Top 10 Best Video Games DLCs Of All Time
These are the best additions to games that we could ask for. Welcome to Thegamefreakshow, and today we will be ranking our Top 10 Video Game DLCs or Downloadable Content.
For this list, we’ve chosen our entries based on a combination of the entry’s success, popularity, and how much the entry added to the base game. We have also stuck to DLC that adds missions or stages, and had to have started as DLC before being sold in physical format. As we’re looking for meaty chunks of content here, weapon or skin packs are obviously excluded.
10: “The Ballad of Gay Tony”
Grand Theft Auto IV (2008)
Players who couldn’t get enough of Liberty City got one hell of a power ballad as their final sendoff. The second entry of the Episodes of Liberty City behind “The Lost and the Damned”, this time around we take the reins of new socialite Luis Fernando Lopez and his business dealings with Anthony “Gay Tony” Prince. With more weapons, more vehicles, more minigames and more multiplayer modes, The Ballard of Gay Tony has pretty much everything a flamboyant gay nightclub entrepreneur can offer you.
9: “Egg and Triforce Cup”
Mario Kart 8 (2014)
The first of 2 DLC Packs with the second coming later, this pack gives you 8 new tracks, and included is are a few old favorites like the SNES version of Rainbow Road, which we listed as the #1 Mario Kart track. Taking a cue from Smash Brothers. this pack steps out of the Mushroom Kingdom and gives us tracks based off The Legend of Zelda, Excitebike and F-Zero. Purchasing the first pack gives you a discount on the second one, really limiting your excuses.
The Last of Us (2014)
Nothing is worst than being left behind in an apocalypse. For those that have played The Last of Us, have you ever thought how Ellie got infected in the first place? “Left Behind” gives you those answers. Avoiding spoiler territory here, “Left Behind” begins as a flashback during the fall segment of the game and focuses strongly on the last moments of friendship between Ellie and her companion Riley. This DLC is a great deal, if only for the stellar tears-to-dollars ratio it results in.
7:”New Super Luigi U”
New Super Mario Bros U (2012)
Being released during the year of Luigi, it only made sense that the legendary sidekick would take the helm of the flagship franchise. A DLC and later standalone game following New Super Mario Bros U, players have to prevent Bowser from invading the castle once again. With Mario not around though, the task falls to Luigi. Although the levels are a bit shorter this time around, there are still the same amount that were included in the original. Add to that a tighter timelimit and slightly different controls for Luigi, and you’ve practically got a whole new game.
6:”The Knife of Dunwall”
Some of the best DLCs are new campaigns that run parallel to the main story. “The Knife of Dunwall” does exactly that. In the new campaign, you play as Daud, the murderer of Empress Jessamine in Dishonored’s main story. Outfitting the player with plenty of unique powers and equipment, it falls on you to redeem Daud of his crimes. If finally playing as a speaking protagonist wasn’t enticing enough, the DLC also adds a new difficulty called “Master Assassin” for those of you that are already true masters of Dunwall.
5:”Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep”
Borderlands 2 (2012)
Now its time for a game within a game. The fourth and final DLC to Borderlands 2, the players enter a game of Bunkers and Badasses, the Dungeons and Dragons of the Borderlands world, hosted by the game master Tiny Tina. Unlike traditional Borderlands, the DLC is self aware fantasy-themed experience that is consistently manipulated by Tina. Those privy to tabletop lingo will find plenty of amusement in the dialogue and in the subtle jabs and references to other popular games in the fantasy genre.
4:”Lair of the Shadow Broker”
Mass Effect 2 (2010)
Here is another series with some amazing DLC. We were considering “The Citadel” from Mass Effect 3, but this was simply more to actually play. “Lair of the Shadow Broker” adds an additional campaign to the main story which deals with trying to find information on the mysterious Shadow Broker. Widely acknowledged to be the greatest DLC for the franchise, the climactic fight on the outside of a space-cruiser is worth the price of admission alone.
The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim (2011)
Gamers almost always like something new, but never underestimate the appeal of nostalgia. Here, on a quest to find the first Dragonborn, players return to Solstheim, the same island where the Bloodmoon expansion for Morrowind was set so many years before. Of course there are new quests, enemies and weapons, but the real treat was seeing all Morrowind-esque stuff in the new, updated engine. Funny enough, Bloodmoon was a taste of Skyrim in Morrowind, and now Dragonborn is a taste of Morrowind in Skyrim, if you follow me.
Red Dead Redemption (2010)
What can make the Wild West even more interesting? Zombies! “Undead Nightmare”, the major DLC for Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption, occurs in the same world but non-canon to the original story. We follow our hero John Marston as he tries to find a cure for the zombie outbreak, after his wife and son have been turned. Released only five months after the main game, it added many new features to go along with your zombie murdering spree, like the 4 horses of the apocalypse that are all ridable. Time to go back and spend even more time in New Austin.
1: “Minerva’s Den”
Bioshock 2 (2010)
For a series known for solid DLC, such as “Burial at Sea”, picking from the least popular entry in the series may seem like an odd choice, but this one was a treat for those who played it. We follow Subject Sigma, another big daddy, as he explores the main computer system of Rapture. Aside from the generous amount of gameplay included, Minerva’s Den also fully encapsulates the themes of the original Bioshock – a story chalk full of twisted ethics and twisted characters.
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