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#5671 E.Nich

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:28 PM

Can anyone recommend the DLC for Bioshock 2?

I bought today the 4 pieces of DLC, though I know the only one that's suposed to be good is Minerva's Den (as jtron said).

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:29 PM

Can anyone recommend the DLC for Bioshock 2?


Minerva's Den is a great single-player episode that I'd recommend to anyone who likes the base game.

Protector Trials is interesting, but I'd only recommend it to a superfan of the game or if you just really loved the Adam gathering sequences. It's basically challenge maps for gathers, where you're limited to certain combinations of weapons and plasmids.

The multiplayer maps are tough to recommend, not because they aren't great or because the multiplayer isn't fun, but because of the way the game's matchmaking works. You'll only get the DLC maps in rotation if everyone in the lobby owns the DLC. But there's no DLC playlist, and the game doesn't seem to even attempt to shunt players with the DLC together. So, there is virtually no chance that you'll land in a lobby where every player owns the DLC and actually get to play on the maps, unless you organize a private group. It's really unfortunate.

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#5673 Glass_Ghost_0

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:29 PM

Can anyone recommend the DLC for Bioshock 2?


I would just wait and buy this:

http://www.amazon.co...rapture edition

In addition to BioShock and BioShock 2, the BioShock: Ultimate Rapture Edition includes more than $40 of add-on content for both games:

● Museum of Orphaned Concepts: Take a tour of a never-before-seen BioShock museum and view early concept art, character models and more set within the halls of Rapture.
● Plasmids Pack: Includes four additional Plasmids and Gene Tonics – Sonic Boom, EVE Saver, Vending Expert and Machine Buster – for use in BioShock.
● Challenge Rooms Pack: Previously exclusive to PS3 and now available for Xbox 360 for the first time, the pack tests the player’s mettle by requiring them to utilize the skills learned while traversing the halls of Rapture to survive three separate puzzle rooms in BioShock.
● Sinclair Solutions Tester: Contains a number of customization features that allow players to further their character’s development in BioShock 2 multiplayer modes and provides a deeper multiplayer experience.
● Rapture Metro: Includes six additional multiplayer maps, an additional multiplayer gameplay mode and a rank increase to level 50 for BioShock 2 multiplayer.
● The Protector Trials: Features frantic combat and fast-paced action designed to push players’ mastery of weapons and Plasmids in a BioShock 2 single-player experience spread across six maps.
● Minerva’s Den: A substantial narrative experience that puts players in the role Subject Sigma and introduces new characters, locations and mystery to the world of Rapture in BioShock 2. Set in a new environment, Rapture Central Computing, Minerva’s Den adds a gripping new storyline to extend the BioShock 2 experience.
● Also included, is an exclusive collectable sticker pack from BioShock Infinite’s world of Columbia to get gamers ready for the next chapter in the BioShockuniverse.

#5674 Zolor23

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:32 PM

I would just wait and buy this:

http://www.amazon.co...rapture edition

In addition to BioShock and BioShock 2, the BioShock: Ultimate Rapture Edition includes more than $40 of add-on content for both games:

● Museum of Orphaned Concepts: Take a tour of a never-before-seen BioShock museum and view early concept art, character models and more set within the halls of Rapture.
● Plasmids Pack: Includes four additional Plasmids and Gene Tonics – Sonic Boom, EVE Saver, Vending Expert and Machine Buster – for use in BioShock.
● Challenge Rooms Pack: Previously exclusive to PS3 and now available for Xbox 360 for the first time, the pack tests the player’s mettle by requiring them to utilize the skills learned while traversing the halls of Rapture to survive three separate puzzle rooms in BioShock.
● Sinclair Solutions Tester: Contains a number of customization features that allow players to further their character’s development in BioShock 2 multiplayer modes and provides a deeper multiplayer experience.
● Rapture Metro: Includes six additional multiplayer maps, an additional multiplayer gameplay mode and a rank increase to level 50 for BioShock 2 multiplayer.
● The Protector Trials: Features frantic combat and fast-paced action designed to push players’ mastery of weapons and Plasmids in a BioShock 2 single-player experience spread across six maps.
● Minerva’s Den: A substantial narrative experience that puts players in the role Subject Sigma and introduces new characters, locations and mystery to the world of Rapture in BioShock 2. Set in a new environment, Rapture Central Computing, Minerva’s Den adds a gripping new storyline to extend the BioShock 2 experience.
● Also included, is an exclusive collectable sticker pack from BioShock Infinite’s world of Columbia to get gamers ready for the next chapter in the BioShockuniverse.


