A computer game expansion pack is an add-on to an existing game that usuallyadds new game areas, weapons, objects, and/or an extended storyline.(source: wikipedia)
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Darkness over Daggerford is an expansion pack for BioWare's Neverwinter Nights role-playing video game. It was released for digital distribution on August 16, 2006. Considered a user-made "mod", the game was created by Canadian company Ossian Studios, headed by former BioWare employee Alan Miranda.
Daggerford was based on earlier Dungeons & Dragons video games like Baldur's Gate and Icewind Dale. It takes place in the Western Heartlands region of the Forgotten Realms campaign setting, in the town of Daggerford, near Waterdeep and Baldur's Gate. Completely a single-player experience, Daggerford's story revolves around the player character investigating the recent death of the town's leader.
Daggerford was originally conceived as a Neverwinter Nights premium module, which were official products marketed through BioWare's website and supported by the game's publisher, Atari. Several months before the game's scheduled release, the premium module program was cancelled. Ossian decided to publish Daggerford anyway, and it was released as a free download on IGN's Neverwinter Vault, a community site for the Neverwinter Nights series.
Since the game is an expansion of Neverwinter Nights, it
Commandos: Beyond the Call of Duty is a stand-alone expansion pack for Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines. It is developed by Pyro Studios and published by Eidos Interactive. The original game is unneeded to play. The game features new skills and equipment, such as the ability to throw rocks and knock out enemy soldiers. Also two new allies are present with the game, a Yugoslavian military commander and a member of the Dutch Resistance. There are a total of eight missions available focusing on the push to Berlin. The game also features a higher resolution.
EverQuest: Underfoot is the 16th expansion to the MMORPG EverQuest.
Within the fictional storyline of the game, the afterlife world of Brell's Rest, where worthy worshipers of the god Brell go after leaving Norrath, erupts with conflict between the gnolls and the kobolds.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Dawnguard is the first official add-on for the action role-playing, open world video game The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. The game was developed by Bethesda Game Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks. The Xbox 360 version of Dawnguard launched in English-speaking territories on 26 June 2012, and in France, Germany, Italy and Spain in mid-July 2012. It was released on Windows (via Steam) on 2 August 2012. Due to performance issues, the PlayStation 3 version of Dawnguard has been delayed indefinitely, and Bethesda has expressed concern that future Skyrim DLC may not be available for the system.
Dawnguard revolves around an ancient prophecy predicted by an Elder Scroll. The Dawnguard, an organisation dedicated to hunting Vampires, are reformed to attempt to stop the return of a powerful clan of Vampires named the Volkihar. The Volkihar's leader, Lord Harkon, intends to use an Elder Scroll to permanently blot out the sun. The player can choose whether to aid the Dawnguard, or join the Vampires, becoming a Vampire Lord themself in the process.
Lost Eden is the fourth expansion pack for Anarchy Online. This is the second expansion focusing on the player versus player aspect, the first being The Notum Wars. Game director Morten Byom stated that upon re-evaluation of the game mechanics, the sole thing he believed needed to be improved was the PvP system.
This expansion will include additional battlefields. Players will be able to pilot mechs during combat with players of the opposing side in the battle for "orbital supremacy."
The Sims 2: Family Fun Stuff is the second "stuff pack" for The Sims 2. The first stuff pack was The Sims 2: Holiday Party Pack, which contained various holiday decorations, such as Christmas and Halloween. Unlike the previous stuff pack, Family Fun Stuff adds gameplay elements introduced in the three previous expansion packs. The original The Sims 2 game in any of the three editions released is needed to install this stuff pack.
The Family Fun Stuff stuff pack is focused on family oriented content and adds a series of new objects, clothing, furniture and decorating items to the game. It installs over 60 new items for every age group of Sims, and adds numerous new songs to the game.
Since this stuff pack is based on a few themes, players can make entirely new theme-based rooms. These themes include:
Gameplay elements are added if players do not yet have features from previous expansion packs University, Nightlife, and Open for Business. These include the chemistry (where Sims have turn-ons and turn-offs), influence, fury, and inventory gameplay additions.
The system requirements for the stuff pack (from the official The Sims 2 website) are the following:
EverQuest: The Buried Sea (TBS) is the 13th expansion pack released for EverQuest, a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG).
TBS is the thirteenth expansion for the EverQuest universe, released in 2007. It features over 60 new raids and group missions and allows characters to raid pirate vessels. The content is intended for characters of level 55 and higher.
Players may design and display a guild emblem and upgrade the banner to gain special abilities for guild members, including the ability to plant it on a battlefield where guild members can teleport directly to it.
Fellowships allow a common chat channel, the ability to create a campfire that can help in adventures, and a token that will allow quick travel to other fellowship members.
Players may gain access to a new inventory slot that can be fitted with a customizable Energeian power source and armor that can tap into the power source.
EverQuest: Prophecy of Ro (PoR) is the 11th expansion pack for EverQuest, a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG). It was released on February 21, 2006 and introduced new content, zones, monsters, revamps, and new features.
The action occurs in several new zones, including the Plane of Rage, home of Sullon Zek, the Plane of Magic, home of Druzzil, and the lost city of Takish-Hiz. The zones for the city of Freeport and the Desert of Ro were also revamped. According to the press release, new features include:
This expansion is intended for characters of level 50 and higher.
Expansion For:The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar
The Lord of the Rings Online: Siege of Mirkwood is the second retail expansion pack for the MMORPG The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar and is slated to be released in North America December 1st, 2009. It was announced on September 4, 2009.
The game's level cap will be increased from level 60 to 65 which will include new traits, virtues, skills and class quests. A new Skirmish system will allow for repeatable, randomised and scaleable combat based instances that can be accessed from anywhere in the game world for 3, 6 and 12 players and a new 12 player raid will take place in Dol Guldur. Game play enhancements have also been announced and are said to include changes to the combat, mount and legendary items systems.
Half-Life: Opposing Force is an expansion pack for Valve Software's science fiction first-person shooter video game Half-Life. The game was developed by Gearbox Software and Valve Corporation and published by Sierra Entertainment on November 1, 1999. Opposing Force is the first expansion for Half-Life and was first announced in April 1999. Randy Pitchford, the lead designer on the game, later noted that he believed Gearbox was selected to develop Opposing Force because Valve wanted to concentrate on their future projects. Over the course of development, Gearbox brought in a variety of outside talent from other areas of the video games industry to help bolster various aspects of design.
Opposing Force returns to the same setting as Half-Life, but instead portrays the events from the perspective of a U.S. Marine, one of the enemy characters in the original game. The player character, Adrian Shephard, is sent in to neutralize the Black Mesa Research Facility when a scientific mishap causes it to be invaded by aliens, but quickly finds that the Marines are outnumbered and slowly being beaten back by a second alien race and black operations units. Opposing Force was received well by
Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs is the first official expansion pack for the real-time strategy game Age of Empires III. It was announced by Ensemble Studios and Microsoft Game Studios on March 7, 2006. The demo version was released October 4, 2006. The full game for PC was released on October 17, 2006 in the United States. The expansion pack was then bundled with the full game of Age of Empires III, being called Age of Empires III Gold Edition on September 19, 2006. The Mac version was ported over and developed by Destineer's MacSoft Games and published by MacSoft Games. The full game for Mac was released on June 12, 2007 in the United States. It was followed by a second expansion pack to the original game called Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties.
There are no major changes to the mechanics to Age of Empires 3 - players are still expected to gather resources, build armies and send them to attack opponents. Instead, there are a number of new concepts introduced, whilst existing concepts have been expanded. On some maps, Copper and tin mines have been added, but these generally do not produce as much coin as the gold and silver mines. Sometimes the copper mines can produce
The Sims 2: FreeTime is the seventh expansion pack in the The Sims 2 video game series.
A flyer included in The Sims 2: Bon Voyage expansion pack and The Sims 2 Teen Style Stuff announced this expansion and read: "Now your Sims can enjoy hobbies! Your Sims will have fun taking up a variety of creative, intellectual, or active leisure-time pursuits. They can even meet Sims that share their interests and expand their social relationships. Develop your Sims' skills while they pursue their true pastime passions. Will your Sims stumble reaching for new goals or find a new sense of fulfillment?"
With this expansion, Sims can pursue employment in five new careers including dance, entertainment, intelligence, oceanography and architecture.
The ten hobbies included in the expansion pack are fitness, cooking, music/dance, sports, nature, science, films/literature, gaming, tinkering, and arts/crafts. Every Sim is created with a predetermined "preferred" hobby which cannot be modified by the player. While the bar is filled, the Sim is "in the zone", shown graphically as a white glow around the Sim; causing their needs to decay more slowly than usual, as to allow extra time on that hobby.
Diablo: Hellfire is an expansion pack that Sierra On-Line produced for the video game Diablo. It was released in 1997 and developed by Synergistic Software, a Sierra division. Hellfire is the only authorized expansion pack released for Diablo. Blizzard Entertainment has never released a first-party expansion for Diablo. The original game was later re-released alongside Hellfire in 1998 in a bundle called Diablo + Hellfire.
Hellfire is a single-player expansion to Diablo. While there are some multi-player modes that can be unlocked, Hellfire is not playable on Blizzard's online gaming service Battle.net, and its changes do not transfer to online characters. However, the expansion does offer many new features as a single-player game, and also does not interfere with a user's ability to still play Diablo with Blizzard's service.
Hellfire's storyline occurs as an aside to the main story arc of the original game. A sorcerer, while performing a ritual, unknowingly releases the demon Na-Krul unto the town of Tristram, but before it can completely escape, the sorcerer magically seals the doors. The player is later tasked with venturing into Na-Krul's lair and vanquishing it.
The Sims 3: Showtime is the sixth expansion pack for The Sims 3 on Mac and Windows. It was released on March 6, 2012. A limited collector's edition includes exclusive in-game content such as a stage and two costumes along with a poster based on American pop singer Katy Perry.
SimPort allows players to send Star performers on tour to perform special shows in their friends' towns (only if you have internet and friends). They can also invite your friends to send their Sims to perform for you and customize the stage in venues with special themed backgrounds, props, lights and special effects. Players can throw objects at performers - ranging from flowers to lettuce. Choosing not to use SimPort will not change gameplay with any interactions that do not require SimPort. A player can unlock backgrounds, props, and costumes for their Sim if they choose to use SimPort. Sims who visit a player's town via SimPort will default to the traits, clothes, and objects that they have locally in their game. Players can message other players while their Sims are performing in other towns. Note, there are 3 versions. The normal, limited, and Katy Perry version do not have much difference other than
The Quantum Rise expansion includes features such as a new certificate system that allows verification of a player's proficiency in certain defined groups of skills by other players and a medal system for awards by corporations. Industrial ships were rebalanced and optimized, with addition of the Orca-class ship, "a sub-capital logistical ship with a mining command focus." The staged delivery of the expansion began with the recent implementation of new technology such as StacklessIO and EVE64 which upgraded the server hardware and streamlined communication between server and client to reduce lag. These improvements provide performance allowing for player vs. player battles with thousands of participants. Further hardware and software improvements are planned. Other features of the expansion include further graphics updates as started in the Trinity expansion; the ability for players to group their vessels' weapons for easier interaction; changes to autopilot routes and avoidance of player-defined solar systems.
Saints Row 2: Ultor Exposed is an episodic expansion pack for the sandbox-style action-adventure video game Saints Row 2, developed by Volition, Inc. and published by THQ. The first of three planned downloadable content packs, Ultor Exposed was released via Xbox Live and PlayStation Network for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 systems respectively, on April 23, 2009. Originally slated for an April 16 release, the game was delayed a week in order to be released alongside the demo for Volition-developed game Red Faction: Guerrilla.
Ultor Exposed features American pornographic actress Tera Patrick, who plays herself as a former microbiologist for the Ultor Corporation who calls upon the Boss to help her expose the evils within it. The expansion pack also adds new customization options, vehicles, and additions to the game's multiplayer.
The game adds content for use with the main game. New hair and facial hair options have been added and in addition an array of new outfits can be purchased and worn by the player character, including the 'EDF Armor' which is an actual item in Red Faction: Guerrilla. Examples include the commonly requested police officer and SWAT uniforms and also the
Features include an updated graphics engine and 5 new ship classes totalling 20 new ships. The 5 classes are interdictor cruisers (Heavy Interdictors) and electronic warfare frigates (Electronic Attack Ships) as well as battleships (Black Ops, designed for covert operations and Marauders, designed for long-range deployment) and freighters (Jump Freighters). Although "Factional Warfare," a major addition to game mechanics, had been planned for this patch it was later announced that it would be included in a future patch, along with Ambulation (walking in stations and Full Human Representation, announced on the Eve Online Fanfest 2007). Starting with the release of Trinity CCP offers two editions of the Eve Online client. One with regular graphics content, called Trinity 1.0 Classic, and one with updated graphics, called Trinity 1.0, also referred to as Premium. Players who run a Shader Model 3-capable graphics card can choose whether they want the Classic or Premium content. Without such a graphics card the client uses the Classic content.
