If you've been itching to get back to Rapture but are holding out for a reasonably priced copy, you were probably gutted if you missed Everything Play's very short lived £25.99 deal but thankfully if you're quick, you can reward your patience with Gamestation's even better price of £24.99, which happily includes the PS3 version too. Not only is the first time I've seen the price drop below the £25 mark for the console versions of the game but the XBox edition is £3 cheaper than the next best offer from The Game Collection and the PS3 version offers almost a £5 saving when compared to runner up retailer The Hut.
Do hurry though as stocks are limited and, this being a weekend deal, the prices will soon increase again!
This sequel to the fantastic Bioshock sees you take on the role of a hulking Big Daddy from the get-go as you attempt to free Rapture and its resident clutch of abductee Little Sisters from the tyrannical clutches of controlling psychiatrist Sofia Lamb and her army of aggressive plasmid abusing Big Sisters.
Bioshock 2 is a very very good game, with some noticeable improvements over its predecessor, particularly in terms of combat (including the surprisingly good multiplayer campaign), but sadly it is not quite the masterpiece we all longed for.
Rapture itself is still the same beautiful and fascinating yet twisted presence that brought so many under its spell during the original game but with its mysteries now laid bare, it doesn't offer quite such a tense and compelling atmosphere. Add to this the fact that, no matter how hard it tries (sometimes too hard!), the story and the characters therein are simply not as memorable as those found in the first Bioshock, and you have a game that is great but inevitably disappointing to those who, like me, fell in love with the gorgeous dystopia they found themselves in a couple of years ago.
To find out more check out Matt's full review.