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Heads up gamers, a major new title has landed on iOS this evening. The official mobile port of 2K Game’s Bioshock—thought by some to be one of the best first person shooters of all time—is now available in the App Store, for both the iPhone and iPad, for $15.

For those unfamiliar with the game, it’s set in an underwater Utopia in the midst of a civil war. You play as Jack, a cast-away from an airplane crash who finds himself trapped in this mysterious world filled with powerful technology and fascinating characters.

Fans of the 2007 hit will be happy to hear that the iOS version stays very true to the original. The graphics have been downgraded slightly to meet performance/file size requirements, but those who have played the port say that gamers can expect a “seamless replay.”

Mobile Bioshock features all of the major gameplay elements including plasmids—genetic augmentations that empower you with dozens of higher level abilities—and the ability to hack and modify almost anything you see throughout ‘Rapture’ to use as a weapon.

Here are a few more screenshots:

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2K warns that BioShock will only run on newer iOS devices, such as the iPad Air, iPad mini 2, 4th-gen iPad, and the iPhone 5S, 5C and 5. It doesn’t say in the app’s description that it supports MFi controllers, but we’ve heard from multiple reviewers that it does.

Here’s a video showing gameplay:

If you want to check the game out for yourself, you can find Bioshock in the App Store for $14.99. Granted, that’s far more expensive than the average mobile game, but it does fall inline with most other major mobile ports, and there aren’t any in-app purchases.

  • onesimpleclik

    Bioshock is still my favorite game of all time & it just hit its 7 year anniversary on the 21st August last week. It is still one of the most beautiful, visceral, well imagined games in terms of aesthetics, gameplay & sound, that has been released in the past decade. I commend 2K for porting this game to the iPad & exceeding at making it look half decent – but. . . I think this game something that can only be experienced on a console/PC – on a big screen, at night, with a controller or keyboard&mouse in your hands. If you’ve never played this game before, do yourself a favor & do not play the iPad version first if you can help it, as you will be missing out on what the city of Rapture & it’s story, really has to offer.

  • Omar Ruiz

    If it’s compatible with the controller (specially using a ps3/ps4 controller using controllers4all) then I say why not. Touch screens aren’t all that great as a replacement.
    I do love the fact that big name games are coming to iOS! Big win in my eyes

    • regkilla

      Tried to use Controllers 4 All to play Bioshock with PS4 controller and it didn’t work. It just caused bluetooth to stay on and I couldn’t turn it off. Had to power off iPhone 5s then back on for bluetooth to turn off.

      • NekoMichi Kobayashi

        Controllers For All is working for me on Bioshock with a PS3 controller, no problems so far.

  • GorGorWoeWoe

    Does it work with iOS 7.0.6 cos I’m still jailbroken with evasion and I don’t wanna rejailbreak with Pangu?

    • NekoMichi Kobayashi

      Unfortunately not. It requires iOS 7.1 and above.

  • ✦ intelligent anomaly ✦

    Game works well on my 5s and more or less a direct port from the PC with touch additions. Not bad job but do feel it is best to be played on the desktop. That said, worth the money.

  • Decio Arruda

    They had to bring down the sound and texture quality not because iPhones can’t handle, but because they had to not go over the space limit

  • Dan

    Looks good but this is a game best played on the PC, disappointed about the graphics as well.

  • harry

    has any one tried this on thr 1st ipad mini i know it wont work but what happens does it crash ?