ESRB Rating

May contain mature sexual themes, more intense violence and/or strong language.

Release Date

US: 2010-02-09

Genre: Shooter

BioShock 2

Also available for: PC, Xbox360

Set during the fall of Rapture, players assume the role of a Plasmid test subject for Sinclair Solutions, a premier provider of Plasmids and Tonics in the underwater city of Rapture that was first explored in the original BioShock. Players will need to use all the elements of the BioShock toolset to survive as the full depth of the BioShock experience is refined and transformed into a unique multiplayer experience that can only be found in Rapture.

Story-Driven BioShock 2 DLC Coming 2010-08-05

Last downloadable content arrives this fall.

BioShock Could Switch Developers 2010-06-08

2K Marin may be too busy with XCOM.

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Ratings for BioShock 2

Rating Description
Presentation A focused storyline, strong characters, clear moral choice mechanics, great story delivery, and a well-implemented overall cohesion of theme throughout the entire product.
Graphics Not as impressive as the first game, but the unmistakable art style prevails, making Rapture one of the visually dense and interesting settings around.
Sound The effects, music, and voice acting are all top notch and effectively reinforce the mood and feel of the world.
Gameplay A host of refinements and tweaks, from hacking to the way weapons and plasmids work, to enhance the flow of gameplay and keep you rooted in the action. A great experience from start to finish.
Lasting Appeal A top tier single-player mode that's entertaining the whole way through and a surprisingly fun multiplayer suite with plenty of unlocks and reasons to keep playing.
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