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Nine years after we first crashed into Andrew Ryan’s objectivist’s paradise of Rapture, we’re almost ready to play through it again! Bioshock: The Collection is a bundle containing all the games in the Bioshock franchise, 2 of which have been given a new coat of paint (and some pretty lighting effects) so the horrors of Rapture are once again represented in beautiful HD. 

While Bioshock: The Collection will also be coming to current-gen consoles, players on the PC can make use of a special offer that allows them to grab the remastered versions for free, provided you already own the originals on Steam. 

The Bioshock community page on Steam details what you have to do to get your hands on the remasters: 

If you already own BioShock, BioShock 2, or Minerva’s Den on Steam, the remastered version for the corresponding title will automatically show up in your Steam library as a separate game. You can expect to see the remastered titles begin rolling out in Steam libraries starting at 3pm PT on September 15, 2016 (find out what time that is in your timezone). Once it shows up, you can choose to install the original version or the remastered version.

If you bought the games on disc or on Windows Live and haven’t added the games to your Steam library you will have to take some additional steps (more on that here). You can also shoot 2K’s customer support staff a message. Go here to find out how to do that. 

Lastly, the developers also released the minimum and recommended specs for the collection: 

Minimum Specs:

  • OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1 64-bit. Platform Update for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
  • Processor: Intel E6750 Core 2 Duo 2.66 GHz / AMD Athlon X2 2.7 GHZ
  • Memory: 4 GB
  • Hard Drive: BioShock 25GB; BioShock 2 25GB; BioShock Infinite 20GB; Total for all three games 70GB
  • Video Card: DirectX11 Compatible, AMD Radeon HD 7770 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Device
  • Other Requirements: Software installations required including DirectX and Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 & 2012 Redistributable Package.

Recommended Specs

  • OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1 64-bit. Platform Update for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
  • Processor: 3GHz Quad-Core
  • Memory: 8 GB
  • Hard Drive: BioShock 25GB; BioShock 2 25GB; BioShock Infinite 30GB; Total for all three games 80GB
  • Video Card: 2GB ATI Radeon HD 7970, 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 or better
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Device

Bioshock: The Collection is scheduled to release on September 15 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. 


Chris Anderson

Assoc. News Editor

I've been playing games since I was just barely able to walk, and I never really stopped playing them. When I'm not fulfilling my duties as assistant news editor and tech reviewer, I'm either working on music, producing one of two podcasts or doing freelance work.