Best Video Game DLC Packs You Should Play Right Now
For modern gamers, there’s no succession of letters that regularly inspire despair than DLC. In the past decade, paid downloadable expansions have become something of a sore issue as many players have begun to feel that they are being exploited by developers in favour of extended profit periods for new games.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Hearts Of Stone
In 2015 CD Projekt Red began to really stake their claim to be considered alongside the likes of incredible sandbox developers like Bethesda and Rockstar when they brought us The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. This third instalment to Geralt’s adventures was a smash, but we wouldn’t have to wait long to spend even more time with the White Wolf.
Hearts of Stone launched just a few months after the main game, and its first success was the way it became so immediately accessible to players who’ve been with Wild Hunt since day one. The quest is aimed at players who have beaten the story of the core game, and the challenge is levied accordingly. It also altered the tone of the main quests, taking on a less serious but no less dangerous tone.
With some epic new boss fights and characters from earlier in the series making returns, there was something for all fans of Geralt’s adventures in Hearts of Stone. The fact that the ten-plus hours of focused new content cost less that $10 is outstanding in this day and age.