Submitted by Lavalamp 926d ago | review

Bioshock Infinite Xbox 360/PS3 Review | IGN

IGN: "Going in, I had to question whether Infinite could live up to the BioShock name after having discarded its signature world of Rapture, with its Big Daddies and Little Sisters and warring philosophies, and starting from scratch. On the way out, I'm forced to seriously question which is the better game. In total, BioShock Infinite is a brilliant shooter that nudges the entire genre forward with innovations in both storytelling and gameplay. It trips over itself in a couple of spots, but not in any way that should keep you from embracing it with your utmost enthusiasm." (BioShock: Infinite, PS3, Xbox 360) 9.4/10

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Derekvinyard13  +   926d ago
Good score can't wait
dasbeer88  +   926d ago
I can wait. IGN tends to exaggerate their scores on pretty much EVERY game. So I'll be waiting for other review scores to decide whether Bioshock 3 is worth trying.
LOGICWINS  +   926d ago
I hope you actually read these reviews instead of scrolling down to the score. A lot of work goes into writing one of these you know.

I'm a little disappointed that Move wasn't mentioned. Does this game still support it?
FlunkinMonkey  +   926d ago

Then maybe you should retain a little more of a 'half glass full' approach to a successor to one of the best storytelling/storylines in gaming. The term of whether the game is "worth trying" seems ridiculous to me, but maybe i'm just more of a fan of the series than youself.


I did read the full review but people can do what they like mate.. What a dream job this reviewer has, I can't say I would refer to a review on an amazing game as "A lot of work" when comparing to other more mundane, labour intensive and mind numbing jobs.
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DOMination-  +   926d ago
Game reviewing is not that glamorous. For every Bioshock there are ten awful games which you HAVE to sit down and complete. I would rather choose what to play.

Ps. High score for this was never in doubt. Levine never disappoints.
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Kran  +   926d ago
Better than Destructoid's reviews.
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Blacktric  +   926d ago
"Levine never disappoints."

Someone haven't seen the ending yet.
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MikeMyers  +   926d ago
Nice to read about the PC version, looks good.
Ashunderfire86  +   925d ago

Move is already confirmed for Bioshock Infinite, yes you can play it with the move. I gonna play it on my PC in HD glory on Alienware GTX690. PC, 360, and PS3 gamers game victorious!!!!
Sony360  +   925d ago
I think 9.4 is a safe bet, even if you don't trust IGN. Try actually reading the reviews and see what points they make?
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DOMination-  +   925d ago
"Someone haven't seen the ending yet."

No, I don't tend to spoil games by reading about the ending before the game is even released. I'm sure it's not that bad, and besides, you're talking to somebody who has a mass effect avatar.
Blacktric  +   925d ago
"I'm sure it's not that bad, and besides, you're talking to somebody who has a mass effect avatar."

Oh boy... All I can say for you is; don't get your hopes high. It honestly made me feel like crap for even getting the early copy my friend had. By all means, it's a good game overall but it all falls apart at the ending.
Statix  +   925d ago
Not sure why you got so many disagrees, but IGN HAS historically inflated their scores quite a bit for big-name games.

With that said, Bioshock Infinite looks fantastic, and I can't wait to play it (gotta finish Bioshock 1 first, though). Almost all the footage shown in the video review was from the PS3 version, and it looks beautiful, so I'm not terribly worried about a shoddy port on that platform.
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Bimkoblerutso  +   925d ago
Jesus Christ. Couldn't possibly just be happy about a good score for the sequel to one of the best games of all time.

The internet, ladies and gentlemen.
Ritsujun  +   925d ago
It's gonna become FREE on PS+ anyway.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   926d ago
Good score? The damn things nearly perfect!?
da_2pacalypse  +   926d ago
And his dislikes seemed like he was nitpicking a lot. Not sure how you can complain about having too many combat options during combat without having the buttons to map them on. This is console gaming, I think we're all used to it by now lol

Sure ME3 doesn't get any negative points for it... but god forbid Ken Levine has a similar system...
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_QQ_  +   926d ago
@the guy above me
the thing is with keyboard all those are quickly accessible via hotkeys, it's not that the controller sucks it's just that there is a better alternative.
t0mmyb0y  +   925d ago
I traded New Super Mario Bros Wii and Mario Party 9 and got the preorder free from Gamestop. This score wets mine pants'.
showtimefolks  +   926d ago
its already pre ordered the only thing is i wish it was more like 20-25 hrs long. And that's not complaining that's just wishing this great game lasts for a long long time.

