BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea expands the narrative of the BioShock Infinite base game. It is the second DLC for the critically acclaimed game. This two-part single-player expansion takes players back to Rapture, the underwater city that was the setting of the first BioShock installment. The game was released for multiple platforms, including PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and it offers new story arcs, new and returning characters, and familiar gameplay elements with exciting additions. In this article, we take a look at the two-part expansion, BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea, and what it offers in terms of cheats, codes, and other tricks.
BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea Premise
Burial at Sea is an expansion of the BioShock universe. It picks up where Infinite left off, but swaps the sky-high city of Columbia for the depths of Rapture once again. This is not the ruined Rapture gamers explored in the original BioShock. Instead, it is a still-vivid city on the brink of social collapse. The game starts as the players step in the shoes of Booker DeWitt, who’s tasked with finding a missing girl. This quest, given by Elizabeth, takes place in the lively city of Rapture. Instead of the original Bioshock’s Rapture aggressive and dark atmosphere, players are greeted with a vibrant living city. However, it doesn’t take long before things turn sour.
The gameplay retains Infinite’s first-person shooting mechanics but also introduces elements from earlier BioShock titles. Plasmids replace Vigors, and players can now carry more than two weapons, although ammo is limited. This DLC is split into two episodes. In the first one, players assume the role of Booker DeWitt, a character from the base game. In the second episode, players step in the shoes of Elizabeth, who was a key figure in BioShock Infinite and Episode 1. This episode introduces a stealth mechanic, encouraging players to adopt a more cautious approach. The story dives deeper into the lore of Rapture and connects the dots between the BioShock and BioShock Infinite universes.
BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea Characters
In BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea, players can find a cast of characters that might seem familiar but come with a fresh twist. Booker DeWitt, the protagonist of the original BioShock Infinite, is back, but now he’s working the streets of Rapture as a private detective. Elizabeth, the young woman from Infinite, returns in a role that reinvents the character. She’s now seeking out Booker’s detective skills for a mission of hers in a new capacity. In addition to these two key personas, the player is greeted by a host of other characters both old and new.
- Booker DeWitt: Booker DeWitt now works as a private investigator in the submerged world of Rapture. He was previously the main character in BioShock Infinite, and now here he’s an investigator hired by Elizabeth to solve the mystery of a missing girl named Sally.
- Elizabeth: Once the damsel in distress in BioShock Infinite, Elizabeth takes a darker turn in Burial at Sea. She plays the role of a femme fatale who seeks out Booker for his investigative skills, but her motives aren’t as clear.
- Sally: Initially just a missing person Elizabeth is looking for. However, Sally turns out to be much more than a random person. She has been transformed into a Little Sister, a genetically modified girl designed to harvest the substance that powers Rapture’s tech.
- Sander Cohen: This artist has been a mainstay in the world of BioShock since the very first iteration. Booker and Elizabeth need to confront him to get clues about Sally, but dealing with Cohen can be difficult.
- Andrew Ryan: Andrew Ryan is the visionary behind Rapture. He’s the one who turned Fontaine Department Store into a prison, cutting it off from the rest of Rapture.
- Frank Fontaine: Frank Fontaine operates under the alias Atlas, which is a reference to Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged. Fontaine is a central antagonist in the series, who was introduced in the first game in the series. He is a deceitful person who uses mind control on his targets
- Yi Suchong: A scientist in Rapture, Suchong’s work includes the development of the Big Daddies and a connection to Columbia’s Songbird.
- Jack: He is the protagonist of the original BioShock game and is only mentioned in Elizabeth’s visions. His arrival in Rapture sets off the chain of events that leads to the downfall of both Andrew Ryan and Frank Fontaine.
Games in the Series
BioShock is a video game series that plunges players into dystopian universes with intricate storylines that include captivating characters. The franchise was developed by Irrational Games, which was formerly known as 2K Boston, and published by 2K Games. The game series is known for its first-person shooter mechanics layered with role-playing elements. Players are equipped with special powers that they can advance throughout the games. Starting with the original BioShock in 2007, the series has explored a variety of settings from the underwater dystopia of Rapture to the sky-high city of Columbia in BioShock Infinite. Each game centers on the imperfection of humans, including greed, ethics, and utopian ideals.
