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  • Summary: Come back to Rapture in a story that finds Booker and Elizabeth on the eve of the underwater city's fall from grace. Developed by Irrational Games, the developer of 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. Gameplay has been modified to give the player an original BioShock combat experience that merges the best parts of BioShock and BioShock Infinite: new weapons, new Plasmids/Vigors, Tears, Sky-Lines, and Big Daddies. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Nov 20, 2013
    90
    If you love Bioshock and the price of this expansion is the only thing keeping you from playing Burial At Sea, then I highly suggest you purchase the season pass
  2. Nov 29, 2013
    80
    Burial at Sea might be a challenger for the best-ever narrative-based DLC yet presented to the gaming community at large. It carries on the legacy of all Levine’s games, and Infinite’s in particular by delivering a strong story with a devastatingly stunning blow at the end.
  3. Nov 14, 2013
    78
    An excellent side/future plot to Infinite, Burial At Sea is a must for all true Bioshock fans. I don't think it is as accomplished as Minerva's Den and both the story and gameplay feels highly compacted.
  4. 75
    While short, Burial at Sea - Episode One is still an enjoyable jaunt through one of gaming's most iconic locations. Bring on Episode 2.
  5. Apr 2, 2014
    75
    Burial at Sea - Episode 1 is Columbia's characters first approach to Rapture. There are plenty of interesting things at an argumental level - although you won't be losing anything of the main story if you don't play them. The visual impact keeps the level of the main game, but it is unnacceptable that the Spanish dubbing was worn out. It doesn't offer many hours, which could work to the detriment of buying it individually.
  6. Nov 11, 2013
    70
    The story isn’t ruined for sticking to the same playbook, but its impact is certainly diminished.
  7. 70
    You would think that borrowing elements from two of the greatest games in the last decade would make for one awesome experience, and while it feels mesmerizing, it doesn’t live up to either predecessor.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Mar 27, 2014
    10
    Great sequel to infinite, Rapture at his best, a look back at the great characters we saw in the first game , great story as always but the gameplay it's a little too boring such as in infinite. Expand
  2. Nov 13, 2013
    10
    you know a DLC i successful when it accomplishes to keep the player interested in the environment while exploring and following the storyline, and that's exactly what this DLC accomplishes. in my opinion this DLC is the best DLC of 2013 hell even since 2010 (Fallout 3 DLC), to me it is amazing to finally be exploring the secrets of Rapture with a catching story and of cause our "oh, so beloved" Elizabeth". Of cause there is the economic site of the matter, this DLC cost about Dollar 14,95 which isn't cheap BUT with no doubt worth it! i recommend buying the season pass for not many Dollars more that the single DLC. The season pass will include all of the already released DLC for Bioshock: Infinite, as well as Burial at sea part 1 AND Burial at sea part 2. SO if you are a fan of the original bioshock (or Bioshock 2) you will with no doubt have a very satisfying, joyful and nostalgic time playing this DLC. a lot of you guys might think 10 is a little too much for this DLC, but on thing is sure, 7,7 (current user score) is not even close to being enough for Burial at sea Expand
  3. Nov 14, 2013
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This add-on is amazing, i love how you get to explore rapture once again, but now when the utopia shines. The favorite part was of course the ending. Seeing how Comstock and Booker unite to one and how the lutece twins play a part in this magnificent add-on is just one of the good things. Can't wait for episode 2, great job Irrational Games! Expand
  4. Nov 17, 2013
    9
    As the add-on to one of the best first person shooter of the year, Bioshock Infinite Burial at Sea Episode One plays out as the original game set in Rapture, and does not fail at doing so. The DLC impresses at trying to come back with the spirit of the utopia in the ocean, however adding some of the Infinite's techniques and crafts to make the gameplay more familiar, even if not innovative.

    As much similar to other Ken Levine's pieces, Burial at Sea presents an amazing story, making the player think about everything he had seen of the franchise, Rapture now looks stunning and much more alive than in the first game showing the creator's touch for imagination. However throughout the short 90 minute gameplay it is easier to compare to a new location for Infinte's story than to capture the very tense climax of Bioshock 1, showing a more accelerated pace for action encounters, while trying to keep the scavenging, creepy mood while looking around.

    There's yet much more to come from Episode Two, but so far it is mostly a win for a short, story centered-nostalgic moment to add to Bioshock Infinite
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  5. Dec 27, 2013
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This was Exactly what I wanted and/or expected. Anyone wanting a new GAME for $15 will be dissapointed. However i just wanted to explore Rapture before the fall. And this they succeded in. I was actually disappointed when they let me "Arm" up, and play. I would have paid $15 to just walk around and experience the world. Anyone looking for more will probably be dissapointed, but if you love Bioshock and its universe, u must buy this Add-On. Expand
  6. Aug 23, 2014
    8
    Just an overall fantastic experience to be able to return to Rapture again in this great story DLC. Its oozing with atmosphere and they've done a fantastic job of recreating a lively Rapture. My only complaint is that perhaps the story isnt as interesting as it could be. I spent a great deal of time walking around checking everything out, admiring the views and looking for collectables and it took about 2.5hrs to finish this DLC. If you focused solely on the story though you could probably wrap it up within 1.5hrs. Its short, but its very very sweet. Expand
  7. Nov 13, 2013
    6
    This was not a bad DLC. But it is disappointing. No spoilers, it is basically the main game, w/ splicer skins. It only lasted two hours and really wasn't value added at all. It also cost $15 ($10 W/ season pass) but still not worth it. It played as well as the main game. Maybe when the others chapters come out, it will be better. Expand

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