Since September of last year, rating sites from all over the world have been listing the existence of a BioShock compilation collection. The ESRB has added to the speculation with their listing of the collection. The list titles the compilation as BioShock: The Collection, it also states the platforms it will be released on are Windows PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
Of course, the collection is rated “M.” The rating summary, which adds even more validity to the collection’s existence, is below.
This is a collection of three first-person shooters in which players assume the role of characters uncovering the mysteries behind the dystopian societies of Rapture and Columbia. As players explore each city, they use shotguns, machine guns, rivet guns, and rocket launchers to kill mutated citizens and enemy soldiers. Players can also use special powers (e.g., telekinesis, fire blasts, electric bolts) to kill enemies as well as a three-pronged hook to dismember and decapitate them. Large blood-splatter effects occur as enemies are injured; pools of blood can be seen around corpses. Cutscenes also depict intense acts of violence: characters shot in the head at close range; a woman smothered to death with a pillow; a man impaled by a drill; a character nearly lobotomized with surgical tools. The game references sexual material in the dialogue (e.g., “I think yeh gave me the clap, ya dirty boy,” “Gonorrhea! That’s what you’ll get,” and “Sexual intimacy is no different from any other commodity friend. You sell soybeans I sell companionship.”). During the course of the game, players can consume alcoholic beverages, resulting in a screen-blurring effect; a handful of scenes depict children smoking cigarettes. The social/political backdrop of one fictional city (set in the year 1912) includes the use of derogatory ethnic/racial terms (e.g., the words “gook,” “chink,” “negroes,” “injuns,” “crackers”); language such as “f**k,” “sh*t,” and “c*nt” can also be heard.
It’s looking more and more like the collection exists and may be coming soon. The game-changing franchise will be welcomed on new-gen consoles. Tell us in the comments below if you will again dive into the alternate-history series for another mind-blowing thrill ride.
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