Top 10 Video Game DLC Expansions of All-TimePublished 1 year ago by Andrew Dyce
Exactly how you view Downloadable Content (either a chance to bring something new or different to an established product, or a cash-grab abomination) may vary, but it's clear the DLC phenomenon isn't going anywhere. As Irrational Games offers their last trip through the world of BioShock this week in the form of the 'Burial at Sea' DLC's conclusion, we can't help but think that they are just the latest in a long line of developers who made DLC not only worth the price, but worth the experience. The realm of PC gaming has been familiar with expansions for years, but the rise of home consoles made the concept not just more mainstream, but more profitable. And for many, even more memorable. Read on for our list of the Top 10 Video Game DLC.
Bros. Luigi U, downloadable content for New Super Mario Bros. U.
Starring Luigi as the undisputed lead - the only Super Mario Bros. platformer to flat-out exclude Mario from the action - players were able to wield Luigi's higher jumps, floaty physics and decreased traction. But it was far more than a gimmick; offering a difficulty some found missing from recent games in the series. Luigi brought pulse-pounding precision along with him, and did it in DLC that could easily be considered a standalone game.