Civilization III: Conquests is the second and final expansion for the award-winning and best-selling computer game Civilization III. It was published in 2003. This expansion added eight new civilizations to the game, and including the eight civilizations from Play the World this brings the total number of playable civilizations up to thirty-one (the maximum supported by the game). The new civilizations are the Byzantines, the Dutch, the Hittites, the Incans, the Mayans, the Portuguese and the Sumerians. In addition to these playable civilizations, graphics for the Austrians are present in the editor so one can replace an existing civilization.
Two new special traits are added in this pack: seafaring and agricultural. Many of the new civilizations take advantage of these new traits (e.g. the Sumerians are Scientific and Agricultural), and some old civilizations are changed to more appropriate ones (e.g. the English have been changed from Expansionist and Commercial to Seafaring and Commercial).
New governments have also been added to the game, Feudalism and Fascism, and new Wonders of the World such as the Statue of Zeus and the Mausoleum of Mausollos. Four new bonus resources have
The Sims 2: Happy Holiday Stuff is an upcoming "stuff pack" for The Sims 2. It will be a re-release of Holiday Party Pack, however it will officially fall under the "stuff pack" line of The Sims 2 games, and will be available for sale from major video game outlets, unlike the Holiday Stuff Pack, which was only available for purchase exclusively via Electronic Arts's online store (in the US).
This pack was originally noted on The Sims 2 website on late September, 2006. It was also noted that a Holiday Edition was to be released simulataneously with the Happy Holiday Pack; containing the original The Sims 2 game and the Happy Holiday Stuff items in one bundle, similar to that of the The Sims 2: Holiday Edition released a year earlier.
As the name suggests, Happy Holiday Stuff will contain holiday-themed objects. And although the pack will be heavily geared towards christmas, the pack will also contain objects pertaining to other holidays, such as Kwanzaa, Hanukah, Easter, Halloween, and New Year's Eve.
World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria is the fourth expansion set for the massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) World of Warcraft, following Cataclysm. It was announced on October 21, 2011, by Chris Metzen at BlizzCon 2011, and was released on September 25, 2012..
Mists of Pandaria raised the existing level cap from level 85 to 90. It introduced a new character class, the Monk, along with a new playable race, the Pandaren. The vanity pet system was overhauled and added a pet battle system. New PVE scenarios were introduced, and Challenge Modes were added for dungeons. The existing 41-point talent trees were replaced by a new system of tiered talents that are awarded every 15 levels. Blizzard had stated that there are plans for nine new dungeons, three new raids, and four new battlegrounds.
The game is set after the events of Deathwing and the Cataclysm. The major setting is the titular land of Pandaria, one of the continents of the world of Azeroth. Discovery of Pandaria is made after a naval battle between the Horde and the Alliance. It had previously been hidden by magic since The Sundering, only to resurface.
Pandaria is a new continent located to the south of
Expansion For:The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar
The Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria is the first retail expansion pack for the MMORPG The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar released on November 18, 2008. It was announced on March 14, 2008 at Codemasters Online Connect 2008.
The storyline is set in Moria, an enormous underground complex in north-western Middle-earth. Apart from that, the expansion also adds the region Lórien. The game's level cap has been increased to level 60; and the expansion (also called "Volume II") extends the Epic storyline by six more books, and adds two new classes, the Rune-keeper and the Warden. Other new features include environment aware AI, dynamic lighting, and a new weapon enhancement system.
The expansion was promoted through playing web-based minigames. Visitors could play three games: King Under the Mountain, Swig & Toss, Eleventy-Seven Morsels at the official site. By performing certain tasks players could complete "deeds", three of which unlocked a "goodie". These included one trailer and three pieces of game art. By applying for a beta invitation, players could also receive a fourth game art.
The expansion adds two new classes to the game: Warden and Rune-keeper.
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War – Soulstorm is the 3rd expansion to the PC-based RTS game Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War series developed by Iron Lore Entertainment. Like its predecessors, Soulstorm is based on Games Workshop's popular tabletop wargame, Warhammer 40,000, and introduces a multitude of new features to the Dawn of War series. It can be used in a stand alone and so does not need the original Dawn of war disc to play, but you must have the prior games installed and valid cd-keys in order to play as anything but the two new races online.
Gameplay features real-time strategy interaction. Game operation is similar to previous Warhammer titles, except for the new aerial units that do not follow these rules, and new campaign gameplay features.
Each race is given a new aerial unit which does not obey the normal rule of engagement in the Dawn of War series.
The Kaurava conflict began after a sudden appearance of a Warp Storm near Kaurava IV. The nine races were drawn to investigate the system with their own fleets and conflicting intentions. However, the Warp Storm wreaked havoc on their navigation interfaces, stranding them on the four planets and three moons of the system. The
Command and Conquer: Generals – Zero Hour is the expansion pack for the computer game Command & Conquer: Generals. Zero Hour added several new abilities and units to each side, and a new mode of play called Generals' Challenge.
Zero Hour also contains 3 new campaigns of five missions each, one for each side, with their chronological order being USA first, GLA second, and China last. Unlike the previous campaigns, which were noted by Command and Conquer fans for not having full motion video cinematic sequences during mission briefing, the Zero Hour campaigns return to that Command and Conquer tradition, each showing a live-action video of a news reporter of the respective side giving details about the situation behind the current mission. The plot behind the Zero Hour campaigns picks up where it left off at the end of the previous campaigns.
At the beginning of the USA campaign, the Global Liberation Army (GLA) launches a biological weapon using a refitted Soyuz launch station from the captured Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at a U.S. naval base located in Northern Europe. The United States military retaliates quickly, destroying the launch platform, before the GLA can fire
UEFA Euro 2012 is the official video game of the UEFA Euro 2012 football tournament. Unlike previous Euro games, it is a downloadable expansion pack for FIFA 12, requiring that game and internet connection. It was released on 24 April 2012.
The expansion features an all-new game mode, Expedition Mode (similar to World Tour mode from FIFA Street), where players create a customized team to bid against the European nations. Players can import their Virtual Pro into the mode. The Story of the Finals scenario mode from 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa returns in a form similar to normal FIFA 12 Football Club scenarios.
The game includes all 53 UEFA-member nations, although 24 of them are unlicensed, including co-hosts Ukraine and Poland. One user can play through the UEFA Euro 2012 finals. All 8 official stadiums of the tournament are included in the game. Following numerous customer complaints, a new update was released by EA which fixed many of the issues, including the constant freezing of the game.
The idea is that you'll create your own team and pick your virtual pro from FIFA 12 and you'll receive 11 players and substitutes. Then you'll choose a group from UEFA Euro 2012
Exodus is considered by the developers to be the first major game expansion. The expansion added multi-level "deadspace" scenarios, new environments and ships, better handling of conflicts, additional market functionality, user interface improvements, and an updated in-game web browser. A formalized method for alliances between corporations and the ability to claim sovereignty of a solar system via new "player owned starbases" was also added. Prior to its official release, this expansion was codenamed "Shiva."
is the third expansion pack for the MMORPG Final Fantasy XI. It was revealed at the 2005 Tokyo Game Show. A new continent of Vana'diel known as Aridjiah, with its dominant nation being Aht Urhgan, was introduced, and the Blue Mage and Corsair job were announced on the Square Enix website to be included as well. On March 10, 2006, Square Enix announced at the Final Fantasy Fan Festival that the third and final job for release in the expansion was the Puppetmaster. The expansion was released in North America on April 18 and Japan on April 20, 2006. The actual content of the expansion was unable to be accessed until a short while after its Japanese release.
Throughout the Final Fantasy series, the Blue Mage has usually specialized in learning special abilities from monsters and using them as blue magic. This trait was continued with Final Fantasy XI's version of the job. Early promotional material described the Blue Mage as a fighter-mage that uses curved blades in close combat and enemy-learned abilities at a further range.
The Corsair job is based on the Gambler job from previous Final Fantasy games (i.e. Setzer Gabbiani from Final Fantasy VI), despite its Artifact Armor
Everquest II: Rise of Kunark is the EverQuest II expansion pack from Sony Online Entertainment. The expansion pack introduces a new continent, Kunark; a new player race, the Sarnak; and raises the level cap for adventure, tradeskills and guilds to 80.
Over the five hundred years transpired between the setting of the original EverQuest and EverQuest II, the continent of Kunark has changed in many important ways. The various cataclysms that occurred during this period in Norrath had a tangible impact on Kunark, with many areas of the geography being unrecognizable to those familiar with the continent from EverQuest.
The Iksar Empire is being rebuilt, with the giants being pushed towards the north of the continent, and the Sarnak, the new playable race, pushed towards the west, and their home city, Chardok. Upon arriving in Kunark, players will be immersed in a war between the powerful Iksar Empire and the other inhabitants of Kunark.
The Sarnak in EverQuest were an NPC race that inhabited part of Kunark. In Rise of Kunark there are two distinct types of Sarnak: NPC characters who will be familiar to players of the original EverQuest; and the new, playable Sarnak, who were "magically
EverQuest II: The Bloodline Chronicles is the first Adventure Pack for Sony Online Entertainment's their massively multiplayer online role-playing game EverQuest II.It introduced new areas, new items and new monsters.
The Elder Scrolls III: Bloodmoon is the second expansion pack for Bethesda Softworks' The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind. While it was originally released as an expansion set for Microsoft Windows, Bloodmoon is included within the Morrowind: Game of the Year edition for Xbox.
Unlike the first expansion Tribunal, which added a city separate from the world map consisting of interior cells, Bloodmoon adds a large new island to the original world map, a cold northern territory named Solstheim. Rather than the Dunmer (dark elves) that are the indigenous race in the nearby Vvardenfell, Solstheim is populated largely by the Nord race. This is largely because the island sits more or less astride the border between Morrowind and the Nord homeland of Skyrim.
This expansion adds new enemies, the East Empire Company as a joinable guild, and the possibility to become a werewolf, akin to the inclusion of vampires seen in Morrowind. Bloodmoon also uses larger and more detailed environments, including snowfall, thus raising the computer hardware requirements, though the ash storms of the original game are much more graphically demanding than the snow of Bloodmoon.
As with Morrowind and Tribunal,
The Elder Scrolls III: Tribunal is the first expansion for Bethesda Softworks' The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind. It takes place in the temple/city of Mournhold, the capital of Morrowind, located in the larger city of Almalexia. The title refers to the three "Living Gods", known as the Tribunal.
Instead of directly modifying the original game world, the city of Mournhold is only accessible by teleportation. While the city of Mournhold appears to be similar to the open-air towns of the original game, Mournhold is actually akin to an interior room. Players cannot levitate while in Mournhold, because levitation would reveal that the "sky" of Mournhold is little more than a ceiling (although the game states it is forbidden so not to offend Almalexia). Should a player go over the walls of Mournhold (using spells or scrolls such as Scroll of Icarian Flight) they will find the area of Mournhold they were in floating in an endless ocean. The other districts of Mournhold will be absent from the ocean. This was probably done because the original game included only the islands of Vvardenfell, and Mournhold, in the fictional geography of Tamriel, lies on the mainland and a considerable distance
EverQuest: The Scars of Velious (SoV, Velious, or simply the Velious expansion) is the second expansion released for EverQuest, a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG). The expansion focuses on high-level content (levels 35 and up), providing many extremely powerful monsters to fight and a number of zones meant to be used by large groups of players.
The expansion takes place on the continent of Velious, an icy continent towards the south of Norrath. The title refers to three chasms in Velious that are said to be the place where the great dragon Veeshan struck the continent with her claws. One of these claw marks is believed to be in a zone known as The Great Divide, an area where the Coldain have established their home in the mountain side.
The expansion introduced both Frost giants and Coldain dwarves to the EverQuest universe, as well as a new sect of dragons known as the Claws of Veeshan. Players could ally their characters with any of the three factions, and fight against the others to gain rewards exclusive to their chosen faction.
