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BioShock Infinite [Online Game Code]

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Platform: PC Download | Edition: Standard
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  • ASIN: B009SPZ11Q
  • Release Date: March 22, 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (795 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,954 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
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Set in 1912, BioShock Infinite introduces an entirely new narrative experience that lifts players out of the familiar confines of Rapture, and rockets them to Columbia, an immense city in the sky.

Players assume the role of former Pinkerton agent Booker DeWitt, sent to Columbia to rescue Elizabeth, a young woman imprisoned there since childhood. DeWitt will develop a relationship with Elizabeth, augmenting his abilities with hers so the pair may escape from a city that is literally falling from the sky. You will learn to fight foes in high-speed Sky-Line battles, engage in combat both indoors and outdoors, and harness the power of dozens of new weapons and abilities.

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BioShock Infinite is a first-person shooter like you’ve never seen. Set in 1912, players assume the role of former Pinkerton agent Booker DeWitt, sent to the flying city of Columbia on a rescue mission. His target? Elizabeth, imprisoned since childhood. During their daring escape, Booker and Elizabeth form a powerful bond -- one that lets Booker augment his own abilities with her world-altering control over the environment. Together, they fight from high-speed Sky-Lines, in the streets and houses of Columbia, on giant zeppelins, and in the clouds, all while learning to harness an expanding arsenal of weapons and abilities, and immersing players in a story that is not only steeped in profound thrills and surprises, but also invests its characters with deep emotional bonds.

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Vox Populi faction members freefalling through the airborn city in BioShock Infinite
A brand-new BioShock adventure set in the mobile sky city of Columbia.
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  • Immersive Story: From BioShock creators Irrational Games comes an all-new chapter of the BioShock story. The year is 1912 and you’re Booker DeWitt, a former Pinkerton agent with his life on the line. His mission: rescue the mysterious Elizabeth from the sky-city Columbia or never leave it alive. But why is everyone so afraid of a young girl?
  • A City in the Sky: The BioShock franchise leaves the depths of the ocean to soar among the clouds in the flying city of Columbia. A technological marvel, it’s a beautiful and vibrant world that has a very dark secret – a secret that not only threatens the existence of Columbia but could change Booker forever.
  • Sky-Lines: Using his Sky-Hook, Booker is able to dish out severe hands-on punishment and traverse the city’s hook points and Sky-Lines, turning them into weaponized roller coasters.
  • Tears: Your traveling companion Elizabeth is more than just a pretty face – she has the power to open Tears in time and space. Booker can use these Tears to shape the battlefield and turn the tide in combat by pulling cover, weapons, turrets, and other resources out of thin air.
  • Vigors: What would a BioShock game be without a variety of devastating powers surging through your body to be unleashed against all that oppose you? From throwing explosive fireballs and lightning to unleashing a murder of crows upon your victims, Vigors let you tailor your play style for maximum effect.
  • New Combat Experience: With deadly weapons in one hand and powerful Vigors in the other, you will fight your way through the floating city of Columbia to freedom. All the while you’ll be capturing zeppelins to destroy all onboard, riding Sky-Lines to launch devastating aerial attacks, and opening world-changing Tears to gain the advantage. You’ve never seen combat like this. Weapons, Tears, Vigors, Sky-Lines – every system in the game can be combined for devastating effect.
  • 1999 Mode: The player can unlock a secret version of the game called “1999 Mode” that gives experienced players a taste of the kind of design and balance that hardcore gamers enjoyed back in the 20th century.
  • AMAZING. Would you kindly play BioShock Infinite? Gameplay and the story combine for a majorly memorable shooter. 9.5/10" -

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Elizabeth being draged away by a mechanized captor in BioShock Infinite
Save Elizabeth & use her powers.
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Songbird swooping down in BioShock Infinite
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A Founders faction member about to attach to the Sky-Line handheld rail system in BioShock Infinite
Utilize the Skyline rail system.
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The mechanized Handyman opponent from BioShock Infinite
All-new mechanized enemies.
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System Requirements:


  • OS: Windows Vista Service Pack 2 32-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 DUO 2.4 GHz / AMD Athlon X2 2.7 GHz
  • Memory: 2 GB
  • Hard Drive: 20 GB free
  • Video Card: DirectX10 Compatible ATI Radeon HD 3870 / NVIDIA 8800 GT / Intel HD 3000 Integrated Graphics
  • Video Card Memory: 512 MB
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible


  • OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1 64-bit
  • Processor: Quad Core Processor
  • Memory: 4 GB
  • Hard Drive: 30 GB free
  • Video Card: DirectX11 Compatible, AMD Radeon HD 6950 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560
  • Video Card Memory: 1024 MB
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible

Initial installation requires one-time broadband internet connection for Steam authentication and Platform Update For Windows Vista (KB 971644 required on Vista only for DirectX 11); software installations required (included with the game) include Steam Client, Microsoft DirectX Runtime, Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2008 SP1, and Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2010 SP1.

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100 of 121 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Didn't Play BioShock 1 or 2 March 29, 2013
By R. Ung
Platform for Display:PC|Edition:Standard
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
The game struck me as entertaining, beautiful, and intense at moments. I absolutely love the storyline and have fallen in love with Elizabeth's character. It's true about what the others are saying about its length, but to be honest, it really completes the story within a reasonable amount of time. Story, story, story. I don't want a story to drag on longer than it has to but I was sad that it ended abruptly. But that happens sometimes, with a good movie or a miniseries, and you're just left in awe, about the experience you had just had with the movie/game/show. The visuals, the characters, the plot, will have a lasting impression on me. I love a good story and am glad to have played this game.

