Publisher: 2K Games
Developer: Irrational Games
Release Date: 2007
Easily the creepiest thing we've ever seen, the disturbing mood of BioShock is hammered into your skull by the unsettling and leaky underwater environment, as well as by the haunting 1930s melodies warbling from the speakers. The nightmare factor gets ratcheted up once you encounter your enemies, because as BioShock's developer describes, "We weren't scared by the monsters we created, but then we realized that the most frightening things were people... gone wrong in the head."
For the record, we completely agree... the crazies in BioShock had us freaking out throughout the entire demo. It was an effort to maintain bladder control, which is the main reason we're looking forward to getting our hands on this title in the privacy of our own homes, where bedpans are more readily available. Yeah, it's that scary.
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