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5.0 out of 5 stars Different DRM on Steam., May 21, 2010
This review is from: BioShock (Video Game)
I bought this from Steam a couple of weeks ago after avoiding it and other titles due to the DRM. The SecureRom debacle punishes the paying consumer while giving the pirates what they've always got, and the software companies are shooting themselves in the feet by employing it. I've been waiting a while after the initial release of most games, and then picking them up on Steam for a fraction of their price.

From what I understand, the Securom on the steam version does not rely on disk checks but it still authenticates with the servers and has a 5 activation limit.

That said, this game is great fun. The graphics, atmosphere, and controls are top-notch. The plot is compelling, and there was a lot of effort put into detail in making this game successful. I highly recommend playing it.
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Initial post: Feb 28, 2011 2:06:31 PM PST
Snowplow says:
Completely incorrect. The Steam version DOES install the Securom DRM rootkit just like the DVD version, it just doesn't do the check for number of times installed - a big gripe with the gaming community. Do your research next time.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 1, 2011 5:02:02 AM PST
HazMatte says:
I stand corrected...which is fine. But, be a bigger #$@* next time.

Posted on Oct 28, 2012 12:59:19 PM PDT
H.Le says:
It's true that, originally, Bioshock on Steam contains both SecuROM and Steam DRMs. However, after the PR disaster that EA experienced with SecuROM and online limited activation, 2K had removed SecuROM from the Steam version. Currently, the Steam version has Steam DRM only.

Posted on Jan 15, 2013 10:48:50 AM PST
J. Smith says:
So everybody here knows what they're talking about, I got recommended to buy this game by a lot of friends. Should I buy the regular PC version or should I get the steam DRM version?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 15, 2013 11:40:55 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 15, 2013 11:44:59 AM PST
HazMatte says:
It is $20.00 on Steam right now. I would either wait for another Steam sale or buy this on Amazon: BioShock and Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Bundle - PC

You get both Oblivion and Bioshock for $10. I *think* this is DRM free.
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