The expansion is also notable for introducing the Sleeper's Tomb zone, a locked zone that players could unlock with a key from a
The Sims 2: Pets is the fourth expansion pack in The Sims 2 series of games, as well as a stand-alone game for several consoles. It is published by Electronic Arts. The Sims 2: Pets was officially announced on July 26, 2006 and released on October 18, 2006 in North America and via digital download, as well as on October 20, 2006 to the rest of the world, except for Australia/New Zealand, where it was released on October 26, 2006. Aspyr released a port of the game for Mac OS X on November 7, 2006.
It was released for the Wii on June 12, 2007. In Australia, one Australian dollar per game sold, from at least 50,000 copies of the game, was donated to the RSPCA. Unlike the other expansions, this game does not have a new neighborhood. Instead, new lots (with Sims living in them) are available for placement in the existing neighborhoods. The Sims 2: Pets has sold over 6 million copies.
Sims can own cats and dogs. Pets features 75 pre-made breeds of dogs and thirty pre-made breeds of cats. Create-A-Pet is similar to "Create-a-Sim", where a user builds a human Sim characters. In Create-a-Pet, players may customize a cat or dog by choosing patterns and colors of coat, body shape, facial
Dragon Age: Origins – Awakening is an expansion for the fantasy role-playing video game Dragon Age: Origins. Awakening adds a brand new campaign which takes place during the aftermath of Dragon Age: Origins. The game also features new class specializations and skills for the player to develop.
Awakening was released for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 on March 16, 2010, in North America, March 18 in Europe, and March 19 in the United Kingdom. It was released for the Mac on August 31, 2010.
The player has the option to either import his or her character from the main game or start over as a Warden from Orlais: a whole new origin. If a new character is created, the story from the main game is set to a default ending. If the character is imported, the story in Awakening will continue from that determined by the player in Origins and the character will retain his or her attributes, skills, spells etc. as well as certain equipment. The expansion continues the story, including five new recruitable party members and Oghren from Dragon Age: Origins, new spells and abilities, a raise in the level cap, new enemies such as the Inferno Golem and the Queen of the Blackmarsh, and new items. There are
Neverwinter Nights 2: Storm of Zehir is an expansion pack for the role-playing video game Neverwinter Nights 2, developed by Obsidian Entertainment and published by Atari. It was released in late 2008 in North America, Europe, and Australia. Like previous entries in the Neverwinter Nights series, Storm of Zehir is based on the paper and pencil fantasy role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons, and uses the game's 3.5 edition ruleset.
Storm of Zehir was inspired by older video games like the Baldur's Gate and Icewind Dale franchises. The storyline foreshadows the events of the fourth edition of Dungeons & Dragons and follows the adventures of a group of merchants in the Samarach and Sword Coast areas of the Forgotten Realms campaign setting.
Storm of Zehir received mixed reviews from critics. Reviewers were pleased with new features introduced in the game, like more options for party customization and an overland map, but were not impressed with the game's storyline and technical achievements.
Storm of Zehir is an expansion of Neverwinter Nights 2 and continues the formula of a role-playing video game played from an overhead third-person perspective. Players first create a character
Spore: Creepy & Cute is an expansion pack for the 2008 video game Spore. It includes additional tools and features for creature creation that were not present in the original Spore. These include 60 new parts, 48 new paint options, 24 new test drive animations, and two new test drive backgrounds.
Sid Meier's Civilization V: Gods & Kings is the first official expansion pack for the turn-based strategy video game Civilization V. It was released on June 19, 2012 in North America, and on June 22, 2012 in the rest of the world. It adds both religion and espionage mechanics to the game as well as reworking the combat and diplomacy features.
Gods & Kings includes 27 new units, 13 new buildings, nine new wonders and nine new playable civilizations. A new religion mechanic featuring a "faith" resource allows players to found their own religion which they can grow into a "world-spanning fully customized religion." Diplomacy has been reworked to include espionage, foreign embassies, and new types of city-states (religious and mercantile). City-states also feature a new quest system and strategic importance. Additionally, the combat system has been re-worked to include smarter AI, an expanded early modern era, and enhanced naval combat featuring Great Admiral and melee naval units. Gods & Kings adds an additional 52 Steam achievements to Civilization V.
Three new scenarios are included in the expansion: "Fall of Rome", focusing on the decline of the Roman Empire; "Into the
Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath is an expansion pack for the 2007 real-time strategy video game Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars. Developed by Electronic Arts Los Angeles and BreakAway Games studios, it was released on March 24, 2008 in the United States and on March 28, 2008 in Europe by publisher Electronic Arts, and was also released on June 24 for the Xbox 360.
Kane's Wrath features a "Risk-like" gameplay mode called "Global Conquest", where players build and control their forces from a strategic, global level with the goal of either destroying all enemies or completing their side's alternate victory objective. Instead of the traditional Command & Conquer RTS gameplay, the mode uses a turn-based system where the player issues higher-level orders such as "build a base here" (to have the computer automatically build a base with preset structures) or "upgrade this base" (to have the computer automatically perform multiple structure upgrades on a base); the orders execute at the end of a turn and the other sides then get theirs. Combat in this mode occurs whenever two opposing forces collide on the world map; the battle can either be played traditionally (as a standard
Everquest II: Sentinel's Fate is the sixth EverQuest II expansion pack from Sony Online Entertainment.
Michael Lafferty from GameZone.com gave it a score of 7/10. "Sentinel’s Fate may well be that interlude between exciting new content and compelling story elements that has been released as an expansion. It is the sixth overall expansion for the game (Adventure Packs don’t count; neither do live updates), and while it does add elements, it is lacking in that sense of adventure that has marked some earlier expansions."
The second add-on for Skyrim, Hearthfire, was released on September 4, 2012 for Xbox 360 and October 4, 2012 on PC. The add-on allows the player character to purchase a plot of land and build their own home from raw materials such as lumber and clay, with the option of adding greenhouses, bee hives and alchemy/enchanting facilities. Hearthfire also introduces the option to raise a family by adopting children.
EverQuest: The Serpent's Spine is the 12th expansion to EverQuest, released September 19, 2006. New features include new zones, a new player race known as the "Drakkin", an attainable player level of 75, as well as new spells and alternate advancements.
The expansion was added with the aims of making soloing (playing Everquest alone rather than as part of a larger group) a more viable option. This was done through the addition of a new town, home of the newly added Drakkin race, which provides various tasks for all levels of game play to gain experience, gear, and money. The advertisements for “The Serpent’s Spine” stated that one could go from level one to level 75 without a group or exploring any of the previously existing locations in the game simply through completion of these newly added tasks.
The Serpent's Spine expansion also added the rest feature, allowing players who have been out of combat for a short period of time to regenerate mana and health at a drastically increased rate. This effect was added to aid those soloing, as well as to solve complaints about down time or med time spent meditating to regenerate lost mana. While generally greeted well by the Everquest
EverQuest: The Shadows of Luclin (also called SoL, or Luclin) is the third expansion released for EverQuest, a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG). The expansion focuses on high-level content, providing a number of zones meant to be used by large groups of players and many extremely powerful monsters to fight.
The expansion takes place on a moon of Norrath called Luclin and introduced the Vah Shir, a catlike playable race, and the Beastlord character class. Notable NPC races that were added to the EverQuest universe are the Shissar, a snake-like race, and the Akhevans. The Shadows of Luclin also incorporates a new game engine, new character models, and gave players the ability to design graphical user interfaces. The player characters' appearance was completely redesigned giving them more layers and rounder shapes. Mounts were also introduced with this expansion, they allowed players to regenerate their Health and Mana as if they were sitting without generating as much aggro (hatred from monsters). Alternate Advancement started with the Luclin expansion, allowing players to further grow and customize their classes.
It includes many zones in which players of all
EverQuest: Depths of Darkhollow (DoD) is the tenth expansion pack released for EverQuest, a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG). It features monster missions, spirit shrouds, evolving items, new missions, new creatures, new zones, new items and more.
While certain aspects of this expansion can be enjoyed by characters of all levels, the new zones and missions are intended primarily for characters of level 45 and higher.
The expansion added the following zones:
Red Moon Rising was split off from the "Kali" expansion in order to maintain a more regular patch schedule. It included many performance optimizations and updates to combat, research, and manufacturing gameplay. The expansion continued the focus on attracting new international players as four new "bloodlines" were introduced with Asian features and a boost in starting skills. Unicode support was also expanded from the chat system to game-wide. A major focus of the expansion was revamping existing ships and adding many additional ship classes. Twenty-three new Tech 2 ships were added including Exhumers, Force Recon cruisers, Command ships, Interdictors, and most notably the capital ships Carrier, Mothership, and Titan.
*The four "Bloodlines" were actually deployed seperately in January 2006 and are as follows:
* Achura, citizens of the Caldari State and expert scientists
* Jin-Mei, members of the Gallente Federation renowned for their legendary leadership traits
* Khanid of the Amarr Empire, the primary fighter-warriors of their culture
* Vherokior of the Minmatar Republic, the established manufacturers and engineers of the tribes.
The Sims: Makin' Magic is the seventh and final expansion pack released for the strategy/simulation computer game, The Sims. It introduces magic to the game and allows Sims to cast spells and forge charms (at the risk of failure, however). In addition, it introduces baking and nectar-making.This expansion pack included a disc containing a preview of The Sims 2.
In this expansion, players can turn their Sims into witches and wizards. Sims can use magic to turn their neighbors into toads, make other Sims fall in love with them, and child Sims can use their own kind of charm to grow up. Sims can transport magically to a new neighborhood, Magic Town, which has 3 different sections in it: a gothic dark forest area, an always-fall carnival area, and a forest fairyish magical creature land. They may also move there, provided they earn enough of the Magic Town currency, MagiCoins. There are also new NPCs, such as a skeleton maid, an apothecary, and a fairy.
Revelations II is the second of three expansions, designed to show the increased tensions between the empires within the game universe. Several new features were introduced; including a mechanism for overloading modules and area of effect bombs. A number of existing features have been extended including Level 5 agents, changes to sovereignty, starbases outposts, and balancing changes to the Amarr race. Revelations II also changed the way new players start the game, in addition to new optional tutorials the existing tutorial has been shortened and refined, and players now start in a private dungeon to allow new players to get used to the controls in a protective environment.
Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts (abbreviated CoH:OF) is the stand alone expansion pack to Company of Heroes, a real-time strategy game for computers running the Windows operating system. It was announced on April 5, 2007. Opposing Fronts was developed by Canadian-based RTS developer Relic Entertainment, and published by THQ. The game was released on September 25, 2007 in the US and September 28 in Europe. Another standalone expansion to the CoH series, Tales of Valor, was released in April 2009.
Opposing Fronts implements a Dynamic Weather Effects system consisting of real time weather effects and day-to-night time transitions. In addition to these enhancements, particular birds sing at various times of the day and during specific weather patterns. Although Relic had initially indicated otherwise, the Dynamic Weather Effects system has no tactical impact on the battlefield.
Opposing Fronts introduces two new single player campaigns. The campaigns feature gameplay from the British perspective and the German perspective. The British campaign is based on the Liberation of Caen. It features nine missions focusing on the attack by British and Canadian forces from Sword, Gold, and
Revelations is the second major game expansion of Eve Online. Previously known by the codename "Kali," Revelations was scheduled to be released in three parts. Major features of this expansion include an exploration / scan probe system, a formalized contract system, the invention replacement for the Tech 2 research lottery, ship customization with "rigs," and temporary "combat boosters." Existing features expanded include a "new player experience" that grants new players a large head start in capabilities, an upgraded fleet system, eight new deepspace regions, a new map that zooms from ship to galaxy seamlessly, popular new battlecruisers and battleships, and many more.
Eve Voice was integrated as part of Revelations content patch 1.4, initially planned for release with Revelations II. Eve Voice is a Voice over IP tool integrated into the Eve Online client, with software licensed by CCP from Vivox.
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Star Wars Jedi Knight: Mysteries of the Sith is an expansion pack for the first-person shooter Star Wars Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II. It was developed and published by LucasArts, and released on January 31, 1998. The expansion includes a single-player mode and fifteen multiplayer maps. The multiplayer mode allows up to eight players to play online or over a Local area network. It was re-released onto Steam along with its predecessors and sequels.
The single-player story is set five years after the events of Dark Forces II. The player controls Kyle Katarn, protagonist of Star Wars: Dark Forces and Dark Forces II, and later in the game, Mara Jade, one of the most popular Star Wars Expanded Universe characters.
There are also technical improvements over Dark Forces II, including colored lighting, new textures and models, and improved artificial intelligence. Mysteries of the Sith received mostly positive reviews from critics, with praise being given to the game's story and improvements to artificial intelligence.