can't wait to pick this and God of War next Tuesday(i know GOW came earlier but i am picking up both that day)


i don't know why you have so many disagrees when its a proven fact IGN gives out high scores compare to other sites

but i wouldn't be surprised if this game has a 90% and above rating after all the reviews are in, its suppose to be that good
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badz149  +   926d ago
Kinda expected something like this from an exclusive review.
Hufandpuf  +   926d ago
If I paid for it, I'd expect a 9.5 not a 9.4 lol
RyuCloudStrife  +   926d ago
9.4 lol just not good enough for 9.5
_QQ_  +   926d ago
well the pc version is lol.
Thefreeman012  +   926d ago
But apparently ME3 was a 9.5 by ign standards....
Sony360  +   925d ago

Is that supposed to mean something?

Mass Effect 3 was terrific.

inb4 "but the ending!1"
finbars75  +   926d ago
Cant wait myself but it seems like hes bashing the console version quit a bit.I dont understand why its not so great on console but wonderful on the pc considering that Bioshock 1 was originally realeased on the xbox360 before PC and PS3.Sounds a little weird to me considering that this game has been pushed for over 2 years now.I mean look at the great games that are out now and coming out and theres no problems with graphics or other small attachments to the game.
Irishguy95  +   926d ago
The Specs for the PC version are incredibly high for a Multiplat. I can run Skyrim on high settings with my PC

I can only run Bioshock on minimum

So obviously unlike most devs they actually put alot of care into the PC version. Opposite to the PC version of Bioshock 1 which was just a straight port and even had some issues with running
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HarryMasonHerpderp  +   926d ago
And this is why IGN had exclusive review rights.
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Aquanox  +   925d ago
PC Version has 9.5. They knocked 1 point off the console's versions for their framerate and poor texturing. To be expected from 6-7 year old boxes.
Abdou23  +   925d ago
Pretty much Game Of generation for me.
starchild  +   925d ago
I loved the first one. Can't wait for Infinite. Getting the PC version.
Double_Oh_Snap  +   926d ago
Belking  +   926d ago
Great score! This actually has a chance at GOTY along with Last of US and Metro Last Light.
clintagious650  +   926d ago
Nope, "The Walking Dead Survival Instinct" will win GOTY. /s
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Kanzes  +   926d ago
Nope. I'm sure Aliens Colonial Marines will win GOTY /s
mamotte  +   926d ago
Oh, please. We all know Deadly Premonition: Director's Cut will be the best game this gen.
Ragthorn  +   926d ago
With Gearbox software as studio of the year!
MidnytRain  +   925d ago
/s /s /s /s /s /s /s /s /s...
Ashunderfire86  +   925d ago
Metro Last Light may take the spot light for best FPS shooter. But I already got Bioshock Infinite(waiting for preload on PC) and waiting for Last of Us on Amazon.
Ragthorn  +   924d ago
first1NFANTRY  +   926d ago
great score. i've never played any of the bioshock games but i'm eager to check them out.

I know at some point they'll release a trilogy pack. i may just hold off until then. still have plenty of games in my library i need to play.
RustedMan  +   926d ago
While the second Bioshock was pretty damn fun.
You need to play the first. now.
Swiggins  +   926d ago
Agree'd, if you haven't spoiled the ending for yourself (and that would have to be a miracle at this point) I highly suggest you go out, find a used copy (It'll only be like $10) and play through it.

Bioshock 1 was amazing, pure and simple, and this looks like it'll stand right alongside it.
Kurt Russell  +   925d ago
Don't ber so pushy, ask him nicely.

Would you kindly play the first Bioshock?
darren_poolies  +   925d ago
Buy the PS3 version of Infinite and you get the first Bioshock for free!
PersonaCat  +   926d ago
If you plan on getting it for PS3 it comes with Bioshock. Also, if you had PS+ for a while, they had Bioshock 2 as part of the instant game collection. Boom, you now have the trilogy haha.
hawkeyejonjon  +   926d ago
@first1NFANTRY There is a Double Bioshock Pack with all the DLC packs. It has Bioshock 1, Bioshock 2, & All of Bioshock 2's DLC for $30-$40.
barb_wire  +   926d ago
Well if you get the PS3 version of 'Infinite', 'Bioshock' is included. You can get 'Bioshock 2' for $10 at Gamestop.
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SeraphimBlade  +   926d ago
Taking it with a nice pile of salt, since they had "exclusive" rights to the review. That said, I'm still completely stoked. As soon as that second 9 comes in on Tuesday, I am out the door to go buy this.
DwightOwen  +   926d ago
Thank God they left out multiplayer.
Thank Ken not god.
InMyOpinion  +   926d ago
Same thing.
Plagasx  +   926d ago
No gods, only man..
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ghostman123  +   926d ago
No Gods or Kings. Only Ken.
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ajax17  +   926d ago
I was hoping for at least a 9.5.. oh well. It's going to be epic no matter what people score it.
.1 points doesnt matter. The guy who reviewed this gave Halo 4 a 9.8 so that tells you right there what kind of gamer he is. He did praise this game in his review though.
ajax17  +   926d ago
I was trying to be sarcastic with the 9.5 comment. I failed. I hate the .1 based scores. I prefer whole numbers or no numbers.
GearSkiN  +   925d ago
Ryan reviewed halo4 buddy.
clintagious650  +   926d ago
The score is too high for my liking. I wouldve bought it if they gave it a 7 but a 9.4. No way am i wasting money on this. Lol

