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  • Summary: Return to the cities of Rapture and Columbia and experience the BioShock franchise like never before. BioShock: The Collection retells the epic journeys of the BioShock universe remastered for PS4.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 39
  2. Negative: 0 out of 39
  1. Sep 21, 2016
    100
    The story telling, unique environments, gameplay and amount of content included makes Bioshock The Collection a must buy.
  2. Sep 15, 2016
    90
    If there is a must when it comes to remasters, it's BioShock: The Collection. Blind Squirrel made a superb work adapting for 1080p and 60fp an already superior franchise. If you haven't played any BioShock yet, this is the best moment and, if you are into Ken Levine's work, BioShock: The Collection has to be on your shelf.
  3. Sep 28, 2016
    90
    The Bioshock Collection is the perfect way to revisit this amazing franchise in glorious FULL HD graphics.
  4. 85
    There’s no denying that the Bioshock series is an ambitious one, and that it features some much loved/derided games. Bioshock Collection is the current definitive way to experience those games on consoles, but there’s little new for long-term fans beyond a bit of spit n’ polish.
  5. Nov 9, 2016
    80
    There’s always a man. There’s always a city. There’s always a lighthouse. And there’s always a reason to revisit one of the finest trilogies in the modern gaming.
  6. Sep 23, 2016
    80
    BioShock The Collection combines the three 2K Games for a reasonable price. On top of that, the games are polished and upgraded to the standards of today. And that makes the games feel like new.
  7. Sep 26, 2016
    67
    Even though The Bioshock Collection is filled with content, it is far from perfect. Technically speaking there are a lot of bumps on the road and the gameplay simply is not Bioshocks strong suit. However, the design is amazing.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 85 out of 98
  2. Negative: 7 out of 98
  1. Sep 15, 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). Simply put, the YouTube comparisons don't do this collection justice, because the texture quality has been bumped up by a lot in all three games. Moreover, each game runs in 1080p and presents a crisp and vibrant image compared to the washed out and blurry image of the last gen versions. Frame rate is also 60 FPS in all with some dips here and there. There is also no day one patch for any of the titles, so you can play these games out of the box without a problem. 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
  2. Aug 16, 2020
    10
    Story / Character Development.: I don't think that any of the games on their own had the best story ever but as a whole it is truly aStory / Character Development.: I don't think that any of the games on their own had the best story ever but as a whole it is truly a masterpiece. The finale of infinite, how it all started and ended, the many interesting characters you meet. I was just mindblown after I finished the last game. Everything just makes so much sense ( I would also really recommend to do the infinite DLC's).

    Graphics / Sound / Atmosphere.: From a technical perspective it's not groundbreaking anymore. it was when it was released. The atmosphere is just another level however and just boosts the overall impression even after so many years.

    Gameplay.: Standard shoot mechanics with some interesting gimmicks. Nothing impressive but it was always fun and good enough.

    Conclusion.: Still even after so many years one of the best story driven game experiences you will ever get if don't mind the shooter mechanics. They will get better from game to game but aren't as fluid as newly released games.

    Story / Character Development.: 10
    Graphics / Sound / Atmosphere.: 10 (not from a technical perspective, atmosphere, sound, design however are top notch)
    Gameplay.: 8
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  3. Sep 21, 2016
    10
    The games are excellent as they always have been but with Very nice enhanced texturing and graphics in general. The details of faces, walls,The games are excellent as they always have been but with Very nice enhanced texturing and graphics in general. The details of faces, walls, objects etc are vastly improved imo. A new addition of looking for Film Reels to unlock Director commentary is a nice addition as well. A+ and a no-brainer purchase for fans. Expand
  4. Dec 4, 2019
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Everything from the the story to the narrative driven experience is absolutely amazing in this game. The graphics are humble, the game play is a bit sloppy but hey.... it's a 2007 game. Anyways, if you haven't played this on PC already then you must play it on PS4 otherwise you'll be missing a lot. Expand
  5. Dec 11, 2020
    9
    Great story and well portrayed characters made me play this game for 100+ hours. Definitely will play this game again in the future!
  6. Jan 6, 2017
    8
    Would be a 9 but the last game really pulls the ranking down. The first two are great, and then you get into the third and it's like after theWould be a 9 but the last game really pulls the ranking down. The first two are great, and then you get into the third and it's like after the second one the devs became raging drug addicts lol Honestly, the third one was a decent game in its own right, but it wasn't a Bioshock. The DLC attempts to correct that but comes up very short.. The plot of the third is alright, but they tried way too hard to make it complex and witty and it ends up just being a little silly with some pretty major holes. Would recommend the collection, even the first game looks and plays fantastic. Expand
  7. Apr 11, 2017
    0
    Crashed while saving a game, corrupting the save and loosing hours of effort. A slack and buggy port. Dont waste your money on thisCrashed while saving a game, corrupting the save and loosing hours of effort. A slack and buggy port. Dont waste your money on this game.............. Expand

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