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BioShock Gameplay Performance - Page 2 of 3

PERFORMANCE - WELCOME TO RAPTURE

The second walkthrough takes place at the start of the "Welcome to Rapture" level. Upon watching the introductory cut-scene for this level, the player begins to realize the serious predicament they are in.

Gameplay Video - Welcome to Rapture
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Link to Partial Gameplay Video Clip (~2 MB)
Link to Full Length Gameplay Video Clip (~25 MB)

A memorable gaming moment takes place towards the conclusion of the walkthrough as the player injects Plasmids and eventually passes out while being transformed. The painful sound effects coming from the player during the transformation were outstanding!

Results from the "Welcome to Rapture" walkthrough are provided below. Notice that with practice, a gameplay walkthrough can come close to being repeated.

Gameplay Performance - Welcome to Rapture

The minimum frame rate was recorded in the scene pictured below and is likely a result of the impressive fog-like effect. This effect can be seen from this point forward in the full length gameplay video clip.

Occurrence of Minimum Frame Rate

Again, results were summarized by grouping frame rates, which reveals that 92% were between 30 and 60 fps at a resolution of 2560x1600 with no AA.

Gameplay Summary - Welcome to Rapture

Next up are performance results at a resolution of 1920x1200, which is the native resolution of many 24-inch and higher LCD monitors.

Next Page: Performance at 1920x1200

Last Updated on September 1, 2007


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