Bioshock Infinite is the third entry in the BioShock franchise, propelling players from the depths of the ocean to the heights of the skies. Fans of the franchise will undoubtedly recognize some similarities between this game and its predecessors; hard-hitting gunplay, cool supernatural abilities, and a gripping story. However, Bioshock Infinite abandons the previous setting of Rapture, a city at the bottom of the sea, for Columbia, a floating city that promises a perfect life. Armed with an arsenal of weapons and powers, players will uncover the secrets that Columbia holds while blazing through enemies with style. Fans of first-person shooters should look no further, as Bioshock Infinite is an absolute must-play experience.
Main Game Features:
- Lengthy single-player campaign
- Unlockable difficulty mode
- Dozens of unique abilities, upgrades, and items
In Bioshock Infinite, you play as Booker DeWitt, a man sent to the floating city of Columbia to rescue an imprisoned girl named Elizabeth. After arriving in the city and encountering the girl, Booker quickly learns that Columbia is far more corrupt and evil than its angelic appearance makes it seem. Amid a violent civil war between the impoverished and the upper-class, Booker must ensure Elizabeth's safety and expose the truth behind Columbia's dark secrets. Along the way, he'll discover answers to mysteries beyond his comprehension, that will challenge his perspective on the very fabric of life itself.
Like previous games in the Bioshock series, Bioshock Infinite combines classic first-person shooter action with cool abilities, upgrades, and an engrossing narrative. Columbia is full of baddies that want you dead, but you'll easily repel them with both firearms and supernatural powers. You can blast through enemies with weapons like the carbine, shotgun, and hand-cannon. Booker can also utilize special powers known as Vigors, giving him the ability to possess enemies, throw fireballs, and much more. Navigating Columbia's many floating island districts is also made easy thanks to the Sky-Hook, a bladed grapple device that gives access to zip lines and doubles as a melee weapon.
As you loot the environment and slain enemies, you'll gain coins that can be spent at various vending machines found throughout Columbia. While common machines let you purchase things like ammo and medicine, rarer machines unlock upgrades for your guns and Vigors. It's almost impossible to fully upgrade everything in one playthrough, so you'll have to form a strategy and focus on your favorite powers. Unique pieces of clothing can also be collected and equipped, providing passive bonuses like increased speed, extra ammo, and modified attacks.
Despite the complete shift in setting, Bioshock Infinite continues the expected excellence that the franchise has become known for. The story is incredibly memorable and full of twists and turns, which will have you reflecting on the game for hours on end. Exploring the city of Columbia and its many steampunk influenced districts provides a fun adventure with a surprising amount of combat variety. Whether you're a newcomer to the Bioshock series or a seasoned fan hoping for a fantastic sequel, Bioshock Infinite delivers.
- Memorable characters and plot
- Fun combat with unique powers
- Collectibles and side-quests provide replayability
- Lacks additional gameplay modes
- Narrative can be exceptionally confusing