Game critics almost unanimously praised the Shadow of the Erdtree expansion for Elden Ring. The project scored 92-95 points out of 100 on Metacritic, depending on the platform, becoming the highest-rated DLC in the service's history.

Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree

The previous leader was the Blood and Wine expansion for The Witcher 3, which scored between 91 and 94 points out of 100, depending on the platform.

Below is the top 10 expansions by critic rating on Metacritic. We included only one most successful version of each expansion to avoid repeats. Only projects with at least seven ratings were considered.

1. Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree (PlayStation 5) — 95 points;
2. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt — Blood and Wine (Xbox One) — 94 points;
3. Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker (PC) — 92 points;
4. Destiny 2: The Final Shape (PlayStation 5) — 92 points;
5. Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course (Xbox One) — 92 points;
6. World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King (PC) — 91 points;
7. World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade (PC) — 91 points;
8. Galactic Civilizations II: Dark Avatar (PC) — 91 points;
9. Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers (PlayStation 4) — 91 points;
10. GTA IV: The Lost and Damned (Xbox 360) — 90 points.


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