Featuring quite a bit in amongst the cheap games offers of late, and back to Rapture for a second outing, Bioshock 2 sees a return to the diseased underwater dystopia only this time you needn't be afraid of the Black and Decker armed Big Daddies because you are one! Ryan's gone and there's a new collectivist regime keeping things ticking over as you wake up from a decade-long coma, bereft of your Little Sister companion. Setting out to find her, it's only natural that you become embroiled in a larger, shady, twisting tale where all is not quite what it seems.
Simply Games is currently offering the game for £22.89, which is £2 cheaper than the nearest competitor over at ShopTo.
This was never going to be as good as the original - itself one of the finest and freshest games of the past decade - for the simple reason that familiarity breeds, not contempt in this case, but less of a surprise. That said, Bioshock 2 proved to be a far better shooter (thank god for dual-wielding) than its predecessor, adding in an excellent multiplayer mode and a fearsome new foe in the form of the needle-happy Big Sisters.
Sure, the story didn't quite stack up to that of the first game, but anyone who got a kick out of simply being in Rapture, exploring its nooks and crannies and delighting in its leprous character and grimy charisma, will find plenty to entertain here, and the multiplayer might even pull you away from Modern Warfare 2 or Bad Company 2 for a little while.