Full disclosure—I’m not into Mac games; I prefer to play games on the smaller screen of my iPad mini. For example, I’m currently racing through level 7 of Asphalt 8, which, incidentally is a great game. But I’ve had to shelve it recently in favor of Bioshock Infinite, released for OS X by Aspyr Media. This is the third installment in the Bioshock series, but don’t let that deter you from enjoying this game if you haven’t played the first two; Bioshock Infinite has different characters, a separate timeline and a different story from the other two Bioshock games.
All that being said, here’s my general impression of the game before I drill into the details:
You will take the role of a rogue character named Booker DeWitt who is tasked with rescuing a mysterious woman named Elizabeth and surrendering her to some people as a payment for your debts. During the course of the game, you will be aided by Elizabeth.
As the game progress, mysteries will unravel that reveal you identity and the secret powers of Elizabeth. The game is full of twists which are revealed as you advance. Those of you who are looking for a deep storyline will not be disappointed by Bioshock Infinite . The game also skips you around between the past, present and future, which will surely please those who are into sci-fi and mystery novels.
As mentioned, this is a first person shooter. I don’t need to expand on this since we are all pretty much accustomed to this type of game. Being an FPS, the game delivers action in the true sense of the word. There are tons of enemies to kill and destroy, goods to pick up, skills to master, and weapons to use against your enemies.
Speaking of weapons and skills, I rarely used those skills—called vigors—through the first half of the game, relying solely on the weapons to destroy my enemies. And most of the time, I used only the machine gun. I consider this a good thing, as it means the game allows you to play through it as you want, for the most part.
Playing this game on my 21.5-inch iMac mades me drool. Everything about the game environment is well rendered in fine detail. The animation is flawless. Did I mention that the game is powered by the Unreal Engine? Imagine playing Infinity Blade on a 21-inch iMac and you’ll get a picture as to how good the game’s graphics are.
Full disclosure #2, I haven’t yet finished the game. I’m stuck in a difficult levels where I need to call off some giant birds to destroy some enemy ships. I keep on losing, though. Be that as it may, I’m comfortable recommending Bioshock Infinite to all Mac gamers. This is definitely one worth the bucks you have to pay for it.
Category: First-person shooter
System Requirements: OS X 10.8.3 or later, High-range Intel Core i3 / AMD A6 CPU or equivalent, 4 GB RAM, 30 GB Hard Drive Space, Nvidia GeForce 640M, Radeon HD 3870, Intel HD 4000, or better with 512 MB of Video Memory
Review Computer: 2.5GHz 21.5″ iMac, 4GB RAM, AMD Radeon HD 6750M with 512MB video memory
Network Feature: Yes
Processor Compatibility: Intel
Availability: Out now