Games where the Sun Don’t Shine – #3: BioShock

“Games where the Sun Don’t Shine” is a completely random, arbitrary, and pointless list of games that give off a dark and/or depressing vibe. What better way, after all, to celebrate the season of Spring?


Well, this one’s a no-brainer. If any game belongs on this list, it’s BioShock. Not just because it’s one of my all-time faves, but because you spend the entire game underwater – so the sun, quite literally, never shines. Pleasant, no?

Rapture is a beautiful, immersive place for so many reasons, but it’s definitely not a place you’d go to get a pick-me-up. A ruined underwater paradise crawling with mutated freakish humans, ugly little girls, and hulking Big Daddies. It’s dark, messy, dilapidated, and violent. And all of Rapture’s “citizens” have a really weird sense of humor, too, which tends to make things awkward.

They also have a bad habit of jumping out and scaring the piss out of you when you’re in the bathroom. Odd fetish, maybe.

Alright, well, that’s enough content for today. Look for Ethos’ third and fourth picks tomorrow! Or don’t. You wouldn’t be missing much anyway.

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