BioShock

released on Aug 21, 2007

BioShock is a horror-themed first-person shooter set in a steampunk underwater dystopia. The player is urged to turn everything into a weapon: biologically modifying their own body with Plasmids, hacking devices and systems, upgrading their weapons, crafting new ammo variants, and experimenting with different battle techniques are all possible. The game is described by the developers as a spiritual successor to their previous PC title System Shock 2. BioShock received high praise in critical reviews for its atmospheric audio and visual quality, absorbing and original plot and its unique gaming experience.


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I went into this thinking I'd enjoy it less than I did. I didn't know the plot-twists, I didn't know the world, I didn't even really care till about an hour in. It's a game that still holds up surprisingly well with terrific voice acting, serviceable shooting, fun superpowers and a world that pulls you under the surface (pun intended) It's still worth playing. (The original that is not that godawful remaster) Off to the 2nd game!

This game made me a Conservative.

Very cool experience. Addictive even. The setting and atmosphere are, of course, great, and what makes the game so unique in the first place. The combat is fast paced and frenetic, the variety of styles and upgrades make fighting the standard splicers more interesting, hacking is usually good, sound mixing is chaotic enough. The story is interesting but It's common knowledge that the last 1/4 is not as good as the rest, mainly because of how lame and rushed the final boss and cutscene are, and the basic morality system doesn't help. Didn't get the Vita Chambers as well, why bother when you can just reload a save file at any moment. I would marry the soundtrack if I could.

Wow. The atmosphere. Just wow. Holds up extremely well for a 17 year old game. My only criticisms would be that it goes on for a little too long (did we really need an escort quest at the end?) and the Vita-Chamber system kinda robs the encounters of some of the tension. Nevertheless, the atmosphere, environmental storytelling, solid shooting and plasmid mechanics and fantastic audio design make this an absolute classic.

I hate shooters and I absolutely loved this game, nothing else should be added. Never experienced anything as inmersive as this. The story is also exquisite. The final boss sucks but I don't really care, the entire way there was more than worth it.

PS: I forgot to mention that the music in this game is INSANELY good

Me arrependo demais de ter jogado ele muito tardiamente, foi uma experiência magnífica de um jogo que envelheceu muito bem, história muito densa e chamativa