Bioshock the collection poster
According to online reviews, Bioshock the collection is worse than the original versions. Image credit: T3me.

The critically acclaimed game series ‘Bioshock’ has an all-new remastered compilation out for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Unfortunately, these updated versions of the game have not met the expectations of players, particularly those playing the PC versions.

The game had a bumpy release last week. Shortly after some hours of gameplay with ‘Bioshock: The Collection,’ players started reporting numerous bugs and an overall dull gaming experience. They complained about the low quality of the graphics.

According to the company, ‘Bioshock: The Collection’ supposedly brings significant changes to the looks of ‘Bioshock’ and ‘Bioshock 2’ in PC, while ‘Bioshock: Infinite’ remains unchanged. However, 2K did not hit the nail with the graphic revamp as the gamers complaint there is little to no change in texture and background quality.

‘Bioshock: The Collection’ crashes while booting

The remastered versions have not met the community’s expectations, especially the technical part. Players have reported both ‘Bioshock’ and ‘Bioshock 2’ crashed while booting repeatedly.

This ‘stuttering’ happened regardless of the specs of the machine, as players found when they took to Steam to find some answers. They discovered several others were having the same performance issues and that it was, apparently, a problem with the games.

The recommended specs for running ‘BioShock: The Collection’ games are Windows 7 OS, a 3 GHz quad-core processor, 8 GB of RAM, 25 GB of HDD, a video card on pair with the 2 GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 or better, and a DirectX Compatible Sound Card.

The PC versions fail in every possible aspect

Many users have complained online about the extreme lacking qualities of the remastered PC PC ‘Bioshock’ titles. ‘Bioshock: The Collection’ only offers visual settings for resolution, anti-aliasing, vysync, and anisotropic filtering.

One of the main reasons people are complaining about the remastered versions is the resolution. The highest possible resolution is 1920 x 1080 which is not that much for 2016 standards. Even new cell phones offer more than that.

Other issues include bugs with the sound that render the 5.1 compatibilities virtually non-existent. Those players who wish to stream their adventures in Rapture will also find themselves sorely disappointed because 2K did not create an in-game option for this.

Finally, the PC versions also have a glitch with the mouse. Some gamers have reported the mouse does not act as expected, and that can make playing the game a frustrating experience.

Source: Kotaku