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Bioshock: The Collection: Everything you need to know

2K has unleashed a wealth of information about the upcoming Bioshock: The Collection.

Let’s get straight to it, shall we?

Wait, what?

Didn’t you know? Bioshock: The Collection heads to Windows PC, Xbox One and PS4. It’s a bundle of Bioshock, Bioshock 2, Bioshock: Infinite and all DLC.

The collection is available at retail from 15 September, though PC copies mightn’t be ready until 16 September. Read below for more.

How to upgrade existing copies on PC

Those who own Bioshock and Bioshock 2 on PC can upgrade those copies for free.

If you own the game(s) on Steam, the remastered version of the title will appear in your Steam library from 8.00 am AEST on 16 September.

Those who own Bioshock 2 on the now-defunct Games for Windows Live will need to activate that game code via Steam’s “Activate a Product” option. This process also applies to the game’s “Minerva’s Den” DLC.

Finally, those who own the games physically will need to send Steam profile information and a proof of purchase to 2K Support.

Please be aware, there is no option to upgrade Xbox 360 to Xbox One or PS3 to PS4.

PC specs

Here are both the minimum and recommended specs on Windows PC.

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

How big are the games?

Here are game sizes, based on our Xbox One version of the game:

  • Bioshock: 16.42GB
  • Bioshock 2: 16.64GB
  • Bioshock Infinite: 36.65GB

Our physical copy of Bioshock: The Collection was two-discs; one with Bioshock and Bioshock 2 and the other with Infinite.

What DLC is included?

Easy!

  • Bioshock: “Museum of Orphaned Concepts” and “Challenge Rooms”
  • Bioshock 2: “Minerva’s Den” and “Protector Trials”
  • Bioshock Infinite: “Clash in the Clouds”, “Burial at Sea” and “Columbia’s Finest”

Achievement/Trophy list

The following is based off of Trophy lists sourced by PSN Profiles.