Edit: Whoops /s Lol
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Army_of_Darkness  +   926d ago
I don't know about everybody else, but you seriously need to work on your sarcasm jokes. especially when you LOL at yourself in the end of it.....
clintagious650  +   926d ago

U guys shouldnt take me serious when I laugh at my own writing, was just bored lol. Lighten up im buying the game geez.
Kanzes  +   926d ago
9.4 is a high score for god sake, it's better than 6,7, or 8
jony_dols  +   925d ago
Really? I never knew...
KwietStorm  +   926d ago
You people cannot seriously tell me you didn't know he was being sarcastic..
aPerson  +   926d ago
It's N4G. If there isn't a "/s" at the end of a post, people here don't pick up on it.

Imagine having to write "/joke" at the end of every joke you make... Good lord...
DOMination-  +   926d ago
I actually did that the other day and i still got marked for trolling. Gotta love this place!
aPerson  +   926d ago
I'm amazed that people aren't picking up on the sarcasm in your comment. Just... wow. Good job, N4G.
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SlapHappyJesus  +   925d ago
Going to what you were saying, I also hate the systems that use the .1 system.
Ideally, there would be no scores and the review would have to be taken on the merit of the words themselves, but, most people consider those scores needed and if I had to pick a system, I would go with Giant Bomb's 1-5, with it ranging from terrible, flawed, good, great and a game that is a must own.
At least you get a sense of where the game's quality actually lies with those reviews.
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SDF Repellent  +   926d ago
Too bad I am out of money, I'll wait out a bit until it is on sale. Too many games, not enough time, to play them all.
Swiggins  +   926d ago
I hear that man.

This, Gears Judgement, God of War Acension, and the The Last of Us in June?

Holy Hell, this is the best spring in years.
Studio-YaMi  +   926d ago
You can add Tomb rider,naruto ultimate ninja storm 3 to that list,can't say I'm complaining,more power to us gamers,but wow .. so many games .. not much time :( !
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YodaCracker  +   925d ago
And imagine if GTA V had not been delayed. Holy ****!
kupomogli  +   925d ago
Kidney's go for around half a million on the black market.
dasbeer88  +   926d ago
Dammit just call this game Bioshock 3. Is it so hard just to place a number 3 next to the damn name? -_-
Why would they call it Bioshock 3 if it has nothing to do with the first game?
dasbeer88  +   926d ago
Then go call it Bioshock: Spinoff Infinite. That way, gamers won't be confused whether this is a sequel, prequel, spinoff, sidestory, etc etc.
Ragthorn  +   926d ago
"Son, you just went full retard man, you never go full retard."
supraking951  +   926d ago
why look what happened to Assassin's Creed 3...FLOP LOL
Jek_Porkins  +   926d ago
12 million sold is a flop?
kupomogli  +   925d ago
12 million isn't a flop but it received high scores all around yet everyone that isn't a journalist that you speak to mostly hated the game.
KwietStorm  +   926d ago
Just because you're whiny and confused, doesn't mean everyone else is.
Bathyj  +   925d ago
Nailed it
Heisenburger  +   926d ago
Why do you find that so irritating?
sparta76  +   926d ago
Wait! Didn't ign put this game down? And now they give it a 9 after they get an exclusive review.
Kind of hard to take this review seriously.
supraking951  +   926d ago
no ign never put this game down, in the Review coming soon article they mentioned the console vs pc graphics comparison
Ezz2013  +   926d ago
can't wait to get this game
awesome awesome year :)
gamertk421  +   926d ago
Been waiting for years!
Bumpmapping  +   926d ago
Nice looking forward to playing it.
Sketchy_Galore  +   926d ago
Hooray. This is one of probably only two games I've been excited for recently (the other being the Last of us but that still feels decades away) but over the past few days I had become a little worried this was going to be one of those 'What went wrong?' type of games. Still a teensy bit worried what with the exclusive review and all but pretty confident this is gonna be as great as I had hoped.
Ezz2013  +   926d ago
just wait till you see what the other reviews say
that's if you don't trust IGN ....i don't trust them too BTW
but i'm buying this game no matter what the reviews say
same thing with the last of us and beyond
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Sevir  +   926d ago
I read it, and im buying it.
I'm totally ready for this and The Last of Us and Beyond: Two Souls
Serjikal_Strike  +   926d ago
Am I the only one that's not ready for another awesome game?
I still haven't finished dead space 3,Tomb Raider or GoW Ascension...
I've fallen behind and now another game to add to my stack of games..
Either way can't wait to play this... Soon
pythonxz  +   926d ago
I've been waiting to play a Bioshock again. It is one of the only franchises that has kept me playing for over a day straight. I would NEVER do this otherwise.

