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Developer(s):

2K 2K Marin Irrational Games

Publisher(s):

2K

Release Date:

8/28/2014

Genre(s):

Action FPS
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BioShock is the genetically enhanced first person shooter that lets you do things never before possible in the genre: turn everything into a weapon, biologically mod your body with plasmids, hack devices and systems, upgrade your weapons and craft new ammo variants, and experiment with different battle techniques in an incredible and unique underwater city. You are a cast-away in Rapture, an underwater Utopia torn apart by civil war. Caught between powerful forces, and hunted down by genetically modified ?splicers? and deadly security systems, you have to come to grips with a deadly, mysterious world filled with powerful technology and fascinating characters. No encounter ever plays out the same, and no two gamers will play the game the same way. BioShock is loaded with some of greatest, most modifiable weapons to ever blast their way into a shooter. But guns alone won?t be enough to defeat the devious AIs of Rapture. There are literally hundreds of other strategies players can use to take out his enemies.

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Well, obviously this had to be done. Bioshock is a beautiful iShooter, but unfortunately the controls are absolutely horrible. Here we have one of the best FPS games on iPad. This tells a sad story of a genre that’s totally wrong for the platform. [Oct 2014]
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Only recommended for those who haven’t played the game on PC or console. The iOS port is good, but if you’ve played the original Bioshock before, you’ll feel like something’s missing.
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Bioshock for iOS isn’t perfect, and I can understand the hesitance from those that may have already played it before. But for newcomers, it’s still an experience that needs to be taken.
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In my opinion, the original BioShock is a nearly flawless experience. It’s lacking only in a few gameplay elements that were later introduced in BioShock 2, such as dual-wielding. But in being translated to iOS and touchscreens, it loses a lot more. I
70

Bioshock isn’t at the same level on iOS as other platforms, but it still delivers quite an immersive experience that makes the iOS platform a better place. It’s worth picking up for the premium price if you haven’t played Bioshock before even with subpar controls, and graphics for the involved, and intense experience to partake in.
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We're still a ways off from perfecting mobile controls, it appears, and while the core product is still as engaging as ever, it needs some tweaking as far as its transition to mobile. Still, if this is the only feasible way you can experience the game, take the plunge.
60

Bioshock is a marvel of intelligent storytelling, creepy atmosphere, and stunning world design. You get all that in this iOS port, but not without compromise.
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Do you love Bioshock? Have you always wanted to be able to play it on the go? Well then your prayers have been answered. More or less.
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The bottom line is that BioShock for PS3 is just as good as it always was. The game is a masterpiece that deserves to be experienced by everyone who calls themselves a gamer. If you have already been through the vistas of Rapture there is little here to warrant a return visit, however if you have managed to remain closed off from the story it is definitely worth the trip. The PS3 iteration is by far the most complete account and the promise of future DLC is intriguing to say the least. If you have not played this game there is certainly no excuse for you to miss out now.
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In an industry where frankly terrible stories are too often praised simply for having a vaguely coherent beginning, middle and end, it would be wrong to dwell too much on the minor inconsistencies of a story with so much pathos and subtext, told in such an inventive manner. That this story comes wrapped in a gripping and satisfying action game which offers an astonishing array of ways to play is more than enough to justify BioShock's status as a standard bearer for next generation gaming.
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