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
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WildArmed2364d 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 Killer2364d ago (Edited 2364d ago )

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!!

pangitkqb2364d ago

especially with the series going in such a different gameplay direction. I'm certainly interested in this title.

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Cold 20002364d ago

Probably agreed with his other accounts.

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Fishy Fingers2364d ago (Edited 2364d 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.

Sm0k3y_Bac0n2364d ago

It isn't going to sell (or sale as you spell it) as well because more people can buy it?

right and wrong2364d ago

You guys take things way to personal above. I may just pick up a copy later this year depending on feedback.

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Hellsvacancy2364d ago

Itll b-a rental, just the the 1st game (that i didnt even finish 2 the end)

SilentNegotiator2364d ago

Wow, IGN UK. Thanks for the "bloody" major spoiler.

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Lucreto2364d 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.

_vx2364d ago

Xfail keep this game from going to the next stage

Chucky20032364d ago (Edited 2364d ago )

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

Kakihara2364d 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).

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