[edit] Background

After your plane crashes into icy uncharted waters, you discover a rusted bathysphere and descend into Rapture, a city hidden beneath the sea. Constructed as an idealistic society for a hand picked group of scientists, artists and industrialists, the idealism is no more. Now the city is littered with corpses, wildly powerful guardians roam the corridors as little girls loot the dead, and genetically mutated citizens ambush you at every turn.

[edit] Gameplay

Bioshock is a first-person shooter, but not in the traditional sense. Like its spiritual predecessor, System Shock 2, Bioshock allows the player to implement different powers, known as Plasmids, in order to defeat their foes and manipulate the environment in a variety of ways. Another element of the game that differs from other shooters is the Tonic system. Tonics are enhancements to your character that are in effect as soon as they are equipped. Some effects of Tonics can include things such as increased defense against enemy attacks as well as allowing you to reap more benefits from hacking vending machines and the like.

[edit] Features

  • Biologically mod your body with plasmids: genetic augmentations that empower you with dozens of fantastic abilities. Send Electrobolts storming from your fingertips, unleash a swarm of hornets hatched from the veins of your arms, strategically turn enemies against one another with irritants.
  • Take control of your world by hacking devices and systems: reprogram enemy security bots into personal bodyguards, modify vending machines to change prices, and transform machine gun security turrets into powerless pieces of metal.
  • Upgrade your weapons at Fire-For-Effect stations located through Rapture. Craft variants of ammo and plasmids by picking up materials in the city to modify them at U-Invent kiosks.
  • Experiment with different battle techniques with BioShock’s free form combat options: gameplay scenarios can be approached with a variety of weapons, active and passive plasmids, environmental objects utilization, exploitation of political alliances, or a combination of techniques. Find your style but know when to adapt.
  • Explore an incredible and unique art deco world hidden deep under the ocean, vividly illustrated with realistic water effects and truly next generation graphics.

[edit] Hardware Requirements

Operating Systems: Windows XP (with Service Pack 2) or Windows Vista

CPU: Pentium 4 2.4GHz Single Core processor

System RAM: 1GB

Video Card: Direct X 9.0c compliant video card with 128MB RAM (NVIDIA 6600 or better/ATI X1300 or better, excluding ATI X1550).

Sound Card: 100% direct X 9.0c compatible sound card

Hard disc space: 8GB free space

Recommended System Requirements: CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo processor

System RAM: 2GB

Video card:
DX9: Direct X 9.0c compliant video card with 512MB RAM (NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GT or better)
DX10: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 or better

Sound Card: Sound Blaster® X-Fi series (Optimized for use with Creative Labs EAX ADVANCED HD 4.0 or EAX ADVANCED HD 5.0 compatible sound cards)

Important Note: Game requires Internet connection for activation

Forum Posts


Bioshock: The Collection announced, launching September 13 for Xbox One, PS4, and PC

One less reason to keep your 360 or PS3 around

Jun 30 at 9:38am, by Philip Moody | 18 comments
Original BioShock game heading to iOS, explaining the Eve's Garden and giant apple teaser

With touch control and controller support

Aug 04, 2014, by Lydia Sung | 4 comments
2K teases Eve's Garden from BioShock, but isn't saying why yet

A stage is definitely being set, but where if not Fort Frolic?

Jul 24, 2014, by Leo Chan | 3 comments
Free BioShock 1 deal is North America exclusive

For relevant PS3 owners

Dec 04, 2012, by Sean Ridgeley | 9 comments
BioShock Ultimate Rapture Edition spotted

Includes first two titles and all of its DLC

Jun 18, 2012, by Zak Islam | 1 comment

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July 2014. It was back then then I decided that Bioshock was one of those big name games that I...

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That awesome moment when you trigger enemy spawns and they get cut down by the turrets you already hacked. BioShock
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Release Dates
  • North America:
    • Aug 28, 2014 (iPhone)
    • Oct 21, 2008 (PS3)
    • Aug 21, 2007 (PC)
    • Q1 2012 (vita)
  • Japan:
    • Dec 25, 2008 (PS3)
    • Jun 27, 2008 (PC)
    • Feb 21, 2008 (XBOX360)
  • Europe:
    • Oct 17, 2008 (PS3)
    • Aug 24, 2007 (PC)
  • Australia:
    • Oct 17, 2008 (PS3)
    • Aug 24, 2007 (PC)
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