BioShock

  • Unlocked all trophies (Platinum)
  • I Chose the Impossible: Complete the game on Survivor difficulty without using a Vita-chamber (Gold)
  • Brass Balls: Complete the game on Hard difficulty without using a Vita-Chamber (Gold)
  • A Man Chooses: Complete the game on Survivor difficulty (Gold)
  • “Worlds of Hurt” – Tough Guy: Rescued the Little Sister in “Worlds of Hurt” using only plasmids, tonics, the wrench, and the research camera, on Medium or higher difficulty (Silver)
  • Little Sister Savior: The player has completed the game without harvesting any Little Sisters (Silver)
  • Historian: Find every audio diary (Silver)
  • “Worlds of Hurt” – Expert: Rescued the Little Sister in “Worlds of Hurt” in under 15:00, on Medium or higher difficulty (Bronze)
  • “Worlds of Hurt” – Collector: Found all collectible Roses in “Worlds of Hurt” (Bronze)
  • “Worlds of Hurt” – Rescuer: Rescued the Little Sister in “Worlds of Hurt” (Bronze)
  • “The ‘I’ in Team” – Pacifist: Rescued the Little Sister in “The ‘I’ in Team” without destroying any Machine Gun Turrets (Bronze)
  • “The ‘I’ in Team” – Expert: Rescued the Little Sister in “The ‘I’ in Team” in under 3:00 (Bronze)
  • “The ‘I’ in Team” – Collector: Found all collectible Roses in “The ‘I’ in Team” (Bronze)
  • “The ‘I’ in Team” – Rescuer: Rescued the Little Sister in “The ‘I’ in Team” (Bronze)
  • “A Shocking Turn of Events” – Master Electrician: Charged up the Ferris Wheel 9 different times in “A Shocking Turn of Events” (Bronze)
  • “A Shocking Turn of Events” – Expert: The player has rescued the Little Sister in “A Shocking Turn of Events” in under 4:00 (Bronze)
  • “A Shocking Turn of Events” – Collector: Found all collectible Roses in “A Shocking Turn of Events” (Bronze)
  • “A Shocking Turn of Events” – Rescuer: Rescued the Little Sister in “A Shocking Turn of Events” (Bronze)
  • Weapon Specialist: Acquire all upgrades for all weapons (Bronze)
  • Upgraded a Weapon: The player has acquired at least one weapon upgrade (Bronze)
  • Two Fully Upgraded Weapons: The player has fully upgraded two weapons (Bronze)
  • Tonic Collector: Collect or Invent 58 Tonics in the Physical, Engineering and Combat tracks (Bronze)
  • Toaster in the Tub: The player has shocked an enemy in the water (Bronze)
  • Three Fully Upgraded Weapons: The player has fully upgraded three weapons (Bronze)
  • Skilled Hacker: The player has successfully completed 50 hacks (Bronze)
  • Seriously Good at This: The player has completed the game on the Hard difficulty setting (Bronze)
  • Restored the Forest: The player has restored the forests of Arcadia (Bronze)
  • Researched a Splicer: The player has taken at least one Research Photo of a Splicer (Bronze)
  • Research PhD: Max out all possible research (Bronze)
  • Quality Research Photo: The player has taken a Research Photo of the highest grade (Bronze)
  • Prolific Photographer: Take at least one photo in every research group (Bronze)
  • One Successful Hack: The player has performed at least one successful hack (Bronze)
  • One Fully Upgraded Weapon: The player has fully upgraded one weapon (Bronze)
  • Maxed One Track: The player has purchased every slot in one of the Plasmid or Tonic tracks (Bronze)
  • Maxed All Tracks: Purchased every slot in all four Plasmid and Tonic tracks (Bronze)
  • Lucky Winner: Hit the jackpot at a slot machine (Bronze)
  • Irony: The player has taken a picture of Sander Cohen’s corpse (Bronze)
  • Hacked a Vending Machine: The player has successfully hacked a vending machine (Bronze)
  • Hacked a Turret: The player has successfully hacked a turret (Bronze)
  • Hacked a Security Camera: The player has successfully hacked a security camera (Bronze)
  • Hacked a Security Bot: The player has successfully hacked a security bot (Bronze)
  • Hacked a Safe: The player has successfully hacked a safe (Bronze)
  • Fully Researched Thug Splicer: The player has fully researched the Thuggish Splicer (Bronze)
  • Fully Researched Spider Splicer: The player has fully researched the Spider Splicer (Bronze)
  • Fully Researched Rosie: Fully research the Rosie (Bronze)
  • Fully Researched Nitro Splicer: Fully research the Nitro Splicer (Bronze)
  • Fully Researched Little Sister: Fully research the Little Sister (Bronze)
  • Fully Researched Houdini Splicer: Fully research the Houdini Splicer (Bronze)
  • Fully Researched Gun Splicer: The player has fully researched the Leadhead Splicer (Bronze)
  • Fully Researched Bouncer: Fully research the Bouncer (Bronze)
  • Four Fully Upgraded Weapons: Fully upgrade four weapons (Bronze)
  • Found Cohen’s Room: The player has entered Sander Cohen’s personal quarters (Bronze)
  • Five Fully Upgraded Weapons: Fully upgrade five weapons (Bronze)
  • Defeated Peach Wilkins: The player has defeated Peach Wilkins (Bronze)
  • Defeated Dr. Steinman: The player has defeated the crazed Dr. Steinman (Bronze)
  • Defeated Atlas: The player has defeated Atlas (Bronze)
  • Defeated Andrew Ryan: The player has defeated Andrew Ryan (Bronze)
  • Dealt with every Little Sister: The player has either Harvested or Rescued every possible Little Sister (Bronze)
  • Completed Welcome: The player has successfully completed the Welcome To Rapture Level (Bronze)
  • Completed Cohen’s Masterpiece: The player has completed Sander Cohen’s great masterpiece (Bronze)
  • Broke Fontaine’s Mind Control: The player has broken Fontaine’s mind control (Bronze)
  • Bought One Slot: The player has purchased one slot in any Plasmid or Tonic track (Bronze)
  • Became a Big Daddy: The player has become a Big Daddy (Bronze)
  • Basic Inventor: The player has successfully invented at least one item (Bronze)
  • Avid Inventor: Successfully invent at least 100 items (Bronze)
  • Ammo Inventor: The player has successfully invented all possible ammo types (Bronze)

