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The Special Edition is 208 pages of good quality somewhat matte paper in a hardcover, with a pretty nice paper wrap around. Somebody at Brady did pretty good work on the layout and presentation of the book, and it's not your typical full-of-text boring monotonous walkthrough. Well, it still covers all the bases and of course the various tips, tricks, weapon upgrades and locations for audio diaries and such.

The book is present in a sort of 80s comedy style with plenty of little monopoly-seque arts littered through the book. As most of you guys would know, most of the walkthrough and tips for the more popular games can be freely gotten online, so any guide book that professes to be either "collector" or "special editions" has to offer something more than the mundane.

The BioShock 2 special edition guide passes this quite adequately, though not with flying colours. ( My favorite guide book so far is still the Assassins Creed II collector edition).

The tone of the guide is witty and light, unlike the usual dull chatter of lesser guides. There are enough side illustrations to keep it from becoming boring, though most of the awesome art is featured in the art book that comes together with the special edition of the game instead, so don't be expecting the usual concept arts segment at the back of the book. That said, the included illustrations in the book are pretty detailed and well worth the time to appreciate.

All in all, a pretty well detailed and delightful guide. I would have preferred it if Brady had thought to include one of those little "table of contents" on the sides of the pages to make looking for particular segments easier.

3.5 out of 5 stars.
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on 16 July 2011
A first rate game guide from BradyGames, A4 size, full colour,270 pages, hardback. Plenty of info, clear instructions and general in game information, including suitably detailed maps. The screen shots used are clear enough, and the text is concise and informative and of a decent size. you'll have no problem completing this game and getting the most from it. This is nicely laid out and easy to follow. 10/10BioShock 2 Limited Edition Strategy Guide (Bradygames Special Edition Guides)
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on 1 February 2011
Easy to use, told me every thing i wanted to know. Very comprehensive coverage of the game. It covers both standard and net based forms of the game,if there is information you need about the game it is in the book. Including stratagies to beat all the different opponents and how to maximize research. Well worht the money.
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on 11 December 2012
This is the coolest guide book I have ever seen. Throughout it keeps to the creepy theme of Bioshock and the great art style. It is a big book so you know you're getting enough for your money. It is really good to follow with pretty much all you need to know. Each page is detailed and designed to suite the game with colour pictures. It's fantastic.
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on 18 March 2013
As usual brady games has cool hardcover guides for a cheap price card. This Also included thick paper artwork.
A bioshock fan should get this guide even if you dont see the point in guides because we got internet. (We all know we have)
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on 31 March 2013
This guide shows where everything is clearly and is very helpful for the strategies needed to complete this game to its fullest
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on 28 March 2013
Its a great help for trophy hunters like myself - great hints and helpful tips. It also includes the maps and character bios.
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on 16 March 2010
Well worth the money if you want to know everything about the game.
The guide tells you all the things you may have missed whilst playing through the game,so it gives you alot more replayability.
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on 4 August 2014
Deffo a must for bio freaks , comes with some great art work
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on 12 December 2014
Great
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