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BioShock trilogy now backwards compatible on the Xbox One

by Ron Duwell | December 14, 2016December 14, 2016 4:00 pm PDT

Now you can return to Rapture on the Xbox One without having to pick up BioShock: The Collection. Microsoft has updated the list backwards compatibility list for the Xbox One, and BioShock, BioShock 2, and BioShock Infinite are all there.

A classic, its dark horse sequel, and their overly ambitious younger cousin

Of the three, the original BioShock is still my favorite. It pushed console first-person shooters in a whole new direction, and it rocked us all with its brilliant combat, upgrade system, and setting.

BioShock 2 was originally a game nobody asked for, and many dismissed it when it first came out. However, time has been kind to BioShock 2, and I think many are starting to realize it might be the most complete of the three.

And then there is BioShock Infinite. If ever you needed to point towards a game that was a critical hit and yet still shut down a studio, this is it. BioShock Infinite was a little too big for its britches, nor do I think it has long enough legs to make it a classic. I rarely see it ever talked about anymore, and aside from the setting and ridiculous jumping between dimensions, I can’t remember much from it.

If you need a refresher, like me, the Xbox One is the place to go for all your BioShock needs these days. Sorry PlayStation 4, but Microsoft has one-upped you in terms of being friendly with retro gamers.

All we need now is Guardian Heroes HD. You didn’t think I’d forget, did you?

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Ron Duwell

Ron has been living it up in Japan for the last decade, and he has no intention of leaving this technical wonderland any time soon. When he's not...