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The PlayStation 3 version of BioShock is every bit as engaging as the Xbox 360 and PC versions released last year. The graphics and gameplay are nearly identical across the platforms, so there is little reason to choose this latest release over the other versions. However, this game should be experienced no matter which system is your favorite. The story in BioShock is dark and satisfying, something that will make you contemplate it long after you've put the game down. And though combat takes a back seat to the enthralling atmosphere, it's still extremely satisfying to combine your plasmid powers with traditional weapons. The lack of any meaningful new content is disappointing, but this is still one of the finest first-person shooters around and a game that simply should not be missed.
WorthPlaying gives the game a 9.2/10:
The one-year wait from PC and Xbox 360 to PS3 has done little to tarnish Bioshock. The story is still one of the best that the medium has seen, and the experience is still amazing, even to those who have played it before. With so many top-notch games available for the PS3 this year, it may be easy to overlook this title, especially since it is an older game. Doing so would be a disservice, however, as Bioshock will undoubtedly become one of the classic games that define this generation of gaming. Unless you have played it on one of the other consoles, get Bioshock.
HonestGamers gives the game a 9/10:
BioShock is a first-person shooter with so much atmosphere and such an intriguing plot that it plays like so much more. The Vita-Chamber mechanic takes away the challenge if you let it, but can't keep the game from being one of the greats.
And Gaming Age gives the game an "A":
If you haven't picked up Bioshock yet, it's time to stop waiting. I don't care if you're waiting for Resistance 2, 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 it first launched on the Xbox 360 and PC, 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.