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Universal acclaim - based on 88 Critic Reviews

User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 2696 Ratings

Summary: [Metacritic's 2007 Xbox 360 Game of the Year] Going beyond "run and gun corridors," "monster-closet AIs" and static worlds, BioShock creates a living, unique and unpredictable FPS experience. After your plane crashes into icy uncharted waters, you discover a rusted bathysphere and descend into Rapture, a city hidden beneath the sea. Constructed as an idealistic society for a hand picked group of scientists, artists and industrialists, the idealism is no more. Now the city is littered with corpses, wildly powerful guardians roam the corridors as little girls loot the dead, and genetically mutated citizens ambush you at every turn. Take control of your world by hacking mechanical devices, commandeering security turrets and crafting unique items critical to your very survival. Upgrade your weapons with ionic gels, explosives and toxins to customize them to the enemy and environment. Genetically modify your body through dozens of Plasmid Stations scattered throughout the city, empowering you with fantastic and often grotesque abilities. Explore a living world powered by Ecological A.I., where the inhabitants have interesting and consequential relationships with one another that impact your gameplay experience. Experience truly next generation graphics that vividly illustrate the forlorn art deco city, highlighted by the most detailed and realistic water effects ever developed in a video game. Make meaningful choices and mature decisions, ultimately culminating in the grand question: do you exploit the innocent survivors of Rapture...or save them? [2K Games]
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Rating: M
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Developer: Irrational Games, 2K Marin
Genre(s): Action, Shooter, Shooter, First-Person, Sci-Fi, Sci-Fi, Arcade
Number of Players:1 Player
ESRB Descriptors:Blood and Gore Drug Reference Intense Violence Sexual Themes Strong Language
Sound:Dolby Digital 5.1
Resolution:1080i 1080p 480p 720p Widescreen
Number of Online Players:No Online Multiplayer
Customization:Downloadable Content
Cast Credit
Dorian Hart Designer
Jonathan Chey Product Development
Robb Waters Artist
Michael Swiderek Modeler
Mauricio Tejerina Artist
Mauricio Tejerina Modeler
Nate Wells Concept Art, Level Builder
Alexx Kay Designer/Writer
Andrew Jones Performance Lead
Lorne Brooks Modeler
James Sharpe Modeler
Jean-Paul LeBreton Designer
Susanne Blakeslee Voice Actor
Jay Kyburz Acting Environment Lead, Level Builder
Ben Shore Artist
Ben Shore UI Art
Alex Boylan Level Builder
Ben Hutchings Animation
Brendan George Modeler
Dan Keating Modeler
Dean Tate Senior Designer And Artist
John Travers Modeler
Dan Kaplan Game Systems Programmer
Darren LaFreniere Animation Programmer
Chris Chaproniere Modeler
Scott Sinclair Art Director
Alyssa Finley Project Lead
Paul Hellquist Lead Designer
Shawn Robertson Animator
Emily Ridgway Audio Director
Chris Kline Lead Programmer
John Abercrombie Jr AI Programmer
Garry Schyman Original Muisc
Joe Faulstick Associate Producer
Ian Bond Programmer
Jake Etgeton Programmer
Joshua Downer Programmer
Hogarth De La Plante Acting Environment Lead, Level Builder
Grant Chang Animation
Jonathan Mangagil Animation
Stephen Alexander Effect Artist
Christian Marthinez Level Builder
Jamie McNulty Level Builder
Chad King Modeler
Joseph Yang Modeler
Laura Zimmermann Modeler
John Ahlin Voice Actor
Jane Beller Voice Actor
Anne Bobby Voice Actor
Blesst Bowden Voice Actor
Tony Chiroldes Voice Actor
Ken Levine Creative Director
Ken Levine Executive Producer
Greg Baldwin Voice Actor
Greg Baldwin Voice Actor
Ken Levine Creative Director
Ken Levine Executive Producer
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