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  • Summary: Minerva's Den is an all-new single-player focused downloadable game add-on for BioShock 2 that introduces new characters, locations and mystery to the world of Rapture.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. It's one hell of a trip from beginning to end and, by the end of its four-hour journey, will only make it tougher for you to wait two years for BioShock Infinite.
  2. Minerva's Den also offers a tightly wound narrative that is easy to digest and unlike any other tale told under the sea.
  3. Jan 5, 2011
    85
    This add-on's great pacing and memorable story are excellent reasons to return to Rapture.
  4. With its copious amounts of content and inspiring new setting, Minerva's Den provides a great reason to head back into Rapture City again.
  5. Solid, but not startling. [Issue#51, p.103]
  6. Some refreshing of the game's major mechanics or pacing could have spliced this DLC to the next level, but unfortunately its repetitive nature holds it back. If you are a sucker for Rapture lore, then Minerva's Den may yet be worth the $10.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
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  1. Sep 14, 2010
    9
    I usually don't like downloadable games very much, but I'm a Bioshcok sucker and could not resist. For the money, this game blows away some of the bigger full retail releases I've tried recently! GREAT game and an awesome addition to the Bioshock universe. It may not add much to the old Bioshock formula, but when it's already as good as it is you don't need to. Expand
  2. Nov 24, 2013
    9
    Minerva's Den sets the bar for what DLC should be. Not overpriced or just a couple of extra levels, but something that adds a lot to the game. It's a single-player DLC separate from the main game which follows the story of Subject Sigma, who has mysteriously been reactivated.

    In it the player explores a previously unseen area of Rapture called Minerva's Den. The DLC will take a few hours depending on your play-style. It assumes you've already played BioShock 2 when you start it.
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  3. May 25, 2012
    9
    This is a truly excellent example of what a DLC should offer - it fits perfectly with the franchise while offering a fresh experience. The great shame is that it shows the holes in bioshock 2. If bioshock 2 would have shown this kind of challenge and originality it would have been a ground breaking game - shame that we had to wait for a DLC to show what the developers could really do with the franchise Expand
  4. Nov 13, 2010
    7
    i wish they wouldn't have made it so hard. i played the game through on hard and while supplies were low and big sisiters got annoying i still had just enough if i did it right to make it through. in this however great of a dlc it is and as much as i enjoyed the new setting and side story i was constantly out of ammo completely. forced to use melee one hit at a time until i killed the big daddy or big sister that was mad at me. even rooms full of splicers and brutes waiting for precious drops of ammo or something, but no tons of pep bars and things of that nature. come one make it hard but not annoyingly impossible. great story and great new locations made it worth it tho. Expand