The BioShock Infinite Season Pass includes both episodes of Burial At Sea. The first of which is mediocre, but the second is excellent. So an average of "decent" isn't too shabby for under £4! Thanks again, jaystan.
"I finished the episode with most of the hidden items under my belt in just over four hours, which in addition to the three hours of Episode 1, feels like a fair return for the season pass’ asking price," Brendan explained in his Bioshock Infinite: Burial at Sea Episode 2 Review. "The gameplay and AI feels stripped down, but this is all about tying up the loose ends. As we’ve come to expect with every Bioshock game, the final revelations are nothing short of breathtaking and every shot from last few minutes is framed so beautifully that you’ll want it on your wall. Irrational Games, you will be missed."
According to a new rumour-slash-leak, next month's free Games With Gold have been revealed for Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
If true, BioShock Infinite and Tomb Raider will both be free on Xbox 360 throughout March for Xbox Live Gold Members. Lara will take the first shift until March 15th, at which point Booker takes over for the rest of the month.
Meanwhile, on Xbox One, Rayman Legends will be free to download all March long, while #IDARB will remain free.
No official confirmation yet, but expect it soon. According to a purported screengrab of Microsoft's internal ExpertZone site, we'll also get double the number of Xbox Live Games With Gold in April, which suggests that Microsoft are trying to up their game and compete with PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection. Here's hoping.
Bioshock Infinite's season pass is an essential purchase for series fans and the £3.31/$4.99 price-tag is one of the best prices we've seen. Yes, this is on a Mac store, but the download is PC Steam compatible.
The season pass includes the excellent Burial at Sea episodes that sees you playing as Elizabeth in the infamous underwater city of Rapture. For series fans, it's just pure gold. You can read my review of Episode 2 here. The pass also includes the arena DLC and a few in-game bonuses for the main game. The main draw though is this unique trip to Rapture in it's prime before the splicers ripped it apart. Chilling and beautiful in equal measure.
Thanks to jaystan.
Looking for a cheap package holiday to Columbia? Wait, no, not the country. The floating city brought to life by impossible science.
You'll need to collect in store to avoid paying postage. Definitely check out our BioShock Infinite review, but don't dally as stocks may be limited. Thanks ABrune!
ShopTo are holding a massive sale today if you hadn't realised already, and Bioshock Infinite is now just £4.85 on PS3/Xbox 360.
Though perhaps not quite as breathtaking as the original game, Bioshock Infinite still has a lot going for it as one of the most thought-provoking FPS titles of the last generation, and it's super cheap right now.
Bioshock Infnite is now impossible to ignore for £6.85. and to think we reularly spend over £30 on games on release, only for them to fall to this price. Maybe I should work on 'the pile' a bit before picking up the likes of Witcher III and Batman. Yeah, like that's going to happen.
With one of the most talked about stories in years, Bioshock Infinite deserves a place in any gamer's collection. The roller coaster-like rails to move around the sky-high city are fantastic fun to use as you and Elizabeth try to escape the mad clutches of Comstock and the Songbird. Elizabeth herself is a great character as her powers to pull items through dimensional tears, lockpicking and looting all come in handy. Fans of Rapture may want to check out the Burial at Sea DLC too.
Thanks to oUkTuRkEyIII.
Perhaps not quite as breathtaking as the original game, Bioshock Infinite still has a lot going for it as one of the most thought-provoking FPS titles of the last generation, and it's super cheap on Xbox 360 right now. Cheers martic!
The big highlight from today's offerings on Gamersgate comes in the form of several bundles for some of 2K's biggest franchises. First up is a repeat of the Civilization V bundle from earlier this week, while second on the list is the BioShock Triple Pack containing all three main entries in the series. The third bundle brings XCOM: Enemy Unknown and its Enemy Within expansion together, and the fourth provides the GOTY Editions of Borderlands 1 & 2.
Admittedly, some bundles are more of a bargain than others, and there's a chance for better savings in the coming Christmas sales, but these are still attractive prices if you've yet to play any of these games.
If the entire BioShock series has somehow passed you by, Steam are willing to let you have the entire trilogy with change for a Tenner. The superlative original game still stands tall with its compelling setting and fearsome twist, while 2K Marin's sequel was arguably redundant yet hit hard with a more emotional storyline. Infinite... well, speaking personally, I was riveted for the duration but the more I think about it, the less I like it. Still worth playing, though, so you can wade into debating its ambitious plot and moaning about its rubbish tower defence bit. Thanks to jaystan @ HUKD!
On another personal note, I'd highly recommend picking up the Minerva's Den DLC for BioShock 2. It's fantastic.
I tried to pick out the best deal for the Bioshock games in Steam's ludicrous summer sale and decided I better just list them all in a roundup for you. There are deals for the entire trilogy or Bioshock Infinite, the DLC Season Pass and more.
