Bioshock – Video game Review

Many argue otherwise but to me Bioshock is the best video game to be released in 2007 in terms of a single player experience. 2007 was a wonderful game for gaming, probably the best year ever, I found myself bombarded with new release after new release especially in the second half of the year, but very few even came close to fun I had (and still have) playing Bioshock.

About the Game

Bioshock is set in the 1960’s in an underwater city secretly built in the middle of Atlantic ocean. The city was build by a rich tycoon named Andrew Ryan who had grand ideas of a land free of political and religious oppression, a land which he also nicknamed “Eden”. Stem cell research from a new species of sea slug resulted in the creation of “Adam” powered by a special but hard to manufacture serum called “Eve” which was used to create “plasmid” which offered various upgrades to any regular human which included everything from eye colour changes, to my personal favourite…shoot fire from your hands ^_^.

Me playing Bioshock and a terrified minor looking on ^_^ at the Area 51 Video Games Arcade

The story of the game is well written and the way in unfolds as the player plays through the games is nothing short of magnificent. Deception, betrayal, moral based decisions, death and more all litter the plot which then literally submerges the player into the world of Rapture and it’s inhabitants. Being the whimp that I am, I couldn’t play this game for extended periods because my senses were so heightened and I was so tense, wondering what monstrosity was around the next corner.

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Do you have an Xbox 360 or a capable PC? Buy and play Bioshock, it’s worth every penny!


8 thoughts on “Bioshock – Video game Review

  1. I never got past the third zone. Been stuck playing Team Fortress 2, and Warcraft 3: Dota alot lately =P. Maybe I should go back and finish up the game sometime. Graphics were nice, but the ai pathing kinda killed the game for me.

  2. OOh my dear, I’m going to take that hat when I see u, yep Xbox 360 is pretty cool, I’m currently enjoying Assasin’s Creed

  3. This isn’t set in the 1960’s. Clearly, the design of the surroundings is Art Deco, and that would make it sometime between 1920-1940. You can also tell by the music…

  4. @ Fay…the game takes place in 1960 but the architecture and surrounding were built to look like the 1920′-1930’s as requested by the creature of the underwater metropolis, Andrew Ryan.

    All of this is revealed while playing through the game ^_^

    @ Mitch…the pathing is understandable…at least it’s not repetitive like Assassins Creed.

    @ Leon…you should play it!

    @ Olivia…hope you enjoy that game, I finished with it a while back

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