The third episode of the BioShock series, which takes place in the floating city of Columbia. You play Booker DeWitt, who is sent to the city to rescue Elizabeth, a mysterious girl imprisoned there.

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Does it make any difference if I choose the Bird or the Cage Brooch?

As I was playing Bioshock Infinite today, I was greeted by this fellow and lady shortly after busting Elizabeth from the confines of that statue. They gave us the choice of two brooches. One of a ...
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How can Booker and Comstock meet?

If the two worlds in which Booker/Comstock exists are completely separate, how did one get into the other? What exactly happens in the ending? Why is there a reference to Rapture from the first ...
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Who is the dead man in the lighthouse?

About 4 minutes into the game, you see a dead man in the lighthouse with a sign hanging around his neck saying "Don't disappoint us". Who is he?
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What was up with the coin flip question?

During the game, two characters ask the player to flip a coin that results in heads. What's up with the question and the results on the blackboard (all on heads)?
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How does Elizabeth getting various loot and then giving it to you work?

What causes Elizabeth to give you the different kinds of loot? I noticed that Elizabeth will occasionally comment that she doesn't have anything to give yet. How often will she get loot to give ...
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What are all the Vigor combos?

There's an achievement called Combination Shock for 'Performing all 8 of the Vigor combinations'. I did find a couple myself, e.g. Murder of Crows + Devil's Kiss. I'm also assuming that Murder of ...
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How do I efficiently kill Handymen?

On my normal difficulty playthrough, the only thing that really gave me trouble was the Handymen. They seem to have a counter-attack for every strategy, and it takes a lot of firepower to bring them ...
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Where do I use the first key I find?

I'm just starting Bioshock Infinite and came across a building for the Order of the Raven. I interrupted their meeting and killed all the guys assembled near the altar, and on it I found a key. When I ...
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Is there a reason for me to (not) kill everything?

Out of boredom, I decided to shoot a civilian in the head, and was surprised that he actually died instead of ignoring it. Is there any reason for me to either kill them all or to refrain from doing ...
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What is the “Only one obstacle?”

At the Lutece home, you find the following photograph: What is the "only one obstacle?" This answer guesses that it means the lighthouse supervisor, but that seems pretty unlikely...
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Does throwing the ball at the helpless captives yield a different result?

In the beginning of Bioshock Infinite, you are given the ball with the 77 on it. You then have the choice to throw it at the emcee or at the helpless captives. Choosing the emcee will allow him to ...
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Can a Boy of Silence be killed?

If you startle him, a Boy of Silence sends his dwarfish minions to attack you and vanishes. Can I Boy of Silence be killed before he detects you and runs away? I have tried and failed, but perhaps ...
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What is the best way to kill the Siren on Hard in Bioshock Infinite?

I have been having a really hard time beating the 3 tears of Lady Comstock, I have been trying to kill her and her army of the undead with the shotgun, carbine, and a repeater/machine gun I pick from ...
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What are the differences between the difficulty levels in BioShock Infinite?

To better help decide what difficulty to play the game at, I would like to know the differences between the difficulty levels. I would like specifics on the following: What are the changes in ...
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What did the woman in the boat mean when she say “He doesn't ROW”?

During the boat scene at the start of the game, the man who rows the boat complained to the woman about rowing by himself without help from her. Their conversation later focused on Booker where the ...
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What is “1999” mode and how can I enable it?

I have heard that Bioshock Infinite has a difficulty setting called "1999" mode which is supposed to make the game more difficult as somewhat of a throwback to first person shooters from the late ...
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How can I skip the opening logos in Bioshock: Infinite?

When I start the game, I have to sit through a barrage of unskippable logos and splash screens. How do I disable these logos and get straight to the main menu?
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Why did this NPC think Elizabeth was someone named Annabelle?

Be careful, there are deep spoilers in the spoiler sections here. There is a part in Battleship Bay, as you're heading through the turnstile to the ticket stand, at the moment: where an NPC ...
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Can I ever run out of lockpicks?

Are there always enough lockpicks in a level to satisfy all of the level's locks? For instance, if I pick a safe before a door in a level, is it possible that I'll run out of lockpicks and be stuck, ...
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Can I smoke and drink myself to perfect health?

Cigarettes give me salt at the expense of health. Booze gives me health at the expense of salt. Do these effects balance out, or is there a net positive effect? In other words, can I sustain myself on ...
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How does the ending fix anything?

I don't understand the final "baptism" scene. How can it have any effect on how the story ends?
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How does the Tesla Coil work and how can I optimize its use against enemies?

I recently discovered that Elizabeth can open a tear to bring in Tesla Coils: How do Tesla Coils work and how can I optimize their use against enemies? Do they complement certain Vigors?
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How can I tell if I am drunk and how long will this last?

Per the Lost Weekend achievement, I need to kill 5 enemies while I am drunk. I think I am drunk after a few alcoholic beverages and my vision starts to shake / blur (in bioshock infinite ...
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How can I get a Motorized Patriot to stand still long enough to shoot him in the gears?

