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GF Rating
8.7

6161 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
7

Good

A solid game, and worthy sequel

posted by Faerie_Knight (DUBUQUE, IA) Sep 3, 2014

Member since Mar 2013

I'm a huge fan of the Bioshock series. So when I started playing this one I had extremely high hopes. And let's be honest, the game doesn't live up to the hype it generate. But to be fair, games rarely live up to their hype. It doesn't meet the claim of revolutionizing the series. In fact, it does play rather identically to the previous games in a way.

This isn't a bad thing though. The controls are usually spot on. Even on 'normal', or as they call it here 'medium' difficulty the game is a challenge. The game's rather fun to play too. The new mechanics add some interesting new stratagies as well to help keep things fresh.

In previous games the story didn't quite live up to the rest of the game, but didn't detract either. This time around the story is much more compelling. It kept me guessing the entire time. And even once I thought I finally had everything figured out, it throws one last curve ball.

Really, the only complaint I really have with the game is that ambushing from the sky rails is rather clunky.

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GF Rating
1

Horrible

it's a game not a movie

posted by 2shoes (RIVERHEAD, NY) Aug 13, 2014

Member since Aug 2008

Was too much movie action and not enough game play. I waited but it never got better.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Average Gameplay but Mindblowing Ending

posted by Homerdough (NEW YORK, NY) Jun 30, 2014

Member since Jun 2014

I played through it cold on Hard and found it a little challenging, especially the boss battles and few Handymen fights. I really dislike the vigors (ie, Plasmids/Tonics) of the game so it meant using the guns most of the time, of which you can only carry two at a time. However, I did enjoy the whole tears aspect of the game, which did enhance the gameplay a bit.

Atmosphere-wise, Columbia isn't on par with Rapture, but that's just because Rapture had a much darker tone than Columbia did. Columbia is still very grand and beautiful to look at. It just didn't immerse me like Rapture did.

I felt ho-hum playing as Booker, who just felt like some skilled soldier to me. Elizabeth was a very good character though and I grew to care about her and her relationship with Booker.

The only reason this game gets an 8 though is the ending, which was mindbending to say the least. It took a few recaps online to full grasp it and I can honestly say it's one of, if not, my favorite game endings. Looking back on the game while knowing the ending makes the game better alone.

PROS
+Ending
+Elizabeth
+Tears

CONS
-Some gameplay elements
-Lack of 'crazy' events (until ending)

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