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Bioshock 2

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Suitable for mature persons 15 years and over.

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"Awesome game"
4 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

after playing 2k's other game boarderlands “I was internalizing a complex situation in my head” nah jokes…

boarderland also by 2k was an amazing game, however, i was looking for something different, as boarderland is quest driven and lots of traveling around to do in the game, you really only get the value of the game from co-op.

While bioshock 2 is also a shooter, the story was great, though many have stated 1 had better story, but since i never played 1… The graphic is amazing in this game, but i guess all games these days have amazing graphics…

I can see many, MANY, similarities from these two games. but bioshock 2 makes you feel like you have a goal, there is a purpose, there are routes to follow, instead of oh 1 quest done, 100 more to go, now just gotta drive 10 miles…

Overall bioshock 2 is fun, interesting, and … thats about it, but its enough to call it a great game!

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
"EPIC shooter"
5 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

Having played Bioshock on Xbox, the minute I saw this game on sale I hit buy!

And boy was I glad I did. This game was EPIC from the very outset. The graphics are fantastic, the sound effects are superb and the storyline is riveting from start to finish!

I remember during the first game, longing to have the armour of a Big Daddy, well Bioshock 2 offers exactly that – in this one you play as a Big Daddy and your goal is to rescue the little sister that you were bonded to, named Eleanor.

Throughout the game you find information about exactly what went down in Rapture and how you came to be in your current situation. This game has all the same shop/upgrade centres anyone familiar with the first game will be accustomed to, however there are a range of new weapons, plasmids and tonics to help you (and believe me you will need them!)

For me one of the most memorable moment was my first encounter with a new type of enemy – the Big Sister. Think Big Daddy but twice as agile and equipped with a range of different types of attacks. Also adding to the gaming experience was the fact that before being attacked by one of these you would hear a high-pitched screaming noise alerting you to the fact that you were about to come face to face with one of these bad b#tches!

As with the first game, you have to make decisions and be aware that there are consequences to your decisions, harvest a little sister to get max Adam or save her and get less.

The levels are highly detailed and with the new weaponary it's fun to see the kind of destruction that can be released on your foes. The levels are highly interactive, with pools of water and oil found all over the place, making using electricity and fire plasmids extremely effective.

Another great feature of the game is the research mode, where you use a video camera to record the effects of various weapon and plasmid combinations on your enemies to unlock bonuses.

It is definitely one of the greatest shooters I have played to date.

Overall this is a fantastic game and having finished it I can definitely say I will be playing it again just so I can try doing everything differently.

Happy gaming

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
"Not as good as Bioshock 1"
4 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

While a welcome return to the city under the sea the more of the same but with different names makes for a expansion pack feel rather than a fresh approach.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Description

BioShock 2 provides a rich prequel experience that expands the origins of the BioShock fiction. Set during the fall of Rapture, you assume the role of a Plasmid test subject for Sinclair Solutions, a premier provider of Plasmids and Tonics in the underwater city of Rapture that was first explored in the original BioShock…

Review by IGN

"It's going to be a familiar experience for anyone that played the original, but BioShock 2's improvements to gameplay and its more focused storyline make for a game that's more playable and easier to digest. Some of the sense of awe and mystery is lost in transition, but the strength of the setting and more interesting implementation of moral choice make for an experience that's more consistent and rewarding.

Anyone looking for a first-person shooter that offers more than flat, stereotypical characters and copy-and-paste supersoldier plots, one that attempts to establish a sense of right and wrong and loops you into the decision making process, and one that's set in one of the most vividly realized settings around should pick up BioShock 2. It's a game in which story, setting, and gameplay are expertly blended to create an experience that's as thought-provoking as it is entertaining." 9­.1/10

IGN RATINGS FOR BIOSHOCK 2 (PC)
9.5 Presentation
A focused storyline, strong characters, clear moral choice mechanics, and a well-implemented overall cohesion of theme throughout the entire product.
9.0 Graphics
Not as impressive as the first game, but the unmistakable art style prevails, making Rapture one of the visually dense and interesting settings around.
9.0 Sound
The effects, music, and voice acting are all top notch and effectively reinforce the mood and feel of the world.
9.0 Gameplay
A host of refinements and tweaks, from hacking to the way weapons and plasmids work, to enhance the flow of gameplay and keep you rooted in the action. A great experience from start to finish.
9.0 Lasting Appeal
A top tier single-player mode that's entertaining the whole way through and a surprisingly fun multiplayer suite with plenty of unlocks and reasons to keep playing.
9.1
OVERALL
Amazing
(out of 10)

Features

SINGLE PLAYER

  • Evolution of the Genetically Enhanced Shooter: Innovative advances bring new depth and dimension to each encounter. New elements, such as the ability to dual-wield weapons and Plasmids, allow players to create exciting combinations of punishment
  • Return to Rapture: Set approximately 10 years after the events of the original BioShock, the story continues with an epic, more intense journey through one of the most captivating and terrifying fictional worlds ever created
  • You Are the Big Daddy: Take control of BioShock’s sig­nature and iconic symbol with the original prototype Big Daddy, and experience the power and raw strength of Rapture’s most feared denizens as you battle powerful new enemies
  • Continuation of the Award-Winning Narrative: New and unique storytelling devices serve as the vehicle for the continuation of one of gaming’s most acclaimed storylines

MULTIPLAYER

  • Genetically Enhanced Multiplayer – Earn experience points during gameplay to earn access to new Weapons, Plasmids and Tonics that can be used to create hundreds of different combinations, allowing players to develop a unique character that caters to their playing style.
  • Experience Rapture’s Civil War- Players will step into the shoes of Rapture citizens and take direct part in the civil war that tore Rapture apart.
  • See Rapture Before the Fall – Experience Rapture before it was reclaimed by the ocean and engage in combat over iconic environments in locations such as Kashmir Restaurant and Mercury Suites, all of which have been reworked from the ground up for multiplayer.
  • FPS Veterans Add Their Touch to the Multiplayer Experience – Digital Extremes brings more than 10 years of first person shooter experience including development of award-winning entries in the Unreal and Unreal Tournament franchise.

System Requirements:

Minimum:

OS: Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 Processor 3800+ 2.4Ghz or better, Intel Pentium 4 530 3.0Ghz Processor or better
Memory: 2GB
Graphics: NVIDIA 7800GT 256MB graphics card or better, ATI Radeon X1900 256MB graphics card or better
DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c
Hard Drive: 11GB
Sound: 100% DirectX 9.0C compliant sound card or onboard sound

Recommended:

Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ Dual Core 2.60Ghz, Intel Core 2 Duo E6420 Dual Core 2.13Ghz
Memory: 3GB
Graphics: NVIDIA 8800GT 512MB graphics card or better, ATI Radeon HD4830 512MB graphics card or better
Other Requirements: Initial installation requires one-time internet connection; Ability to save game, earn achievements, receive title updates and online play requires log-in to Games for Windows LIVE; software installations required including Microsoft Visual C++2008 Runtime Libraries, Games for Windows LIVE client, Games for Windows LIVE Client Patch, Sony DADC SecuROM, Microsoft DirectX.
Release date Australia
February 9th, 2010
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Box Dimensions (mm)
138x190x15
UPC
5026555054287
All-time sales rank
Top 200
Product ID
2733783

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