Retro Gaming 10’s- Bioshock Infinite: (2013)

When it comes down to memorable high profile first person shooter games that came out during the PS3/Xbox 360 era of the early 10’s many people remember is the critically acclaimed first-person shooter Bioshock: Infinite. Bioshock: Infinite was developed by Irrational Games and published by 2K Games and utilized the Unreal Engine 3 which was a modified version of what was utilized in the game’s 2010 prequel Bioshock 2. Bioshock: Infinite was released for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Microsoft Windows and was a game that was generally favored by many people due to its story and its overall presentation. The plot for Bioshock: Infinite saw players controlling the main character Booker DeWitt who becomes caught in the middle of an ongoing conflict that exists in the fictional aerial city of Columbia. DeWitt’s main objective is to rescue a woman named Elizabeth after she goes missing who is also someone who has the ability to control rips in the space-time continuum. One of the most intriguing aspects of Bioshock: Infinite is that the game was set in the early part of 20th century in the year 1912 and focused on the division and war between the native and elite founders of Columbia. The open world environment of Columbia was definitely a step forward from the Rapture setting which was presented in the first two Bioshock games.

Even though, the story for Bioshock: Infinite was compelling one of its minor drawbacks was the length of the campaign since it could be completed within twelve hours. The length of Bioshock: Infinite was about the same length as its predecessor and it was an opportunity for 2K Games to make this title a little bit longer. Regardless, of how long Bioshock: Infinite was or the fact that the game lacked multiple endings it was still a massive commercial success. Bioshock: Infinite had reportedly sold at least 11 million copies worldwide across multiple gaming platforms. Not only was Bioshock: Infinite universally praised by numerous gaming publications but it was eventually re-released to next generation consoles after 2013 including the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and the Nintendo Switch. Since the mid 10’s people around the world have been waiting for Bioshock 4 and are hopeful that the game is released sometime in the near future. Bioshock: Infinite is too great of a game to have a sequel and its also a title that deserves to be remastered in 4K HD for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X as well.

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