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Watch BioShock's breathtaking first 14 minutes, remastered

Go to Rapture for the first time, all over again

Owen S. Good is a longtime veteran of video games writing, well known for his coverage of sports and racing games.

It's impossible to wipe your memory and go back and truly experience, for the first time, BioShock's iconic opening and supremely intense on-boarding missions. A high-definition remaster will have to suffice.

Here are the first 14 minutes of the original BioShock, updated for modern consoles, which is part of the BioShock: The Collection, coming Sept. 13 to PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One.

Host GhostRobo, playing at 2K Games' Novato, Calif. headquarters, calls out some updates and differences — such as the bioluminescent jellyfish on approach to Rapture that weren't in the original game. Sharp-eyed BioShock fans should be able to spot other subtle differences.

But high-def or low-def, it's damn impressive to see that introduction to Big Daddy's power all over again, drilling through that wretch's guts and then jamming him through a grate for hitting Little Sister.

BioShock: The Collection includes all three games — this 2010's BioShock 2 and 2013's BioShock Infinite — in full current-generation presentation. All downloadable content from the original series is also included. Director's commentary videos with creator Ken Levine and host Geoff Keighley will also be featured.

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