- It's quite the atmospheric game. The art design and excellent sound effects draw you right into the world of Rapture. However creepy it may be, it's not very scary, allowing for a larger audience.
- Dual wielding plasmids and weapons is a success, making combat much smoother than the original game.
- Some neat moments in the game, leading to a good ending.
- The new hacking minigame is much less obtrusive than the old Pipe Dreams minigame.
- Multiplayer adds to value of the game.
- Feels more like an expansion pack than a full game. It just doesn't really provide anything new. As a result, Rapture doesn't quite have the mystery of the original game - you already know them by now.
- Defending the little sisters from waves after waves of enemies get old fast.
- It assumes you've played the first game and know everything about the game world (not necessarily that bad, since new players should play Bioshock 1 first anyway).
- The game is short, and the levels feel a little too same-y.
Despite the sameness of the game, it is still very fun to play, and that's really all that matters. The story, while not as memorable as the first game, is not bad by any means. If you're new to the series, please play the original game first - not only will you familiarize yourself with the settings and learn the background, you'll spot some neat references to that in this game. If you have already played Bioshock before, I definitely recommend you trying this one out too. It's worth your time!