• Bioshock 2
86
Based on 39 scores, 52 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    21
  • Good:
    17
  • Average:
    0
  • Bad:
    1

Pros:

  • Combat balances tactics and outright chaos.
  • Excellent level design.
  • Enjoyable multiplayer.

Cons:

  • Story doesn't quite live up to the original.
  • Underwater sequences could be better.

Expert reviews and ratings

By TechSpot on -

A Few Years Later When we published a similar article based on the original BioShock, we found that few graphics cards at the time could provide playable performance using the high quality preset at 1600x1200 (1680x1050 is the widescreen version of t...

By The Lobe and Mail on -

BioShock 2 Set in 1960 within the labyrinthine confines of Rapture, a dystopian city built miles beneath the Atlantic, the original BioShock fascinated millions with its surprisingly cerebral story. Largely informed by the writings of American...

By Game Observer on 83

If you’re looking for that rare variety of shooter that offers a good story underneath all the gunfire, and you can stomach some ugly glitches, definitely give Bioshock 2 a go. While no announcement has been made, DLC seems unlikely, so it’s...

By LanOC Reviews on 90

The entire Bioshock series is a breath of fresh air into the first-person genre that's currently flooded with wartime settings. The campaign in Bioshock 2 is not only engaging, but builds upon a masterful storyline introduced and loved from the...

By Maximum PC on 90

Not as shocking as the first game, but still a worthy sequel The first BioShock managed quite a feat: It was that rare game that both opened and closed the book on a strange, new environment. For the most part, it left very few questions unanswered,...

By HEXUS.net on 89

As the sequel to BioShock, arguably the best single player first person shooter experience since Gordon Freeman hung up his HEV suit at the end of Half Life 2 and called it a day, Bioshock 2 has an awfully big pair of shoes to fill. Set ten years...

By ElectricPig.co.uk on 40

Thanks to the increased online connectivity of modern consoles and the proliferation of high-speed broadband networks downloadable content is becoming a bigger and bigger deal these days. While many publishers use this system to create fresh...

By AsiaOne on 90

THREE years ago, Bioshock was Digital Life's choice for Game of the Year.The good news is a second tour of the underwater city of Rapture is just as enriching, if not more dangerous, as before.Set eight years after the events of the first game,...

By Expert Reviews on 80

An accomplished game, with solid mechanics, luscious locations and a new multiplayer mode, but it’s a conservative update that lacks the impact of the original....

By HEXUS.net on 80

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By BrightHub on 100

Bottom line, Bioshock 2 is a must play whether you ever even touched the original. While there was heartburn in the fanbase about a sequel, 2K Marin has done more than enough to satisfy the tough critics. Rapture is again a joy to visit for...

By itreviews.com on -

A welcome return to the world of Rapture, even if this game never attempts to be anything more than an equal of what's gone before. 2K Games - Bioshock 2 price Buy Bioshock 2 securely online at a bargain price £39.99 inc. VAT Reviewed on: PC...

By TechCentral on -

While 2K Marin has gone the safe route on this one, BioShock 2 is still an extremely fun and entertaining first person shooter. Unlike the frenetic pace of games like Modern Warfare 2, BioShock 2 has periods when you can just walk around and admire...

By ThinkDigit on 100

Improves upon the original but not without introducing some nagging problems of its ownProsEngaging script and voice acting; Immersive game environment; Plenty of options for mayhem;ConsDifficulty balance issue; Controlling the game on the PC version...

By ExtremeTech on -

The 2007 best-seller BioShock must rank as one of the few (if not the only) first-person shooters in history to openly and unapologetically critique a political philosophy. Set in the Objectivist paradise of Rapture, a sprawling underwater city that...

By Hooked Gamers on 88

Rapture… arguably one of the most beautifully rendered game locations in gaming history to date. The Art Deco underwater city was a stunning setting to the original BioShock storyline. The story was original, and although the game itself could have...

By Gameplay Monthly on 75

GraphicsSame-old same old. Nothing has really been updated in the graphics, and for those who are visually stimulated more than anything else, this is a huge let-down. Yet in retrospect, we are visiting a place beneath the waves that some of us are...

By New Game Network on 83

BioShock 2 successfully proves that there is more to the original game than the introduction and exploration of the underwater city of Rapture. The game improves the combat and changes some of the mechanics to make the actual playing parts more...

By Bright Side of News on -

I am completely undecided about Bioshock 2. On the one hand I love the familiar look and feel of the game. The new AI is great and adds to the new combat capabilities of your character. The environment and game setting is well done and adds a sinister...

By The Buzz Media on 80

The only think that kept me from giving this game a higher score were either next-gen graphics/effects really making the game an eye-popping experience OR a more engrossing walk through the Rapture story.I also didn’t think Lamb was as solid a...