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The Bioshock Franchise

The Bioshock series are first-person shooting game set in a fantastical failed utopian future. They invite you to explore dark stories about the misuse of surgery and gene therapy, religion and what happens when a society develops with a power mad genius in control. It's an unusual combination of a deep world, complex narrative with a quick reaction shooting and running game.

They are ambitious and violent horror games that combine zombies, science fiction, iconic music and architecture of their era. They have a strong narrative, an immersive setting and some unique weaponry to play with. Regarded by many as a modern gaming classic.

There have been 3 games in the Bioshock franchise.
The first game was released in 2007 on Mac, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One and the most recent release was Bioshock Infinite in 2020 on Mac, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

The most popular game in the franchise is Bioshock with 21 likes. The franchise as a whole has 31 likes on the database. Unfortunately, Bioshock Infinite is not available on Android or iOS. However, there are other games similar to Bioshock Infinite on these platforms that offer an equivalent experience.

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DetailsFranchise Details

PEGI Ratings: PEGI 18
ESRB Ratings: ESRB MATURE 17+
Australian Ratings: MA 15+
Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting, Narrative, Open World, Role-Play and Shooting
Release dates: 2007 - 2020
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One
Developers: @ArkaneStudios and @GhostStoryGames
 

 

Games in the Bioshock Franchise

Bioshock

Release Date: 21/08/2007, updated in 2016

Platforms: Mac, PC, PS3, PS4, Switch, Xbox 360 and Xbox One

Bioshock is a first-person shooting game set in a fantastical underwater city. A dark story unfolds about the misuse of surgery and gene therapy, and what happens when a society develops with a power mad genius in control. It's an unusual combination of...

Bioshock Infinite

Release Date: 26/03/2013, updated in 2020

Platforms: Mac, PC, PS3, PS4, Switch, Xbox 360 and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 16+ year-olds

Bioshock Infinite is an adventure shooting game. Although the story is unconnected to the previous games in the series, it raises similar themes of dictatorship communities and alternative to capitalistic society. It's another nuanced and complex story...

Bioshock 2

Release Date: 09/02/2010, updated in 2016

Platforms: Mac, PC, PS3, PS4, Switch, Xbox 360 and Xbox One

Bioshock 2 is a horror shooting game. A sequel to the original Bioshock, it's also set in the underwater city of Rapture. This time you play as a Big Daddy, the heavily armed bodyguard of zombified Little Sisters. It's another...

Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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