Mysteries of the Sith is primarily a first-person shooter, but offers the choice of a third person view. Unlike Dark Forces II, where the player's actions within the game
Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal is the expansion pack for the role-playing video game Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn, and is the final chapter in the Baldur's Gate series. It adds a multi-level dungeon called Watcher's Keep to the game and completes the main plot. There are several new weapons, a higher level cap, a further refined Infinity graphics engine, and new class-related features and magical skills. A novelization of the game was written by Drew Karpyshyn and released in September 2001.
The game has a number of features that distinguish it from the original:
The in-game plot is based on a war that breaks out in Tethyr amongst the Bhaalspawn. The player character (PC) must venture through treacherous regions, including the besieged city of Saradush, the fire giant-controlled Marching Mountains, and the desert village of Amkethran. Through the game, the PC has to defeat five legendary Bhaalspawn, known as The Five. As the story progresses, The Five kill all their brethren, despite the efforts of Mellisan, a woman trying to save all the innocent Bhaalspawn and keep them safe in Saradush. Only when the PC kills off The Five and uncovers his own power is the truth revealed:
Neverwinter Nights: Kingmaker is an expansion pack released for BioWare's Neverwinter Nights which includes three premium modules: Kingmaker, Shadowguard, and Witch's Wake. Released in November, 2004, Kingmaker later won the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences 'PC RPG of the Year' award.
The Kingmaker expansion pack includes three premium modules: the main adventure of the same name, and two minor modules.
This module is the expansion pack's namesake and shows a number of parallels to Neverwinter Nights 2. In the game, the player starts out with 4 companions. Through a short conversation and an easy fight scene, the player gets a quick look at each of the character's allies before having to choose only two to continue on with. The next part of the game revolves around trying to get enough guilds to elect the player as Lord of the Keep. If and when they succeed, the third stage of the game begins, where the player goes to fight their ultimate enemy, the Masked Man.
This module is named after the organization featuring prominently in the game. The player starts out in a graduation ceremony of sorts where they get to pick one of three symbols to be their own. Each symbol has
Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare is the fifth downloadable content (DLC) pack released for Red Dead Redemption. It was released for the PlayStation 3 and for Xbox 360 on October 26, 2010. Undead Nightmare follows the exploits of John Marston, as he searches for a cure for an infectious zombie plague that has swept across the American Old West.
A standalone disc titled Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare Collection which does not require the original Red Dead Redemption game to be played, was released on November 22, 2010 in North America and November 26, 2010 in Europe. The disc includes three DLC packs: Legends and Killers, Liars and Cheats and Undead Nightmare Pack. The "Undead Nightmare Pack" downloadable online however, does not include any 'extra' DLC content.
Undead Nightmare features an open world with numerous zombie-related elements incorporated into the atmosphere and environment. Random encounters with bandits, lynch mobs, etc. have been replaced with random zombie encounters. Bounty missions are now replaced with missing person missions. Gang hideouts are replaced with graveyards across the map, in which the player can clear out hordes of zombies.
Players can now
Forsaken Gods is a standalone expansion for Gothic 3. It was developed by Trine Games and published by JoWooD Entertainment. The game was released in Europe and North America on November 21, 2008. An Enhanced Edition was released on March 22, 2011 developed by Mad Vulture Games.
Gameplay in Forsaken Gods is like in Gothic 3, with some small differences. The fight system has changed, now being based on Endurance. The gameplay area in Forsaken Gods has been restrained from the 3 parts in Gothic 3, to just one part - Myrtana. The main plot is concentrated only in this area.
After awakening a coma which, presumably, was induced by the first game, the nameless hero must find a way to unite the continent, as it has been divided by numerous factions, many of which are aided or lead by the Nameless Hero's former companions. Through his own means, the Hero must reunite Myrtana as to finally restore the land to peace and prosperity.
Gothic 3: Forsaken Gods mainly obtained negative reviews, largely the result of excessive bugs in release which to date have not been entirely resolved by patching.
In November 2010, JoWooD Entertainment announced that Mad Vulture Games will work on additional
The Grand Theft Auto: Mission Packs are expansion packs for the original Grand Theft Auto. Two were released separately in 1999; both require the original Grand Theft Auto game to run, and are set in London during the 1960s.
Grand Theft Auto: Mission Pack #1 - London, 1969 is a mission pack for Grand Theft Auto, and the second game in the series. London, 1969 was released on 31 March 1999 for DOS, Microsoft Windows. In April 1999, a version for Sony's PlayStation was released. The game uses the same game engine as Grand Theft Auto, thus giving the game graphics and gameplay similar to Grand Theft Auto. Like Grand Theft Auto, the mission pack is divided into sub-sections with short cut scenes between. London, 1969 was the first expansion pack released for PlayStation.
The player names their character (Default is 'Sid Vacant', a parody of Sid Vicious and the Sex Pistols song Pretty Vacant) and chooses a picture to represent them. The picture is only seen upon completion/failure of a mission and doesn't affect the appearance or personality in any way. The player must work for 'The Crisp Twins', another parody, this time of 'The Kray Twins'.
The expansion introduces 30 new vehicles, 32
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War – Winter Assault is the first expansion to Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War for the PC developed by Relic Entertainment and published by THQ. Based on Games Workshop's tabletop wargame, Warhammer 40,000, Dawn of War: Winter Assault was released on September 23, 2005. Some time after its initial release, Winter Assault and Dawn of War were coupled together in a double pack which featured some art on a fold out cover, an Ork with a flamethrower, or a group of Imperial Guard tanks lined up for attack.
A new faction was included, the Imperial Guard, previously available in certain single player missions of Dawn of War.
The Imperial Guard specializes in defense, and therefore has the strongest defensive structures of all the factions in the game. Their infantry tends to be of lower quality than that of their opponents in terms of weapons, armor, and morale, but the Imperial Guard makes up for this with a range of powerful tanks, such as the Baneblade and Leman Russ, as well as the walking Sentinels, which until the Dark Crusade expansion were the only vehicular unit in the game which can uncapture strategic points.
There are two new single player campaigns,
Diablo II: Lord of Destruction (commonly abbreviated LoD) is an expansion pack for the hack and slash action role-playing game Diablo II. Unlike the original Diablo's expansion pack, Diablo: Hellfire, it is a first-party expansion developed by Blizzard North.
More than a standard expansion, Lord of Destruction not only added content in the form of two new character classes, new weapons and an addition of a fifth act, but also dramatically revamped the gameplay of the existing Diablo II for solo and especially multiplayer.
Lord of Destruction adds a number of new features to the core gameplay of Diablo II. These include:
With the destruction of two of the Prime Evils, the Archangel Tyrael opens a portal to Harrogath, a stronghold on Mount Arreat in the northern Barbarian Highlands, to assist the adventurers in defeating Baal (who is in possession of his own Soulstone). Baal has raised an army and attacked the Barbarian inhabitants of Mount Arreat tasked with defending the Worldstone.
The adventurers ascend Mount Arreat while assisting the people of Harrogath. They kill Elder Nihlathak for granting Baal access to the Worldstone Keep. And the player, after passing the test of the
Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony (Also abbreviated TBoGT) is the second of the two episodic expansion packs available for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC versions of Grand Theft Auto IV, developed by Rockstar North and released for the Xbox 360 on 29 October 2009. It was then released for the PlayStation 3 and Microsoft Windows on 13 April 2010. It is the fourth expansion pack in the Grand Theft Auto series, the 14th release on the series and is currently the second to final game of the Grand Theft Auto IV era (Chinatown Wars being last). The Ballad of Gay Tony follows the exploits of protagonist Luis Fernando Lopez, a member of the Dominican drug dealers and the personal bodyguard of Anthony "Gay Tony" Prince. Prince is the owner of the two largest nightclubs in Liberty City and is a high-status socialite.
Rockstar Games said in their press release that this episode "injects Liberty City with an overdose of guns, glitz, and crime" and that "players will struggle with the competing loyalties of family and friends, and with the uncertainty about who is real and who is fake in a world in which everyone has a price." A combined standalone disc-based package titled Grand
Half-Life: Blue Shift is an expansion pack for Valve Software's science fiction first-person shooter video game Half-Life. The game was developed by Gearbox Software with Valve Corporation and published by Sierra Entertainment on June 12, 2001. (It was originally set for release in Spring.) Blue Shift is the second expansion for Half-Life, originally intended as part of a Dreamcast version of the original game. Although the Dreamcast port was later cancelled, the PC version continued development and was released as a standalone product. The game was released on Steam on August 24, 2005.
As with Gearbox's previous expansion pack Opposing Force, Blue Shift returns to the setting and events of the original game, but portrays the story through the eyes of another person. The protagonist in Blue Shift is a security guard, Barney Calhoun, employed by the Black Mesa Research Facility. After a scientific mishap causes Black Mesa to be invaded by aliens, Calhoun must fight his way to safety. The game received mostly positive reception. Many reviewers were critical of the short length of the game and the lack of new content, although the inclusion of a High Definition pack that upgraded the
Icewind Dale: Heart of Winter is an official expansion pack to the role-playing video game Icewind Dale developed by Black Isle Studios. It introduced many changes and additions to the original game, and included an all-new campaign. A downloadable expansion pack to this add-on, titled Trials of the Luremaster, was released for free.
Some notable changes include such things as the addition of several types of classic Dungeons & Dragons enemies that were missing from the original (including barrow wights), a much higher experience point cap, new magical items to find and purchase, a special "Heart of Fury" difficulty setting for increased enemy power and higher experience point-gain, and the ability to set the resolution higher than 640x480. The game is still based on the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd edition ruleset.
In order to access the new campaign, the player must enter a previously locked door in the town of Kuldahar while possessing a party of level 9 characters or above, or he could import his party after the main campaign (at which point it is exported).
The player is greeted by a barbarian shaman, Hjollder, who reveals that he has visions of a great conflict and that
The Sims 2: Glamour Life Stuff is the third "stuff pack" for The Sims 2. It was officially anounced on 13 July 2006 and was released on August 31 2006. The first stuff pack was The Sims 2: Holiday Party Pack, which contained various holiday decorations, such as Christmas and Halloween. The second stuff pack was The Sims 2: Family Fun Stuff, introducing family oriented content.
As the title suggests, Glamour Life Stuff focuses on "the glamorous life", and adds a series of new objects, clothing, furniture and decorating items to the game. Glamour Life focuses on luxurious furniture, fashionable clothing, and extravagant dￃﾩcor items for the rich. If the expansion pack continues with its predecessors, it contains over 60 new items.
The Sims: Livin' Large (known as The Sims: Livin' It Up in Europe) is the first expansion pack released for the computer simulation game, The Sims. The pack includes new characters, careers, items, and features. This expansion pack is part of with The Sims Deluxe and later compilations.
The game features new NPCs, such as Servo, the Tragic Clown, and the Grim Reaper. Santa Claus will come if the Sim leaves some cookies beside a Christmas tree, and a fireplace. Santa will leave presents under the tree. The Tragic Clown visits depressed Sims who own the Tragic Clown painting. The Game also includes the Guinea Pig Painting, and the guinea pig disease that sims can obtain if the player places both the painting, and guinea pig cage in the house together. The Grim Reaper performs the final rites for deceased Sims. Living Sims can plead with the Reaper to save that particular Sim, which will result in three possible outcomes: death, resurrection, or a zombie. Servo is a buyable NPC that can be purchased for 15000 simoleons. Servo has the ability to clean, garden, repair, and serve meals.
Livin' Large comes with many new objects, such as a crystal ball, electric guitar, chemistry set, and
Command & Conquer: Yuri's Revenge is an expansion pack to Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 developed by Westwood Studios. The game was released in North America on October 10, 2001 by EA Games. The game is centered around the idea of a shadowy ex-Soviet figure named Yuri having established a secret army of his own and posing a threat to the free will of the world.
In Command and Conquer: Yuri's Revenge, the story starts off with the Allies victorious in Red Alert 2. The plot is based around Yuri, the former head of the Soviet Psychic Corps, coming out of hiding to take over the world by using his Psychic Dominators. These devices have the power to mind control everyone in the world.
The game begins with a presidential briefing in the White House concerning Yuri and how he has begun his take over of the world through mind control. Yuri interrupts the briefing to explain how he plans to take over the world, telling the American President Michael Dugan that he has a network of Psychic Dominators around the world, which he is now beginning to reveal. One of Yuri's Psychic Dominators is on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco, which Yuri activates just before ending his transmission to the
StarCraft: Brood War is the expansion pack for the award winning military science fiction, real-time strategy video game StarCraft. Released in 1998 for Windows and Mac OS, it was co-developed by Saffire and Blizzard Entertainment. The expansion pack introduced new campaigns, map tilesets, music, extra units for each race, and upgrade advancements. The campaigns continue the story from where the original StarCraft ended, with the sequel StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty continuing from the conclusion of Brood War. The expansion was released in the United States on 30 November 1998.
