BioShock PS3 Reviews

More positive reviews for the PlayStation 3 port of Bioshock come from, who rate the game 9/10, rating lack of changes from the previous versions as one of them major detractors...
For example, the last quarter or so of the game hasn't been touched. Now don't worry, we won't spoil it for you (if you're a PS3 owner who's managed to keep your head in the BioShock story-free sand for the last 12 months then you deserve a Blue Peter badge), but what we will say is that it falls away quite considerably after the brilliant plot twist (if you saw it coming, you're lying just to look clever in front of your friends). Might 2K Marin, 2K Australia, 2K Boston and Digital Extremes (Dark Sector) offered an alternative, less disappointing finale?

And what of the game's graphics? As we've been repeatedly told by 2K Games senior producer Melissa Miller, the goal wasn't to improve upon BioShock's already astounding graphics, but to get them on a par with the 360 version. To our eyes both versions look nigh on identical. There's the odd poor quality texture here, the odd texture pop-in, as there was in the 360 version, but nothing that's going to make the PS3 massive send poo through 2K's letter box. Should the development teams have taken the opportunity to improve the game's performance, and even surpass the graphics?

Are we being unreasonable? Are we demanding too much? Perhaps. But then look at the incredible work Eden Games is doing reworking the PS3 version of the flawed Alone in the Dark. And there was a hell of a lot more wrong with that game than there was with BioShock. Still, it's a testament to the quality of designer Ken Levine's game that we can only come up with a couple of tweaks that might have improved one of the best games of 2007. There's absolutely nothing else we can think of that's wrong with the game. Nothing.
...and GameZone, who give it a 9.5.
BioShock took a year to get to the PS3 but the wait was worth it. This is a game that melds story and action, philosophy and insanity, gives pause for introspection while urging you along a designed course. It is the high-bar in the field, on one hand, but on the other, it creates its own genre.

Even if you are not the type that normally plays shooters, you owe it to yourself to see this game. It should be noted, though, that BioShock carries a Mature rating.