View Full Version : Bioshock or The Darkness

08-25-2007, 04:12 PM
Hi now Bioshock has been released in the UK I was wondering for the people who have played it which game would you play either the Bioshock or The Darkness, both these games are produced by 2K games so that why I wanted to get your opinion on these games.

The Pants Party
08-25-2007, 04:12 PM
Moved to General...

I liked BioShock a lot better. Darkness was pretty good, but just didn't match up to it. Both recommended games though. :)

Ghost x360a
08-25-2007, 04:16 PM
Bioshock of course. The Darkness got old after a while and the online play was awful.

08-25-2007, 04:16 PM
I prefer Bioshock better just because of the overall gameplay.

Fonkey Monkey
08-25-2007, 04:23 PM
The Darkness is a great game, but the multiplayer might as well not even be there, and theres not really a need to play through it more than once.
therefore buy bioshock, rent the darkness.

08-25-2007, 04:23 PM
I haven't even played Bioshock yet, but I'm gonna go with it.

The Darkness was pretty terrible imo. The story was excellent, but the gameplay was dull. There wasn't nearly enough involvement with the tentacle things in the combat, and the shooting was stiff and frankly not much fun. Plus, it essentially had no Multiplayer, because the lag was so terrible there was no point in even playing. I ended up trading it in before I even beat the singleplayer, which is the first time I've done that.

Bioshock, on the other hand, looks amazing. It's also the highest rated game of all time, so...

08-25-2007, 05:33 PM
Thats a tough choice. I've played both, and I would have to say Bioshock. While The darkness is'nt bad by any means, bioshock is just the better game on every level in my opinion.

08-25-2007, 05:35 PM
bioshock the game is amazing, single play is too short in the darkness and the multiplayer isn't that good

08-25-2007, 05:40 PM
Bioshock by a mile. I didn't like Darkness that much but Bioshock, something about it was so damn intriguing. I loved everything about the game. Maybe it was the scenario and the characters in the game. Incredible game.

08-25-2007, 06:03 PM
Bioshock but darkness id still good, id buy both though

08-25-2007, 06:16 PM
this for me is a hard one to decide, i love the darkness, the singleplayer, graphics etc were amazing not to mention the great range of achievements... Bioshock is also kick ass, I'm not going to vote because i love both game's equally.

08-25-2007, 07:05 PM
Definitely BioShock, The Darkness doesn't even come close.

08-25-2007, 09:04 PM
I think BioShock because it got a 9.7 rating and it just seems cooler then the Darkness.

08-25-2007, 09:17 PM
BioShock all the way.

08-25-2007, 09:39 PM
Bioshock. Darkness has crappy multiplayer and single player is too short.

08-25-2007, 10:18 PM
bioshock by far.. just overall better

plus darkness has the shittiest multilayer

08-25-2007, 10:34 PM
I love the theme for both games and they both play xtremely well but the Darkness has very little replay value (play on normal and get the heart of gold then you can breeze through hard in like 3+ hours) and ya the multiplayer is plagued by lag and freezing. Bioshock is badass so far and it's got a ton of stuff to do/xplore. Buy Bioshock and rent Darkness

btw Mike Patton does an incredible job as the voice of the Darkness

Anti HERO 574
08-25-2007, 10:49 PM
judging by the demos it would have to be bioshock for me..

Clipse 2
08-25-2007, 11:26 PM
I own The Darkness and I really enjoyed the story line and game play. I will be purchasing Bioshock sometime after GSL is done so that I'll have time to lay it. As to what you should buy thats up to you, if you're looking for something different in a FPS game I'd say Bioshock because it does have a lot of different items in the game that The Darkness and other FPS games don't have.

As for those listing that The Darkness has a crappy multiplayer feature I question why you bring it up as Bioshock doesn't even have one. That makes it a non-issue and shouldn't even be mentioned.

08-26-2007, 12:40 AM
Bioshock for sure.

08-26-2007, 12:59 AM
Bioshock for sure Darkness is an amazing game though

Danny Dibo
08-26-2007, 01:34 AM
Bioshock, hands down. I played through the darkness in about 4 days, heart of gold and all. Bioshock is just the better game.

