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's philosophy of a man having a "Right to the sweat of his own brow" is a sidelong reference to Ayn Rand's philosophy of "Objectivism", where morality is full respect for individual rights. Ryan's name is even a surname-reversed quasi-anagram of Rand's: ANDrew RYaN. See more
A man chooses, a slave obeys.
Referenced in Mafia II
If I Didn't Care
by Jack Lawrence
Performed by The Ink Spots See more