Bioshock [Download]

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  • Biologically mod your body with plasmids - genetic augmentations that empower you with dozens of fantastic abilities
  • Take control of your world by hacking devices and systems
  • Upgrade your weapons at Fire-For-Effect stations located through Rapture
  • Pick up materials in the city to modify them at U-Invent kiosks
  • Explore an incredible and unique art deco world hidden deep under the ocean, vividly illustrated with realistic water effects

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Platform: PC Download - Steam DRM

BioShock lets you do the impossible as you explore a mysterious underwater city. When your plane crashes, you discover 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. As little girls loot the dead, and biologically mutated citizens ambush you at every turn. Now you're trapped, caught in the middle of a genetic war that will challenge both your capacity to survive and your moral allegiance to your own humanity. Make meaningful and mature decisions that culminate in the grand question - do you exploit the innocent survivors of Rapture to save yourself - or risk all to become their savior?

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Supported OS:  Windows XP,Windows
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Product Information

Platform:PC Download - Steam DRM
ASIN B0083VTEYQ
Release date August 21, 2007
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4.5 out of 5 stars 47 customer reviews

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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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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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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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I bought this for my Xbox when it was released. Not really sure how many times I played through it, start to finish, but it has a great story and fantastic combat with sick looking graphics. Found this download for 5 bucks and got it for my new gaming computer. Played start to finish again!
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I was prompted to purchase this game after searching for a video game set in the 1940s, the time period of my favorite noir films. Bioshock is a gaming masterpiece which effectively captures the aesthetic and feel one would expect from the time period. The combination of thoughtful writing and superb voice acting contribute to a historically accurate setting which captures the player. The engaging playstyle is atypical of a first-person shooter, as the various combat mechanics, such as plasmids and tonics, make for a dynamic and refreshing play through. Also varying from the standard format of a first-person shooter, Bioshock's storyline is masterfully written to surprise and confound the player. The philosophical questions posed by the game will leave the player pondering long after putting down the controller. As a fan of film noir, I was greatly impressed by the game's attention to detail in creating a beautiful Art Deco environment. I highly recommend this game, to fans of the 1940s and all others.
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I only ever played BIOSHOCK Infinite prior to this so getting use to it wasn't as hard as I anticipated. Every move I took I did so with great trepidation. I won't play it in the dark!!! What a great way to explore while being linear enough to keep you heading in the right direction.

A must buy if you have the chance!
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This title will not respond in Windows 8.1 correctly, and it fails to work on QHD (1440P monitors) without crashing back to the desktop often. In order to play this effectively I found I had to switch resolutions in Windows 8.1 (and still some crashes). But, it's posted very cheaply, and for those who just want to look back at the history of this title, it's a decent buy if you can get it cheaply enough.
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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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