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BioShock 2 Remastered

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Bioshock 2 is a shooter with RPG elements, centered around resource-management to a great extent: more like an RPG than a shooter. The game is made by 2K studios and represents the final part of a dystopia dilogy — preceded by the original Bioshock. Its successor is Bioshock Infinite. You play as Big Daddy — a giant mech with a drill replacing one of the hands. The game, while they both are telling the story of a charming Rapture — the city descended from Orwell's and Zamyatin's pages where the society's greatest mind have suffered a severe decline. The central feature of the game is the unique abandoned city's aesthetics — minding the time Bioshock 2 is still a beautiful title, with detailed drawn water and strange surroundings, never mind the variety of foes. The remaster introduces a 4k resolution — it is now more enjoyable to explore Rapture and enjoy its various landscapes and sea-filled quarters. Among the other features: high-res textures and a set of Protector Trials, which can give the player freakish weaponry and ammunition.
Release date
Sep 15, 2016
2K Australia
2K China
2K Marin
Blind Squirrel
Digital Extremes
2K Games
Age rating
Not rated

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1 64-bit. Platform Update for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
  • Processor: Intel E6750 Core 2 Duo 2.66 GHz / AMD Athlon X2 2.7 GHZ
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 2GB AMD Radeon HD 7770 / 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 25 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Device
  • Additional Notes: Software installations required including DirectX and Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 & 2012 Redistributable Package. Some system components such as mobile chipsets, integrated, and AGP graphics cards may be incompatible. Unlisted specifications may not be supported by publisher.
  • OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1 64-bit. Platform Update for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
  • Processor: 3GHz Quad-Core
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 2GB ATI Radeon HD 7970, 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 or better
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 25 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Device
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BioShock 2 Remastered reviews and comments

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Product received for free I was really hoping not to have to unpack the ' Thumbs down ' cudgel as the bioshock franchise remains one of my All-time favourites. And in Principle, I could recoup my Review of Bioshock 1 Remastered here 1-to-1, as it's Basically just the same Crap that takes the Fun of It. Both Parts were freshly refreshed graphically, but that's all. And if the same Bugs, and some of them serious, which were already present-and known-in the original version, are simply consistently ignored, then it is already a bottomless cheekiness to write ' Remastered ' on it and then demand €20For it. -Yes, I got the Game for free because I already had the Originals in Steam. Good and already so far. Only the Originals were no less buried and for them I wanted. Non-loading Textures are one Thing, you can turn a Blind eye. Even constant Game Crashes can still be blurred somewhere. Then you just come to terms with it, restart the Game and read the last Score ... If there was a Game Balance to Load! Jaa, because here we have the Mother of all Bugs, a real GAMEBREAKER! At a variable Time in the Game, an Infobox in the Game suddenly proudly announces: "The game Level Could not be retrieved." And yes, lo and behold when Opening the Store/Storage menu, there is not a single Game Score left. And it gets even better: If you Close the Game and want to restart it, it ends on its own as soon as you reach the Main Menu. No Chance to somehow get back in. After an eternal long Search on the Net, I found a Solution that helped (At least me) (Win7): C:\Users\NUTZERNAME\Documents\BioshockHD\Bioshock2\SaveGames. Delete The Contents of this Folder. The Savegames are only stored here, but still exist somewhere inaccessible in the Game Files and are automatically rearranged when they are removed from the Folder. So Why delete it? Deleting causes error-hatting-/it to clean up redundant game stand files. Then you should be able to start the Game regularly and load the last Save again. However, this affects some ' collectible achievements ', such as: Master Hacker, All Weapon Upgrades, Research Master, Master Gatherer, Trap Master, Big Spender, Rapture Historian, Look at you Hacker. I did not get this, even though I completed all the Requirements. Interestingly, others, such as Against All Odds and Big Brass Balls, were unaffected. But apart from that, it is not acceptable that such fatal Errors are knowingly left untouched by the Developers and we Players-the Buyers-have to bend their Technique again. After I had restored the Scores and been able to play the Game like that, I still lacked said achievements and Since, as far as that is concerned, I am a hunter-gatherer (a.k.a. Achievementhure) I wanted to ruse the Game again in the Hope that he would not The Scores are killed again and I can get the last Achievements. Pustekes! When I opened the Game menu in between to pause briefly, I could no longer leave it, but had to go load (as if I were in the Main Menu) to continue or Play. That, in turn, led to the Game creaking again at the End of the Charging screen and again letting nothing load. And there was SCHLUSS for me! This is just a Warning, for those who may still want to buy Bioshock and do this Ordeal. The Games are buozed and no Improvement is expected from the Developers. But the Games are just too old and it's easier to earn some crooked euros with a few ' Pseudo-Remastered ' titles and thus disappoint the Fan Base of this actually wonderful Adventure than actually another bit of Work Stuck and at least make the Games playable. Just like that again very scary: BIOSHOCK 1 + 2 both ORIGINAL and REMASTERED NOT a LOT!!! Tip: Try to get the Games somewhere still as a Steam-untethered version, BS1 as PC standalone, BS2 is available outside of Steam, to my knowledge only with Windows LIVE connection, but the two Versions work perfectly with me.
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