BioShock 2 PlayStation 3

User Score
8.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 491 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 24 out of 491
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  1. Feb 5, 2012
    2
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. El primer Bioshock mostro que era obvio una secuela o el principio de una franquicia, pero este intento lo puedo calificar de fallido, carente de originalidad siendo que el primer titulo era un refresh a los shooters, ademas que la trama que brillo en el primer titulo, aqui es aburrida y las tasks son repetitivas, matar a alguien obtener a traves de las little sisters algo que ni recuerdo como se llama, y asi repitelo a traves de las horas que tardes en terminar el juego, me arrepenti de comprarlo, lo vendi enseguida antes que bajara de precio por que seguramente no fui el unico que penso lo mismo, ser un big daddy nunca fue tan aburrido Expand
  2. Aug 23, 2014
    0
    This game should have just been a DLC instead of a full-blown sequel. The story is ridiculously short and boring, not to mention poorly voice-acted. And by far the worst sin is that no new plasmids were added, some were tweaked ever so slightly or given new names, but no real new ones were added for the second game. The weapons were also extremely similar to the original game. Some mayThis game should have just been a DLC instead of a full-blown sequel. The story is ridiculously short and boring, not to mention poorly voice-acted. And by far the worst sin is that no new plasmids were added, some were tweaked ever so slightly or given new names, but no real new ones were added for the second game. The weapons were also extremely similar to the original game. Some may see this as staying true to the original, but I see it as lack of originality, inspiration, or imagination. It seems as if the makers of the original Bioshock just got really really really lazy and decided to not change anything because the system worked the first time. Any new plasmids or weapons would have been a welcome addition, not a significant change to the game. Overall, the game just should have been a DLC and I have rarely been so disappointed in a game. Expand
  3. JakeH.
    Feb 10, 2010
    3
    The only redeeming aspect of BioShock 2 is the core gameplay has immensely improved over the original BioShock 2. However, everything stops there. The story is forgettable, the graphics are only marginally better than the first with VERY frequent framerate issues plaguing the PS3. Also, during solo and multiplayer gameplay the screen will tear on the edges, which is a very bad no-no in The only redeeming aspect of BioShock 2 is the core gameplay has immensely improved over the original BioShock 2. However, everything stops there. The story is forgettable, the graphics are only marginally better than the first with VERY frequent framerate issues plaguing the PS3. Also, during solo and multiplayer gameplay the screen will tear on the edges, which is a very bad no-no in these days! There were NO bosses (the Big Sisters do not count, and neither does getting bum rushed by 20 splicers), no plot twists, and what the hell happened to Tennenbaum?! She's in the story for five minutes and then gets dropped for the rest of the game?? BAD storytelling!! Even the ending was predictable. I in fact waited 3 hours with 30+ people to pick up my copy on Monday night, only to return in about an hour ago for credit towards Heavy Rain and Final Fantasy XIII. If you love shooters like Borderlands or MW2, then you'll love BioShock 2. If you loved the original, then you're in for a major letdown. I don't think I've had such a short turn around from purchasing a game to trading it in. Sorry, but Irrational Games should have developed this. Expand
  4. ZypherF.
    Feb 17, 2010
    4
    Bioshock 2 it looked great and interesting but it fell horrifically short in everything I was expecting. The Big Sisters arint that threatening or scary the deep sea exploration? No such thing its a linear game 100% of the time. And the graphics are a horrific steaming pile of doodoo and crayon stains horrific infact I dont believe I see a difference between Bioshock 1 and 2. Shooting is Bioshock 2 it looked great and interesting but it fell horrifically short in everything I was expecting. The Big Sisters arint that threatening or scary the deep sea exploration? No such thing its a linear game 100% of the time. And the graphics are a horrific steaming pile of doodoo and crayon stains horrific infact I dont believe I see a difference between Bioshock 1 and 2. Shooting is much harder because humanoids have a hitbox to the head the size of a pin needle however once you reach end game getting headshot on the 'harder' enemies is nearly impossible not to do since they have massive big daddy heads and die in one shot. The storyline doesnt add up by the slightest it keeps saying that the events in rapture where happening all the time during Atlas's rebellion yet in Bioshock 1 there was no such thing so how does Andrew Ryan fit into any of it and how does the now have anything to do with the before. The game despite being a SEQUEL comes off as a prequel with nothing really clicking to each other to make sense. As for the multi player cool fun interesting untill it dies out because it suffers all the problems of the single player fps poor hitboxes god awful graphics and no real way to aim accurately not to mention how many people already cheated the system after the first day it came out. Expand
Metascore
88

Generally favorable reviews - based on 62 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 60 out of 62
  2. Negative: 0 out of 62
  1. PSM3 Magazine UK
    93
    Unless the familiarity really gets to you, you're going to love BioShock 2. It's a lovingly crafted, carefully constructed masterpiece of narrative richness and smart game mechanics. It can even be enjoyed as a straight-up shooter thanks to its innovative, tactile combat system. [Feb 2010, p.72]
  2. 91
    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.
  3. 90
    This second tour of duty with far superior toys is everything it needs to be, though. Familiarity breeds a little contempt, but as, simply, a game in which you shoot monsters in city under the sea, it's better in every respect.