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BioShock - Xbox 360

by Take 2
Xbox 360
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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  • Platform:   Xbox 360
  • ESRB Rating: Mature Mature
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Format:Video Game
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I loathe paying full retail for games, but the buzz on this one was just too much. Playing the demo, reading (and hearing!) so much about System Shock and System Shock II - I just had to try this.

Loved this game. Great ambiance, beautiful musical accompaniment and fantastic minigames.

The only thing I'd score down on this game is that it's truly not 'scary' - the enemies are cartoony, and the mechanic of pop-out or ambush you is not truly that frightening.

That said, I hate scary movies/games, so that was perfectly fine by me!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awsome, but rent it first. Oct. 21 2007
By Michael
Format:Video Game
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
The reason I said rent it first because it is different that your average FPS. The levels are not linear and you may spend a lot of time looking for things. But the developers thought ahead and will give you hints.

Basically, the character Jack finds himself crash-landed in the middle of the pacific ocean. He runs to a nearby lighthouse to seek shelter. Where he finds himself a few minutes later, plunging into the water in some sort of submarine to see a city built underwater. Jack listens to the "Tour guide" saying that the city is awsome blah blah blah. But it turns out it's corrupt due to.....well......"Drug" addicts.

The drug is actually a mutagen that allows the taker to plasmids which are basically super powers. Your main enemies are Splicers which are ADAM addicts and abusers.

Now about the gameplay: The levels are very dark and confined. This makes it intially hard to navigate throughout. I one time missed a weapon and that made it really hard. But eventually you'll get used to it and the game will be fun and a breeze.

Your weapons have different types of ammo like armor-piercing, anti-personell which I think is very original. To get ammo and other items, you can buy them from cheesy 1950 vending machines or search desks, cash registers and bodies.

You starts off with the electro-bolt plasmid. This gives you the ability to stun oponents with an electric shock. At first you can only have two plasmids at a time, but you can buy more at ADAM vending machines.

How do you get ADAM? From these little girls who run around, extracting ADAM from dead bodies for recycling. The catch? They are protected by these really tall, armored guys called Big Daddies. Don't let the name fool you, these guys are tough; especially the first few.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Format:Video Game
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Before playing this game, I had no idea of the story I would get to encounter. In it, you play a survivor of a plane crash who also happens to find by some strange stroke of luck an underground city called Rapture lying deep down the Atlantic Ocean. The first minutes of the game are just simply amazing and frightening as you try to make sense of what is going on. One of the most frightening moment is when you enter and encounter face to face the founder of the city as he talks to you for the first time. Personally this was one of the many goosebumps I got. But the most frightening is in the surgery room when you find some tonic, you look behind you and then...

From the start, the atmosphere immerses you into the game, from the creepy fifties' music to the spooky and morbid lighting around this strange ghost town and the very impressive voice acting to the animation of the character's which are excellent. Loved the powers that you get during the game, especially the telekinesis and the one with the bees. Though you never are to sure of what your character really looks like, if you are very careful, just before you get to meet Andrew Ryan, the founder of Rapture, you get to see photos of you and also learn a shocking revelation.

Happy to see that the public responded well to this game, which was not the case for certain masterpieces like Beyond Good and Evil which got great reviews, but not enough attention from the public for it was released between prince of Persia, The sands of Time and another Tom Clancy's game whose name I forget. I am happy to see that the sequel Bioshock 2 is out and I hope it will be awesome.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Words cannot describe how much I love this game. Time can though, as I've put around 50 hours into it, and counting! It's all around brilliant. The visuals, the music, the characters, the perfect gameplay and ridiculously good story. I'll admit, I was very skeptical when I first heard about it. It sounded, well, dumb. But then as trailers were being released, and then eventually the amazing demo, which I didn't play until a week after the game came out. But when I did, I absolutely had to go out and buy the game at 11PM that night and rush home to stay up all night playing it. If you're looking for a great story, beautiful, smooth gameplay, and a creepy atmosphere, buy this game. You will not regret it.

Another thing I really enjoyed about this game is the easy achievements! 960 GS points can easily be unlocked on a single run through of this game on easy or medium as long as you find everything and get all of the upgrades and finish all of the research. Take pictures of anything and everything that moves. The other 140 (1100 GS points total) are for completing the game on the hardest difficulty, and for not using a Vita Chamber (refer to game) on the hardest difficulty.

Other honorable mentions for super easy achievement points:

NBA 2K6 - All you need to do is play one game with the standard settings, alone or with up to three friends (on the same team), and if you do it right you and anyone else playing on your team will immediately get all 1000 GS points one the match is finished. Just make sure you check the achievement menu before you start the match so you know what you have to do in game first (ie: triple doubles). If you don't know what a triple double is, look it up.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lots of fun with a few jumps
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5.0 out of 5 stars tres satisfait
Vraiment satisfait de mon achat, très bon prix, emballage comme neuf, livraison assez rapide et le jeux est très agréable a jouer. Que du positif !
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5.0 out of 5 stars De l'adrénaline en bouteille dans un univers très...
On commence le jeu dans le feu de l'action, suite à l'écrasement de notre avion, on se retrouve en pleine mer et on doit rapidement se sortir de se bourbier en... Read more
Published on Jan. 15 2009 by Vladyk Barnes
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
Original game, awesome plot, great graphics and gameplay. Perfect. A must have, as good as Gears 1 but in a different way.
Published on Dec 24 2008 by G. Filipovic
4.0 out of 5 stars Bioshock or Voyage to the Bottom of the sea
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