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10 best video game compilations available to play

Almost every video game released these days is part of a pre-established franchise, and not everyone has the time to keep up with every game in the series all the time. This is where official video game compilations made by developers come in handy, as they combine all of the games in the series (or some specific games) into a convenient package. These compilations are useful in the sense that they allow you to buy multiple games at once and also save buyers a lot of money.

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Plus, in many cases, these builds come with remastered versions of the original games, making them a fantastic deal for gamers. Below are some of the best video game collections available in the market.

8 BioShock: the collection

BioShock The Collection poster featuring the lighthouse and underwater town of Rapture

The first two Bio-shock The games revolve around the underwater city of Rapture, a unique setting and at the same time one of the scariest in the history of horror games. The third game, Infinite, although a mostly standalone story is still thematically tied to previous games. With their incredible first-person gameplay and well-written storytelling, games are a must-have. BioShock: the collection is a collection of all three games containing all single player content, remastered in 1080p.

7 Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection

Uncharted The Nathan Drake Collection poster featuring a Nathan Drake silhouette

Unexplored is one of the many flagship titles available on Playstation, and a fan favorite series by all definitions. Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection is a compilation of the first three games in the series in remastered form, following the adventures of titular hero Nathan Drake, made exclusively for the PS4.

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Naughty Dog is the original developer of Unexplored, but this collection was developed by Bluepoint Games, which also remastered other games such as The shadow of the colossus.

6 Halo: The Master Chief Collection

poster of Halo The Master Chief Collection with Master Chief's helmet and images from other games

Halo is arguably the biggest and most famous title available on Xbox, not to mention one of the oldest and best video game franchises. Seeing how it has a rich history of games that are considered classics by many, it made sense that they were compiled together, which is exactly what the aptly named Master Chief Collection is. The MCC contains Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary (a remake of the original game) and remasters of all the others Halo game excluding Halo 5. This is best for people who want to get started with the Halo franchise or even for returning fans.

5 Mass Effect: Legendary Edition

Mass Effect Legendary Edition poster featuring the main characters and Commander Shepard's helmet

The Mass Effect The series has a reputation in the gaming community as a fantastic sci-fi RPG series, and the first three games revolving around Commander Shepard are considered the best in the series. Mass Effect: Legendary Edition released in 2021 and features 4K remastered editions of the first three games and is the best introduction to the franchise for new players.

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The work done on the first game was more extensive than the other two, in particular, a new HUD was designed in addition to many other changes.

4 The orange box

The Orange Box poster with Half-Life's Gordon Freeman and Team Fortress 2 Heavy

The Valve games produced in the 2000s are all more iconic than the next, and The orange box compiles some of them into a nifty little package. The games included are Half Life 2, extensions Episode one and Episode two, Portal, and Team Fortress 2. Half-Life 2 was already a big hit at the time of this compilation pack’s release, but the first Portal The game will also make a name for itself and is one of the best short games to play on PC. Team Fortress 2 is still played daily by thousands of people online.

3 Devil May Cry Collection HD

Devil May Cry HD Collection poster featuring the main character Dante

The The devil can cry The series follows the adventures of the demon hunter Dante and features some of the most elegant and sophisticated fights in video games. While the latest entries (such as DMC 5) would suit those looking for a modern experience better, the early games from the early 2000s have their own charm and also provide valuable story context.

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Devil May Cry Collection HD combines the first three games in the series – The devil can cry, The devil may cry 2, and The devil can cry 3 Special edition.

2 Mafia: Trilogy

photo of the Mafia trilogy with the posters of the three Mafia games

The Mafia the games are not only some of the best gangster games for the PS5, but overall some of the best games ever made when it comes to this particular genre. Taking place over three distinct time periods, the games explore the world of the chic criminal underworld with incredible depth, while telling memorable, cinematic stories. Mafia: Trilogy combines the three games that the series has to offer, with Mafia: definitive edition being a complete remake of the original game and remasters in the case of the other entries.

1 Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection

Assassin's Creed The Ezio Collection poster featuring Ezio Auditore da Firenze

There are 12 main installments in the Assassin’s Creed franchise, which is a lot for a series that has only been around for 14 years. Over the course of so many games, many different playable characters have been introduced, but Ezio and the games featuring him have their own reputations. In terms of storytelling ability, the Ezio Trilogy – Assassin’s Creed II, Brotherhood, and Revelations – is undefeated and considered by many to be the best in the series.

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