BioShock: The Collection PC System Requirements Revealed

Here's what your PC is going to need to run the remastered BioShock collection.

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2K revealed the PC system requirements for BioShock: The Collection on Steam today--you can see them in full at the bottom of the article. Additionally, the publisher detailed upgrade instructions for players who bought the Games for Windows Live versions of the first two games.

If you own BioShock and/or BioShock 2 on Steam, then you'll receive the remastered versions upon their release. However, things get a little more complicated for those with Games for Windows Live copies. For the original BioShock, you'll need to submit a ticket to 2K Support with a scan of the original receipt, a confirmation email, or some other way to prove your purchase.

Getting the remastered version of BioShock 2, on the other hand, is much simpler: just enter your Games for Windows Live key into Steam, and the game will be added to your library.

If you want to play the original version of either game, then there's good news. Both the remastered and original will be in your library; the single Steam listing for each game also includes both versions. BioShock Infinite is not included in the remasters on PC "because it already meets current-gen console standards and runs smoothly on high visual settings."

BioShock: The Collection releases for PS4 and Xbox One on September 13, while the Steam versions will go live on September 15 at 3 PM PT.

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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
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