Explore Rapture's enigmatic technology centre, Minerva's Den, in an adventure that takes you to the core of The Thinker, the supercomputer that controls every system in the city. Unravel the mysterious past of its inventor and the tragic secrets concealed by the all-knowing machine he created.Read full description
Minerva's Den DLC requires BioShock 2 version 1.3. Please see this FAQ for more details.
It knows: The greatest mind in Rapture needs you.
Explore Rapture's enigmatic technology centre, Minerva's Den, in an adventure that takes you to the core of The Thinker, the supercomputer that controls every system in the city. Unravel the mysterious past of its inventor and the tragic secrets concealed by the all-knowing machine he created.
Play as a Big Daddy, Subject Sigma, in this self-contained story set in the doomed underwater city of Rapture.
Face off against Fiery Brute and Wintry Houdini splicers as well as the Lancer, the most advanced Big Daddy ever produced by Rapture's genetic engineers.
Expand your combat abilities with the chaotic Gravity Well Plasmid and the experimental Ion Laser gun.
Scour every corner of Minerva's Den for hidden diary entries that reveal The Thinker's story...
While of average length for a DLC, Minerva's Den is notable because it takes the best parts of Bioshock 2 (and even Bioshock 1 in some regards) and blends them together in a wonderful fashion. If you were left wanting for more at the end of the main game or felt that Rapture needed a new, different story and a more innovative design, this DLC will be right up your alley. The storyline is excellent, more than living up to the Bioshock standard and has actually a good ending for a citizen of Rapture (I won't give out anymore than this, since I highly recommend you play this for yourself), the gameplay is mostly the same as in the main game, but feels more polished (there's a few new enemies, guns and abilities) and the antagonist is reminiscent of the first game's villains. This is one of the best DLC I've ever played and I wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone.
Minerva's den is just perfect for anyone looking for extra single player content from Bioshock 2. I know I did because the ending of Bioshock 2 left me wanting for more gameplay. Basically, Minerva's Den is about curing the ADAM sickness. The whole dlc took me about two hours to complete but it was very fun due to how different it was from the base game. For instance, many of the guns you may pick up are upgraded differently. You no longer automatically get guns upgraded at how you upgraded them. You also get a new gun, the ion laser which is useful depending on certain enemies and a gravity-based plasmid. Overall, despite the shortness of the dlc, it was very fun and enjoyable to finish!
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