Around this time last year we got our first little taste of what could be
expected from Bioshock, when 2K released an impressive 14 minute gameplay
trailer. Bioshock is considered by its developers to be the "spiritual
successor" of the well acclaimed System Shock 2. There is much more to this
game than meets the eye, which can be discovered when playing the 1.2GB demo
which was released just weeks ago.
The full version of Bioshock has also been released for both the PC and the
Xbox 360, allowing us to purchase a copy and do a full analysis of how the
current crop of videocards do in this next-gen FPS. The game uses a modified
version of the Unreal Engine 3, also used by Epic's Gears of War and
upcoming Unreal Tournament 3 game. Given that Bioshock is a single-player
only game, we were a little amazed by the hype that surrounded it, yet the
fact it offers breathtaking visuals and while the gameplay itself is quite
good, the jaw-dropping visuals keep you entertained right till the very end.