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BioShock: The Collection – First Impressions + 4K Screenshots

2K Games has released the BioShock: The Collection on the PC. Priced at 59,99€, this package features BioShock Remastered, BioShock 2 Remastered, BioShock 2: Minerva’s Den Remastered, BioShock Infinite, BioShock Infinite – Season Pass and Bioshock Infinite: Columbia’s Finest.

As we’ve already said, the first two games suffer from some ridiculous issues. Thankfully, PC gamers can fix them by editing the game’s .INI files, so we strongly suggest reading our article before playing them.

The good news here is that this package features offers both the original and the remastered versions of the first two BioShock games. This means that you can enjoy these two games in their original versions (in case you find the Remasters lacking some of the atmosphere found in the original versions).

Not only that, but 2K Games is offering for free these remasters to everyone already owning BioShock or BioShock 2. So yeah, if you believe that these remasters are not worth your effort, you can still play the original games. And that’s truly an awesome option.

The remastered versions of the first two BioShock games come with laughable PC graphics settings. And when I say laughable, I mean laughable. At least these two titles run great on the PC. We were able to play both of them in 4K with 100fps on our NVIDIA GTX980Ti.

2K Games has made some slight changes to the first two games, though the graphical improvements are not that great. Yes, we’ve got some better textures but we also lost the advanced DX10 water effects that were used in the original version of the first BioShock game.

And to be honest, this Collection was mainly released for those not owning these titles. If you’ve never played BioShock, this Collection is for you. If you already own these games, there is nothing for you here. And contrary to other releases featuring remastered versions of their games, 2K Games has made available these remasters to all PC gamers owning the original games.

Even if you don’t like some artistic changes that were made to the remastered versions of BioShock and BioShock 2, this is a really cool move, so kudos to 2K Games.

Now, would you kindly enjoy the following 4K screenshots? Oh, and those interested can download the uncompressed 4K images from here!

BioShock Remastered

BioShock 2 Remastered