SA Gamer Awards 2018 – Best DLC/expansion

Just like normal games, DLC and expansions are not equal. Some DLCs feel like a single quest or idea that was taken too far, resulting in a weak, boring experience or the frustration that it should have been included with the base game in the first place. Then you get the DLCs and expansions that breathe life into a game, that goes the distance and create an experience that could be a game all on its own. These DLCs add new dimensions to the story or gameplay in some way, improving upon or spicing up what made you enjoy them in the first place. Here is our DLC or expansion of the year:

Assassin’s Creed Origins: Curse of the Pharaoh

Assassin’s Creed Origins was already such a great game, but it felt rather light on the paranormal or supernatural, considering a setting with so many curses and gods and strong beliefs. If you like things getting slightly mythological, Curse of the Pharaoh is the place to go. Bayek heads to a land under siege and he very quickly discovers a powerful curse causing the Pharaohs of old to rise up and kill the local populace. In the Valley of Kings, he learns of a plot and a way to travel to the other side and see the various afterlife worlds. It also breaks the normal pattern of hunting for the identity of a mark to then assassinate, as he has to go where no living being should ever set foot.

Runner-Up:  Warframe: Fortuna
Honourable Mentions: Splatoon 2, Destiny 2: Forsaken, Tekken 7

If it has the letters RPG in it, I am there. Still battling with balancing trying to play every single game that grabs my interest, getting 100% in a JRPG, and devoting time to my second home in Azeroth.

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