BioShock (2007)

Video Game  |  Action, Horror, Mystery  |  21 August 2007 (USA)
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In 1960, a lone survivor of a plane crash named Jack discovers an abandoned underwater utopia, only to find out that the mystery behind its creation is much more sinister than he first believed.

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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 redcommander27

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The look of the "Bouncer" Big Daddies (the ones with the drills) was inspired by a nineteenth century French diving suit. See more »

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Jack Ryan: They told me, "Son, you're special. You were born to do great things." You know what? They were right.
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If I Didn't Care
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The unique environments make this game.
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I enjoyed this game, just not apparently as much as most people did. This game was fun, do not get me wrong, but it could have been a bit better. The game is about a guy on a plane, said plane crashes and the guy ends up near a structure that is jutting out of the water. He goes to it and inside he takes a diving pod down to a luxuries underwater city called 'Rapture'. A place that is in existence thanks to a man named Ryan, who believes that man is entitled to enjoy the fruits of his labor, that man should not have to give pieces of what he does to others. Well, this place is kind of in shambles as the place has been overrun with its own populace and shifty smugglers. A person just can not have anything nice. Well a man named Atlus kind of guides you, at first to help his family and then to kill the creator of this deranged utopia. Going about the place is the funnest part of the game, seeing the many very nice locales, one thing I would have liked to have seen is a bit more of this place in prime condition, to walk through it and interact with the many strange characters. I would have liked to have had a few RPG elements in it as I just think it would have been fun if there were a few places with people that were not trying to kill you that you could converse with. The combat appears to be your standard first person shooter at first, but then you gain a substance called ADAM and are able to use plasmids. Strange abilities that allow you to set enemies on fire, electrocute, and freeze along with many others. It is rather fun, but I had a hard time switching between these strange abilities and your standard firearms at times. You also come into contact with a strange site in this game and that is the little sisters and big daddies. Very unsettling the first time it is essential to engage these hulking things in order to harvest ADAM from the strange little girls that jam needles within the fallen enemies to gather ADAM because in Rapture ADAM is everything. Fun for the most part, but I would have liked to had more exploration and less fighting. I do not really care for games that keep re-spawning enemies out of seemingly nowhere. However, overall my time in Rapture was an exciting one.


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