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One failing of big screen epics is often the lack of a fully realized universe -- and BioShock has that in spades. Taking place in the underwater city of Rapture in 1960, the game follows the struggles of a pilot whose plane has crashed in the nearby ocean, pulling him into this increasingly chaotic place. The discovery of a plasmid that gives humans superpowers has turned people into mutants like the heavily armored Big Daddies and the Little Sisters who work with them to harvest plasmids. Guillermo del Toro, this one's calling for you.
- Liane Bonin Starr