- BioShock (2007)
- BioShock: Challenge Rooms (2008)
- BioShock 2 (2010)
- BioShock 2: Minerva’s Den (2010)
- BioShock: Industrial Revolution (2012)
- BioShock Infinite (2013)
- BioShock Infinite: Clash in the Clouds (2013)
- BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea – Episode One (2013)
- BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea – Episode Two (2014)
- BioShock: The Collection (2016)
BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea Cheats
BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea is part of the BioShock Infinite game and included in the Complete Edition, although it is served as an optional DLC. This means that many of the same features are present, and subsequently many of the cheats and codes that are present in BioShock Infinite are also available in both of the DLCs. So, players looking for ways to make completing the game easier or even to add some extra challenge can get that with cheats and codes. We also take a look at all the unlockable achievements and trophies for Xbox and PlayStation respectively.
Unlock 1999 Mode
You can unlock the hardest mode, known as 1999 Mode with a combination code in the main menu. Press Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, Esc, Enter/O/A. If you are playing on a console, instead of Esc press O or B, and instead of Enter, press O or A. Now you can choose the 1999 Mode when you start a new game. This mode is also available without the cheat when a player beats the game on Hard difficulty.
The quest unlocks as you find one of the four coded messages. This special quest takes the players on a journey to decode secret messages that lead them up to a hidden place. All coded messages are located in the DeLuxe Bathysphere showroom, which you find as you are completing the quest to make the repairs for Suchong’s machine.
Coded Message #1
Inside a restaurant with a “Medicine” tarp over the sign. Head down the hall past a blood-stained surgery table. There, on a desk, you’ll discover the first message.
Coded Message #2
Find your way to the back room of a diner with a “Food” tarp. A desk adjacent to a safe holds the second message.
Coded Message #3
Within the Bathysphere Service Bay lies a submerged office under the hydraulics switch. Two automated turrets guard it. The third message awaits on a desk inside.
Coded Message #4
After Atlas gives his word to give the Old Man Winter plasmid, return to the Test Drive area near the beginning. Knock on the door to Atlas’ HQ and enter the back rooms of the Old Man Winter plasmid store to find a desk with the fourth message.
Door Access Codes
Burial at Sea: Episode 1
- High Street, The Watched Clock Plaza – 2076
- Fontaine’s Department Store, Ladieswear – 0928
- Housewares, The Bistro at Fontaine’s – 3958
Burial at Sea: Episode 2
- Housewares, Silver Fin Restaurant – 1216
- Housewares, Service Bay – 7951
- Factory, Fink MFG Research Laboratories – 8371
- Factory, Surgical Suite – 2847
Episode 1 Achievement and Trophies
|Break the Ice
|Shattered 5 enemies who had been frozen with Old Man Winter.
|Destroyed ten Turrets in Burial at Sea – Episode 1.
|Cook and Serve
|Made 5 enemies explode with the Radar Range in Burial at Sea – Episode 1.
|Purchased any two upgrades for Old Man Winter or Radar Range in Burial at Sea – Episode 1.
|Froze 2 enemies with the same Old Man Winter trap.
|Down in the Briney
|Took a Bathysphere ride in Burial at Sea – Episode 1.
|Rode the tram in Burial at Sea – Episode 1.
|Collected all Audio Diaries in Burial at Sea – Episode 1.
|Burial at Sea
|Completed Burial at Sea – Episode 1.
|Damaged fifteen foes with an exploding enemy, using the Radar Range in Burial at Sea – Episode 1.
Episode 2 Achievement and Trophies
|On three occasions, knocked out an enemy after silently dropping off a Freight Hook.
|Glutton for Punishment
|Used Ironsides to collect 20 rounds of ammo or more in Burial at Sea – Episode 2.
|Making Some Noise
|Gained five noisemakers through lockpicking.
|Never Saw it Coming
|While invisible, used Peeping Tom to knock out 15 enemies with a melee attack.
|Knocked out two or more enemies using the same Gas Bolt.
|Delivered the hair sample in Burial at Sea – Episode 2.
|Up and Running
|Repaired the machine in Suchong’s lab in Burial at Sea – Episode 2.
|Paid in Full
|Completed Burial at Sea – Episode 2.
|Completed Burial at Sea – Episode 2 in 1998 mode.
|The Whole Story
|Collected all Audio Diaries and Voxophones in Burial at Sea – Episode 2.
Is Burial at Sea a standalone game?
No, it’s a DLC for BioShock Infinite and requires the base game to play.
Does the DLC include new weapons?
Yes, it introduces the Radar Range weapon and the Old Man Winter plasmid, among others.
Is the setting different from BioShock Infinite?
Yes and no. The game moves from the floating city of Columbia in BioShock Infinite to the underwater city of Rapture, which is featured in the original BioShock. However, Rapture is completely different than previously.
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