BioShock Remastered on PC contains the same bugs found in original game and more

2K had NINE years to fix both BioShock and BioShock 2 for the release of its remastered version. Did it? Apparently not.

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BioShock: The Collection released earlier this week on consoles and just became available on PC yesterday, and it appears there are many unhappy customers as its Steam reviews reveal severely poor optimizations on the platform.

One of the biggest issues PC players are having with their respective version is it shares many of the same issues they had with the original release, which includes poor mouse optimization, lack of significant video options, and audio issues, to name a few.

Some other issues include lack of a field-of-view (FOV) slider, less menu options than the original game, issues with lighting, menu sensitivity problems, and, of course, crashes.

Considering BioShock is now a nine-year old game, these fixes should have been implemented a long time ago. Unfortunately, it appears the PC versions of BioShock Remastered and BioShock 2 Remastered didn’t receive as much love as its console counterparts, and as a result, nearly half of current Steam reviews aren’t recommending either of them.

While we’re hoping 2K takes the initiative to fix the problems PC players are having with both remastered games, considering it had years to do so, we have a feeling it won’t any time soon. Our recommendation? Either pick up its console version or pray 2K decides to finally fix the PC versions of BioShock and BioShock 2.

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    September 16, 2016 6:41 AM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, BioShock Remastered on PC contains the same bugs found in original game and more

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      September 16, 2016 6:50 AM

      So sad :( 2k should be ashamed of themselves

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      September 16, 2016 7:12 AM

      It was an artistic decision to leave the bugs in.

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        September 16, 2016 7:32 AM

        I remember people defending that line like shitty FOV was their own child back when Bioshock was new. It was bizarre.

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        September 16, 2016 8:02 AM

        To do otherwise would sully the integrity of the craftsmanship.

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      September 16, 2016 7:15 AM

      Sad!

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        September 16, 2016 8:06 AM

        Bioshock games have the best bugs. The very best. Their crooked competition can't boast about that!

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        September 16, 2016 8:23 AM

        They lack courage

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      September 16, 2016 7:27 AM

      That's shitty.

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      September 16, 2016 7:45 AM

      Something a little suspect about using Steam reviews as a source for something.

      Maybe BioShock is broken on PC, but I sure wouldn't trust the average Steam reviewer to confirm that for me.

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      September 16, 2016 8:10 AM

      Working perfectly for me, guess it sucks to be everyone else ;D

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      September 16, 2016 8:29 AM

      Their REMASTERED bugs!

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      September 16, 2016 9:27 AM

      Did anyone expect anything from this release other than higher quality graphics? It's probably way beyond the scope of the project to actually do development work on the code - from a different developer no less. Really this is an attempt to sell it on new consoles.

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        September 16, 2016 9:50 AM

        And mobile platforms. It's a money grab with as little work as possible, I guess.

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        September 16, 2016 9:59 AM

        graphics are worse in the remaster

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          September 16, 2016 10:30 AM

          Back when the game came out I didn't have a system good enough to play it on so I dialed everything down and just dealt with a low frame rate.

          So the game looks great to me since I couldn't play it right back when it came out.

          Based on comparison screenshots though it looks less like the remaster improved everything as it just changed some things. So it's subjective but I wouldn't say the game looks worse so much as it looks different. To each his own though.

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        September 16, 2016 2:03 PM

        Well, stuff that was highly documented should have been given some priority, like mouse input / acceleration / sensitivity issues. It's crazy that stuff was untouched and you still have to dig through the inis and tweak the same settings to make it playable.

        It was bad back then but even worse now with the more modern sensors / higher dpi type mice.

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      September 16, 2016 1:00 PM

      That's disappointing.

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        September 16, 2016 1:22 PM

        Yeah. Bioshock 1 and 2 were both games that I had a great time with, and that have unique good things about them in at least my own gaming history. I had a bit of hope this would be an actual-to-goodness remaster instead of just a repackaging of a latest-console-gen port.

        Poop.

        I guess there's still a chance they'll get the bugs fixed up over time. If the mouse input is still wiggy though, it's probably going to stay that way.