BioShock Reviews (PlayStation 3)
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Sci-Fi Online (2008)
Ultimately, although this is a port with some extra stuff for PS3 owners, this game remains a must have. Great script, great sound and graphics and an atmosphere which will have you creeped out into the wee small hours. All games should be like this.
The Video Game Critic (Nov 28, 2008)
I didn't detect any graphical improvements, but the game still looks like a million bucks. The ornate architecture, lavish furniture, clammy walls, vintage ads, and neon lighting all come together in a bizarre but convincing world. The audio features alarming noises and maniacal laughter that will instantly put you on edge. In addition to standard weapons, injectable "plasmids" provide you with superhuman abilities, such as wielding electricity or fire. You can save your progress at any time, and there's also an auto-save. Bioshock is one of those masterworks that will stand the test of time. Will we see another title as rich and compelling as Bioshock in the current generation of systems? Not likely.
EL33TONLINE (Nov 12, 2008)
The problem is that Bioshock is certainly not friendly to first time first-person shooter players, as such a player would quite easily become overwhelmed by the experience, but for players already dabbling in the genre, this would be a great next step. This is a problem because Bioshock is a game everybody should play. Everybody should experience the world of Rapture at least once, even if it’s to look around the world and see the amount of effort that has gone into making each and every level unique and exquisitely detailed, exploring entire areas of the game that aren’t even necessary to the main quest lines, giving you the feeling of non-linearity. This is one of the greatest first-person shooters ever made, as well as a game that is responsible for the way storytelling in games will be approached in the next few years, making it as relevant and important today as it was last year. Bioshock is a masterpiece.
Meristation (Oct 17, 2008)
BioShock ha llegado a PS3 para convertirse en el mejor juego del género disponible en la consola de Sony, sin rival alguno que merezca siquiera ponerse a su sombra. Bien es cierto que varios pesos pesados se encuentran en camino (Resistance 2, Killzone 2), pero tendrán difícil estar a su altura.
Game Revolution (Nov 05, 2008)
Bioshock is that rare game where the plot, environment, and combat are all steps above the normal video game experience. Games at their very best, like this one, can create amazing alternative worlds for us to inhabit, doing those things we can't do in real life. This is one product the free market should be very happy to have.
Gaming Nexus (Nov 07, 2008)
Last year’s spectacular action/shooter/RPG-lite finally makes its way to the PS3. If you haven’t already tried this on a different platform, do yourself a favor and pick it up.
G4 TV: X-Play (Oct, 2008)
As is, though, it’s hard to argue with a classic, and BioShock is a classic in every sense of the word. That it doesn’t change or add anything huge might disappoint some, but just the fact that they didn’t screw it up, as so many other have before (we’re still looking at you, F.E.A.R.), is reason enough to celebrate.
Eurogamer.net (UK) (Oct 16, 2008)
But there I go again. It's actually a testament to BioShock's confident and subtle storytelling that such aspects are even worthy of a mention. In an industry where frankly terrible stories are too often praised simply for having a vaguely coherent beginning, middle and end, it would be wrong to dwell too much on the minor inconsistencies of a story with so much pathos and subtext, told in such an inventive manner. That this story comes wrapped in a gripping and satisfying action game which offers an astonishing array of ways to play is more than enough to justify BioShock's status as a standard bearer for next generation gaming.
GameSpy (Oct 21, 2008)
It's perhaps most telling that although we have already played BioShock a bunch of times on other platforms, it's still every bit as intoxicating on the PS3. In fact, the temptation to complete additional playthroughs proved too much to bear as we immediately began a new game after finishing it the first time around. And it's not even like we just blazed through it in order to get the review done, because this game just begs to be savored. The story pacing and scattered collectibles require a severe degree of attention that forces you to take it a bit slower than your average first-person shooter, but leaves you with the feeling that it was time well spent. Suffice it to say that BioShock is a consummate gaming experience.
