• BioShock
96
Based on 29 scores, 35 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    28
  • Good:
    1
  • Average:
    0
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • Outstanding story.
  • Inventive gameplay.
  • Amazing level of character customization.

Cons:

  • Some minor bugs remain.
  • Disappointing frame rate in the final cut scene.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Game Observer on 93

As of this review’s publish date, 2K is already in deep development of Bioshock 2: Sea of Dreams, a direct sequel where a Big Sister will be introduced, and the “prototype” Big Daddy will be the main playable character. The game will also...

By Mac|Life on 100

BioShock lives up to the hype and is one of the best first-person shooters available for the Mac. The game runs solidly on both Leopard and Snow Leopard, and multiple difficulty levels and customizability add to the replay...

By BrightHub on 80

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By Yet Another Review Site on 90

Half-Life, System Shock 2 and Doom 3.Three games of the highest quality, and three games that Irrational – and this is no bad thing at all, provided you're happy to go along with the lack of obvious innovation – clearly draws heavily from...

By HardwareLogic on 86

For 10 hours I submerged myself into Andrew Ryan’s underwater dystopia of Rapture City. Does this hidden jewel have the game play to back up its looks? Would you kindly… read this review and find...

By Maximum PC on 100

Warning: This review contains spoilers! I’ve played thousands of games since I stomped my first Koopa in Super Mario Brothers—way back in 1986. Since then, I’ve played text games, 2D adventures, first-person shooters, simulations of...

By SiliconRepublic on

Of all the critics you are likely to encounter, gaming hacks tend to be the most prone to hyperbole. Bioshock, probably the most acclaimed game of the year, is a good example. Riding on such superlatives as ‘masterpiece’, ‘epic’,...

By Expert Reviews on 100

There arent many games that marry hitting people in the face with a wrench and intellectual pondering upon the nature of man. BioShock is the most important shooter in years because of it. On the surface, its a superior action game, allowing you...

By V3.co.uk on 100

A creative and gripping plot makes this a top contender for game of the...

By Bjorn3D on 90

Bioshock breaks new grounds in its underwater adventure through Rapture. Adding key elements like upgrades really add to the replay factor of this game. You can try different configurations and even experience different endings based on your...

By PC Pro on 100

Awesome visuals and a compelling, complex story make BioShock a major contender for game of the year. Few games could live up to this sort of hype. BioShock isnt just a great first-person shooter, its a landmark game - even, some claim, a true work...

By About.com on 100

Pros Exciting and compelling video game storytelling. Graphics, graphics, graphics. Game play options have great variety of weapons, special powers, and abilities. Cons Some nasty bugs surface on various PC configurations. Mo Multiplayer mode....

By Gameguru Mania on 100

BioShock(hx) 09:18 AM EDT - Sep,17 2007 Developed by 2K Boston/2K Australia (previously Irrational Games), BioShock is a first-person shooter set in the fantastically unsettling city of Rapture, a metropolis built under the sea by the megalomaniacal...

By Tech2 on 90

There are times when you look forward to a game so much, that by the time you actually get your hands on it you’re far too afraid to play it for the fear of being disappointed. BioShock was one of those games for me. After playing Irrational...

By Game Chronicles Magazine on 100

Whether you purchase the PC version or the Xbox 360 game you will be in for a treat for all the senses. BioShock is on the same par as those great classic films that have won awards for years and this one will for the video game industry. The...

By GameZone on 95

Several years ago, Irrational Games debuted a series of computer games that would go on to become some of the highest-rated games ever to hit the PC and garner a huge following. System Shock and its sequel have been on countless “Best Games of All...

By Expert Reviews on 100

Be afraid. Be very afraid. More afraid than that. By no means totally original, and in some ways pretty sick, but its awfully well done. This is one of those games that changes the perception of what games should do. BioShocks story unfolds in...

By nV News on

Based on feedback in our BioShock performance discussion thread, the GeForce 8800 Series of graphics cards is delivering better than expected performance in the "genetically enhanced" 3D action shooter from 2K Games. Since BioShock does not feature...

By PC Advisor on 100

BioShock comes along at a time when big-budget games are becoming an almost disposable form of entertainment. You play them through once and put them back on your shelf to gather dust, forgotten. In the end, most of those games don't matter....

By Tom's Hardware UK on

Ken Levine and his team at 2K have toiled away to produce a behemoth of a game in Bioshock, an experience that fuses the strengths of several genres to produce an awe-inspiring experience. Players venture through the underwater city of Rapture,...