The 2010 Grimmys: DLC of the Year

DLC of the Year

Nowadays, we are never know when we are really done with a game. Downloadable content keeps on improving, and this year raised the standards even further.

The Nominees

BioShock 2: Minerva’s Den – Downloadable content that could be better than the actual single player experience on the disc is rare, but Minerva’s Den fits that description. More DLC should be of the quality of this title and in a nice little short story format. 2-3 hours is perfect for DLC and other developers should draw on this title for inspiration.

Mass Effect 2: Lair of the Shadow Broker – Spending time with an old friend is always something to treasure, and pairing Shepard and Liara again is just that. The Shadow Broker is an intriguing character in the Mass Effect universe and giving him/her a side mission outside of the main quest is a great addition to the franchise.

Borderlands: The Secret Armory of General Knoxx – The most DLC supported game probably ever and General Knoxx is the clear standout. Not only do you get a raise in the level cap, you get the hardest boss in the game who drops crazy loot. And there is a new story with side quests if you aren’t into all that loot business.

Grimmy WinnerRed Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare – Is there anything better than the Old West and Zombies living harmoniously together in digital form? If DLC can get me to repurchase a game, it must be good. Even if you are tired of zombies being everywhere, it’s more of that Red Dead that you love.

Rock Band Network – A service that allows for far more music to be played inside the Rock Band platform, Rock Band Network hit the ground running in 2010. Where traditional tactics have led the music industry down the toilet, RBN has given artists, old and new, a different outlet for their music to connect with the fans.

The 2010 Grimmys