1UP (Oct 21, 2008)
With the planned downloadable content not available to evaluate for this review, there's not much more to say other than a simple recommendation: If you missed BioShock the first time on the 360 or the PC, don't miss it again.
411mania.com (Nov 09, 2008)
Bioshock is a masterpiece, with an atmosphere and story that intertwine perfectly, creating an experience like no other. Whether you rent it or buy it, all that matters is that you absolutely must play this game.
Playstation Illustrated (Nov, 2008)
In short, BioShock is just as good as it was a year ago and will most likely be just as good five years from now on the PS4. If you missed it the first time around or had to wait because you had a PS3, you owe it to yourself to play this game. Now, would you kindly look around and make some scratch to go out and buy this game?
Play.tm (Nov 03, 2008)
It feels almost unfair that BioShock should now re-emerge just as another raft of hopeful contenders make their way to stores, but emerge it does, and in case I haven't put it bluntly enough already, this is still the Big Daddy of action games, the benchmark by which stories and environments will be measured. An essential purchase.
Futuregamez.net (Nov 18, 2008)
Just because the PS3 version of Bioshock is a year late to the party, it doesn't mean it's any less of a game than the GOTY version which graced the PC and Xbox 360 last year. Play/buy/hire this, because they'll be comparing other FPSs to this for a long while to come.
Jeuxvideo.com (Oct 17, 2008)
Il est vrai que l'IA n'est pas au top du top, il est vrai que si on court bêtement la durée de vie chute, que le système de résurrection est un peu trop laxiste, il est blablabla... Quelques arguments qui ne valent que si on s'obstine à comparer Bioshock aux autres FPS en lui refusant le fait que, à l'image de son ancêtre System Shock, il vaut pour lui seul. Alors au diable les critères idiots, froids et objectifs, Bioshock est envoûtant, une pièce d'art qui se savoure non seulement comme un excellent jeu mais même comme un excellent bouquin narrant la déchéance d'une utopie. Et ça, c'est encore trop rare. Sortant avec un an de retard sur les autres versions, cette déclinaison PS3 est strictement identique aux autres mais gagne un nouveau mode de difficulté qui ravira les amateurs de challenge corsé. De plus, on attend de voir débarquer les fameux niveaux bonus orientés vers la résolution d'énigmes.
JeuxActu (Oct 20, 2008)
Un texte bien long qui en dit finalement bien peu sur ce BioShock anthologique, qu’il faut, évidemment, jouer plutôt que décrire. FPS définitivement à part, servi par une réalisation quasi-parfaite et une bande-son sublime, la dernière œuvre des anciens d’Irrational Games est une splendeur, une merveille d’immersion, qui développe un univers aussi original que cohérent. Prise en main évidente, level-design impeccable, ambiance de folie, Bioshock est un titre quasi-irréprochable, une aventure novatrice mais pas déstabilisante pour autant. Le nouveau mètre étalon du genre, et un grand, très grand jeu vidéo.
GameZone (Oct 16, 2008)
Easily one of the best shooter titles for the PS3 in 2008, BioShock has all the elements of a first-rate action-adventure – it is creepy, it is suspenseful, it has top-drawer graphics and sound and it plays out very well. PS3 owners should have this title in their game libraries.
3D Juegos (Oct 17, 2008)
Bioshock es uno de los mejores videojuegos de PlayStation 3. Así de simple. Su duración de algo menos de 10 horas y su ausencia de multijugador no pueden enturbiar la que es una de las experiencias más aterradoras y a la vez cautivadoras que se pueden experimentar en estos momentos. Un juego innovador, divertido, apasionante y tecnológicamente muy avanzado, que supone un nuevo acercamiento al techo de la cada día más alta bóveda del arte de los videojuegos.
