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GF Rating
8.7

33687 ratings

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

Wonderful-Gorgious-Snetimental

posted by PenArmo (LOS ANGELES, CA) Aug 21, 2009

Member since Dec 2002

2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Finally, a game that touches one's nerve and has the capacity to make one feel things (other then an adrenalin rush from having blown up something-which is always welcomed).

THEMES
The themes in this game are uncommon for a video game. Explored in it are economic theories, corruption and brain washing of the masses, death (alone or hopefully surrounded by loved ones), and the value of a child. Kindness and cruelty are yours to dispense. So consider what you are doing before you commit to pressing the X or Y button.

DIARIES
Besides its amazing game play, smart AI, awesome weapons and powers (already covered in great detail in other reviews), the game also contains lots of audio diary files which you want to collect and listen to. Each tells a brief story of someone who was or is still alive. These make Rapture a more enticing place to explore.

VISUALS
The visuals are BREATHTAKING. The architecture, interior design choices, and costumes are GORGEOUS. I found myself wondering around after finishing off enemies in a particular area just to get a glimpse of the paintings, the furniture and other design choices that are in this game.

SOUND
The voice acting is the best and so are the instrumentals/music. In fact, the quality of acting is better then most of the films produced by Hollywood in any given year.

Get this game and play it. You will be immersed into this world and love every minute of it. And, if you are lucky, it will visit you at night in your dreams.

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

This Game is Spectacular

posted by Xmann1 (CAPE CORAL, FL) Aug 19, 2009

Member since Aug 2009

2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

When this game first came out in 2007, I strickly judged this book by it's cover. I thought it was a game that I wouldn't enjoy and therefore passed up. However when I finally rented it and played it, it was a game that was amazingly stunning.

I am very, to the extreme, picky about the games I rent or buy. When I finally played this game, it not only met but exceeded my expectations. The graphics are like none I've ever seen, the story line is exceptional and I love the way you have the ability to determine the outcome of each scene and ultimatley the game itself.

I've never played a game that intrigued me and literally had me jumping out of my seat. Playing this game with a full surround sound system is a must. It is rare that I buy a game and enjoy playing it over and over and over again.

This game is a must have and for those who poorly rated this game, you obviously don't have any idea what in the world you are talking about. It's obvious that BioShock is not your genre of gaming.

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

A gaming masterpiece

posted by Reducer (MIAMI, FL) Aug 14, 2009

Member since Aug 2009

2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Bioshock is a gaming masterpiece. It's gonna be hard to review without doing any spoilers, but i will overcome! First off, let's start with the story, which has more plot twists then Watchmen had subplots. While on a plane, suddenly it crashes and your stranded in the middle of the ocean. Luckily there's an island nearby, which you swim to and find out that it's really an elevator to the underwater world Rapture, an underwater utopia that had now been infested with horrible monsters. And this is only the first 10 minutes.

The controls are solid, and every moment you know that you are much weaker then the denizens of Rapture. The graphics are stunning and the music is always a refresher because it makes you feel safe, which you never are. Also, stalking the buildings of Rapture are creatures called Big Daddies, which are robots that, if not cautious enough, can kill you in an instant. These are used in opt-in boss battles, which feels great because it never breaks the flow. Also you have a wide array of weapons and special powers to take down foes, and it's always fun to experiment.

Last but not least, here's the breakdown

Story: 10/10 (the story is always intriguing, especially when your finding radio transmitters to fill in the back story)

Entertainment: 10/10 (you'll always be on the edge of your seat, knowing that ambushes are always likely)

Music: 9/10 (the music will always feel refreshing, but all the music are from the 1960's, which will sometimes make you wish for something more)

Graphics: 10/10 (stunning, beautiful, creepy, detailed make everything really stand out)

Playability 9/10 (great controls, but why is it that sometimes hacking has a 0% success rate?)

Overall, this game gets a 10 out of 10

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