Expansion Packs.

Before paid downloadable content (DLC) and Season Passes were considered normal, there were expansion packs for the PC versions of some games in the nineties.

These would give the player extra levels to the existing game and usually retail for around £20.

Star Wars Dark Forces II had one in the vein of ‘Mysteries of the Sith’ where you played as someone else called Mara Jade which gave a different viewpoint of the story.

Half Life also had spin offs such as ‘Opposing Force’ and ‘Blue Shift’.

During this time, the first three Tomb Raider games also had these:

  • Tomb Raider: Unfinished Business
  • Tomb Raider II: Golden Mask
  • Tomb Raider III: The Lost Artefact

The ‘Gold‘ series are a different feel, mainly because they were made by a different team. I always wanted to give them a try, just to see how they were, and if the fans who only had a Playstation or Sega Saturn at the time missed out.

Which brings me to the feature.

From February, I will be playing through each ‘Gold‘ entry and they will be a monthly occurrence.

  • February – Unfinished Business
  • March – Golden Mask
  • April – Lost Artefact

They will be around 1000 words on what levels are featured, and how they are compared to the game they relate to.

Expect the first around the 15th.