Wonderwallweb.com (Oct 21, 2008)
There is loads to do in this game, it’s not just a FPS, you’ll also have to do plenty of exploration, loads of hacking, inventing and upgrading and the obligatory collecting of items to get the whole twisted story. I look forward to seeing what is on offer in the challenge rooms content, but out with this you are essentially getting the same game Xbox owners have had for a year, and it’s a game that everyone should experience.
ZTGameDomain (Oct, 2008)
The bottom line is that BioShock for PS3 is just as good as it always was. The game is a masterpiece that deserves to be experienced by everyone who calls themselves a gamer. If you have already been through the vistas of Rapture there is little here to warrant a return visit, however if you have managed to remain closed off from the story it is definitely worth the trip. The PS3 iteration is by far the most complete account and the promise of future DLC is intriguing to say the least. If you have not played this game there is certainly no excuse for you to miss out now.
PlayStation Universe (Oct 27, 2008)
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.
Kombo.com (Oct 27, 2008)
When games age on the shelf for a year and you go back to play them, some of the magic disappears. The reason for that is because technology progresses at such an incredible rate that many games will copy successful games and evolve the gameplay to make it better. BioShock is still the game it was a year ago and is an amazing entry for the PlayStation 3's line-up. The game still evokes the same themes and messages it did on the 360. If anyone missed it last year, they have to be a fool to miss it now because it achieves what few video games can do: it makes you think and it makes you feel.
GamingTrend (Oct, 2008)
If you didn’t have the hardware to run Bioshock on the PC, and you didn’t get a chance to play the game on the Xbox 360, now is your chance. Containing all of the downloadable content from the other two versions, as well as a fantastic story to boot, Bioshock is an incredible title. Pick up Bioshock for the PlayStation 3 and you’ll easily see exactly why it won so many Game of the Year awards in 2007.
4Players.de (Oct 17, 2008)
Es ist schwierig, das Fazit einer Umsetzung zu schreiben, welches genauso klingen muss wie das der Erstveröffentlichung. Denn inhaltlich hat sich rein gar nichts verändert: Die vor einem Jahr mit zwei Updates nachgeschobenen Änderungen sind inzwischen zwar von Beginn an drin und irgendwann sollen zudem zusätzliche Herausforderungen folgen - das Kunstwerk Rapture bleibt aber uangetastet. Daran können auch kleine technische Macken nicht rütteln, von denen die meisten ohnehin nur im unmittelbaren Vergleich mit der 360-Fassung ins Auge, spielerisch aber nicht einmal auffallen. Es geht nur darum: Ist die PS3-Umsetzung auf Augenhöhe mit der vor einem Jahr vorgestellten Augenweide? Ja, das ist sie. BioShock hat auch auf Sonys Konsole das Zeug zum Spiel des Jahres - wenn es diesen Titel nicht längst schon innehätte!
Cheat Code Central (Oct, 2008)
In conclusion, BioShock for PS3 may not be as impressive as I thought it was going to be, but that’s not to say it isn’t the definitive version; it is. And the definitive version of one of the best console games ever made spells “must-buy” for the uninitiated. Nevertheless, the lack of Challenge Rooms was rather disappointing, but, thankfully, many of the glitches have been resolved. Additionally, the visuals are even better than ever (if that’s possible), and the Survivor difficulty setting should have Sony fans tearing their hair out.
IGN (Oct 15, 2008)
If you never experienced the halls of Rapture and have been waiting for its appearance on the PS3, there really is no discussion to be had. Go out and get your hands on BioShock -- you will thoroughly enjoy exploring the incredible story and the excellent action that the game is known for. However, if you've played the game before, or are expecting this to be the definitive version, that's can't be found here. Sure, the full trophy support and Survivor mode are great, and the Challenge Rooms could add a ton to the replayability (whenever it's implemented). However, old glitches that should've been fixed in the PS3 development hold this version back from being completely realized.
