BioShock is a shooter unlike any you've ever played, loaded with weapons and tactics never seen. You'll have a complete arsenal at your disposal from simple revolvers to grenade launchers and chemical throwers, but you'll also be forced to genetically modify your DNA to create an even more deadly weapon: you. Injectable plasmids give you super human powers: blast electrical currents into water to electrocute multiple enemies, or freeze them solid and obliterate them with the swing of a wrench.

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That infamous plot twist

If you played BioShock around its original 2007 release, you’ll remember the twist. Because it’s the sort of twist, as with Fight Club (it was him all along!), The Sixth Sense (he was dead all along!) and The Happening (I’ll never get those two hours back!) you never forget. A modern replay is actually only richer now you know it… and if you don’t, well, we envy you. Now you get to experience it for the first time.

Whether you’re new to BioShock or a fan of the franchise, you can now stream BioShock Remastered on NVIDIA SHIELD with a GeForce NOW membership ($7.99 a month and free to try out for one month). BioShock 2 Remastered is also available to purchase via GeForce NOW for 75% off its regular full price for a limited time, and comes with an additional free key to download the game on PC.

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A little bit of politics

If there’s one thing we all agree on, it’s that gamers love nothing more than a good, hard examination of objectivism, capitalism and morality as laid down in Ayn Rand’s 1000-page 1957 novel, Atlas Shrugged. You’re probably breathing hard just reading that.

And that’s exactly what BioShock’s instant classic of a story does. The early game went through various settings (including a spaceship and a lost WWII Nazi bunker) before slipping beneath the waves to a city inspired by New York’s art deco Rockefeller Center – and the statue of Atlas outside it.

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BioShock’s utopian city of Rapture was built in 1946 by Andrew Ryan (an anagram of Ayn Rand), a character loosely based on the first US billionaire, noted philanthropist John D Rockefeller. Add in Atlas (who guides you via radio), plus the central tension to act either selfishly or for the good of others, and the links become clear. That’s because Rand (infamously dubbed ‘Big Sister’ by one critic…) says selfishness is a virtue, capitalism should run unchecked and that morally you should be driven purely by self-interest. The ruined Rapture of 1960, which you as mid-Atlantic air crash survivor Jack discover, is the result.

It’s clever stuff, and never dull thanks to these ideas being baked right into the entire world, from the very first brick of Rapture to the last Plasmid fireball. You can bake underwater, right? Anyway whatever.

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That gorgeous undersea setting

It’s no coincidence that nitrogen narcosis, which causes everything from hallucinations and euphoria to death in deep-sea divers, is also known as ‘the rapture of the deep’. And it’s no coincidence that Rapture’s hallucinatory wonders are so beautiful – developer 2K Boston hired an artist and a programmer just to do water effects. The abyss only looks more stunning now, with updated water and particle effects, on modern systems.

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Superpowers that beat all normal guns

With science running ‘unchecked by morality,’ Rapture’s citizens have access to Plasmids. These use a substance called Adam (extracted from sea slugs implanted in little girls) to genetically modify users to shoot fire, electricity, gravity-warping beams and more from their hands. They were supposed to be labor-saving, but funnily enough people started using them as weapons instead… how odd.

The best way to get more Adam is by ‘Harvesting’ the Little Sisters, though that incurs the wrath of their huge, diver-suited protectors, the Big Daddies. Excessive Adam use has the unfortunate side-effect of sending people crazy: most of those still alive in Rapture are Splicers. These are insane, hostile mutants with powers including teleportation, spider-like climbing and total electrical resistance. You need all your guns, mines and superpowers to convince them of your new economic and social model. Convince them dead.

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Stealth, hacking and horror

BioShock is far from just run and gun. Rapture’s grandiose ruins are dark, the insanity of its remaining citizens is darker still and it’s a spooky, survival-horror kind of trip. The hub-like design and three-way fight (Splicers and Big Daddies can fight among themselves) perfectly suits the freedom of open-ended play – you can often choose to sneak past, to provoke fights among your enemies, or to hack security systems, robots, turrets and cameras to your advantage. You can set traps and use decoys. Or you can just blow the hell out of everything.

Alternative endings

Your treatment of the Little Sisters (save them and get some Adam, kill them and get more) changes the ending significantly. Will you be selfish and Randian, or philanthropic and – as Andrew Ryan would see it – weak? Your role in Rapture is not without consequence. Not at all…

BioShock and BioShock 2 are now available on NVIDIA SHIELD via GeForce NOW. A GeForce NOW membership is free to try out for one month, just $7.99 a month after that, with certain premium titles available to purchase separately including BioShock 2.

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TheUnbeholden
TheUnbeholden

Everyone who says that Bioshock's Rapture is the proof that objectivism and capitalism fail must not have paid much attention to the plot of the game. The city experienced massive intellectual and artistic growth and development for the first 12 years. It was a nice and prosperous place. It was all ruined by Fontaine. The reason Fontaine was able to gain such power and wealth was through smuggling illegal goods from the outside world. Ryan prohibited trade with said outside world, which is completely against laissez-faire capitalism. Also, the use of ADAM made the people of rapture irrational; Ayn Rand's ideas are only compatible with rational people. If anything, objectivism and capitalism made Rapture great and the denial of its founding principles made it fall!

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Guest
Guest

Can someone tell me why are there only like 2 mods for this game?

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xTankbeast
xTankbeast

Unfortunately the developers of the game decided to never release an Editor

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NightSshadeGaming
NightSshadeGaming

Made a little let's play : Youtube.com

This game is a beast :D Can't say much more, since I haven't finished it yet :) But it's awesome!

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Theevina
Theevina

Just got this game on a Steam sale. I played it in a day and a half. It was spectacular.

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Armageddon104
Armageddon104

This game is not on Unreal Engine 3, it's on Unreal 2.5.

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SupaCubis
SupaCubis

its not ******* pirated if its not sold for god damn profit. damn! i payd 59.99 for it though and got the DLC for plasmid like sonic boom which is FUN to blow people back the get za shotgun :D

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Polyesta
Polyesta

too bad i had this for xbox.

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HDremakeEVERYTHING
HDremakeEVERYTHING

I originally played it on 360. Thought it was okay, then I got it for PC and liked it 10x more. The controller does not do this game any favors.

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SamVision
SamVision

Bioshock had great graphics, immersive atmosphere, awesome setting and an interesting story. But it downright failed in the gameplay department.

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Charlie_Sheen_WIN
Charlie_Sheen_WIN

isort of agree with you

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What can I say baout Bioshock that has not already been said before. This is a new ball park in fps, cerebral and introspective, it captures not only the Randian ideal of Objectivism in beautiful counterpoint to 'Atlas Shrugged' but the underlying nature of the role of the gamer itself. The lush decay of the city of Rapture provide the player with a new and intersting environment of which one has very real choice to mould and shape, whether in hacking the various machinery placed around or using…

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