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GF Rating
8.6

3280 ratings

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

At least as good as the previous 2

posted by olpdog (FOUR LAKES, WA) Mar 29, 2013

Member since Apr 2008

1 out of 2 gamers (50%) found this review helpful

I've had the game for a couple days and spent a number of hours playing and I am really enjoying it. I cancelled my Gamefly membership almost 2 years ago because I had lost interest in video games, but when I saw a new Bioshock was coming out, my interests returned. I signed back up for Gamefly and I had played 3 or 4 games before this arrived, which had all left me disappointed. I felt like I was watching mediocre movies which had very little game play involved. I was very happy to see that Bishock Infinite did not follow that pattern. If you enjoyed the original Bioshock games, you will also enjoy this one. I've already gotten hours of enjoyment and I have yet to beat the game. I am collecting all the bonuses I can find to get everything out of the game I can. Very good game, I would recommend every video game player give this game a try.

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GF Rating
5

Fair

The new 'action-packed' Bioshock

posted by ptrac (HICKSVILLE, NY) Mar 31, 2013

Member since Oct 2011

5 out of 11 gamers (45%) found this review helpful

No more hacking, no more setting up traps fortifying a room as a stronghold against enemies, where is the freedom to decide how to deal with enemies? This is a new kind of Bioshock.

That said, I had no problems with adjustment to the gameplay and the vigors, etc. I think what made it feel "UN-bioshockish" for me was the story and the amount of intense action. While the first one clearly had a political foundation (Ayn Rand). It didn't seem to go as over-the-top as this one did. This one felt almost like a blatant reinterpretation of modern political sects i.e tea party/occupy. At times it feels like a love-letter to progressive ideology. At times a distracting propaganda piece. But, it seeks to polarize and offend traditional values. Maybe that's the "Shock" of the game. I think a lot of people look at this game and think it is really intelligent and deep but in reality it is quite the opposite. It is pretty simple. This kind of analogizing is not new. Its basically the kind of technique a college professor would use to make a point.

The other aspect that was less than Bioshock-like for me was the amount of intense action. How could that be a bad thing? Well, I thought the first 2 games seemed to set a lot of mood and were a bit more focused. This one seemed at times to be almost Call of Duty- like with the amount of intense action. Often times you'll be spinning around, running around, jumping for skylines and searching for cover to recharge your shield. Most notably, the final battle on the Command deck is pretty extreme compared to the rest of the game. I found the first 95% of the game rather easy and formulaic in terms of enemies. Enter new areas, battle new enemies, move on, etc. That's fine, it moves the story along. Treading through the majority of the game is pretty easy. Until the end. The crazy difficulty spike at the end of the game isn't unfair, but it is out of place. The ending is a bit polarizing and for me, predictab

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GF Rating
7

Good

Decent, but Flawed.

posted by Psuedoknot (SOMERS POINT, NJ) Mar 28, 2013

Member since Jul 2012

4 out of 9 gamers (44%) found this review helpful

I enjoyed BioShock 1 and 2 so much and I was very excited about this game.

Pros: Beautiful graphics, witty conversation, and overall unique in presentation. The story is very interesting, and it drives the entire game. If you have a good TV and the newer PS3, the graphics will blow you away. Elizabeth is cool, not annoying. Booker is likable, and the Luteces' banter lightens the mood.

Cons: VERY SHORT GAME. I was surprised when I beat the game in 2 days. I'm going in for another replay (to get all the voxophones I missed), so maybe it will take longer. BioShock 1 and 2 were very long, and the extra Sky-Rail system was fun to ride, but not a great way to get around. I missed the small minigames to open up safes and the choices you could make.

tl;dr: beautiful. short. unique. step down from bio 1 and 2. rent, don't buy.

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