BioShock 2 strategy guide

Multiplayer tips

Taking out a Big Daddy is a great rush in single-player, but is almost newsworthy when there’s a human player underneath that big ol’ diving helmet. They make formidable foes in multiplayer – in free-for-all contests, you’re best off avoiding direct confrontations altogether, instead picking off foes who have been badly injured in combat.

The basics
You have a choice between six of Rapture’s finest citizens – in truth, the difference is purely cosmetic, although each one has a unique melee weapon. Each character can be leveled up to a maximum of 40, in turn unlocking new audio logs, which explain their motivations for signing up to Sinclair Solutions’ experimental program.

Above: Multiplayer takes you back to the ’50s. Good times were had by all 

Before going into battle, you can create and store up to three loadouts, which you can switch between freely between lives. This can prove useful during game modes such as Turf War and Capture the Sister, where your objectives may require you to flit between offensive and defensive at a moment’s notice. A good offensive loadout might contain the likes of the shotgun and plasmids such as Incinerate, whereas Geyser Traps, Telekenesis and Aero Dash are the plasmids to keep the opponents at bay when you’re looking to run the clock down.

Above: Remember – when you’re carrying a Sister, you can only use your plasmids 

The rewards system is similar Modern Warfare 2’s. You earn new weapons and upgrades by winning ADAM in combat. ADAM is awarded as below:

Kill an enemy – 10 ADAM
Assist a kill – 5 ADAM
Hack a machine – 5 ADAM
Research corpse – 10 ADAM
Collect an ADAM Vial – 10 ADAM
Three-in-a-row killing streak – 50 ADAM
Big Daddy Suit – 50 ADAM
Trial Awards – various, but always plentiful. Similar to MW2’s challenges

Above: Want the really big ADAM awards? You’re going to have to get through this jerk here 

Sister act
During ‘Capture the Sister’ rounds, the attacking team should also aim to take out the Big Daddy first. You won’t have a chance in hell of surviving an attempted Sister snatch with that big lug around.


  • vampfire07 - November 30, 2010 5:53 p.m.

    Kill a Big Daddy without getting hit: Required: 1. Equip the Gene Tonic "Freeze Drill". 2. Fill your Drill Fuel to about 280-300. 3. Stock up with EVE Hypo (at least 3). 4. Plasmid "Electro Shock" (first Plasmid you gained). Steps: 1. Start your drill spinning and hit the Big Daddy for a few seconds. 2. Shock him with Electro Shock. 3. Repeat step 1 once the shock is over. 4. If you run out of fuel, just use manual drilling (Shift). Easy as that.
  • waffledragon33 - April 15, 2010 10:49 a.m.

    thanks guys
  • waffledragon33 - April 15, 2010 10:49 a.m.

    thanks guys
  • barrage7667 - February 18, 2010 4:02 a.m.

    @warzone u dont actually get it but keep touching it and sumthing will eventually happen...also u cant hypnotize a big sister in tht 2 sister fite so thts useless there it says u cabt hypnotize sumthing thts not living
  • fuzzyman7978 - February 17, 2010 5:18 p.m.

    ne1 know if there is anywhere to find adam vial heat maps?
  • LOUDcarBOMB - February 13, 2010 5:07 a.m.

    @warzone22 no you can't use it. its a tonic.
  • warzone22 - February 12, 2010 8:30 p.m.

    *possible spoiler* does anyone know if you can actually use the unstable teleport plasmid,when i tried grabbing it it just disappeared.
  • mcoll_17 - February 10, 2010 5:43 p.m.

    I skipped the Single Player part and went to the multiplayer since I want to try the single player for myself. Multiplayer actually looks great with the unique modes. Good tips.
  • kkokko - February 10, 2010 10:59 a.m.

    WHAT IS THE BRAND NEW PLASMID o_O damn. i need to know.:D
  • Red - February 10, 2010 7:20 a.m.

    Thanks for the review GR, I wouldn't have even played this game if not for you. Your tip against the two big sisters will come in handy.
  • Cyberninja - February 10, 2010 2:49 a.m.

    nice article i guess when a game is a ten out of ten it gets extra coverage
  • GamesRadarCharlieBarratt - February 10, 2010 2:25 a.m.

    Audio diary guide will be up this week - promise. Hopefully a Power to the People guide soon after.
  • sleepy92ismypsn - February 10, 2010 12:05 a.m.

    im not going to read this til my second playthrough i want to figure it out on my own
  • batman5273 - February 9, 2010 9:15 p.m.

    Great Article, when are you posting a collectibles guide?? oh and BTW: FIRST!!

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