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BioShock is a triumph, an absolute masterpiece that needs to be played by anyone with the slightest interest in gaming. It's a high-water mark not just for the FPS genre, but for the hobby in general. Since it's set at the bottom of the sea, it's perhaps ironic to say that it's the kind of game you want to soak in from start to finish and then play all over again. In the world of videogames, there's nothing to be more proud of.
The second is at Elite Bastards with an overall score of 9/10:
It isn't the second coming, it isn't the best game ever, it might not even be the best game of 2007 considering some of the competition on the horizon, but that doesn't stop it from being a fantastically engaging and entertaining example of its genre.
The third is at Gaming Age with an overall score of "A":
If you haven't picked up Bioshock yet, it's time to stop waiting. I don't care if you're waiting for Halo 3, or until you can find the time to play it -if you've got the money, you owe it to yourself to buy this game. Not because I've recommended it, or because it's been critically-acclaimed since months before it hit stores, but because you own a game console to enjoy video games. Bioshock wasn't meant to be enjoyed, though. I'm sick and tired of developers claiming their games are immersive and interactive when all they meant was "buy it please", and even more weary that this recycled terminology can't hardly ever come close to meaning what the words stand for. This is why it is monumental and difficult at the same time for me to try and explain how this game is very much both of those things. It's something I didn't feel was possible, but you won't believe it until you play Bioshock, and by that time, you will have experienced it yourself and understand what I meant.
And the fourth is at CheatCodeCentral with an overall score of 4.8/5:
Ultimately, Bioshock is a blast and probably the best game I've played this year. Some of Bioshock's storytelling techniques are unprecedented and will perhaps set a new standard for storytelling excellence in gaming. It doesn't hurt that Bioshock's great story is framed by incredible visuals and solid controls as well. Overall, Bioshock is a game that you don't want to miss out on unless you're easily spooked.