Editors note: If you’re truly trying to go into this game knowing nothing about it, you probably shouldn’t read this review. This review contains no plot spoilers but does discuss the setting of the game, its themes, and its mechanics.
The famous intro to Bohemian Rhapsody goes: “Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? Caught in a landslide, no escape from reality.”
But what if there was an escape from reality? An escape into a new one. One in which a mistake wasn’t made, a war wasn’t fought, a sin wasn’t committed. Bioshock Infinite ponders this question and founds its narrative upon it.