BioShock Remastered Collection NEW!
The full BioShock collection featuring three remastered titles is now available on Epic Games Store. The series are single-player first-person shooters set in a dystopian and steampunk world. The original game was developed and published by 2K in 2007. The third game in the bundle BioShock Infinite was released in 2013. The game requirements will depend on which game is chosen, however given how old they are, there is a good chance they will work even on modern integrated graphics.
BioShock Remastered Collection
BioShock: the Collection was finally released earlier this week, and a lot of people are asking the same question: is it worth buying? In order to give people a bit of a better idea on what to expect from the new remastered versions of these three classic games, we've put together a graphical comparison of the original BioShock against the new release.DISCLAIMER: This review is based on the PC version of BioShock: The Collection. While most points discussed can be applied the same tot he console versions, there are some issues present in the PC version that are not necessarily reflected on consoles.
If you own BioShock and/or BioShock 2 on Steam, then you'll receive the remastered versions upon their release. However, things get a little more complicated for those with Games for Windows Live copies. For the original BioShock, you'll need to submit a ticket to 2K Support with a scan of the original receipt, a confirmation email, or some other way to prove your purchase.
If you want to play the original version of either game, then there's good news. Both the remastered and original will be in your library; the single Steam listing for each game also includes both versions. BioShock Infinite is not included in the remasters on PC "because it already meets current-gen console standards and runs smoothly on high visual settings."
Bioshock: The Collection contains remastered versions of the first three games, visually updated from their earlier Xbox 360, PC, and PS3 releases. Initially, the remastered collection was released in September 2016 for PS4, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows. This May, Nintendo gamers can finally play the Bioshock trilogy on their preferred console.
With Nintendo Switch, gamers can now play the entire remastered Bioshock collection on a hybrid handheld device that also acts as a home console. But what else should change about this collection when it comes to the NS release? Would you kindly stay to read five things that should change with the Nintendo Switch port and four things that should stay the same?
One of the most glaring omissions from Bioshock: The Collection is the absence of the multiplayer mode in the remastered version of Bioshock 2. Including this mode would definitely help increase replay value. After a gamer completes the famed submerged shooter sequel and its single-player DLC, they can just dive into some online multiplayer fun for countless hours.
An insightful addition to the remastered version of the original Bioshock was the director's commentary section, also known as "Imaging Bioshock". This section of the collection provides an exclusive interview with two important men who laid the groundwork for Bioshock. In the video segments, fans hear about the origin stories surrounding the first game. This allows them to dive into the themes and creative processes that went into developing the game into the beloved classic it became.
On the bright side, at least the collection comes included with all the Burial At Sea and Clash in the Clouds DLC. But when it comes to a smooth-running game, the 360 version might be a better bet over the Xbox One version. Hopefully, the Nintendo Switch can mend these reported shortcomings upon release.
Fans were also vocal about the problems with the PC version of the collection. However, there are also some gamers who say they ran into no issues while playing the Infinite remaster or any of the other games in the collection. Either way, it's best to be sure that all potential in-game bugs are squashed before the Nintendo Switch port is shipped out.
Maybe some fans would rather only buy one game from the series rather than the whole collection. Nintendo Switch could release the remastered trilogy of the Bioshock games as a bundle and as stand alone versions. This would meet the demands of bundle-buying consumers and those who would rather buy just one game. Nintendo Switch could charge $19.99 a pop for each remastered game while selling the whole collection for $49.99.
One of the selling points for Bioshock: The Collection is that it came with all the single-player DLC from the trilogy. Imagine if Nintendo Switch released a port of the collection that omitted the single player DLC portion of the games. Thankfully, Nintendo is smarter than that. That'd be a true Bioshock tragedy! Where would Bioshock fans be without Minerva's Den or the two-part Burial At Sea side games?
Nintendo Switch should stick with the updated visuals laid out by the Xbox One, PS4, and revised Microsoft Windows versions. It'd be awful if they threw their fans a curve ball by releasing the collection with dated Xbox 360 and PS3 graphics. Thankfully, Nintendo won't do that!
