The year is 1960, while flying over the Atlantic ocean, average citizen Jack blacks out and awakens to discover that he is the sole survivor of a plane crash. Amidst the wreckage of his plane Jack spots and swims to a lighthouse and boards a Bathysphere that takes him deep within the ocean and into Rapture. Originally conceived as a utopia where a man would be entitled to all that he made without the interference of "parasites" by idealistic billionaire mogul Andrew Ryan. Rapture has since decayed and festered from the infectious effects of civil war and anarchy, brought about by the very ideals it citizens and it's leader embrace. Aided by a sympathetic smuggler and a rogue geneticist, Jack salvages gene altering chemicals transforming himself into a superhuman, and uses his newfound powers and abilities as well as an arsenal of weapons to fend off the vicious hordes of psychotic mutants, security robots and armored supersoldiers that resulted from Rapture's unrest while given the ... Written by
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Andrew Ryan is an anagram, of sorts, of Ayn Rand, the primary inspiration for both the architecture and the theme of the game. See more
[the player kills Andrew Ryan
Hurry now! Grab Ryan's genetic key! Now would you kindly put it into that goddamn machine?
[the player races to the Self-destruct Override machine and places the key into the slot
Ahh! Nice work, boyo.
[Atlas bursts into laughter as his true identity is revealed
It's time to end this little masquarade. There ain't no Atlas, kid. Never was. Selling my line of work takes on a variety of aliases. Hell, once I was even a China man for six months. But you've been...
References System Shock 2
Beyond The Sea
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