Would you kindly read these PC requirements for Bioshock: The Collection?

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Remember your first time in Rapture? Descending into the deep blue sea to discover a vast utopia of individualism run amok as genetically-scrambled freaks gave various other globals isms a double dose of middle fingers was magical man. And a tad bit taxing on the ol’ PC back then. Team green or Team red, whatever you were running back in 2007 probably barely scratched the surface of Rapture’s splendor.

In the years and sequels that followed however, Bioshock became a little bit more forgiving. Those first two titles are getting a little bit of love once again later this week with Bioshock: The Collection, a package that drops some lovely visuals on all three games and the DLC that they came with. Well, unless you’re on PC that is, as you’ll only be getting Bioshock 1 and 2 in a prettier form. 2K Games is pretty much adamant that Bioshock: Infinite already lives up to current-gen expectations on that platform.

Anyway! Those first two games won’t run without the necessary hardware. Hardware which has conveniently been listed below via Steam:

Total Storage Space:

  • BioShock: 25 GB
  • BioShock 2: 25 GB
  • BioShock Infinite: 20 GB
  • Total for all three games: 70 GB

Minimum System Specs:

  • OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel E6750 Core 2 Duo 2.66 GHz / AMD Athlon X2 2.7 GHZ
  • Memory: 4 GB
  • GPU: DirectX11 Compatible, AMD Radeon HD 7770 / Nvidia GeForce GTX 560

Recommended System Specs:

  • OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1 64-bit
  • Processor: 3 GHz Quad-Core
  • Memory: 8 GB
  • Video Card: 2 GB ATI Radeon HD 7970, 2GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 or better

Not too bad then. Remember if you happen to own either of the original Bioshock games on Steam, you’ll be getting the updated version for free says 2K Games. If your copy happens to have a Games for Windows logo on it, things are a little bit trickier. You’ll need to submit a ticket to 2K’s support team along with a scan of the original receipt or any other way of proving that you did indeed purchase the game. That’s for the original Bioshock game, while getting the upgrade for the GFWL version of Bioshock 2 is oddly simpler.

Just enter your GFWL key into steam, and you’ll get it added to that massive backlog of games that you’ve been promising to finish for how many years already.

Last Updated: September 12, 2016

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