Developer: Irrational Games and 2K Games
Genre: First person shooter
Platform: XBOX 360
Release Date: March 26, 2013
Description: Get ready to play what I believe is the greatest video game of all time. "Bioshock Infinite," a heart racing first person shooter that is both so terrifying and beautiful it will feel as if you are watching a motion picture film instead of playing a video game. With crisp graphics, stellar game play and superior voice acting, this game was well beyond it's time.
Step into the world of Booker DeWitt, a former U.S. Calvary soldier and Pinkerton detective. It is 1912 in New York City. DeWitt is a washed up alcoholic and up to his neck in debt. DeWitt must pay up, otherwise it will be the end of his life. He is given a chance to redeem himself when a note arrives at his office with a simple message, "Bring us the girl and wipe away the debt."
Travel to Columbia, a city floating in the clouds full of beauty, technological advancements and many dark secrets. In charge of Columbia is Zachary Comstock, better know as "The Prophet." He is considered the savior of the city, and whatever he says goes. No questions asked.
Once there, DeWitt meets Elizabeth, a strange woman garnering supernatural powers that was locked away in a tower by Comstock. Is this the girl DeWitt is supposed to bring back to New York to wipe away his debt? After DeWitt frees Elizabeth, the two must fight and shoot their way out of Columbia. Equip yourself with various firearms and powers of your own, also know as "Vigors." Destroy your enemies in various ways, from blowing them in half with a shotgun to summoning flesh eating crows to pick them apart.
Along the way, you have the opportunity to pick up "Voxophones." These devices reveal another side of Columbia that it's citizens and prophet do not want anyone else knowing. You may either follow the simple path to each objective, or challenge yourself and explore the city. Unlock various hidden tunnels and rooms, each containing various items that will help you throughout the game.
Once deeper in Columbia, DeWitt and Elizabeth get tied up in all sorts of trouble. Lies and deceit, a revolutionary war and even the origins of Columbia so evil it will send chills down your spine. Meet various other characters along the way who all have their own agendas, so be careful who you trust.
Finally, get ready for epic ending that will leave you speechless and in tears. That is to say if you make it, and none of the evil forces of Columbia kill you first.
Reviewer Name: Sean Fagan
Date of Review: 3/13/2021