Many BioShock Infinite collectibles are featured in the game developed by Irrational Games and published by 2K Games, and those who can get all of them are rewarded accordingly.
Released in March 2013 on all major gaming platforms such as PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3, BioShock Infinite represents the third installment in the BioShock franchise, but the events don’t relate to the stories of the first two videogames.
The story of BioShock Infinite takes places in 1912, in a flying city named Columbia. Booker DeWitt, the protagonist of the game, and a former Pinkerton Agent, is hired and sent to the city of Columbia to search for a woman named Elizabeth, and rescue her.
Although DeWitt finds Elizabeth early in the game, there are two factions inside the city that fight over her, the Founders and the Vox Populi, so DeWitt and Elizabeth must help each other in order to escape the city.
The gameplay is similar to the one of the first two BioShock video games with the addition of the so called Vigors, through which, DeWitt gains a wide array of powers.
He can also wear gear that enhances his abilities, and use a variety of weapons against his enemies.
BioShock Infinite Collectibles Guide
There are three types of BioShock Infinite collectibles which are divided in two categories. The first category includes the Voxophones, and the second one is comprised of Telescopes and Kinetoscopes.
A BioShock Infinite Voxophone follows the artistic design of the game, and takes the shape of a steampunk audio recorder. Their role is to give players more information about the characters in the game, and the city of Columbia. Usually, this type of collectable is found in closed areas, like houses and stores, but there are several BioShock Voxophones than can be collected in open spaces.
There is a total of 80 BioShock Infinite Voxophones hidden in the game, and those who manage to get them all will unlock the achievement/trophy named Eavesdropper.
The BioShock Infinite Kinetoscopes are devices used to play short videos. They are also designed according to the timeline in which the story takes place, and they offer an insight about what happened in Columbia. Even if there are multiple Kinetoscopes scattered around the game world, there are only a limited number of videos that have to be watched in order to count towards the achievement/trophy, since many Kinetoscopes have duplicates.
On the other hand, the BioShock Infinite Telescopes are the rarest in the videogame, and they used only for sightseeing. However, players must collect all 37 Telescopes and Kinetoscopes to unlock the Sightseer achievement/trophy.
When a BioShock Infinite collectable is acquired, an on-screen message displays the progress, but players must be aware of the fact that if a checkpoint is restarted, they must retrieve the collectibles again (although the progress is saved).
The following BioShock Infinite guide was created with the purpose of helping those who want to find all BioShock Infinite collectibles in a single playthrough. As the video game, the BioShock Infinite collectibles’ guide is divided in parts, one for each chapter.