Return to the cities of Rapture and Columbia and experience the award-winning BioShock franchise like never before. BioShock: The Collection retells the epic journeys of the BioShock universe beautifully remastered.
They haven't been added to the US alternative just yet, but we have to assume they will pop up in due course. There's no need to pick these titles up if you already own the full collection, however. These are the exact same products which come with the same base game along with all the corresponding DLC. We suppose if you just really want to play a particular title without buying the entire series in one go, that is now a viable option. They'll be real bargains when they go on sale too.
This collections release reminded me I bought it years ago on PS4 and never got to it so redownloaded it this weekend. Started playing the first game about 10 last night with the headphones on and next thing I know it is half 2 in the morning!
I don't get the rating system on this website, bioshock is great and a 9/10 is well deserved, however trails of mana had similar amounts of pros and cons and got an 8/10. Is there some logic to the rating system or is just random?
The first game and Infinite however, are absolute masterpieces. Infinite especially in my eyes, although I'd completely understand someone preferring the first game to Infinite. If you're on the edge about getting this collection, definitely go for it!
The first episode is a TERRIFIC game, one of the best I've ever played in fact, but hardly a good FPS.I'll be unpopular but I think that there are better suited games for the Switch, but if you REALLY REALLY REALLY can't play them on another platform (PC is the optimal choice for the controls, but any other game console will do), go grab this collection NOW.
The only game in the series I played was Infinite, and even as someone who generally avoids FPS games, I found myself really engrossed in it. I've been wanting to try the other games, and I couldn't care less about gyro aiming...so maybe I'll get this collection digitally if it ever goes on sale.
@carlos82 is it worth getting the full collection of borderlands or just the handsome collection? I've never played them,so would I be missing out storywise if I didn't bother with the original borderlands?
I definitely wanted to buy the collection, untill I heard only the first acts are on the card. Now I might go for the downloads someday, but since they are big downloads that's a great "maybe". A pity, since I originally was very excited about those games coming to Switch.
Bioshock: The Collection on consoles includes remastered versions of all three games in 1080p resolution at 60fps. It includes all the previously released single player downloadable content for the game, as well as some goodies for the Bioshock fans with developer commentary tucked away in the original game as hidden collectibles.
The collection was originally released in 2016 and includes three games: BioShock Remastered, BioShock 2 Remastered, and BioShock Infinite: Complete Edition. The BioShock games are single-player science fiction adventures set in an alternate past. The first two games are directly related, while BioShock Infinite is a standalone entry.
BioShock: The Collection has been officially announced at long last. The collection will contain BioShock, BioShock 2 plus Protector Trials and Minerva's Den DLC, and BioShock Infinite plus Clash in the Clouds, Columbia's Finest and Burial at Sea episodes 1 and 2. It'll arrive September 13 (or 16 outside the States) and cost $59.99.
Yes, they have been remastered. That is, everything except BioShock Infinite has been remastered, 2K stating "it already meets current-gen console standards and runs smoothly on high visual settings."
Better still, players who already own BioShock, BioShock 2 or Minerva's Den will be able to upgrade to the respective remastered editions free of charge. Hopefully the Bioshock remaster will uncap its physics framerate, though there is a mod for that.
Bioshock 2 originally released back in 2010. Three years after the release of Bioshock, it brought players back into the world of Rapture, with plenty new to see and toys to play with. In 2016 2K released the remastered collection. Sporting its spiffy new coat of paint, the question remains, is Bioshock 2 Remastered worth your time?
Since its first entry was released 15 years ago, BioShock has received widespread critical acclaim, becoming one of gaming's "must-play" franchises. Its popularity has remained sky-high despite the last entry, BioShock Infinite, being released nearly 10 years ago. Although a fourth entry has been confirmed, its release is likely to still be a long way off. For the wave of new fans who missed out the first time, it can be difficult to know where to start with the franchise. Luckily, however, BioShock: The Collection recently debuted on the Epic Games Store. The collection includes remastered versions of all three games and is also playable on Steam, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. 041b061a72