BioShock PC vs. Xbox 360

We help you sort out the differences between BioShock on the Xbox 360 and the PC. Yes, we have graphics comparisons too!

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metalkid9
metalkid9

While theyre at it, why won't they just put the pc at low quality. Obviously it's gonna look like crap if you have a s*** pc. If you max everything it looks ten time better on pc than the consoles. gamespot is being a bit biased here.

moiz-07
moiz-07

it sucks if you don't have high end but i do and it is cheaper because i spent 1000 dollars that will last me at least six to seven years but on the other hand for consoles you have to buy a new one every four years because it cant keep up with PC

thesovvolf
thesovvolf

Wow when you look at the low quality PC pics it's like Light goes on light goes off.

falloutguy318
falloutguy318

look at him fighting a big daddy with that tiny revolver

Evil-Assassinz
Evil-Assassinz

personally i always think that the pc beat game consoles in graphics and in preformance.

AkroyVenslaka
AkroyVenslaka

They put the images in different qualities, because not everyone can max out the graphics. Some of us have midrange computers and consoles and want to know which version to get.

khayaal
khayaal

i have played on both and really cant make any difference between two...but i prefer to play on 360..

NoseWeed619
NoseWeed619

The PC graphics are superior to the Xbox 360's in the high quality, but still, i don't want to spend 800 dollars just so i can run BioShock. I would much rather just spend the 60 dollars to buy the game.

metalkid9
metalkid9

why would they put the images in medium and low quality?? if you max it out in pc like i will the graphics are much superior than 360.

malaga01
malaga01

I played it on 360. Its a good game either way, its dissapointing how people go for a little prettier when its the same great game. Performance issues I can understand if it works better on pc or 360 go for what performs the best. my pc rocks pretty sweetness though, but that is for crysis and strategies.

Killingspree303
Killingspree303

I'm playing the PC version on max, and it looks great. But I haven't experienced any bugs yet. But about the system requirements... If you buy a computer in the store (Dell for instance), you won't be able to play it on max unless you upgrade it. So I say if you want a good computer, order the parts online and put them together. Simple.

Dante200X
Dante200X

JustaShadowe What really bothers me is how Bioshock on a amazingly upgraded computer is still in the same range of comparison as a cheap Xbox 360. People pay 1000$+ for a nice computer, maybe even average, either way, thats more than 2x the 360 price, which is why its sad. If your going to compare PC Bioshock with the 360 one, then you should use a computer that is in the same range of cash as the 360 + the Game. Dont get me wrong though, I love pc gaming as much as the next guy, but its quite unfair to compare such things. ....I don't think you could be any more wrong if you tried dude. 1000$ for a PC to be able to max out Bioshock?! LOL! Not even close. Especially at the time you posted your comment (April '08). You can easily get a decent computer (like most people don't already have one) or upgrade a PC to run it for around 400. Not joking.

droned
droned

I have it for PC and running it on a Duo CPU 3.0Ghz, 8800GTX, 4GB of Ram, and with Vista....Wow is the Game Gorgeous! The EAX sound makes it even better, wich you can't do with XBOX 360!!!

newnhamlea1
newnhamlea1

looks great on pc...... my xbox 360 fanboy of a friend is convinced it looks "clearer" and "way better" on xbox 360

Paul2005
Paul2005

but said 2k that it will be better on ps3 on all systems. i love 360 and dont like pc that much but... i have to admit that it is better on pc

wallaz
wallaz

as a 360 owner i admit pc is better =( BUT we have the last laugh because we don't need to spend a whole heap of money for system requirements so........HA HA

limneosgreen
limneosgreen

PC! Make more great games for PC.. PC PC PC PC PC....

AnnoyedDragon
AnnoyedDragon

This is a very strange comparison, why bother reducing the graphical settings then comparing it to the maxed out 360 version? It should be obvious a reduced version of the game would look worse than a maxed out version. They didn't even show any of the DX10 effects. Do we even know what resolution and AA/AF settings they were using for this comparison? These tiny screenshots are hardly going to show the image quality improvement of a PC res over 720p. Either way when comparing the screenshots the PC ones look clearer, 360 seems to have a slight light haze but that is about it.

JangoWuzHere
JangoWuzHere

the game has a frame rate lock on the 360 version and lags more PC FTW

lomar07
lomar07

PC kicks ass, it runs exellent in my.

jesusismyhomie
jesusismyhomie

pc looks amazing and controls are way better especially with my system XD

Latz
Latz

@t400991 - u say this game needs a high end computer in april of 2008?? ... nowadays thats a mid range computer not a high end one.... @JustaShadowe - the PC may cost more - but it gives much more than a console so the price range is still on the PC's side.... - plus its much more customizable - u can't rip apart ur console and change smth when it becomes obsolete... - it's headed for the trash when a new version comes up...

m4573r_n1nj4
m4573r_n1nj4

I prefer PC ^-^ runs really great for me maxed out. and controls are way better.

