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Three BioShock games. All of the single-player DLC. Remastered for modern machines. One value packed bundle.
― 2K Staff Blog Post[1]

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.[2] BioShock: The Collection will be arriving to the Nintendo Switch on May 29, 2020[3]

Detailed DescriptionEdit

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.”

BioShockEdit

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Inside the remastered lobby within Rapture's ominous Lighthouse from BioShock.

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.

BioShock 2Edit

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A remastered view of BioShock 2's Demeter's Banquet Hall.

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.

BioShock InfiniteEdit

New Eden Square

New Eden Square from BioShock Infinite.

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.

FeaturesEdit

  • 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

BioShockEdit

Remade Character DesignEdit

Remade Object DesignEdit

Non-level Specific AdditionsEdit

  • Carpets
  • Crabs
  • Moth holes in banners.
  • Sea stars
  • Sea turtles
  • Seaweed
  • Sharks
  • Teddy bears have different colors.
  • Whales
  • 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.

ChangesEdit

  • 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.
  • 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.

BugsEdit

  • The "flashback" sequences show the player's 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 has broken textures, being glossy black instead of metallic.

BioShock 2Edit

ChangesEdit

Minerva's DenEdit

Remade ModelsEdit
  • The Thinker sculpture.[4]
ChangesEdit
  • 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.
AdditionsEdit
  • A BioShock Infinite Easter egg has been added to The Thinker level in the form of a punchcard reading "THERES ALWAYS A LIGHTHOUSE".

Removed ContentEdit

BioShock InfiniteEdit

BugsEdit

  • 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

BugsEdit

  • The behind the scenes content may have been unlocked without buying it.

Burial at SeaEdit

BugsEdit

  • Sometimes the loading/death screens can stutter.

BioShock 10th Anniversary Collector's EditionEdit

BioShock 10th Anniversary Collector's Edition Box Cover

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.[5][6]

ReceptionEdit

BioShock: The Collection received "generally favorable" reviews on Metacritic, getting a metascore of 84/100 on both PS4[7] and Xbox One,[8] and 80/100 on PC.[9] On whatoplay.com, it received an aggregate score (playscore) of 8.89 on PS4 based on twenty-four critics and 4,400+ gamer ratings[10], and 8.72 on Xbox One based on fifteen critics.[11]

VideosEdit

BioShock The Collection Announcement Trailer

BioShock The Collection Announcement Trailer

BioShock- Revisit Rapture

BioShock- Revisit Rapture

BioShock The Collection Remastered Comparison Trailer

BioShock The Collection Remastered Comparison Trailer

GalleryEdit

BioShock: The CollectionEdit

BioShock 10th Anniversary Collector's EditionEdit

Official SitesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 2K Staff Blog Post
  2. BioShock Remastered for Mac gets an official release date and price on 9to5Mac
  3. 2K <3 SWITCH
  4. Adam Schuman's Art Station Profile
  5. BioShock 10th Anniversaryon 2K
  6. BioShock 10th Anniversary Collector's Edition Unboxing on IGN
  7. Metascore for BioShock: The Collection on PS4Metacritic, Retrieved February 21, 2020
  8. Metascore for BioShock: The Collection on Xbox OneMetacritic, Retrieved February 21, 2020
  9. Metascore for BioShock: The Collection on PCMetacritic, Retrieved February 21, 2020
  10. playscore for BioShock: The Collection on PS4whatoplay.com, Retrieved February 21, 2020
  11. playscore for BioShock: The Collection on Xbox Onewhatoplay.com, Retrieved February 21, 2020
  12. Enrique Torres' ArtStation
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