Bioshock Infinite is finally released, and it’s really as amazing as we’d all hoped for. The game comes with its own set of collectibles, which include Telescopes and Kinetoscopes.
The Telescopes are few and far between, and all you need to do to ‘collect’ a Telescope is to peek through it using the action button. There is a total of seven Telescopes in the game.
The Kinetoscopes are greater in number (a total of 30), and are basically old-fashioned video players. Use them to get a bit more story context similar to the Voxophones and the audio recordings of the original Bioshocks.
Sighseer – Bioshock Infinite Kinetoscopes and Telescopes Locations
Collecting all 37 Kinetoscopes and Telescopes awards the player the Sightseer achievement or trophy.
Bioshock Infinite Kinetoscopes Locations
Kinetoscope #1 – Found in Chapter 2: Welcome Center Location. After the baptism to enter the city, enter an alleyway across the garden to find a big statue. Enter the shop to the right, and you’ll find the Kinetoscope on the left side next to the counter.
Kinetoscope #2 – Found in Chapter 2: Welcome Center Location. Soon, as you play through the level, you’ll come to a bridge after which you can go up some stairs. There will be a poster in front of you with the Kinetoscope next to it (near a grocery store).
Kinetoscope #3 – Found in Chapter 2: Welcome Center Location. Upon entering the fair, you will see a man speaking to the crowd about the Vigors. Around here to the right of the entrance is the Kinetoscope.
Kinetoscope #4, 5 & 6 – Found in Chapter 4: Comstock Center Rooftops Location. Directly after entering the Blue Ribbon Restaurant, turn left to see these three Kinetoscopes sitting next to each other. How convenient!
Kinetoscope #7 – Found in Chapter 4: Comstock Center Rooftops Location. There will be a point where you find a house containing some printing machines. Exit the house and turn right to pass a vending machine and find a tent. Behind this tent is the Kinetoscope.
Kinetoscope #8 – Found in Chapter 5: Monument Island Gateway Location. As soon as you enter the station, head right. There, you will find two Kinetoscopes between the benches.
Kinetoscope #9 – Found in Chapter 7: Battleship Bay Location. Early in the chapter, you’ll be instructed to enter a building by a waypoint. Before you leave the place, look around the exit (without leaving) to find the Kinetoscope.
Kinetoscope #10/#11/#12 – Found in Chapter 7: Battleship Bay Location. After the scene where Elizabeth hands you a coin, you’ll come to a room filled with people. Go left of the cotton candy man to spot three Kinetoscopes, but before you explode with joy, be warned that they all show duplicate videos from previous chapters so they might not count. Tragic.
Kinetoscope #13 – Found in Chapter 7: Battleship Bay Location. After the previous three, enter the corridor to the left where, at the end, you will find another Kinetoscope.
Kinetoscope #14 – Found in Chapter 8: Soldier’s Field Location. As soon as you enter the room with the big bird in the center, to right. You’ll find the Kinetoscope behind the mini-Soldier’s Field.
Kinetoscope #15 – Found in Chapter 8: Soldier’s Field Location. After lifting the gate you will exit the building. Go through the gate and head left to find an ice cream shop. You’ll find the Kinetoscope around here.
Kinetoscope #16 – Found in Chapter 9: Hall of Heroes Location. In the beginning of the chapter, when you leave the building, head across to the Tickets building. Inside is a staircase to the left near a cannon. You’ll see the Kinetoscope there.
Kinetoscope #17 – Found in Chapter 9: Hall of Heroes Location. At the top of the platform that leads to the Hall of Heroes you’ll be attacked by some enemies. Right of the entrance to the hall you’ll see the Kinetoscope.
Kinetoscope #18 & 19 – Found in Chapter 11: Hall of Heroes Gift Shop Location. These Kinetoscopes are near the entrance to the next area in the building near a vending machine. One is on the right of the door, and the other on the left.
Kinetoscope #20 – Found in Chapter 11: Hall of Heroes Gift Shop Location. As you enter the gift shop, you’ll see this Kinetoscope right in front of you, next to a curving counter in the middle of the room.
Kinetoscope #21 – Found in Chapter 12: Return to Hall of Heroes Location. Once you reach the First Lady’s aerodrome using the gondola, check behind the scale model of the airship to find the Kinetoscope. However, this Kinetoscope shows a duplicate movie.
Kinetoscope #22 – Found in Chapter 15: Worker Induction Center Location. Turn right from the entrance of the worker induction center and you’ll find it in the same room as the vending machine.
Kinetoscope #23 – Found in Chapter 17: Good Time Club Location. You’ll find this one on the landing at the first set of stairs.
Kinetoscope #24 – Found in Chapter 17: Good Time Club Location. This Kinetoscope is found next to the vending machine near the two bathrooms on the club’s lower floor.
Kinetoscope #25 – Found in Chapter 17: Good Time Club Location. After Elizabeth and Booker travel through the tear and come back to the club’s entrance, you’ll find another Kinetoscope in the same location as the first one in this chapter, but slightly different.
Kinetoscope #26 – Found in Chapter 20: Bull House Impound Location. You’ll find this Kinetoscope in the Impound Facility. Check the side offices near the front door to get it.
Kinetoscope #27 – Found in Chapter 22: Finkton Proper Location. After you sabotage the zeppelin, head up the grand double stairs to the factory’s main entrance. At the top you’ll find the telescope.
Kinetoscope #28 – Found in Chapter 24: Port Prosperity Location. The Kinetoscope is near the restrooms in the back of the Salty Oyster Restaurant, the entrance to which required some lockpicks.
Kinetoscope #29 – Found in Chapter 28: Comstock House Atrium Location. This Kinetoscope is near the second Boy of Silence. Look for a sanitorium column that can be found in the direction away from the objective.
Kinetoscope #30 – Found in Chapter 29: Warden’s Office Location. Past the two gun turrets at the Warden’s Office/Tower is a hallway to the office; there is a Kinetoscope in the hallway just before the room full of inoperable motorized patriot heads.
Kinetoscope #31 – Found in Chapter 29: Warden’s Office Location. On your way to the office, you’ll pass through an examination chamber made to look like a living room. There is a Kinetoscope at the hallway’s end.
Bioshock Infinite Telescopes Locations
Telescope #1 – Found in Chapter 2: Welcome Center Location. This telescope can be found after you cross a bridge and use a stairs to reach a flower shop. Go around the building to run into a boy who hands you a telegram. After the scene, turn left and head to the benches. The collectible is there.
Telescope #2 – Found in Chapter 5: Monument Island Gateway Location. When you get introduced to the sky-line system, you’ll use it and be attacked by two enemies. You can jump onto their balcony so do so. There is telescope on this balcony
Telescope #3 – Found in Chapter 7: Battleship Bay Location. You will use the Gondola to find Elizabeth in this chapter and as soon as the ride is over, go upstairs and peek through the telescope on the balcony.
Telescope #4 – Found in Chapter 16: Worker Induction Center Location. In this Chapter, you encounter your first Handyman. After the cutscene that follows and Elizabeth pulls you on the platform, turn around to see this telescope. This is just before you enter Finkton Proper.
Telescope #5 – Found in Chapter 19: Shanty Town Location. This telescope is on a balcony across from the front facade of the impound building. There are freight hooks for Booker to use to get up there; a sniper rifle is placed near this telescope.
Telescope #6 – Found in Chapter 23: Factory Location. At the Fink offices, you’ll come across a tear which contains a tesla coil with a light source nearby. The Telescope is situated on the railing near here.
Telescope #7 – Found in Chapter 24: Port Prosperity Location. This telescope is found right next to the trolley you need to take at Port Prosperity.
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