Computer and Video Games Bioshock review - 9.5

This review is a strictly enforced spoiler-free zone. It's vital that you don't let anyone spoil BioShock for you, and three words would ruin it. So kindly refrain from reading any forums and the like until you've bought, played and completed the game. Which is something you should do as quickly as possible. Partly because it's a wonderful game, but also because I'm not sure how long I can go without talking about the bit where (spoiler deleted. Sigh. - Ed).

Some of the things that make it so extraordinary are things I can't tell you about without spoiling them, so this review is going to be about the ones that I can. All I'll say about the premise is what they'll probably put on the back of the box: it's 1960, you're on a plane, and it explodes over the ocean in the middle of the night.

It's a spectacularly beautiful opening, from the moment your head breaks the flame-glinting surface of the oil-black water with a spluttering gasp, to when crackly violas groan out a quietly mournful fanfare to your first glimpse of Rapture, BioShock's underwater metropolis.

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Meus Renaissance3870d ago

It's a great game and I wish I had it, but we dont want the entire site to be flooded of similar reviews of one particular game do we? Imagine we had like 4 pages of "Bioshock 10/10 or 9/10"

Vip3r3870d ago (Edited 3870d ago )

Don't get me wrong, it looks a great game but having endless amount of reviews posted seems pointless.

ktchong3870d ago (Edited 3870d ago )

you're a Sony or PS3 fangirl.

Of course, all those redundant Blu-ray and 300 posts are not annoying as long as they're hyping Sony and PS3.

FreedomReign3870d ago

that I can remember. It should give heart to those that don't have a 360 but have a half devent PC, because apparently this game runs incredibly well even on a mid range PC.

Good Review, well worth a post.

jadura4503870d ago

It requires an SM3.0 video card, which means that some cards (Radeon x850 and lower) can't run it. I actually have an x800 and no 360, so I find myself missing out on what could be the defining game experience of the year...

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razer3870d ago

We need to get rid of these gaming articles and post more Blu-ray crushes HD-DVD articles.. Or just plain idiotic posts about viruses thru friend requests on the 360.. /sarcasm

For all the pure BS that gets posted here you are finding BioShock reviews annoying?? GMAFB!

ALIEN3870d ago

This is a great game, but if you want to hear my opinion. Here i go!
The game looks amazing, but i don't like the game play though. don't get me me wrong, it's just my opinion. i just don't like the gameplay.

pilotpistolpete3870d ago (Edited 3869d ago )

Not to get some flaming fanboys' panties in a bunch, but to me its Oblivion with guns. Now, I wasn't a big fan of oblivion, so that would explain it.

EDIT: @ Jason xg1

Sorry i got your panties in a bunch.

JasonPC360PS3Wii3869d ago

Then what was Oblivion, System Shock with swords? Check your past before posting.

ElementX3870d ago

Sure, people complain of all the AWESOME reviews for a game, but they think that every time PS3 gets highest sales on Amazon, it's news? Or all those articles about analysts predicting PS3 sales ahead of 360? As if any of that matters? Reviews are news, Amazon sales and analysts views aren't.

ElementX3870d ago (Edited 3870d ago )

Moron? Yep! What does my sexuality have to do with anything? That's like making fun of someone because they're black or jewish or whatever.

socomnick3870d ago

yea because everyone knows homosexuality is a race or ethnicity :P its a joke im no gay hater :)

pilotpistolpete3870d ago

There is an intricate link between sexual orientation and gaming. It's a fact.

BoneMagnus3868d ago

You are so right in your original post. It is sad when positive news for a game/system is negative news in the eyes of a fanboy or vise versa.

True gamers are glad when ANY game gets a good review - its another great game to play! And they are glad when a system is selling well because it means the industry is doing well and it is good for competition and competition is good for consumers.

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A Man3870d ago

Bioshock seems so interactive with the gameplay and story. I'm well hyped!!!!!!!!

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