BioShock Collection remasters the graphics Rapture and Columbia look beautiful again


first_img <> Even if you’re not a fan of remasters, you have to admit that the BioShock games benefit from this visual overhaul. This collection contains two of the most celebrated games from the last generation (sorry, BioShock 2), so it definitely deserves to be out there — especially for those who may have missed out on these titles the first time around.Expect the BioShock collection to launch on Steam, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on September 13. <>center_img This console cycle has been notorious for releasing countless remasters of old games. It wasn’t limited to classic titles either, as even games from the previous generation — some that were less than a year old — were getting the remaster treatment. It was only a matter of time before the BioShock series received the ol’ spit and polish for modern systems, and 2K confirmed that the series was indeed getting a remastered collection this past June.But how good do these remasters look when compared to the originals? 2K Games has today provided us with a comparison video that details just how much prettier the cities of Rapture and Columbia look on more powerful hardware. Before we check that video out, let’s look at the first trailer for the collection.Next we have the comparison trailer. This one puts a heavy emphasis on the original BioShock, which is the oldest title in the collection. Despite its age, the game has held up nicely over the years thank to its stylized design. However, as you can see, the game is now more visually stunning thanks to the newly added textures that add deeper blacks and more vibrant colors.The collection comes with a documentary called Imagining BioShock. It features video game journalist Geoff Keighley interviewing BioShock’s Creative Director, Ken Levine, about the game’s origins and how he and his team worked hard to create something that had never been seen in a game before. Below is a small clip from the first episode.All three games: BioShock, BioShock 2, and BioShock Infinite, will feature 1080p resolution and a higher frame rate (currently being targeted at 60fps). The three games will contain all of their respective single-player DLC. Those who already own the games on Steam will be able to upgrade for free.last_img read more