Downloadable Content is supposed to enhance a game after it's conclusion, expand the multiplayer or add new features to promote extended play. The problem is for every masterpiece of DLC like The Lost and Damned, a Grand Theft Auto IV expansion, there are just as many duds or cash ins. You may have your own list but here at GamePlayToday is our list for the worst DLC this.
Darth Vader/Yoda (Soul Calibur IV)
Most of us remember Soul Calibur II's awesome console exclusive characters Link, Spawn and to a lesser extent Heihachi. With Soul Calibur IV Xbox 360 users received Yoda and Playstation 3 users got Darth Vader. This seemed like a fair split except for the fact on the character select screen a spot was open for the other consoles exclusive character.
A year later the inevitable DLC was released onto both marketplaces. The slap in the face was that the content as it turns out was already on the disc, buying Yoda or Vader only has you buy an unlock key. Having gamers pay for a character already on the disc is rather disgusting, especially if you ended up paying extra for Yoda.
If paying for a character already on the disc is pretty bad, Katamari blows it out of the water. Seven stages were charged to players that were already on disc. These levels are rather shoddy and it can easily be seen why these levels were cut. What is maddening is all seven of these stages in addition to several other packs were available on the game's release date, all content already on the disc.
Madden NFL 10
There are a lot of dumb DLC add-ons to make players in your offline franchise stronger or unretire a player that would otherwise leave your franchise. Madden 10 also features a throwback mode for $7 that changes the look of the game to resemble an old photograph. Seven dollars for a color scheme is pretty bad as is Elite mode a $5 expansion that lets you become Elite. What is the benefit of being Elite? You get to play with All-Madden difficulty online.
Naruto: Rise of the Ninja
This game is a decent anime tie-in plagued by it's own DLC. It is actually poisonous with two of the DLCs causing the game to crash constantly and outright freak out. Shikamaru and English voices are also the only two DLC pieces that are considered working. The other character DLCs were downloadable for a single achievement each in the Forest of Death Exam, the game's online mode. These achievements were never added and none of this DLC exists anymore.
Electronic Arts has an obsession with mass amounts of DLC but NHL 10 sets a record of ridiculousness. There are around 275 to 300 pieces of DLC content to buy and all consist of stat boosting your players for a point or two. The amount of micro-transactions present blow away most Facebook games in trying to grab small bits of change from players. The best and worst part is that none of these stat boosting items are needed and nothing to the game and its experience. They take away from it.
Horse Armor (Oblivion): The original bad DLC gave your horse sparkling armor to protect it from death. Unnecessary considering how rarely horses die and how plentiful they are in the world.
The Don (The Godfather): Spend real money to buy money in game to give it to the Godfather. It sounds really depressing when you think about it.
Mad Moxxi's Underdome Riot: Arena modes can be fun if done right or they can be grueling. Mad Moxxi's best feature is a ClapTrap wearing a top hat when you first enter the DLC area.
Samurai Warriors 2 Xtreme Legends: Likely the most expensive piece of DLC on the Xbox Live marketplace, $30 is far too expensive for any additional content. Hell the stand alone Samurai Warriors 2 game can be found for under $10 as of today.