BioShock

Game review by Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media
BioShock Poster Image

Common Sense says

age 18+

Superb but gory gameplay in first-person shooter.

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 55 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 109 reviews

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

A Lot or a Little?

The parents' guide to what's in this game.

Community Reviews

age 11+

wow this game is amazing for 07

this game is amazing i have beat it before and holy crap it is cool [and hard]why did i put 11+ well its dosent have that much bad words I mean sure there are some here and there but it has a great story and its great plot makes it a great time killer!

This title has:

Easy to play/use
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 9+

Good Game Awesome For Mature Kids

This game can sometimes be scary but it's ok if your kid is mature

This title has:

Easy to play/use

Game Details

  • Platforms: Xbox 360, Windows
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: 2K Games
  • Release date: August 20, 2007
  • Genre: First-Person Shooter
  • ESRB rating: M for blood and gore, drug reference, intense violence, sexual themes, strong language
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

Our Editors Recommend

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate