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Submitted by BIoodmask 2193d ago | review

IGN UK: BioShock 2 Review

If it wasn't for that expanded, heightened, desperate combat, and how neatly that sidesteps into a surprisingly characterful multiplayer mode, this would be a lacklustre sequel. It's redeemed by the surfeit of combinations, upgrades and gene tonics which allow you to truly specialise, creating a psychedelic, explosive fighting style all of your own. If there's a third game (of course there bloody will be), it cannot be set in Rapture again. This second tour of duty with far superior toys is everything it needs to be, though. Familiarity breeds a little contempt, but as, simply, a game in which you shoot monsters in city under the sea, it's better in every respect.

Presentation - 9.5
Graphics - 8.5
Sound - 8.5
Gameplay - 9.0
Lasting Appeal - 8.5
Overall - (BioShock 2, PC, PS3, Xbox 360) 9/10

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WildArmed  +   2193d ago
I'm not really expecting the same impact like the first game out of this one.
I might actually steer clear of this game for awhile... there has been too many changes from the original Bioshock that it almost feels like a spinoff >.<
The Killer  +   2193d ago
i heard it has multiplayer in it right?
and i really dont think the graphics would be 8.5/10 since the first bioshock maximized the 360 to its limit in the graphics department.

so conclusion is IGN is under the 360 fanboys raid. last reviews of ps3 games were simply harsh and they wend over board with the low scores!!

i think IGN staff under the effect of modern warfare 2 side effects!!

any way i never take reviews so seriously! i loved bioshock 1 and with multiplayer am sure will love it even more!!
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pangitkqb  +   2193d ago
Good to see a solid score...
especially with the series going in such a different gameplay direction. I'm certainly interested in this title.
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Cold 2000  +   2193d ago
Probably agreed with his other accounts.
lowcarb   2193d ago | Spam
Fishy Fingers  +   2193d ago
^
You realise the majority of the game buying public just buy the games they think look good whether they're exclusive or not.

Either way, have a spam report.
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Sm0k3y_Bac0n  +   2193d ago
-Lowcarb
It isn't going to sell (or sale as you spell it) as well because more people can buy it?
right and wrong  +   2193d ago
ouch...
You guys take things way to personal above. I may just pick up a copy later this year depending on feedback.
weazel   2193d ago | Spam
Hellsvacancy  +   2193d ago
Itll b-a rental, just the the 1st game (that i didnt even finish 2 the end)
SilentNegotiator  +   2193d ago
&quot;If there's a third game (of course there bloody will be), it cannot be set in Rapture again&quot;
Wow, IGN UK. Thanks for the "bloody" major spoiler.
Lucreto  +   2193d ago
Can't wait to play it.

I got a special edition pre- ordered and it sent 2 days ago so I will have it Monday.
_vx  +   2193d ago
Xfail keep this game from going to the next stage
Man In Black  +   2193d ago
How?
Chucky2003  +   2193d ago
This game its not a 9
Have the game,graphics are the same even worse in some areas,some small pop up textures on 360 even installed on hdd,this game didn't need a sequel,the story isn't that great as the first part,its like forced to make it a sequel still its a nice game but its not a 9,for me its a 8/10,if you don't play it you won't miss anything,the story isn't connected to the first part,it just takes place in the same city
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Kakihara  +   2193d ago
I might pick this up just to tide me over until Heavy rain comes out even though I honestly got a little bored of Rapture by the end of the first game.

Watch out though folks, this review could be considered quite spoilery... In a weird way. You'll find out how many underwater sections there are, how many important NPC interactions there are and the points at which big shifts happen in the story (though it doesn't tell you what these shifts are, just when they happn).
spunnups  +   2193d ago
absolutely adored the first one, cant wait to pick this up.
divideby0  +   2193d ago
Really enjoyed the first game..this one no thanks...still got to finish ME2 and than we got big games coming out
Akagi  +   2193d ago
8.5 graphics.

Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight. ...
Paradise Lost  +   2193d ago
Hated the first not bothering with the second..
Dsnyder  +   2193d ago
Sounds like they didnt like it.
From the description it sounded like the "same ol same old" experience which I highly expected from the trailers I saw. Ooooh you make a small daddy and a big sister so innovative /s. Im not pumped to play this like I was with the first. Bioshock was just something to play during the drought of 2007 to early 2008 buit now there are games that outclass it to an embarassing extent.
kanetheking  +   2193d ago
bioshock
never could get in two it.hated the gameplay sorry for bio fans but gameplay sucked 2 me.
dgroundwater  +   2193d ago
So if anyone actually read the article you would know the real shocker here is how the story "isn't as interesting as BS1." and "lacks memorable characters and, most of all, memorable motives."

This alone is a small disaster if it turns out to be true. I dunno if it's a subjective thing, but they make it sound baaaad.
Hidden Star  +   2193d ago
This game is weird. Will try it but not sure.

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