PSX Extreme (Oct 18, 2008)
Bioshock is one of the most superbly haunting and unique gaming experiences you will play for a long time. If you've wodered what the hype was all about, then wonder no more. Now that Bioshock is available for the PS3 and not just the X360, there is no reason why you shouldn't own a copy today. With an amazing story, diverse gameplay, brilliant atmosphere, solid visuals, and incredible audio, Bioshock is one of the most complete adventures out there. All that we ask to see from the sequel is a multiplayer mode. If you're on the fence about this port, well jump down with your wallet in hand. Bioshock for the PlayStation 3 is a terrific experience that you must not miss out on. No other first-person game has an atmosphere like this and with such fantastic attention to detail.
Extreme Gamer (Nov 04, 2008)
Bioshock is still one of the best shooters ever released and it goes without saying, if you haven’t played Bioshock yet, you need to experience what the hype is all about. No PS3 owner who doesn’t have a 360 should be without a brand spanking new copy of Bioshock in their collection of games. Bioshock is just too good to overlook. The only real negative point to hash out about the PS3 porting of Bioshock deals with some minor graphical hiccups and the promise of future exclusive content. It would have been nice to have some exclusives besides an ultra-tough extra level of difficulty. For the good side of the port, challenge room downloadable content is on its way this month and trophies are fully support on launch. Revisit Rapture and explore the one of the best shooters ever released.
Worth Playing (Nov 02, 2008)
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.
Gamereactor (Sweden) (Nov 06, 2008)
Vi utnämnde Bioshock till ett av fjolårets absolut bästa spel, och det är av en anledning som jag ständigt påminns om när jag tar ett andra varv runt om i Rapture. Det är verkligen ett äventyr där ingenting lämnats åt slumpen och allt känns solitt och spännande. Om du inte redan fått uppleva skräcken att överraskas av en hoppande splicer, stå öga mot öga med en Big Daddy eller hört Little Sisters sjungande har du verkligen något att se fram emot. Bioshock är ett mästerverk man bara inte får missa.
Game Captain (Oct 29, 2008)
BioShock ist auf der PS3 zwar technisch die schwächste Fassung, aber dennoch absolut empfehlenswert. Mit dem Big Daddy und der Little Sister wurden zwei unvergessliche Charaktere geschaffen, die man in Aktion nicht verpassen sollte. Schade ist nur, dass man das letzte Jahr nicht für Verbesserungen genutzt hat und das Spiel stattdessen nur 1:1 portiert hat. Hätte man die kommenden Challenges jetzt schon integriert, hätte die Version zumindest eine Besonderheit zu bieten gehabt. Nichtsdestotrotz ist Rapture immer noch eine Reise wert.
Gamesmania.de (Oct 24, 2008)
Nachdem PS3 Besitzer nun derart lange auf die Umsetzung von Bioshock für ihre Konsole warten mussten, wurden die zunehmend gestiegenen Erwartungen nicht ganz erfüllt. So wird mit dem Survivor Modus und der leicht aufpolierten Optik zu wenig neues geboten. Dennoch hat mich seit Half-Life 2 kein Shooter mehr derart in seinen Bann gezogen. Grafik, Sound und das Setting sind einfach top und erzeugen gemeinsam die wohl beste Atmosphäre, die es in einem Videospiel je gab. Wer bislang noch nicht auf anderen Plattformen in die Tiefen des Meeres abgetaucht ist, sollte sich Bioshock auf keinen Fall entgehen lassen!
UOL Jogos (Nov 04, 2008)
Embora o tempo tenha sido suficiente para consertar os problemas e entregar uma versão definitiva de seu já clássico jogo, a 2K Games optou por criar uma conversão burocrática de "Bioshock" para os donos do Playstation 3. Mesmo mantendo alguns probleminhas e trazendo poucas novidades, a trama e a sensação de envolvimento do game ainda são impecáveis, conservando uma das melhores e mais nervosas aventuras dos últimos anos.
HonestGamers (Staff reviews only) (Oct 28, 2008)
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.
