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In Rapture's dark corridors, you may find trouble knowing which button is which or what every button is used for. These are the controls for the game for you to find which button does work if you are a beginner.

Xbox 360 Controls Edit

Bioshock Controls
  • Xbox360 A (tap) = Interact / search / pick up item
  • Xbox360 A (hold) = Play the most recently collected Audio Diary
  • Xbox360 B = Use First Aid Kit
  • Xbox360 X = Reload (Weapon mode) / EVE hypo (Plasmid mode) / Initiate hack (when prompted)
  • Xbox360 Y = Jump
  • Left Stick = Move
  • Left Stick (hold) = Crouch
  • Right Stick = Turn Direction/Change Camera
  • Right Bumper = Change to weapon (Hold to see Weapon Radial)
  • Left Bumper = Change to Plasmid (Hold to see Plasmid Radial)
  • Right Trigger = Fire Weapon
  • Left Trigger = Use Plasmid
  • Up D-pad = Hint
  • Left D-pad = Change Ammo
  • Down D-pad = Change Ammo
  • Right D-pad = Change Ammo

PlayStation 3 Controls Edit

PS3 controller
  • Ps3 x (tap) = Interact / search / pick up item
  • Ps3 x (hold) = Play the most recently collected Audio Diary
  • Ps3 square = Reload (Weapon mode) / EVE Hypo (Plasmid mode) / Initiate hack (when prompted)
  • Ps3 circle = Use First Aid Kit
  • Ps3 triangle = Jump
  • L3 Stick = Move
  • R3 Stick = Turn / Look
  • L3 Button = Crouch
  • R3 Button = Zoom
  • R1 (Tap) = Change Weapon (or switch to weapon mode if in Plasmid mode)
  • R1 (Hold) = Display weapon radial, select weapon with R stick
  • L1 (Tap) = Change Plasmid (or switch to Plasmid mode if in Weapon mode)
  • L1 (Hold) = Display Plasmid radial, select Plasmid with R stick
  • R2 = Fire weapon
  • L2 = Use Plasmid
  • Left D-pad = Select ammo in left slot
  • Up D-pad = Select ammo in top slot (if active)
  • Down D-pad = Select ammo in bottom slot (if active)
  • Right D-pad = Hold for hint (L1/R1 to tab through goals/message/help/map)
  • Select = Map (L1/R1 to tab through goals/message/help)

PC Controls Edit

PCKeyboard(BIOSHOCK)
  • W = Move Forward
  • S = Move Backward
  • A = Move Left
  • D = Move Right
  • Space = Jump
  • Left Mouse Button = Fire Weapon / Plasmid
  • Right Mouse Button = Toggle Plasmid / Weapon Mode
  • Scroll Wheel Up = Next Weapon / Next Active
  • Scroll Wheel Down = Previous Weapon / Previous Active
  • Number Pad [1-8] = Weapons
  • Function Keys [F1 - F6] = Active Plasmid Slots
  • ~ = Map
  • C = Crouch
  • Q = Next Ammo Type
  • B = Previous Ammo Type
  • E = Use
  • F = First Aid
  • R = Reload / EVE Hypo
  • V = Hack
  • T = Play *newest* Unread Log
  • H = Hint Screen
  • F8 = Quick Save
  • F9 = Quick Load
  • H = Gatherer Harvest
  • L = Gatherer Save
  • Z = Aim
  • Ctrl = Walk/Run
  • Shift = Weapon/Plasmid Selection Menu

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