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  • Summary: 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,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, the Columbias Finest pack, and Directors Commentary: Imagining BioShock, featuring Ken Levine and Shawn Robertson.

    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.
    *Museum of Orphaned Concepts
    *Challenge Rooms

    BioShock 2
    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.
    *Minervas Den
    *Protector Trials

    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.
    *Clash in the Clouds
    *Burial at Sea 1&2
    *Columbias Finest Pack

    Features

    *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.
    *Directors Commentary: Imagining BioShock, featuring Ken Levine and Shawn Robertson
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Sep 16, 2016
    100
    While the games in their entirety truly stand the test of time, still show that they got “it” and (at least on consoles) have never looked this good, the bonus content could be more plentiful.
  2. Sep 23, 2016
    88
    High definition textures do a solid job of re-introducing one of gaming’s enduring masterpieces to a younger generation of gamers. Whilst not providing adequate incentive to re-purchase for gamers who already own these time capsule titles, Bioshock: The Collection makes an ideal gift for introducing someone to the magical and never ending journey of PC Gaming.
  3. Sep 19, 2016
    85
    BioShock: The Collection is the perfect edition for who haven't played any BioShock in the past.
  4. Oct 2, 2016
    80
    Bioshock: The Collection is essential if you never played these games. For those who have, there's little new to find here.
  5. Oct 12, 2016
    70
    The collection of all Bioshock games isn't a bad remaster, but neither is it an outstanding one. For the console crowd it’s a worthy addition to their collection, but for PC players it doesn't offer a big enough improvement.
  6. Sep 22, 2016
    65
    Thankfully the games are pretty much the same as they were, but the details in this remaster are disappointing. The PC-version specifically has to deal with a lot of issues and technical disappointments, so we advise you to pick a console version.
  7. CD-Action
    Dec 12, 2016
    50
    A huge disappointment. I can recommend The Collection only to those who never played the original games, because the quality of the remasters does not justify paying for them again (even old bugs were left intact!). [12/2016, p.57]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
  3. Negative: 7 out of 15
  1. Dec 15, 2017
    10
    The people scoring this game a 1, 2 or 3 are clearly butt hurt. Games are remastered not remade. The extra content is easily worth it for aThe people scoring this game a 1, 2 or 3 are clearly butt hurt. Games are remastered not remade. The extra content is easily worth it for a Bio Shock fan. I have experienced only minor issues and have completed one of the games without a single crash. If you have never played Bio Shock this is a great entry point. Expand
  2. Sep 13, 2016
    10
    The Best Collection In The World
    Enhanced Graphic With All DLC's
    The Best Collection In The World Enhanced Graphic With All DLC's The Best
    The Best Collection In The World
    Enhanced Graphic With All DLC's
    The Best Collection In The World
    Enhanced Graphic With All DLC's
    The Best Collection In The World
    Enhanced Graphic With All DLC's
    The Best Collection In The World
    Enhanced Graphic With All DLC's
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  3. Sep 13, 2016
    10
    All games in the package look noticeably better than the last gen console versions. Significant effort was put into the first 2 games whileAll games in the package look noticeably better than the last gen console versions. Significant effort was put into the first 2 games while Bioshock Infinite is just a port of the PC version set to "very high" graphics option (I compared it in the past and it was running on the low graphics on last gen systems). Frame rate is 60 FPS in all with some dips. The extras are mind blowing with all DLC thrown in and new features like the developer commentary and concept arts. The packaging is also slick. Considering how much effort 2K put into this collection, it's worth the price than most "remasters" being put out at slightly lesser price. Expand
  4. Jan 1, 2019
    8
    It is not a perfect remake, but those saying it's total garbage are probably what they're trying to describe... I mean, on my side, theIt is not a perfect remake, but those saying it's total garbage are probably what they're trying to describe... I mean, on my side, the original game was working well, I had no audio issues, no visual glitches, no weird mouse input problem, nothing (I can't corroborate those problems). I've played the first one from start to finish without any real problems or bugs. So i don't get those people... also, weirdly, those people (if you look at their profiles) only give negative reviews, so... we have to appreciate the amount of useless trolls on metacritics.... it's sad, but they are legion, little human beings with no talents but lot of little opinions to express...

    Anyway, on my side, the remake still works perfectly, no bugs, no crashes, nothing... The only negative thing I could say is that the remake is not "remake" enough. What I mean by that is that this game is 11 years old and they made a remake that look like a 6-7 years old game when we were looking for a game at the standard of re-release (2-3 years old). But that's about it for the negative side.

    The game is still excellent and those who never played it should, Bioshock I Remastered is actually 5$ on Steam... Most garbage always-in-earlyaccess tiltes cost more than that and are not that developped, that rich and entertaining. This is a good game, I give it a 8/10.
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  5. Sep 16, 2016
    4
    Porque me lo han dado gratis, sino hubiese pedido el reembolso.

    Fallos gráficos, bandas negras en las cinemáticas, los frames caen cada dos
    Porque me lo han dado gratis, sino hubiese pedido el reembolso.

    Fallos gráficos, bandas negras en las cinemáticas, los frames caen cada dos por tres, Los botones no funcionan o no reaccionan bien, salta el modo de pad sin motivo aparente y eso que lo tengo desenchufado, no deja configurar las resoluciones ni nada. Menudo port mas chusco.

    2K, ya estais tardando en sacar un parche.
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  6. Sep 16, 2016
    3
    Stupid piece of **** crashes all the time. They remastered it graphically but didn't bother to fix any of the many bugs that still plague thisStupid piece of **** crashes all the time. They remastered it graphically but didn't bother to fix any of the many bugs that still plague this game. Pass. Expand
  7. Sep 17, 2016
    0
    Three of the most overrated garbage games of all time, all in one package! Make no mistake, all 3 Bioshock games are just mediocre consoleThree of the most overrated garbage games of all time, all in one package! Make no mistake, all 3 Bioshock games are just mediocre console FPSes with bad graphics, bad controls, stupid plots full of holes and run of the mill gameplay. I am fairly certain that those games, back when they were released, were just hyped based on paid reviews/shills and 12 year old kids who had never played an FPS before in their lives. "Spiritual successors to System Shock 2"? LOOOOOL.

    All 3 of those games are 7/10 games at the year of their release. Nothing more nothing less, just functional mainstream console FPS. Getting all 3 for the price of 1, is not bad, but make no mistake, on PC there is almost no improvement for Bioshocks 1 and 2, and Bioshock Infinite is exactly the same. So if you like your meh FPSes and like cheap deals, i suppose you could buy this if you have never tried them before. The rest of you, play any other FPS on the market, it is probably better.
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