If you haven’t played any Bioshock games, you need to. Especially Bioshock 1, my personal favorite. All three were great, but the first one had the best twists and it was the first time I saw the Bioshock universe. Anytime I hear the phrase “would you kindly” I shiver a bit. So the idea of an enhanced collection is great news to me. I would love to revisit the world again. I would recommend you do as well, if you haven’t already. Even if you have, if you haven’t played it on a high end PC, you owe it to yourself to pick this collection up. Although 1 is my favorite, they were all brilliant in there own way. Bioshock 2 lets you play as a Big Daddy, which is a monstrous mechanical beast, and Bioshock Infinite takes on a completely different feel. Here’s a little bit more about the collection:
It’s been nine years since Irrational Games and 2K took us on a terrifying journey to the depths of the underwater city of Rapture with BioShock, five years since we returned to Rapture in BioShock 2, and three years since we grabbed a skyhook and sailed across the floating city of Columbia in BioShock Infinite. On September 13, 2016 (September 15 in Australia and September 16 internationally), we can relive these award-winning adventures or you can experience them for the very first time, remastered for current-gen consoles and digital PC with BioShock: The Collection.
If you’ve never experienced the series before, now is the time to play it and see for yourself why the award-winning BioShock franchise has topped countless “Best-Of” lists and garnered more than 125 awards including two BAFTA honors, as well as many Best of E3, Best of Gamescom, and Game of the Year accolades from respected outlets such as IGN, GameSpot, Game Informer, and many more . The weapons, plasmids, levels, and character models that shocked you years ago have been re-skinned and re-textured to look better than ever. On top of that, all single-player DLC created for all three games comes loaded in one package. The bundled content for BioShock: The Collection includes:
o The video series, “Director’s Commentary: Imagining BioShock,” featuring Ken Levine, creative director on BioShock and BioShock Infinite and Shawn Robertson, animation lead on BioShock and animation director on BioShock Infinite.
o Museum of Orphaned Concepts: Walk through a Rapture-inspired virtual museum that gives you a behind-the-scenes look at discarded concepts that never made it into the original game.
o Challenge Rooms: Outside the story of BioShock, tackle puzzles, splicers and Big Daddies. And achievements, of course.
· BioShock 2 (**Multiplayer will not be included)
o Minerva’s Den: A self-contained BioShock story, presenting a side of Rapture you’ve never seen before. Use expanded combat abilities with the experimental Ion Laser and chaotic Gravity Well Plasmid, unique to Minerva’s Den, as you face off against the Lancer Big Daddy.
o Protector Trials: Take control of an Alpha Series Big Daddy woken out of hibernation just before the events of BioShock 2.
· BioShock Infinite
o Burial at Sea – Episode 1 & 2 Add-On Packs: This major two-part DLC pack completes the BioShock trilogy by taking the series back to where it all began. Return to Rapture just before the events of the original BioShock!
o Clash in the Clouds Add-On Pack: Face 60 waves of challenges across four additional maps for leaderboard glory and unlock areas to explore in The Columbian Archaeological Society hub museum.
o Columbia’s Finest Pack: Combines the contents of the Industrial Revolution Pack and the Upgrade Pack and includes 500 Silver Eagles, five Lock Picks, six unique Gear items, and two weapon upgrades: Comstock’s China Broom Shotgun and Comstock’s Eagle Eye Sniper Rifle.