Metascore
84

Generally favorable reviews - based on 32 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. Jun 17, 2020
    100
    All in all, is the Bioshock Collection worth picking up on Nintendo Switch? I would absolutely recommend it. As I mentioned, whether you have played them before or not, the hybrid console is a fantastic way to experience each of these titles, and the excellent result of the port alone should be enough to entice players new and old. The games have amazing stories, truly unique settings, and memorable characters and locations that everyone should jump into.
  2. Jun 8, 2020
    92
    BioShock Infinite already proved to be a masterpiece when it was originally released in 2013. Now on Nintendo Switch it shows us once again that is more than perfect and that will not disappoint anyone.
  3. Jul 6, 2020
    90
    The BioShock trilogy is still three masterpieces that demand attention. While the first game hasn't aged particularly well, the sequel never got the recognition it deserved, and the third game is ultimately pretty disappointing, but they're still all worth another playthrough. The Switch port is masterfully done, smooth and crisp, and a great way to experience these games for the first time or revisit them.
  4. Jun 23, 2020
    90
    If you are like me and have never played a BioShock game before, I highly recommend picking up this collection. If you played one of these games or even all of them on another console, it is still an excellent collection on the Switch. Since you get all three games and their DLC, I think it is well worth the asking price of $49.99.
  5. Jun 22, 2020
    90
    If you fancy playing BioShock: The Collection for the first time or perhaps on the go, you can't really go wrong with the Switch port of the trilogy. The stories of each game strike just as well now as they did years ago, perhaps even more so in today's social and political climate, as BioShock Infinite explores the issues of racism and the fight against inequality and injustice.
  6. Jun 11, 2020
    90
    If price is no issue to you, and you’re looking for one of the best narrative-based shooters in modern gaming, BioShock: The Collection is an absolute banger of a bundle. In total, you’re looking at at least 40 hours of game time, with each entry building upon what came before. And if you’ve never played the series, with Switch being your main gaming device, you’re sure to have an experience unlike anything else that’s come before or after.
  7. 90
    Having access to BioShock, BioShock 2, and BioShock Infinite and their associated DLC in BioShock: The Collection makes it well worth the asking price, especially with Switch portability factored in. They’re relatively old titles, but they’re packed full of entertaining content and remastered for an overall better experience. There are three incredibly unique experiences to be had with this collection. Each one is a journey that you’ll remember in its own right for years after you’ve played it. They’ll have you constantly questioning the reality you’re in, both in the games and in real life. Don’t pass up the opportunity to play them.
  8. Jun 8, 2020
    90
    BioShock: The Collection stands as yet another fantastic port in the Switch’s ever-growing library, combining three excellent games and all their DLC into one convincing package. Stable performance, engrossing narratives, fun gameplay, and lots of content make this one an easy recommendation, even if these releases show their age from time to time. If you’re looking for a good single-player shooter to pick up for your Switch, look no further than BioShock: The Collection. We’d give this one a high recommendation, it’s tough to go wrong here.
  9. Jun 5, 2020
    90
    With this collection you have portable versions of three classic video games. Not only that, they run, look and perform almost flawlessly. I do not know what sorcery was used to get these games to run this well on the Nintendo Switch but its a joy to behold. Right, i'm off to play Bioshock in bed.
  10. Jun 2, 2020
    90
    Three great adventures masterfully ported to Nintendo Switch. They only missing element is that they're not running at 60 fps, but the rest is on spot, showing an adaptation on par with the PS4 and Xbox One remasters. Also, keep in mind that if you buy it, physical or digital, you will need a big microSD, because the download is quite big.
  11. Jun 2, 2020
    88
    A man chooses...a slave obeys. Do it voluntarily or forced by the pressure of having missed some of the best games of the last 15 years, you are facing a new opportunity to know what makes this saga so special and beloved.
  12. 85
    Bioshock: The Collection is an excellent way to experience some of the finest first-person shooters of the last 15 years. Admittedly, it’s hard to ignore the fact that this compilation is regularly available at a deep discount on other platforms, but if the Switch is your only option, you really aren’t sacrificing much in the way of graphics and performance. For those who may have only experienced the initial release of these three titles, the added DLC and visual improvements make a return trip to Rapture and Columbia worth the price of admission.
  13. Jun 15, 2020
    85
    Three great games packaged for new and old players that look and run well. Not the best versions, but it's a nice to have BioShock: The Collection on Switch.
  14. Jun 8, 2020
    85
    The shortcomings of the Switch port are easily forgiven when the proposition of a portable BioShock is on the table. All three are phenomenal games that could face off against any modern-day juggernaut, but only the BioShocks can be played on the go.
  15. Jun 6, 2020
    85
    In terms of storytelling and gameplay these shooters still are top-notch. The Switch versions suffer from slight control issues, though.
  16. Jun 2, 2020
    85
    This collection is a fantastic adaptation of one of the best franchises ever made. They are that type of game that can be played years later and they’re still as enjoyable as when they first came out, so wether it’s your first or your tenth time with them, this is your chance to play them on the go.
  17. Jun 2, 2020
    85
    A convenient opportunity to replay the whole saga where you want. Or, just in case, to find out what this BioShock is that everyone has been talking about for thirteen years, of course. Too bad for the not exciting graphical quality of the two remastered games, especially the first one. In handheld mode, at least, you don't notice it that much.
