DLCs are helpful in some cases because they can extend video games even further because video games can’t last forever, we all know that. But despite that, DLCs are still considered one of the most controversial in gaming history.
Yeah, some DLCs are extremely good and can give you more new experiences but what happens when the developers drop a promising DLC but at the end it is something extremely bad or worthless? You lose your money and the outrage begins. This is why we are here right now.
These are the 10 worst DLCs in gaming of all time.
10. Battlefield 4 – Ultimate Shortcut Bundle
For those who can’t play all day this is a good DLC, but for those who are gaming all day, this is a crime. The Ultimate Shortcut Bundle of Battlefield 4 is something like a help; you pay 50$ and you will automatically unlock all the top-tier weapons from the game.
Yeah, the same weapons you are supposed to unlock while playing the game, making Battlefield 4 a pay-to-win video game. It throws the balance of the multiplayer off the cliff but remember, if you are not good in the game, I will not help you at all. The DLC will give you weapons, not skills.
9. The Sims 4 – All Expansions
The Sims franchise is for all ages. It is without a doubt one of the best video game franchises of all time but sadly, the quality of its expansions is very inconsistent to be honest. If we talk about the latest entry, The Sims 4, the expansions give you new locations, new characters, new furniture, but… Are you willing to pay more than 10$ for each expansion?
Yeah, each expansion gives you more content, but not everyone pays more than 10 bucks per expansion. Usually, Sims’ gamers prefer to download community-made mods and furniture packs instead of buying the official expansions.
8. Destiny – The Taken King
Destiny is essentially a very good video game, but when we talk about balancing the old content with the new content, Destiny is a mess, and why do I say this? Because they are known for locking players out of older content when new content is released, this is why this DLC is here. The Taken King stands as a testament to exceptional DLC, receiving critical acclaim.
Nevertheless, the DLC itself altered Destiny’s mission structure, resulting in the exclusion of players without access to The Taken King from a wide array of previously released content. A big shock, don’t you think?
7. Sonic Adventure – DX Upgrade
1999’s Sonic Adventure is one of the best Sonic video games ever made but sadly when it was re-re-released as Sonic Adventure DX in 2010 for the PS3 and Xbox 360 wasn’t well-received by the gaming community and the die-hard Sonic fans. And what is the reason?
Much of the original content like the missions, modes, and Metal Sonic weren’t available in the base game and if you wanted to upgrade it and unlock all these features you have to buy the DLC. Sega trolled a lot of people with this DLC and received a lot of criticism by this decision.
6. RailWorks 3: Train Simulator 2012 – All Packs
The simulation video games are great because they indeed teach you how to do a lot of things, and the RailWorks video games always received annual updates for free but if the players wanted to unlock new trains they have to pay, that is reasonable. But if you are a die-hard fan of this franchise and you want to collect all the packs from RailWorks 3: Train Simulator 2012, you have to pay more than 2,000$.
No, I’m not kidding you, the reason behind this is because with each new update this game receives, the amount of DLC available grows along with the game.
5. Mass Effect 3 – From Ashes
Mass Effect 3, if we ignore the controversial and hated ending, is one of the best video games ever made, and while some DLCs adds new story content and makes the video game more immersible, other DLCs adds content that should be in the game from the freaking beginning, this is the case of Mass Effect 3.
The From Ashes DLC adds a central character named Javik, a Prothean who joins your party, and also adds missions and lore that are absolutely important to the plot of the video game. By the way, you have to pay 10$ for this DLC, amazing.
4. Kingdom Hearts 3 – Re:Mind
The Kingdom Hearts franchise is one of my personal favorite RPG video games of all time, so you can imagine my face when I realized that the Re:Mind DLC was recycled content.
First of all, Kingdom Hearts 3 wasn’t what they promised us, so everybody thought that they would fix some of the mess; well, it didn’t fix anything, it just revisits the highlights of Kingdom Heart 3’s ending while gives you the opportunity to play with Riku and Aqua. And second, 30$ for this DLC? It is too much for a DLC like this one.
3. The Saboteur – The Midnight Show
The Saboteur is a video game that gained a lot of cult following in recent years, even being considered as a hidden gem and an underrated game. Sadly, because of repetitiveness, graphics, and glitches, the game was never considered a top video game when it was released.
The funny thing, is that this game is mostly remembered for its worthless DLC named “The Midnight Show”. As part of the plot, your main base is located behind a burlesque house, and this DLC allows you to see the women naked. That’s it, that is the DLC, amazing, right?
2. Asura’s Wrath – True Ending DLC
Asura’s Wrath is loved by fans because of its anime-influenced style, fights, and characters. It’s very ironic because despite that it has one of the most disgusting and hated DLCs ever created. The name says it all; the True Ending DLC shows you the real ending of the game.
You have to pay 7$ to access the final boss fight and the final cutscene. Something like this should be a crime. Instead of releasing a sequel continuing the story, CyberConnect2 gave us just a DLC with the final sequence. This make us think that there will never be a sequel.
1. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion – Horse Armor
The most infamous DLC ever created. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion changed the way we see adventure role-playing video games; it was an amazing and unique video game. But for some reason, Bethesda decided to add to the game the most worthless and worst DLC ever designed: A horse armor.
It doesn’t change the game’s mechanics, it doesn’t give you powers or better stats. It is only an armor for your horse and it cost 2.50$. It is great to give your horse some clothes, but charging almost 3 bucks for a horse armor just for aesthetic reasons is a joke.