This is going to sound crazy, but I’ve had “Under the Sea” stuck in my head since the moment I saw this BioShock: Ultimate Rapture Edition announcement. Of course, that’s understandable, given the content of this release. 2K Games likes money and it knows people are going to be crazy about BioShock Infinite, so it’s decided to try and cash in a little early on BioShock fever with a compilation that includes the first two games for $29.99.
Normally I’m totally against $30 bundles like this but I think it’s 100% justified this time. The BioShock: Ultimate Rapture Edition is a good idea. Think about it – each BioShock game can be bought for about $9.99 used now. Buy the BioShock: Ultimate Rapture Edition and you get the games and a ton of DLC with it.
And these aren’t just silly DLC additions, like extra power-ups or equipment. Fine, the BioShock Plasmids Pack is. The other five DLC packs for BioShock and BioShock 2 aren’t though! The Challenge Rooms Pack is the BioShock PS3 exclusive collection of extra puzzle rooms that will now be on the Xbox 360. Plus the other four packs are the BioShock 2 Minerva’s Den, The Protector Trials, Rapture Metro and Sinclair Solutions Tester DLC.
For those who don’t really care about DLC, there’s one other BioShock: Ultimate Rapture Edition that may just tip the scales. Brace yourself, because this bundle also includes… BioShock Infinite stickers! You get a pack of stickers that, from what I hear, are pretty dark limited and rare. Don’t ask how limited they can be when everyone who buys the BioShock: Ultimate Rapture Edition gets them.