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BioShock - Plasmid Guide

INSECT SWARM

What is it?

Proof that drugs were involved in the making of BioShock. How else to explain the strange and incredibly surreal ability to call forth an army of angry bees and send them swarming at your enemies' heads? From within the flesh of your own arm, no less.

When should I use it?

When you don't have the time or concentration for anything else. Precise aiming is awfully difficult when creatures are bashing your face in from all sides, something the Splicers and Big Daddies are awfully fond of doing. With the special exception of Electro Bolt in water and Incinerate on oil, Insect Swarm is the only plasmid that can harm multiple enemies at once. Don't worry about lining up a shot - just unleash the cloud of poisoned stingers as fast as possible.

Insect Swarm, like many plasmids, is only a short-term solution. The bees take awhile to finish monsters off, so you'll want to fire other weapons in the meantime. Oh, and stay away from the buzzing chaos. You're as likely to get stung as everyone else.

Does it work against a Big Daddy?

The bees will bother a Big Daddy for the same amount of time they do regular enemies, and nothing's funnier than watching a guy in a giant diving suit swat blindly at teensy tiny insects. Like Incinerate, however, Insect Swarm will only make him angrier at you.

If you have enough Eve, the game's equivalent of mana, feel free to pile on more and more bees. But if you run out and he's still not dead, you'd best run or have a Plan B ready.




7 comments

  • adrenaguy - November 1, 2008 12:24 p.m.

    VERY helpful, thanks! I'll get right on making the big daddy do my bidding >:D
  • Black_X_1111 - October 30, 2008 11:16 p.m.

    Woo Woo First any way this is really helpful
  • Maccaspakka - November 22, 2008 5:31 a.m.

    Sweet, but is that all of them??
  • ConnerT94 - June 22, 2009 4:29 p.m.

    Sorry poeple on the last comment, I was typing really fast so ill redo it ------------------------------------------ OK, one of two plasmids you got wrong. First, Enrage works EXTREMLY well against Big Daddys, but you have to have Big Daddy hypnotyze. First, hypnotyze a Big Daddy, lead him to another big daddy, use enrage,AND PRESTO, 2 BIG DADDYS FOR THE PRICE OF 1!! Secondly, security bullseye also works EXTREMLY well on Big Daddys, especially in fort frollic. what you do is when you see a bid daddy, smash a window or hack a machine and get the alarm tile, and PRESTO, those pescy machines that are after you go to work on the big daddy! Enjoy!
  • 1hndman - February 28, 2009 2:30 p.m.

    This game is the shit. As soon as i got it i didn't turn off my system (PS3) for 13 hours, it was great. Then i went ta bed, woke up, and put another 4 hours on it. This games has everything a game should have to be epic. Good job to dudes who conjered up this one.
  • awesomeofowesomness - December 26, 2008 5:54 a.m.

    This game is the best game ever made by humans!
  • ConnerT94 - June 22, 2009 4:26 p.m.

    OK, on of two plasmids you got wrong. First, Enrage works EXTREMLY well against Big Daddys, but who have to have bid Daddy hpnotyze. First, hypnotyze a Big Daddy, lead him to another big daddy, us enrage,AND PRESTO, 2 BIG DADDYS FOR THE PRICE OF 1!! Secondly, security bullseye also works EXTREMLY well one bid Daddys, especially in fort frollic. what you do is when you see a bid daddy, smash a window or hack a machine and get the alarm tile, and PRESTO, those pescy machines that are after you go to work on the big daddy! Enjoy!

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