The Stellaris DLC library continues to grow as Paradox’s improves their take on a space 4X game. It’ll still take a few years to grow to the size of the studio’s other grand strategy games like Europa Universalis IV and Crusader Kings II, but as we approach the fifth anniversary there is still enough of it that frugal gamers may need some help picking through the options.
We’ve sent our science ships to scan each add-on for value, and how much they actually add to the game, and return with their results. So, come check out our breakdown of all of the add-ons and expansions released to date, what they’re good for, and whether they’re worth picking up.
There’s a fair few higher-priced expansions where the cost vs what you get can feel a little steep considering the feature sets can be quite lean. Since most major expansions are released alongside a free update, there’s an argument to be made that you’re subsidising all of the work that’s gone into the free patch. As far as value for money goes, though, you might be better off waiting until these are on sale – it’s your call.