The year is 1960, while flying over the Atlantic ocean, average citizen Jack blacks out and awakens to discover that he is the sole survivor of a plane crash. Amidst the wreckage of his plane Jack spots and swims to a lighthouse and boards a Bathysphere that takes him deep within the ocean and into Rapture. Originally conceived as a utopia where a man would be entitled to all that he made without the interference of "parasites" by idealistic billionaire mogul Andrew Ryan. Rapture has since decayed and festered from the infectious effects of civil war and anarchy, brought about by the very ideals it citizens and it's leader embrace. Aided by a sympathetic smuggler and a rogue geneticist, Jack salvages gene altering chemicals transforming himself into a superhuman, and uses his newfound powers and abilities as well as an arsenal of weapons to fend off the vicious hordes of psychotic mutants, security robots and armored supersoldiers that resulted from Rapture's unrest while given the ...
Breaking the mold.
21 August 2007 (USA)
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The game underwent many development changes from the time it was pitched top the final product. The original concept for the game was set in a fifties style futuristic city that took place on land and inside interconnected controlled environment chambers. These laboratories would be full of dead human bodies and be filled with various insectiod life forms. One of these life forms, called Gatherers, would collect genetic material while being protected by a second form of life forms called Protectors from the last form of life forms, The Predatory Aggressors. These eventually developed into the Little Sisters, Big Daddy's, and Splicers respectively. When the developers decided that they wanted a more human angle to the game. See more
They told me, "Son, you're special. You were born to do great things." You know what? They were right.
The German version was censored in some parts. Among the changes are:
- Blood splatters have been reduced.
- The blood stains that appear on the wrench whenever an enemy is hit have been removed.
- It's no longer possible to add wounds to bodies.
- The animation of Dr. Steinman's patient was removed.
- Ragdoll effects have been deactivated.
- A cutscene was altered.
Beyond the Sea
Music by Charles Trenet
French lyrics by Charles Trenet
English lyrics by Jack Lawrence
Performed by Bobby Darin
, Django Reinhardt
and Stéphane Grappelli See more