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BioShock

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Platform: Xbox 360
Genre: First-Person Shooter (Sci-Fi)
Developer: Irrational Games

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08/21/2007

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Staff Reviews

BioShock review

Reviewed August 04, 2008

Mike Suskie says: "The setting of Rapture is unique, which in horror-themed FPS terms means the developers were free to pull off new environmental tricks – like having water leaking in through the windows, or making the walls creak from the pressure – in addition to the usual flickering lights and distant screams. Irrational also knew how to handle irony and awkward juxtaposition, too. Watching a little girl in a pink dress who’s stabbing corpses with a giant syringe get attacked by a bunch of lunatics wielding rusty pipes is unsettling. It’s even more unsettling when it all unfolds as “How Much Is That Doggy in the Window?” plays on an old turntable in the background."
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Reader Reviews

BioShock review

Reviewed February 29, 2008

mardraum says: "I'm not normally one for videogame stories, but BioShock's impressed me. Ken Levine and his team at Irrational, if you've managed to miss the sweeping praise, wisely sidestepped the usual Philosophy 101 nonsense while still grasping at a bigger meaning than “aliens are bad”. It's an interactive Xbox 360 condemnation of unfettered capitalism and greed that goes far beyond Metal Gear's soliloquies on cardboard boxes and the meaning of life. Every now-ironic banner lining the city of Rapture procla..."
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BioShock review

Reviewed December 23, 2007

Ness says: "I’ll admit I wasn’t too interested in the game when it was announced and I wasn’t too impressed with the demo when I played it at my friend’s house. I’m not much of an FPS fan which is why I didn’t really care much for Bioshock, however I had a feeling that Bioshock would go on to be one of those games that wins like 20+ game of the year awards and I’d be pissed at every award because I never played the game, in the same way Gears of War and Knights of the Old Republic were. But now I can actu..."
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BioShock review

Reviewed October 25, 2007

PAJ89 says: "Have you ever dreamed of a place where morality and religion don’t exist? A place where the sole limit of science and industry is man’s imagination? Dream no more, friend; welcome to Rapture. "
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BioShock review

Reviewed September 12, 2007

pickhut says: "You're just never safe in Rapture, an underwater city that was once a utopia, but now an anti-utopia. Forced to enter this unique world after surviving a plane crash, you'll have to roam through halls splattered with blood and flickering lights, not knowing what awaits you around each corner. You hear noises: footsteps in the distance, concrete pieces crackling under your shoes, and vending machines turning on at random, each putting you on edge. "
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