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A man is sent to the flying city of Columbia to find a missing girl. However, upon arrival he discovers that the city, its people, and his objective are all not what they seem.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Booker DeWitt (voice)
Elizabeth (voice)
Daisy Fitzroy (voice) (as Kimberly D. Brooks)
Rosalind Lutece (voice)
Jeremiah Fink (voice)
Cornelius Slate (voice)
Motorized Patriot Barker / Body Builder / Columbian Citizen (voice)
Dockworker / Homeless Man / Vox Populi (voice)
Additional Voices (voice) (as TC Carson)
Chen Lin (voice)
Additional Voices (voice)
Additional Voices (voice)


The year is 1912, deep in debt, ex-Pinkerton agent Booker DeWitt is sent to the mysterious flying city of Columbia to find and retrieve a young woman imprisoned in a tower since birth - Elizabeth and to "Bring us the girl and wipe away the debt". However, almost as soon as Booker arrives, he finds that Columbia and its people are not quite what they seem, and all too soon science, religion, morality, family and life all clash and spiral down into utter chaos, with Booker and Elizabeth as unlikely partners in the midst of all the action. Written by Paddington

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Bring us the girl, wipe away the debt.


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Release Date:

26 March 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

BioShock 3  »

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Albert Fink "created" his music by overhearing songs through the numerous random tears that would appear in Columbia. Because of this, the songs you hear being sung throughout the game are actually songs in the "future" re-worked to sound period specific. For example, the quartet in the beginning of the game sings "God Only Knows" originally by the Beach Boys and in a bar in the game you can overhear a version of "Tainted Love" by Gloria Jones. See more »


An ice cream shop is selling Soft Serve, which was not invented until 1950s. See more »


Elizabeth: I just realized who those two are. They... well, at least she... invented the technology that allows the city to float.
Booker DeWitt: Giant balloons?
Elizabeth: Quantum particles, suspended in space-time at a fixed height.
Booker DeWitt: So... Not giant balloons?
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Crazy Credits

A brief segment of game play comes right after the credits. The player has to open a door. See more »


Referenced in Thirdpartycontroller: Michigan: Report from Hell (2014) See more »


Ain't We Got Fun?
(1921) (uncredited)
Music by Richard A. Whiting
Lyrics by Gus Kahn and Ray Egan
Performed by Gus Van and Joe Schenck
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I am completely stunned!
27 March 2013 | by See all my reviews

After just completing the game, I am in total shock. So stunned that I couldn't even skip the credits. Without spoiling anything, you will be completely amazed of how they decided to end it off.

Anyways it's a great game and a cool change from a city at the bottom of the ocean to a city in the sky. The scene where you are lifted to Columbia is just as breathtaking as seeing Rapture for the first time. As soon as this scene happens, you know you're playing a Bioshock game.

People have been also wondering how Elizabeth's AI is. Absolutely flawless, this is in no way a co-op game like Resident Evil 5. You don't have to revive her or give her any ammo or anything of that sort.

Their are some horror elements to this game similar to Rapture, but it's more focused on Action and sci-fi. There is one part that did scare the hell out of me though.

Kudos to Irrational for another masterpiece. If you thought the story telling in Bioshock 1 was incredibly done, just wait till you get a load of this!

I give it a solid 10/10.

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