They're the same. The original does look better to an extent. As many people here have said, the Remaster seems very prone to crashing too. Well playing a 4k the original has many many Jaggies the Remaster looks a lot better, so i'd say play the remastered one if it runs for you and you are playing at higher then 1920 x1080p. The remastered one looks like they threw it together in a month. Playing on an APU. For me, the remastered one because I had no sound with the original one. It's tricky because the original will probably have compatibility issues and the remastered tends to crash often with some people. Literally zero problems with the remastered copy and I just finished a playthrough 3 days ago. I'm not sure which one is more stable at this point. I got Bioshock 1 and 2 on Steam, both remastered versions and original one, It's my first time on Bioshock franchise, never played any of the games before, I have a decent PC so no worries about performance, I saw some comparison videos and Original version looks better in some areas and Remaster looks better in others, so I'm in a dilemma here. Played Bioshock 1 Original on different settings. Game only froze once when I alt-tabbed out it for nearly one hour. Original. Didn't they remove the audio reverb in the remaster? I've heard that the sound quality is worse, some textures are worse (wet effect), game is brighter which hurts atmosphere, and there are more bugs. However, the remasters have worse audio quality and can crash with reverb on. "Hacking" does not support non ANSI characters (e.g. I finished the remastered, zero bugs,zero crashes,zero fps drops. Had a nasty one halfway my playthrough that i couldn't fix, so i ended up downloading the original, just finished 2 minutes ago. I got none. I have a decent PC so no worries about performance, I saw some comparison videos and Original version looks better in some areas and Remaster looks better in others, so I'm in a dilemma here what are the differences between bioshock and remastered on PC? Should I play the original version or the remastered? Remaster. I've played both today just to see how different they look and for sure the remast has better textures just a shame there are no real graphics option in the new one. Actually, the remastered has many more bugs than the original. Press J to jump to the feed. Are yall playing on potatoes or something? All trademarks are property of their respective owners in the US and other countries. It's my first time on Bioshock franchise, never played any of the games before. After finishing Bioshock Infinite, I would like to check out the first two games. Español - Latinoamérica (Spanish - Latin America). looks better in the original are just ignorant. They're the same. I mean, did they just put the absolute minimum effort into it? i have heard that there is no EAX audio so things sound a bit flat and apparently lighting is not as good (i have seen a gif recently of the remaster and the original where a moving light is not being cast and refracted in the water in the remaster when it is in the original) is there anything else borked or what? I'm currently playing remastered version and it crashes always when fighting big sisters, and sometimes when big fights happen. Remastered also has fewer graphics setting options than the original. I got the collection last year and had to play the original because the remastered kept crashing and even deleted my save, Neither I always had problems with both no sound constant crashing don’t get me wrong I love the game but fucken around for hour to get it to work makes you not want to play. I've been trying to play the original one but every 20 mins or so my game crashes, I lose all my progress after my last save file and all my settings, controls and preferences are gone. Actually, the remastered has many more bugs than the original. You lose nothing by playing the remastered, and technical issues are anecdotal. I do recommend that you mod the original to unlock the physics rate, otherwise physics and animations only update at 30Hz. That said, those saying textures, lighting etc. The original PC release of Bioshock is much better than the remastered version in audio and visuals. https://pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/BioShock#Mouse_acceleration If you go woth thw original, make sure to visit the pcgamingwiki and follow the directions to unlock the physics and animations framerate! When it comes to graphics.. Note: This is ONLY to be used to report spam, advertising, and problematic (harassment, fighting, or rude) posts. I didn't play all the way through either remastered so I know more about fixing issues with the originals. Play the Original. This subreddit is dedicated to the BioShock game series. I ve played the remastered today,crashed 3 times and the 3rd deleted all my saves which was 6 hours of progress :) Its trash,get the original. I’m at neptune’s booty. And I can't seem to find a fix for it either. All rights reserved. I know they did a lot of texture changes that didn't really fit with the art direction. However, I have a pretty low end PC, and was wondering if the remastered versions are with playing (with a lower FPS) or should I just play the originals. á, é í ó ú), so its bugged for spanish localization. If you need help with the technical issues feel free to PM me. I faced the same choice and I played the original due to better stability, don't forget however that there is some bonus content in the remaster so I suggest you check that out seperatly once you're finished with the game. I'd personally suggest the original, just because it's the original version of the game. if anything, i would try the OG version first anyways because it was actually meant to be played on a PC as opposed to it just being a really shitty lazy console port, New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. I prefer the remastered version since the FOV on console is better than what the original had. For Bioshock 1 make sure to set a keybind to disable the mouse acceleration and smoothing, you can find instructions here. © Valve Corporation. ♥♥♥♥♥... already started downloading the remastered xD hope i don't crash. And fix the controls if you plan on using a mouse. Had a nasty one halfway my playthrough that i couldn't fix, so i ended up downloading the original, just finished 2 minutes ago. What worked for me was playing the intro/tutorial in windowed, then switching to full screen and it hasnt crashed since, Played the remastered recently and had no crashes the entite playthrough (win 10). Never any else crashes. For you guys who played both versions, which one is the best version for getting into the series. i don't know about everyone else but i had really weird LOD issues with the remastered version that were never present in the original version. So far, i’ve 30mins in the game, great performance, no glitches, the only thing that’s bugging me is the brightness i would say, mo matter how i put slider on it stays the same. The visual difference between Bioshock and Bioshock Remastered is NOT significant. Came to see if anyone replied my question about that bug, nothing. Had also no crashes with the original version, therefore hundreds in the remastered. The remasters also have the in game physics at 60fps instead of 30fps like the original. Came to see if anyone replied my question about that … especially because i don't think that a lot of the save bugs/crashes were ever properly patched out. A lot of the changes in the remastered are different but not actually better. The location of the file for remastered is different though \steamapps\common\BioShock 2 Remastered\ContentBaked\pc\System. Quicksave needs to be used alot, and it wouldnt matter that much if it didnt pause the game. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. original, no doubt. Its seriously insane how bad the remastered version went. I recently purchased the Bioshock collection during a sales event and have access to all the original and remastered versions of the Bioshock games. i played both and they were kinda the same. There are many people who crash, disabling the steam ui (the shift+tab system) in properties helps, also try increasing the limit of the GPU memory the game can access, somewhere in .ini's. As for the pro's, BS1RE has New Game + (BS2RE doesn't because... fuck you I guess...), compatibility on higher resolutions, BS1RE has achievements apart from normal BS1, better textures I guess. I played through the original not too long ago on windows 10 and had no compatibility issues, so i had a ton of crashes when i tried to start 1 remastered. I got Bioshock 1 and 2 on Steam, both remastered versions and original one. It looks genuinely terrible at parts. Bioshock 1 Original vs Remaster I'm replaying the 360 version (on Xbox One) right now, and I'm wondering if it's worth it to just buy the remastered collection. It's tried and true, and you can't go wrong with it. don't want to waste much bandwith, tell me which one should i play for best experience and if the remastered has any issues? I dont see any improvement, for me it looks same as original. Like some things were made sharp and "clean" looking, when they originally had a softer, worn look.