BioShock 2

  • Unlocked all trophies (Platinum)
  • Escape: Escaped Rapture (Gold)
  • Bought a Slot: Bought one Plasmid or Tonic Slot at a Gatherer’s Garden (Gold)
  • Big Brass Balls: Finished the game without using Vita-Chambers (Gold)
  • Against All Odds: Finished the game on the hardest difficulty level (Gold)
  • Trial By Fire: Earn 36 stars in the Protector Trials (Silver)
  • Sinclair’s Solution: Joined forces with Sinclair in Ryan Amusements (Silver)
  • Savior: Saved every Little Sister and spared Grace, Stanley and Gil (Silver)
  • Root Access Granted: Reach Computer Core Access (Silver)
  • Reunion: Reunited with your original Little Sister (Silver)
  • Rapture Historian: Found 100 audio diaries (Silver)
  • Perfect Protector: Collect 100% of the ADAM in a single Protector Trial (Silver)
  • Nose for News: Uncovered the secret of Dionysus Park (Silver)
  • Master Gatherer: Gathered 600 ADAM with Little Sisters (Silver)
  • Logout: Escape Minerva’s Den (Silver)
  • Login: Reach Rapture Central Computing Operations (Silver)
  • Guardian Angel: Completed all bonus Protector Trials (Silver)
  • Grand Daddy: Defeated 3 Big Daddies without dying during the fight (Silver)
  • Get a Bigger Bucket: Collect 50% of the ADAM available in all Protector Trials (Silver)
  • Enemy of the Family: Earn an A rank in all Protector Trials (Silver)
  • Dealt with Every Little Sister: Dealt with every Little Sister (Silver)
  • All Weapon Upgrades: Found every Power to the People weapon upgrade in the game (Silver)
  • Upgraded a Weapon: Upgraded a weapon at a Power to the People Station (Bronze)
  • Unbreakable: Defended yourself against the Big Sister without dying (Bronze)
  • Trap Master: Killed 30 enemies using only Traps (Bronze)
  • SUDO: Wrest control of The Thinker from Reed Wahl (Bronze)
  • Research Master: Completed all research on every subject in Rapture (Bronze)
  • Protector: Defended yourself against Lamb’s Assault in the train station (Bronze)
  • Prolific Hacker: Hacked one of each kind of machine (Bronze)
  • One Research Track: Maxed out one Research Track (Bronze)
  • Max Plasmid Slots: Fully upgraded to the maximum number of Plasmid Slots (Bronze)
  • Master Protector: Got through a Gather with no damage and no one getting to the Little Sister (Bronze)
  • Master Hacker: Hacked 30 machines at a distance with the Hack Tool (Bronze)
  • Look at You, Hacker: Killed 50 enemies using only hacked Security (Bronze)
  • Litmus Test: Earn 6 stars in the Protector Trials (Bronze)
  • Lancer Killer: Kill a Lancer Big Daddy (Bronze)
  • High Score: Get 9999 Points in one game of Spitfire (Bronze)
  • Heading to the Surface: Headed to the surface on the side of Sinclair’s escape pod (Bronze)
  • Garbage Collection: Destroy all 10 Vacuum Bots in Minerva’s Den (Bronze)
  • Fully Upgraded a Weapon: Installed the third upgrade to a weapon (Bronze)
  • Fully Upgraded a Plasmid: Fully upgraded one Plasmid to the Level 3 version (Bronze)
  • Found Lamb’s Hideout: Gained access to Lamb’s stronghold (Bronze)
  • First Research: Researched a Splicer with the Research Camera (Bronze)
  • Distance Hacker: Used the Hack Tool to hack an object at a distance (Bronze)
  • Defeated the Preacher: Defeated the Preache (Bronze).
  • Daddy’s Home: Found your way back into the ruins of Rapture (Bronze)
  • Counterattack: Killed an enemy with its own projectile (Bronze)
  • Confronted Grace: Confronted Lamb’s lieutenant in Pauper’s Drop (Bronze)
  • Big Spender: Spent 2000 dollars at Vending Machines (Bronze)
  • All Plasmids: Found or purchased all 11 basic Plasmid types (Bronze)
  • Adopted a Little Sister: Adopted a new Little Sister for the very first time (Bronze)
  • ADAM Addict: Resolve all the Little Sisters in Minerva’s Den (Bronze)
  • Acid Test: Earn 18 stars in the Protector Trial (Bronze)
  • 9-Irony: Paid your respects to the founder of Rapture (Bronze)

