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Old 04-25-2013, 05:13 AM   #1
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Just beat Bioshock - Jump to Infinite or grab Bioshock 2?

I LOVED Bioshock and absolutely cannot wait to play Infinite. Thing is, would Bioshock 2 be worth a purchase? I know the stories don't connect from the first 2 to Infinite but I'm curious as to whether it makes more sense to play Bioshock 2 first? Is the game as good as Bioshock? I'm not totally about 100% completion so if a can't grab a few difficult achievements then that's fine. What I really want to know is if this is a can't miss game.
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Old 04-25-2013, 02:37 PM   #2
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As with almost every game, follow the release order. With Infinite you won't miss story elements but you might (will) get a far more superior gaming experience which might make Bioshock 2 look like a lesser game. Which is not.
Buy and play Bioshock 2 first as it is a great addition to the first game's story, if you liked the first one you can't go wrong with this one. Not to mention the low price it has now.
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Old 04-28-2013, 01:15 AM   #3
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I'd stick to the original order. I haven't played #1, but played #2 a while ago. After recently finishing Infinite, I've gone back to #2 to finish off some achievements, and while it's still a great game, it just doesn't quite stand up to Infinite (in my opinion anyway - plenty will tell you otherwise, I'm sure!).

And Infinite doesn't have any MP, so it's not like you have to rush to play it while the online community is plentiful.

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Old 04-30-2013, 05:29 PM   #4
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It seems like you're ready to start Infinite! I don't think it matters what order you play them in. Get the one you want most first, playing games you're most excited for is always a better experience BioShock 2 is worth a purchase though, I honestly didn't like it as much as the first one, but I've been considering picking it back up to get some more achievements soon.
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Old 04-30-2013, 06:14 PM   #5
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I would say just play whatever you want, Bioshock 2 doesn't directly follow on from the first anyway. Infinite is far and away a superior game than Bioshock 2 though. Which is saying something because BS2 is fricking amazing too.

Just enjoy the fact that you still have two incredible gaming experiences to enjoy!
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Old 05-20-2013, 10:13 PM   #6
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Play 1 and if you have time to play #2, then play it, but definitely play bioshock infinite.
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If you want to play it in case you miss anything don't worry, the stories don't connect. You should definitely play it though.
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Old 09-10-2013, 03:35 AM   #8
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Old 09-20-2013, 01:24 AM   #9
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The stories for bioshock 1 and 2 are sort-of stand-alone and done connect, however they have the same setting and just follow the same stream of major events which ran in the background. Defo dont miss playing it though its fab!
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Old 10-08-2013, 08:32 PM   #10
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Okay okay; Bioshock 2 is such a low price right now: grab it. You'll have so much fun playing it, by the time you're done, Bioshock Infinite will be at a really low price too. Then you can pick that one up.
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Old 10-09-2013, 01:39 AM   #11
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2 is the worst and you wont miss anything honestly.
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2 is the worst and you wont miss anything honestly.

I would agree with this. I don't think story wise you'd be confused with BS:I if you didn't play 2
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Old 11-29-2013, 11:10 PM   #13
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Infinite is better, but B2 is still a solid 9/10.
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Old 11-30-2013, 02:49 AM   #14
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Infinite is better, but B2 is still a solid 9/10.
yeah infinite is definitely better than 2 but not better than the original
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Old 12-27-2013, 07:39 PM   #15
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I would HIGHLY recommend playing bioshock 2. I'm a huge bioshock fan, and in the end of the 2nd game, it ties up a lot of loose ends. I'm not trying to give away too many spoilers, but it explains a lot of elements in the games. For instance, why the little sisters call the dead splicers angels. To me, it was really mind blowing.
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Old 12-27-2013, 07:44 PM   #16
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I, personally didn't like the BioShock series, but Infinite was simply amazing. That's pretty much all the advice I can give. People's opinions will vary.
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Old 01-20-2014, 06:31 AM   #17
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Bioshock Infinite is more of a spiritual successor. Just as the original Bioshock was a spiritual successor to the PC series System Shock. That being said Bioshock 1 and 2 are direct sequels. It should be pointed out though that Bioshock 2 was not done by the same studio that did Bioshock 1 and Bioshock Infinite. If you are a fan of the first game and like the setting and lore/history then you will get a lot out of Bioshock 2. There are many references to events in the first game. I personally enjoyed them both, and can't wait to get into the new Infinite dlc that takes place in Rapture.
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Old 01-20-2014, 06:32 AM   #18
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Bioshock 2 dissapointed me... You are Big Daddy and you have problem with splicers... Not mentioning about Big Sister...
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Old 01-20-2014, 08:16 AM   #19
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Recommend playing 2 before Infinite. Probably wouldn't matter though..
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I was asking myself the same question up to last week. I finally bought Bioshock 2 and started it 2 days ago. So far as good as the first one!! I encourage you to buy it it's at least a 9/10. I even tried some multiplayer yesterday and was surprised that I was able to find people in some lobbies
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Old 03-08-2014, 11:56 PM   #21
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I've only played the second Bioshock game so of course i have minimal opinion on the first or infinite but I must say that Bioshock 2 is definitely a game worth playing especially if you're a fan of the Bioshock series
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I would say just play whatever you want, Bioshock 2 doesn't directly follow on from the first anyway. Infinite is far and away a superior game than Bioshock 2 though. Which is saying something because BS2 is fricking amazing too.

Just enjoy the fact that you still have two incredible gaming experiences to enjoy!
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I really recommend to beat bio 1, 2 before attemping infinite!
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