Gamers' Temple, The (Oct, 2008)
BioShock a year later is still a fantastic experience, and its still a game that every gamer should play. If you need extra convincing, the forthcoming DLC, called "Challenge Rooms," might do the trick, as might the slight graphical boost. Really though, I can't say much more than this: BioShock is a great game, and you should try it. Those looking for a System Shock 3 or a more arcade-like shooter should think twice, but everyone else should dive in.
GameDaily (Oct 17, 2008)
However, BioShock is still a masterpiece and worth the ride, especially if you never experienced it. Gorgeous, gripping and most importantly, it stands out as one of the PlayStation 3's more engaging adventures and a great reason to purchase the console. Just remember to bring your scuba gear before descending into Andrew Ryan's funhouse.
GamesRadar (Oct 17, 2008)
Really, though, the only glaring weakness we can find in BioShock is that it may be too unusual, too original, too artistic and too genius to be embraced by the general public. Please don't let this game become that forgotten, one-of-a-kind masterpiece. We need sequels. We need more. Go out and buy it already.
videogamer.com (Oct 17, 2008)
Overall, BioShock is still as powerful an interactive experience as it was a year ago. It's lost none of its freshness, its newness or its impact. It's the thinking man's shooter and poster boy for the 'games are art' brigade. On PS3 it still is. For many BioShock was 2007's game of the year. How funny that for PS3 owners it might be 2008's.
Gamer.nl (Oct 17, 2008)
Mosterd na de maaltijd is het zeker, maar dan wel hele lekkere mosterd. Bioshock is nog steeds een must-have voor iedere PlayStation 3-bezitter. Daar doen de ietwat tegenvallende graphics geen afbreuk aan. Zorg er wel voor dat je genoeg tijd voor handen hebt, want als je eenmaal aan deze game begint dan laat je hem niet snel meer los.
Game Informer Magazine (Oct, 2008)
It has been over a year since BioShock’s original release, and it is still a magnificent game. This version is a completely faithful transfer, and a great way for PS3 owners to experience this gaming masterpiece. Unfortunately, there is really no incentive to re-purchase for anyone who played the 360 or PC versions. A super-hard difficulty mode has been added for fanatics, but the most notable new features are the mandatory installation and the ability to pay for exclusive downloadable challenge rooms when they release on the PlayStation Network. BioShock was undoubtedly the best game of 2007, but after a year with so little extra polish, its luster has diminished slightly.
NZGamer (Oct 21, 2008)
Finally after a year of hearing 360 and PC owners rave on about BioShock, PS3 fans can now finally see what all the fuss is about. And it’s been worth the wait. Try and ignore all of the hype - just sit down and take this game for what it is - one of the best survival action adventures you’ll come-across. To be experienced with dimmed lights, the sound cranked up and a pair of diapers handy.
GameSpot (Oct 28, 2008)
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.
JeuxVideoPC.com (Oct 23, 2008)
En un an Bioshock n’a pas vraiment vieilli et reste une valeur sure. Un scénario formidable, un gameplay aux petits oignons, des combats prenants et des graphismes somptueux font toujours du jeu de Ken Levine un indispensable que tout gamer se doit de posséder. On regrette évidemment que toutes les challenge-rooms ne soient pas directement intégrées au jeu et que les nouveautés soient si anecdotiques. Mais si vous n’avez jamais mis les pieds à Rapture, ce sont des défauts que vous pouvez totalement ignorer. Un must-have, tout simplement.
Thunderbolt Games (Oct 01, 2009)
BioShock is a fascinating and fantastical journey worth experiencing, but one that ultimately succeeds more due to its strong narrative and unique setting rather than the flawed combat, moralistic nonsense and trudging level design. It is a milestone for videogame storytelling and undoubtedly one of the most atmospherically memorable games ever created (in no small part due to uniformly excellent voice work), and its strengths will clearly stay with the player far longer than its considerable but not overbearing weaknesses.