Take three highly acclaimed games and their respective DLC packs, freshen them up with a 1080p makeover, and the end result is one of the highest scoring games of 2017. Right?
Well, we’re still waiting on a perfect 10/10 – or a 5/5 for that matter – as while each of the BioShock games still holds up incredibly well, when the package is viewed as a whole it isn’t quite faultless. Close, but not quite.
BioShock Infinite not receiving a total visual overhaul (it’s the 2013 PC version if you weren’t aware) seems to be the biggest criticism, although it’s hardly a deal breaker.
As you can see by the scores and quotes below, critics universally claim that it’s a series more than deserving of a remaster, ergo one that everybody should play. Take a look:
4.5/5 – High-Def Digest: “There’s very little in the way of new content, but these titles are so enjoyable that I still enthusiastically recommend ‘BioShock Collection’ to old fans and newcomers alike”
4.5/5 – Attack of The Fanboy: “Bioshock: The Collection is one of the few remasters that I’ve played over the last couple of years that feels necessary”
8.2 – IGN: “As a veteran returning to play through the three games of BioShock: The Collection is a pleasure, but it’s a bit disappointing to watch the updates and behind-the-scenes content to each entry gradually decline”
8/10 – VideoGamer: “If you played the series when it came out then you already know most of what you’re getting with BioShock: The Collection. If you never had, then this is a good time to play a bunch of games that are very well made, but also acknowledged as being influential”
8/10 – GameReactor: “If you have yet to familiarise yourself with the series all together, then there’s certainly a reason to invest in this collection. All you need to know is that this is Bioshock, one of the very best modern gaming series, and that, we assure you, is reason enough”
4/5 – Trusted Reviews: “The Collection doesn’t add a huge amount for the seasoned BioShock player, but for anyone looking for the best versions of three exemplary games, look no further”
No score – The Rampage Online: “This collection takes you back to the first time you played; getting lost in new world. The extra features keep the game fresh and will have you playing for hours on end, faster than you can say “Would you kindly?”