Bedlam is a permadeath post-apocalyptic roguelike built around the Banner Saga engine

Planetside 2 grows space pumpkins in today's update

Kickstarter games in 2014 will make less than half the amount they did last year, say analysts

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
Alienware - Game VictoriousNvidia Shield - Titanfall
Windows 9 is no more. Windows 10 is now a thing

Windows 10

Windows 9 is no more. Windows 10 is now a thing

Bedlam is a permadeath post-apocalyptic roguelike built around the Banner Saga engine

Bedlam is a permadeath post-apocalyptic roguelike built around the Banner Saga engine

Planetside 2 grows space pumpkins in today's update

Planetside 2 grows space pumpkins in today's update

Kickstarter games in 2014 will make less than half the amount they did last year, say analysts

Kickstarter games in 2014 will make less than half the amount they did last year, say analysts

Star Citizen's $55m won't turn into profit; all pre-launch funds to be

Star Citizen's $55m won't turn into profit; all pre-launch funds to be "spent on development"

Hearthstone expansion will shuffle 100 new cards into the game

Hearthstone expansion will shuffle 100 new cards into the game

Topic of the Week: What do you look for in a port?

Topic of the Week

Topic of the Week: What do you look for in a port?

Discover how to colonize, build and achieve victory in this Civilization: Beyond Earth trailer

Discover how to colonize, build and achieve victory in this Civilization: Beyond Earth trailer

EVE Online is altering the laws of physics to allow capital ships to fit through stargates

EVE Online is altering the laws of physics to allow capital ships to fit through stargates

You might find a ghost on your toilet in Sims 4 this month, and in your pools in November

You might find a ghost on your toilet in Sims 4 this month, and in your pools in November

Borderlands 2 explodes onto Linux and SteamOS; is also 75% off on Steam

Borderlands 2 explodes onto Linux and SteamOS; is also 75% off on Steam

Australian Steam store quietly removes

Australian Steam store quietly removes "Australia Tax" from Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor

How Train Fever made money for its most feverish players

Train Fever

How Train Fever made money for its most feverish players

Kickstart a first-person space strategy game inspired by Star Trek: Flagship

Kickstart a first-person space strategy game inspired by Star Trek: Flagship

War Thunder update 1.43 okays air-to-ground assaults in new arcade mode

War Thunder update 1.43 okays air-to-ground assaults in new arcade mode

EverQuest Next will let NPC groups roam the map and dynamically determine quests

EverQuest Next will let NPC groups roam the map and dynamically determine quests

Smite picks up another Roman god: green-fingered tree-chap Sylvanus

Smite picks up another Roman god: green-fingered tree-chap Sylvanus

Pathologic reaches Kickstarter target; new stretch goal could fund a

Pathologic reaches Kickstarter target; new stretch goal could fund a "small prequel"

Port Inspection: Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

Port Inspection: Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor

Watch Middle-Earth canon do backflips in Monolith's Shadow of Mordor trailer

Watch Middle-Earth canon do backflips in Monolith's Shadow of Mordor trailer

Say Hallow to Hearthstone's new Ranked Play Season card back

Say Hallow to Hearthstone's new Ranked Play Season card back

Cities Skylines gets down to to basics in infrastructure demo video

Cities Skylines gets down to to basics in infrastructure demo video

Dreamfall Chapters debuts on October 21st with its first episode: Reborn

Dreamfall Chapters debuts on October 21st with its first episode: Reborn