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Published on August 20th, 2007 | by Deejay Knight, Editor/Founder


PC BioShock better than 360 version?

Technically speaking, that is, it appears to be just that. The kind of PC you need to take advantage of that though, may be a bit much for most gamers.

The PC version definitely outclasses the Xbox 360, mostly because of the ability to crank the resolution to 1920 x 1200. If you’ve got a Vista rig with a DX10 card, you can expect some heightened particle effects, crisper real-time shadows, and more dynamic water, but the game looks gorgeous regardless.

BioShock Screenshot

On our gaming PC running a Core 2 Quad processor with a GeForce 8800 GTX, and 4 GB of RAM, it ran very well, with only a few occasions of seemingly random framerate hitches. We also couldn’t find an option to switch between DX10 and DX9 modes, the game just seems to default to what’s in your system, unlike Lost Planet.

So, to sum it up, they believe the PC version of BioShock is better than the Xbox 360 version – if you have a gaming rig PC. The problem with that is the fact that gaming rigs cost upwards of $2,000 (for those that build their own rigs, they can cost quite a bit less). An Xbox 360, on the other hand, only costs $379 and will work just fine on a regular TV.

Regardless of which platform you choose to play on, Bioshock for the 360 has received no less than a 92% on GameRankings, so you’re likely to have a fantastic time anyways.

As soon as I can get my hands on a copy and give it a run-through, expect a review.

PC BioShock Outshines 360 Version [Voodoo Extreme]

About the Author

Deejay has been a gamer since the Atari 2600, has wrestled–and defeated–alligators with only his toes, and once aligned all the planets in the Solar System by uttering the words "Coo Coo Ka-Choo". In his sleep. He currently bides his time behind the scenes here at, streaming at and teaching.

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