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BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea - Episode One

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Based on 33 critic reviews
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Available on:PCNov 12, 2013

Developer: Irrational Games

Publisher: 2K Games

Genre: First-Person Shooter

Come back to Rapture in a story that brings Booker and Elizabeth to the underwater city on the eve of its fall from grace. Developed by Irrational Games, the studio behind the original BioShock and BioShock Infinite, this DLC features Rapture as you’ve never seen it before—a shining jewel at the bottom of the ocean, built almost entirely from scratch in the BioShock Infinite engine. The combat experience has been rebalanced and reworked with a greater emphasis on stealth and resource management to give the player a combat experience that merges the best parts of BioShock and BioShock Infinite. It includes a new weapon, an old favorite weapon from the original BioShock as well as the return of the weapon wheel, a new Plasmid, new Gear and Tears. Explore the city when it was at the height of its beauty, meet some old “friends,” and make some new ones, all through the eyes of Booker DeWitt. Why are Booker and Elizabeth in Rapture? What was the city like before everything fell to pieces? The answers to these questions and more will be found in BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea – Episode 1.

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7 / 10

And, of course, it takes us back to Rapture, one of gaming's most compelling spaces, where we can draw expansive parallels between its present and its past and feel clever for connecting the dots. How heavily invested you are in Irrational's artistry will ultimately determine how much you get out of this slender expansion.

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7 / 10.0
Ryan McCaffrey

Part 1 of BioShock Infinite's story-centric DLC returns to Rapture but doesn't give you long to enjoy it.

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PC Gamer

74 / 100
PC Gamer

Burial at Sea, Episode One is good but not essential - the only piece of BioShock story content you could say that about.

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Game Informer

8 / 10.0
Game Informer

The mystery of how these characters fit into this setting is the big draw, but don't expect a complete answer until the second (and final) episode hits

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