One Of The Best Collections Is Now Free On The Epic Games Store

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By Jason Collins | Published


Epic Games Store regularly offers free games on their store, and unlike some other digital storefronts, Epic tends to offer AAA titles more often. This time the company’s offering BioShock: The Collection, a collection encompassing all three mainline entries in the critically-acclaimed BioShock gaming series. The new freebie is now live, and anyone interested in playing one of the most beloved gaming series can get them for free on Epic, now through June 2.

The news of Epic’s latest freebie comes via Destructoid, stating the Epic is now offering BioShock: The Collection for free, encompassing BioShock Remastered, BioShock 2: Remastered, and BioShock Infinite: The Complete Edition. This is truly a great offer since players aren’t only getting all three updated mainline entries in the BioShock franchise but all the corresponding single-player DLCs as well, including the Minerva’s Den and Burial at Sea for BioShock 2 and BioShock Infinite, respectively.

In other words, those that acquire BioShock: The Collection from Epic for free is actually getting a complete package of all BioShock releases to date, including all DLCs. This also includes the Director’s Commentary for the first BioShock game. As with other freebies from Epic, the BioShock: The Collection is yours forever once you make an account and redeem the game. This offer only pertains to the PC version of the game, and gamers don’t want to wait too long to get it — Epic will move to its next freebie on June 2.

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It’s worth pointing out that there have been plenty of freebies offered through the Epic Games Store, and some of them are pretty awesome. To be entirely honest, though, these aren’t the latest titles, but you can still build an impressive collection of games for zero dollars, zero cents. Some of the titles included in previous giveaways were 2019’s A Plague Tale: Innocence, the entire Tomb Raider series starting with a 2013 entry, 2017’s Prey, and 2014’s Alien: Isolation — these are just some of the better-known gaming titles that Epic game away for free over time, and each week brings a new title, sometimes even two.

As for the BioShock series, the first two games take place in an abandoned underwater city, Rapture, that was a utopia before the greed, superpowers, and the wealthy combined ruined the utopian society. Both the original BioShock and its sequel are more akin to a first-person shooter heavily spiced with role-playing elements — the combination that propelled BioShock: The Collection and made it into one of the best-known gaming franchises in the gaming sphere, and hopefully on the silver screen and streaming as well.

The third title, BioShock: Infinite is of a different sort; it’s a straight-up shooter that features similar elements from the previous two games, like superpowers, but doesn’t lean too heavily on said elements. It’s a classic tale of a princess locked up in a tower, but instead of a castle and a dragon, you’re traversing a giant floating city run by a madman. It also features some blunt political allegories, considered very unsophisticated by 2022’s standard, so if you’re looking for a politically-correct narrative, the third entry in the BioShock: The Collection might not be a game for you.

Besides the aforementioned BioShock: The Collection, the series is supposed to get a sequel, though there hasn’t been much news lately on that front. However, we did learn a few details about the game’s narrative and setting.