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  • User Score (835)
    9.5 9.5 from 835 reviewers
  • Expert Score (147)
    9.3 9.3 from 147 reviewers
  • Value for money (40)
    8.9 8.9 from 40 reviewers
  • Features (5)
    9.1 9.1 from 5 reviewers
  • Gameplay (61)
    8.4 8.4 from 61 reviewers
  • Graphics (63)
    8.7 8.7 from 63 reviewers
  • Sound (53)
    8.8 8.8 from 53 reviewers
  • Storyline (8)
    7.9 7.9 from 8 reviewers
  • Control (5)
    7.7 7.7 from 5 reviewers
  • Lifespan (23)
    8.2 8.2 from 23 reviewers
  • Overall quality (4)
    8.9 8.9 from 4 reviewers
  • Playability (2)
    9.1 9.1 from 2 reviewers
  • Audio & image quality (5)
    9.0 9.0 from 5 reviewers
  • Replay value (3)
    8.9 8.9 from 3 reviewers
  • Funfactor (3)
    5.7 5.7 from 3 reviewers
  • Lastability (6)
    8.7 8.7 from 6 reviewers
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BioShock is the Xbox 360 game that allows you to explore in a way that was, until now, impossible. What is even more exciting is the sheer range of options open to you that allow you to experience the game in a unique and customized way.

The game is set in underwater Rapture, a perfect city if not for the civil war that threatens to destroy it. You must navigate the computer systems governing their security and avoid being caught by the genetically enhanced splicers. With danger at every turn, you will …

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BioShock is the Xbox 360 game that allows you to explore in a way that was, until now, impossible. What is even more exciting is the sheer range of options open to you that allow you to experience the game in a unique and customized way.

The game is set in underwater Rapture, a perfect city if not for the civil war that threatens to destroy it. You must navigate the computer systems governing their security and avoid being caught by the genetically enhanced splicers. With danger at every turn, you will need to improvise to survive.

BioShock is full of the most versatile and adaptable weapons systems ever to be introduced. But even the best modified weapons and ammunition will not be enough. You must learn to employ creative battle strategies, and even use plasmids in order to transform your body into the ultimate fighting tool. With BioShock, each encounter is truly unique and each player will experience the game in a new and excitingly different way.

Review Summary

The concept of BioShock is unique and well conceived. It features a great number of unique RPG elements and powers. The situation is in 1959 and you play the role of Jack, on board a plane that goes down in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Your mission is to come out of the danger. The best part of the game is that when you are killed, you don’t have to start all over again, instead you are transferred into the last known regeneration chamber you passed, keeping all the items you have, and enemies also retain the same attributes they had when you were killed. Thus you can continue from where you left off, but you are just thrown in another location. You can lure enemies into traps that you either set yourself or manipulate. You can use plasmids to set foes on fire, causing them to run into a pool of water to extinguish the flames, and then electrify the pool. You can catch projectiles with telekinesis and throw them back, or you can hack turrets and lead enemy their way. You can even get a Big Daddy to protect you and obliterate any enemy that threatens you. As you progress you unlock a wide assortment of Plasmids. The music enhances the setting and period of the game, visuals are very detailed. Most reviewers find this game to be authentic and players will find themselves fully immersed in this experience and will want to play again and again.

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