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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John Ahlin ...
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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 Xbox 360 version of BioShock became backwards compatible for Xbox One on December 13th, 2016. Despite this just being the Xbox 360 version of the game running on Xbox One hardware, BioShock sees a massive performance boost. BioShock features an option to unlock its frame rate. When this option is engaged on Xbox One it causes the game to mostly run at 60 frames per second with only some momentary drops. When the frame rate is capped to 30 fames per second on Xbox One, BioShock never drops a frame. When running on its native Xbox 360 hardware, BioShock would still experience some frame drops when the frame rate was capped. When the frame rate was unlocked on Xbox 360 the game would experience wildly inconsistent frame rates that could range from the the high 20's to the low 40's, and this was coupled with non stop screen tearing (something that the Xbox One remedies since it enforces v-sync). The BioShock games were some of the first announced to be coming to the backwards compatibility program. It took nearly a year for them to finally come to the program, and in that meantime a BioShock remaster collection was released for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. 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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Enter the enigmatic, obscure, and violent world of Rapture.
23 November 2008 | by (Noctropolis) – See all my reviews

So you think you are a Big Daddy?.

One of the best video games ever made is still waiting for you. "Bio-Shock" overpasses expectations and proves again that a solid and dark plot may get your attention, but extremely detailed graphics, creepy and atmospheric atmospheric music, and the best f/x you will ever see are the perfect elements to make a memorable video game.

The plot is extremely intriguing and dark; it involves a City in the likes of the myth of Atlantis, the Lost City but taken further to the point that evil alien-type creatures are invading the city and the political system.

Talking about politics, this video game has a sub-plot involving political strategies and an ancient political system accused of being corrupt and cruel for a futuristic City.

To make this better, we have futuristic and spectacular weapons that will let you eyed open. You won't see more complex and impressive weapons in any other game. Most of them are deadly and deliver extremely impressive and violent results.

Overall this is the most atmospheric game created for xbox 360. Don't look further and buy this game. I won't recommend it for a specific audience; it's a game for everyone.

Hands down to last year's best game.


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