What will be DLC of the Year 2018?

There’s been a wide array of DLC in 2018, some good, some bad, and some absolutely excellent!

On December 31st, we will be revealing our Top Three pieces of content through the year across all formats but we’d also love to know what you think?

Here’s a reminder of just some of the nominees among the titles we’ve covered this year…


Spider-Man – The Heist

The Heist strikes a good balance. Offering a thrilling start to this exciting Season Pass, while giving us lots to look forward to in the coming weeks. Slight Street Crime fatigue aside, The Heist easily ranks up there with the best DLCs this year with its quality in narrative, generous offerings, and its ability to continue iterating on an already excellent game.


South Park: Bring The Crunch

Bring the Crunch is a brilliant DLC that shocks, startles, and almost always entertains even though it’s very different from its source material. It flows exceedingly well while still managing to offer plenty of optional content should you want it. Slight battle grievances aside, Bring the Crunch is not only a marked improvement on Casa Bonita, but it ensures that the Fractured But Whole Season Pass is now an absolute must-buy.


Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle – Donkey Kong Adventure

Donkey Kong Adventure offers so much new content to sink your teeth into that you’ll forget the amount of time that’s past. It’s well worth the price of the games’ Season Pass alone and is a DLC that proves the success of Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle was no fluke.

Without doubt, one of the most polished, entertaining expansions of the year.


Prey Mooncrash

Mooncrash is more than just a piece of DLC, it fundamentally changes Prey from the ground up while still remaining faithful to Arkane Games’ original vision. Where you’ll find a lot of DLC is just more of the same and feels tacked on, you can see a lot of time, care, thought, and attention has gone into building this smartly and delicately.

When I’m not playing Prey: Mooncrash, I’m thinking about Prey: Mooncrash. It is easily one of the best pieces of content for any game this generation and if you’ve somehow not played Prey yet, there has never been a better time to start.


Sonic Mania Plus

Sonic Mania Plus is a perfect example of how the best DLC is made. Not only is it cheap, it fundamentally changes the way the game is played, offers up the potential for multiple playthroughs, providing lastability with broad multiplayer possibilities.

Sonic Mania was already a must play. Plus makes it essential.


Assassin’s Creed: Origins – The Hidden Ones

The Hidden Ones is also a good challenge with some gorgeous environments and interesting side objectives. The gameplay does border on the predictable at times but there’s plenty a decent amount of content here to make this a very worthwhile bundle for the price.

The Hidden Ones is the bridge that not only links some of the biggest events in the series history, but also guides the way to an extremely exciting future, making it, perhaps, the most important Assassin’s Creed DLC to date.


What’s your pick? Sound off below .

About the author

Ray Willmott

Ray is the founder and editor of Expansive. He is also a former Community Manager for Steel Media, and has written for a variety of gaming websites over the years. His work can be seen on Pocket Gamer, PG.biz, Gfinity, and the Red Bull Gaming Column. He has also written for VG247, Videogamer, GamesTM, PLAY, and MyM Magazine,