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BioShock (Video Game 2007) Poster

(2007 Video Game)

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Followed by 

BioShock 2 (2010) (Video Game)
BioShock 2: Minerva's Den (2010) (Video Game)
BioShock Infinite (2013) (Video Game)
BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea (2014) (Video Game)

References 

Metropolis (1927)
main character must confront the ruler of an underground/underwater city; architechtual and atmospheric similarities also abound.
Goliath Awaits (1981) (TV Movie)
Sci-Fi drama about a quasi-utopian makeshift underwater city run by a well-meaning but unstable boat captain.
Pipe Dream (1989) (Video Game)
There is a version of Pipe Mania within the game BioShock, presented to the player as a means of hacking machinery.[
Schindler's List (1993)
"Who saves one life saves the world entire" is paraphrased by Dr. Tennenbaum, herself a Nazi death camp refugee
The City of Lost Children (1995)
the art design and the theme of bioengineering.
Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island (1998) (Video)
Sound effects from this film are heard when the player loses control of their plasmids.
Half-Life (1998) (Video Game)
Near the beginning of the game, Atlas says "Would you kindly find a crowbar, or something". The crowbar is Gordon Freeman's (of the Half-Life series) signature weapon. Jack instead picks up a wrench.
System Shock 2 (1999) (Video Game)
References the iconic weapon used in this game which was also created by the same developers.

Referenced in 

30 Rock: Cougars (2007) (TV Episode)
Liz gives this xbox 360 game to Jamie.
Troldspejlet: Episode #39.15 (2008) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann mentions the video game in his review of Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 (2008) (VG)
Harper's Island: Snap (2009) (TV Episode)
When asked if he's ever actually shot anything, Sully replies with the names of three video games he's played
Borderlands (2009) (Video Game)
Guardian Angel: "Would you kindly give him a hand?" and the phrase "Would You Kindly" was also the trigger phrase used by the main antagonist of BioShock.
Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series: Beyond the Fourth Wall (2010) (TV Episode)
The blimp computer hopes they play this game because it is about to collide with the ocean
Mafia II (2010) (Video Game)
After cleaning the toilets in the prison, one of the guards tells you to get into the shower, adding "Would you kindly?"
AniMat's Reviews: Epic Mickey (2010) (TV Episode)
AniMat recommends Epic Mikey to those who enjoy the replay value and the story style in Bioshock.
Duke Nukem Forever (2011) (Video Game)
A note is seen and will say "Dear Jasmine, I'm you Not Me, get lost!! Love, Big Daddy
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.186 (2011) (TV Episode)
a woman dressed as a Little Sister from the game is interviewed at Comic-Con
Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope (2011)
A convention attendee seen dress up as a Little Sister.
PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale (2012) (Video Game)
Big Daddy is one of the playable characters.
Outside Xbox: The 10 Thirstiest Boozehounds in Videogames (2013) (TV Episode)
Reviews the game from the perspective of how much alcohol Jack drinks.
CollegeHumor Originals: BioShock Under the Sea Parody (2013) (TV Episode)
BioShock themed parody of the song "Beyond the Sea".
BioShock Infinite (2013) (Video Game)
BioShock Infinite is a prequel to Bioshock
Thirdpartycontroller: Michigan: Report from Hell (2014) (TV Episode)
Footage is shown.
Outside Xbox: 7 Videogame Doctors Who Spectacularly Failed to Help (2014) (TV Episode)
The hosts review how Dr. J.S. Steinman is one of the worst doctors in video games.
Outside Xbox: 6 Surprising First Games from Your Favourite Developers (2014) (TV Episode)
The video game is mentioned.
Honest Game Trailers: World of Warcraft (2014) (TV Episode)
"A man chooses, a slave obeys"
Honest Game Trailers: League of Legends (2014) (TV Episode)
Big Daddy mentioned
Cinematic Excrement: Left Behind (2015) (TV Episode)
"Welcome to Rapture" poster pops up as Smeghead says "Presenting a fictionalized account of the Christian rapture as seem through the eyes of a small group of people."
Honest Game Trailers: The Order 1886 (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by narrator
Honest Game Trailers: Call of Duty: Black Ops (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by narrator
The Interactive Adventures of Dog Mendonça & Pizzaboy (2016) (Video Game)
The phrase "Would you kindly" was among the alternate trigger words from the mentalist.
Black Mirror: Playtest (2016) (TV Episode)
As Katie instructs Cooper around the house, she says, "Would you kindly open the door."
Future Man: Pilot (2017) (TV Episode)
Josh says everyone has beaten the game.
Ready Player One (2018)
Big Daddy can be seen in the epic final battle.
DuckTales: The Depths of Cousin Fethry! (2018) (TV Episode)
A bit of the Rapture from Bioshock can be seen in the Deep Sea Laboratory.
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Jurassic Park: Trespasser (PC) (2019) (TV Episode)
The Nerd notes that the narration in Bioshock was more realistic because it's all heard in a series of tape decks that can be found in each level.

