- “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. BioShock: The Collection was released on the Nintendo Switch on May 29, 2020.
- 1 Detailed Description
- 2 Changes and Additions
- 2.1 BioShock
- 2.2 BioShock 2
- 2.3 BioShock Infinite
- 2.4 Clash in the Clouds
- 2.5 Burial at Sea
- 3 BioShock 10th Anniversary Collector's Edition
- 4 Reception
- 5 Videos
- 6 Gallery
- 7 Official Sites
- 8 References
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 the 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 ten 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.
- The ability to link a 2K account to all three games.
Changes and Additions
Remade Character Design
- Andrew Ryan
- Frank Fontaine
- Jasmine Jolene
- Little Sister
- Sander Cohen
Remade Object Design
Non-level Specific Additions
- 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.
- Handrails have been placed by the stairs on the exterior of the Lighthouse.
- Every "Oh-Boy What A Floor Show - Every Night" poster has been changed to its original version.
- The Little Sister's health bar in Point Prometheus and Proving Grounds has a new icon.
- (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 sixty from thirty.
- Direct-X 10 upgraded to Direct-X11, Direct-X 9 support removed.
- The default FOV has been altered/increased (this can be changed in settings).
- The "flashback" sequences show the player's hands/weapon overlay where 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.
- Some first person weapon animations appear choppier and seem to be missing a few frames (most noticeable when firing the Pistol).
- Some water effects are missing, such as reflections from projected lights (Security Camera beams, flashing alarms, etc.) and mist/splash effects from falling water.
- The Ryan Industries logo in Hephaestus and Rapture Central Control has broken textures, being glossy black instead of metallic.
- In Hephaestus there's a scene where a bunch of Spider Splicers would drop some grenade ammo, mocking each time the player picks it up. Once the last item has been picked, these splicers would come down and attack Jack. However in the Remaster nothing happens once the player picks up the last ammo.
- The fire puzzle in the Tea Garden in Arcadia is already solved with both torches lit and the door open.
- The lights on the increased damage upgrade for the Machine Gun no longer animate; they remain static instead of changing size and color.
- 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.
- Screenshots used for loading screens for levels have been updated. For example, the Fontaine Futuristics no longer shows the Accu-Vox image with the audio diaries.
- The Audio Diary portrait for Edward Grimes now shows the correct image on all platforms.
- The Circus of Values and El Ammo Bandito vending machines now have sound effects.
- Rivet ammo canisters are remade with an additional docking port to be less cylindrical.
- The Spear Gun no longer pins bodies to walls.
- Atlantic Express train maps show Fontaine Futuristics as the last stop. Persephone is no longer marked.
- The large decorative globe in the fountain in the lobby of Fontaine Futuristics has a hanging ceiling mount and chain still attached. It is possible for enemies to spawn on top of the globe and get stuck.
- 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.
- A BioShock Infinite Easter egg has been added to The Thinker level in the form of a punchcard reading "THERES ALWAYS A LIGHTHOUSE" along with some Morse code reading ".COM".
- BioShock 2 and Minerva's Den
- Colorblind mode for Hacking has been removed.
- The song "Memories of You" has been replaced with "I'm Making Believe".
- The song "It's Only a Paper Moon" has been replaced with "How Much is that Doggie In The Window?".
- The song "Someone's Rocking My Dreamboat" has been replaced with "Twentieth Century Blues".
- Mark Meltzer's dropped smoking gun in the Chase Carousel in Dionysus Park no longer appears by his audio diary Lost and Found.
- 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.
- The prompt symbol for thrown items can linger on screen even after the item is caught, only disappearing when Elizabeth throws another item.
- There can be occasional frame rate drops.
Clash in the Clouds
- The behind the scenes content may have been unlocked without buying it.
Burial at Sea
- Sometimes the loading/death screens can stutter.
- Background ambience sometimes plays louder than normal, drowning out sound effects and dialogue.
BioShock 10th Anniversary Collector's Edition
The BioShock 10th Anniversary Collector's Edition is a limited 5,200 copy re-release of BioShock: The Collection in honor of the tenth anniversary of BioShock's 2007 release, featuring all the content from the original release of the collection, the 11' Collectible Big Daddy & Little Sister Statue, a numbered certificate of authenticity for the statue, a unique cover and box, and figurine instructions. The edition was only released on the 14th of November, 2017 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles and exclusively sold at GameStop and the 2K Store (US). The statue is based on the cover art for BioShock, featuring the Big Daddy and Little Sister in their iconic poses with an Art Deco Rapture background. The Big Daddy and Little Sister's eyes and background light up, the drill is motorized and spins, and there is audio for the Little Sister and Big Daddy, all of which are button controlled.
BioShock: The Collection
BioShock 10th Anniversary Collector's Edition
- 2K Staff Blog Post
- BioShock Remastered for Mac gets an official release date and price on 9to5Mac
- 2K <3 SWITCH
- Adam Schuman's Art Station Profile
- BioShock 10th Anniversaryon 2K
- BioShock 10th Anniversary Collector's Edition Unboxing on IGN
- Metascore for BioShock: The Collection on PS4Metacritic, Retrieved February 21, 2020
- Metascore for BioShock: The Collection on Xbox OneMetacritic, Retrieved February 21, 2020
- Metascore for BioShock: The Collection on PCMetacritic, Retrieved February 21, 2020
- Enrique Torres' ArtStation