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BioShock Infinite

BioShock Infinite
2K Games

December 11th, 2012







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Platform: Xbox 360

Released: 2013-02-26










BioShock Infinite by 2K Games

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Brand: 2K Games Category: Adventure Platform: Xbox 360 ESRB: Rating Pending


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Description

BioShock Infinite is a first-person shooter like you’ve never seen. Just ask the judges from E3 2011, where the Irrational Games title won over 75 editorial awards, including the Game Critics Awards’ Best of Show. Set in 1912, players assume the role of former Pinkerton agent Booker DeWitt, sent to the flying city of Columbia on a rescue mission. His target? Elizabeth, imprisoned since childhood. During their daring escape, Booker and Elizabeth form a powerful bond — one that lets Booker augment his own abilities with her world-altering control over the environment. Together, they fight from high-speed Sky-Lines, in the streets and houses of Columbia, on giant zeppelins, and in the clouds, all while learning to harness an expanding arsenal of weapons and abilities, and immersing players in a story that is not only steeped in profound thrills and surprises, but also invests its characters with what IGN called “Emotional ties (that) will continue to set the bar in gaming.”

Features

  • Immersive Story ? The year is 1912 and you?re Booker DeWitt
  • a former Pinkerton agent. His mission: rescue the mysterious Elizabeth from the sky-city Columbia or never leave it alive. But why is everyone so afraid of a young girl?
  • A City in the Sky ? A technological marvel
  • the flying city of Columbia a beautiful and vibrant world that has a very dark secret ? a secret that not only threatens the existence of Columbia but could change Booker forever.
  • Sky-Lines ? Using his Sky-Hook
  • Booker is able to dish out severe hands-on punishment and traverse the city?s hook points and Sky-Lines
  • Tears ? Your traveling companion Elizabeth has the power to open Tears in time and space. Booker can use these Tears to shape the battlefield and turn the tide in combat by pulling cover
  • Vigors ? What would a BioShock game be without a variety of devastating powers surging through your body to be unleashed against all that oppose you? Vigors let you tailor your play style for maximum effect.
  • and other resources out of thin air.
  • turning them into weaponized roller coasters.
  • turrets
  • weapons

Editorial Review

BioShock Infinite is a single player First-Person Shooter, and the third game in the critically and popularly acclaimed BioShock Series. The events of BioShock Infinite are set prior to those of earlier games in the series and unrelated. Yet although unrelated, the action in the game contains a familiar flavor and flare, with a combination of human and mechanized opposition, a variety of physical and personal biological weapons, and a distinctive storyline and setting. Additional features include, the brand-new hero Booker DeWitt, the aerial city of Columbia, the vigors/nostrums biological abilities system, and a variety of strategies to use against foes.

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Vox Populi faction members freefalling through the airborn city in BioShock Infinite
A brand-new BioShock adventure set in the mobile sky city of Columbia.

A Brand-new BioShock Adventure Set in the Sky

BioShock Infinite is a whole new BioShock adventure set in the new environment of Columbia, an immense city in the sky. Players assume the role of a down-on-his luck former Pinkerton agent Booker DeWitt, sent to Columbia in 1912 to rescue Elizabeth, a young woman imprisoned there since childhood. DeWitt will develop a relationship with Elizabeth, augmenting his abilities with hers so the pair may escape from a city that is literally falling from the sky. You will learn to fight foes in high-speed Skyline battles, engage in combat both indoors and outdoors, and harness the power of dozens of new weapons and abilities.

Gameplay

Although BioShock Infinite is a whole new adventure, set away from the underwater city of Rapture featured in earlier games in the series, its gameplay mechanics are familiar. Initially the player is tasked with finding and rescuing the character, Elizabeth, a captive within the city for the majority of her life. In searching for her, the open-air city is traversed by foot as well as the “Skyline,” a rail system that the player connects to manually via a handheld grapple type tool. Elizabeth's imprisonment is a mystery, and she and thus the player are pursued by a variety of enemies, human and mechanical. Primary among these is “Songbird,” a robotic birdlike creature, and Elizabeth's one-time guardian/jailer. It wants her back. Players can utilize a variety of strategies in combat, including attacks, stealth, and hacking. In combat weapons are available, such as sniper rifle, machine gun, shotgun, pistol, rocket launcher, and of course, their fists. The game also features chemical based weapons in the form of vigors and nostrums. These function similarly to the plasmids and tonics used in earlier BioShock games, with vigors granting access to actively used powers and abilities, and nostrums passively bolstering an overall condition, for example, improved health, strength or damage resistance.

Additional Screenshots

Elizabeth being draged away by a mechanized captor in BioShock Infinite
Save Elizabeth & use her powers.

Songbird swooping down in BioShock Infinite
Avoid pursuing 'Songbird'.

A Founders faction member about to attach to the Sky-Line handheld rail system in BioShock Infinite
Utilize the Skyline rail system.

The mechanized Handyman opponent from BioShock Infinite
All-new mechanized enemies.

More Details

Publisher: Take 2 Category: Adventure Binding: Video Game Language: English

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