While we’re always guilty of being too eager to look towards the next big thing, modern gaming has become synonymous with often excellent post-launch support. This comes with the caveat that there’s obviously plenty of DLC turds out there, but every so often we get an extra slice of some our favourite games, taking in new, often more extreme directions designed to please the hardcore fans.
After high-profile releases such as The Witcher 3: Blood & Wine, Dishonored: The Knife of Dunwall and Dying Light: The Following, we live in a gaming landscape where DLC expansions can be every bit as impressive as the games they spawned from. It’s great for the dedicated fans, providing an ongoing reason to go back to wholly single-player titles, breathing new life, exploring new mechanics and capitalising on players having a high level of proficiency at playing the game. They aren’t shackled by tutorials and easing newbies in, these are chunks of top-end content that can be massively entertaining.
So I’d like to take a little moment to celebrate some of your favourite DLCs and expansion packs released in 2017 so far. They can be free updates, full-blown standalone expansions, or just about anything in between. Heck, if you were pleased with 100K Renown microtransaction bundle for Rainbow Six: Siege, let us know.
I’ve got a couple I’ve loved this year, beginning with the recently released Uncharted: The Lost Legacy. I got this last week and blew through it in a matter of days. Absolutely top tier stuff and more akin to a sequel than what you’d expect from an expansion. For £20 you can’t really go wrong.
Aside from this, I’d have to give a shout out to Steep’s Alaska DLC. Ubisoft was good enough to provide this for free a few months after launch. Having finished the original game and earned all the gold medals, this neat little expansion was enough for me to dive back in for another snowy weekend. I think Steep’s one of the most underexposed games from 2016 yet Ubisoft still keeps doing good by it, including another upcoming expansion tying in with the Winter Olympics.
What have been some of your favourite post-launch add-ons and expansions released this year? Have you managed to find any quality DLC at all, or has it all not seemed worth the investment? Let us know!