- “Three BioShock games. All of the single-player DLC. Remastered for modern machines. One value packed bundle.”
- ― 2K Staff Blog Post
BioShock: The Collection is a game bundle consisting of remastered 1080p editions of BioShock, BioShock 2, and BioShock Infinite, along with their accompanying downloadable content. The collection was released on September 13, 2016 in North America, September 15 in Australia, and September 16 internationally. The remastered versions of the first two games were developed by Blind Squirrel Games and published by 2K Games. BioShock: The Collection is sold for $59.99, and is available for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. The remastered version of BioShock was made available for macOS on August 22, 2017.
Return to the cities of Rapture and Columbia and experience the award-winning BioShock franchise like never before, beautifully remastered in 1080p. BioShock: The Collection contains all single-player content from BioShock, BioShock 2, and BioShock Infinite, all single-player add-on content (BioShock 2 Multiplayer not included), the “Columbia’s Finest” pack, and Director’s Commentary: Imagining BioShock, featuring Ken Levine and Shawn Robertson (Imagining BioShock is divided into ten episodes, which are unlocked by finding Golden Film Reels that are placed in-game). 2K adds that BioShock Infinite isn’t being remastered on PC “because it already meets current-gen console standards and runs smoothly on high visual settings.”
BioShock is a shooter unlike any you've ever played, loaded with weapons and tactics never seen. You'll have a complete arsenal at your disposal from simple revolvers to grenade launchers and chemical throwers, but you'll also be forced to genetically modify your DNA to create an even more deadly weapon: you.
Set approximately 10 years after the events of the original BioShock, the halls of Rapture once again echo with sins of the past. Along the Atlantic coastline, a monster has been snatching little girls and bringing them back to the undersea city of Rapture. Players step into the boots of the most iconic denizen of Rapture, the Big Daddy, as they travel through the decrepit and beautiful fallen city, chasing an unseen foe in search of answers and their own survival.
Bring us the girl, wipe away the debt. The year is 1912. Deep in debt, Booker DeWitt has only one opportunity for a clean slate: rescue Elizabeth, a mysterious girl imprisoned since childhood in the flying city of Columbia.
- Remastered in 1080p.
- BioShock main game and all single player DLC.
- BioShock 2 main game and all single player DLC.
- BioShock Infinite main game and all single player DLC.
- Director’s Commentary: Imagining BioShock, featuring Ken Levine and Shawn Robertson
- Steam Controller Integration for BioShock and BioShock 2.
Changes and AdditionsEdit
Remade Character DesignEdit
- Andrew Ryan
- Frank Fontaine
- Jasmine Jolene
- Little Sister
- Sander Cohen
Remade Object DesignEdit
Non-level Specific AdditionsEdit
- Moth holes in banners.
- Sea stars
- Sea turtles
- Teddy bears have different colors.
- Additional lighting effects, some of them dynamic such as lamps.
- New Golden Film Reels that are scattered throughout various levels that, upon discovery, unlock Behind the Scenes episodes of Director's Commentary: Imagining BioShock.
- Gatherer's Garden Prices for Plasmid Pack items are changed to that of the original PS3 version and BioShock Ultimate Rapture Edition.
- Every "Oh-Boy What A Floor Show - Every Night" poster has been changed to its original version.
- (Xbox One and PS4) Using Bathyspheres to travel to past levels can now only be done using the d-pad to pick a level instead of the analog stick.
- The Xbox and PC versions now have more achievements (on the Xbox version two of them are still PlayStation/PC exclusives).
- The background for the end credits has been updated.
- Physics and animations frame cap increased to 60 from 30.
- Direct-X 10 upgraded to Direct-X11, Direct-X 9 support removed.
- The "flashback" sequences show the players hands/weapon overlay were the original did not.
- Achievements and Trophies can now be earned in New Game Plus.
- Frank Fontaine stays in his elemental form during the ending.
- Sometimes the screen can become glitched and briefly show glitchy grey lines.
- Sometimes upon death, the camera can clip through the floor and show the skybox.
- In the Challenge Rooms DLC, the texture for the chain tattoos on the player's wrists is instead on their sleeves.
- The Ryan Industries logo in Hephaestus and Rapture Central Control have broken textures, being glossy black instead of metallic.
- Every poster for The Black Dream reading "Ava Tate presents" in the original version of BioShock 2 has been replaced with the poster reading "Sander Cohen presents".
- The Audio Diary "The Voice of the Self" found in Dionysus Park, is incorrectly named "Truth is in the Body". The original "Truth is in the Body" Audio Diary found in Ryan Amusements is unchanged.
- The background for the end credits has been updated.
- The Thinker sculpture
- The named Sea Slug jars found in the original game are no longer named. The label simply reads "Fresh Water" on every one of them.
- BioShock 2 Multiplayer
- Music will sometimes play before a scene loads, can sometimes play when it's not supposed to, and can occasionally be louder than usual. It may also sometimes not play during loading screens.
- Coins or other items tossed close to Booker may not have proper animation or play slower than usual.
- There can be occasional frame rate drops.
Clash in the CloudsEdit
- The behind the scenes content may have been unlocked without buying it.
Burial at SeaEdit
- Sometimes the loading/death screens can stutter.
- ↑ 2K Staff Blog Post
- ↑ BioShock Remastered for Mac gets an official release date and price on 9to5Mac
- ↑ Adam Schuman's Art Station Profile