I'm working on bioshock now and its just a masterpiece, IMO.

08-26-2007, 02:03 AM
Bioshock FTW

08-26-2007, 02:17 AM
Bioshock is much better than the Darkness.

08-26-2007, 02:40 AM
Darkness was good, bioshock is great.

08-26-2007, 03:07 AM
I've played both and hands down Bioshock beats the Darkness.... just look at the poll results lol

p4in redefined
08-26-2007, 03:23 AM
i really enjoyed playing through the darkness the only thing that ruined it for me was the online...the ridiculously laggy games it was retarded. at the moment im only a quarter way through bioshock but i love it, its so out of the ordinary to find an interesting fps with a good storyline and flexybility....i do get the odd craving to impale someone with a demon arm though

08-26-2007, 05:08 AM
They are both good games, but I'd say Bioshock is better though.

I just wish The Darkness's multiplayer was better, and not as laggy. Bioshock doesn't have multiplayer at all. So both are just good as a single player game.

08-26-2007, 05:21 AM
The darkness had a great story...plot-wise. The gameplay was so slow, you would spend 5 minutes walking and then kill people for 10 seconds. Even when you were fighting, it was incredibly bland and had no difficulty. The online, as many people have mentioned, was so laggy it may as well have been scratched.
Bioshock, has an even better story plot-wise, quick gameplay and a great fighting system. It has no online but all that means is you don't have to suffer as much for achievements.
Bioshock, 100% of the way.

08-26-2007, 05:26 AM
The Darkness.

I hated going through hell, but I hated playing Bioshock all together.

08-26-2007, 06:03 AM
bioshock all the way. i played the darkness and i didnt really like it

Conker Rules All
08-26-2007, 07:13 AM
The Darkness.

I hated going through hell, but I hated playing Bioshock all together.

wow i knew someone was going to post this lol but bioshock is the predator and darkness is the prey:p

no but i liked them both but chop off the demon arm and play bioshock it's a killer game

x360a xC0LTSx
08-26-2007, 03:48 PM
Bioshock the darkness is fun but bioshcok was a great game

teh x3nomorph
08-27-2007, 02:49 PM
Get them both!

The Darkness was great and creepy and had a really unique story line ( I never read the comic books ) and cool gameplay elements.

The BioShock demo ( cause I had some issues with my game and then my 360 ) was incredible. EXTREMELY unique story and gameplay and the graphics are just out of this world.

Go buy The Darkness used, beat it in under 7 days, return it for a full refund, and then go buy BioShock!

08-27-2007, 10:43 PM
Bioshock, but I wouldn't buy it, I rent mine beat in two days with 865 or something achievements and sent it back to gamefly.. I suggest you just rent it..

08-27-2007, 11:20 PM
bioshock is way better

austin rules
08-27-2007, 11:29 PM
i picked bioshock
lol neither is currently at 0

08-27-2007, 11:33 PM
I played bot The Darkness And Bioshock i have 2 say Bioshock is a Million times better than The Darkness:uzi:

08-27-2007, 11:43 PM
bioshock is better hands down, more/better weapon choices and in darkness u get demonic choices yea but select few and bioshock gives u aton of plasmas to use

08-27-2007, 11:51 PM
I preferred Bioshock, I never bothered with The Darkness though. Bioshock felt a lot more original, it also covered new ground for a 360 game and let you do whatever you want in the environment to get through the story. Visually it is impressive and you'll never get tired of catapulting a Big Daddy across the room with a face full of buckshot and a rear-end full of hornets.

08-28-2007, 12:02 AM
Bioshock hands down. The Darkness may be original but it is to monotonus and repetive. The Darkness Powers are over rated. It takes forever for the demon arms to kill someone it is also way to dark. Bioshock is way more creative and enjoyable. It also gives you a nice jump every now-and-again! Thats why I choose Bioshock.

All that and I traded in 4 DS games and got $72 for all of them. Only time your happy that you bought a pokemon game! =)