Bioshock [Download]

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Platform : Windows XP
Rated: Mature
DRM: STEAM
4.5 out of 5 stars 41 customer reviews
Metascore: 96 / 100
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Price: $19.99
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Platform: PC Download - Steam DRM
  • Downloading: Currently, this item is available only to customers located in the United States.
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  • ASIN: B0083VTEYQ
  • Release Date: August 21, 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #23,543 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
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Platform for Display: PC Download - Steam DRM
Steam keys worked fine. No issues with activation and download through Steam. Couldn't resist at this sale price. Another 2 games for the virtual stack.
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I saw this for 10 dollars and jumped on it, but in my excitement I clicked on PC Download rather then the Steam DRM option and bought it. I thought after the download it would give me the Steam code and when it didn't the red flag in my brain came up, I checked the order and found out what I had done and felt screwed, not that big a deal but I like my games in one place (Steam). I called customer support and not only did they give me a refund (which will be active in a few days), they gave me a 3 dollar discount to get the Steam key now since I didn't have another 10 dollars to spend. So now I have the Steam key and a refund! I have been waiting for this game to go on sale for a long time and now I finally have this great game for PC, Steam key worked just fine and is downloading now.

Love the support Amazon!
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It has historic context.
It has fun and addictive gameplay.
If you dig it, or get the many references (Andrew Ryan = Ayn Rand, author + creator of Objectivism), and learn from it while having fun.
Plus, like I said above, the game and story is FUN!
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Bioshock is one of the best games I've ever played. It's the creepiest game I've played since the original Silent Hill on PS1. The underwater city contributes to a claustrophobic environment. The enemies in this game aren't just mindless grunting zombies. You often walk in on them talking to each other, arguing or fighting with each other, working on some machine. Even though they clearly have a psychotic monster mentality to them, they still seem to go on about their business at times. It's creepy when they sing. Anything the Little Sisters say is especially creepy.

The art style is fantastic. Really good graphics for a game from 2007. And I enjoyed the music selection for the game. It gives age to a science-fiction style underwater city full of genetic experimentation. The best is when you turn on a jukebox and it plays "How Much is That Doggy in the Window" because it's so completely inappropriate for the setting. It just adds to the strangeness.

The game controls great. I'm not a big fan of first-person games, but climbing, jumping, pressing buttons, collecting items, and simple navigation like walking and crouching are all perfectly executed. Most enemies don't sprint around you, which makes it easy on the stomach for those who suffer motion sickness. I found the game to be more about slow exploration than fast-paced shooting.

There is a good variety of weapons and "plasmids" which are basically superpowers. You can easily switch between plasmid and weapon with the right mouse button. As in most games you can mouse-scroll to change weapons or click the corresponding number on the keyboard. There is a "damage research" system that lets you take photographs of enemies to build up research points, which turns into bonus damage as you complete the research tiers.
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I first played Bioshock on a friend's PC at a LAN event and was instantly won over, the story dragged me in and I bought it as soon as I was able. If you've played FPS games before you will not find the controls problematic and will be able to jump straight in. The ability to "splice genes" forms the core of the game, in terms of both story and gameplay. Gene splicing essentially grants you abilities such as being able to throw fire or ice. An underwater utopia, Rapture, has been constructed where people are free to augment their genes in any way they see fit. When you arrive, the utopia has fallen to wrack and ruin and the inhabitants that remain are heavily augmented and quite insane; they will attack you at the first opportunity. As you continue exploring the world of Rapture you will take many twists and turns and quickly learn that nothing is quite what it seems and that you can't rely on anyone.

Early on you are forced to decide between sacrificing a "Little Sister" to receive more ADAM, or save her, and receive less. Depending on the choices you make throughout the game, you will get different endings and different opportunities. For example, (SPOILER), if you save every single Little Sister, thereby depriving yourself of ADAM throughout the game, the Little Sisters will come to your aid throughout the game and make the final boss fight considerably easier.

Personally I think it is easily worth $20, but it is frequently on sale for $5 or less, or $10 in a pack with the sequel, Bioshock 2, so unless you have to have it right now, I'd suggest waiting.
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I bought this the first time it came out years ago at a heavily discounted price during a Black Friday sale and played it for a few minutes before relegating it to the garbage bin. After playing Bioshock Infinite earlier this year and enjoying it rather immensely, I came to the conclusion that maybe there was something woth playing in the first Bioshock after all, and this time, my assessment was correct. Bioshock is an old game and a short one - no question about it. But, it is a highly enjoyable experience nonetheless. It combines FPS and RPG elements in a novel way (somewhat like the Fallout series of games), and the story is draws you in deeply to the point where you don't want to let go. A haunting masterpiece that illuminates moral quandries in our own world through a juxtaposition between those who clamor for more technology in daily life and those who fear that unchecked technological advancement will only lead to mankind's great demise, Bioshock is not to be missed.
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