Bioshock Ultimate Rapture Edition
  • Production Year

    2012

  • Release date

    25/05/2012

  • Genre(s)

    Shoot 'Em Up

Video Game

Bioshock Ultimate Rapture Edition

Contains strong bloody violence and very strong language
  • Production Year

    2012

  • Release date

    25/05/2012

  • Genre(s)

    Shoot 'Em Up

BIOSHOCK ULTIMATE RAPTURE is an science fiction game compilation that includes the original BIOSHOCK title, its sequel BIOSHOCK 2 and the 'DLC' additions, such as an added single player story and further multiplayer elements. The game was classified '18' for strong bloody violence and very strong language.

During normal gameplay, the BIOSHOCK ULTIMATE RAPTURE compilation contains frequent strong bloody violence. The depiction of violence is similar throughout the original game and its sequel, with sight of spraying blood as enemies are attacked with a range of weapons, including a mechanised drill and a rivet gun. In spite of the fantastical nature of 'Rapture' and the heavy science fiction elements present in the narrative, such as the ability to use special destructive powers including freezing, immolation and telekinesis, the violence has a visceral feel during much of the combat. Enemies, including genetically mutated humans, twitch and scream as they are gunned down, and weapons such as a spear gun allow the player to pin characters to the wall in a cloud of blood. It is also possible to shoot enemies after death, with blood spurting from the corpses. At various points, the player is also given a moral choice to either kill or save 'Little Sisters' (possessed little girls who harvest the corpses scattered around the city). Such a scenario is clearly fantastical, although the player sees the girl reduced to a slimy writhing creature if he or she decides to harvest the girl rather than saving her. At '15', the BBFC's Guidelines state 'Violence may be strong but should not dwell on the infliction of pain or injury.' The frequency and visceral impact of the violence exceeds this limit, with a dwelling on the infliction of both pain and injury throughout.

The game also includes some very strong language during gameplay, as well as numerous uses of strong language. The very strong language is most appropriately classified at '18'.

  • Classified date

    15/06/2012

  • BBFC reference

    ADM290398

  • Language

    English