What happens when DLC practices go too far? An indie developer makes a game that mocks the industry and its foibles, that's what! Defeat the bad guy, save the world and get the girl! But first you'll need to find coins to buy DLC to enable animation, sound and even pausing.
User reviews: Very Positive (3,543 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 18, 2013

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"In this game, it's all depends on the DLC you have! Find coins to unlock more DLC to progress in this 2D, sidescrolling adventure."

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About This Game

What happens when DLC practices go too far? An indie developer makes a game that mocks the industry and its foibles, that's what! Defeat the bad guy, save the world and get the girl! But first you'll need to find coins to buy DLC to enable animation, sound and even pausing.

Thankfully this is just satire and all the DLC is purchased with in-game coins. But consider it a cautionary tale for the future...

Key Features:

  • Two full length campaigns: the original award-winning "DLC Quest", and the brand new "Live Freemium or Die"
  • Platforming action! Coins to collect, a princess to save, a bad guy (or two) to defeat. You like that stuff, right?
  • Over 30 different DLC packs, each providing quiet introspection on the state of the gaming industry
  • Over 20 achievements to earn and make you feel reasonably satisfied with yourself
  • Online leaderboards

System Requirements

PC
Mac
    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP
    • Processor:1.6 GHz
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:DirectX 9, Shader Model 2.0, 128MB
    • Hard Drive:200 MB HD space
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows 7
    • Processor:2.0 GHz
    • Graphics:DirectX 9, Shader Model 2.0, 256MB
    Minimum:
    • OS:10.6.8
    • Processor:Intel Core 2 Duo, 2 GHz
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:Shader Model 2.0, 128MB
    • Hard Drive:100 MB HD space
    Recommended:
    • OS:10.7
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Shader Model 2.0, 256MB
Helpful customer reviews
220 of 241 people (91%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
DLC Quest is an amusing game that rightly pokes fun at the gaming industry while at the same time being a genuinely fun platformer.

The game is divided into two parts. First part is easy and won't really challenge too much, except maybe finding all the hidden items. The second part has a moderate challenge that adds wall-jumping (which Player must earn by getting the DLC), spikes and a hilarious ending. It's great to play a game that makes you laugh most of the way through. Also, for 100% achievement hunters, this game's list of achievements is short and reasonable.

Perhaps not worth full price since the playing time is about 3 hours, but recommended whenever on sale.

EDIT: changed "The game is broken" to "The game is divided" ...
Posted: May 6
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Posted: July 1
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29 of 31 people (94%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Solid humor game that doesn't outstay its welcome. There isn't much to say about it, its a game parody of the DLC policies of most game companies. If you play alot of games you'll appreciated the humor of it. Funny, witty and worth the 2 hours it took me to finish both the "campaigns"

Grab it, especially when its on sale.
Posted: June 28
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