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Using the Research Camera in BioShock and BioShock 2, research can be done on the various types of enemies to yield rewards for the player. In the sequel, Little Sisters can no longer be researched for rewards. Furthermore, all Big Daddy types (save for the Alpha Series) in BioShock 2 share the same research path, as do all Security Devices.

BioShock Research Rewards Edit

Houdini Splicer Edit

Houdini Splicer Research Icon
  • Research Level 1: Increased Damage (+)
  • Research Level 2: Natural Camouflage
  • Research Level 3: Increased Damage (++)
  • Research Level 4: Easier to see where Houdini Splicers will re-appear.
  • Research Level 5: Increased Damage (+++)

Leadhead Splicer Edit

Leadhead Spicer Research Icon
  • Research Level 1: Increased Damage (+)
  • Research Level 2: Scrounger
  • Research Level 3: Increased Damage (++)
  • Research Level 4: Static Discharge 2
  • Research Level 5: Increased Damage (+++)

Nitro Splicer Edit

Nitro Splicer Research Icon
  • Research Level 1: Increased Damage (+)
  • Research Level 2: Permanent 15% chance that any enemy grenade will be a dud.
  • Research Level 3: Increased Damage (++)
  • Research Level 4: Permanent 35% chance that any enemy grenade will be a dud.
  • Research Level 5: Increased Damage (+++)

Spider Splicer Edit

Spider Splicer Research Icon
  • Research Level 1: Increased Damage (+)
  • Research Level 2: Spider Splicer organs are turned into First Aid Kits.
  • Research Level 3: Increased Damage (++)
  • Research Level 4: Extra Nutrition 3
  • Research Level 5: Increased Damage (+++)

Thuggish Splicer Edit

Thuggish Splicer Research Icon
  • Research Level 1: Increased Damage (+)
  • Research Level 2: SportBoost
  • Research Level 3: Increased Damage (++)
  • Research Level 4: SportBoost 2
  • Research Level 5: Increased Damage (+++)

Security Bot Edit

Security Bot Research Icon
  • Research Level 1: Increased Damage (+)
  • Research Level 2: Security Expert 2
  • Research Level 3: Increased Damage (++)
  • Research Level 4: Hacking Security Bots is instant and automatic.
  • Research Level 5: Increased Damage (+++)

Security Camera Edit

Security Camera Research Icon
  • Research Level 1: Increased Damage (+)
  • Research Level 2: Twice as much Film found on destroyed Cameras.
  • Research Level 3: Increased Damage (++)
  • Research Level 4: Flow speed reduced when hacking any Camera.
  • Research Level 5: Increased Damage (+++)

Turret Edit

Turret Research Icon
  • Research Level 1: Increased Damage (+)
  • Research Level 2: Twice as many standard Auto Rounds found on destroyed Turrets.
  • Research Level 3: Increased Damage (++)
  • Research Level 4: Hacking Turrets is instant and automatic.
  • Research Level 5: Increased Damage (+++)

Bouncer Edit

Big Daddy Research Icon
  • Research Level 1: Increased Damage (+)
  • Research Level 2: Wrench Jockey 2
  • Research Level 3: Increased Damage (++)
  • Research Level 4: Permanent 50% increase only to base Wrench damage.
  • Research Level 5: Increased Damage (+++)

Rosie Edit

Rosie Research Icon
  • Research Level 1: Increased Damage (+)
  • Research Level 2: Photographer's Eye 2
  • Research Level 3: Increased Damage (++)
  • Research Level 4: Rosie corpses almost always contain rare invention parts.
  • Research Level 5: Increased Damage (+++)

Little Sister Edit

Little Sister Research Icon
  • Research Level 1: Small increase to the player's maximum health and EVE.
  • Research Level 2: Small increase to the player's maximum health and EVE.
  • Research Level 3: Small increase to the player's maximum health and EVE.
  • Research Level 4: Small increase to the player's maximum health and EVE.
  • Research Level 5: Small increase to the player's maximum health and EVE.

BioShock 2 Research Rewards Edit

Brute Splicer Edit

  • Research Level 1: New Drill Dash ability
  • Research Level 2: 50% increased melee damage towards all enemies
  • Research Level 3: Increased damage against Brute Splicers
  • Research Level 4: Armored Shell 2 Gene Tonic

Houdini Splicer Edit

  • Research Level 1: Increased damage against Houdini Splicers
  • Research Level 2: Easier to spot Houdini Splicers when teleporting
  • Research Level 3: Increased damage against Houdini Splicers
  • Research Level 4: Natural Camouflage Gene Tonic

Leadhead Splicer Edit

  • Research Level 1: Increased damage against Leadhead Splicers
  • Research Level 2: Slowed security response
  • Research Level 3: Increased damage against Leadhead Splicers
  • Research Level 4: Thrifty Hacker Gene Tonic

Spider Splicer Edit

  • Research Level 1: Faster movement speed
  • Research Level 2: Spider Splicer organs act as First Aid Kits
  • Research Level 3: Even faster movement speed
  • Research Level 4: Fountain of Youth Gene Tonic

Thuggish Splicer Edit

  • Research Level 1: Increased damage against Thuggish Splicers
  • Research Level 2: Increased wallet cap from 600 dollars to 800
  • Research Level 3: Increased damage against Thuggish Splicers
  • Research Level 4: Scrounger Gene Tonic

Alpha Series Edit

  • Research Level 1: Increased damage against the Alpha Series
  • Research Level 2: Increased ammo carrying capacity
  • Research Level 3: Increased damage against the Alpha Series
  • Research Level 4: Elemental Storm Gene Tonic

Big Daddy Edit

  • Research Level 1: Increased damage against Big Daddies
  • Research Level 2: Increased Drill damage
  • Research Level 3: Increased damage against Big Daddies
  • Research Level 4: Arms Race Gene Tonic

Big Sister Edit

  • Research Level 1: Increased maximum EVE capacity
  • Research Level 2: Free health restoration after gathering ADAM
  • Research Level 3: Increased maximum EVE capacity
  • Research Level 4: Drill Vampire Gene Tonic

Security Devices Edit

  • Research Level 1: Increased damage against Security
  • Research Level 2: Double ammo on destroyed Security
  • Research Level 3: Increased damage against Security
  • Research Level 4: Deadly Machines Gene Tonic

Behind the ScenesEdit

Research Slow-Pro
  • An additional research icon was made for the Slow-Pro Big Daddies cut from BioShock.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. BioShock: Breaking the Mold - Developer's Edition

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