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1[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/bioshock_infinite.png]]²[[caption-width-right:350:''[[ArcWords "Bring us the girl, and wipe away the debt."]]'']]²²->''"The mind of the subject will desperately struggle to create memories where none exist..."''²-->-- '''R. Lutece''', ''Barriers to Trans-Dimensional Travel,'' 1889²²''[=BioShock Infinite=]'' is the third game in the ''VideoGame/BioShock'' series, released in 2013.²²The year is 1912. Booker [=DeWitt=] is a washed-up ex-PinkertonDetective whose gambling debts catch up to him and force him to accept [[OneLastJob one final chance]] to wipe the slate clean. He finds himself sent to Columbia, [[FloatingContinent a floating city]] that was once the pride of the United States before it went rogue and became a sovereign city. There, he must extract a young woman named Elizabeth and bring her unharmed to his {{Mysterious Employer}}s in New York.²²But all is not well in the city of Columbia, once heralded as an embodiment of UsefulNotes/TheAmericanDream. Tension is bubbling under the surface between two opposing factions: The Founders, an ultra-nationalist, xenophobic and fundamentalist ruling class led by "Father" Zachary Hale Comstock; and the Vox Populi (led by the radical Daisy Fitzroy), a movement who once sought fair and just working conditions for the underclass of Columbia, but has [[HeWhoFightsMonsters since degenerated]] into [[TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized a terrorist group]] fuelled by [[BombThrowingAnarchist blind hatred]] and bent on shooting everything on sight.²²Booker soon discovers that Elizabeth holds an incredible power within her, one that Father Comstock is determined to keep under his control. They must work together to escape the powderkeg that is Columbia, all while evading the dreaded [[TheDreaded Songbird]]: [[ImplacableMan a deranged robotic guardian determined to stop Elizabeth from ever leaving]].²²''Infinite'' begins as a stark departure from the previous ''[=BioShock=]'' titles, as not only are the setting and plot [[AlternateUniverse in a completely different universe from Rapture]], the gameplay shifts away from horror and [[ActionizedSequel treads more into action]], retaining the familiar mix of gunplay and assorted superpowers (instead of Rapture's [[LegoGenetics gene-splicing "plasmids"]], Columbia provides [[QuantumMechanicsCanDoAnything quantum-powered "vigors"]]), but set in a more swashbuckling context of running-and-gunning amidst vast environments, with the Sky-Lines scattered across the city allowing for dynamic shootouts in the open air. Of course, this is still very much a ''[=BioShock=]'' title, and not only does ''Infinite'' tread on similar themes of politics and free will, it soon begins to unravel even stranger domains of time, space, constants, variables, and everything in between.²²Multiple {{DLC}}s have been released, the most notable one being the two-parter arc, titled ''"Burial at Sea"''. The arc was first released in November 2013, with the conclusion following in March 2014. The trailer for ''Part One'' can be found [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-M5Tbos3M1g here]]. Note that the ''Part Two'' trailer is built on [[LateArrivalSpoiler spoilers]] if you haven't finished the main game and the first part; nevertheless, it can be viewed [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUQsbEO0bGw here]] at your own risk.²²Aside from the ''Burial at Sea'' DLC, the game has also seen ''Clash in the Clouds'', a pack which takes the form of four arena maps. Booker and Elizabeth square off against fifteen waves of enemies and face optional challenges. It also allows the unlocking of concept art, music and other supplementary material. Furthermore, players can purchase a season pass which, aside from getting all DLC at a discount, provides the ''Early Bird Special Pack'' [[BribingYourWayToVictory pre-order boosts]] for the main plot: four unique perk outfits, five free infusion bottles, and the machine gun and pistol get free damage boosts and golden skins.²²A {{prequel}} novel called ''[=BioShock=] Infinite: Mind In Revolt'' was released in 2013.²²Columbia appears as a stage in ''VideoGame/PlayStationAllStarsBattleRoyale'' along with the original ''[=BioShock=]'''s Big Daddy as a playable character.²²An UpdatedRerelease containing all [=DLCs=] came out in November 2014.²²----²!!''[=BioShock=] Infinite'' subpages:²²[[index]]²²* BioShockInfinite/TropesAToH²* BioShockInfinite/TropesIToP²* BioShockInfinite/TropesQToZ²* ''BioShockInfinite/BurialAtSea''²²[[/index]]²²---- ²->''God only knows what I'd be without you....''

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