Top 5 DLC’s in Video Game History

With the view on downloadable content split, where some view it as an amazing expansion of content and others see it as a cash grabbing abomination, it still can offer great content for the players. So with that being said, what are the top 5 DLC’s in no particular order as they are all good in their own right.


1. Skyrim: Dragonborn

After a waning of interest post “Dawnguard” and “Hearthfire” DLC, Bethesda reignited the spark of excitement for fans as they released “Dragonborn” which brought with it the long awaited dragon mounts. Revolving around the line of return of the Dragon Priest Miraak, players were now able to travel to other realms.

2. Bioshock Infinite: Burial at Sea

The conclusion to the Bioshock Infinite DLC, Burial at Sea brought longstanding fans of the beloved series back to the under water city of Rapture. Making the story seem to go full circle, fans were met with a long time nostalgic feel as they roamed around Rapture as Elizabeth.

3. GTA V: Online Heists

Originally started as a rumor and after months of waiting, online heists were officially announced. Coming out nearly a year after GTA V’s initial release for the Xbox 360 and PS3, fans were now able to take on heists with people all around the world. Introducing heists in GTA V, it invigorated players to take on banks as a squad and clean it dry.

4.Fallout 3/Fallout: New Vegas DLC

Being a beloved series with the continuation coming this November in the embodiment of Fallout 4, fans loved the DLC brought with these Game Of The Year Titles. For Fallout 3, most revered was the Point Lookout DLC where you are brought to a new swampland island that could be done at any time during the game. Also, a personal favorite of mine was The Pit DLC. Bringing you to the brutal city of Pittsburgh, you gain access to new weapons and a maze of fun as you explore the steel mills. For Fallout: New Vegas, fans thoroughly enjoyed the Lonesome Road and Old World Blues. In Lonesome Road, your characters story goes full circle as you now seek out the original courier #6 who promises to tell you everything after you do one last job. And in Old World Blues, the player experiences many nostalgic retro shout outs to the 1950s.

5. Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

While Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate may not be at the top of your lists on DLC, I feel that it deserves some recognition. For Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, Capcom releases FREE DLC on the first Friday of every month. Capcom is looking past the opportunity to make money and is focusing on the enjoyment of the game by fans and I think more video game companies should adopt this way of thought.


While these titles may not be the top DLC’s that jump to mind when you think of downloadable content, all of the DLC listed above have been fan favorites and/or made an impact on the gaming world and how we think of DLC. Whether its free monthly DLC of Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, to the wondrous story telling of Fallout and Skyrim, the DLC listed above are truly worthy of the top 5 spots.

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