Again, we’ve seen them go for cheaper previously, but the third day in Steam’s 2K Games sale sees reductions for the first two entries of the Bioshock series. While this makes them the lowest prices at the moment, the second entry is only around 50p better than the next best offer, whilst its predecessor provides something more substantial with a saving of £2.50.
The first Bioshock is considered a triumph for its story, art direction, and fluid combat, providing players with a great spiritual successor to System Shock. Although the sequel wasn’t as grand a return to Rapture, it was still an enjoyable romp and the multiplayer added a little longevity to proceedings. It’s the perfect chance for newcomers to experience the universe before Infinite arrives later this year. Thanks to a3lawy @ HUKD!
The story behind Bioshock 2 might not be as good as the original but the gameplay's certainly an improvement and it lets you sink back down to the underwater city of Rapture for some fun and games. Oh yeah and I forgot to mention that you'll be stepping into the shoes of a prototype Big Daddy who can dual wield weapons and plasmids! Cool Shop UK are parting with copies of the game for £3.97, which'll save you almost £2 on the next best offers out there.
If you haven't sampled either of the BioShock games, The Game Collection will save you a couple of quid compared to buying them individually. The original is an absolute classic and a truly essential gaming experience, and though the sequel came under fire for being a little redundant, it's still an impressive shooter in its own right.
Bioshock 2's one of those games you can play again and again! Sinking back down to Rapture is always a joy, especially when you're stepping into the shoes of a prototype Big Daddy, who's capable of dual wielding plasmids and weapons. It's just a shame that the story isn't quite up to par with the original. Cool Shop UK are currently parting with PC copies of the game for £6.49, which'll make you a saving of almost £4 on the next best offer coming in from Gameseek.
Many gamers were outraged that 2K decided to commission a sequel to BioShock without Ken Levine and the team… but you know what? I’m glad they did. BioShock 2 is an excellent game in its own right; providing a truly emotional story (my eyes were just itchy at the end, honest), some great weapons and a nice change of pace by casting players as a big daddy on a hunt for his little sister. The multiplayer was also a lot of fun, for my money. Gamersgate are currently charging £3.49 for today only - and though we've seen it cheaper, it's still a decent saving considering that Zavvi and Simply Games are out of stock.
Heading back down to Rapture's always good fun, especially when you get to plod around in the oversized shoes of a prototype Big Daddy, who can dual wield weapons and plasmids. The plot's not quite as amazing as the original, but the gameplay's definitely an improvement. Launching yourself at splicers and smashing them into the ground with your drill never gets old, but their presence can send the tension through the roof when they decide to swarm towards you as your Little Sister's gathering ADAM. If you've not played this one yet then you should definitely grab it whilst Play are still parting with copies for £4.99 because you'll save yourself just over £2 on the next best offer coming in from Amazon. Thanks to goonertillidie @ HUKD.
Many gamers were outraged that 2K decided to commission a sequel to BioShock without Ken Levine and the team... but you know what? I'm glad they did. BioShock 2 is an excellent game in its own right; providing a truly emotional story (my eyes were just itchy at the end, honest), some great weapons and a nice change of pace by casting players as a big daddy on a hunt for his little sister. The multiplayer was also a lot of fun, for my money. Direct2Drive are currently charging £2.49 as part of their Easter sale, and it's got to be worth checking out at this price.
If ever there was a deal to get you to search for and indeed spend your emergency fiver, that one special note you've got tucked away for a special occasion, surely it's got to be Bioshock 2 for the small sum of £5! You'll also make a saving of almost £4 on the next best offer. Your return to Rapture puts you in the shoes of a prototype Big Daddy, who's capable of duel wielding weapons and plasmids, which is lucky because you'll need that ability to battle against the formidable Big Sisters. Thanks to heatlight @ HUKD.
£3.99?! £3.99?! For Bioshock 2! Now that's a pretty good deal, especially seeing as it's the lowest around on the PC, so if you've not got a copy at the moment you should definitely be thanking Play. Getting to drift back into the moody underwater city of Rapture is always a delight and this time around the gameplay's far more enjoyable, it's just a shame the story doesn't meet the standard set by the original, but that's a small blemish on an otherwise superb game. Thanks to Kodoku @ HUKD.
I really didn't enjoy Bioshock 2. It was a solid, engaging shooter which tread the same steps as the original. And that's the problem. It feels like a rehash of all the things you did before in Bioshock, sans feeling fresh and dropping a great - but admittedly overblown - plot twist. However, if you're in the market for an underwater shooter with the ability to hurl fire and fling random objects with your mind, then you're in luck, as Bioshock 2 is only £17.85 at Zavvi if you purchase the nifty Special Edition, which comes with a vinyl print of the OST, posters and other goodies. That's the best price around, people.