Featured in 

Troldspejlet: Episode #38.4 (2007) (TV Episode)
Xbox 360 version reviewed + footage used
Troldspejlet: Episode #39.6 (2008) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann mentions the video game in his recap of The History of the First-Person Shooter Video Games + clip shown
The Know's Top 10s: Top 10 First Person Shooters (2008) (TV Episode)
The #10 pick.
Animation Lookback: DreamWorks Animation Part 1 (2010) (TV Episode)
A video game described as "groundbreaking". Clip briefly shown.
Outside Xbox: 6 Tie-in Games That Wouldn't Suck (2013) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown when the game is referenced.
Outside Xbox: 7 Secret Things They Cut from Your Favourite Games (2013) (TV Episode)
Clips of the video game are shown while the cast comment on the things that were planned for the game but never finished.
Outside Xbox: 10 BioShock Infinite Burial at Sea Episode 2 Theories to Blow Your Mind (2014) (TV Episode)
Clips of the video game are shown while the cast discuss various fan theories connecting aspects of this game to Bioshock Infinite: Burial at Sea.
Outside Xbox: 7 Videogame Scientists Who Should Have Known Better (2014) (TV Episode)
Clips of the video game are shown while the cast comment on how Dr. Yi Suchong should have known better.
Outside Xbox: 7 Spoilers That Would Most Completely Ruin a Game for You (2014) (TV Episode)
Clips from the video game are shown while the cast comment on how the game can be ruined by knowing the surprise twist ahead of time.
Outside Xbox: 7 Horrible Gifts You Can't Even Regift (2014) (TV Episode)
Clips of the video game are shown while the cast comment on the package that triggers your "brainwashing".
Outside Xbox: 7 'Geniuses' Killed by Their Own Creations in Videogames (2015) (TV Episode)
Clips of the video game are shown while the cast comment on the death of Dr. Suchong.
Outside Xbox: The 7 Bleakest Downer Endings That Were Totally Our Fault (2015) (TV Episode)
Clips of the video game are shown while the cast comment on the game's 'downer ending'.
Honest Game Trailers: Bioshock (2015) (TV Episode)
Used in trailer
Outside Xbox: 6 Cheapest Tricks Bosses Should Be Ashamed Of (2015) (TV Episode)
Clips of the video game are shown while the cast comment on various cheap tricks used by bosses to defeat you.
Outside Xbox: 9 Dignity-Free Ways to Win at Games: Commenter Edition (2015) (TV Episode)
Clips of the video game are shown of the character setting a trap and waiting for the villain to walk into it and die.
Show of the Week: Attack on Titan and 5 Nudest Enemy Monsters That Freaked Us Right Out (2016) (TV Episode)
Clips of the video game are shown while the cast comment upon it.
Outside Xbox: 8 Great Games Nearly Ruined by One Terrible Level, You Know the One (2016) (TV Episode)
Clips of the video game are shown while the cast comment on "the bit where you're a Big Daddy".
Show of the Week: Bioshock Collection and 5 Least Practical Game Cities to Live In (2016) (TV Episode)
Clips of the video game are shown while the cast comment upon it and on Rapture as one of the least practical cities in which to live.
Previously Recorded: Dishonored 2 (2016) (TV Episode)
gameplay is shown
Blumhouse's Truth or Dare (2018)
The BioShock Xbox One collection is among Brad's games.

Spoofed in 

How It Should Have Ended: How Bioshock Should Have Ended (2012) (TV Episode)
How "BioShock" should have ended

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