BioShock 2: Minerva's Den Xbox 360

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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: 9 out of 12
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  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. It is a similar gameplay experience to the sequel title, but with an even more intriguing plot than reuniting with your daughter was. While gameplay won't feel original, the engineered and technology-run world will.
  3. At 800 MS points it's a bargain; with its gripping story, engaging new characters and fun new weapons, Minerva's Den is a product the late Andrew Ryan would most assuredly approve of.
  4. Minerva's Den also offers a tightly wound narrative that is easy to digest and unlike any other tale told under the sea.
  5. With its copious amounts of content and inspiring new setting, Minerva's Den provides a great reason to head back into Rapture City again.
  6. Moving, melancholy, and even a bit hopeful, it's a true stunner; don't be surprised if it leaves you a little teary-eyed.
  7. 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. Oct 27, 2015
    10
    Best thing about Bioshock 2, with a great twist, using all the elements we love from Bioshock 1, and this DLC makes up for the Bioshock 2'sBest thing about Bioshock 2, with a great twist, using all the elements we love from Bioshock 1, and this DLC makes up for the Bioshock 2's main game being slow (apart from the ending). Expand
  2. Dec 7, 2012
    9
    Bioshock 2: Minerva's Den is an above par DLC/add-on that is fun, mysterious and brilliant all at the same time. Though not as good as theBioshock 2: Minerva's Den is an above par DLC/add-on that is fun, mysterious and brilliant all at the same time. Though not as good as the original Bioshock, it is still as good as the second instalment. Expand
  3. Sep 13, 2010
    9
    If you liked Bioshock 2, you'll certainly like Minerva's Den. Solid story, fun new weapons, and interesting new plasmids. I don't usually buyIf you liked Bioshock 2, you'll certainly like Minerva's Den. Solid story, fun new weapons, and interesting new plasmids. I don't usually buy DLC, but I purchased this on a whim and wasn't disappointed. Expand
  4. Nov 19, 2010
    9
    When it comes to DLC, this is one of the best game add-ons I've ever purchased. The story is superb, and the experience is every bit asWhen it comes to DLC, this is one of the best game add-ons I've ever purchased. The story is superb, and the experience is every bit as enjoyable as Bioshock 1 and 2. Expand
  5. Sep 8, 2010
    8
    After completing the main game and learning there was no backtracking available, I was pumped for the add on content for Bioshock 2. Now,After completing the main game and learning there was no backtracking available, I was pumped for the add on content for Bioshock 2. Now, after playing Minerva's Den, I can say that if you liked the main game, you'll thoroughly enjoy this DLC. With a new weapon, the Ion Cannon and a new plasmid, the Gravity Well (which is very fun by the way), the add on content makes you feel like it was an addition to the game, not just a "deleted scene". The only negative is that we've lost all connections with familiar characters. No more Delta!
    However, I did greatly enjoy this DLC and think if you enjoyed the main game, you will love this!
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