20 Aug 2021 4:12 PM +00:00

Is Ghost of Tsushima's Iki Island DLC Worth It?

Ghost of Tsushima: Director's Cut arrived today for PS4 and PS5, introducing several new features and the Iki Island expansion. If you already played through it last year, you might wonder if this new edition is worth it. Available for £59.99 on PS4 and £69.99 on PS5, this isn't a free upgrade for previous owners, though it is discounted.

Having delisted Ghost of Tsushima's original edition, anyone owning that can now upgrade to the Director's Cut for £15.99 on PS4. As such, it's understandable if you're questioning whether this is worth your time and money, so on that point, here's what critics have had to say.

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Gfinity Esports - 4.5/5

Of course, we couldn't start this roundup without looking at our own review from the News, Reviews, and Features Editor, Lloyd Coombes. Awarding it 4.5/5, we called Iki Island "arguably, the reason to pick up the expansion", saying that while the Director's Cut "won't break the mould, it will keep your sword sharp for the inevitable sequel."

Push Square - 9/10

Saying that Iki Island's expansion "strengthens Ghost of Tsushima as a whole," Push Square had some highly positive impressions for the Director's Cut on PS5. Saying that it amplifies an "already excellent open world game", they called Iki Island "worth the price of admission alone."

Player 2 - 10/10

Awarding it top marks, Player 2 had high praise for the new features and Tsushima's performance on PS5. Telling us that while the additional content "isn't especially long", they note that thanks to all the new features, it "more than justifies the upgrade" on both PS4 and PS5.

TheGamer - 4/5

Over at TheGamer, Jade King called Ghost of Tsushima: Director’s Cut "the best version of an accomplished open world adventure," saying existing fans will find "a lot of added brilliance" here. While she didn't believe these moments are "game-changing", King advises this new edition "justifies the fancy new hardware."

Android Central - 4/5

Android Central's Samuel Tolbert called Ghost of Tsushima Director's Cut a "steep entry cost to a great expansion". He mostly praised it for "delivering improvements on the existing experience," calling it a "worthwhile way" for new players to experience the game.