BioShock 2 review
Bioshock 2 User Review


Bioshock 2 is an atmospheric sequel to the 2007 game, Bioshock. It has a few things lacking, including the length of its predecessor. Oh, and it has Multiplayer. Now for the detailed review.

Bioshock 2 is extremely detailed, especially in the underwater portions, but it isn't something we haven't seen in the first Bioshock. Bioshock 2 does a very nice job of portraying a decrepit underwater city, but again, the first Bioshock already did this. Rapture is still very detailed, and it has a couple new locations, which is nice for people who are already a fan of the Bioshock series. I did have some framerate issues, but it went away almost instantly. Graphics get a 4.8 .

Extraordinary. The sound in this game is perfect, whether it be the old music used, the dialogue of the ferocious Splicers, or the audio diaries you find scattered throughout Rapture, even though all of this was used in the first Bioshock. The creepiness of the Little Sister's dialogue has also returned, and is better than ever! Every sound in this game sounds like you would imagine a run-down underwater city would sound. I give the Sound of Bioshock 2 a 5.0.

If you played the first Bioshock, you should know exactly how this game controls. Almost every control is the same as Bioshock 1, excluding Med Pack usage, and aiming. I did enjoy the ability to use Plasmids AND Guns at the same time, as it eliminated the sometimes annoying switching from Bioshock 1. I also like the ability to use Little Sisters to harvest ADAM (It was actually pretty cool, but it did get a little tedious after awhile, causing me to just Harvest the Little Sisters right off the bat). The new weapons are completely awesome (My favorite is the Speargun, with the Shotgun being a close second), with a variety of weapons you may have seen Big Daddies use in the previous game, including a Rivet Gun, Drill, and Machine Gun. I enjoyed everything about playing Bioshock 2, although they could have tried something different this time. Gameplay gets a 4.5 .

The best damn thing about Bioshock 2 is its storyline. You play a Big Daddy, called Delta throughout the game, that was separated from its Little Sister, Eleanor, and is trying to find her. *NOTE* I will not be saying anything further about the Story, as I do not want to ruin it for others. The Storyline wasn't as twisty as Bioshock 1, but it was very interesting. The Storyline gets a 5.0 .

This game took me around 9 to 12 hours to beat (Doing everything except for getting every Power to the People gun upgrade), which is half the time I took beating the first Bioshock. This game has some added length with its Multiplayer, but I wasn't able to play this, as I do not have Xbox Live. For those of you out there without an online option for your system, try out Bioshock 1, or games like Dead Space, Resident Evil 5, Borderlands, Batman: Arkham Asylum, or any game that doesn't have a majority of the game being mainly Multiplayer. Length gets a 3.1 .

Bioshock 2 is a fairly short game, with amazing (although already used by Bioshock 1) Graphics, extraordinary (although already used by Bioshock 1) Sound, great (again, already used by Bioshock 1) Gameplay, and an even better, AND original Storyline. Bioshock 2 gets a 4.5.

NOTE: Final Score is an Average.

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