Thursday, August 09, 2007

Bioshock Review

Average Score from 13 Reviews 98.5%

Reviews so far
warning! Full reviews will have spoilers

Official Xbox Magazine (UK) 100/100
"Amazingly written and beautifully constructed, it's a complete emotional rollercoaster which we can't drawn any parallels with...You'll be playing this game for months to come, exchanging story elements to build up the bigger picture, and arguing about what it all means."

Eurogamer Review 10/10
"It takes the tired, worn-out FPS genre by the scruff of the neck, reinvents and bends it out of shape in such a breathtaking fashion that it's going to take something very special to top this in the months and years ahead."

Gameinformer 10/10
"It’s ingenious, enthralling, and a masterpiece of the most epic proportions. In terms of delivering chilling atmosphere, dynamic combat, and startling revelations, games just don’t come any better than BioShock."

Gametap 10/10
"BioShock is one of the few games that I’ve reviewed in my entire career that I feverishly want to go back through and play again"

1up 10/10
". . . . . an experience that's richly and utterly complete, and one that engages the player in a constant dialogue, BioShock is virtually unassailable."

Games Radar 10/10

"A mesmerising masterpiece of horror, the only glaring weakness we can find in BioShock is that it may be too unusual, too original, too artistic and too genius to be embraced by the general public"

GamePro 5/5
"It leaves its mark on a genre that has its fair share of memorable titles and it does it with style and panache. It is easily one of the best games of the year"

Gamespy 5/5
"An unparalleled achievement. No other game comes even remotely close to it in terms of raw emotional connection." A
"There's nothing which will make you ever want to stop playing; you'll simply curse under your breath and get on with killing Splicers and hunting Little Sisters."

IGN 9.7/10
"BioShock stands as a monolithic example of the convergence of entertaining gameplay and an irresistibly sinister, engrossing storyline that encompasses a host of multifaceted characters. This is an essential gaming experience."

Teamxbox 9.5/10
"It's inventive and entertaining, with a number of twists and unexpected situations that'll have you on the edge of your seat...It's rare to find a game that has both quality in its engineering and quality in its gameplay."

PC Gamer (UK) 9.5/10 ( as upped on games radar)
"Succeeds so Stunningly on three fronts: narrative, emergence, and a sense of place. If another game did just one of these as well as BioShock, it would immediately qualify as a classic. When a game comes along that does all three, we can only be baffled and thankful."

Xbox World 360 9.4/10
"It's a gruelling game of resource management, and as the ammunition dries up, you end up having to improvise. And more often than not, Bioshock will reward you heavily for thinking outside the box."

Average Score from 13 Reviews 98.5%

Due August 21st in US and on shelves for 24th in Eu

Bioshock Walkthrough links
Unlock Hidden Hard Mode in Xbox 360 Demo
Bioshock Artbook PDF for Free Download
Bioshock Faceplates on ebay
Xbox360 demo mini review on Pro-Gamer

see all "Bioshock posts"on elderly gamer

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TheTimeRunner said...

To tell you the truth, I haven't even considered nor kept up with the info in regards to this game. For it to get a 100/100 isn't something to sneeze over. Time to stop wondering, I better read up about it.

The Elderly said...

yep 100/100 makes me sit up.. which is getting more painful by the passing year.......I didn't sneeze... alright own up who sneezed.....?

gnome said...

I want it. And an Xbox to play it on.

The Elderly said...

(sits down and writes letter to Microsoft...)

Dear whoever

I know a Gnome, a kind and gentle soul, orphan and abandoned at a very young age, in a cold and dark forest in.....

.....more deserving than any other Gnome....

...see it in your power to give him an xbox 360...

thank you


ps if you've got a extra Bioshock game lying around anywhere... I'll be glad take it off your hands.. sir!

DEITRIX said...

YES!!!!! I've been holding out for a long time for a good game.
I will be getting this.

Payday is next week too!

The Elderly said...

game arrives 24th here, payday is 27th... (looks at padlocked credit card....) ...but temptation is too great...

Ross said...

Thanks for putting my demo impressions up there, Elderly. This game currently has a 99% average on Game Rankings - could it end up being the best rated game of all time? Only time will tell.

The Elderly said...

your welcome Ross, it was a well written review, just enough to whet my appetite

at the rate bioshock is going only Halo could end up knocking it off top spot on the critics charts... I've never witnessed scoring like this before.....

FUNNYMAN said...

If you're a first person shooter fan, you will like this game.

The Elderly said...

shooters, racers and adventures.. hooked i'm afraid......

El Burritoh said...

It is hard to believe the quality level of this game. It fully deserves its high marks.

I don't expect any game this season to compete with the experience Bioshock brings to the world of single-player games. And that includes Halo 3's Campaign (about which I am giddily excited!).

2K has found a formula for creating an FPS that redefines the genre by blending it with others. The result is a revitalizing game that reminds me of the early years of gaming, when creators were still coming up with truly new ideas.

My congratulations and thanks to 2K.

The Elderly said...

(stands and applauds....) ace!... sigh! wish i could write like that...

SoulLessOne said...

after playing the demo for months i have finally gotten this game, My life involving the outside world is over for a few months i believe lol

Anonymous said...

Graphics and storyline are excellent however there is a lot lacking from this title. The gameplay is nothing exceptional for starters, although fighting the big brothers can be entertaining. Collecting eve the entire time is a pain in the ass and some form of regeneration would have improved this aspect. Hacking devices proved to be interesting at first, but got old very quickly. Although some novelties were introduced, the structure was the same as any other FPS and I was soon bored by it. This game was an extreme failure in my eyes as it only (just) kept me entertained for 2 hours before it was destined for the scrap heap.