You might think that Rapture could have been rejuvenated following your antics in the original game, but no. Rapture is the same diseased, leprous dystopia which we all fell bizarrely in love with the first time around, only now it's ten years on, being run by a Randian collectivist, and there are spindly evil-looking Big sisters crawling around all of the place.
We've been spoiled this year with an avalanche of frankly excellent early games, and this was no doubt one of them. You can currently pick up the PC version for just £9.95 at the moment from the 101cd group of websites, £3 cheaper than nearest competitor Amazon. Note, though, that only Base offers cashback via Quidco.
- Click here to buy Bioshock 2 for £9.95 from 101cd
- Click here to buy Bioshock 2 for £9.95 from Base
- Click here to buy Bioshock 2 for £9.95 from DVD.co.uk
No, it was never quite going to live up to the narrative wonder of the first game, and a return to Rapture was always going to be slightly less special than experiencing the world for the first time, but Bioshock 2 is still one hell of a game. It's the FPS mechanics here that have been most tightened, with some real urgency to firefights, improved AI and (thankfully!) dual wielding when it comes to armaments and plasmids.
The multiplayer, unlike so many games these days, actually feels like some time and effort went into it, and the result is essentially Modern Warfare 2.1: Underwater which is no bad thing at all. If you loved the first game then I can heartily recommend this title, and if you haven't then I reckon you should probably rectify that as soon as possible.
Thanks to goonertillidie at HUKD