For those of you who missed our previous coverage of Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide, you may have missed how much we enjoyed this team-based shooter/brawler. Today, we look at its latest DLC – the Drachenfels addon.
Since the Drachenfels addon doesn’t change much about the core game, we recommend reading our initial review first, which can be found here. What Drachenfels does is add three brand new – and extremely well designed levels to the mix. All three take place in and around the old castle Drachenfels (loosely translated: Dragon’s Skin), and all three offer familiar as well as new elements.
The biggest change you’ll encounter is not in the Castle Drachenfels level, but in The Dungeons, which takes place underneath the castle. The Dungeons has a bunch of traps for you to avoid and/or make use of, but also offers the most unique atmosphere of all three levels. While traversing the dungeons of Drachenfels, you’ll often have to rely on torches to light the way in the otherwise pitch black environments. In an already dark game, this takes things to the next level – and really adds an element of suspense into the mix.
Out of the three new levels, The Dungeons is the one that most pleasantly surprised us. Castle Drachenfels and Summoner’s Peak are both excellent as well, but feel more similar to the original game despite the new surroundings.
If the Drachenfels addon is worth the asking price is up to how much you enjoy the game. If you’re already playing it, then you can’t go wrong here. While the price point seems disproportionately high when compared to the original game, it’s worth nothing than only the game’s current host needs to own Drachenfels – buddies can play along for free. That’s definitely good value for money if Vermintide has been one of your go-to team based games lately!