DLCs can get a bad rap and force players to pay extra for their games.
Sometimes adding whole new stories and characters to people’s favorite games is well done.
But there are still many games that require you to pay for things that should be included by default.
Here are some of the top five DLC packs of any video game.
The Sims 4: My Wedding Stories
The Sims has many expansion packs, but now that it’s free to play, you can understand that you have to make money from it somehow.
But it used to be a full-price release and still came with content expansions that looked like they were meant to be in the original.
What made My Wedding Stories the worst DLC pack is that it didn’t work at launch and for years afterward.
Since the wedding events never happened and gave players nothing for their money, they were promised the opportunity to marry their Sims in a ceremony.
The Elder Scrolls 4 Oblivion: Horse Armor
Charging for cosmetics has become the norm in the gaming industry, but someone had to start the trend.
Before The Elder Scrolls charged $2.50 (£2) for horse armor, it was common for all costumes to be unlockable in-game.
This opened the floodgates and now almost every full-priced game has some kind of purchasable costume.
Although people have commented on it, the developers will continue to add it as long as people buy it.
Sonic Lost World: 25 lives
Alongside the release of Sonic Lost World, there was a DLC pack that seemed completely unnecessary.
As the name suggests, this pack gave you 25 extra lives, which is ridiculous for two reasons.
First, it’s very easy to get lives and people shouldn’t feel the need to buy them, and second, a game released in 2013 shouldn’t actually have a life system at all.
In line with the assumption that gamers will buy everything, there are many similar DLC packs in games these days.
Asura’s Wrath: True Ending
When it comes to JRPGs, it’s not uncommon to have a true ending hidden somewhere deep in the game.
This usually requires a complex task, such as a series of side quests or saving each character.
Asura’s Wrath took a different approach and didn’t ask players to unlock the ending, instead requiring players to purchase it.
The DLC unlocked a boss and an additional cutscene, but didn’t bring the joy of unlocking it yourself.
Train Simulator Classic: All 800 packs
Train Simulator has a unique business model where you can upgrade to the latest game for free, but new trains and routes must be purchased separately.
To fans, this might sound like a good deal until you know the total cost of each item.
807 packs have been released so far, many of which cost as much as a full price game.
Over the years since release, the total amount of DLCs is around $10,000 (£8,000)!
Written by Ryan Woodrow and Georgina Young on behalf of GOOD LUCK AND HAVE FUN.
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