BioShock is a 2007 first-person shooter game developed by 2K Boston and 2K Australia. It is the first game in the BioShock series. The player guides the protagonist, Jack, after his airplane crashes in the ocean near the bathysphere terminus that leads to the underwater city of Rapture. Rapture was intended to be an isolated utopia, but the discovery of ADAM, a genetic material which can be used to grant superhuman powers, initiated the city’s turbulent decline.
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BioShock is a 2007 first-person shooter game developed by 2K Boston and 2K Australia. It is the first game in the BioShock series. The player guides the protagonist, Jack, after his airplane crashes in the ocean near the bathysphere terminus that leads to the underwater city of Rapture. Rapture was intended to be an isolated utopia, but the discovery of ADAM, a genetic material which can be used to grant superhuman powers, initiated the city’s turbulent decline. The game is considered to be one of the greatest video games of all time and a demonstration of video games as an art form. It received several Game of the Year awards from different media outlets, including from BAFTA, Game Informer, Spike TV, and X-Play. A remastered version of the original game was released on Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in September 2016, along with BioShock 2 and Infinite. A standalone version of BioShock Remastered was released for macOS by Feral Interactive in August 2017. Releases of both the standalone remastered versions along with The Collection for the Nintendo Switch were released in May 2020. Since its release a direct sequel has been released,BioShock 2 by 2k Marin, as well as a third game titled BioShock Infinite by Irrational Games. A scaled-down mobile version was developed by IG Fun, which contained the first few levels of the game. BioShock received critical acclaim and was particularly praised by critics for its morality-based storyline, immersive environments, and its unique setting.
It has been described as a spiritual successor to the System Shock series, on which many of Irrational’s team, including Ken Levine, had worked previously. It also borrows concepts from the survival horror genre, notably the Resident Evil series, and includes elements of role-playing games, giving the player different approaches in engaging enemies such as by stealth, and moral choices of saving or killing characters. It was released in August 2007 for Microsoft Windows and Xbox 360 platforms, and a PlayStation 3 port by Ir rational in October 2008, and an OS X port by F feral Interactive in October 2009. In the game, the player can defeat foes in several ways by using weapons, utilizing plasmids that give unique powers, and by turning Rapture’s defenses against them. The city’s history is mostly revealed via audio recordings the players can collect during the game; the player learns about the past of the city through audio recordings. The story takes place in the 1960s in Rapture, an underwater city built by the business magnate Andrew Ryan. Ryan wanted to create a utopia for society’s elite to flourish outside of government control and \”petty morality\”. The discovery of the genetic material ADAM allowed its users to alter their DNA to grant them super-human powers like telekinesis and pyrokineis. Ryan created plasmid-enhanced humans surgically grafted into giant lumbering diving suits who were compelled to protect all humans at all costs.
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