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An atmospheric take on retro-futurism, this game should be loved just for the art direction alone, but will win you over with gameplay and everything else.

As of this day, Bioshock from 2K Games stands as one of the most important First-Person Shooters ever developed, and one of the first games to actually incorporate such things as quality art design, a smart, deep gameplay, and an atmosphere too believable to believe. Prior to its release, the game stood as a solid shooter bearing definite potential regarding the setting, but nobody was sure in anything else before it hit the shelves. From that moment on, developers understood that creating a symbiosis between action and role-playing can prove more than efficient if coupled with decent storytelling and just enough creativity. And Bioshock was the proof of it all.

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The gripping story holds a touch unlike any other: the events evolve around a last-century world where life is torn apart by the constant confrontation with the Soviet Union. Our hero, a nameless, silent man, supposedly living a successful life, gets unlucky enough to survive a plane crash in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. After diving out and discovering nothing other than fire and debris around, he hopelessly swims to a nearby beacon tower, and thus making the biggest mistake, or rather, the most important mistake in his life.

The beacon houses a Bathysphere, a mysterious mini-submarine which takes our hero to an unknown underwater city named Rapture. As the story develops, we learn that Rapture was created by a man called Andrew Ryan, a perfectionist dreaming of a utopia, an ideal world where politics and hierarchy would exist no more. After building this masterpiece of architecture, he made sure that it would remain a secret from the outer world. He invited only the most famous of scientists and their families to dwell in the wondrous town and help in its development, which resulted in a significant scientific breakthrough: the Plasmids.

Utilizing gene engineering, the scientists developed implants which would literally re-write the genetic code in a living being, allowing it to take control over the four elements, use telekinesis, hypnotize other people and more. These “temporary mutations” were “charged” by a substance known as EVE, which was sold throughout the city along with the Plasmids themselves, guaranteeing steady incomes and a stable economy. Little did Ryan know that even perfection backfires.

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The equal life was met by anger from common citizens. Civil wars erupted, hundreds were killed, thousands were thrown to jail, but soon utter chaos broke free. The overuse of EVE turned most of the dwellers into mindless Splicers seeking ADAM, a substance left after a person’s death. The city was plunged into a violent anarchy, and due to its complete isolation the world missed the creation and the downfall of the greatest city ever built.

As our hero descends into the now ravaged Rapture, he is welcomed by the magnificent underwater world, and as the Bathysphere stops, the horrors that lie beyond that magnificence. The city is half-destroyed, half-flooded, bodies are everywhere, futuristic technology is blinking around and seldom voices of the mad Splicers are breaking the terrifying tranquility. As he discovers a shortwave radio transmitter, he contacts the one and only sane survivor in town, a man named Atlas. With his help, he is going to fight his way through to Ryan and demand answers, eventually escaping the hellish city.

Though there is no significant development in the hero’s personality, the morality choices he makes and the overall Half-Life styled storytelling ensure deep bonding with the character. There are plenty of plot points and interesting situations to keep the oil burning, and multiple endings give even more motivation for a second playthrough. Bioshock is definitely THE winner of 2007’s most captivating storyline.

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The brilliance is continued with the gameplay itself. As I noted above, what we get is a smart fusion of quality FPS and a little bit of RPG. The core mechanics are simple: we move around, utilize upgradable weapons, and advance through the flooded city. The world is linear, with enough backtracking and multiple routes to make this seem like the opposite. Apart from the obvious action mechanics, there is a smart weapon upgrade menu, a tonic menu (skills and perks, in RPG language), hacking upgrades (there are guard bots and vending machines to hack via a simple connect-the-pipes mini game), and, most importantly, the Plasmids themselves.

Now, this mechanic is definitely number one of the innovations. Apart from switching weapons, we switch weapon types, or, to be more accurate, between weapons and Plasmids. Finding new Plasmids give you more mutation options, and there’s always an eye to keep out for an additional EVE hypo to keep the thing running. After finding a specific Plasmid, you basically “shoot” it. It’s not about the mechanic itself, it’s about the interactivity.

See, while electrifying an enemy merely stuns them; do this to a group of foes standing in a pool of flooded water and they’ll fry to death. Incinerate to ignite an oil leak and observe live barbecued Splicers. And similar combinations come in tons. It’s an extremely deep mechanic worth the exploration you will eventually do.

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The enemies we encounter vary from basic Splicers (enraged citizens with everyday items as weapons) to a unique mini-boss styled entity called the Big Daddy. After the chaos erupted, Andrew Ryan decided to do a quick clean-up and organized teams of Little Sisters and Big Daddies. Little Sisters were children, zombified by a parasite, driven to collect as much ADAM as they could. The Big Daddies, on the other hand, were developed specifically to protect them. The creature is an enormous walking bathyscaph with the parasite fused directly into the suit, sporting deadly weapons and generally being the perfect killing machine. While naturally neutral, if a Big Daddy is provoked by either harming him or his little companion, all hell breaks loose. Almost literally.