One for you Mac owners out there today. We know you like awkwardness and faff (being Mac owners), so this deal is actually in dollars, but it is damn cheap. With one of the most talked about stories in years, Bioshock Infinite deserves a place in any gamer's collection. The roller coaster-like rails to move around the sky-high city are fantastic fun to use as you and Elizabeth try to escape the mad clutches of Comstock and the Songbird. Elizabeth herself is a great character as her powers to pull items through dimensional tears, lockpicking and looting all come in handy. Fans of Rapture may want to check out the Burial at Sea DLC too.
Thanks to kofiaa at HotUkDeals.
Platforms: PS3 (reviewed) | Xbox 360 | PC
Developer: Irrational Games
Here it is then, the final piece of Irrational and Ken Levine’s adventures with the Bioshock series. With Levine’s decision to close down the studio, the only Bioshock content we’ll be seeing in the future is if 2K decides to put a new team together and go on ahead without the game’s inspirational creative lead. Today though, we’re here to see how Irrational bow out on one of the most respected legacies in gaming.
To fully appreciate everything that Bioshock Infinite: Burial at Sea - Episode 2 has to offer, you really need to have completed not only Episode 1 and Infinite, but also the original two Bioshock games. Gameplay innovations are thin on the ground here, but Burial at Sea carries on where it left off by serving as a tribute to the fans and a link between the worlds of Columbia and the underwater city of Rapture.
Instead of hopping into the boots of yet another version of Booker/Comstock, you find yourself popping on the heels of Elizabeth as she tries to track down Suchong for Atlas (from Bioshock 1) who is holding Sally (the Little Sister from Episode 1) hostage. Elizabeth is travelling alone, but frequently speaks with Booker on the radio. Well, a version of Booker that lives in her head at least. It’s a touching relationship despite what we know of the events of Infinite and Episode 1 as this is a version of Booker that Elizabeth has broadly separated from the Comstock paradox. Thankfully, third time around, the mind-bending narrative is more evenly spread, easier to fathom and doesn’t clumsily hit you with an information overload in the closing scenes.Click here to read more...
Now that the last DLC pack for BioShock Infinite has reached the end of its development cycle, Irrational Games co-founder Ken Levine shocked the gaming world yesterday by announcing that the 17 year-old studio is getting the axe. Citing a desire to create digital "narrative-driven games for the core gamer that are highly replayable," all but fifteen of the staffers now find themselves out of a job, with Levine now freed up to work as part of a small flexible team.
It's a sad day for the veteran studio, the fans and most of all the workforce, but ultimately, the decision might well be more rational than it first appears.
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Platforms: PC | PS3 | Xbox 360 (reviewed)
Developers: Irrational Games
Publishers: 2K Games
Burial at Sea does a dangerous thing. In bringing the characters of Booker DeWitt and Elizabeth in a kind of thematic full circle, introducing them (and the player) to a Rapture before everything turned sour, Irrational run the risk of destroying the essential differences that made Bioshock Infinite work independently of its outstanding predecessor. Worse yet, by looking backwards instead of forwards (as the last hour or two of Infinite, and indeed the game's name, suggested was an expansive possibility), it seems almost overly sentimental and a little forced. After all, you can just pick up the original Bioshock for a quid or two these days if you really want to kill Splicers.
Once again, you're cast in the role of Booker DeWitt, only this time he's a private dick in a Rapture still in its heyday. That means crowds and music and lights and action. The story is set a little after Fontaine's initial rebellion, and the early scenes see a woman with a Songbird necklace enlisting Booker in the search for a young girl named Sally, who we surmise might have been gone missing as part of the widespread trafficking of children in order to fuel the ADAM factories that seem to be adorning whispers in dark corners. This version of Elizabeth is a little older, and far more cynical than her Infinite counterpart.
It's interesting to see how having a visible, useful companion changes your experience of Rapture. Initially, we end up doing a little tourism. Look, says Irrational, here's Rapture as you always wanted to see it! It feels a little like it's all been done to suit our purposes, rather than that of the story. It's not too long, though, before we're bearing witness to the disease that's already seeping down from Ryan to take hold of the underwater city, and once more we find ourselves sneaking through dimply-lit corridors and battling gene-mod addicts.Click here to read more...
BioShock Infinite's first singleplayer expansion launches on November 12th, Irrational Games confirmed today. Burial At Sea: Episode 1 takes places to Rapture, recasting Booker and Elizabeth as a hardbitten private investigator and mysterious client respectively. Irrational have also rebalanced the combat to make for a more tense experience, and added a few extra features into the bargain.
Details and blurb below. You can even watch the first five minutes of it here, if you really want to.Click here to read more...
Ken Levine, the luminary behind BioShock, System Shock 2 and BioShock Infinite, will have his achievements honoured with a special award at this year's Golden Joysticks, the UK games award ceremony.Click here to read more...
If you're the kind of gamer who loves to spoil surprises for themselves, you're in luck, because 2K have released the first five minutes of BioShock Infinite's upcoming story expansion. Burial At Sea brings Booker and Elizabeth to Rapture, recasting them as PI and client in the submarine dystopia.
THIS IS ONE BIG SPOILER. It should be fairly self-evident, really.Click here to read more...