The Epic Games Store is serving up another great freebie this week in the form of BioShock: The Collection (opens in new tab)which, as the title suggests, is a bundle of all three BioShock games in one big alternate story package.
The first is BioShock Remastered, the 2016 update of the 15-year-old undersea philosophy shooter. If you haven’t played it yet, well, first of all, what are you doing? More importantly, though, here’s your chance to take on iconic video game enemies in a hauntingly beautiful alternate history art deco world, entirely for free. The music is just as good as the decor too.
Also in the BioShock 2 Remastered package, a reminder that no matter how bad things get, they can always get worse, and BioShock Infinite, which starts with a bold premise but quickly turns into a kind of confusing philosophical porridge about how everything is bad and the best we can hope for is to prevent it from getting worse. Something like that, anyway. To be honest, I forgot most of it.
Some people will no doubt argue, but my strong recommendation for those new to the series is to take the games in the order they came. If you’re only going to play one BioShock, make it the original; if you want more when it’s over, BioShock 2 is a worthwhile sequel. Infinite is nice, but if you’re really full after the first two games, my advice is to go ahead and not feel bad about it.
BioShock: The Collection is free until June 2nd. Next week’s Epic Games offer is another mystery game – considering how it’s played out over the past few weeks, I expect another great offer is in the works.