Parents' Guide to


By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Superb but gory gameplay in first-person shooter.

Game Xbox 360, Windows 2007
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 50 parent 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
1 person found this helpful.
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
1 person found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (50):
Kids say (93):

BioShock is an exhilarating adventure that breaks new ground in interactive storytelling and digital art design. More so than any other game in recent memory, it is dripping with atmosphere and intrigue, and it's one of those rare titles where story, dialogue, and character development are just as important as the action sequences. Xbox 360 players who are 17 or older will not want to miss out on this extraordinary interactive adventure.

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

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