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Players Reach News Depths and Heights with ‘Bioshock: The Collection’

Players Reach News Depths and Heights with ‘Bioshock: The Collection’

<h5>Brooke Nicholson

Contributing Writer</h5>

“Bioshock: The Collection” lets newcomers travel back to the infamous cities of Rapture and Columbia with the newest, remastered edition of all three games in the series. After receiving positive reviews  for each game upon their original release, 2K Games decided to bring players back to the underwater city of Rapture and the floating city of Columbia in crystal clear 1080p. The collection includes each game’s critically-acclaimed DLC  along with the original content.

The Bioshock series is a first-person, horror-based shooter that transports players to different utopian worlds— both underwater and above ground. The series takes  a spin on multiverse universes with an Art Deco and objectivist  twist to it, each game taking on a personality of its own.

 

While “Bioshock 2” and “Bioshock Infinite” get the least amount of noticeable upgrades, the first Bioshock dives deeper into Rapture. The opening sequence begins with the same haunting city fans grew to know and love.

 

Although  “Bioshock: The Collection” doesn’t make any additions to the games , it does give players a chance to replay  a classic series with improved  graphics, along with a director’s commentary for  all three games. The secret commentary hidden within the game gives players a chance to get inside creative director Ken Levine’s mind and listen to his thoughts about different aspects of the game. In addition to  the newest release of the “Bioshock” series, 2K Games decided to leave out the multiplayer component in “Bioshock 2” to emphasize  a strong single-player experience.

 

Even though the “Bioshock” series is nine-years-old, players will agree that returning to those familiar cities with better graphics still feels like a new experience.

2013’s “Bioshock Infinite” might seem similar to its original copy, but players can expect  smoother gameplay with the 60 fps upgrade from its console iterations.

 

The only downfalls with the remastered collection are small bugs that plague the game. Still, for players who haven’t experienced a few of the Bioshock games without the added DLC, this collection is stunning, as well as a great deal. “Bioshock: The Collection”  was released for Xbox One, PS4 and PC in North America on Sept. 13, and worldwide on Sept. 15.