No thanks. I have BioShock 2 already.

#5675 AvengedBacklog

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:35 PM

In for Mechromancer and probably bio shock DLC as well. I think it's time to get into this game.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:53 PM

I thought that hackers had, once again, shown that "+rare items" was non-functional in BL2 just like BL1.

EDIT: Also, I was only one week off in predicting Minerva's Den going back on sale after the holidays. :P

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#5677 Sath666

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:53 PM

Can anyone recommend the DLC for Bioshock 2?


Minerva's Den is great. I enjoyed this more than main game. If you are not completionist (achievement hunter) - skip the trials dlc. It's series with protection missions. Not sure if i'm alone, but the shooting mechanics in BioShock games are not really fun.

#5678 Sychophantom

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 09:11 PM

Duke Nukem isn't showing up on sale, either, or at least not on Xbox.com.

Was kind of hoping the DLC for it would go on sale, too. Not paying more for that than I did for the game.

#5679 dominator

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 09:16 PM

Nice, looks like I'm getting Pool Nation, Swarm, Scary Girl, PB Winterbottom, and Axel and Pixel. Mafia 2 DLC packs sound good too.

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#5680 kdiddy1989

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:07 PM

I would just wait and buy this:

http://www.amazon.co...rapture edition

In addition to BioShock and BioShock 2, the BioShock: Ultimate Rapture Edition includes more than $40 of add-on content for both games:

● Museum of Orphaned Concepts: Take a tour of a never-before-seen BioShock museum and view early concept art, character models and more set within the halls of Rapture.
● Plasmids Pack: Includes four additional Plasmids and Gene Tonics – Sonic Boom, EVE Saver, Vending Expert and Machine Buster – for use in BioShock.
● Challenge Rooms Pack: Previously exclusive to PS3 and now available for Xbox 360 for the first time, the pack tests the player’s mettle by requiring them to utilize the skills learned while traversing the halls of Rapture to survive three separate puzzle rooms in BioShock.
● Sinclair Solutions Tester: Contains a number of customization features that allow players to further their character’s development in BioShock 2 multiplayer modes and provides a deeper multiplayer experience.
● Rapture Metro: Includes six additional multiplayer maps, an additional multiplayer gameplay mode and a rank increase to level 50 for BioShock 2 multiplayer.
● The Protector Trials: Features frantic combat and fast-paced action designed to push players’ mastery of weapons and Plasmids in a BioShock 2 single-player experience spread across six maps.
● Minerva’s Den: A substantial narrative experience that puts players in the role Subject Sigma and introduces new characters, locations and mystery to the world of Rapture in BioShock 2. Set in a new environment, Rapture Central Computing, Minerva’s Den adds a gripping new storyline to extend the BioShock 2 experience.
● Also included, is an exclusive collectable sticker pack from BioShock Infinite’s world of Columbia to get gamers ready for the next chapter in the BioShockuniverse.


Perfect. I was about to ask about the 2nd game and a possible GotY edition or if downloading during this sale was the way to go...being that I've never played 1 or 2 (although they get recommended alot) this will be perfect. Thanks for posting! Didn't know anything about this.

#5681 Glass_Ghost_0

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:08 PM

Perfect. I was about to ask about the 2nd game and a possible GotY edition or if downloading during this sale was the way to go...being that I've never played 1 or 2 (although they get recommended alot) this will be perfect. Thanks for posting! Didn't know anything about this.


no problem, I already have 2 copies of the second game but I'll most likely get this too for the first game and all the dlc

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:28 PM

So, Monday night decisions, decided to cave in and get Diabolical Pitch for 400 MSP. And as much as it pains me to do it, I'm gonna have to skip Puzzle Quest Galactrix for now. The 800 MSP price point + horror stories about the timed hacking puzzles turned me off too much.


I'm in the same boat and passed on PQG for now. It really should drop in price. It's difficult for me to spend $10 or more on XBLA games now. As for Diabolical Pitch, the game looked like crap and I didn't get the chance to play the trial so I'll wait for an inevitable repeat sale. There aren't enough Kinect games to cycle through to keep the Kinect Central sales unique.


