Games review: Bioshock Infinite

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The third Bioshock game is more of a companion piece than a direct sequel.

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At heart it’s a first person shooter in which our protagonist, Booker DeWitt, uses guns and magic to defeat his enemies and save the girl. But what sets Bioshock Infinite apart is the richness of its world, an alternate history set in 1912 on the floating city of Columbia. It’s been so thoroughly thought out it feels like a living breathing metropolis, from the architecture to the zealous followers of the The Prophet. The depth goes beyond the design: not many FPS games deal with racism, politics and religion, and developers Irrational Games deserve high praise for crafting such a sophisticated, creative title.