BioShock Infinite

  • Columbia: Acquire all other trophies (Platinum)
  • Scavenger Hunt: Completed the Main Campaign in 1999 Mode without purchasing anything from a Dollar Bill machine (Gold)
  • The Whole Story: Collected all Audio Diaries and Voxophones in Burial at Sea – Episode 2 (Silver)
  • The Roguish Type: In the Main Campaign, used Elizabeth to pick 30 locks (Silver)
  • Taffer’s Delight: Completed Burial at Sea – Episode 2 in 1998 mode (Silver)
  • Strange Bedfellows: In the Main Campaign, killed 20 enemies using allies brought in through a Tear (Silver)
  • Stone Cold Pinkerton: Completed the Main Campaign on Hard difficulty or above (Silver)
  • Skeet Shoot: In the Main Campaign, killed 5 enemies while they are falling (Silver)
  • Paid in Full: Completed Burial at Sea – Episode 2 (Silver)
  • More for Your Money: In the Main Campaign, lured 3 enemies into a single Vigor trap 5 times (Silver)
  • Missile Defense System: In CitC, killed an enemy with splash damage by shooting a rocket out of the air (Silver)
  • Mind Over Matter: In the Main Campaign, killed 20 enemies using Possessed machines (Silver)
  • Lost Weekend: In the Main Campaign, killed 5 enemies while you are drunk (Silver)
  • Hazard Pay: In the Main Campaign, killed 10 enemies by utilizing environmental hazards (Silver)
  • Hand of the Prophet: Defeated all waves in Emporia Arcade (Silver)
  • Eavesdropper: In the Main Campaign, collected every Voxophone (Silver)
  • Dress for Success: In the Main Campaign, equipped a piece of Gear in all four slots (Silver)
  • Combination Shock: In the Main Campaign, performed all 8 of the Vigor combinations (Silver)
  • Coins in the Cushion: In the Main Campaign, looted 200 containers (Silver)
  • Chain Reaction: Damaged fifteen foes with an exploding enemy, using the Radar Range in Burial at Sea – Episode 1 (Silver)
  • Burial at Sea: Completed Burial at Sea – Episode 1 (Silver)
  • Bon Voyage: In the Main Campaign, killed 20 enemies by knocking them off Columbia (Silver)
  • Bolt From the Blue: In the Main Campaign, killed 5 enemies with a headshot while riding a Sky-Line (Silver)
  • Blue Ribbon Champ: In CitC, completed all Blue Ribbon Challenges (Silver)
  • Auld Lang Syne: Completed the Main Campaign on 1999 Mode (Silver)
  • Audio Enthusiast: Collected all Audio Diaries in Burial at Sea – Episode 1 (Silver)
  • Written in the Clouds: In the Main Campaign, completed Lighthouse (Bronze)Working Class Hero: In the Main Campaign, completed the Factory (Bronze)
  • Well Rounded: In the Main Campaign, used all 8 Vigors against enemies (Bronze)
  • Welcome to Monument Island: Reached Monument Island (Bronze)
  • Vigorous Opposition: In the Main Campaign, killed 75 enemies either with a Vigor or while the enemy is under the effects of a Vigor (Bronze)
  • Up and Running: Repaired the machine in Suchong’s lab in Burial at Sea – Episode 2 (Bronze)
  • Twofer: Knocked out two or more enemies using the same Gas Bolt (Bronze)
  • Tin Soldier: Completed the Main Campaign on Easy difficulty or above (Bronze)
  • The Ol’ One-Two: In CitC, used all eight different vigor combos to deliver the killing blow on an enemy (Bronze)
  • The Bird or The Cage: Completed The Hand of the Prophet (Bronze)
  • Tear ’em a New One: In the Main Campaign, opened 30 Tears (Bronze)
  • Street Sweeper: In the Main Campaign, killed 50 enemies with the Founder China Broom Shotgun or Vox Heater (Bronze)
  • Snowball Effect: Froze 2 enemies with the same Old Man Winter trap in Burial at Sea – Episode 1 (Bronze)
  • Sightseer: In the Main Campaign, used all telescopes and Kinetoscopes in the game (Bronze)
  • Should Auld Acquaintance…: Unlocked 1999 Mode (Bronze)
