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  • Summary: Before exploring the world of Columbia in the upcoming worldwide release of BioShock Infinite on March 26, 2013, fans of the franchise and newcomers alike can experience everything that Rapture has to offer with the BioShock: Ultimate Rapture Edition for $29.99 (MSRP) for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system. The BioShock: Ultimate Rapture Edition includes the critically-acclaimed BioShock, BioShock 2 and add-on content for both games valued at more than $40. It also includes a trip to the never-before-seen Museum of Orphaned Concepts, providing a rare look at early concept art and character models that never made it into BioShock. Expand
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  1. Feb 19, 2013
    10
    Bioshock 1 is the perfect game: scary, intense, good graphics, (for 2007), incredible storyline, sad, epic. There is a huge sense of art and culture in the game, giving off the impression than its more than just a hollow shooter. You meet fantastically original characters each with their own perspective on the city. And city itself, it grows on you and you begin to realise the true tragedy of how such a perfect paradise, crumbled into chaos and destruction. This game is a must play, 11/10. My favourite game of all time.

    Bioshock 2 is a good game, not quite as influential and impressive as the first one, but still has a huge dose of fear, blood, and a huge shooting experience. There are newer, harder enemies and increasingly innovative levels. 9.5/10. Awesome game.

    I haven't played the DLC but i can tell you it is part of Bioshock 2 so assuming it has similar gameplay i'am going to assume the DLC itself is also amazing.

    The Bioshock 1 DLC was incredibly fun
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  2. Aug 3, 2013
    8
    With the release of Bioshock infinite and how high the scores were for it I decided I wanted to experience the originals first so my friend recommended the Ultimate Rapture Edition.

    Bioshock 1 gets you in immediately with its opening and from the moment you set foot in Rature you get a sense that you are apart of something much grander than yourself in this world. Unlike many games which make it seem as though the world revolves around your character, Bioshock makes you feellike your story is one of many in this fallen paradise. The first level is interesting as you take your first steps through Rapture and you are taught the gameplay mechanics however after this initial burst the game slows down. I was loosing interest in it and the game became boring however I urge people to persevere. There is a definite point at about halfway where things get VERY interesting and this game starts to really live up to its high ratings. The FPS gameplay with the added perk of plasmids which give the player supernatural powers is interesting but most importantly it feels apart of the world and actually makes sense. In fact, considering the science fiction, alternate history this game takes place in, the story seems to make more sense than most games which is a true testament to the stroytelling in this game.

    Bioshock 2's main difference to the first game is that it seems to be a more personal tale. Rapture is still the driving force of the story but it is more focused on you. You get to play as a Big Daddy this time around which means that little sisters are even more apart of the story. The stroytelling in this game may even be better that the original's in some aspects but it is actually difficult to decide which is better. In gameplay however, this wins hands down, the weapons and tonics are more varied and more interesting than ever and the research mechanic has been greatly overhauled, now requiring players to actually fight their taget and play in new and clever ways to achieve a higher score. This does a good job of making the player change up their play style which makes the game far more interesting. Enemy types are also more varied so the player is always on their toes. I did experience 2 major bugs however, one was a major frame rate drop while the other was a game crash right before the end of a very important fight but these weren't deal breakers.

    As an overall package, Ultimate Rapture Edition is superb value, 2 great classics for $30, you can't loose.
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