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#36: Bioshock

Action Adventure
2007

"I am Andrew Ryan, and I'm here to ask you a question. Is a man not entitled to the sweat of his brow? 'No!' says the man in Washington, 'It belongs to the poor.' 'No!' says the man in the Vatican, 'It belongs to God.' 'No!' says the man in Moscow, 'It belongs to everyone.' I rejected those answers; instead, I chose something different. I chose the impossible. I chose... Rapture, a city where the artist would not fear the censor, where the scientist would not be bound by petty morality, Where the great would not be constrained by the small! And with the sweat of your brow, Rapture can become your city as well." And with one of the most incredible openings I've ever experienced in gaming, I plunged into the hellish depths of Rapture, not knowing exactly what lay ahead of me. But that unknown kept me going, and by the time I escaped the doomed city I was a better gamer for it. The game sets itself apart in so many ways, and it's quality always shines through. Bioshock is a once in a generation game, and I loved every second of it.