Popular horror fps, Bioshock is back in a brand new HD compilation. With new features, all downloadable content, and newly recorded documentaries from the team at Irrational Games, this is truly a game compilation that makes HD remasters worth it. The first two Bioshock titles known for it’s horror elements and fast paced action take place in Rapture, the underwater city created by mad man Andrew Ryan. In Bioshock Infinite, the game takes place in the airborne city Columbia. Horror is eliminated in favor of a much more dramatic feel, gameplay has been slowed down a degree as a result, but Infinite remains it’s place as the best game in the franchise.
Bioshock: The Collection is an 2016 action-horror, first person shooter compilation, it is developed and published by 2K Games, it is currently available on PC, Playstation 4, and Xbox One.
Originally launching as an console exclusive for the Xbox 360, Bioshock amazed players due to it’s engaging story, intriguing characters, and massive world that is Rapture. The first game in the franchise would eventually be ported to Playstation 3 with minor updates. The series was successful enough to spawn two sequels, an IOS port, and a now cancelled film and Vita sequel. Following the release of Bioshock Infinite in 2013, the series has resurfaced in a completed HD remaster for PC, Playstation 4, and Xbox One.
THE GOOD: All three games as well as every piece of single player DLC is available in this collection. There’s a few updates to each game, the most notable being the newly recorded documentaries by Geoff Keighley, Ken Levine, and the rest of the Bioshock team for each of the games, and there’s several to collect throughout gameplay, which can be viewed right on the spot, or later via the main menu.
THE BAD: Bioshock 1 seemed to have received the most attention to detail out of the three games. There’s a few bugs present throughout the compilation.
OVERALL THOUGHTS: For a long time Bioshock fan such as myself the Bioshock Collection represents exactly what most HD remaster compilations should be. New features, new commentary, and documentaries, all DLC present, Bioshock: The Collection is an excellent compilation the acclaimed Irrational Games trilogy rightfully deserves.