BioShock 2 leaps from burning GFWL to safety on Steam, gains Big Picture mode support | PCGamesN

Battlefield 4 Spring Update adds Gun Master game mode and a new weapons crate

Sword Coast Legends' party of adventurers finally face the Dungeon Master

Weekend Deal Dump: 2K and Sega fight to the death

BioShock 2 leaps from burning GFWL to safety on Steam, gains Big Picture mode support

BioShock 2’s PC version sank beneath the waves alongside the Games for Windows Live marketplace in August. Like its city protagonist, it was lost to those who hadn’t already found it. Er, bought it. Thankfully there’s no longer any need to hash out that metaphor, as 2K Marin’s excellent, thankless sequel has found its way back to sale on Steam.

2K “remain committed to supporting” the game on PC, and it now stands proudly in its own slot on the Steam Store alongside its standalone story DLC: the Gone Home team’s Minerva’s Den.

The Steam version of BioShock 2 includes all of its downloadable multiplayer doohickies, as well as Little Sister defence spinoff DLC The Protector Trials, released for free on PC at the tail end of 2010. Once launch sales end on Monday, it’ll cost a very reasonable £13.99.

Minerva’s Den will be £7.99, sold separately. By all accounts it’s a superb game in its own right, put together by a subset of 2K Marin that eventually broke off to become The Fullbright Company.

2K have collaborated with Warframe creators Digital Extremes to bring about a fully-fledged Steam port, replete with Steam achievements, controller compatibility and Big Picture mode.

“Matchmaking is easier than ever now, allowing you to search for ‘any game,’ as opposed to having to select your game mode,” write the publishers. “Leveling up is also quicker and easier, as we’ve fine-tuned the multiplayer experience to be better than ever.”

And! This bit’s dead important. If you’ve bought BioShock through GWFL or anywhere else, your game activation key will be just as valid in Steam’s pop-up window for such things. That way you’ll get access to the base game, multiplayer DLC, Protector Trials and Minerva’s Den.

For a horrible few minutes just now I thought Fullbright's debut had been left to the watery depths. But it’s all good news, isn’t it?

Login or Register
Try these free to play games
?

These are affiliate links - clicking them and playing the games directly supports PCGamesN

Spotlight
?

Our Spotlight units plug content our journalists have made, that our advertisers want to promote. Sometimes the promotion is paid for, but the content they go to is always independent with no client oversight or approval.


Alienware - Game VictoriousTurtle Beach
Weekend Deal Dump: 2K and Sega fight to the death

Weekend Deal Dump

Weekend Deal Dump: 2K and Sega fight to the death

Battlefield 4 Spring Update adds Gun Master game mode and a new weapons crate

Battlefield 4 Spring Update adds Gun Master game mode and a new weapons crate

Sword Coast Legends' party of adventurers finally face the Dungeon Master

Sword Coast Legends' party of adventurers finally face the Dungeon Master

Elite: Dangerous is putting on an in-game scavenger hunt for Nvidia Titan Blacks

Elite: Dangerous is putting on an in-game scavenger hunt for Nvidia Titan Blacks

Hearthstone: Blackrock Mountain: all the spoiled cards so far

Hearthstone: Blackrock Mountain: all the spoiled cards so far

Oculus VR's chief scientist is a big fan of The Matrix and that's scary for many reasons

Oculus VR's chief scientist is a big fan of The Matrix and that's scary for many reasons

Ashes of the Singularity is an RTS where getting across the largest map takes an hour

Ashes of the Singularity

Ashes of the Singularity is an RTS where getting across the largest map takes an hour

Hearthstone's Blackrock Mountain expansion launches next week

Hearthstone's Blackrock Mountain expansion launches next week

The 20 best RPGs on PC

The 20 best RPGs on PC

Galactic Civilization 3's beta 5 update adds space bugs from the future and pirates

Galactic Civilization 3's beta 5 update adds space bugs from the future and pirates

Tights at the ready: Infinite Crisis launches on Steam

Tights at the ready: Infinite Crisis launches on Steam

Codemasters announce F1 2015, throw-in the 2014 season... almost like F1 2014 never happened

Codemasters announce F1 2015, throw-in the 2014 season... almost like F1 2014 never happened

Having Lots of Sex With Men in Videogames: Part Two

Coming Out On Top

Having Lots of Sex With Men in Videogames: Part Two

Pillars of Eternity is out now, so here's a dramatic launch trailer

Pillars of Eternity is out now, so here's a dramatic launch trailer

Half-Life 2 is getting a community-made patch tomorrow; updates visuals and squashes bugs

Half-Life 2 is getting a community-made patch tomorrow; updates visuals and squashes bugs

Alienware Alpha review: why you should wait for the real Steam Machine

Alienware Alpha review: why you should wait for the real Steam Machine

Hands on with the Dirty Bomb closed beta

Hands on with the Dirty Bomb closed beta

GOG reaffirms their refund policy:

GOG reaffirms their refund policy: "Hitting 'Buy' doesn't waive your rights"

The 101 Best Free PC Games

Free games

The 101 Best Free PC Games

Pillars of Eternity review

Pillars of Eternity review

Total War: Attila's Blood and Burning DLC trailer would make even Tarantino sweat

Total War: Attila's Blood and Burning DLC trailer would make even Tarantino sweat

Evolve's Behemoth monster adds some rock and roll to the hunt

Evolve's Behemoth monster adds some rock and roll to the hunt

Try your luck with Square Enix's Easter Surprise; five mystery Steam games for £3.99

Try your luck with Square Enix's Easter Surprise; five mystery Steam games for £3.99

Minecraft is being distributed to every secondary school in Northen Ireland, for free

Minecraft is being distributed to every secondary school in Northen Ireland, for free