I think this game deserves all the 5 star ratings it has received. When people say, "It isn't worth $60," I think, look at all the time and effort the creators of this game have put into the details, the lovely animation, the character complexities, etc. This outweighs any minor aspects of the game, to me at least. Sure, I only ended up using Bronco, Jock, and Devil's fire thing, and the Carbine, Machine, and Hand Canon, but those are just aesthetics. The story, again, and characters, and the revelation of the game touched my heart. Cheese, I know, but it impelled me to write a review. My first review, in fact.

5/5. Played on Hard, 13 hours, exploring every corner of the game. I really wanted to experience everything it had to offer.
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27 of 32 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Visually and Acoustically Superb March 28, 2013
Platform for Display:PC Download| Edition:Standard|Verified Purchase
First off, this game was very hyped. We've literally been expecting it for "forever" (give or take a year), since we saw the first gameplay reveal what feels like so long ago, and boy did this game deliver... I mean I used the word "superb" in my title... I'm not the kind of guy who says "superb" at the drop of a hat.

Graphics 9/10 - This really utilizes the Unreal engine, which fits the style of the game and the overall feel. There was nothing in this game graphically to detract from the visuals except for poor wall textures in some of the dimly lit areas (developers may have gotten a little lazy there), for the most part the graphics were able to compliment and deliver the stunning visuals. I was also pleasantly surprised to find that the developers gave more visual options than most games do, allowing me to balance performance and graphics on a gaming rig that is starting to feel the pressures of age.

Visuals 10/10 - As I touched on in graphics, the visuals of this game are stunning. Every environment is unique, and if you enjoyed those feelings you got playing the first Bioshock -- wonder, scale, fragility -- you feel all of that in this game and some. Artistically, this game is a masterpiece, I couldn't find anything to take away from this game. Originally, when I saw the first gameplay footage, I was very concerned with how Elizabeth looked but they came through redesigning her to make her much less like a caricature (in fact they worked with a cosplayer who looked similar to their original design to make the character more realistic). I cannot overstate just how important it was that they did this, the original character modelling would have really detracted from the immersion of the game.

Sound 10/10 - The sound of this game will blow you away.
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85 of 116 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Breaking the trend March 27, 2013
Platform for Display:PC Download|Edition:Standard
First off, If you have the PC version and get occasional stuttering, make sure you set the following in the XEngine.ini (the one in My Documents\My Games\Bioshock Infinite\...\ folder, not the steamapps folder)

- texture pool size to a higher value (512 or 1024)
- Min and max framerate to 59 and 61
- background texture streaming to false (this one may or may not give you issues, so try it if the other two don't give you good results)

EDIT: *important* a commenter has stated that disabling background texture streaming has fixed the stuttering but at the same time caused a hanging at a load level screen. Keep this in mind if you are going to use this tweak, and if you do use it, please post a comment here as to its effectiveness. I havent encountered a problem myself, but YMMV

Now to the actual game....there are plenty of reviews here already that praise the hell out of it, so I'll save my breath and not repeat too much of whats already been said. But I wanted to say this and developers please take note: you don't need the newest game engine, uber-high res textures, and gimmicky physics (i.e. Crysis 3 brought to its knees by a swinging rope) to make a great looking game. Irrational/2K didn't spend their resources on live rendering individual blades of grass, tessellating every imaginable surface, and making anatomically accurate yet somehow emotionless faces. They gave us a work of art rather than follow the current trend of games making a desperate attempt to wow us by imitating the "real world". Who came up with the idea that FPS need to be totally void of imagination and artistic style, while at the same time require a $1000 GPU to run smoothly? I don't give a crap if I could see the individual eyelashes on an NPCs face; the novelty goes away in 5 minutes. Give me more games like Bioshock Infinite that let me forget about the real life for a few hours.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Very Different Than First Two November 20, 2013
By Corbin
Platform for Display:PC Download| Edition:Standard|Verified Purchase
If you loved the first two games (Or at least the first one) you will be very disappointed, the creepy eerie mystery of past games is all gone and replaced with a ho hum plot. Instead of surviving i felt like i was just playing an artistic Call of Duty, mostly run and gun tactics. However the visuals are very nice and like I said the story is OK at best. I really hope in the next game the series goes back to its roots, but considering how much praise this one got that will probably not happen. Bottom line if you're a die hard Bioshock fan, like me, play it but you may be disappointed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars awesome game
Liked the game very much
Published 12 days ago by Daniel
5.0 out of 5 stars I love the BioShock series and this one is the best ...
I love the BioShock series and this one is the best ever. Great graphics and story line. Cant wait to see what comes next.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Awesome! Came quicky! Game on!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars lots of fun.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Not Really a Game
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Published 1 month ago by S. Mcafee
5.0 out of 5 stars Great game
This is a great game love it the look and feel is just right
Published 1 month ago by robert
5.0 out of 5 stars worth buying
Great game, loved every minute of it.
Published 1 month ago by Tequan
5.0 out of 5 stars One Of The Best Experiences A Game Can Offer!
This is my favorite game of all time. I know there is a lot of hype surrounding this game. And for the first time, I think it's well deserved. Read more
Published 1 month ago by James
4.0 out of 5 stars Gorgeous Visuals and Sound Game Play Can Be Tedious
I'll caveat this review with a few disclaimers. I'm what the gaming community refers to as a "Noob" or better yet "Old Guy" that said I really don't know much of... Read more
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