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G4 Reviews BioShock: 5/5

"The gameplay itself should be enough to sell you on this game. If you were a fan of the original System Shock, or you really dug Deus Ex, then you should get a huge kick out of this game. But there's so much else to admire. The art direction is outstanding; mixing art deco architecture, classic 1950's graphic design and tons of great old music from the early jazz era that adds a musty creepiness to the overall atmosphere of the game. It's definitely not your typical Space Marine fare, and that's a very good thing. So if you really do believe in what the best games have to offer, then would you kindly play BioShock?"

PROS
* Highly original art style
* Interesting storyline
* Great variety of level design
* Plethora of ways to use weapons

CONS
* At times devolves into scrounging for ammo or supplies
* Multiplayer mode would be undoubtedly sweet

Final Score: 5/5

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TheMART3742d ago

PC Gamer UK: 9.5
OXM UK: 10
GameSpy: 10
Alternative Press: 10
Xbox World: 9.4
Gamers: 9.8
Gametrailers: 9.5
PCZone: 9.6
AP Mag: 10
Primotech 9
GameInformer: 10
Gamesradar: 10
Eurogamer: 10
Gamer.tv: 10
Console Gameworld: 9.9
1UP: 10
IGN: 9.7
TeamXbox: 9.5
Gamepro: 10
Computer & Videogames 9.5
Inside Gamer: 10-
ZTGameDomain: 10
EGM: 8
Wired: 10
Gaming Target: 9.7
G4: 10

BaMYouRDeaD3742d ago

How did EGM manage to give it an 8?

Anyway, I beat the game 2 days ago, and I would give it a 10/10. It was truly an innovative and revolutionary game. But I agree with G4 that it can sometimes "devolve into scrounging for ammo or supplies".

ShiftyLookingCow3742d ago (Edited 3742d ago )

I remember reading from some forum, EGM gave Bioshock 10, 10 and 10. I am downloading 1UP show that talks about it.
[edit] from the 1UP show, I think I can be reasonably certain that they gave it 10, 10 and 10

reaperxciv3742d ago

A TRULY AAA TITLE for the XBOX360

MK_Red3742d ago

Well, I'm a big G4 hater but since they gave BioShock the score it deserves (100%), I've become a bit less hatefull. Right now, GameSpot is my most hated site. First Mortal Kombat:Armageddon (7/10), then Zelda TP (8.7/10) and now BioShock (9/10) with the latter being their most stupid and unfair score to date IMO.

BaMYouRDeaD3742d ago

8.9 to the Twilight Princess? Are you serious?

ShiftyLookingCow3742d ago

I wonder what score they are going to give Metroid Prime 3

slak3742d ago

dammm i can't wait 2 play this game on tuesday cuz my 360 out on repairs :(

deadeyes993742d ago

i just stole this game and it was worth the effort