Brood War was critically well-received, with reviewers praising it for being developed with the care of a full game rather than as an uninspired extra. As of 31 May 2007, StarCraft and Brood War have sold almost ten million copies combined. The game is especially popular in South Korea, where professional players and teams participate in matches, earn sponsorships, and compete in televised matches.
StarCraft focuses around three distinct interstellar species: the psionic Protoss, the adaptable Terrans, and the insectoid Zerg. The game revolves around players collecting resources to construct a base, upgrade
EverQuest: The Planes of Power (PoP, POP, or Planes of Power) is the fourth expansion to EverQuest, a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG). The expansion was released in 2002 and comprises an assortment of otherworldly planes that do not exist in a planetary sense within the EverQuest universe.
The expansion added content to the game aimed specifically toward the high-end player. In addition to adding new zones to the game, the expansion also introduced a network of portal points through the game realm. Players could use them to quickly travel to and from various regions through a central plane, known as Plane of Knowledge.
The primary goal, or end-quest, of The Planes of Power is access to the Plane of Time. Access to this plane can only be obtained through vanquishing the four elemental deities or avatars of such: Fennin Ro, The Rathe Council, Coirnav and Xegony. To gain access to all of the zones of the expansion and successfully enter the Plane of Time, the players needed to complete 28 flag events of all sorts, involving the death of planar deities and deific creatures. These encounters can only be completed with the organized effort of up to 72 players
is the first expansion pack for the MMORPG Final Fantasy XI for the PlayStation 2 and Microsoft Windows on the PC. It was followed by the expansions Chains of Promathia and Treasures of Aht Urhgan. It is published by Square Enix.
Rise of the Zilart was released separately from Final Fantasy XI in Japan. In North America and Europe, it was packaged with the base version of Final Fantasy XI. It was released on October 28, 2003 in North America and September 17, 2004 in Europe.
"After centuries of slumber, a forgotten race awakens to a world unprepared for its return..."
Samurai - Warriors from the Far East, masters to no one save themselves, and dedicated to the art of the bladed weapon known as the Great Katana.
Ninja - Adepts of ancient Far Eastern techniques in stealth and assassination.
Dragoon - Masters of the lance, dragoons can command creatures known as wyverns. They are well renowned for their ability to leap great heights. Dragoons can use wyverns and their own jumping ability to turn the tide of a battle. Wyverns learn more abilities as their master's level increases.
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The Sims: Hot Date is the third expansion pack released for the strategic life-simulation computer game The Sims developed by Maxis and published by Electronic Arts. It was released on November 14, 2001 with overall positive reviews thanks to the addition of a downtown area outside the neighborhood, which became the set up for upcoming expansions packs in which new areas were added; it also served as the inspiration for The Sims 2: Nightlife.
In addition to many new items for households, the new downtown area is Hot Date's most significant new addition to The Sims and is probably the most significant addition that's ever been made to the game.
Sims can now use their telephones to call a taxi that takes them to downtown SimCity, which is composed of lots that can be shopping centers, recreation areas, restaurants, or nightclubs. While a Sim is on a date, the Sim can be controlled, but not actually give orders to its date.
Downtown features lots of brand-new, downtown-only items, like food vendors, clothing stores, picnic areas, and duck ponds that Sim couples can use to keep themselves busy, and a few new items, like the restaurant booth seat, that'll let them get to know each other
At Fanfest 2008 it was announced that instead of a six-month gap between expansions the subsequent expansion to Quantum Rise, Apocrypha, would be released on March 10, 2009. This expansion included a training queue, Tech 3 vessels, and exploration of uncharted space through unstable wormholes. Apocrypha has improved NPCs' artificial intelligence and has added a new NPC faction to the game, the Sleepers.
Apocrypha 1.5 was released on August 20, 2009 and considered by CCP to be a mini-expansion. CCP felt that Apocrypha was released very early for a Summer expansion, and that they had enough content ready to go for it to be classified as more than a patch. The new mini-expansion brought to EVE four more epic mission arcs, new rig sizes, specialized cargo bays for specific ships, and performance enhancements for their Factional Warfare.
Baldur's Gate: Tales of the Sword Coast is a role-playing video game in a high fantasy setting, developed by BioWare and published by Interplay in April 1999. Released as an expansion pack for Baldur's Gate from 1998, it adds about 20–30 hours of extra gameplay to the original game. Tales of the Sword Coast adds four optional areas to Baldur's Gate, but does not directly impact the original storyline.
The gameplay of Tales of the Sword Coast remains fundamentally unchanged from that of Baldur's Gate. The game mechanics are the same, and the new game areas of the expansion are placed in the same world map as the original game. However, the expansion pack introduces minor tweaks both to game mechanics and interface.
The experience point cap of the original game has been raised from 89,000 to 161,000. This allows players to reach higher levels of power, wielding more powerful spells and better weaponry. The interface has seen a number of improvements, including automatic stacking of identical items for less micromanagement, and the display of unidentified magic items in a blue tint. The thieving class has had its abilities somewhat toned down, requiring appropriate shadows nearby in
EverQuest II: Desert of Flames is the first expansion for Sony Online Entertainment's EverQuest II. The expansion went live September 13, 2005. It features a new land mass to explore, PvP arenas, a level increase from 50 to 60, a new climb ability and the standard new items and monsters.
The major quest line for the expansion is commonly known as "The Peacock Line" - This series of 17 or so quests culminates with a raid requiring the player to group up with his guildmates to slay an entity known as "The Godking".
Players can choose from a selection of rewards to be used in the weapon slot depending on their class, for example a mage would receive an item named "Wand of Second Life" which can also be changed at will into a two-handed weapon - "Staff of Second Life"
This quest takes place throughout the Desert of Ro from the sinking sands to the living tombs and eventually the Silent City.
New zones include the Sinking Sands, Pillars of Flame, Clefts of Rujark and the dervish city of Maj'Dul. Also many instances such as Poets' Palace and Shimmering Citadel are available with Desert of Flames.
Everquest II: Echoes of Faydwer an expansion pack for the MMORPG EverQuest II from Sony Online Entertainment, released with live update #29 on November 14, 2006.
The Echoes of Faydwer introduced a new playable race (the Fae), the ability for player characters to equip visible cloaks and add symbols, 24 new subclass specific achievement trees, two new secondary tradeskill professions, and the return of the gods to the mortal realm. It also introduced a new starting city, the tree city of Kelethin, along with new overland, dungeon, instance and raid zones. There are zones for all levels of characters in this expansion.
The expansion raised the achievement point cap to 100 and the guild level to 60. The expansion also included 6 new Heritage quests and new races to combat like the clockworks, kobolds and bugbears.
The boxed retail edition of Echoes of Faydwer includes the base game plus the first two expansions: Desert of Flames and Kingdom of Sky.
EverQuest II: Kingdom of Sky is the second expansion for Sony Online Entertainment's EverQuest II, released on February 21, 2006. It features a new region to explore, located high above the skies of Norrath, known as the Overrealm. It includes a new level cap of 70 for adventurers and artisans, new items and quests, new monsters to fight, alternate ways of advancing your character and the ability to increase a guild to level 50.
Purchase of the expansion granted each character in any account that bought the expansion an Aviak hatchling. If the expansion was bought in a brick and mortar store, the account is granted one Carnivorous plant. The Carnivorous Plant acts as a house pet which can be fed items from the world, and depending on what is fed to it, will yield a useful item.
Kingdom of Sky allowed access to a new area of the world, hanging in the skies above Norrath - The Overrealm. It is composed of floating islands which originate from the Plane of Sky. Transportation to the Overrealm works like in The Shadows of Luclin; when a player wishes to go there, he or she obtains a teleportation shard from the overseer of a wizard spire on the ground. The overseer NPC then grants to
World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade, often referred to as TBC or BC, is the first expansion pack for the MMORPG World of Warcraft. It was released on January 16, 2007 at midnight in Europe and North America, selling nearly 2.4 million copies on release day alone and making it the fastest-selling PC game in those regions. It was released on January 17, 2007 in Australia and New Zealand; in total, approximately 3.53 million copies were sold across these territories in the first month of release, including 1.9 million in North America, over 100,000 copies in Australasia, and nearly 1.6 million in Europe. It was also released in Singapore, Thailand, and Malaysia on January 16, 2007. It was later released in South Korea on February 1, 2007; in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau on April 30, 2007. The game was released in China on September 6, 2007. On June 28, 2011, Blizzard released the game for free to all users who purchased the original game.
Two new playable races were added to World of Warcraft in The Burning Crusade: The Draenei of the Alliance and the Blood Elves of the Horde. Previously, the shaman class was exclusive to the Horde faction (races available were orcs, troll and
The Sims 2: Apartment Life is the eighth and final expansion pack in the The Sims 2 video game series.
A flyer included in later copies of The Sims 2: FreeTime expansion pack and The Sims 2: Kitchen & Bath Interior Design Stuff Pack announced Apartment Life, which brings magic back to the franchise and new features like Sims' relationships with neighbors inhabiting the same apartment building, interacting with an NPC landlord, a new reputation system, and new activities for publicly accessible lots.
Pre-release began on August 27, 2008, via the EA store.
This expansion adds a new pre-made neighborhood, Belladonna Cove. It features many apartments, and San Francisco's Painted Ladies townhouses. Other buildings in this neighborhood include a trailer park, libraries, coffee shops and grocery stores in addition to several parks. Several of these lots showcase major gameplay elements not available in previous expansions or the core game. There is also a new icon, when there is a family living in an apartment building, there will be a green apartment icon over the house.
This expansion adds multiple social interactions, including "High Five", "Earthy Hug", "Fake Out", "Kiss Kiss
The Sims: Unleashed is the fifth expansion pack developed and published by Maxis/EA for the strategy/simulation computer game The Sims. The Sims 2: Pets, a similar expansion created for The Sims 2, is inspired by this expansion pack.
In The Sims Unleashed, the Sims can now adopt pets for their families, particularly dog and cat. Dogs and cats count as members of a family, while other pets become part of the household and are treated as objects. Pets can be adopted from the local adoption center. There, you choose the pet's species and breed. You also name your pet. You can't give them personality points yourself, but they do come with random personality points. In The Sims: Makin' Magic expansion pack pets can be turned into Sims by using a spell. Dogs and cats are treated like family members, with their icon appearing in the control panel. However, birds, fish, turtles, and iguanas are treated like objects and their icons are not included with the family's. Additionally, if the family has eight human members, that family cannot adopt a dog or a cat.
Adopted pets have four different skills, differing from normal Sim members:
If you have a garden, it will most certainly be
The Elder Scrolls IV: Shivering Isles is the largest official expansion pack for the role-playing game The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. Announced on January 18, 2007, the expansion was developed, published, and released over the Xbox Live Marketplace by Bethesda Softworks; its retail release was co-published with 2K Games. It was released for Microsoft Windows in a boxed retail edition on March 27, 2007, while the Xbox 360 version was released digitally on the Xbox Live Marketplace. Shivering Isles takes place on the eponymous isles ruled by the Daedric Prince of Madness, Sheogorath. The player becomes Sheogorath's protégé, and together they try to defeat the Daedric Lord of Order, Jyggalag, thus preventing the isles from being destroyed; this main quest can be ignored as long as the player wishes to interact with the new world.
Shivering Isles changes none of the basic gameplay of Oblivion; the basic design, maneuvers, and interfaces remain unchanged. As such, it is a fantasy-based role-playing adventure game. Players begin Oblivion by defining their character, deciding on its skill set, specialization, physical features, and race. The player gains experience points through the
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 – Uprising is a 2009 real-time strategy video game developed by EA Los Angeles and published by Electronic Arts. It is a stand-alone expansion to Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 released only for Microsoft Windows and offered via digital distribution. It does not require Red Alert 3 to play. It features about 30 new maps for traditional skirmish with many of these taking place in new environments. It does not contain any multiplayer elements such as cooperative play, online play or network play.
A part of Uprising called Commander's Challenge was also released as Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 – Commander's Challenge on PlayStation Store and Xbox Live for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 respectively on September 24, 2009. It functions as a stand-alone game and does not require Red Alert 3 to play. Commander's Challenge contains only the Commander's Challenge mode of Uprising and the new units and weapons, but not the campaign or skirmish modes. It currently costs 800 Microsoft Points on the Xbox Live Arcade.
