PC - Windows, Mac


7 critics

Score Distribution

9.00 to 10.0
8.00 to 8.99
6.00 to 7.99
4.00 to 5.99
0 to 3.99
Greg VallentinAug 30, 2007
It's not just the fact that BioShock is a real looker, or the fact that as a first-person shooter alone it stands up to all of its competitors; it's the thought and craftsmanship that went into realising Rapture, its emotionally-jarring denizens and its compelling and seamless narrative that pushes you willingly forward from chapter-to-chapter.
Charles OnyettAug 17, 2007
Irrational had a clear vision with this game, something pulled off with remarkable precision in every department. They didn't just deliver something that's fun to play, a criterion so often cited as the benchmark of what makes a game worthwhile. BioShock stands as a monolithic example of the convergence of entertaining gameplay and an irresistibly sinister, engrossing storyline that encompasses a host of multifaceted characters. This is an essential gaming experience.
Jeff GerstmannAug 22, 2007
BioShock's real strengths are as a compelling work of interactive fiction, and as a unique ride through a warped world with some great payoff built into its mysterious plot. If that description has you even the least bit interested, you'll definitely find BioShock worth playing--but you still might want to hold off for a patch or two, just in case.
Game TrailersAug 21, 2007
BioShock is excellent on so many levels. Yes, the lack of multiplayer is disappointing and the hacking can become tedious. But for now, we’ll take it. The atmosphere, the water, the story, the architecture, and the perfectly tuned challenge all come together to create one of the greatest experiences of this generation of consoles. Rapture is awaiting. Bliss is inevitable.
Thom ComptonAug 21, 2017
BioShock is one of the best games ever made. Ever since games were just Pong with different translucent plastic laid on top of it, people have been waiting for an experience that manages to blend intensity, great storytelling, and a universe so lifelike it still feels real all these years later. While it suffers a bit for not having ironed all of its kinks out, it's so close to perfect it's easy to get lost in all the glamour. Welcome to Rapture, the dystopian utopia of your dreams.
Craig SnowNov 04, 2008
BioShock is a beautifully written and stunningly realised game with the addictive qualities of the best first person shooters, an epic story that I’ve yet to see bettered in gaming and an atmosphere unrivalled by any game currently available on the PS3 or the 360. BioShock was a rare treat for me - a truly impressive game that lived up to the hype. It's one of the best games available on this generation of consoles.
DinowanAug 29, 2007
Quelques arguments qui ne valent que si on s'obstine à comparer Bioshock aux autres FPS en lui refusant le fait que, à l'image de son ancêtre System Shock, il vaut pour lui seul. Alors au diable les critères idiots, froids et objectifs, Bioshock est envoûtant, une pièce d'art qui se savoure non seulement comme un excellent jeu mais même comme un excellent bouquin narrant la déchéance d'une utopie. Et ça, c'est encore trop rare.