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To put it simply, BioShock is a brilliant game; one that sets the proverbial benchmark not only for first-person adventure titles, but also for all future games to come. And this is no flashing visit, with your stay in Rapture easily reaching 20+ hours if you don't rush through. But it's not just the fact that BioShock is a real looker, or the fact that as a first-person shooter alone it stands up to all of its competitors; it's the thought and craftsmanship that went into realising Rapture, its emotionally-jarring denizens and its compelling and seamless narrative that pushes you willingly forward from chapter-to-chapter.
The second is at Totally 360 with a perfect score of 10/10:
Summing up and as you may have guessed Bioshock is huge and even with my twenty-five hours and then some, worth of play I would state that there will certainly be areas that I had not found yet. This is a deep, deep game and it will suck you in, and even though around about now would be the time for me to moan and groan about problems with the game, I pretty much never found, experienced or grimaced over anything. Certainly it might be a painful point to some that Bioshock does not have any Xbox LIVE Multiplayer modes but quite frankly the polish on this game makes for a cracking single player game and enough to stand proud as a pure single player experience. Which. well. only leaves me with the fact that the game does have that sometimes feeling of you constantly moving from A to B, kill said enemy before moving off again to the next enemy. but what game doesn't? The difference with Bioshock is that it never once became boring and the use of mixing weapons and plasmids makes for some pretty spectacular battles. This game rocks enough said!
The third is at TweakTown with an overall score of 9.5/10:
The atmosphere, the story, the unique execution of the gameplay, the fact it never feels like a console port; everything on offer here is top notch 'PC Game of the Year' grade stuff that, like the System Shock series before it, should be in every PC gamer's collection. The difference this time around, however, is that thanks to the efforts of 2KGames and the more pre-release aware gaming world we live in, BioShock has a real chance of actually achieving this. If there is a game out there seeing release in 2007 across any genre that can top this truly spectacular unique experience, then we may have the best year ever for PC gaming on our hands, because BioShock is really just that good. There is some room for improvement for any future sequel to make this series truly epic, but make no mistake, you must go and get BioShock, even if it means a stop by the PC store for an upgrade first.
And the fourth is at Bit-tech.net with no overall score:
BioShock is, quite frankly, one of the best games I've played in a long time the story is awesome and is put together in a way in which everything you do, or hear, is relevant in some way or another.