Bioshock Infinite’s getting a “complete” edition

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For many, Destiny is a disappointment – but fewer games have been quite as disappointing to me in recent memory than Bioshock Infinite. Yes, I know many of you adore the game and will shout at me for being a heathen of some sort. Don’t get me wrong, I didn’t think it was a bad game and I did like it. It was actually a rather good game;it just didn’t live up to its name.

For whatever reason, Bioshock’s lead designer Ken Levine took the smarter, trap-laying gameplay out of the latest Bioshock and made it little more than a straight up shooter with super powers. Elizabeth was a cool companion who didn’t need babysitting, I suppose. Many will champion the game’s story, but even that I found lacking; probably because I saw the game’s big Shyamalanian twists coming from a mile away.

As a game, Infinite was pretty good. As a successor to Bioshock and indeed System Shock, however, it felt like it took a step backwards. But that’s just my opinion. The game went on to sell over 7 million copies – and now it gets a chance to sell a couple of million again; it’s being rereleases as a “complete” edition. For those of you who haven’t played it and have jumped in to the new generation of gaming…this unfortunately doesn’t help you. It’s not a remaster. Instead, it’s coming only to its original platforms; PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.

The complete edition packs in the game’s DLC, including Clash in the Clouds and two-part Burial at Sea expansion packs that returned to the infinitely more interesting Rapture.  You’ll also receive extra weapons in the form of original pre-order incentives Comstock’s China Broom shotgun and Comstock’s Bird’s Eye sniper rifle and a bunch of other pointless digital extras.

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It’ll retail for two thirds the price of a brand new game, hitting the US retail market at $40 in November. With our current exchange rate, that means we’re looking at about seventy bajllion South African Rands. Thanks, Zumajet.

While there’s little reason to double dip on this, if you haven’t played the game it’s certainly worth picking up for the price – especially for the DLC.

Last Updated: September 23, 2014

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I’m old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time – they were capable of being masterpieces. I’m here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • CAE9872

    Too late for me – I already have it on PS via Plus; and on Xbox360 purchased…oh well. I do wonder when Bioshock trilogy will appear on One and PS4 though. Seems a no brainer together with Gears of War, Mass Effect, God of War (in some guise or other)…

    Current gamers may decry the remaster, but we also forget there are always people entering this great hobby.

  • Ryanza

    Bioshock Infinite is just the opposite of Bioshock 1. Deep in the sea and high in the sky.

    As a shooter Bioshock 1 had visual upgrades for weapons. Bioshock Infinite had none.
    The weapons in Bioshock Infinite were boring expect the shotgun which was it’s saving grace.
    It felt like I was just shooting the same damn enemy type, the police, throughout the whole game.

    Bioshock Infinite was ok but as a shooter it was kinda boring.

    Bioshock 1 is good. Bioshock Infinite not even close to that.

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    “As a successor to Bioshock and indeed System Shock, however, it felt” It felt WHAT Geoff? TELL US YOUR WRONG OPINION SO WE CAN ALL SCOFF AT YOU, HEATHEN.

  • Hammersteyn

    We need another System Shock!

    • Johan du Preez

      I agree 200%!!!!!

  • Karl Roomaney

    One can tell if you going to enjoy it or not already just by look of it

  • Mossel

    Bioshock Infinite is everything.

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      Bio-shock is what you get when you investigate government officials’ CVs for accuracy.

  • Hammersteyn

    Seriously, System Shock 2 was a masterpiece. Three different classes,rpg mechanics,FPS and survival horror rolled up into a nice terrifying bundle. Add an AI that makes Glados look as menacing as a box of kittens and you have something special.

    • Viking Of Science

      SHODAN is Hatred, SHODAN is Death.

      • Hammersteyn

        SHODAN deleted GLADOS

        • Admiral Chief 0

          GLADOS is to SHODAN as what a floppy is to an SSD

          • Viking Of Science

            SHODAN is one of the most Terrifying Villians in All of Gaming.

            That monotonous voice, challenging you at every turn.

            “The Vermin call to you, inviting you to join them in their revolting biology”

            *chills*

          • Admiral Chief 0

            Awwww jissssss

          • Hammersteyn

            hahaha

    • Viking Of Science
      • Admiral Chief 0

        THAT VOICE….I CAN HEAR IT AS CLEARLY AS I HEAR MYSELF TYPING THIS COMMENT.

        Ah, such memories!

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          That stuttering voice changing pitch. Chills.

          • Admiral Chief 0

            I know man, “l-l-l-l-l-l-loook at you h-h-h-hacker”

            THIS NEEDS TO HAPPEN, MAKE IT SO!

        • Viking Of Science

          Like this: http://youtu.be/QGEjKoGHzO0

          Science Bless youtube.

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        Meatbags…

        • Admiral Chief 0

          [STATEMENT] Correct

      • Johan du Preez

        Yeh would love a system shock 3 im still playing the hd remastered version on linux and its still better than any bioshock title.

        • Viking Of Science

          There is no HD remaster. I Call Shenanigans!

          (The GOG version however can be played in modern resolutions, but that doesn’t make it a remaster)

  • Admiral Chief 0
  • Game was awesome. It came out, then people thought it was cool to say it wasn’t good (after playing, saying it was awesome, then doing a MS).

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      Scoff at the hipsters! SCOFF! They probably post food pics everywhere on a Tuesday too. Not naming names. 😀 trollol!

      • How would you know?! Even Facebook rejected you!

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          I have eyes everywhere. Big Emperor is watching.

          • Well I haven’t posted any pics of food today so WRONG! I have however been posting spoilers everywhere 😉

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Guilty conscience much? I was actually referring to Geoff & Tasty Tuesday IONs lol.

          • hahaha

    • Game was good. It was far from awesome. I have serious love for Bioshcok (and System Shock) And playing through BSI was just a huge let down.

  • MakeItLegal

    got mine through humble bundle , so no for me

    anyone want to comment on sleeping dogs dlc ? almost finished and really wana stay in hong kong for longer

    is it worth the purchase ?

    • Johan du Preez

      no all the dlc’s are crap!

  • Kensei Seraph – Staff

    So it seems holding off on getting the game and the DLC while waiting for the Game of the Year Edition to be released paid off.
    Why am I not surprised?

  • Reducto

    I agree. Bioshock Infinite is a good game and was really fun for one play through…but I just never felt like playing it again. It does not have the replay value to be considered a great game.

  • Nikola

    This game was sooo horrible at least to my taste, gameplay was really slow story did not interest me at all I dont think I like one thing about it.

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