Bioshock 1 was unparalleled to me (never played Bioshock 2).
rajman  +   926d ago
I just finished the game earlier today, great game...really liked it. So much to do and using the different powers is great, kind of reminded me of Dishonored how you can mix them up to create brutal attacks. The game is less survival like Bioshock 2 was, but it was still much more fun.
Psychonaut  +   926d ago
Looking to returning to the world of Bioshock, been playing the first game in the series as a refresher. debating on Bioshock 2, I own it and mainly like it because to see more of rapture..other then that its not as good.

Now for Bioshock Infinite I've been avoiding reading reviews, and story plots, I want to go into the game fresh and unknowning so because of this I am not sure if BI is a sequel or prequel to the original title.
BladerunnerZX  +   926d ago
I really enjoyed Bioshock 2.

Not as original as Bioshock 1 but still a great game.
Psychonaut  +   926d ago
I don't mind the game design choice to play as a Big Daddy Alpha. However I hate the fact he is slow in just basic movement, if anything I'd think he be faster since he is not as big, and more humanoid in form.
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SonyAddict  +   926d ago
They said it was not as good as the PC version but gave it the same score more or less!, IGN can't be trusted with reviews but their news is ok
bunt-custardly  +   926d ago
Pre-order Bioshock Infinite on Steam and get Bioshock free (playable now) and XCOM.
BladerunnerZX  +   926d ago
Bioshock and Dead Space are my two favorite multiplatform IPs of this generation.

Uncharted and Infamous are my favorites but they are PS3 exclusives.
Moncole  +   926d ago
I dont trust this review because IGN got exclusive rights to review the game 4 days before everyone.
towelie1288  +   926d ago
pre order on steam and get bioshock 1 and Xcom for free and Tf2 items lol and Bioshock infinite is also coming to Mac this summer so..... yea pc all the way
ElementX  +   926d ago
This will look great on my PC with my 46" TV!
timmyp53  +   926d ago
Ahhh. Fantastic. Can't wait to jump into this new world.
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etownone  +   926d ago
Hmmm..... Buy this now, or wait and see if it gets released for next gen.

I wouldn't mind waiting for the definitive version.
honkayjeezus  +   925d ago
If you want the definitive version buy the PS3 copy.
LessThan2Tflops  +   925d ago
I think he meant he wants to wait til a console version that looks more like the PC version
aquamala  +   925d ago
quote from the review

"It seems Infinite’s stratospheric ambition is a bit too much, at least in the technology department, for the creaky hardware of the aging consoles. The PC version, as run on mid-range hardware, makes no such visual compromises, with gorgeous high-resolution textures, detailed faces, and smooth performance."
ElementX  +   926d ago
If you go to Greenmangaming they have a super preorder deal where you get Bioshock 1, X-Com, and a choice of one from 5 different games (Spec Ops: The Line, Darkness II, Civ V, Bioshock 2, or Mafia II) PLUS either $14 cash back or $15 GMG credit! Fantastic! They just added the X-Com to all new and existing preorders and they give you Steam codes! Basically you're getting more free stuff than the game is worth.
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Heavenly King  +   926d ago
After how IGN reviews their games lately, I am beginning to loose respect for them. And with the exclusive review, it was quite obvious they were going to rate it sky high. I don't trust them.

From what I have seen the game looks cool, and I will buy it, but IGN reviews sucked so many times, I just lost the count.
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