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BioShock Live on iOS at the Premium Price of $14.99

by Ron Duwell | August 28, 2014August 28, 2014 10:30 am PST

BioShock iOS

Would you kindly check out the original BioShock on iOS? The revolutionary first person shooter is now live for the price of $14.99 and can be played on the iPad Air, iPad Mini 2, iPad 4, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c and iPhone 5.

No doubt, the price and memories of Square Enix’s sky high iOS prices are bound to raise a few eyebrows. Irrational Games promised to deliver a premium priced product without the worry of paying afterwards, and it more than fulfilled that promise.

When trying to appeal to the iOS crowd, though, using a price at four digits has never been met with a warm reception, especially considering you can even pick up the original BioShock on Steam for as low as $2.49 if you get lucky.  I can see iOS working for a game like XCOM from 2K Games, but touch controls are also no substitute for a solid keyboard and mouse for the FPS genre.

Do you really need to play BioShock that much on the go?

That being said, the game does look nice, and it’s incredible how far we’ve come with graphics on mobile devices. BioShock could be the start of a whole new age of PC ports to tablets… for better or for worse.


Ron Duwell

Ron has been living it up in Japan for the last decade, and he has no intention of leaving this technical wonderland any time soon. When he's not...