I keep getting popups telling me that I can do extra damage by shooting the Motorized Patriot in the back. It seems he has incredible hearing, because no matter what I try, he seems to always be ...
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Where do I find the First Cipher?

Where do I find the First Cipher in Bioshock: Infinite? I've looked just about everywhere in this map I can think of and can't find it. Anyone got any ideas?
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Is there any way to backtrack to previous areas?

Since I'm out hunting for all the achievements, including Sightseer, and all the Voxophone records, I'd like to go back to past areas to finish up the rest of the achievements. Can you backtrack to ...
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How do I tell when I'm stealing things?

On a loading screen, I read that stealing items can lead to consequences in the future. How do I tell whether an item I'm targeting is considered "stealing" or not?
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Who or what was Songbird?

I've completed the game, and I'm wondering/hoping if I missed something important connected with this fascinating creature of the developers' imagination. How was it created? Does it eat anything? ...
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What is the difference if I Spare or Kill Capt. Slate?

Does anyone know how Killing or Sparing Capt. Slate affects the outcome of the game ?
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What is the flaming city seen in the distance from the lighthouse?

When you are walking up the lighthouse at the beginning of the game, if you look out a window or look at a certain direction from the top you can see a flaming city. What exactly is this? Is it ...
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What's the penalty for dying in Bioshock Infinite?

I feel like when I die and come back from the reload point, the number of silver eagles that I find in drawers and barrels is less. I'm wondering if this is an actual penalty for dying, or if it's ...
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Is there any way to fine-tune the mouse sensitivity?

With mouse acceleration on, the mouse is too sensitive, even at the lowest setting. With mouse acceleration off, the mouse is not nearly sensitive enough at the lowest setting, but way too sensitive ...
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How can I tell when I've missed a Voxophone?

I recently finished BioShock Infinite but didn't get the Eavesdropper achievement for collecting all of the Voxophones. How can I tell which areas contain Voxophones I missed?
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Are there any consistent differences between the Standard and Vox versions of a weapon?

In BioShock: Infinite, you generally see two versions of the same class of weapon, a standard one used by Columbia forces and another used by the Vox Populi. For example, the Columbia Carbine and the ...
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Is it possible to max-out Health, Shields, and Salts in Bioshock: Infinite?

Essentially, I'm wondering if it's possible to find enough flasks to maximize each of these attributes, or if you will actually need to pick and choose for how you want your build to be at the end of ...
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When did Lady Comstock die?

--- Spoilers ahead --- The Columbia Timeline on bioshock.wikia.com places Lady Comstock's death some time in 1895. I'm wondering how they arrived at that date... Therefore, I'm trying to pinpoint ...
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Is it possible to afford the Bucking Bronco vigor at the fair?

Early in the game, before things really start to go downhill, there's a fair and a vending machine that sells the Bucking Bronco vigor. There are ways to get some cash before this point, and I ...
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Green pulse on left hand every so often - why?

I was playing Bioshock Infinite and I noticed at one point my character took his left hand (I had possession ready) and a green wave pulsed over his hand. Is this just an idle animation or why did it ...
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How is the after credits scene possible? (Spoiler)

How is it possible that Booker apparently remembers the whole Columbia experience?
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What role does the number “77” play?

At the beginning of the game, you receive a telegram which tells you to avoid the number 77. Further down the line, during the chapter, you enter a raffle in which the number you pick is 77, and ends ...
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Mecha-Washingtons keep destroying my flagship. What can I do?

I'm at the part where you have to defend the flagship against waves of attacking zeppelins carrying hordes of soldiers. I'm playing on Hard difficulty, so enemies soak up enough damage that I can't ...
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Do missed vigors become available at vendors later? If so, approximately when?

So I missed the first opportunity to pick up the Murder of Crows vigor - apparently it must have "landed" further away from the body than usual. I've heard people say the vigors (at least the ones you ...
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Who was lady Comstock?

During the game from the recordings on the voxaphones made by lady Comstock, she repeatedly tells that The question is
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Elizabeth's Brooch - follow-up question

Spoilers within. Finish the game before reading on.
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What is the coin that Booker can't pick up?

I got this question from a gaming test in a local weekly magazine. And I've done a lot of searching on Google, reading wiki and different sites, but I can't find any information about this "coin" (not ...
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How do I become unstuck?

After landing on a bad place from a Sky-Line at Shanty Town, I became stuck, unable to become unstuck with movement controls, including crouching and jumping, and jumping back to the Sky-Line. At that ...
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How can Elizabeth survive the plot twist?

Given the plot twist explained above, how can she even exist?
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Do you still get stabbed if you decide to draw your gun?

In the scene where you are asking for the tickets to the guy talking on the phone. If you demand the tickets he stabs you.
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What “futuristic” songs play during the game and when?

Minor spoilers warning We learn during the game that Albert Fink, Jeremiah's brother, was able to listen to music through Tears and claim it as his own. During the game you can hear "oldified" ...
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How did Albert Fink observe the tears?

Later in the game, we find out: Why was Albert able to view these tears in the first place?