Game details

Sub Genre:
First Person
Release Date (US):
October 21st, 2008
Release Date (UK):
October 17th, 2008
Online Players:
Irrational Games
2K Games
M [Mature]
PSU Rank:
34 of 1166 Games
PSU Rank on PS3:
32 of 0 Games
Additional Information:
Also available on PC and Xbox 360; Contains Home support

About BioShock

BioShock is the "genetically enhanced" first person shooter that lets you do things never before possible in the genre: turn everything into a weapon, biologically mod your body with plasmids, hack devices and systems, upgrade your weapons and craft new ammo variants, and experiment with different battle techniques. You are a cast-away in Rapture, an underwater Utopia torn apart by civil war. Caught between powerful forces, and hunted down by genetically modified “splicers” and deadly security systems, you have to come to grips with a deadly, mysterious world filled with powerful technology and fascinating characters. No encounter ever plays out the same, and no two gamers will play the game the same way.



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Despite being over a year old, Rapture shines through the dark sea like a lighthouse on a foggy night. 2K Games has delivered on its promise in providing PS3 owners with an equally impressive port as the original.

We like

  • Visually mesmerizing
  • Unique gameplay experience
  • A story worth living

We dislike

  • Framerate hitches
  • Collision detection can prove frustrating

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Game of the Year. Immersive storyline. Incredible art direction. Stunning visuals. Unique gameplay. These are just many ways in which one may extol the qualities of 2K’s universally praised aquatic FPS, BioShock. Following months of speculation, 2K Games has finally brought their award winning title to Sony’s PlayStation 3 console, inviting you into the infamous failed underwater utopia known as Rapture. Despite in...

BioShock News

  • BioShock: Ultimate Rapture Edition announced

    BioShock: Ultimate Rapture Edition, a bundle featuring the original underwater FPS and its sequel, will be released for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on January 14, 2013, 2K Games has announced. Coming to International territories at a later date, Ultimate Rapture Edition features not only both accl...

  • BBFC outs BioShock: Ultimate Rapture Edition

    2K looks set to release a meaty BioShock: Ultimate Rapture Edition in the U.K. at some point, according to a listing on the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC). The pack offers BioShock and BioShock 2 complete with all previously-released downloadable content. It’ll carry an 18 cert...

  • BioShock: Infinite on PS3 will include BioShock 1

    Irrational Games has announced that the original BioShock will be included with the PlayStation 3 version of forthcoming shooter BioShock: Infinite. BioShock was originally released for Xbox 360 and PC back in 2007, before 2K Marin ported the game to Sony’s flagship home console the followi...

  • Let this fan-made BioShock movie trailer tide you over

    The BioShock movie has been talked about for some time now, and with rumor after rumor pouring in every so often, we'd thought it would be nice to trickle a little bit of Bio-goodness to you via this fan-made teaser trailer. Check it out below. Sure, it’s nice to see a splash o...

  • Ken Levine has 'no burning desire' to have BioShock film made

    BioShock father Ken Levine has admitted he doesn’t have a major desire to see a movie adaptation of his acclaimed horror-shooter get off the ground just for the sake of it. Speaking to IndustryGamers, Levine issued an update on the project, commenting,  “We got very close to having...

  • BioShock novel dated

    Titan Books has super-glued a July 19 release date to its upcoming BioShock novel. Titled BioShock: Rapture, the book features a story penned by John Shirley (who previously worked on the novelisation of Doom), and is set before the events of the first game in the critically-acclaimed 2K series. ...

  • Experience the BioShock and Dante's Inferno soundtracks live

    If you're into video game soundtracks, you might want to get along to the Plaza del Sol Performance Hall, California State University Northridge on May 9, 2011 where the Media Composition and Studio Ensemble full orchestral will be performing the music from BioShock, BioShock 2 and Dante's Inferno...

  • BioShock film still "an active thing," says Ken Levine

    BioShock mastermind Ken Levine has confirmed that a movie adaptation of the underwater shooter is still on the cards, though conceded it is impossible to determine when – or indeed, if – it’ll actually happen. Chatting with the folks at DC radio station 106.7, Levine commented, ...

  • BioShock movie may get new director

    The BioShock movie seemed to come to a screeching halt when studio executives decided to find a cheaper place to shoot the film and a new director. According to a report from Variety, it appears Universal Pictures is negotiating with Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, the director of zombie flick 28 Week...

  • Universal puts BioShock film on hold

    According to Variety, the forthcoming movie adaptation of BioShock has run into a bit of a pickle, with the project having been put on hold following Universal Pictures raised concerns over the film’s budget. The film had already entered pre-production stages, though things have grind to a ...

BioShock Features

  • BioShock PS3 Interview

    As PlayStation 3 owners prepare for their inaugural descent into Rapture later this month, PSU decided to catch up with developer 2K Marin to acquire some last minute details on this hotly anticipated project. Our interview was conducted with fellow 2K Marin programmer, Jake Etgeton. - - - - - - - ...

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