Uprising picks up on where the Allied Campaign of the original game left off. Four "mini-campaigns" are available, one for each faction in Red
EverQuest II: The Splitpaw Saga is the second Adventure Pack for Sony Online Entertainment's massively multiplayer online role-playing game EverQuest II. It introduced new areas, new items and new monsters.
The adventure pack allows characters to use moveable planks, crates and barrels in a series of event-based zones where they will face gnolls opponents designed for players between 20th and 50th level.
is the second expansion pack for the MMORPG Final Fantasy XI for the PlayStation 2 video game console and Windows PCs. It expands the world of Vana'diel by adding new locations, non-player character (NPCs), and enemies.
Chains of Promathia was released simultaneously in the United States, Japan, and Europe on September 21, 2004 for both the PS2 and PC. It should also be noted that the PAL version of Final Fantasy XI was also released for the PC in Europe on September 16, 2004, with the base version, the Rise of the Zilart expansion pack and Chains of Promathia.
Square Enix, Inc. published Chains of Promathia.
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Previously known as 'Ambulation' and 'Walking In Stations', the overall Incarna feature revolves around allowing players to leave their pods and walk around in their station HQ. Currently 'face to face' interactions with other pilots is not possible. This feature has been in development for the majority of the life of Eve. The first phase of Incarna was released on June 21st. 2011.
In the initial Incarna release all Captains Quarters are of Minmatar design. The captain's quarters are a private single player environment to introduce players to Incarna. As with the previous expansion (Incursion) this expansion will follow a segmented roll out. This allows for testing of each major feature under the stress of the live server separately.
Incarna also included a major visual revamp of all turrets, mining lasers, tractor beams and salvagers design and animation (including the firing animation).
One of Incarnas more controversial changes was the introduction of the "The Noble Exchange"(NeX) a in-game market which allowed players to buy vanity items using either in-game or real life money.
Other changes include:
new design for the Maller hull, an Amarr cruiser size ship.
change of jumpbridge mechanics to a limit of one jumpbridge per system but in return a fuel bay increase to 30,000m3 from the original 10,000m3.
Neverwinter Nights: Shadows of Undrentide is an expansion pack for Neverwinter Nights developed by Floodgate Entertainment and BioWare, and published by Infogrames Entertainment (now Atari). It was released in June 2003. The expansion pack adds a new campaign and new features including five prestige classes: Arcane Archer, Assassin, Blackguard, Harper Scout, and Shadowdancer; new creatures, feats, and spells, and other nuances such as allowing the player to access and modify their henchman's inventory. The Windows version also included scripting options for the Aurora toolkit.
The campaign takes place at the same time as the events of the original campaign. The protagonist is an apprentice of the dwarven adventurer Drogan Droganson in the small village of Hilltop located in the Silver Marches who is studying along with fellow apprentices Xanos, Dorna, and Mishca. The campaign begins with a kobold attack on the village and Drogan himself, leaving him poisoned and barely alive. During the attack, certain valuable artifacts are stolen from Drogan's laboratory. Soon after the attack, Ayala, an elven Harper arrives and uses her magic to sustain Drogan. She then reveals that she and
Tyrannis is the 13th expansion to EVE Online, and focuses heavily on planetary interaction. Players are able to take advantage of deposits of minerals and other raw materials found on the planets of EVE. To that end they are given the ability to build infrastructure for harvesting, storage and processing of these materials.
The previously revealed out of game community site allowing players to interact, organize and communicate with each other through a regular web browser has been renamed EVE Gate. EVE Gate features EVE Mail, in and out of game calendars and contacts and updates for players, corporations and alliances.
CCP added hundreds of new landmarks throughout New Eden. These are points in space connected to past storyline or player events. The landmarks show up in the overview, making them more apparent and accessible than before.
The Scorpion-class battleships received a graphical overhaul featuring improved quality textures, unique detailing for each model setting them apart from the other variations. The expansion also focuses on other optimizations and improvements throughout the game, such as reducing fleet lag and load handling.
Master of Atlantis - Poseidon (also known as Zeus Official Expansion: Poseidon) is a historical city building game expansion pack set in ancient Greece. It is the expansion pack to Master of Olympus - Zeus. Its most visible addition was the new Atlantean theme, however the overall setup was kept the same, the major changes being that instead of having Culture buildings like theaters, the Atlanteans have science buildings like observatories, and libraries. The Game also introduced two new gods to the game available to both the Greeks and Atlanteans, Hera-whose Sanctuary was accompanied by Orange Trees, and Atlas who could help speed up the construction of sanctuaries or with the Atlantean's Pyramids.
Poseidon and Zeus are both city builder scenario games. The player starts off by creating a road with homes, then focusing on the basic needs: food, water, and maintenance for buildings. As the player advances into the game they require more resources and different buildings to enhance the homes and increase the population. Players create their own economy and trade with other cities, creating alliances and defeating enemies are common goals.
Unlike most games having two to three
EverQuest: Dragons of Norrath (DoN) is the ninth expansion pack released for EverQuest, a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG).
DoN is an expansion from SOE that includes mostly missions given out by an NPC that are completed by a group of players, in instanced zones. It includes a revamp of the Lavastorm zone where the missions are acquired, and an uninstanced zone called The Broodlands where the instanced zones can be accessed. The content revolves around dragons and related monsters. When completing the missions, players receive crystals that can be exchanged at merchants for items.
This expansion also innovates on previous ones. For example, the instanced zones are also available in uninstanced versions, allowing people to explore them and gain experience by simply killing monsters without going into missions. It also has 4 major raid targets, and some smaller scale raids, including Vishimtar, a very powerful dragon.
The content in Dragons of Norrath is suitable for characters of level 45 and up.
EverQuest: Omens of War, often abbreviated as OOW or Omens, is the eighth expansion released for EverQuest, a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG). The expansion focused on high-level content and introduced new folklore to the EverQuest universe, and was often humorously referred to as 'Omens of Warcraft' by the player base at the time.
The expansion's final zone, Citadel of Anguish, gained particular notoriety among players who raided in the game as a result of the Overlord Mata Muram encounter. Widely considered the most difficult raid boss relative to its time in any MMO, the encounter had a unique mechanic which would target a random member of the entire raid and require a specific action take place within a few seconds of the emote or else the raid would be completely wiped out. While the mechanic is now commonplace today, during its time the boss was widely considered "impossible," to beat until Cestus Dei on the Veeshan server conquered it on March 23, 2005. It would be months before another guild in the game would defeat the encounter.
EverQuest II: The Fallen Dynasty is the third Adventure Pack for Sony Online Entertainment's massively multiplayer online role-playing game EverQuest II. It introduced new areas, new items, new monsters and quest lines.
The Fallen Dynasty expands the world of EverQuest II added new content for characters levels 55 through 70:
Grand Theft Auto: The Lost and Damned, originally known as Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned, is the first of two episodic expansion packs developed for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC versions of Grand Theft Auto IV, developed by Rockstar North in the United Kingdom. It was first released for the Xbox 360 on 17 February 2009 and on PlayStation 3 and Microsoft Windows on 13 April 2010. It is the third expansion pack game in the Grand Theft Auto series (the first since Grand Theft Auto: London, 1961, released in 1999), and the twelfth release overall.
The Lost and Damned features a new protagonist, Johnny Klebitz, who is a member of Liberty City's Motorcycle Club The Lost, a club which is featured in missions throughout the course of Grand Theft Auto IV. Dan Houser, vice president of creative development at Rockstar Games, claims the episode shows "a different side of Liberty City". Jeronimo Barrera, Vice President of Product Development for Rockstar Games, has said that the episodes are experiments because they are not sure that there are enough users with access to online content on the Xbox 360. Take-Two Interactive's Chief Financial Officer, Lainie Goldstein revealed
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm is an upcoming expansion pack to the military science-fiction real-time strategy game StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty and part two of the planned StarCraft II trilogy. Part three is titled Legacy of the Void.
The expansion will include additional units and multiplayer changes from Wings of Liberty, as well as a continuing campaign focusing on the Zerg species. It will span approximately 20 missions and will be priced as an expansion set. Currently no release date has been announced.
The game is expected to have around 20 missions, and will continue the story from Wings of Liberty, taking place two years after the previous game, in 2506. The player will play from the perspective of Sarah Kerrigan, recently returned to her human state by Jim Raynor.
At Blizzard's 2011 BlizzCon conference, it was revealed that Heart Of The Swarm will feature 7 new multiplayer units, while removing 3 and changing the abilities of existing units and buildings. The exact modifications have since changed.
In a blog post, game director Dustin Browder explained the current status of the units announced at BlizzCon:
In the final series of missions in Wings of Liberty, Crown
The Sims: Superstar is the sixth expansion pack of seven of expansion packs released for the strategy/simulation computer game The Sims. This expansion allows the player's sims to become entertainment figures and includes representations of several famous Hollywood personalities.
Going to Studio Town, like going to Vacation Island in "The Sims: Vacation" or Downtown in The Sims: Hot Date or to Old Town in The Sims: Unleashed, freezes the clock for the household. Although time appears to pass in Studio Town, your Sim will always return to his or her house at the same time he or she left. This essentially gives the Sim more hours in the day to use for skill-building, recreation and socializing.
Becoming a Superstar requires near perfect levels in Charisma, Creativity, Body, and the other personal attributes, maintaining a network of famous friends, and luck in producing good records, films, and runway shows, though they will not matter anymore when a Sim becomes famous. Sims that have developed their personal attributes enough can easily move between the different categories of superstar, allowing the player to change career as they choose. If a Sim performs exceedingly well,
Cold War Edition contained an extensive new tutorial sequence and a storyline background introduction. "Level 4" agent missions were added to create a way to grind for money at little risk in amounts that rival high-risk ventures, as well as "COSMOS" constellations where in-space agents began giving out story-driven missions and unique rewards. The freighter and dreadnought capital ships, full-fledged player-owned "outposts," and improved NPC pirate factions brought deep space play to a new level. This expansion also added Unicode chat support, allowing communication in Asian, Cyrillic, and Greek languages.
EverQuest: The Ruins of Kunark (RoK, Kunark, or simply the Kunark expansion) is the first expansion to EverQuest, a massive multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG). It introduced a new land area to the game, the continent of Kunark, which had been previously unexplored. Through a mix of in-game events and fiction published on the web by Verant Interactive, the storyline of the discovery of Kunark was established.
In terms of the game, The Ruins of Kunark had a very different visual feel compared to the original zones in EverQuest: the color palette was more vibrant and many of the models used for the monsters were more detailed. This detail was most evident in the Iksar, a new playable race of lizard people introduced with the expansion. The Iksar had a number of racial advantages, including the ability to stay underwater for longer periods of time, additional regenerative powers, and an armor bonus. This was balanced by the fact that they were hated by all of the other races in the game and that there were very few places they could go without being attacked. They also could not wear plate armor.
The Kunark expansion also increased the maximum level a character could attain
EverQuest: Gates of Discord (GoD, GOD, Gates, or simply the Gates expansion) is the seventh expansion released for EverQuest, a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG). The expansion focused on high-level content, providing a number of zones meant to be used by large groups of players and many extremely powerful monsters to fight.
The introduction of this expansion in early 2004 was beset by numerous serious quality issues. John Smedley, President of Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) has described the release of this expansion as "SOE's worst mistake in five years".
The GoD expansion takes place on the continent of Taelosia and expands upon the storyline introduced in Lost Dungeons of Norrath. In GoD, the Wayfarers Brotherhood discovers a new continent across the seas from Odus, and the known areas of Norrath. The wayfarers set up a base in the new lands of Taelosia, and provide the transportation system that allows players to teleport to the new continent quickly. As players explore the storyline, they find that the former inhabitants of Taelosia have practically disappeared, and evil creatures are roaming abroad. Players are challenged by the Wayfarer Brotherhood to
Incursion was announced on September 21. The expansion will feature the "escalating attacks of the deadly Sansha's Nation". Players will be able to join public fleets and co-operate to repel the Sansha incursions, receiving bounties and earning loyalty rewards. Incursion also includes many improvements as suggested by the CSM, as well as hardware upgrades, software improvements and new cluster components aimed at increasing game performance.
Additionally, the character creator was updated with CCP's Carbon character technology for new pilot portraits. Finally, CCP added a Sansha Mothership, the Revenant, Fighter-bombers, the Noctis salvaging vessel, improvements to NPCs and their AI, new loot and rewards, storyline events and a more dynamic and simplified system for Planetary Interaction. The web-based social networking platform, EVE Gate, and the official forums received updates in the Incursion expansion as well.
