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Recommendations: 18208 / Metacritic: 96

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Released: August 21, 2007

Publisher: 2K Games

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BioShock™: contact@rockpapershotgun.com (RPS) - September 16, 2016
RPS Verdict: The BioShock Trilogy

Almost ten years after our first trip to Rapture, the BioShock trilogy has been re-released and (in some cases) remastered. The Collection [official site] looks lovely but it’s far from perfect.


BioShock™: contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Alec Meer) - September 16, 2016
Rapture Reborn: A BioShock Remastered Gallery

Almost ten years after we first daddied and kindlied and golfed, BioShock has today returned in an apparently fancy-panted remastered version, aka Bioshock: The Collection [official site]. Sadly it s not in the best of shape, in terms of what we PC folk tend to demand from our settings menus and whatnot, but perhaps a more overriding question is but how does it look?


BioShock™: contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Alec Meer) - September 16, 2016
Atlas Sighs: BioShock Remastered PC Is A Bit Of A Mess

Bioshock: The Collection [official site] is out today (and free to owners of the originals), which from a PC point of view is most exciting because it gives a big old spit’n’polish to the first two games in the series (Infinite is unaffected on PC, being relatively contemporaneous as it is). Unfortunately it seems that BioShock 1 Remastered particularly has not been as well-loved on PC as it perhaps should have been. It has only the barest-boned of graphical settings, it’s saddled with particularly nasty mouse-smoothing that can only be turned off via ini file hacking, and there are various minor screwy graphical boo-boos too. History is repeating itself: remember the FOV and DRM drama of 2007?


BioShock™: contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Jessica Famularo) - September 10, 2016
How To Return To Rapture Remastered

Bioshock: The Collection [official site] is out next week, and as such you’ll be able to play the first two Bioshock games and all of the single-player DLC in renewed detail. Bioshock Infinite is thrown in there for good measure, but it already looks so pretty on PC they’re leaving it as is. 2K Games also plan to give the updated versions free to people who own the originals. How? What’s the catch? I checked, and it turns out it is surprisingly painless. Read on!


BioShock™: Grimm - September 9, 2016
BioShock: The Collection PC Upgrades

It’s been nine years since Irrational Games and 2K took you on a terrifying journey to the depths of the underwater city of Rapture with [b][i]BioShock[/i][/b]. Five years since you returned to Rapture in [b][i]BioShock 2[/i][/b]. Three years since you grabbed a skyhook and sailed across the floating city of Columbia in [b][i]BioShock Infinite[/i][/b]. All three titles will be available together, remastered for current-gen, in [b][i][url=https://blog.2k.com/news/bioshock-the-collection-announcement]BioShock: The Collection[/url][/i][/b].


BioShock™: contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Alec Meer) - August 19, 2016
Have You Played BioShock?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time.


BioShock™: contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Philippa Warr) - August 17, 2016
BioShock Original And Remastered Graphics Comparison

So I can’t play the original BioShock because I can’t deal with injections at all. I played Binfinite, though, and that was better, although I think some of the DLC is perhaps not my cup of tea in terms of icky moments. That’s why I’m now watching the BioShock: The Collection Remastered [official site] trailer through my fingers, ready to cover my eyes at any moment should a needle make a sudden appearance:


BioShock™: contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Richard Cobbett) - July 11, 2016
The RPG Scrollbars: The Rise And Fall Of Audio Logs

“Day 4. I’ve looked everywhere, but I can’t find anything to eat or a clue to get me off the ship. Just… more audiologs! They’re everywhere! For some reason I keep listening to every minute of every one thinking there’ll be some useful information but… they’re just filler! Filler that’s driving me to madness!” –


BioShock™: contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Alec Meer) - June 30, 2016
Remembering Citadel: System Shock versus System Shock Reboot

Suddenly, we have an embarrassment of System Shock riches. First System Shock Enhanced, then a Warren Spector-augmented System Shock 3, and now System Shock Reboot, a total remastering of the first game. It’s just poor old System Shock 2 that’s left in the cold, as EA jealously guard the rights to the sci-horror series’ most acclaimed instalment. That’s another day’s concern, though: right now, let’s talk about the free alpha demo released to promote System Shock Reboot’s Kickstarter. When they say ‘reimagining’, just how much similarity and how much change does that actually mean? It’s compare and contrast time, chums.


BioShock™: contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Alice O'Connor) - June 30, 2016
BioShock: The Collection Bringing Revamped Rapture

Rapture is still one of my favourite video game places, and I’m quite keen to return to it all fancied-up. Following a string of leaks, publishers 2K today announced BioShock: The Collection [official site]. It’s coming our way in September with all three BioShock games and their singleplayer DLC plus a video series with words from sweet Ken Levine. Most notably, the first two are being revamped – though 2K say Binfinite is pretty enough already. It is quite pretty, that’s true. Here, catch a few glimpses at the nice improved Rapture in this announcement trailer:


BioShock™: Grimm - June 30, 2016
Remastered BioShock: The Collection Coming to PC on September 15, 2016

Three [b][i]BioShock[/i][/b] games. All of the single-player DLC. Remastered for modern machines. One value packed bundle.


BioShock™: contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Alec Meer) - September 24, 2015
What I Want From The Next BioShock

Ken Levine has moved onto other projects, and Irrational essentially no longer exists, but publishers 2K have declared that the BioShock series will continue nonetheless. Good, I’m glad: the games so far have had downs as well as ups to say the least, but they have, to a one, attempted to do things that other big-budget shooters do not. It’d be a terrible shame if that was lost and the floor ceded to yet more military-inspired prepostero-realism. I’m also fascinated to see what a BioShock game that wasn’t led by someone who has, for better or worse, become something of a figurehead for game stories and high concepts would look like. Would they become more free to explore their own worlds, less hampered by the need to meet expectations of Big Ideas and Ultimate Answers?


BioShock™: contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Ben Barrett) - June 15, 2015
Best Steam Summer Sale Deals: Day 5

What are the best Steam Summer Sale deals? Each day for the duration of the sale, we’ll be offering our picks – based on price, what we like, and what we think more people should play. Read on for the five best deals from day 5 of the sale.


BioShock™: contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Emily Gera) - June 1, 2015
UnShocked: Evolve Will Be A Permanent Franchise

Rumblings in the towers of Take-Two have gotten me wondering about the status of the BioShock franchise. GameSpot are reporting the publisher’s CEO and potential movie villain Strauss Zelnick calling the series “really important” to Take-Two at a recent conference. According to Zelnick, it’s so far sold a whopping 25 million units, 11 million of which were BioShock Infinite.


BioShock™: contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Alec Meer) - January 28, 2015
Shock: Levine s New Game Is Open Worldish Sci-Fiish RPG

Sometime BioShock boss Ken Levine has opened the first tears to his new development dimension. He effectively closed his long-time studio Irrational last year in favour of working on smaller-scale projects, but still within the protective fortress of 2K. At the time he talked about making narrative-led games with more replayability, and while last night’s sudden flurry of updates is nothing like a reveal, he has a least given out a few big hints, together with a pledge for more open development than was the case on the spoiler-vulnerable BioShocks. What he’s got planned is a open worldish (“but not necessarily outdoors”) RPG, sci-fi, PC, probably first-person, chapter-like structure, brand new setting, add “ins” rather than add-ons, and a Passion System. Missus.


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