BioShock Infinite box art
Name: BioShock Infinite
Release date: March 26, 2013
Platforms: PC, XBOX ONE, PS4, X360, PS3
Genre: FPS

Description

Bioshock Infinite is a first-person shooter developed by Irrational Games, and a spiritual successor to BioShock 1 and BioShock 2. It is set in 1912, where the main protagonist, Booker DeWitt, is sent to Columbia, a city floating in the clouds, to save a mysterious young lady in need and pay away his debt. In time he learns about the girl's story, the city's founding and ultimately, about his own past.

The gameplay is reminiscent of many FPS tropes with some special twists: the player controls the main character through various levels and fights various enemies. For that, they can use guns, or special abilities called Vigors, which grant them supernatural powers to use against their enemies.

Recommendation

The game was amazingly well received, with universal praise regarding its atmosphere, storytelling, world and fun gameplay. The game's story and the setting are especially praised, with many regarding it as one of the best stories in any shooter game.

We definitely recommend this, not even only to fans of the FPS genre, but to all who enjoy a great atmosphere and a mysterious story with interesting characters. There are nudges and nods in the game about the previous titles, but the player doesn't need to play them in order to comprehend the story or enjoy the game.

Metacritics Rating: 94 (PC)
Our visitor's rating: N/A
Average playtime: 11-15 h

Our recommendation

If you love the idea of a great FPS with universally loved story and atmosphere, then this one is for you.

Description

Bioshock Infinite is a first-person shooter developed by Irrational Games, and a spiritual successor to BioShock 1 and BioShock 2. It is set in 1912, where the main protagonist, Booker DeWitt, is sent to Columbia, a city floating in the clouds, to save a mysterious young lady in need and pay away his debt. In time he learns about the girl's story, the city's founding and ultimately, about his own past.

The gameplay is reminiscent of many FPS tropes with some special twists: the player controls the main character through various levels and fights various enemies. For that, they can use guns, or special abilities called Vigors, which grant them supernatural powers to use against their enemies.

Recommendation

The game was amazingly well received, with universal praise regarding its atmosphere, storytelling, world and fun gameplay. The game's story and the setting are especially praised, with many regarding it as one of the best stories in any shooter game.

We definitely recommend this, not even only to fans of the FPS genre, but to all who enjoy a great atmosphere and a mysterious story with interesting characters. There are nudges and nods in the game about the previous titles, but the player doesn't need to play them in order to comprehend the story or enjoy the game.

BIOSHOCK INFINITE DLC LISTarrow

Note: We are only showing paid DLC at this time. Free DLCs will be added at a later date.

Story DLCs

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What does it add?

A new story split into two episodes, the first one sees Booker and Elizabeth go into the underwater city of Rapture. It adds about 2-3 hours of gameplay content set in a new environment with new enemies and story.

Buy this if:

  • You loved BioShock Infinite and want more story and time with the characters
  • We recommend buying the two episodes together in Season Pass

Key store price: 8.19 $
Traditional store price: 14.99 $
Metacritics Rating: 70
Release date: Nov 12, 2013
Trailer: YouTube

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Burial at Sea - Episode Two thumbnail

What does it add?

A new story split into two episodes, the second one is set after the first one, with the player playing as Elizabeth. It adds about 3-5 hours of gameplay content placed in a new environment with new enemies and story.

Buy this if:

  • You loved BioShock Infinite, played the first part and want more story and time with the characters
  • We recommend buying the two episodes together in Season Pass

Key store price: 1.20 $
Traditional store price: 14.99 $
Metacritics Rating: 80
Release date: Mar 25, 2014
Trailer: YouTube

Gear Packs

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What does it add?

It equips the player with additional free gold, ammo and weapon upgrades, along with additional Vigors (abilities). Was previously part of the more expensive retail editions.

Buy this if:

  • We don't recommend to buy this one, as the challenge is a fun part of the gameplay

Key store price: 2.46 $
Traditional store price: 4.99 $
Release date: Jun 25, 2013

Challenge Packs

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What does it add?

It adds 60 challenges on 4 maps, where the player has to fend off various enemies.

Buy this if:

  • You are buying the Season Pass anyway
  • Otherwise, buy only if you thoroughly enjoyed BioShock's combat and want more

Key store price: 2.98 $
Traditional store price: 4.99 $
Release date: Jul 30, 2013
  • BioShock Infinite screenshot
  • BioShock Infinite screenshot
  • BioShock Infinite screenshot
  • BioShock Infinite screenshot
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Platforms: Classic store price: Key store price:
Standard Edition PC, X360, PS3, PS4, XONE 29.99 $ 6.13 $
Season Pass PC, X360, PS3, PS4, XONE 19.99 $ 7.99 $
BioShock: The Collection PC, XONE, PS4 59.99 $ 17.54 $

Edition Chart

Standard Edition Season Pass BioShock: The Collection
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Burial at Sea - Episode One DLC white checkmark white checkmark
Burial at Sea - Episode Two DLC white checkmark white checkmark
Columbia's Finest DLC white checkmark
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BioShock 2 white checkmark

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Key store recommendations

Key resellers are sites that sell game keys at (usually) much lower prices than traditional retailers. They do this through a combination of ways, like selling keys that come in a bundle, that were on a sale and many other ways.

The reason why we separated them from traditional retailers is that these stores have been the subject of a divisive discussion for a long time.

The reason we include them is that you can buy keys on these sites usually for very big discounts, sometimes quite ridiculously cheap. In 99 % of cases, they will work the same as a much more expensive key would. For many people, especially people from countries with lower standards of living, this can mean big savings that have a significant impact on their life, while also playing the game and not resorting to piracy.

If you are buying on these stores, we have a few recommendations to follow:

  1. Just know there is a tiny risk. Either your purchase will fail and you will use your money, or that the key you recieved won't work. It has never happened to us or anyone we know, but it has certainly happened to a number of people on the internet. That is partly the nature of the business, partly un-consumer business practices of some of the stores. In 99.9 % of cases, the purchase will be ok, but sometimes it won't.
  2. If the price is not cheaper on key stores (it almost always is, though), then we recommend to buy from the traditional, established retailers.
  3. If it is a store with multiple sellers with ratings, always pick the one with the highest number of sold keys and ratings. The probability of a successful purchase is much higher if buying from a reputable key seller.