Our examiner, Andrea Walney, first checked Bioshock 2 21 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 8 weeks ago.
Bioshock 2 is played through the eyes of the protagonist with only your hands visible. Unlike Bioshock, you have a built-in weapon in one hand, and Plasmid super-powers in the other, allowing you to use both attack simultaneously. You use rivet guns, giant drills, and firearms to defend yourself against the horde of frenzied humanoids. Special powers such as telekinesis, electricity, and fire/freezing can also be used to kill the attacking populace.
Other features of the original persist, including murderous Splicers (the crazy inhabitants of Rapture), machine hacking, plasmid gathering, and of course the harvesting or saving of Little Sisters. As with the first game you have moral choices to make throughout, and these choices affect how you progress and how the game ends.
The games in the series are available on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, Mac, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Switch either as original releases or in a variety of remastered packs:
- Bioshock (2007)
- Bioshock 2 (2010)
- BioShock: Ultimate Rapture Edition (2012) BioShock and BioShock 2
- Bioshock Infinite (2013)
- BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea (2014)
- BioShock Infinite: The Complete Edition (2014) Main game and extra content.
- BioShock: The Collection (2020) HD version of all games on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Switch
It is recommended that you play Bioshock before tackling the sequel, as this is more of an expansion of the world it has created, and will make more sense if you have previous knowledge of Rapture and its inhabitants.
You can play this game in the following styles:
Rated for younger players in Australia. Rated Mature Accompanied (MA 15+) for Strong horror themes, violence and coarse language.
15+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content.
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BioShock 2 Remastered
Bioshock 2 Remastered
Release Date: 09/02/2010, updated in 2016
Price: 75% off
Out Now: Mac, PC, PS3, PS4, Switch, Xbox 360 and Xbox One
Content Rating: PEGI 18
Skill Rating: 15+ year-olds
Players: 1 (10 online)
Components: 3D First-Person and Open World
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