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The 100 Greatest Games | 26 | Bioshock

YEAR: 2007     FORMAT: XBOX 360

The 100 Greatest Games | 26 | Bioshock


As shooting games go, Bioshock is up there with the best, its tense gameplay and brutal slayings sating the bloodlust of even the most hardened gorehound. But what made 2K Game's distopian adventure a masterpiece was its atmosphere; from the panic when your plane crash-lands at sea in the dead of night, to the moment when a trip in a glass elevator reveals the underwater city of Rapture (a masterpiece in location design) in all its glory. Bioshock captures the same sense of awe and scale as Terry Gilliam's Brazil, while the leaking pipes, dank corridors and screaming zombified harridans create a pervasive, claustrophobic mood of dread that underpins every trigger-happy skirmish.

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The first time you spot a Big Daddy - a towering, lumbering behemoth in antique diving gear that protects a corpse-sucking zombie girl - is utterly unforgettable, and a more effective laxative than All Bran washed down with prune juice.

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