2K and Bethesda team up for a sweet bundle

Just in case you missed them the first time around, 2K and Bethesda are releasing a pair of modern classics in one package. The original BioShock and The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion will be made available together for just $40 on Xbox 360 or $30 for PC on July 7.

Sounds like a great deal, but shame on you if you own an Xbox 360 and haven’t already played these titles. We’re talking about 2 of the top 5 highest rated Xbox 360 games. Not to mention a combined 80 game of the year awards from numerous publications.

From a business standpoint, 2K and Bethesda have to know that their masterpieces are so critically acclaimed that a good many traditional gamers have already played both games. I suppose they’re counting on more recent Xbox 360 purchasers to make this a profitable endeavor. Whether this package sells or not, the BioShock/Oblivion bundle is a nice reminder that traditional genres can still produce outstanding experiences.