Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 34
  2. Negative: 1 out of 34
  1. 40
    What it gains on atmospherics, it lacks in gameplay and the story is uneven, saved only by a few brilliant scenes. [Issue#241]
User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 403 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 57
  2. Negative: 6 out of 57
  1. Mar 26, 2014
    10
    My goodness. Just when you think the game can't get any better, it does. If you enjoyed Bioshock 1, this DLC completely wraps everything up.My goodness. Just when you think the game can't get any better, it does. If you enjoyed Bioshock 1, this DLC completely wraps everything up. It explains all of the things you think you didn't quite understand with Infinite, and lots of things from Bioshock 1. They even explain the Vita-chambers.

    Seriously though, this is the kind of DLC that's justifiable. Bioshock Infinite with the added DLC is nothing short of a masterpiece. It takes the cake as my favorite of the Bioshock games.

    Pros: The story
    The atmosphere
    The cinematic gameplay (the directing and perspective work on this is amazing)
    Completely new type of game play. (Combat isn't necessary, you have to find other solutions to situations besides just hack and slash)
    The characters

    Cons:
    It's the end of Bioshock.

    Overall, the DLC provides a good 6 hours of extra game time, if you take the time to explore most of the areas to do some side questing. I think I missed some voxophone recordings, still. Also, if you plan on playing through an even harder mode, they have 1999 mode and an extra 1998 mode.

    I don't give many (if any) games this kind of score, but to me, it's definitely a 10/10.
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  2. Mar 25, 2014
    9
    Burial At Sea Episode 2 is easily the best DLC I have ever played. Unlike the first part of Burial At Sea, episode 2 focuses more on story. IBurial At Sea Episode 2 is easily the best DLC I have ever played. Unlike the first part of Burial At Sea, episode 2 focuses more on story. I won't spoil anything, but this DLC goes off constants and variables and connects BioShock and BioShock Infinite's universes. You play as Elizabeth instead of Booker in Burial At Sea Episode 2 and use more stealth. You get the skyhook, but can only knock back enemies as well as a few weapons and plasmids. The new weapon is the crossbow, which includes a noisemaker that distracts enemies, a poisonous gas one, and a tranquilizer dart. You also get the plasmid peeping Tom which makes you invisible. 1998 mode is also featured, which involves no killing and is similar in difficulty to 1999. Unfortunately, when you die it goes back to the auto save instead of being revived, the screen after every time you die gives interesting details. Overall, the gameplay is almost identical to BioShock Infinite, with a couple differences since Elizabeth isn't as strong as Booker. The DLC, like I said focuses on story and relates to BioShock and BioShock Infinite, so play this after you beat both games. The ending will leave you just as shocked and surprised as the ending of BioShock Infinite and if you loved the BioShock series, you will love this DLC. Full Review »
  3. Mar 28, 2014
    6
    I wanted to love this game, but had mixed feelings in the end.

    As usual, it has a terrific opening sequence. The gameplay is competent, but
    I wanted to love this game, but had mixed feelings in the end.

    As usual, it has a terrific opening sequence. The gameplay is competent, but nothing fantastic or ground-breaking. Rapture is as detailed and fun to explore as ever, but we have already been here a few times. And the game is lengthy enough, given the price, if you do take the time to explore (BaS pt. 1 took me about 2 hours, while this took a little over 6).

    My biggest problem with the game is that it feels more like a Bioshock 1 prequel than an expansion of Bioshock Infinite's story. The game focuses on filling in the plot holes of a 6+ year old game rather than addressing what unanswered questions you might have leftover from Infinite. It seems like it was made more for people who hold up Bioshock 1 as the gold standard, while those of us who preferred Infinite will probably find it disappointing.
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