BioShock Ultimate Rapture Edition

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  1. 62 of 66 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Truly A Excellent Value, January 16, 2013
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    This review is from: BioShock Ultimate Rapture Edition (Video Game)

    The BioShock series needs no introduction. It’s one of the best new franchises of this generation for sure. Not for everybody, but regardless, an amazing series. Now, the whole series is up for grabs in this package, and for the price it’s almost criminal to not pass out on it.

    First, the games. BioShock needs no introduction. It’s my all time favorite game of all time alongside System Shock 2, and it’s one of those games that absolutely deserves its rankings amongst the top of any “Best of….” list. It’s also the game that made me realize what Video Games are. As a former film buff who once turned my nose up at video games, BioShock was the game that made me realize I can’t ignore video games; in fact, BioShock made me momentarily forget about film entirely. BioShock isn’t all that perfect (as one knows, the endings are terrible, and the final boss battle lacks the emotional climax the game needed), but the end impact of the game makes little niggling story issues near vapid once you factor in the whole experience. That experience, rich with meaning, beauty, humor, horror, and so much more. I wouldn’t trade it for the world. If any game proves that video games are an amazing art form, BioShock is one of those games.

    Game play has always been a controversial part of the series. Some people love the game play, some people couldn’t get into it, and some people hate it. Personally, I grew up on the mechanics (I’ve been a fan of the franchise ever since its inception, and I still play BioShock), and I’ve always loved the combat in this game over just about any other FPS, much more than Halo, COD, and even other sandbox shooters like Crysis (though I love all of those franchises, don’t get me wrong. Well, except COD these days, but that’s not really the developers fault). Either way, I go back to the game and find news and creative ways to play, so have fun and don’t be afraid to use all the tools you have. There’s a good reason why I replay BioShock over and over (probably played it from start to finish more than ten times), and to this day no other FPS compels me to do this. So yeah, still an amazing game, and still my personal all time favorite.

    BioShock 2, even to this day, remains a somewhat controversial game in the series. Some fans loved it, while others feel apprehension towards BioShock 2 and is considered unnecessary. Some see it as a deeper exploration into the world of Rapture, insomuch that the title becomes another must play; the whole tale of Rapture just isn’t the same without it. It also has better combat, as well as implementing a much better final act than the original (we all know how that turned out). Others, on the hand, are quick to dismiss it as a lazy retread of the first game. I’ve always felt that the criticisms were mostly a knee jerk reaction. Aside from the combat being improved, deeper, and extremely satisfying, the story itself does say some new interesting things, and touches on things the original did not have. Personally, I don’t like it *as* much as I do the original, but that’s not really an insult on my part. I never really considered it to be an absolute must play like the original, but don’t listen to the detractors and ignore it wholesale. BioShock 2 is an excellent game in it’s own right, and I always personally felt it doesn’t deserve the vitriol it gets.

    So yeah, so both games are terrific, but what about that bonus content? I’ve played through all of the bonus content plenty of times, and it’s all a ton of fun. Organized lists rule, so here we go.

    First, the BioShock downloadable content:

    * Plasmid and Gene Tonic Pack. Includes the following: Sonic Boom, giving one the ability to knock enemies back with force. Machine Buster 1 @ 2, which increases damage towards security devices. EVE Saver, which decreases EVE consumption when using Plasmids. Vending Expert 1 @ 2, which decreases prices in vending machines.

    * The Challenge Rooms. These were available, beforehand, to only PS3 owners, but thankfully this isn’t the case here. These challenge rooms provide the player with the ability to participate in certain challenges, which are akin to solving puzzles, such as being able to defeat a Big Daddy without using any offensive weapons or plasmids. There’s around three of these particular levels, and they are all set in different places in Rapture that we haven’t seen before. They are pretty much made to give BioShock players fun and interesting challenges. They can be pretty short, but they provide any BioShock fan an interesting game play experience.

    Second, the BioShock 2 downloadable content:

    * Sinclair Solutions Test Pack. This is basically a minor add on for BioShock 2 MP. Aside from raising the level cap to 50, you also get two unlockable characters, twenty new unlockable trials (only available to those who reached level 41), a…

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  2. 10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    best value for 2 games, February 1, 2013
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    i love that amazon always has the latest games and great deals. This is the best Bioshock to get because not only do you get two games for half the price of one, but you also get in game add-ons, that is worth 40$ for free. It also has cute stickers inside from the new Bioshock infinite.

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  3. 9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    2 Great Games at a great low price –!!, February 18, 2013
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    This a great package for anyone who missed these games the first round that they came out. You’re getting 2 epic games for one epic price. $29.99 for two games with $40 worth of dlc… You’re saving $10 on dlc and getting the games for free.

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