CCP released the Incursion expansion in three phases: a first-step patch with a collection of player-requested improvements on November 30, a second-step patch with hidden features before December 25, and a third-step patch that included key features of the expansion (Incarna Character Creator, Sansha Incursions) on January 18, 2011. CCP has stated that this method of implementation prevents a large number of bugs from infiltrating the code, and the key features "will benefit greatly from an additional level of polish."
During the second-step patch the learning skills were removed. Players were reimbursed in two ways, they got their invested skill points back which they then could redistribute to their liking or, when they hadn't already inserted the skillbook, they got the NPC price back.
Neverwinter Nights 2: Mysteries of Westgate (NWN2:MoW) is an expansion pack for the role-playing video game Neverwinter Nights 2. It was developed by Ossian Studios and published by Atari on April 29, 2009. The player creates a character and controls it, along with a group of three pre-designed companions, journeying through the game world. The gameplay is very similar to that of the base game. Mysteries of Westgate also includes new monsters, music, and other tools, which can be used by players to create their own Neverwinter Nights 2 levels.
The game takes place in the Forgotten Realms world, a Dungeons & Dragons campaign setting, in the area of Westgate. The player creates a character at the start of the game who finds a cursed mask belonging to the "Night Masks", a thieves' guild at war with two other organizations. The player chooses which of these other organizations to side with, and embarks on a quest to lift the mask's curse.
Mysteries of Westgate was made after Ossian Studios' successful work on the 2006 expansion pack Darkness over Daggerford. The game's release was delayed to April 2009, despite its completion in September 2007, because of digital rights management
Sacred Underworld is an expansion pack for the 2004 action role-playing game Sacred. It was developed for Windows by Studio II Software and Ascaron Entertainment, and released in 2005.
Two new characters were added next to the six existing ones:
The story picks up after the events in Sacred, taking your character to the Underworld of Ancaria to rescue baroness Vilya.
On the review aggregator Game Rankings, the game had an average score of 74% based on 12 reviews. On Metacritic, the game had an average score of 73 out of 100, based on 10 reviews — indicating mixed or average reviews.
Jason Ocampo of GameSpot gave the game a rating of 7.0 out of 10, saying the game is "an example of a Diablo-like action role-playing game taken to the extreme." Comparing the game to Sacred, Ocampo said it "offers more of the same, but at a ramped-up level." Ocampo said the game looks good but that "Hacking your way every 10 feet can be a chore." Ocampo also noted that it was nice that the game is set in a "predefined world, unlike the randomly generated levels of Diablo."
The Sims 2: Seasons is the fifth expansion pack for The Sims 2. It was developed by Maxis, released on March 1, 2007 in North America, and was followed by the European release on March 2, 2007. Aspyr released a Mac OS X port of the game in June 2007.
The Sims 2: Seasons enhances gameplay by adding seasons and weather mechanics. Each season lasts around five sim days and brings with it new challenges and gameplay options. A new type of sim known as a plant-sim is also added. They operate using different mechanics to normal sims. The expansion pack introduced a new neighbourhood called Riverblossom Hills. Like previous games, it has a storyline but no linear gameplay.
The Sims 2 Seasons expansion pack introduces two new game play concepts to The Sims 2 series: weather and seasons. Each season lasts for approximately five Sim days and players have the option to alter their order of progression.
Sims are able to build snowmen during the Winter, rake fallen leaves in Autumn, jump in puddles during Spring and occasionally experience heatstroke in Summer. Besides being a visually interactive addition, each season enhances Sim's attributes in certain ways.
There is weather within each
EverQuest: Seeds of Destruction is the 15th expansion to the MMORPG EverQuest.
Within the fictional storyline of the game, Zebuxoruk, an insane fallen god, is the only person who can aid players in preventing the destruction of Norrath by stopping the evil forces of Discord and repairing the damage done to The Void.
Grand Theft Auto Mission Pack #2: London, 1961 is a freely distributed mission pack, or expansion pack, to Grand Theft Auto and Grand Theft Auto Mission Pack #1: London, 1969.
Like GTA: London, 1969, it uses the same game engine as Grand Theft Auto. As the name implies, the game takes place in London in the year 1961, eight years before the events that took place in GTA: London, 1969. The expansion includes new missions, 22 new vehicles, a new cutscene, and a new multiplayer deathmatch map based upon Manchester.
Unlike GTA: London, 1969, this game is only available for PC, as it is downloadable freeware. At just 7MB, GTA: London, 1961 requires GTA: London, 1969 which, in turn, requires Grand Theft Auto. GTA: London, 1961 seems to be the least known chapter in the ''Grand Theft Auto'' series, most likely due to its inconspicuous download location and dependence on word of mouth.
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Victoria: Revolutions (often called Ricky by the community) is the expansion pack for Victoria: An Empire Under the Sun. It was released on August 17, 2006 through GamersGate, and on CD in October 2006.
Neverwinter Nights 2: Mask of the Betrayer (also referred to as NWN2:MotB or MotB) is a role-playing video game developed by Obsidian Entertainment and published by Atari. It is an expansion pack for Neverwinter Nights 2. It was released in Autumn 2007 for the PC in North America, Europe, and Australia. Like the first game, Mask of the Betrayer is set in the Forgotten Realms campaign setting of the paper and pencil role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons and employs the 3.5 edition rules.
Mask of the Betrayer continues the story of Neverwinter Nights 2 by following the fictional main character, the Shard-bearer, who is on a quest to determine the nature of a curse that afflicts her/him, forcing her/him to devour spirits (and occasionally souls) in order to survive. The game takes place in two nations of the Forgotten Realms, Rashemen and Thay, which are considered part of Faerûn's "Unapproachable East."
The expansion received generally favorable reviews upon its release. New character traits, such as spells and combat abilities, were welcomed by players, as were the storyline and setting. The game's technical aspects received mixed reception, with some reviewers welcoming the changes
Neverwinter Nights: Hordes of the Underdark is an expansion pack for the role-playing video game Neverwinter Nights produced by BioWare and published by Infogrames Entertainment (now Atari). The followup to the Shadows of Undrentide expansion, Hordes of the Underdark introduces a new campaign, six new prestige classes: Champion of Torm, Dwarven Defender, Pale Master, Red Dragon Disciple, Shifter, and Weapon Master; and other new features such as the ability to hire two henchman at once and the increase of the maximum attainable character level from 20 to 40. The Windows version also includes new scripting options for the Aurora toolkit.
Hordes of the Underdark continues the story of Shadows of Undrentide.
While in the plane of shadows, the player character finds an artifact called the Relic of the Reaper, that transports them to the Realm of the Reaper if they are mortally wounded, preventing them from actually dying. The player character escapes the plane of shadows, and stays for a while in Waterdeep.
Soon, it is discovered that the drow, residents of the Underdark, are using the Undermountain under Waterdeep in an attempt to invade the surface world. Since the Undermountain is
The fourth expansion of Final Fantasy XI was announced on May 12, 2007 at the Square Enix Party event in Japan.The expansion shipped for PlayStation 2 and Xbox 360 on November 20; the PC version was delayed until November 21 due to manufacturing issues. The expansion went live and became playable on November 22, 2007. On November 20, 2007, Square Enix updated Final Fantasy XI in preparation of the expansion. This update included a new large-scale battle known as "Campaign" and various new spells and job abilities.
Wings of the Goddess primarily occurs in the era of the Crystal War, 20 years in the past from the main Final Fantasy XI setting. Players discover and cross mysterious time portals, and are led to help the Regal Feline Cait Sith reduce the suffering of the era. The Wings of the Goddess storyline is still ongoing as of 2008.
Ryzom Ring is a scenario creator/editor for the MMORPG The Saga of Ryzom, developed by the French studio Nevrax. This expansion, which was first announced at the E3 of 2005, was released on October 3, 2006.
Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor is a real time strategy video game stand alone expansion pack to Company of Heroes. It was announced on November 3, 2008 and was released on April 9, 2009.
Tales of Valor includes new units, additional maps and further multiplayer modes, such as 'Stonewall', where the player commands a small number of troops against waves of increasingly difficult enemies, and a feature called "direct-fire", where the player 'Points and shoots' (seen in Soldiers: Heroes of WWII, Faces of War and Men of War).
The game offers special units as rewards for completing a campaign and can be used to replace certain deployable units in multiplayer games. For the Allies, the US faction receives the M18 Hellcat and T17 Armored Car, while players using the British faction gets the Kangaroo Carrier and the Staghound armored car. Wehrmacht players can make use of the Schwimmwagen Type 166, the H39 Geschützwagen (a conversion of captured H39 Hotchkiss tanks into a self-propelled tank destroyer), and Voss' special Tiger I, while the Panzer Elite will receive the Schwimmwagen Type 139 and the Hotchkiss H35.
Company of Heroes: Tales Of Valor has three single-player episodes.
Empyrean Age, previously named Kali 4, is the name of the ninth expansion of Eve Online and the last one in the Kali tetralogy. CCP has included Factional Warfare in this release. In this expansion the in-game story plays a key role and the situation in the game reflects events depicted in the novel of the same title by Tony Gonzales.The expansion allows both individual players and whole corporations to fight for certain NPC factions and battle for control of certain regions of space. Agents provide missions and objectives which alter player and corporation standings with the factions accordingly
World of Warcraft: Cataclysm is the third expansion pack for the massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) World of Warcraft, following Wrath of the Lich King. It was officially announced at BlizzCon on August 21, 2009, although dataminers and researchers discovered details before it was officially announced by Blizzard. The expansion was officially released on December 7, 2010.
Shortly after the announcement of the release date, on October 12, 2010, Blizzard implemented patch 4.0.1, which included the overhaul of the game's playing systems.
With the release of Cataclysm, the maximum player level has been raised from 80 to 85. The game's two main continents, Kalimdor and Eastern Kingdoms have been redesigned with a changed appearance and some new areas. The quest system has been refreshed with almost 3500 new quests along with new and streamlined low and mid-level quests to complement the redesigned areas of Azeroth. Ten new dungeons and five new raids have been added as well as a new secondary skill, Archaeology. The glyph system has been overhauled to now have three types of glyph: prime, major, minor. Furthermore, glyphs are now permanently learned and require a
World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King, often referred to as WotLK, WLK or Wrath, is the second expansion set for the massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) World of Warcraft, following The Burning Crusade. It adds a substantial amount of content to the game world, including the continent of Northrend, home of the eponymous Lich King, and a new character "hero" class. It was announced on the first day of BlizzCon 2007, August 3, 2007.
Wrath of the Lich King was released on November 13, 2008, selling 2.8 million copies within the first 24 hours of availability. This made it the fastest selling computer game of all time, beating the record set by the previous World of Warcraft expansion The Burning Crusade, which sold 2.4 million within its first 24 hours. It later lost its rank as number one after the third expansion set, World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, which was released on December 7, 2010, and had sold over 3.3 million copies within its first 24 hours on the market.
Northrend is a crescent-shaped continent in northern Azeroth. The continent is roughly half the size of the Eastern Kingdoms, but matches Outland in length and width. Although Northrend is known for
Black & White 2: Battle of the Gods is an expansion pack for Lionhead's Black & White 2, in which the player is pitted against an enemy god for the first time. The expansion adds a number of additional miracles to the game, including the ability to resurrect dead citizens or transform corpses into undead soldiers. Two additional creatures make an appearance, although neither is new to the franchise; a tortoise, seen in the original Black & White, and the tiger from the Collector's Edition of Black & White 2.
Saved creatures may be imported from the previous Black & White 2.
The expansion has the same gameplay as B&W2. New buildings include a blacksmith's shop and a hospital. The expansion adds four new miracles:
In this expansion, there is also a way to get skeleton villagers. To do this, have the Siren Wonder unlocked. When it is fully charged up, fire it on a skeleton army. This will make them worshippers of you and they will also remain skeletons.
At the climax of Black & White 2, the player defeats the Aztec nation but leaves a number of them alive. Driven by a desire for revenge, they sacrifice their dead in a series of grisly rituals; hence, a god of death is born to rally
Civilization IV: Warlords is the first official expansion pack of the critically acclaimed turn-based strategy video game Civilization IV.
Warlords added many new features to the original game. These include:
The game introduces a new type of "Great Person" unit, known as a Great General. Great Generals are usually created when the total experience earned by a civilization's military units against other civilizations reaches specified thresholds, rather than Great Person points generated by its cities. In addition, the civilization that acquires the "Fascism" technology first receives a free Great General. A Great General can be used similarly to other Great Persons: to join a city as a "Great Military Instructor", which gives +2 experience points to any military unit created in the city, or to create a Military Academy, which permanently boosts military unit production (by +50%) in the city. The Great General can also be attached to a military unit forming a joint unit led by the Warlord, sharing 20 experience points with all units in its square and giving the Warlord unit free upgrades and exclusive access to special promotions. In all normal games and most scenarios, a destroyed
EverQuest: Secrets of Faydwer is the 14th expansion to the MMORPG EverQuest.
