Bioshock 2 Rapture Edition was produced in limited quantities, sitting in between the standard edition release and the premium Bioshock 2 Collector’s Edition. It doesn’t include all the extra content of the more expensive pack but it offers fans of the series a little extra without breaking the budget.
Included in the Rapture Edition is a standard copy of Bioshock 2 complete with instruction manual. Accompanying the game is a 91-page hard-cover official artbook titled Deco Devolution: The Art of BioShock 2 Official Artbook. The artbook is the highlight of the limited edition featuring a behind-the-scenes look at concept artwork and notes from the developers. Spanning a range of elements found in the game, looking at the citizens of Rapture, weapons, user interface, the Big Daddies and Sisters, ads displayed in game and the credits.
There’s plenty to look at and read to immerse yourself into, providing an interesting and surprising read at how some things in Bioshock 2 came to be. Holding the game and artbook together is a holographic foil outer cardboard box. Everything slides into place and given the snug fit, it doesn’t occupy much room in a video game collection. The cardboard will wear down if you don’t look after it so take good care of your Rapture Edition to keep it in top shape for years to come.
The Bioshock 2 Rapture Edition originally came shrink-wrapped, so keep that in mind if you’re looking for a sealed copy. Rarity wise, it isn’t particularly expensive or hard to find as it only represented a mild upgrade over the standard edition release. It isn’t the most comprehensive collectible but it definitely provides you with a value for money extra worth taking a look at.
Contents: Bioshock 2 Game, Bioshock 2 Instruction Manual, Bioshock 2 Rapture Edition Limited Edition Outer Cardboard Sleeve, Deco Devolution: The Art of BioShock 2 Official Artbook
- Developer: 2K Marin, 2K China, Feral Interactive
- Publisher: 2K Games
- Platform: Microsoft Xbox 360, Sony PlayStation 3, Windows PC
- Genre(s): First-Person Shooter. Survival Horror
- Release Date(s): (INT) February 9th 2010, (JP) March 4th 2010
- Release Price: N/A