Bioshock Celebrates 10 Years with Anniversary Collector's Edition

The Bioshock series has been celebrating their 10 year anniversary. 2K announced a Collector's Edition to celebrate this momentous occasion.

The Bioshock series would have been celebrating its tenth anniversary back in August of this year. To celebrate the occasion 2K have announced an exclusive Collector’s Edition to commemorate the series, available on November 14th. 

The edition will set you back $199.99 and is only available for purchase within the US. You can either buy it directly from 2K’s store or at your local GameStop. The edition will also only be available for PS4 and Xbox One players.

The 10th Anniversary Collector’s Edition will include a copy of the Bioshock: Collection alongside a 11.5-inch statue of Bid Daddy and Little Sister. To celebrate the 10th anniversary, the figurine has been modeled after the original art that was displayed on the first Bioshock cover. The statue will feature Big Daddy’s drill fully motorized and varying light components as well. To further pay homage to the original Bioshock they have added Bid Daddy and Little Sister voice clips directly taken from the game to feature for this statue.

The original Bioshock game was released in August 2007 for PC and Xbox 360, with a PS3 port coming later to the series. Bioshock was praised for its immersive story-telling and interesting combat mechanics. Many critics couldn’t get enough of the game, with IGN’s review praising the game immensely, stating that:

"Bioshock stands as a monolithic example of the convergence of entertaining gameplay and an irresistibly sinister, engrossing storyline that encompasses a lot of multifaceted characters."

The overall score on Metacritic, which comprises of critical reviews, rated Bioshock at 96/100.

Ken Levine was the driving force behind Bioshock, where he was the writer and creative director for the project. In all the games he has involved with, Levine tried to put a sociological tone over the game. The issue of harvesting the Little Sisters or not and the core story are a testament to his style. However, he was not present for the writing or directing of Bioshock 2, but later returned to work on Bioshock Infinite.

Bioshock 2 didn’t receive as much praise as its original counterpart, but was still  nominated for a variety of awards, including a “Best Story” for BAFTA Games Awards. Although nominated a fair number of times, the only coveted award that Bioshock 2 won was from the GANG Awards for the “Best Use of Licensed Music.”

Bioshock Infinite was a return to the extremely high praise that was bestowed upon Bioshock. Infinite not only won a variety of “Best Game” awards, but was nominated and honorably mentioned for many more. Bioshock Infinite sold over 10 million copies and was widely praised by critics.

What do you think of the Bioshock series? Are you going to purchase the Collector's Edition? Let us know in the comments.

Published Nov. 8th 2017

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