What DLC expansions are totally worth playing?

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  1. piscian18

    piscian18 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Its funny from steam sales and other nonsense I have a library full of DLC stuff that I've never played. I'm just curious has anyone played through a DLC expansion they thought was just the bees knees? I of course don't mean DLC that just adds skins, but something with an actual campaign of some sort.
     
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    modi123 [H]ardness Supreme

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    Sure..

    Borderlands 2's - Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep
    Fallout NV - Old World Blues
    Fallout 4 - NukaWorld and Far Harbor
    Cities Skyline - most if not all of them.
    Hacknet's DLC
    Destiny 2's Foresaken
     
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    wyqtor Limp Gawd

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    Judging by the previous titles in the series, I would guess the upcoming expansion for Civ VI, Gathering Storm, will be a must. Most Civ titles only really started to shine after their second expansion.

    I also fondly remember the Alien Crossfire expansion for Alpha Centauri and the awesome new factions. Those were good times...
     
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    I hear the Witcher 3 expansions are alright....
     
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    Heart of stone was ok but blood and wine could of been their own game.
     
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    Best DLC for BL2 by a mile.

    My favorite DLC for NV. Health regen halo's and stealth suit FTW!

    NukaWorld allows one to become THE raider Overboss, and reshape the Commonwealth in your image, who could ask for anything more??
    Far Harbor has many new unique weapons and perks, including the harpoon gun and Protector/ Destroyer of Arcadia, careful with the Protector of Arcadia perk though, it can be over ridden by rank 3 of Nerd Rage!
     
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    Most games I don't even finish the game. Much less get to the DLC.

    Diablo 2: Lord of Destruction takes the best "DLC" award for me. Added two new classes, raised the graphics resolution, and introduced a whole new act. Good times back in the day when games released actual expansions, and were fun enough to play all the way through.
     
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    Blood and Wine for the Witcher 3 might be the best DLC of all time. It's closer to the old days of expansion packs than typical DLCs.
    As far as normal DLCs go, Destiny 1 and 2 both add a ton of content with their year-end DLC's. Destiny 1 had Taken King and Rise of Iron. Destiny 2 has Forsaken. Ignore the smaller DLC's they added in-between as they're already included.
     
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    Mass Effect 2: Kasumi: Stolen Memory
    Mass Effect 2: Overlord
    Mass Effect 2: Lair of the Shadow Broker
    Mass Effect 2: Arrival
    Mass Effect 3: Leviathan
    Mass Effect 3: Omega
    Mass Effect 3: Citadel
    Destiny 2: Forsaken

    I'm sure there are others, but those are the ones that stand out the most in my mind.
     
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    After I play RE2, I'm thinking of giving TW3 another play thru since I beat it before Blood and Wine dropped. When you compared it to expansion packs of days of old, did you mean like F.E.A.R expansion packs like Extraction Point and Perseus Mandate where they were totally their own games?
     
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    Yup, similar in scope. I forgot about those, but that's a great example. The first game the came to mind for me as Baldur's Gate 2. The Throne of Bhaal expansion for that game was basically Baldur's Gate 2.5. Not as big as a full-on sequel but halfway there.
    Blood & Wine adds an additional map that's one of the biggest and most dense in the game. It also adds a ton of new items that totally revamp the end game gear.
     
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  12. piscian18

    piscian18 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    its funny you should mention those, the reason i started the thread is that the FEAR expansions popped up in my feed. I own everything FEAR related but have never played past the first main game. No idea if i should bother playing those.
     
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  13. CAD4466HK

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    Yes. If you liked F.E.A.R, then they are a must. Especially Perseus Mandate. You play a different character in both, plus new weapons and enemies. I recommend Extreme difficulty for the best experience.

    FEAR 2 is good but different, and FEAR 3 is not FEAR at all.
     
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    I just played FEAR last year, still pretty good, starting to look dated though, maybe they can join the remake crowd?
     
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    Mass Effect Bring Down the Sky (this was actually free and it had a few hours long campaign, how much the world has turned in 10 years)
    ME2: Kasumi, Overlord, Arrival, Lair of the Shadowbroker
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    The Witcher 3 Blood and Wine was probably the best last expac I played. But teh Dragon Age and Mass Effect series weren't bad if you liked the base game.