Set approximately 10 years after the events of the original BioShock, the halls of Rapture once again echo with sins of the past. Along the Atlantic coastline, a monster has been snatching little girls and bringing them back to the undersea city of Rapture. You are the very first Big Daddy as you travel through the decrepit and beautiful fallen city, chasing an unseen foe in search of answers and your own survival.
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Customer Reviews for Bioshock 2 Limited Edition
Review 1 for Bioshock 2 Limited Edition
I wonder.... FellSeraph
I can only hope this sequel lives up to the lofty standards of the original. I'm a little worried that very few members of the original Bioshock team at Irrational Games (Branded 2K for the game) are involved in this product. When asked, Ken Levine (Project Director for Bioshock) declined to consult on the sequel. That being said, 2K games has a very solid reputation for making good or even great games, and the original Bioshock engine will allow them to recreate the mechanics quite easily. I just worry that even with 4 different studios working simultaneously on this project worldwide, the story exposition and the cohesiveness of the overall environment may suffer, which was one of the greatest achievements in all of gaming. I'm sure the art style and visual quality will be astounding, but this truly is such a small part of the equation overall. The team at Irrational is famous not for graphics, but for the overall quality of the world and story which nearly all their games share. Play System Shock 2 or Deus Ex to see what I mean. All that said, I still have high hopes for Bioshock 2, and I will be buying it one way or another (Multiplayer Rapture for the win!!!!). Post-Note: I wonder if this game will include the same dystopian theme which ran throughout the first game and had so much in common with the works off Ayn Rand. By the way, for an even greater appreciation of the original, read "Atlus Shrugged" by Ayn Rand and replay the original, imagining the ways characters like the Taggarts or Hank Rearden might have shaped the city. You won't look at it the same way once you're familiar with the common thematic elements which define both the game and the works of Ayn Rand, one of the 20th Century's most poignant contemporary authors.
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Review 2 for Bioshock 2 Limited Edition
Need some B shock
Vice city, the game that had art deco and Violence, there where none like it until Bioshock, beautiful neon colors...scary? when i played Bioshock i was changed in the gaming world, it wasn't just a normal FPS it was a new breed that many games have been copying, Fallout and Blorderlands did a decent job, but i dont think you can get any better unless you make Bioshock 2. I am looking forward to this game so much, the wait and suspense is driving me crazy, Becoming a Big Daddy is incredible and all the new features the game has just makes it a keeper. Ive played the original Bioshock just as many times now then i have Super Mario Nes. BIOSHOCK 2 HURRY UP!!!
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Review 3 for Bioshock 2 Limited Edition
I'm Getting Pumped!!!
Wow I'm getting excited for this game! The only other game I had expectations like thie for were MW2, which all were blown away, and I'm sure that will happen again here. Bioshock boasted great visuals and art style, along with great characters and storyline. But most importantly, the gameplay elements were so unique and varied, that Bioshock will be remembered for a long time. I can't wait to see where the franchise will go with this game!
Review 4 for Bioshock 2 Limited Edition
A very promising sequel.
I've played the first Bioshock on the Xbox 360, and I was blown away. The gameplay, graphics, setting, and story was immensely satisfying to experience. I've been reading into and listening for news on Bioshock 2, from the new story to the new multiplayer component. If this next game is at least half as good as the first one, then I'm going to set 1970's Rapture as my next destination.