[edit] Background

Set approximately 10 years after the events of the original BioShock, the halls of Rapture once again echo with sins of the past. Along the Atlantic coastline, a monster has been snatching little girls and bringing them back to the undersea city of Rapture. You are the very first Big Daddy as you travel through the decrepit and beautiful fallen city, chasing an unseen foe in search of answers and your own survival.

Multiplayer in BioShock 2 provides a rich prequel experience that expands the award winning BioShock gameplay. Set during the fall of Rapture, players assume the role of a Plasmid test subject in the underwater city that was first explored in the original BioShock. Players will need to use all the elements of the game’s toolset to survive as the full depth of the BioShock experience is refined and transformed into a unique multiplayer experience that can only be found in Rapture.

[edit] Features

[u]Singleplayer Features:[/u]

  • Evolution of the Genetically Enhanced Shooter: Innovative advances bring new depth and dimension to each encounter. New elements, such as the ability to dual-wield weapons and Plasmids, allow players to create exciting combinations of punishment
  • Return to Rapture: Set approximately 10 years after the events of the original BioShock, the story continues with an epic, more intense journey through one of the most captivating and terrifying fictional worlds ever created
  • You Are the Big Daddy: Take control of BioShock’s signature and iconic symbol with the original prototype Big Daddy, and experience the power and raw strength of Rapture’s most feared denizens as you battle powerful new enemies
  • Continuation of the Award-Winning Narrative: New and unique storytelling devices serve as the vehicle for the continuation of one of gaming’s most acclaimed storylines

[u]Multiplayer Features:[/u]

  • Genetically Enhanced Multiplayer – Earn experience points during gameplay to earn access to new Weapons, Plasmids and Tonics that can be used to create hundreds of different combinations, allowing players to develop a unique character that caters to their playing style.
  • Experience Rapture’s Civil War– Players will step into the shoes of Rapture citizens and take direct part in the civil war that tore Rapture apart.
  • See Rapture Before the Fall – Experience Rapture before it was reclaimed by the ocean and engage in combat over iconic environments in locations such as Kashmir Restaurant and Mercury Suites, all of which have been reworked from the ground up for multiplayer.
  • FPS Veterans Add Their Touch to the Multiplayer Experience – Digital Extremes brings more than 10 years of first person shooter experience including development of award-winning entries in the Unreal® and Unreal Tournament® franchise.

[edit] Hardware Info

Minimum System Requirements Operating System: Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 Processor 3800+ 2.4Ghz or better, Intel Pentium 4 530 3.0Ghz Processor or better
Video card: NVIDIA 7800GT 256MB graphics card or better, ATI Radeon X1900 256MB graphics card or better
Hard drive space: 11GB
Sound: 100% DirectX 9.0C compliant sound card w/ onboard sound

Recommended System Requirements Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ Dual Core 2.60Ghz, Intel Core 2 Duo E6420 Dual Core 2.13Ghz
Video card: NVIDIA 8800GT 512MB graphics card or better, ATI Radeon HD4830 512MB graphics card or better

Other Requirements (Retail version) Initial installation requires one-time internet connection; Ability to save game, earn Achievements, receive title updates and online play requires log-in to Games for Windows LIVE; requires disc-in-drive to play; software installations required (included on disc) include Microsoft Visual C++2008 Runtime Libraries, Games for Windows LIVE client, Games for Windows LIVE Client Patch, Sony DADC SecuROM, Microsoft DirectX.

PERIPHERALS SUPPORTED: Microsoft compatible Keyboard and Mouse.

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One less reason to keep your 360 or PS3 around

Jun 30 at 9:38am, by Philip Moody | 18 comments
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A stage is definitely being set, but where if not Fort Frolic?

Jul 24, 2014, by Leo Chan | 3 comments
BioShock Ultimate Rapture Edition spotted

Includes first two titles and all of its DLC

Jun 18, 2012, by Zak Islam | 1 comment
BioShock 2 Minerva's Den DLC released on PC

Still paid content, unfortunately

May 31, 2011, by Sean Ridgeley | 4 comments
BioShock 2 Protector Trials DLC, patch released free on PC

Single player content yours for the taking

Mar 14, 2011, by Sean Ridgeley | 2 comments

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So getting trap rivets in a Protector Trial I naturally surround the Little Sister with them and earn an easy A+ rank. BioShock2
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Apr 22, 11 3:57pm
Not sure if I want this game outside of curiosity now. At least you have the plasmid and gun out at the same time in the sequel. BioShock2
Mar 11, 11 2:04am
A great sequel the just isn't as good as the original 9/10 BioShock2
Feb 14, 11 5:42am
added 16 new screenshots
Oct 19, 10 2:29am
Dual wield eases gameplay, but the story is weaker than the original's 9/10 BioShock2
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Aug 23, 10 9:42am
Completed the single player game, with most of the achievements (haven't got the hard difficulty or 'irony' ones). BioShock2
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I've completed Fontaine Futuristics, and have got the Savior achievement, think I'm getting near the end now... BioShock2
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Release Dates
  • North America: Feb 9, 2010
  • Japan:
    • Mar 4, 2010 (PS3)
    • Feb 11, 2010 (PC)
  • Europe: Feb 9, 2010
  • Australia: Feb 9, 2010
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