Award season is upon us here at Twinfinite, which means we’re going to look back at some great games and in this case, some of the best DLC and expansion packs to be released in 2020.
Voted on by our editors, the following were the best add-ons released in 2020 that expanded their base games in significant ways. Let’s kick it off with some honorable mentions and then our top vote getters.
Best DLCs & Expansions of 2020
Honorable Mention: Pokemon Sword & Shield: The Crown Tundra
Editor-in-Chief Ed McGlone: I have to be honest, the bar was set a bit low when Pokemon Sword and Shield’s expansion pass kicked off with Isle of Armor. It had its moments but it was effectively just more wild area, some story and not much else.
I fully expected The Crown Tundra to be just Isle of Armor 2. Surpirisingly though, Game Freak either saved their best for second or had time to make some last second adjustments because The Crown Tundra was actually a very solid expansion to Pokemon Sword & Shield.
Dynamax Adventures is probably the most fun activity to-date in Pokemon Sword & Shield. Allowing players to work together through a gauntlet of raid battles, making choices, and trying to catch powerful legendary Pokemon.
The story was much improved, allowing players to explore an improved wild area that holds lots of secrets. You can choose whether you want to discover the hidden Regis, track down the Galar version of the Kanto legendary trio, help Calyrex and more.
The mainline story of Pokemon Sword and Shield, which was incredibly linear and to be frank, dull, could use a bit of the gusto that The Crown Tundra added to the game in 2020.