The Elder Scrolls IV: Shivering Isles
The Shivering Isles expansion may technically be DLC, but the expansion was more stuffed with content than most regular games. Giving players an excuse to return to 2006’s Oblivion, the Shivering Isles allowed players to enter a new area in the form of a realm of madness ruled by the godlike Daedric prince Sheogorath.
With over 30 hours worth of content, the Shivering Isles featured a new land to explore, new characters to meet, quests to complete, weapons to find, and monsters to defeat. The game also introduced us to one of the most fun characters from the series, Sheogorath, who’s mania is both amusing and terrifying. Shivering Isles set the benchmark for DLC in a time when such a concept was still finding its place in the gaming landscape. Not only did it succeed in breathing new life into the original game, it also became the sort of DLC gamers think of when we imagine worthwhile DLC that gives plenty of bang for our buck.