Borderlands 2: Mister Torgue’s Campaign of Carnage Review
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Borderlands 2: Mister Torgue’s Campaign of Carnage Box Art
System: Xbox 360, PS3*, PC
Dev: Gearbox Software
Pub: 2K Games
Release: November 20, 2012
Players: 1
Screen Resolution: 480p-1080p Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Language, Sexual Themes, Use of Alcohol

The most disappointing thing, though, is that there’s a bug that prevents some players from getting any loot at the end of the campaign. See, once you finish the final quest, there is a “Lootsplosion,” which rains epic amounts of loot for players to collect. In my playthrough, however, absolutely nothing fell from the sky. After doing a bit of research, it looks like this bug only affects PS3 users, and it doesn’t even affect all of them. Still, it’s pretty annoying to get your hopes up at the word “lootsplosion,” only to be let down by a complete lack of goodies to collect. Especially when you can go on YouTube and watch videos that will show you just how much loot you missed out on.

Borderlands 2: Mister Torgue’s Campaign of Carnage Screenshot

Also, the final boss is a pushover. While his first form is legitimately difficult, there is an exploit that clever players will discover, allowing them to bring it down without even taking any damage. And as long as you keep circle-strafing and jumping, the second form has few attacks that will ever hit you. It’s an unfortunately lackluster ending to an otherwise excellent campaign (which, by the way, has some pretty great surprises throughout).

So if you’re stuck choosing between Scarlett and Torgue’s, I would strongly recommend the former. But if you’re just looking to murder some more things and collect some more loot on Pandora, and if you’ve already completed Scarlett, Torgue’s provides several additional hours of Borderlands goodness.

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Still, in an age of overpriced character skins and pay-to-win microtransactions, it’s nice to see that Gearbox is willing to put out substantial content that is well worth the asking price. And Mister Torgue’s Campaign of Carnage is certainly worth the asking price. As long as you don’t expect this one to live up to the insanely high standards set by the previous DLC, you shouldn’t be disappointed. I mean, I can think of far worse things to spend ten bucks on than an extra day or two in the insane loot-box that is Pandora.

By
Josh Wirtanen
Editor / Social Media
Date: November 27, 2012

RATING OUT OF 5
RATING DESCRIPTION
4.7
Graphics
The same great Borderlands visual style.
4.5
Control
Nothing’s changed here.
4.8
Music / Sound FX / Voice Acting
The voice acting is great. Torgue is fun to listen to for anyone who doesn’t mind swearing, and the returning characters are as hilarious as ever.
3.4
Play Value
The campaign is noticeably shorter than the previous DLC, and the final fight oddly lacks the punch the rest of the campaign has. Still, it’s not a bad value for ten bucks.
4.0
Overall Rating - Great
Not an average. See Rating legend below for a final score breakdown.
Review Rating Legend
0.1 - 1.9 = Avoid 2.5 - 2.9 = Average 3.5 - 3.9 = Good 4.5 - 4.9 = Must Buy
2.0 - 2.4 = Poor 3.0 - 3.4 = Fair 4.0 - 4.4 = Great 5.0 = The Best

Game Features:

  • More Badassitude: Immerse yourself in the Badass Crater of Badassitude and explore never-before-seen parts of Pandora.
  • New Bosses and Enemies: Face off against hordes of new enemies and bosses including Pyro Pete, Motor Momma, Badassaurus Rex, and a blimp.
  • More Characters: Raise havoc with the help of new characters like Piston and Mr. Torgue, as well as returning favorites Tiny Tina, Sir Hammerlock, Mad Moxxi, and more!
  • More Adventures, More Gear, and More Explosions: Explode your problems away with crazy new weapons as you fight your way through an all-new story with sidequests aplenty.
  • New Battles: Get in a good old fashioned bar brawl, try to survive a death race, get your gladiator on, and more.


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