Year of Release: 2013

BioShock was a breakout hit from a visionary developer who wanted to change the way we look at games by bringing powerful storytelling to gaming.

Ken Levine, brought us into a whole new dark world that featured powerful elements of history, politics and uncomfortable questions about our own humanity. Not to mention that players got to storm around a world full of characters driven mad with power while shooting fireballs and electricity out of their hands. The ability to balance a great story and fun gameplay is a rare mix that BioShock successfully pulled off. Irrational Games began BioShock Infinite’s development as soon as it finished the original BioShock.