For the 2K deal I think I have everything I want already. I'll have to play the trials for the Scratch & Match offers. Those are all tempting. Already I forgot what the DoTW is but think I didn't want anything there either.

#5683 AvengedBacklog

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 11:50 PM

So, for someone whos never played Bioshock 1 or 2, what's a better deal? Buying each game and then the DLC this week on sale (Minerva's Den for sure based on the reviews, not sure what the other DLC's are), or picking up that ultimate edition next month for $30? Would really appreciate some recommendations from CAGs here.

#5684 Glass_Ghost_0

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:08 AM

So, for someone whos never played Bioshock 1 or 2, what's a better deal? Buying each game and then the DLC this week on sale (Minerva's Den for sure based on the reviews, not sure what the other DLC's are), or picking up that ultimate edition next month for $30? Would really appreciate some recommendations from CAGs here.


Def pick up the Ultimate Edition for $30, that's the better deal, especially if you don't own either game

#5685 Yars

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:09 AM

So, for someone whos never played Bioshock 1 or 2, what's a better deal? Buying each game and then the DLC this week on sale (Minerva's Den for sure based on the reviews, not sure what the other DLC's are), or picking up that ultimate edition next month for $30? Would really appreciate some recommendations from CAGs here.


Minerva's Den is really the only must-have DLC. The mutliplayer DLC isn't really worth getting. You're looking at 2000 points for BS1 + BS2 + MD which is about $25 if I'm doing the math right. It pretty comes down to if you think having a physical copy is worth the extra $5. If you're patient the collection will probably eventually go on sale for $20.

#5686 bardockkun

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:17 AM

You're all forgetting the key component in the Bioshock: Rapture Collection...

The stickers.
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#5687 jtron

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:35 AM

Minerva's Den is a great single-player episode that I'd recommend to anyone who likes the base game.

Protector Trials is interesting, but I'd only recommend it to a superfan of the game or if you just really loved the Adam gathering sequences. It's basically challenge maps for gathers, where you're limited to certain combinations of weapons and plasmids.

The multiplayer maps are tough to recommend, not because they aren't great or because the multiplayer isn't fun, but because of the way the game's matchmaking works. You'll only get the DLC maps in rotation if everyone in the lobby owns the DLC. But there's no DLC playlist, and the game doesn't seem to even attempt to shunt players with the DLC together. So, there is virtually no chance that you'll land in a lobby where every player owns the DLC and actually get to play on the maps, unless you organize a private group. It's really unfortunate.


I'm definitely getting Minerva's Den and probably Protector Trials because it is cheap. Thanks for the recommendations fellow CAGs and Ryuukishi for his informative post.

The Ultimate Edition for Bioshock sounds totally awesome and it comes out really soon, but I already own both Bioshock games. Anyone looking to get into the Bioshock series should get the Ultimate Edition, or if you want those cool stickers I'm totally tempted for the stickers. Thanks Glass_Ghost_0 for mentioning the Ultimate Edition.

#5688 kdiddy1989

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:48 AM

I actually jumped on the NBA 2k12 Legends Showcase DLC for 400MSP, and I tried it out today which to led to me realizing I never finished the MyPlayer career...so buying this DLC probably led to many more hours trying to finish my season/career. My 2k12 sat there for a good few months. Without the DLC I may have never picked it up again.

A success story on that DLCs sale in case people were wondering 'Why in the world would 2k12 dlc go on sale when everybody has 2k13 now?'

#5689 Antarael Dulacre

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:29 AM

I know it's not on sale anymore...but damn...The Walking Dead Game Series..best 800 points I spent in a long time...just finished it...can't wait for season 2...

#5690 GDark

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:36 AM

Not sure if it's an error but Borderlands GOTY is 19.99 new on Gamestop's site for those who are interested on the game + DLC.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:44 AM

It slowly became my XBLA white whale. (my 2nd one, my first one was Symphony of the Night because I passed on it like 3.5 years ago because there were like 20 good games on sale and so SotN was the odd man out. I remember justifying it to myself that "the graphics looked to crappy". It didn't go on sale for another year or so, it slowly became my first white whale).


SotN is one of those games you don't need to wait for a sale, if you pay $60 you'll still get your money's worth. At $10 or whatever it' is normally on XBLA, that's a steal.

