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Bioshock 2 (PC DVD)

Platform : Windows XP
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3.3 out of 5 stars 129 customer reviews

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  • Evolution of the Genetically Enhanced Shooter: Innovative advances bring new depth and dimension to each encounter. New elements, such as the ability to dual-wield weapons and Plasmids, allow players to create exciting combinations of punishment
  • Return to Rapture: Set approximately 10 years after the events of the original BioShock, the story continues with an epic, more intense journey through one of the most captivating and terrifying fictional worlds ever created
  • You Are the Big Daddy: Take control of BioShock’s signature and iconic symbol with the original prototype Big Daddy, and experience the power and raw strength of Rapture’s most feared denizens as you battle powerful new enemies
  • Continuation of the Award-Winning Narrative: New and unique storytelling devices serve as the vehicle for the continuation of one of gaming’s most acclaimed storylines
  • Genetically Enhanced Multiplayer – Earn experience points during gameplay to earn access to new Weapons, Plasmids and Tonics that can be used to create hundreds of different combinations, allowing players to develop a unique character that caters to their playing style.
  • Experience Rapture’s Civil War– Players will step into the shoes of Rapture citizens and take direct part in the civil war that tore Rapture apart.
  • See Rapture Before the Fall – Experience Rapture before it was reclaimed by the ocean and engage in combat over iconic environments in locations such as Kashmir Restaurant and Mercury Suites, all of which have been reworked from the ground up for multiplayer.
  • FPS Veterans Add Their Touch to the Multiplayer Experience – Digital Extremes brings more than 10 years of first person shooter experience including development of award-winning entries in the Unreal and Unreal Tournament franchise.
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  • Platform:   Windows XP
  • BBFC Rating: Suitable for 18 years and over Suitable for 18 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 18. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 18 years of age or over.
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

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Platform: PC
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  • ASIN: B00175SOS2
  • Item Weight: 27 g
  • Release Date: 9 Feb. 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (129 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,922 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

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Follow-up to BioShock, 2K Games' critically acclaimed and commercially successful 2007 release, BioShock 2 is a first-person shooter set in the fictional underwater city of Rapture. As in the original game, BioShock 2 features a blend of fast-paced action, exploration and puzzle-solving as players follow varying paths through the overarching storyline based on the decisions that they are forced to make at various points in the game. In addition to a further fleshing out of the franchise's popular storyline, players can look forward to new characters, game mechanics, weapons, locations and a series first, multiplayer game options.

Set approximately 10 years after the events of the original BioShock, the halls of Rapture once again echo with sins of the past. Along the Atlantic coastline, a monster — somehow familiar, yet still quite different from anything ever seen — has been snatching little girls and bringing them back to the undersea city. It is a Big Sister, new denizens of Rapture who were once one of the forgotten little girls known as Little Sisters, known to inhabit the city's dank halls. No longer a pawn used to harvest ADAM, the dangerously powerful gene-altering lifeblood of Rapture, from the bodies of others and in turn run the risk of being harvested herself, the Big Sister is now the fastest and most powerful thing in Rapture. You, on the other hand are the very first Big Daddy, in fact the prototype, that for some reason has reactivated. You are similar to the Big Daddies familiar from the original BioShock, but also very different in that you possess free will and no memory of the events of the past ten years. The question is, as you travel through the decrepit and beautiful fallen city beneath the waves, hunting for answers and the solution to your own survival, are you really the hunter, or the hunted?


  • Evolution of the Genetically Enhanced Shooter: Review

    The original shocked the video gaming world by not only being a great first person shooter, but also an intelligent one. Now one of the greatest stories in interactive fiction is getting another chapter, with a sequel set ten years later.

    The most literate first person shooter of 2007 returns
    The multiplayer mode features a completely different story and even developer
    Will you save the Little Sisters or exploit them?
    As a Big Daddy you can now venture outside of Rapture and onto the sea floor

    You play the original Big Daddy - a more independently minded prototype to the giant deep sea divers from the first game. The undersea world of Rapture has been taken over by the mysterious Big Sister, who has begun to kidnap children from coastal cities around the world.

    A much larger range of plasmid powers are now available, as well as more standard weapons and the Big Daddy's iconic rivet gun and drill. The game's real conflict is emotional though, as you are once again forced to make a decision between sacrificing Little Sisters or protecting them and making your task even harder. Bioshock 2 will make you think, and not just about tactics.

    Key Features
    • Atlas shrugged: The award-winning story-telling of Bioshock continues with a new hero and a new threat in the underwater dystopia of Rapture.
    • Evolve yourself: New plasmids, including new dual-wielded attacks, let you unleash amazing powers but at the cost of your humanity.
    • Cry Little Sister: As the first Big Daddy you are far faster than the other lumbering giants, but equipped with the same weapons and the ability to venture onto the ocean floor.
    • Big boss: Defend yourself against the constant attacks of Big Sister by setting up traps and ambushes, but always making sure you have an escape route!
    • Separate lives: For the first time Bioshock has its own multiplayer mode - featuring a completely different story and created by developer Digital Extremes (Unreal Tournament 2004).
    About the Developer: 2K Marin
    Although founded in 2007 specifically to create new, original games the first release from this Californian developer will be Bioshock 2. The studio is relatively small and designed to work with Take-Two's other developers, such as 2K Boston and 2K Australia in the case of Bioshock.

