StickSkills said, "The first BioShock was definitely a critical darling. Garnering mostly positive reviews, the shooter managed to say quite a bit while still being fun. Although suffering from a few questionable design decisions near its finale, the game was still sitting well above its contemporaries. BioShock Infinite, a spiritual successor to the original, tried to build on this core idea of first-person storytelling. Not only did Irrational Games succeed in this attempt, but it far exceeded my expectation."