To clarify I'm only comparing Fallout 3, New Vegas and 4 in this blog. I strongly felt both these series are surprisingly similar in many ways. Of course this will cause waves for many reasons. Regardless how this plays out I am a fan of both franchises.
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1. Fallout 3 vs. BioShock
Both inspired by early 1900s where some people turned into monsters. Both despite their time theme have advance technology. Both forced you to fight your way out to survive. Both share a lot of the same weapons. Both have a similar searching system. Both count as several game types. Both involve killing several people through out the game. Both has karma playing a role in how it affects the game.
Better game: Fallout 3
Both are critically acclaim games that most highly recommend. What I love about BioShock, Fallout 3 simply has more of. BioShock has scary moments but Fallout 3 allows more crazy possibilities to happen. You actually can blow up a town by fixing an bomb. BioShock gives you great weapons but Fallout 3 comes packing. Not even throwing in dlc stuff, Fallout 3 has a greater variety of weapons. You may not get powers like in BioShock. Fallout 3 does have a more interesting usage of karma. In BioShock you could save little sisters or kill them. Which directly affects how a particular section very late in the game. However in Fallout 3, good or bad decisions have their fair share of karma. Depending on all the good or bad things, you could get stuff you couldn't get otherwise. Being bad has mercenaries coming after you often. Most of BioShock takes place within the underwater city of Rapture. In Fallout 3, you travel the waste land into several states. Fallout 3 has a greater enemy variety. You can upgrade your weapons in BioShock. End of the day you could find a similar or better weapon laying around. Fallout 3 is a big open world game that's amazing for it's time. I do recommend BioShock but I rather be playing Fallout 3 hands down.
2. Fallout: New Vegas vs. BioShock Infinite
Both have endings relating to ending someone's reign. Both games are more different from the previous games. Both share a lot of the same weapons & upgrades. Both has a similar way of searching for stuff. Both forced you to fight your way out to survive. Both count as several game types. Both involve killing several people through out the game.
Better game: BioShock Infinite
Let's get this out of the way both are critically acclaim games. Fallout: New Vegas does do some things better than Fallout 3. Sadly they left in some bad glitches including it's dlcs that ruin the entire experience. Roughly close to half way through you realize it's time to pick a side. Every side comes with pros & cons greatly affecting things. But this requires really knowing all your choices or you can't beat the game. BioShock Infinite is better programmed overall with an refreshing take on the concept. Yes it's ending did created mass confusion among almost everyone playing it. Fallout: New Vegas does have a better environment. I still felt like BioShock Infinite even out it's difficulty better. Hardcore mode was meant to test those really wanting to be in the waste lands. It is not for everyone to play. BioShock Infinite may be more confusing to follow but still a great story. Fallout: New Vegas had a lot of potential being one of the greatest games every made. Also final fight of the campaign with Songbird was an epic moment in the series.
3. Fallout 4 vs. BioShock 2
Both inspired by early 1900s where some people turned into monsters. Both despite their time theme have advance technology. Both forced you to fight your way out to survive. Both share a lot of the same weapons. Both have a similar searching system. Both count as several game types. Both involve killing several people through out the game. Both has karma playing a role in how it affects the game. Both are often considered to be the best of their respective franchises.
Better game: Fallout 4
It is surprisingly no contest, Fallout 4 easily wins. BioShock 2 is an amazing game sequel. But so is Fallout 4 breaking a lot of new ground. Not even a month after it's release, a lot of people made amazing mods. Fallout 4 was the first game to allow modding on consoles. It's script broke the previous Guinness world record for most dialogue with the previous two games from the same company. Fallout 4 revamped how a Fallout game should play. Although there is no limit in leveling the game breaks among getting level up to level 65535. It is still mind blowing you could level your character & gear that much. Rapture didn't have the same affect it did in the original BioShock. It was still rememberable for different reasons. Sadly it doesn't even matter compared to the waste land. Also the very beginning of the campaign showing how the world was like before. Just like Fallout 3, Fallout 4 really out did itself in several areas. I could keep going on how Fallout 4 simply better. This isn't a fair contest but I did felt BioShock 2 had the highest chances going in.