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OK this is a review based on the game and not the DRM issues, Steam or the limited activitions. I disagree with all these things (except Steam which I personally find to be a superb service on the whole) and my thoughts regarding games publishers deciding how many times we can install and enjoy their games would'nt fit on the entire Amazon site. Just be aware that I am strictly against the idea. Anyway, having purchased and (agonisingly) download the game from Steam I am in a position to give an opinion based upon the actual game and not the issues surrounding it. So here goes.

The game is set 10 years after the ending of it's predesessor. After the downfall of Andrew Ryan and Fontaine, Psychologist Dr. Sofia Lamb has taken control of the under water city of Rapture. After wrestling control of her biological daughter Eleanor from the grasp of Big Daddy 'Delta' (who you will play as) she sets about controlling all the little sister's throughout Rapture. (sorry to anyone not following, go back and play Bioshock to understand my ramblings). At the start of the game Eleanor Lamb is now all grown up and wishes to be reaquainted with her Big Daddy and also stop her insane mother from destroying her beloved utopia. From this point onwards the events of Bioshock 2 take place and I would hate to ruin anyone's enjoyment by revealing parts of the plot, just know that although the story is not as strong as the original, it has enough twists & turns to entertain throughout the 8 or 9 hour playing time. However, my first complaint is of the prime antagonist (Dr Lamb), she is just not that prominant and her desires seem tame in comparison to Andrew Ryan's breath-taking plans.
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The game arrived quickly, new and sealed in cellophane wrapping.

Installation went smoothly on windows 7.

Unable to play online or sign into windows live to update the game automatically or record achievements as no serial number is supplied.

No update on the disk and had to manual search for the 160M file.

I emailed barcode bargains. and received the following reply.

"The game itself can be played by yourself as you will know without any further codes, and to access the online version this can be done simply by contacting the makers themselves
The details are below

The reason they did not add these codes in the box is because it was re-released item at a fantastic low price, hence the price you paid, and have introduced this way of getting the codes. It is a growing trend with older games that have been reissued, If you are ever unsure of this issue in the future for a game, feel free to email me and I will provide the answer for you" Alice barcode bargains.

This maybe true for old games, I don't know as I have not experienced it before, but as it's advertised as "Games for Windows LIVE" but not supplied with a code to access windows live I'm not over impressed.
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Why would anyone ruin such a great game with windows live?Why so many good games have horrible drms?I only wrote this just to add one more lone star review.Say no to windows live,SecuRom and all kinds of drms and pimps.
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The first step after clicking the PLAY button is a "Release date check"
after waiting a while, I get a message telling me it failed, try again.
I tried again. I tried again. I tried again.
I tried the "support website" which was very useful.
It gave me a list of times when I should try.
So I set my computer clock to one of the times and tried again and again and again and .... well you get the picture.
No luck.
I contacted the supplier who has responded.
The supplier has made my day!
However, I wouldn't bother contacting 2K for a solution, they sent this...
Thank you for contacting 2K Support.
Firstly, could you let us know if the games were purchased new or used?
To help you out and get to back to fighting splicers, we will need to collect some information:
Image of the title box, CDs, and any associated documentation (including the CD keys)
Image of any error messages you receive trying to install or play the game
Image of the keys being input
Images of your receipt
Note: ALL images or screenshots must show your email and ticket number and must not be cropped or cut off.
I sent them the images after spending a few hours preparing them very carefully.
They then sent this...
These images are a great start, but for the purposes of our investigation, we will require these images to include your ticket number and email on a piece of paper in the image. Please pay special attention to our image requirements. I am deeply sorry to have to ask you to do this again considering all the hard work you did!
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This is obviously a follow up to Bioshock and it helps to have played the previous game to understand the mechanics and the environment. Set after the previous game you play as a "Big Daddy" looking for your "Little Sister". The original is a 5 star game and while this has some improvements with more weapons, enemies and abilities as well as gameplay tweaks I found it slightly less satisfying.

Playing as a "Big Daddy" did not ring true to me as when fighting them they take loads of punishment yet it only takes a few shots from an unseen "Splicer" to take you down. Also saving the "Little Sisters" got a bit repetitive and tempted you to take the dark side. The battles are fun and the "Big Sisters" are formidable foes but the environment seemed a bit more constrained and predictable and the sections where you go outside into the see added little as you could not do anything other than travel to the next location and pick up a few pieces on the way.

I am not able to comment about the online element as my game was supplied by Barcode Bargains and despite being sealed in cellophane and advertised as new it did not have a manual or product key required to sign on to Windows Online to access the online mode or record trophies. I have confirmed with 2K games all new games should have a product key and they won't supply one retrospectively.

Still a great game though with depth, a foreboding atmosphere and loads of imagination.
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