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8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 98 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 72 out of 98
  2. Negative: 7 out of 98

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  1. 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.
  2. Feb 8, 2014
    6
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I love how Rapture looks here: so vibrant, so beautiful; so dark, yet so colorful. This is what I wanted after the main game: revisiting Rapture with both the heroes Booker and Elizabeth. The first level where you explore the city is a delight. There´s a ton of visual style here and there, and there´s a ton of dialogue between the citizens, something I enjoy in the writing of video games; and the game does start up strong, with your traditional noire setting about a detective helping out lady about a case, and even offers some fan service with the returning presence of the crazy Sander Cohen... But after I got to the gameplay, I was disappointed at the result. It´s just the same shooting mechanic from the campaign except it has mediocre stealth sections and barely anything new to the game. You do get the Radar Range weapon and the Old Man´s Winter power, but that´s about it: the supposed "Plasmids" are just the same Vigors from the campaign (c´mon, not even Incinerate!), there was nothing new done to the gameplay... And the ENDING! It was so dumb and ridiculous, I couldn´t help but facepalm at the embarrassment. It´s like if the writers were so wrapped up at the praise they were given for the ending for Bioshock Infinite that they thought they could do it again by coming up with something this silly. Now, I don´t mind this "quality over quantity" idea, because I do feel that the story and characters can fix that up, but with an ending like that, the DLC just got destroyed for me. I feel like giving it a 6 only for the visual style, the opening setup, and some of the dialogue. I only hope that Episode 2 can do better. Expand
  3. Nov 17, 2013
    7
    Burial at Sea is a middling piece of DLC. It gives you around two hours of new content and as well as another interesting piece of the overall Bioshock Infinite story puzzle. The underwater city of Rapture now looks beautiful with the spit and polish of the Infinite engine. That said, the package feels a little rushed and short on truly substantial highlights. And the 15 Dollar price pointBurial at Sea is a middling piece of DLC. It gives you around two hours of new content and as well as another interesting piece of the overall Bioshock Infinite story puzzle. The underwater city of Rapture now looks beautiful with the spit and polish of the Infinite engine. That said, the package feels a little rushed and short on truly substantial highlights. And the 15 Dollar price point is too high for two hours of very familiar content. Good but not quite great, then. Expand
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. 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.
  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 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