As Gamescom has started and is now in full swing, everybody tries to come up with something that will blow gamer community members’ minds. So, 2K Games thought there would be nothing better than to release their popular and critically acclaimed game, Bioshock, for this major event. And they haven’t pick one of them either. They have remastered the whole series, maybe some releases more than others, and put them all together in a release called Bioshock: The Collection. They’ve done a pretty good job too and if you’re the skeptical type, just think about the fact that crap games never get remastered, let alone a whole series.
The open worlds of Rapture and Columbia have been graphically enhanced for the most part, and gameplay is now much smoother. All the 3 remastered releases will now run at a nice 60 frames per second on the consoles, which makes the adventure amazing, especially if you have played them at the time they first came out. If you haven’t played them yet and will be discovering them just now, none of these games will seem as old as they actually are, with an emphasis on Bioshock Infinite. This game is more than 3 years old, yet looks better than many games we’ve seen this year or ones still awaiting official release. Some say that the original version of Infinite were way worse than the PC version and that this remastered version for consoles looks exactly like the first PC release, which would not be bad at all, but we believe it’s even better.
Nor surprisingly, most of the work of the developers was oriented towards the first installment of the Bioshock series, as it naturally needed the most attention and improvements in the graphics department. Keep in mind, the game in questioned is almost 10 years old. Just for fun, take a look at gameplay from this remastered version of Biochock 1 and compare it to other games released in 2007. Only then, you might completely comprehend its value in many aspects. This version even comes with director’s commentary, giving you a glimpse of what the developers were trying to achieve when they first launched this ground breaking game.
Bioshock: The Collection includes all single player modes of the 3 releases and all the extra content made available to the public after their original release, such as the well made and beloved DLC named Minerva’s Den. If you are a fan of action and adventure first person games and love stunning graphics, you really don’t want to miss this remastered release.