  • Shock Tactics: Retrieved Shock Jockey (Bronze)
  • Sergeant-at-Arms: In CitC, got a kill with each weapon and vigor (except Bucking Bronco) (Bronze)
  • Seasoned to Taste: In the Main Campaign, killed 30 enemies with the Peppermill Crank Gun (Bronze)
  • Saw the Elephant: Completed the Main Campaign on Normal difficulty or above (Bronze)
  • Rope-a-Dope: In CitC, knock an enemy around the city with Undertow, then knock him off the edge of the city (Bronze)
  • Rooftop Ruffian: Defeated all waves in Raven’s Dome (Bronze)
  • Raising the Bar: In the Main Campaign, upgraded one attribute (Health, Shield, or Salts) to its maximum level (Bronze)
  • Passionately Reciprocated: In the Main Campaign, killed 150 enemies with the Founder Triple R Machine Gun or Vox Repeater (Bronze)
  • On the Fly: In the Main Campaign, killed 30 enemies while riding a Sky-Line (Bronze)
  • On a Clear Day…: In the Main Campaign, killed 30 enemies with the Bird’s Eye Sniper Rifle (Bronze)
  • Never Saw It Coming: While invisible, used Peeping Tom to knock out 15 enemies with a melee attack (Bronze)
  • Museum Curator: In CitC, unlocked all Gallery items (Bronze)
  • Mein Hair: Delivered the hair sample in Burial at Sea – Episode 2 (Bronze)
  • Master of Pyrotechnics: In the Main Campaign, killed 20 enemies with the Barnstormer RPG (Bronze)
  • Making Some Noise: Gained five noisemakers through lockpicking (Bronze)
  • Loose Cannon: In the Main Campaign, killed 25 enemies with the Paddywhacker Hand Cannon (Bronze)
  • Kitted Out: In the Main Campaign, fully upgraded one weapon and one Vigor (Bronze)
  • Infused with Greatness: In the Main Campaign, collected every Infusion upgrade in a single game (Bronze)
  • Industrial Accident: In the Main Campaign, killed 20 enemies with a Sky-Hook Execution (Bronze)
  • Higher Learning: Completed Comstock House (Bronze)
  • Here Little Piggy: In the Main Campaign, killed 30 enemies with the Founder Pig Volley Gun or Vox Hail Fire (Bronze)
  • Heartbreaker: In the Main Campaign, killed a Handyman by only shooting his heart (Bronze)
  • Grand Largesse: In the Main Campaign, spent $10,000 at the vending machines of Columbia (Bronze)
  • Going Places: Rode the tram in Burial at Sea – Episode 1 (Bronze)
  • Glutton for Punishment: Used Ironsides to collect 20 rounds of ammo or more in Burial at Sea – Episode 2 (Bronze)
  • Fully Equipped: Purchased any two upgrades for Old Man Winter or Radar Range in Burial at Sea – Episode 1 (Bronze)
  • Friendly Skies: Defeated all waves in The OPS Zeal (Bronze)
  • First Class Ticket: In the Main Campaign, boarded The First Lady (Bronze)
  • Duke or Dimwit?: Defeated all waves in Duke and Dimwit Theater (Bronze)
  • Down in the Briney: Took a Bathysphere ride in Burial at Sea – Episode 1 (Bronze)
  • Dead Drop: On three occasions, knocked out an enemy after silently dropping off a Freight Hook (Bronze)
  • David & Goliath: In the Main Campaign, killed 20 “Heavy Hitter” enemies (Bronze)
  • Cook and Serve: Made 5 enemies explode with the Radar Range in Burial at Sea – Episode 1 (Bronze)
  • Confirmed Luddite: Destroyed ten Turrets in Burial at Sea – Episode 1 (Bronze)
  • Break the Ice: Shattered 5 enemies who had been frozen with Old Man Winter in Burial at Sea – Episode 1 (Bronze)
  • Blood in the Streets: Completed Emporia (Bronze)
  • Big Game Hunter: In the Main Campaign, killed 100 enemies with the Founder Huntsman Carbine or Vox Burstgun (Bronze)
  • Armed Revolt: Assisted the gunsmith (Bronze)
  • Aerial Assassin: In the Main Campaign, killed 20 enemies with a Sky-Line Strike (Bronze)
  • A Real Pistol: In the Main Campaign, killed 25 enemies with the Broadsider Pistol (Bronze)
 

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