Reviews for BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea Episode 2
The ending we got, not what we deservedvipe_1 | Dec. 4, 2014 | See all vipe_1's reviews »
BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea Episode 2 wraps up the Bioshock, and most notably Rapture world for developer Irrational Games. This DLC is a slick work of art that is undeniably well made, and stands up on its own merit. That being said, it's not for everyone, as the impact on the Bioshock story is massive and runs over what you know with a bulldozer.
Since this is a continuation of Part 1, I expect that buyers are well acquainted with the Graphics, Sound and gameplay of this game. You know by now that the Rapture you knew is not present here, as familiar items, Plasmids and weapons don't exist.
So, from a story standpoint, how does this game fare? From a personal perspective, it feel wrong. Massive revelations feel like someone took what was already known and desperately attempted to connect the dots to the past, trivializing the most important parts of Bioshock and jamming Infinite as far as possible into the original story. Performances are terrific, but ultimately disappointing as an unsatisfying DLC lays waste to a unbelievable series.
Fans of the series should play this, but may wish they hadn't.
The dlc we have always wanted0aky | May 31, 2014 | See all 0aky's reviews »
My review originally for Metacritic
This is the dlc that all Bioshock fans really wanted at six hours it is as long as some full games but unlike most other games at that length it is amazing.
The shoot everything you see game play from the full game and episode one has been replaced by a stealth orientated game play that is really fun thanks to small things like the looking through walls and invisibility plasmids and the new crossbow with different types of bolt that need to be used widely as would will other wise run out.
But the real reason you would buy this dlc is for the story and conclusion. The story leading up to the end is great taking you back to Colombia at one point and giving you more information on both of the world's and the things that inhabit those worlds. But the best part of the story is the end which I will let you experience for yourselves just know it is truly amazing and a great way to close the franchise.
A great experimental DLC, tarnished by Infinite's muddled storyPOOTDISPENSER | April 19, 2014 | See all POOTDISPENSER's reviews »
It's the final piece of the Burial at Sea (or Infinite, or whatever) universe. You pick up where you left off, as Elizabeth this time. Burial at Sea Part 2 introduces gameplay very reminiscent of the previous Bioshock games, and it is enjoyable to sneak around, set traps and knock people out as a change of pace.
I never got around the mind-boggling story, and I'll probably never will. What I found in this DLC is the bold and successful experimental leap forward in terms of gameplay.
Watch how the Bioshock story wraps up!Pradlik | April 12, 2014 | See all Pradlik's reviews »
Burial at Sea Episode 2 really compensates for the previous part in many ways. Firstly, as you most probably already know, you play as Elizabeth, which brings the new stealth element to the Bioshock series. Though worried a bit, I was absolutely amazed how much fun it was also thanks to the new Vigor/Plasmid Peeping Tom, which grants invisibility and ability to see enemies through walls and the crossbow for sleeping and gas darts. The environments are just as good as with all previous Bioshock titles, simply wonderfully designed and you must admire them in Rapture, Columbia or also in another famous city you'll be visiting in this episode. Finally the story. No spoilers, don't worry - I'm just gonna say it perfectly connects the whole Bioshock franchise together with meeting plenty of old returning characters - this is also the most important part of my review: the above mentioned makes it the best video-game story ever! If you haven't played the previous parts, grab them, because there isn't three games and two story DLCs with better story out there. For Bioshock fans - grab the Season pass to save some bucks and don't hesitate to try this, even if you were disappointed by the previous Burial at Sea.
One of the best DLC on the marketCavalieroscuro | April 1, 2014 | See all Cavalieroscuro's reviews »
Burial at Sea Episode 2 (with Episode 1 too), is one of the best DLC ever released. Yes, maybe the price is high (but you can spare some dollars by buying the season pass), but you will obtain about 9 hours of great addictional content, almost a brand new campaign that will fill the plot holes between Infinite and Bioshock 1.
1998 mode is a great thing. Basically in this mode you must compelte the DLC using onlly your crossbow and three plasmids, by avoiding any kills.
The game is simply great: if you loved Bioshock 1 and Infinite, is a must because is the TRUE ending of the saga.