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In 1960, a lone survivor of a plane crash named Jack discovers an abandoned underwater utopia, only to find out that the mystery behind its creation is much more sinister than he first believed.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Ahlin John Ahlin ... Dieter Sonnekalb (voice)
Greg Baldwin ... Frank Fontaine (voice) (as Gregory S. Baldwin)
Jane Beller Jane Beller ... Various (voice)
Susanne Blakeslee ... Professor Julie Langford / Lady Smith Splicers (voice)
Anne Bobby ... Brigid Tenenbaum (voice)
Blesst Bowden ... (voice)
Tony Chiroldes ... Pablo Navarro (voice)
Shavonne Conroy Shavonne Conroy ... (voice)
Ritchie Coster ... Bill McDonagh (voice)
Betsy Foldes ... Rosebud Splicer / Public Address Announcments (voice) (as Elizabeth Foldes-Meiman)
Joshua Gomez ... Johnny / Pigskin Splicers (voice)
Cassandra Grae ... Baby Jane Splicers (voice)
Raymond Guth Raymond Guth ... Ducky Splicers (voice) (as Ray Guth)
J.G. Hertzler ... Dr. Grossman Splicers (voice)
Peter Francis James ... Dr. J.S. Steinman (voice)
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Storyline

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 ... Written by redcommander27

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Breaking the mold.


Certificate:

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USA | Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 August 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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$25,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

It was explained that the reason the player can see the ghosts of the residents of Rapture is because the ADAM in the city is moving constantly from person to person as they are killed. The ghosts you're seeing are just a result of the leftover RNA (memories) that you inject along with the ADAM. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jack Ryan: They told me, "Son, you're special. You were born to do great things." You know what? They were right.
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Alternate Versions

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.
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Soundtracks

If I Didn't Care
by Jack Lawrence
Performed by The Ink Spots
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One of the best games out there!
31 October 2009 | by brandon_lee420See all my reviews

I was hearing about Bioshock on the internet a couple of months ago and was amazed by the good reviews critics gave it. So i thought why not try it. I won the bid off ebay for 15 dollars and when it finally arrived i installed it and played it.

You are a survivor of a plane crash and with no where to go, you will have to go to the lighthouse. The light house reaches to an under water city called Rapture, built by Andrew Ryan, and you realize how corrupted it is. Throughout the game you understand stuff about rapture, it's people and how they became to be zombie-looking things and so on.

The beginning starts out boring and i thought that my money had gone to waste but as i progressed further and further i realized that this game was not a waste at all. Plasmids and Big daddies make this game, oh and i forgot that the idea for a underwater city is priceless. The guns look very different but are the same and you can also upgrade your plasmids and guns throughout the game. Every serious gamer should have at least played this game but don't expect it to be better than Half-life 2 because it's a disgrace against Hl2.

Pros- Big daddies, guns, plasmids, story... Cons- Same enemies and that's about it.


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