God I love that game. My favorite of all-time that's not named Zelda: ALttP. 8-)


Anywaysssssssss.... this Scratch & Match this week is pretty good, I'm pretty sure it's the first one where I'm likely to get all 3.

#5692 xbox_man

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:51 AM

I already have Bioshock 1 and 2.
In the Ultimate Rapture Edition it mention for first time ever ps3 exclusive Challenge Rooms Pack.
Are these going to be coming out as dlc also for people that already have the game?

#5693 E.Nich

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:51 AM

SotN is one of those games you don't need to wait for a sale, if you pay $60 you'll still get your money's worth. At $10 or whatever it' is normally on XBLA, that's a steal.

God I love that game. My favorite of all-time that's not named Zelda: ALttP. 8-)

Yup, same here (about SotN, I don't care about Zelda). I've bought that game 5 times: 1 PAL psx, 1 NTSC psx, 1 JAP psx which had some hidden things, 1 PSP, and as soon as I got the Xbox360 I bought it for 800MSP thinking it was really cheap (would have paid way more for that game).

PD: I played and finished each version, some more than once (though I still have to play the Xbox360 version).

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:57 AM

You're all forgetting the key component in the Bioshock: Rapture Collection...

The stickers.

I love shit like this but really as an adult what the Fuck am I going to do with stickers. I have a sweet patch from the aliens v predator CE, that will collect dust for years to come.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 02:06 AM

Its as if companies said "people are buying our shit in droves when we give price drops!" After the assumed huge sales during the 12 days of christmas. Now we are seeing first time and record drops left and right. I love it.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 02:09 AM

Picked up Winterbottom and Axel &Pixel already, and looking at all 3 of the Scratch&Match deals. Any thoughts on Scary Girl, Pool or Swarm?

Also, looks like I will be picking up the Mechromancer pack for BLands2 to go along with my Argentinian Season Pass.

PS: I played through and sold Bioshock 1, have the Bioshock 2 LE sealed, and don't see how I will pass on the new release. It truly is an epic series.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 02:10 AM

SotN is one of those games you don't need to wait for a sale, if you pay $60 you'll still get your money's worth. At $10 or whatever it' is normally on XBLA, that's a steal.

God I love that game. My favorite of all-time that's not named Zelda: ALttP. 8-)


Anywaysssssssss.... this Scratch & Match this week is pretty good, I'm pretty sure it's the first one where I'm likely to get all 3.


Yeah it's a great game. I had never played it before, so I didn't know that. I just know that I skipped it in June 2010, then slowly started hearing more and more about how it was a "classic", slowly realizing that I'd made a huge mistake. Luckily it dropped again in May 2011 and I bought it up in an instant and played it pretty soon after. Great game, I 200/200 it and plan to play it again soon on my Vita (assuming it's compatible).

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#5698 AvengedBacklog

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 03:58 AM

Minerva's Den is really the only must-have DLC. The mutliplayer DLC isn't really worth getting. You're looking at 2000 points for BS1 + BS2 + MD which is about $25 if I'm doing the math right. It pretty comes down to if you think having a physical copy is worth the extra $5. If you're patient the collection will probably eventually go on sale for $20.




thats a pretty good deal, especially since I have those Target points left over. I do prefer physical copies but thats a good price. For anyone who knows, can you transfer Games on Demand to another console through the License transfer just like you can DLC's? Not planning on getting a new 360 but I'd like to know that I could play Bioshock on another console if it was necessary.

#5699 sehpirot

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 04:44 AM

Just removed all 2K offers except for Borderland, i think they're going to remove a few, like Mafia II, and Duke Nukem core games, DLC may keep at discount.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 04:53 AM

The Misadventures of PB Winterbottom is totally worth 200 points if you haven't picked it up yet.

thats a pretty good deal, especially since I have those Target points left over. I do prefer physical copies but thats a good price. For anyone who knows, can you transfer Games on Demand to another console through the License transfer just like you can DLC's? Not planning on getting a new 360 but I'd like to know that I could play Bioshock on another console if it was necessary.


Everything transfers with a license transfer to my knowledge.

Picked up Winterbottom and Axel &Pixel already, and looking at all 3 of the Scratch&Match deals. Any thoughts on Scary Girl, Pool or Swarm?


I was underwhelmed by Swarm. My review of it, if you'd like a read. I just really lost interest in it pretty quick. But at 160 points it may almost be worth it just for the avatar awards...

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