Best Of: Video Game Expansion Packs

Listen to Episode 6: Expansion Pack Here!

Episode 6 is out, and in addition to a couple of other topics, we discussed a few of our favorite video game expansion packs. In the days before DLC became the norm, expansion packs added new storylines, mechanics, and hours upon hours of new gameplay.

Lucas and I decided it would be fun to give our favorite expansions the discussion they deserve. It’s by no means an exhaustive list, but it’s a good start. We might even revisit this topic and add a few audience suggestions to the list.

Here they are, in no particular order:

  • Released in 1998, Total Annihilation: The Core Contingency added dozens of new units, structures, and maps to the critically successful game which preceded it by a year. Famously, it introduced a 'super-unit' for each faction, which required a huge amount of resources to build, but once built allowed their commander to dominate their opponents.

Sci [and/or] Fi fans, what are your favorite expansion packs? Did we miss out on any of the greats? Agree—or disagree—with any of our picks? Want to see us live-streaming Portal 2 co-op? Leave a comment here or tweet at us so we can keep the conversation going! Enjoy!



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