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BioShock: iOS vs Xbox 360 Graphics Comparison

By , on August 6, 2014
Last modified 10 months, 4 weeks ago

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As you probably already know by now, BioShock is coming to iOS later this year.

Mark Brown, editor of sister site Pocket Gamer, went hands-on with an iPad build of the game earlier in the week, and shared his experience in an exclusive AppSpy video (which can be found at the bottom of the article).

Having aquired some footage show ing the mobile incarnation of Rapture from publisher 2K, I decided to fire up the Xbox 360 version of BioShock and see how the iOS visuals stand up against the original console graphics.

Check out the results in the video above.

Though we don't have a solid release date for BioShock on iOS, we do know that it'll be live on the App Store before the year is out. 

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InkwellVerbal 10 months, 3 weeks ago

In all seriousness, those graphical differences wouldn't deter me from buying. But if, in addition to not looking as good, it didn't run well, then that might be a deal breaker. Fingers crossed it pays off. Would have preferred this on Vita.

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TheAspieFox 10 months, 3 weeks ago

What's a deal-breaker for me, currently, is the fact it only apparently runs on 4th Gen iPad and newer devices-- mostly because I have an iPad 2. Lol.

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InkwellVerbal 10 months, 3 weeks ago

Man, that drove me nuts when I was using an iPhone 4 and suddenly all these games started coming out saying 4s or newer! I've shelled out for a 5s and mini retina, really hope that they'll be sufficient for a few years at least. Hardcore gamer, and there are some really excellent mobile games out there that I'd hate to miss.

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SecretAgentMan 5 months, 1 week ago

If you've been using PCs, you'll know that a 1 year old computer is equivalent to 10 years in human age. In cell phone years, aging is a lot worse. I've seen people switch from iPhone to Galaxy and back again, all within the same year! And here's the rub: this is happening in the third world!

Now, iPad 2 and iPhone 4, these two came out in early 2011 and 2010 respectively. In other words, you 2 above me are snuggling some very antique museum pieces. There's no reason for app developers to come up with games for outdated hardware, when big giants from the Android camps are pushing for users to update their hardware constantly, preferably every other week. According to Samsung's infamous commercials, you should be ashamed for using old 3.5" phones like the iPhone 4 (or even 4s). They and their ads are telling you "old hipsters" to step up. So basically, consumers really shouldn't expect their phones/phablets/tablets to last more than 1 year. Don't look at me. This is the cellphone Hunger Games.

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InkwellVerbal 10 months, 3 weeks ago

IAPs: Add smog/lights, $4.99. Remove Ads & Propaganda, $2.99.

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curtneedsaride 10 months, 4 weeks ago

Wow, I'd love to hear if they are planning on making improvements to the visuals before release, or if we should expect something similar to that. I'm okay either way, I guess, since I've never played them before. But that 360 version looks gorgeous. I'll guess I'll have to decide between the mobile iOS version and the Mac Store version... OR end up with both!

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TheAspieFox 10 months, 4 weeks ago

As the graphics stand right now, it looks easy enough to play on the PS2 or iPad 2/3. Seeing as though the game is set to be released for only the "newest of the new", this isn't exactly looking to take full advantage of all that new hardware and software. But, as was mentioned, there's still time for tweaks and improvements.

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Chesco 10 months, 4 weeks ago

holly shit that's awesome for iOS gaming! I heard the series is a masterpiece, which got me to buy all 3 games in the form of Game of the Year Editions for only $9.99 for the entire set on 'Steam'! :D

I haven't started playing tho, saving the experience for a special week. :D :D

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Chesco 10 months, 4 weeks ago

holly shit that's awesome for iOS gaming! I heard the series is a masterpiece, which got me to buy all 3 games in the form of Game of the Year Editions for only $9.99 for the entire set! :D

I haven't started playing tho, saving the experience for a special week. :D :D