  18. Jun 5, 2020
    84
    After all these years, BioShock: The Collection has easily stood the test of time, and bringing it to the Switch seven years after the launch of BioShock Infinite gives new gamers a chance to experience an iconic and groundbreaking series that will remind people to be polite and always preface a request with the simple phrase “Would you kindly?”
  19. Jun 16, 2020
    80
    For many BioShock: The Collection’s hop to Nintendo Switch is as good of an excuse as any to indulge in this unforgettable series all over again. For others it’s an opportunity to discover what they’ve been missing out on and if so “would you kindly” pick up a copy because yes, you’ve been missing out. For those owning a Switch alone, there’s a banquet of content on offer in this collection that both looks and plays a treat, making it worth every penny. This first-person shooter is easily one of the best available in the Switch’s catalogue of games and let’s face it, being able to take BioShock wherever you go is indeed awesome. However, bearing in mind how this version plays best, it’s difficult not to consider browsing stores on other consoles where this title often finds itself on sale for a pretty much identical experience at fraction of the price.
  20. 80
    It's hard to think of a series that has done more for the optics of the industry. The Bioshock series is a true artistic achievement, and these games are glorious to behold on the Switch.
  21. Jun 11, 2020
    80
    Your interest in BioShock: The Collection on the Switch is going to depend on if you belong in one of two specific camps. If you still lament the cancellation of BioShock for the PS Vita, then the collection will be perfect for you. It may not be a new story in the universe, but it fulfills the desire to take the familiar world with you on the go. If you've only owned Nintendo consoles and you don't have a gaming PC, then this is also a good fit, since the experiences are not to be missed. Everyone else can make the argument that the game is cheaper on other platforms with better performance to boot, but we should be happy to see the extension of BioShock's reach with this release.
  22. Jun 11, 2020
    80
    Whether you are adding it for the novelty of compiling together a digital library on the go, the practicality of finding gaming time within a busy lifestyle or even to simply experience a past title released for the very first time on a Nintendo system, BioShock: The Collection is most definitely a worthwhile addition to the Nintendo Switch library.
  23. 80
    All three BioShock games in the collection contain all the DLC from their original releases and as far as packages go, are as complete as they come. Purely from a content perspective there’s plenty to go around, and most of the time spent is engaging, too. I personally find all three games to be far more interesting as historical artefacts rather than for pure consumption, but it’s nice that they function well as both. And so if you’re just arriving at the series on Switch my recommendation is – if you can stomach the often very graphic violence – definitely play BioShock 1, if you loved the first then consider BioShock 2, and only if you like flying cities and have a yet unsatiated bloodlust, then play BioShock Infinite as well.
  24. Jun 9, 2020
    80
    If you're a newcomer to the Bioshock franchise or simply want to replay them on a more convenient platform, this collection is an excellent proposition. All three games look and run stupendously well on Nintendo's console, and the sheer amount of content on offer here makes the asking price much easier to swallow.
  25. Jun 5, 2020
    80
    Despite the fact that you’ll likely struggle with control confusion from game to game, each title is more than worth your time. If you’re a fan of unique environments and compelling storytelling that uses the medium to its advantage, then BioShock: The Collection is probably the right call for you.
  26. Jun 4, 2020
    80
    BioShock The Collection gives us the opportunity to explore Rapture and Columbia on a portable console, and it's a fantastic experience. Virtuos forms a solid adaptation for Nintendo Switch, with good graphics and tons of quality contents.
  27. Jun 2, 2020
    80
    Bioshock: the Collection is a port of undoubted qualities, which however must accept some technical compromises in order to enjoy the portability of Nintendo Switch.
  28. Jun 2, 2020
    80
    It can’t be denied that Virtuos has done a great job porting Bioshock: The Collection to Switch on the whole. All three games are complete, look great and perform well. It’s just Bioshock: Infinite‘s problems, both old and new, that let it down. Still, if you’ve never played these games before and have a Switch, you’re bound to have a great time with them. These titles have mostly stood the test of time, and still present some of the best video game storytelling to date.
  29. Jun 2, 2020
    80
    Virtuos Games has taken the edge off with Nintendo Switch. This port is absolutely brilliant; even though it sacrifices some graphic details and textures definition. The result is one of the most stunning adaptations ever made on this console, with a minimum impact in regards with the PS4 or Xbox One version farther than 30 FPS.
  30. Jun 1, 2020
    80
    BioShock: The Collection pushes the Nintendo Switch to its limits and offers the best looking games on the system to date without taking away its hallmark FPS experience for players.
  31. Jun 4, 2020
    75
    Quotation forthcoming.
  32. Jun 7, 2020
    70
    Bioshock The Collection on Switch is everything the home console versions brought us four years ago, but with a oh-so practical portable dimension, but also poorer graphics, thanks to a strong aliasing, and a frame-rate which cannot exceed 30 fps. But with three classical FPS games which already made history, the added DLC and many bonus gives us a good reason to dive again, on the go.
User Score
8.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 70 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 61 out of 70
  2. Negative: 7 out of 70
  1. May 29, 2020
    10
    Super Solid port. Probably the best port on the console or at the very least on par with the doom port.
  2. May 29, 2020
    10
    Best fps on switch and one of the best port ever. Great visual and solid framerate. 2k + nintendo is a sexy couple!
  3. May 29, 2020
    10
    El mejor juego en primera persona en lo que va de este Siglo llego al Switch