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BioShock gets reviewed and it's perfect

The first BioShock review has rolled in coming from UK's OXM and, according to them, they think the game is nearly perfect. Over on meta critic they've posted UK's OXM review from the September issue where the gaming magazine gave BioShock a perfect rating translating to 100 on the website. And if this review hints at things to come then we're thinking BioShock just may have lived up to the hype and the team over at Irrational Games just might have nailed the formula of great gameplay mixed with a great story. Though, we'll just have to wait a few more weeks until we get our greasy mitts on the game or until we see more reviews roll in, but we must say that the UK OXM review leaves us more than optimistic. Honor thy Big Daddy!

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Joe1

8-06-2007 @ 9:43AM

Joe said...

It definitely looks cool. I'm looking forward to it with baited breathe. :)

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Joe2

8-06-2007 @ 9:49AM

Joe said...

I mean "bated breath". Wow my spelling needs some plasmoids!

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PacoDG3

8-06-2007 @ 9:51AM

PacoDG said...

Limited Edition can still be had from Gamestop http://www.gamestop.com/product.asp?product_id=200317

(Put "SAVER" as the coupon code for free shipping, it will still cost you about $75 though)

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Jon4

8-06-2007 @ 10:09AM

Jon said...

Major win for Xbox 360 on this exclusive.

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erivera35

8-06-2007 @ 10:11AM

erivera3 said...

looks ok, just doesn't have a huge appeal to me though. I'd rather save up my money for Assassin's Creed, Hells Highway, COD4, GTA4, Mass Effect, and of course Halo 3. Too many good games, they should have released Bioshock earlier in the summer!

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Tony6

8-06-2007 @ 10:13AM

Tony said...

GTA4 is in 2008 and the rest of those are at least a month away from Bioshock's release date. Get it!

I'm excited. OXM reviews don't exactly mean anything to me, but I don't really need to hear from other places to know this is worth getting. I already have it pre-ordered.

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Stephen7

8-06-2007 @ 10:16AM

Stephen said...

I had high hopes for this game and now it sounds like it won't disappoint. Funds are limited and I was just about to breakdown and get the "must have" Gears of War (it's been almost 2 years, drop the price...damn)this weekend. Now, I'll just hold of on spending my $60 for two more weeks.


My summer/fall library:
Madden
BioShock
Tiger Woods
Halo 3
Mass Effect
Scene it?

HM: Rock Band (only if my friends get into it too)

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Stephen8

8-06-2007 @ 10:17AM

Stephen said...

oh yeah Assassin's Creed will also be a part of the library.

HM: COD4:MW

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scott9

8-06-2007 @ 10:22AM

scott said...

Gears of war came out in November of 2006, not 2005 Stephen.

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edhe10

8-06-2007 @ 10:22AM

edhe said...

Major win for gamers, simply getting this game ;)

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Toph11

8-06-2007 @ 10:23AM

Toph said...

Won't be totally sure about the game until the demo, personally.

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erivera312

8-06-2007 @ 10:24AM

erivera3 said...

I'm sure it will be a good game, maybe even a great game, but there are too many great games coming out close to each other and I'm not about to spend hundreds and hundreds of dollars in a few months on these games especially when I won't have time for them all. Halo 3 will consume all of my time (plus college) once it comes out, so between now and then it'd be nice to pick up a game that can hold me off, maybe this is it but I am just not as excited as others about this game.

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Bravo613

8-06-2007 @ 11:04AM

Bravo6 said...

It looks great, but I am completely confused as to what the hell is going on in the demo videos.

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Jonah Falcon14

8-06-2007 @ 11:18AM

Jonah Falcon said...

Halo got 9.5. Halo 2 got 9.7.

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Grant15

8-06-2007 @ 11:19AM

Grant said...

the game looks great, and i wanna pick it up... but 100? the game was flawless?

Games really should never manage to score a perfect review unless they are literally flawless, So many games have scored in very high 9/90s, but they always have something holding it back even though they are great games. While some systems have circumvented a system to say that a 10/100 is a "MUST BUY OMFG ROXORS" and an 11 is perfect, but the simple fact is unless a game does something great, and you find NOTHING wrong with it, only then it should get a perfect 10.

I remember when zelda:OOT got a 10 on IGN and there was much controversy, not to mention the bad control issues. While i'm a fan of zelda, i would be hard pressed to give that game a perfect score by any means.

Have reviewers become so lazy/biased they need to grade on a curve now?

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TioSolid16

8-06-2007 @ 11:23AM

TioSolid said...

If irrational games keeps releasing a definitive game every ten years, like they did with system shock and now with bioshock, I think they should stay this way

http://www.newsinside.org

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erivera317

8-06-2007 @ 11:27AM

erivera3 said...

@15

I agree, there is no multiplayer so right there in my opinion it is nowhere near perfect.

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ssuk18

8-06-2007 @ 11:39AM

ssuk said...

I'm definatly getting the Collectors Editon of this game on launch day. Which is 1) very rare for me to get a 360 game on launch, 2) get a collectors edition of a game.

It's also been the highlight of the year for me. I've been anticipating this game for aaaaages.

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BananaBoat19

8-06-2007 @ 11:54AM

BananaBoat said...

Others have already said it, but the deluge of games coming out this holiday season might just swallow BioShock whole. The game looks pretty good, noone is desputing that, but what features does it have that make it any different from the other 10 FPS's that have come out recently, or that are going to come out this holiday season? It will be a shame if this game doesn't do pretty well in stores, but I can't imagine it will next to Halo 3, Mario Galaxies, Super Smash Bro's, Assassins creed and all the other games that are coming out. Honestly, I've already got too much to buy this holiday season. BioShock is one game I'll be renting to spare my wallet.

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Aaron20

8-06-2007 @ 11:57AM

Aaron said...

lol 10 out of 10 from a Xbox mag lol Unbiased score there :P

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