BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea Episode 1

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Customer notes

Requires BioShock Infinite (base game) to use this DLC


Come back to Rapture in a story that brings Booker and Elizabeth to the underwater city on the eve of its fall from grace. Developed by Irrational Games, the studio behind 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. The combat experience has been rebalanced and reworked with a greater emphasis on stealth and resource management to give the player a combat experience that merges the best parts of BioShock and BioShock Infinite. It includes a new weapon, an old favorite weapon from the original BioShock as well as the return of the weapon wheel, a new Plasmid, new Gear and Tears.

This pack is included in the BioShock Infinite Season Pass and will contain new Achievements.

Customer reviews


Short, sweet and a little overpriced

0aky | May 31, 2014 | See all 0aky's reviews »

My review originally for Metacritic

The dlc is great not as good as the full game but still great. It tell a short but sweet story with a very nice twist at the end that sheds new light on the characters we know and love from the full game.

As it is so short though the asking price is a little high if bought on its own but as part of the season pass it is well worth even if just so that you get the story leading up to episode 2 which is amazing by the way.



MarkDeejay | April 16, 2014 | See all MarkDeejay's reviews »

At last. The return of the Big Daddies. Burial At Sea is a short, but sweet experience that's not worth the asking price. It would be an awesome deal if it were about €7-8, but since they ask twice as much for it I would suggest to wait for a discount or to buy the season pass which is a lot cheaper. The world of Rapture has been successfully recreated with the Bioshock Infinite engine. Everything looks really sharp and clean and it's amazing to see the world of Rapture before its downfall. The story is truly interesting, but the whole experience is so short (it only last a few hours) that you can't help but feel disappointed. It would've been so much better if it were only a couple of hours longer. The action scenes feel too short and the story feels a bit too rushed. Which is a shame because it has yet another cool twist. That, and the fact that you get to battle a Big Daddy. Let's just see what episode 2 brings us.


Get it with the season pass.

TETfromLondon | Jan. 16, 2014 | See all TETfromLondon's reviews »

This DLC is a great reminder of the previous games from the franchise. It brings back many of the gameplay features from them, such as the huge arsenal of weapons. The DLC feels like something that's worth owning rather than a cash in because it allows you to see Rapture before it became ruined by splicers, which the previous games didn't do. There are also many more familiar features returning such as the Big Daddies and little sisters. It also sees the return of Booker and Elizabeth, who are still just as well voice acted and animated. The DLC looks just as good as the main game, and the story is still very well written. I recommend this to any fan of the franchise.


A short But spectacular story.

brenker99 | Jan. 4, 2014 | See all brenker99's reviews »

As a Fan of the previous Bioshocks, It was truly magnificent to see Rapture as its Best. But a 2~4 hours gameplay doesn't worth the 15$ this DLC cost. I finished the DLC in about 3 hours, and i searched Every corner. The story itself is really good. well to sum up. Story 6/10 (it could be 10/10 if they wouldn't have made it a 3 hours play time) Its not less because the story is really good.

Gameplay is exactly like the regular Bioshock, so if you got that you know how the gameplay works. (9/10) Anyhow, like any other comment ever made to this DLC, I would recommend buying the Season pass and not the DLC alone.


A return to the past - and all too brief a return indeed.

icole8 | Dec. 21, 2013 | See all icole8's reviews »

Burial at Sea: Episode 1 brings you back to Rapture at the very end of its glory days, starring (again) Booker, along with a seemingly older and more mature Elizabeth.

The story was fascinating, and definitely something to enjoy - but it left more questions than answers. Why was Elizabeth in Rapture? Why was she looking for Sally? Why hire Booker and not go alone? Thankfully, this is only the first half of a whole - perhaps Episode 2 will provide the answers craved.

It was also somewhat too short - 2 hours and a bit more of gameplay is not quite something one expects to pay 14.99 USD for, while the Rapture variant of the Skyhook seems a strange decision to include; it stuck out like a sore tongue, and perhaps a return to the wrench (or an entirely new melee weapon) would have been a better idea. Respawning enemies in previously-cleared areas was also somewhat annoying.

Should you buy it? Well, I'd say yes - but get it discounted, whether you buy the episodes separately or all in one go via the season pass.