game news 6 essential DLC packs for video games
Even if it isn’t always seen with a good eye, DLC can sometimes prove to be very successful, serving as a logical and relevant sequel to a work we’ve come to love. Well, this is the content added to this list. Between Bioshock, The Witcher, and Assassin’s Creed, here are the best DLCs.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey: The Fate of Atlantis
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, released in 2018 on PC, PS4, is often considered one of the best episodes of the series. Because far from the main adventure, on the turquoise waters of ancient Greece, Ubisoft has taken players to Another unforgettable destination, Atlantis. Yes, the legendary sunken city. An adventure in the form of three DLCs with “The Champs de l’Elysée, The Torment of Hades, The Judgment of Altantide”. Of course the star of this addition is the city itself, which offers a lot of verticality due to its architecture and design that contrasts with what the Odyssey has offered so far. All with a rather interesting plot, even more solid than that of the base game (according to our testing) and fun new features. Additional content perfect to extend the fun and complete Assassin’s Creed in style.
- Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One, Stadia
- Note on the joint venture: 16/20 (Read our review)
The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine
There, we take it to another level because it’s The Witcher 3, the awesome RPG from CD Projekt Red studio. The basic adventure was already more than great. And after the first really powerful Heart of Stone DLC, Blood & Wine goes even further, offering New stadium and still successful plot. The famous Witcher Geralt sets off for Tucson, where happiness reigns in the shade of cypress trees and bottles of wine. For the champ, it’s a well-deserved retirement, but it won’t last long. Because the beast sows terror in this corner of heaven and the investigation will remain for the greater good. With a 40-hour lifespan, a revised and corrected interface, a new map of the unknown beauty, and a property management system, The Witcher 3 Blood & Wine is one of the greats.
- Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch
- Note on the joint venture: 19/20 (Read our review)
Bioshock 2: The Lair of Minerva
If Bioshock 2 wasn’t the series’ most popular episode, DLC Minerva’s Lair was able to convince even the most skeptical. As in the basic adventure, you’re not a traveler who accidentally lands in Rapture (the massive submerged license city) but Big Daddy, a metallic creature that watches the city streets as well as little sisters. but this time, You will encounter the thinker, a supercomputer Who controls the entire city of shadows. With this very special opponent, Den of Minerva offers surprises of the most beautiful effect in terms of its scenario, moreover served by a luxurious artistic direction. We can also mention the arrival of new gameplay features, including the Laser Gun and Black Hole Plasmid, for even more variety of fun. Still great diving in Rapture.
- Platforms: PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Switch
- Note on the joint venture: 18/20 (Read our review)
Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut
Here is a very special DLC. When it was released, the ending of Mass Effect 3, the final episode of Bioware’s great saga of action and RPG, was not unsatisfactory. Absolutely! Fans found it inconsistent in many ways. Above all, the epilogue did not respect the players’ choice during the adventure, even though it is a staple in all episodes. Controversy swells, petitions correlate, and Bioware claims to hear gamers’ outrage. So their solution is Extended Cut, Free DLC that brings extra footage to the end In addition to an epilogue for more details on the areas that have so far remained in the shadows. The ending that is now unanimous, is even considered the true ending of Mass Effect 3. It is the one that has been incorporated into the Remaster Mass Effect Legendary Edition.
- Platforms: PC, PS3, PS4, PS5, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Xbox Series, Switch
The last one of us left behind
Sometimes the great power of downloadable content is to take us back to a world we loved and spend more time with its characters. This is exactly what The Last of Us Behind, the DLC for the popular game from Naughty Dog, did. Add smarter content, which gives us more information about Ellie’s character. Everything takes the form of a flashback sequence while the heroine is in poor condition in the original game. Then she remembers a particularly traumatic moment, which occurred right before her meeting with Joel, the second main character in The Last of Us. A buried wound concerns her friend Riley, a reckless girl who isn’t the type to do what we do. He was told to encourage Ellie to challenge her authority figures. An absolute success whether it comes to writing, playing or the atmosphere.
Bloodborne: Ancient Hunters
Even if it’s a relief to finish a FromSoftware game, the studio often likes to create DLC to prolong the fun, especially on Dark Souls and… Bloodborne, exclusive to PS4. And for once, The Old Hunters in the DLC celebrate memories, bringing the player back to Yarham, a terrifying angle that serves as the title frame. That alone is enough to make it Add important content. Because it’s not for nothing that Bloodborne is considered one of FromSoftware’s best titles (as well as being the excellent first kicked out of PS4) with its very own beasts and atmosphere. Thus, The Old Hunters presents a new area to explore, with an improved challenge and clearer interpretations of the scenario. All in all, back already more than delicious, really absolutely amazing.