It’s hard to believe it’s only been ten years ago that we were introduced to Rapture in the first Bioshock, released on August 21st, 2007.
At first, we didn’t know what to think as our plane crashed and we were lucky enough to find an island in the middle of the ocean. Our trepidation began right away as we found nothing but a bathysphere that went down under the waves and we caught our first glimpses of the massive city under the surface and its majesty. That momentary sense of awe quickly gave way to our first taste of terror as we witness a brutal murder before the killer turns his attention to us and tries to break into the sphere.
He fails, but we know our only option is to head out into the city.
From there we discover the story of Rapture, as well as encounter the psychotic splicers, the monstrous Big Daddies, and the chill-inducing Little Sisters. We find weapons, as well as how to use other abilities through the use of plasmids, injectable sea slugs which give you abilities like telekinesis and pyromancy.
Bioshock gathered tons of acclaim upon its release, and won multiple Game of the Year awards, as well as awards for its soundtrack, graphics, and gameplay. It even listed as #42 in Time Magazine’s best video games of all time, beating out Resident Evil 4 (#46).
It inspired two other games, Bioshock 2, released in 2010, and Bioshock: Infinite, released in 2013, with DLC available for both.
Of course, an anniversary like this doesn’t come and go without some kind of celebration, and this game is no exception.
As you can see, the 10th Anniversary edition includes Bioshock, Bioshock 2, Bioshock: Infinite, and every DLC released. It also includes the Big Daddy/Little Sister statue you see here, numbered as these are in limited quantities. All the games are even remastered to support 1080p display.
This collection doesn’t come cheap though. It retails at $199.99 and will only be available at Gamestop starting on November 14th. Still, considering the game has a strong enough following to inspire cosplayers to create their own Big Daddy suits, expect these to go fast.
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