The BioShock Collection released this week, which has everyone talking about BioShock again. This is great because these games were definitely not exhaustively discussed during their initial release and certainly don’t form the foundation of a literal decade of critical discussion, or anything like that. Yep, fresh as a daisy, these BioShocks.
Anyway. although it’s true that the BioShock 1 and 2 remasters deliver on a graphical upgrade, it seems that much of the original programming remains untouched — so much so that extremely well-documented bugs from the first game are just as present in the rerelease. These run the gamut from framerate stuttering and audio issues to the game just completely crashing on people, according to the long list of woes in this ever-growing Reddit thread.
PC-focused game site Rock, Paper, Shotgun has a running list of known issues and suggested workarounds, which may work for similar problems you might be having with BioShock 2.
The BioShock Collection is available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC. PC users who previously purchased BioShock or BioShock 2 are eligible for a free upgrade to the enhanced edition, including the bugs.