still took a chance.