Game details

Game:
BioShock 2
AKA
BioShock 2: Sea of Dreams
Genre:
Shooter
Sub Genre:
First Person
Release Date (US):
February 9th, 2010
Release Date (UK):
February 9th, 2010
Players:
1-2
Online Players:
1
Developers:
2K Games
Publisher:
2K Games, Arkane Studios, Digital Extremes
Rating:
M [Mature]
PSU Rank:
138 of 1166 Games
PSU Rank on PS3:
126 of 0 Games
Additional Information:
Also available on Xbox 360 and PC

About BioShock 2

Sequel to the critically-acclaimed 2K production BioShock, BioShock 2 features Big Sisters, two-player co-op gameplay, epic boss battles, underwater play, and more.

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PSU Review Score
9.0
Avg. user review score:
8.0

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Summary

BioShock 2 is a worthy follow-up to the critically acclaimed odyssey in Rapture. While there is only a modest amount of updates, the game stands well on its own through a new and exciting story, online multiplayer, and tremendous presentation.

We like

  • How the story is presented through audio diaries, spray-painted messages, and flashbacks
  • The still intriguing world of Rapture
  • The new and exciting multiplayer

We dislike

  • Some of the missions are repetitive
  • While the story is told well, it is not quite as captivating and interesting as the first game

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Returning to Rapture is a lot like visiting Disney Land as an adult. It doesn't have that same awe-inspiring presence, the locals are still hostile and a bit tweaked, and while all the sites (and amusements?) are familiar, there's still a welcoming sense of nostalgia that makes the long lines worth the wait. Your first time visiting both was likely filled with excitement, intrigue, and mystery. But when you return, you already...

BioShock 2 News

  • BioShock 2's Minerva's Den DLC dated

    2K has super-glued a U.S. release date to BioShock 2’s Minerva’s Den DLC, confirming the narrative-heavy experience will hit PlayStation Network and Xbox LIVE Marketplace on August 31. With the self-contained Minerva’s Den, gamers hop in to the shoes of an all-new protagonist wh...

  • BioShock 2 single-player DLC detailed

    2K has confirmed that the final batch of downloadable content for BioShock 2 will take the form of a single-player experience known as Minerva's Den. Due out on PlayStation Network and Xbox LIVE Marketplace this fall, Minerva's Den casts players "in the role of an all-new character who has t...

  • New single-player DLC coming to BioShock 2

    2K Games revealed today Protector Trails, a new single-player focused add-on for BioShock 2. This DLC puts players back into the boots of a Big Daddy, defending his Little Sister against swarms of splicers. The content will be available on Aug. 3. "The team at 2K Marin has been working hard...

  • Feder: BioShock 2 was "successful, but not hugely successful"

    Take-Two has conceded that FPS sequel BioShock 2, although profitable, wasn’t quite as successful as it could have been. Speaking to VentureBeat, company boss Ben Feder commented, "We are in the business of creating huge franchises and launching hits. Even BioShock 2 is profitable for...

  • New details and screens for the upcoming BioShock 2 DLC

    2K Games has revealed some additional information and screens for the upcoming Rapture Metro Pack for BioShock 2. The pack, which was originally slated for release this week, has been delayed. We should have a better idea of the timing of the release shortly. Rapture Metro Pack includes six new m...

  • BioShock 2 moves 3 million units, GTA IV sells 15 million

    BioShock 2 has shipped 3 million units since it was released on February 9. That’s according to Take-Two sales figures released today for Q1 of fiscal 2010. The first entry in the BioShock series (originally released August 2007) has shipped 4 million units, bringing the franchise total to 7 m...

  • BioShock 2 getting 'extensive' DLC soon

    If you have already played through BioShock 2, you won’t have long to wait to have more content. 2K Games announced today an “aggressive post-launch downloadable content plan” for BioShock 2 to extend and enhance both single player and multiplayer experiences. The first DLC is ...

  • BioShock 2 box art revealed

    The box art for BioShock 2 has surfaced, and with it comes just what’d you expect – the crazy glowing eyes of a Little Sister and a brand new Big Daddy. There is also a healthy dose of water in the box art, emphasizing one of the key new elements in the sequel to 2007’s hit BioShoc...

  • BioShock 2 single player trailer

    2K Games has unveiled a brand new trailer for its upcoming shooter BioShock 2, focusing on the hotly anticipated sequel’s single player campaign. Check out the footage below, courtesy of the chaps at CVG. BioShock 2 takes place a decade after the events of the original game, with ...

  • BioShock 2 single player footage & info coming this week

    Spike TV’s Geoff Keighley has revealed that fresh info and footage on BioShock 2’s single player campaign will be released in the latest episode of GTTV this Thursday. Posting on his Twitter, Keighley stated, “Huge BioShock 2 episode of GTTV coming on Thursday. Lots of new singl...

BioShock 2 Features

  • Inside PlayStation Network - BioShock 2: Minerva's Den

    The digital delights of Sony’s scrumptious PlayStation Network service know no bounds. Aside from letting punters compete in online gaming, stream films, browse the Internet and more, its premier attraction rests in the copious supply of downloadable games ripe for the picking. From PSN exclus...

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