Borderlands 2: Sir Hammerlock's Big Game Hunt DLC Review Round-Up And A New Trailer (Watch Here)

By Juan G. Rodriguez , Updated Jan 15, 2013 09:04 AM EST
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Gearbox has released the third of four add-ons to its cel-shaded first-person shooter, Borderlands 2. The Sir Hammerlock's Big Game Hunt DLC is available for purchase on Xbox Live for 800 Microsoft Points or on PlayStation Network and Windows PC for $9.99.

Gamers can also purchase the The Borderlands 2 Season Pass, which provides $40.00 of add-on content for only $29.99 on the PlayStation Network and Windows PC or for 2400 Microsoft Points Xbox Live.

So is the new add-on worth the asking price? Here is our review round up of the new DLC.

IGN notes that the new DLC never lives up to its name in both "scope" and "ambition." The reviewer says, "Make no mistake, Big Game Hunt is still Borderlands 2. Combat is still satisfying, as is finding that next gear upgrade. Anyone who found the core gameplay enjoyable before will most likely find it enjoyable here, and a new raid boss offers completionists yet another feather to put in their cap. But in terms of story, dialogue, and encounter design, this add-on pales in comparison to the rest of Borderlands 2." IGN gives the DLC a 6.9-out-of-10 score.

Crave Online notes that the experience is less entertaining than the previously release Mr. Torgue's Campaign of Carnage DLC. The reviewer says, "In the end, I enjoyed the new enemies and the wonderful level design of this new DLC, but was left limp but a story that didn't engage. The standards have been set high by the main Borderlands 2 story and the great work done with the last DLC. For fans looking for more missions to grind, there's something here to play. But for those of us looking to be entertained, Big Game Hunt is just not as good as its pedigree." Crave Online gives the new DLC a score of 6-out-of-10.

Eurogamer like the new add-on a little bit more than other sites and notes that the DLC's new villain, Professor Nakayama, is a memorable guest star. The reviewer says, "You'll laugh, you'll die, you'll blow the teeth out of a wandering Borok the size of a small camper van. Compared to the heights of Mr Torgue's Campaign of Carnage, with its masterful blend of Kayfabe jokes and sustained bar-fight intensity, Hammerlock can't quite match up. But it provides several great new reasons to return to Pandora, and that's enough to seal the deal." Eurogamer gives the new DLC an 8-out-of-10 score. 

Here is the official synopsis of the new Borderlands 2 DLC:

"What starts off as a relaxing hunting expedition with Sir Hammerlock soon takes a sinister turn as our Vault Hunters stumble across new villain intent on restoring the legacy of Handsome Jack. Irresistible new loot, memorable new quests, a variety of challenging and exotic new enemies, a new vehicle and more await players as they fight their way through the never-before-seen lands of Aegrus to give this evil-doer the old one-two!"

Check out the official launch trailer for the new DLC below. Did you feel the new DLC fell short of other add-ons? Is Sir Hammerlock worth $9.99? Tell us what you think of the add-on in the comment section.

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