Is Minerva's Den Really Worth Playing?

#1 Posted by RockinKemosabe (619 posts) -

I just picked up Bioshock 2 a week ago for 10 bucks and I was wondering whether the DLC is actually worth playing. I thought the game was alright, and I am aware Giant Bomb awarded Minerva's Den best add-on of 2010, but I want to hear your opinions.

#2 Posted by OneAndOnlyBigE (447 posts) -

It was outstanding.  I highly recommend it.

#3 Posted by RE_Player1 (7526 posts) -


#4 Posted by Zacagawea (1616 posts) -

I've personally never played it but defiantly have heard great things about it. Also if you haven't seen it, there's a quick look of it.

#5 Posted by niamahai (1394 posts) -


The plot points of Minvera Den should have been the main plot for Bioshock 2.

#6 Posted by AuthenticM (3805 posts) -

Yes. Buy it.

#7 Posted by iDarktread (1189 posts) -

Yup, I love what I've played of it so far.

#8 Posted by OneAndOnlyBigE (447 posts) -
@RE_Player92 said:


#9 Posted by LongMasterWolf (175 posts) -

I just finished playing Bio-Shock 2 and loved it. Obviously not as good as the original but worth the money. I can't wait to play Minerva's Den.

#10 Posted by ninjakiller (3405 posts) -

Fuck yeah, MD rules.

#11 Posted by PerryVandell (2109 posts) -

From everything I've heard, it's one of the best pieces of DLC out there.

#12 Posted by KingPossum (236 posts) -

It felt like something straight out of the old Outer Limits for holy shit factor when it really kicks in. 
Best DLC I've ever played (in a single player story context). 

#13 Posted by Sawboss (95 posts) -

I actually just beat MD, I had a great time. Separating the story from bioshock 1 almost completely was a very smart move and allowed them to just tell a cool tale. Also it is true you do not need to collect nearly as much Adam. I did deal with all sisters, but I had so much Adam at the end I didn't know what to do with it.

#14 Posted by MayorFeedback (674 posts) -

I played it just a few weeks ago for the first time (now that it's out on the PC) and if you like Bioshock 2, you'll like Minerva's Den. It has a much stronger story than most DLC you'll find out there, and I think that's what people react so positively to. The story's good. But, otherwise, mechanically, it's simply more Bioshock 2 so if you're looking for anything new or different there, you won't find it. I thought it was mostly pretty good but a little underwhelming. It was nice, though, to see some thought put into the story.

#15 Posted by Ali_D (129 posts) -

Is it standalone DLC, or do you have to have Bioshock 2 to play Minerva's Den. It's discounted on XBL right now, but I don't have enough money to buy Bioshock 2, even pre-owned. (Yes, I'm pretty broke)

#16 Posted by Masha2932 (1242 posts) -

@Ali_D: I'd like to find out this as well. Anybody here know?

#17 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4702 posts) -

@Masha2932: @Ali_D: Bioshock 2 is required.

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