In a letter by the current EverQuest producer, Clint Worley, it was announced that the production cycle of the game was going to be altered to allow for one expansion release every year. Previously, two expansions had been produced annually.
Within the fictional storyline of the game, the evil gnomish necromancer, Meldrath the Malignant, takes his Fortress Mechanotus to the skies on a mission of destruction exposing a network of mineshafts and tunnels that lead across the Steamfont Mountains to the unexplored lands of Faydwer.
Announced encounters include steamwork machines and the prismatic dragon, Kerafyrm.
The Sims 2: Bon Voyage (released as The Sims 2: World Adventure in some regions) is the sixth expansion pack released in The Sims 2 series of PC games. It was released on September 4, 2007 in North America and September 6, 2007 in Europe for the Microsoft Windows Operating System. For the Mac OS X Operating System, it was released on December 17, 2007 by Aspyr Media. It is an expansion that focuses mainly on traveling, similar to The Sims: Vacation expansion pack for the original game. The first expansion pack for The Sims 3, called The Sims 3: World Adventures, is a re-imagining of this theme of traveling and exploration.
There are three vacation destinations in Bon Voyage: Three Lakes (the mountain woodland), Takemizu Village (the Far East) and Twikkii Island (the beach). The player can choose to take a single Sim, or a group on a vacation to one of these areas. While on vacation, Sims do not have to work or go to school.
Each destination has its own secret lot which can be found by getting a secret map. One of the ways a player can get a map is by digging on terrain. Players can also create custom destinations or buy vacation homes. There are many new NPCs including ninjas,
The Sims: Vacation (called The Sims: On Holiday in Ireland, the UK and China) is the fourth expansion pack released for the simulation computer game The Sims. The sixth expansion pack for The Sims 2, called The Sims 2: Bon Voyage, features a similar theme.
Vacation introduced a new neighborhood, called Vacation Island, where Sims could take vacations with members of their own family or with other Sims. Vacation Island is split into three distinct environments: beach, forest, and snow-capped mountain. Each environment has its own mascot: a yeti for the mountain, an archer for the forest, and a hammerhead shark for the beach. This expansion pack also introduced the "winterwear" clothing category. Clothing in the "winterwear" category is worn on any lot in the mountain environment of Vacation Island.
To take a vacation, a Sim must use the phone and call a vacation van. The player gets to choose a location for the Sims to go to; at each location, Sims may either stay for the day or for several days by checking into a hotel, or can rent a tent or igloo to sleep in for one day at a time. If Sims do not check out from their hotel on time, then they get charged to stay another day.
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War –Dark Crusade is the second expansion to the PC-based RTS game Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War developed by Relic Entertainment and published by THQ. Based on Games Workshop's popular tabletop wargame, Warhammer 40,000, Dark Crusade was released on October 9, 2006. The expansion features two new races, the Tau Empire and the Necrons. Including the Imperial Guard from Dawn of War's first expansion pack Winter Assault, this means a total of seven playable races in this expansion.
Unlike Winter Assault, Dark Crusade is a standalone expansion that does not require prior installation of Dawn of War or Winter Assault to play, allowing the user to play as all seven factions in both single player Skirmish and Campaign modes.
Parallel to the release of Dark Crusade, THQ also released a triple pack of Dawn of War, Winter Assault, and Dark Crusade, dubbed Dawn of War Anthology. The case is embossed with images of all the faction leaders of the campaign dressed in their respective wargear.
As with previous Dawn of War titles, Dark Crusade is focused on the conflict part of gameplay; in order to obtain more resources players must fight over them. Each player starts
Castor was the first major content addition. It focused on refining current functions along with adding "Tech 2" elite components and ships. With its release, Eve players saw conquerable stations in 0.0 security (deep space) systems, the introduction of the agent mission running system, the introduction of research agents, and many other features released between the launch of Castor and its follower, Exodus.
Civilization III: Play the World, released in 2002, is the first expansion pack for the award winning game Civilization III. Play the World added more civilizations, a new multiplayer feature, new Wonders of the World, new units and new game modes, including: elimination, regicide, and capture the flag.
Play the World (PTW) was generally poorly received. The main feature, multiplayer, was extremely buggy and slow. Most issues were worked out in the second expansion Conquests which led many to regard Conquests as the expansion that Play the World was supposed to have been. However, the new civilizations were generally well received.
One of the major features of Play the World was a turnless game mode, a new concept never used in the previous versions of the Civilization series. The game mode allowed a sort of mixture between turn based and real time gameplay. Although the concept was good on paper, it never actually worked very well and many online players experienced Out of sync issues along with others. Little support from Firaxis and the sundry other issues resulted in the gamemode not returning in Civilization IV.
Play the World can also be found on Civilization III: Gold which
Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword is the second official expansion pack of the turn-based strategy video game Civilization IV. The expansion focuses on adding content to the in-game time periods following the invention of gunpowder, and includes more general content such as 11 new scenarios, 10 new civilizations, and 16 new leaders.
Beyond the Sword offers several new features:
Corporations become available with discovery of the Corporation technology. Each of the seven available Corporations requires a particular type of Great Person, a particular additional technology, and access to particular resources to build the Corporate Headquarters and found that Corporation; each of the seven Corporations can be founded only once per game. Each Corporation consumes specific resources, and supplies alternative resources or benefits in return. The more instances of resources they consume, the more food, production, commerce, or resources they supply. Corporations can be spread like religions (using the Executive unit as a missionary) to other cities, including foreign cities; any city hosting a Corporation branch must pay a maintenance fee for its services, while the owner of the Corporate
Empire Earth II: The Art of Supremacy, abbreviated to EE II:AoS or AoS for short, is the official expansion pack for the 2005 game, Empire Earth II. Released on 15 February 2006, and developed by Mad Doc Software, Art of Supremacy presents new features for Empire Earth II. Some of the new additions to Empire Earth II were four new civilizations and several other new features. Several more campaigns were also added, which focused on the Napoleonic Wars, Ancient Egypt and a third which was a futuristic campaign centered on the Maasai.
Art of Supremacy was developed by Mad Doc software, the makers of the Empire Earth II, and was re-released with Empire Earth II in the Empire Earth II: Platinum Edition. Art of Supremacy was given mediocre reviews by critics, with an average of only 61% according to GameRankings.
The game adds 3 new campaigns which are described below and two new turning points missions. It also has a new region (African) with 2 civilizations (Maasai and Zulu) and 2 new civilizations in existing regions (France and Russia), which are in the Western region. It allows soldiers to become heroes if they get a certain amount of kills. These Heroes can form groups (called
EverQuest: Lost Dungeons of Norrath (also known as LDoN) was the sixth expansion pack for the EverQuest MMORPG. It was made available as a digital download in September 2003. However, purchasers of the retail box version were rewarded with an in-game item (a magic bag), starting Sony's trend to include in-game items as incentive to purchase retail copies of their expansions.
Lost Dungeons of Norrath introduced broad-based instanced dungeons to Norrath, revolving around tales of the Wayfarers—an NPC adventuring organization. Players complete adventures for the Wayfarers in one of five different dungeon themes. Each dungeon theme has about ten different variations of the zone, and players can also choose the type and difficulty of their adventure. When the adventure is finished successfully, players are awarded Adventure Points which can be spent on items, spells, and 'augments' at the Wayfarer camps.
Augments were introduced in Lost Dungeons of Norrath and allow players to enhance existing items by adding an augment to them. Existing items in the game had generally only a single augment slot, so only one augment could be added. Items purchased at the Wayfarer camps occasionally had
EverQuest: The Legacy of Ykesha (also known as LoY or Ykesha) was the fifth expansion pack and only extension pack for the EverQuest MMORPG. Promoted by Sony Online as EverQuest's "first download-only extension", it was the first EverQuest content expansion available almost exclusively from Sony Online's direct purchase and download service. Due to overwhelming demand, a limited number of CDs were made available to retailers after the product release date. Ykesha was released in February 2003 and was considered a minor content addition at the time. Over time, Ykesha's "extension" designation was lost and the product is now referred to as a full fledged EverQuest expansion.
The Legacy of Ykesha introduced the froglok (the frog-like humanoid race present since the original EverQuest was released) as a playable race. To do this, Sony Online Entertainment introduced a storyline whereby the frogloks invaded the Troll city of Grobb and reclaimed and renamed it Gukta. The trolls were sent fleeing to the city of Neriak. Another part of the storyline introduced the Broken Skull Clan of the trolls, which had a rivalry with the Grobb trolls, and live on the island of Broken Skull Rock just
The Sims 2: Nightlife is the second expansion pack for The Sims 2, which was released on September 13, 2005 (USA and Canada) and September 16, 2005 (European Union, Australia and New Zealand). It was released for Mac OS X on March 27, 2006. The expansion pack centers on the new downtown area, which has various activities, such as bowling, karaoke, dining and dancing, as well as a photo booth, and includes a dating mini-game which allows player to engage in their Sims' relationships in greater depth.
The game is reminiscent of an expansion pack from the original The Sims game entitled The Sims: Hot Date, which focused on new social interactions and locations for Sims to visit, such as a dance club or romantic restaurant. Nightlife follows in a similar theme. Some of the items are also similar to the ones found in The Sims: House Party and The Sims: Superstar.
New additions include inventories, new interactions, and over 125 new objects, including cars. NPCs that a player's Sim dates can now leave gifts or hate letters at the Sim's home, depending on the success of particular dates. Some of the new NPCs include party DJs, a Gypsy Matchmaker and Vampires.
Nightlife also adds a new
The Sims 2: Open for Business is the third expansion pack for The Sims 2, released on March 3, 2006, which allows Sims to run a home or community lot based business. Aspyr released a port of the game for Mac OS X on September 4, 2006. Although it is not a direct reimagining of Open for Business, The Sims 3: Ambitions introduces a related theme of following playable sims to work and creating salable items using numerous skills.
The main change to the core game introduced by Open for Business is a new neighborhood type — the Shopping District, the default one being named Bluewater Village (which is also the name of a British shopping center). A number of Sims live here, such as a toymaking family, a woman who owns a home-based flower shop, a family bakery, and a rich tycoon who owns a nightclub and an electronics shop.
Community lots are more flexible now, removing many of the gameplay restrictions that were present on them in the original game. Players can now save the game while their Sims are visiting community lots. Reloading their household automatically takes the player to the community lot where the Sims are located.
Like the previous expansions, new Wants and Fears and
The Sims 2: University is the first expansion pack for the strategic life simulation computer game The Sims 2 developed by Maxis and published by Electronic Arts. It was released on March 1, 2005 to mixed reception. The expansion pack adds a new aging period to Sims which is Young Adult. Once they reach this life period, they can go to University to earn a degree, allowing them to take up any one of four graduate-exclusive careers. The expansion added several key gameplay elements which have been included in all expansions succeeding it. The Sims 2: University has won two Editor's Choice awards from syndicated game review publications..
In 2004, Electronic Arts announced that it was planning on releasing a new expansion pack in March 2005. Sinjin Bain, executive producer and Maxis vice president said "We are thrilled to open up a whole new stage of life for the Sims, allowing players to lead them through all the challenges of college and living the exciting university lifestyle of the dorms, parties and exams." "This title is also the first in a line of expansion packs that will address our players desires, further develop The Sims 2 franchise and continually expand the world of
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II – Chaos Rising is a real-time strategy video game developed by Relic Entertainment and published by THQ, and the sequel expansion of Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II. The game was released on March 11, 2010 for Games for Windows.
Chaos Space Marines are introduced in the game and all the races in the previous game (Space Marines, Eldar, Orks, and Tyranids) were given new units.
The game predominantly takes place on the ice-covered home-world of the Blood Ravens, Aurelia. Gabriel Angelos explains Aurelia was lost to the Warp for a thousand years, but has now reappeared along with an active Blood Ravens' beacon.
Chaos Rising is set one year after the events of Dawn of War II and the defeat of the Tyranid invasion (as well as the Eldar and Ork forces) of sub-sector Aurelia. The campaign marks the return of the Blood Raven heroes from the previous game, the Chaos Lord Eliphas from Dark Crusade, Derosa as the new governor of Meridian, and the heretical Vandis.
New to Dawn of War II: Chaos Rising is the Corruption System. In the campaign there are often multiple objectives which will complete a mission; depending on which one a player chooses to complete,