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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 was released on the Nintendo Switch on May 29, 2020.[3]

Detailed Description[]

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 The Collection Lighthouse Ryan Bust

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 2[]

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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 Infinite[]

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.


  • 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[]

Remade Object Design[]

Non-level Specific Additions[]

  • 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.


  • 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 original bottle caps for Moonbeam Absinthe, Lacas Scotch and Red Ribbon Brandy have all been changed to a yellow cap reading "Root Beer".
  • 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).
  • Some textures have been updated with the help of AI, with mixed results, causing some text on smaller textures to be harder to read and less clear illustrations: Example.
  • The sacks over the heads of the "plastered sculptures" in the men's bathroom in the Southern Mall of Fort Frolic are incorrectly placed, suffering from model clipping and covering only parts of the heads in a unrealistic manner.


  • 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 (when using the increase FOV option which is enabled by default).
  • In the Challenge Rooms DLC, the texture for the chain tattoos on the player's wrists is instead on their sleeves.
  • Noises made by enemies can in some areas be heard from an unrealistically long distance in proportion to where the player is and the environment between them.
  • 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.
  • Some of the drop shadows on the menu text do not line up like they did in the original.
  • When holding an item with Telekinesis and dropping it by changing to weapons, the item might become frozen in mid air. This often occurs when an item is not rotating while held.
  • When Splicers is killed, they will occasionally make an unproportionally excessive "jump" when they die, instead of just falling to the ground. This

BioShock 2[]



  • Some of the drop shadows on the menu text don't line up like they did in the original.
  • The Spear Gun no longer pins bodies to walls.
  • Sometimes the Sofia Lamb Delta announcement that plays in the booth in Atlantic Express when you meet Brigid Tenenbaum can be skipped over.
  • Sometimes audio can be delayed.

Minerva's Den[]

Remade Models[]
  • The Thinker sculpture.[4]
  • 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".

Removed Content[]

  • 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 Infinite[]


  • 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 onscreen even after the item is caught, only disappearing when Elizabeth throws another item.
  • There can be occasional frame rate drops.
  • Sometimes audio can be delayed.

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[]

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]


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]



BioShock: The Collection[]

BioShock 10th Anniversary Collector's Edition[]


  • Because BioShock: The Collection includes all-prior DLC pre-bundled, the player is unable to use the standard versions of the Broadsider or the Triple-R in Bioshock Infinite, as the DLC files cannot be disabled.

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