48 hours to download? Find another place to buy this
Donald Johnson, Amazon
2 August 2014
Summary: I have not played the game yet as my download just completed but I would strongly recommend finding another way of buying this game rather than using Amazon. The download took me 48 hours -- no joke-- for a 6.8 GB file. I understand that is a big file but two entire days is not acceptable.
Summary: I ordered Bioshock, Far Cry 3 and Dead Space 3 within the space of a few weeks (sold and fulfilled by Amazon). I can't play games all the time so it takes a while to get to each one. I started with Far Cry and have only just finished. When I went to install Bioshock I found there was no product key in the packaging. The game is useless without it as I can't register.
Summary: If you don't mind passing on this original Bioshock, both Bioshock 2 and Bioshock Infinite work just fine on modern computers.
Pros: NONE. Okay, one PRO. I bought it from Steam for 99 cents. It still doesn't work but at least it was only 99 cents. Counting the hours I spent trying to get it to run on my computer makes it more than a complete rip off though. So you've been warned.
Cons: This game refuses to work on modern computers. I've tried every single "fix" suggested by Steam themselves and also the user suggestions on the Steam Forums, and this game just plain doesn't work. It doesn't even open. Unless you happen to be using a 10 year old computer, with all of its original components, you won't be running this game at all.
Summary: This product DOES NOT WORK if you have an older macbook (2006). The graphics card apparently isn't good enough. You can't update the graphics card and you will be kicking yourself because you just wasted your money on a useless product.
Summary: Do your research heavily before purchasing any games. This one should come with a warning that most likely it won't work and if it does the average PC user (and even many experienced ones as well) will struggle just to get it running.
Pros: I wouldn't know if there are any pros. This game does not work with Windows 7 for many people. Those that do get it to run must jump through hoops for it to work.
Cons: Just do a quick online search of the multitude of problems people have had trying to install this application on any newer computer and you'll see what I'm talking about. I've tried everything recommended on how to install this from running as an admin to using the -dx9 code to disabling unused playback devices to installing GFLW to setting compatibility mode... You name it, I've tried it. I wouldn't have written a negative review if this were an isolated incident, bu...