Submitted by ValKilmer 201d ago | opinion piece

Sequel Showdown: Bioshock vs. Bioshock Infinite

The industry is still reeling from the recent announcement that Irrational Games will cease to exist as we now know them. The majority of the staff has been let go, and the few that remain will join Ken Levine's new team with a focus on small narrative driven games. Over the past 15 plus years the studio has produced numerous critically acclaimed games and was recognized among the industry's best at creating amazingly realized game worlds and compelling storylines. With games like System Shock 2, Freedom Force, and SWAT 4 on the studio's resume, many people have different opinions about which is their favorite Irrational game, but few would argue the defining Irrational developed titles are without a doubt Bioshock and Bioshock Infinite. Let's break these two games down and determine which is Irrational's finest Bioshock game, and perhaps the studio's crowning achievement. (BioShock, BioShock: Infinite, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

dodgemoose  +   201d ago
How is it a 'sequel showdown' when one isn't even a sequel?
ChaosKnight  +   201d ago
And pray tell how BioShock Infinite isn't a sequel to BioShock? Just because it's not a direct continuation doesn't mean it's not a sequel, or threequel in this case.
dodgemoose  +   201d ago
BioShock isn't a sequel...
Capt-FuzzyPants  +   201d ago
He is saying Bioshock 1 is not a sequel, therefore it cannot be a sequel showdown because only Infinite is a sequel. If it were a true sequel showdown it would have to be between Bioshock 2 and Bioshock Infinite. The article isn't named all that well.
ChaosKnight  +   201d ago
Personally, I think BioShock 2 is the best game in the series, but whatever.
imtheman2013  +   201d ago
When it comes to gameplay, I completely agree with you.
Nocando  +   201d ago
I really didn't find Infinite all that interesting, only got about halfway through it. Now Bioshock on the other hand...
shammgod  +   200d ago
I agree. Struggling to finish infinite. Bioshock 1 was much better.
kevnb  +   201d ago
System shock 2 ;)
RedSoakedSponge  +   201d ago
bioshock 1 is one of my favourite games of last generation. there was no way infinite was going to live up to it in my eyes.
Rhezin  +   201d ago
Bioshock 2 is the best in the series?! YUCK! The first Bioshock will always be my favorite.
coolbeans  +   201d ago
Reminds me that I still need to beat both of these games.
SpiralTear  +   201d ago
I liked the atmosphere of Bioshock more, but the gameplay of Infinite more.
gamernova  +   201d ago
Let's all be hipsters and say that bioshock infinite wasn't that impressive or overrated lol
JustPlay4  +   201d ago
But it was
_FantasmA_  +   201d ago
Bioshock > Bioshock 2 > Colonial Marines > Bioshock Infinite

LOL, just kidding fanboys. No but really, Infinite was bad. Its not a game I'd ever replay and nothing about it was memorable. The guns and vigors were the only good thing.
SolidGear3  +   201d ago
Love them all <3

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