If you need ADAM, and you always need it, harvesting a Little Sister is the best option. But before doing so you must deal with the guardian. A provoked Big Daddy is basically an unstoppable bull charging to kill you, but with enough wits and smart Plasmid use he can be taken down. And that’s when you get to do the noted moral choice: Little Sisters can be killed to gain maximum ADAM, or you can choose to eliminate the parasite itself, thus getting much less of the precious element but ensuring a happy end to the child and the story itself (and yes, that’s as much as I’m going to tell you).

After understanding the way Bioshock’s world works, there is no going back from the constant experiments. Apart from a smart AI, the game possesses a working ecosystem. A special Plasmid turns some foes rouge and they attack their former allies, thus ensuring an entertaining spectacle or just buying you enough time to apply another medpack. There is a similar Plasmid which makes a Big Daddy think you’re a Little Sister. Do the math.

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Applying such an old-schooled touch to a primitive gameplay, 2K made Bioshock feel like one of the most ingenious compilations of game ideas ever. Delving deeper into the mechanic gives you more surprises, more ways to solve problems, both static and live. Got bored from a grenadier not giving you a moment to breathe? Use telekinesis to throw his grenades back at him. Big Daddy is a step away from a pool where you can bolt him? Pick up that teddy bear lying on the sofa, ignite it using a leaking gas tank and throw the improvised explosive in the giant’s face, toppling him backwards. Noticed a wired trap blocking your way? Carefully remove and place it somewhere more suitable for your pursuers. A Splicer will be off the water before you’ll change to Electrobolt? Freeze him with a matching Plasmid and cheerfully blast him to a million pieces. List goes on.

It is more than obvious that immersive gameplay along with a great story ensures decent atmosphere, not really needing additional upgrades. No sir: Bioshock possesses one of the most unique art directions ever applied to a video game, fusing a post-apocalyptic styled rubble and destruction with an architecture inspired from retro futurism (the way people thought of future technologies back in the previous century). Similarities with Fallout? Subtract the dirty gamma and add another layer of beautiful post-processing, plus a perfected Unreal Engine 2.5 running on DirectX 10, and there you go. That’s the way Bioshock looks, no more, no less.

The flawless style strokes the fact that the raw art design stands high for a 2007 game. But the pure graphical content has its flaws. Bioshock makes you see it as a polished world with the help of incredible lighting techniques and shading, but up close models look stretchy and textures can feel damp. Nevertheless, all the setting-necessary elements, like water, animation, level design and optimization are top-notch, not harming the atmosphere one bit, even reinforcing it.

There is an eerie charm to Rapture and its deserted, spacious rooms filled with overturned tables and spilled wine. The Plasmid catastrophe happened right on Christmas Eve, so expected decorations and an overall cheery feel to the now demolished city. You’ll even meet Splicers in carnival costumes wearing animal masks. All of the potential coming with the art direction was used to its fullest.

Mr. Bubbles, you’re no Mr. Personality

There are some complications regarding the audio side of the game, however. The mute hero is understandable: it’s a time-hardened decision if anything. The music is organic, harmonically fusing with the atmosphere, and background ambience will make you feel the depth and scale of Rapture. But the overdeveloped (exactly) characters bring an unwanted cliché to the shiny game. Atlas, for example, talks with a believable accent -- no pretensions to the actor himself -- but what’s with all those “Would you kindly”-s? Tolerable of course, but if you happen to be annoyed by it, it may as well spoil the immersion. There are similar problems with Little Sisters, always talking to their “Mr. Bubbles” about angels and butterflies. ALWAYS. Right to the end. As though noting the stupidity of the topic, the Big Daddies just growl indifferently and sadly glance at their rusting drills.

But there can be no argument to say that all of this doesn’t work perfectly together. There is a list of words fairly describing Bioshock as a whole, like: “Organic”, “Self-confident”, “Visually immersive”, “Soaked in atmosphere”, “Rewarding”, “Awesome”. Never has a game based on a generally (let’s admit this) silly story element made itself look so honorary and ingenious, polishing even that stupid-themed script to perfection and playing out an outdated setting so believably. Presenting one of the brightest examples of the reason people call gaming art: Bioshock.


As of this review’s publish date, 2K is already in deep development of Bioshock 2: Sea of Dreams, a direct sequel where a Big Sister will be introduced, and the “prototype” Big Daddy will be the main playable character. The game will also feature Multiplayer, entitled Bioshock: The Fall of Rapture, which will describe the events taking place before the first game from an unusual aspect. So why am I telling this. If you haven’t played Bioshock yet, do it NOW. Because soon you’ll have a much better sequel to attend to.

ESRB M Rating

Publisher: 2K Games

Developer: 2K Boston

Genre: Shooter

Release Date: August 21, 2007

Review Date: 15-09-2009

Numbers of Players: 1

Players Online: ---

Co-op: No


All BioShock reviews



A dazzling visual style is even more deepened by an outdated engine, nevertheless working at its fullest.



A standard FPS meets tiny bits of RPG and an interesting Plasmid mechanic, broadened by endless mini-games and power-ups.



The honestly silly story is pulled up by a rough tone and setting-inspired personalities.



Apart from some clichés here and there, the solid voice cast do their thing, and unique musical scores truly bring Rapture to life.



Simply the best representative of great games from all aspects, Bioshock has the best of it all: Gameplay, Graphics, Style, Setting. And the multiple endings don’t hurt either.