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BioShock 2

Rating: 18+ (BBFC)

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  No GAMEPAD Support !

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For lazy couch potatoes like me, who like to game on a HDTV or a projector with a wireless gamepad, this game is no good, as it does not support gamepads at all !

The developer company stated that they won't give any gamepad support for this title in the future.

The epic Bioshock 1 was a perfect game, this one I have pre-ordered and won't play, what a bummer...

Dimitris,
Athens, Greece

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  Not bad

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Its much the same as the first Bioshock, slightly better rendered textures graphics and lighting. But all the similar enemies, plasmids etc I found a bit repeatative. Plus although this game is very atmospheric and at times unnerving it isn't scary. maybe because I live for horror films and games. The first one had its jumpy moments but I fail to be unnerved by this game when you know you're a Big Daddy with a massive drill for an arm it seems to just shatter the whole atmosphere of the game for me cos you know that anything you come across will be not match for your character. Still its a nice enough game, yes its short but so are all games nowadays and if you want a long game people know full well to stick to RPG's.

  looks amazing thats it

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this game looks amazing but toke 5 hours to do no end boss all the same stuff from the first game was disaponted shame

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  bioshock 2 nutshell review

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First of all i'd just like to say that if you haven't played through the first Bioshock game to do so as soon as possible before you buy this otherwise you'l be completely unaware of where you are, what you are and pretty much just whats going on around you. The first Bioshock game was fantastic, and Bioshock2 is a very worthy sequal.

Without making any spoilers the game takes place years after the first, and essentially puts you in the shoes of a prototype 'Big Daddy', the hulking sea-diver/cyborg-like abominations from the first game. You are subject 'Delta', a big daddy who has broken free from the control of its master, and woken to find your 'little sister' is missing. The prototype that you are, you have a special lifelong 'bond' to your little sister, and one of the primary goals of the game is to evidently be re-united with yours and help bring down the new tyrant of Rapture, Sophia Lamb, in the process. The story isnt quite as involving and interesting as the first game, but is is nevertheless very well told and keeps you wanting to continue on through the action to reach the end. The combat however is vastly improved and you can now use plasmids (the various genetical enhancements gained throughout the game), along with various weapons both at the same time. There are some fun weapons to be had including a gatling gun, torpedo gun that pins enemies to walls, double barrelled shotgun and more. All of these weapons can be upgraded one upgrade at a time from specific upgrade stations along the way. Upgrades include clip size, damage increase etc, and when an upgrade is applied, the model of the weapon changes accordingly. E.g. increasing the ammo capacity of the shotgun applies 2 extra barrels on the sides of the shotgun which looks neat.

The graphics in Bioshock2 are on the same engine (the Unreal3 engine), but look much more glossy, detailed and refined than in the previous game. I am running this on a fairly average price Geforce GTX 260, a duel core Intel Core2 Duo, and 4GB ram yet im able to play on high settings, max resolution with no slowdown whatsoever.

The sound is also top notch. You can hear splicers (the deformed citizens of rapture) talking amongst themselves before being engaged, the weapons sound cool, the music builds good atmosphere etc etc.

I have yet to check out the multiplayer because im so caught up in the single player still, but have heard it is pretty generic and wont hold people for too long. But i wont acknowledge this as a credible fault since i only really got this for its engrossing singleplayer.

Overall this is an essential purchase for shooter fans who like a bit more to their games than mindless shooting or generic style shooters.

5/5

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  Bioshock 2 Review

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So far I have played through the first hour or so and already I am once again drawn into the world of rapture. The visuals are truly stunning. A large improvement from the first game. The game play has been updated heavily through the use of duel wielding plasmids and weapons. Overall feels great to play, i'm looking forward to playing through more. A brilliant buy for any fans of first person shooters or anyone who simply wants more from the first Bioshock game.

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  Guidline for Hardware

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not a Review.

Just a Hardware GuideLine. so people know what Technical Spec. the game requires.

System Requirements
Minimum:

OS: Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7

Processor: AMD Athlon 64 Processor 3800+ 2.4Ghz or better, Intel
Pentium 4 530 3.0Ghz Processor or better

Memory: 2GB

Graphics: NVIDIA 7800GT 256MB graphics card or better, ATI Radeon X1900 256MB graphics card or better

DirectX: DirectX 9.0c

Hard Drive: 11GB

Sound: 100% DirectX 9.0C compliant sound card or onboard sound

DRM Information: SecuROM offers unlimited activations on up to 5 PCs.

Recommended:

Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ Dual Core 2.60Ghz, Intel Core 2 Duo E6420 Dual Core 2.13Ghz

Memory: 3GB

Graphics: NVIDIA 8800GT 512MB graphics card or better, ATI
Radeon HD4830 512MB graphics card or better

Other Requirements: Initial installation requires one-time internet connection; Ability to save game, earn achievements, receive title updates and online play requires log-in to Games for Windows

LIVE; software installations required including Microsoft Visual C++2008 Runtime Libraries, Games for Windows LIVE client, Games for Windows LIVE Client Patch, Sony DADC SecuROM, Microsoft DirectX.

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