2007 was a great year for first-person shooters, with games like Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Crysis, and Half-Life 2: Episode Two all helping to push the hardware of the time to its limits. But out of all the shooters released that year, Bioshock is the one that is most fondly remembered for helping to redefine the genre.
Considered a spiritual successor to the System Shock series, the game was released on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. It took players on a memorable adventure through an underwater dystopia called Rapture, introducing them to its troubled inhabitants, like the iconic Big Daddy and Little Sister pairs. Since then, the series has grown to include two more games, with a third one currently in development. So if you’re looking to get in on the action before the new game arrives, here’s what you need to know about how long it would take you to beat the first one.
How Long Does It Take To Beat Bioshock?
Bioshock is a story-driven game, meaning you’ll need to take the time required to uncover many of the mysteries it introduces along the way. Much of that time would be spent fighting off enemies though, and its gunplay involves the use of old-timey weapons along with swappable special abilities called plasmids, several of which can be mixed and matched for an endless possibility of combat options. This lends itself to the game’s replayability since no two playthroughs are ever the same.
According to HowLongToBeat.com, the game can be beaten in 12 hours on average. This only accounts for tackling the main narrative and additional time would be required to plow through its downloadable content.
How Long Does It Take To 100% Complete Bioshock?
In terms of DLC, the game received a Plasmid Pack, which, as the name suggests, introduced a number of additional plasmids for players to use. There was also the Challenge Rooms DLC, which introduced three new areas with puzzles and combat scenarios for players to get through.
Completionists can expect to spend up to 22 hours on average to tackle the game and unlock all available trophies, according to HowLongToBeat.com.