abduls
abduls

no matter how much consoles try.....PC will always reign supreme

JustaShadowe
JustaShadowe

What really bothers me is how Bioshock on a amazingly upgraded computer is still in the same range of comparison as a cheap Xbox 360. People pay 1000$+ for a nice computer, maybe even average, either way, thats more than 2x the 360 price, which is why its sad. If your going to compare PC Bioshock with the 360 one, then you should use a computer that is in the same range of cash as the 360 + the Game. Dont get me wrong though, I love pc gaming as much as the next guy, but its quite unfair to compare such things.

t400991
t400991

Buoshock, i'd say is better on xbox 360 for 1 reason if u are unsure that your PC will play this properly, it wont. you need the best high system for this game. go for the safe choice on the xbox 360

godofwarfan1
godofwarfan1

I have had both games for a few months. I got the PC virsion the day it came out. I thought it was an average playing PC game. Then I got the Xbox 360 virsion and it is the best game I have ever played. It is hands down the best on the Xbox 360 on all aspects.

mista911
mista911

yup.... if u got an xbox360 and are comparing the quality to a PC i mean... you are going to have to spend a great deal of money getting a badass tv to get ur 360 hooked up on. PC's arent all that expensive either , if u got a base motherboard and processor with all the other stuff like RAM settled on, u just have to buy a new graphic card or replace one which will be almost the equivalent of buying a 360 console or a new console every year

Payasoplas
Payasoplas

Better dead than playing Bioshock on PC...

NoAssKicker47
NoAssKicker47

I'm playing the PC version on a 8800GT, an Intel Q6600 and 2GB of RAM, and performance is as smooth as a baby's ass after a shower. I know that an Xbox 360 doesn't cost much less around here than my new PC, so I think the right choice would be a good PC if you have one. Of course, you can't compare the price of maintenance in the long term, but for the now, I'd say a PC is the right choice.

Ice_man_1985
Ice_man_1985

both have advantage and disadvantage, the only thing will change is your decision, whether to buy an HDTV and a console or upgrade a bad ass PC, and both would be expensive in my oppinion. both are pretty similar, you upgrade your motherboard and buy a new graphics card or buy a new console every four to six years and of course it depends on the console succession. i was a pc guy for 8 years, but i stopped upgrading, because in my country PC hardware is very expensive and plus, most of the pc games is getting ported to consoles or getting devloped for the same ver for both and specially the xbox 360.

bladerbot
bladerbot

im not much to talk, because im an xbox man personally but the pc does offer some nice advantages, not many but some. i think the achievement points would tide some gamers over but then again, im not much to talk.

DeadParrot145
DeadParrot145

I've seen them first hand, and honestly, Theres very little difference. I could nitpick, like the textures on my friends pc don't load as fast as the xbox 360, or I find myself fumbling with the analogue sticks occasionally on xbox 360, but its the same damned very good game. I like getting achievement points though... i must say

maximaxi4eva2
maximaxi4eva2

PC has better controls, but only good graphics if you got a new machine...

bigdaddy6688
bigdaddy6688

ummm.... remember u still have to get that 5K television with surround sound. My bioshock runs perfectly at the highest settings on a 1.6k machine with a 400 buck 22" lcd screen. The present generation consoles are bullcrap on ordinary televisions that have inbuilt audio. But if you're the type of hardcore person that would spend that type of crazy money, go for x360 and buy the largest tv u could find.

im-a-roustabout
im-a-roustabout

I love how it's really not too much of a differ. Makes me feel better about getting it for 360. I just wish there was more to do than just a single player walkthrough. 60 bucks is alot to ask for outta a game and not give the purchaser a game with some longeivity to it. Online is all the craze these days too and i feel it's a cheap way to extend the life of a game. I wish developers would understand that games like these do well b/c everybody wants and needs a good story line and this proves that it doen't have to be online to be great. If only more things would open up or something once you beat it once. I'm rambling now.

stevoiscrunk132
stevoiscrunk132

whatever.. i have a 400 dollar machine that can compete with a 5000 dollar machine and have the same performance.. i like my chances..

tinman105
tinman105

any fps is better on PC not only because of graphics, but control PC fps controls will always be better than on a controller.

13ozzy
13ozzy

PC OWNS...too bad it wants 512 and I have only 256 :D

furionpride
furionpride

Pc...Xbox it realy doesn't matter. I'd rather play it on my computer because I have my 360 plugged into a piece of junk tv with realy crappy sound. But if I had HD and surround sound high quality goodies than I'd get it for the xbox. The visual quality isn't even worth comparing...there's really no sacrifices that will ruin the experience.

aushej
aushej

I'm happy with the performance on PC...

dylanbdotorg
dylanbdotorg

sorry, but im not a rich guy buried in his own money like the guy underneath this comment. I don't feel like spending $5,000 to play a game. i'd much rather buy and xbox 360, buy the game, and play.

rafa6
rafa6

@moiz-07 been playing my 360 for almost 8 years. Your argument is invalid