To ensure that the game wouldn't be put on the infamous list of BPjS/BPjM indexed games
, 2k Games released a slightly modified version of the game and the Collector's Edition
with only the German language on the disc in Germany. The changes include less blood, some changed cutscenes and no wounds on burned bodies. This version got rated "Not free for minors" by the German rating organisation USK.
The hacking mini-game (which can be performed on a variety of devices including safes, security cameras, item dispensers, robots, etc.) is basically a slightly altered version of Pipe Dream
According to Wall Street Journal
Take Two's shares increased by nearly 20% after early favorable reviews of BioShock
In Farmer's Market cantina, you can find a piece of cheese that resembles Pac-Man, even with the dots!
References to the game
was parodied in an episode of "Die Redaktion" (The Editorial Team), a monthly comedy video produced by the German gaming magazine GameStar. It was published on the DVD of issue 12/2007.
On August 24, 2007 2K Games released a 12 track compilation with songs from the orchestral score composed by Garry Schyman
. The compilation can be downloaded for free here: http://downloads.2kgames.com/bioshock/BioShock_Score.zip
One of the songs that were included on the Bonus EP in the Collector's Edition
, was made by Moby
. It's a remix of "Below the sea".
2K Games had to hire a water programmer and a water artist to implement the pools and the pouring water around Rapture. This involved modifying the Unreal 3.0 engine to create realistic water effects.
Information also contributed by
- Games for Windows Magazine
- March 2008 - #4 Game of the Year 2007
- December 2009 - Editor's Choice Award