If you've been waiting for the price on the limited edition of Bioshock 2 to drop you may be pleased to hear that the PC version has now fallen under the £30 mark at Shop To. This is the cheapest that I have seen it so far and £8 cheaper than the next best offer from Zavvi (£37.95 with their curent April promo code).
Personally I think this is by far one of the nicer special edition packages out there, reflecting the awesome aesthetics of Bioshock's retro-futuristic underwater dystopia, Rapture and limited to a single production run. It includes a 12 inch vinyl record of the first Bioshock game's original orchestral score, a CD with the orchestral score for Bioshock 2, three vintage-look Rapture poster advertisements, a 164 page hardbound Bioshock 2 art book and, of course, the game itself.
The game may not quite live up to the incredible benchmark set by its predecessor but I don't think anyone was expecting it to. I was, in fact, braced for disaster and so was delighted to discover that Bioshock 2 is a great sequel with much improved combat making up for a less powerful story. Even the multiplayer is a surprise hit, I was expecting it to be a token effort but it is actually well designed and a lot of fun.
While Rapture has been drained of a great deal of its mystery, it is still a beautiful and fascinating but macabre environment and an awesome presence in itself. It was a location that I was just itching to explore some more and thankfully Bioshock 2 does it justice.
Thanks to davver99 at Hotukdeals!