Every era has its standouts, the games that make us all stop, question, and talk about for years to come. In the last console generation, Irrational Games wowed us all with BioShock, a first-person shooter home to a compelling story and an unforgettable city.
If you’ve never had the pleasure of stepping foot in Rapture, or would like to experience it all again on today’s consoles, then oh boy are you in for a treat. BioShock: The Collection is now available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, packaging all three games and their single-player DLCs for US$59.99 (approximately S$82).
The remaster sees a performance upgrade to 1080p 60fps, with improved textures and art assets, as well as an all-new commentary series by creative director Ken Levine and animation lead Shawn Robertson that’s nearly two hours long.
Contents for the two discs are as follows:
- BioShock (2007)
- Museum of Orphaned Concepts
- Challenge Rooms
- BioShock 2 (2010)
- Minerva’s Den (Story content)
- Protector Trials
- BioShock Infinite (2013)
- Clash in the Clouds
- Burial at Sea – Episode 1 (Story content)
- Burial at Sea – Episode 2 (Story content)
- Industrial Revolution Rewards Pack
- BioShock Infinite Upgrade Pack
- Comstock’s China Broom Shotgun
- Comstock’s Bird’s Eye Sniper Rifle
We’ll have to clarify a few things, though. The remaster was handled by Blind Squirrel Games, including work on those new textures and art, whereas the Imagining Bioshock commentary is to be unlocked by “finding Golden Reels hidden throughout Rapture.”
What about PC?
PC users will see BioShock: The Collection available on Steam starting tomorrow, 16 September.
Current owners of BioShock, BioShock 2, and Minerva’s Den will get access to the remastered versions as a free upgrade. That means you’ll get to unlock the commentary series too!
BioShock Infinite was left as-is since the game released fairly recently.
To find out more about the PC upgrades, refer to 2K’s blog post here.