After the release of the first DLC for Borderlands 2, Captain Scarlett and her Pirate’s Booty, left me – and probably you – wanting more, since it didn’t really add anything new gameplay or story wise, you’re probably interested to know if Torgue’s Campaign of Carnage will live up to the rest of the Borderlands 2. Does it help make you feel like a total badass, or is Mr. Torque’s Campaign going to leave a nasty taste in your mouth?
Mr. Torque’s Campaign of Carnage places you on a quest to prove that you are the ultimate badass in all of Pandora. It does this by opening up a whole new area aptly named the ‘Badass Crater Of Badassitude’. Here you’re puts into an arena to prove to everyone that you are – in the words of Samuel L. Jackson – one bad ass motherfukkah.
You start your journey to badaddness by meeting up with Piston – the current number one badass who’s always up for a good challenge. Thankfully he’s willing to train you – as long as you don’t step on his toes that is. From then on out the story has you finding new sponsors and new trainers to help you get back into the game and climb to the top of the ladder, there are most definitely twists and turns in the tale, so it’s not just your arena battler. It also brings back fan favorites Mad Moxxie and Tiny Tina, just to guarantee that you go on one hell of a ride.
It may only take a few hours to complete, but it adds a really fun story and some of the best boss fights in the game so far. I really don’t want to spoil anything, but after you finish some of the boss fights it’s hard to not feel like a complete badass. Also, as you’d expect, there new are new Torgue machines that let you buy new guns and a new head for customization. In order to purchase these new weapons you’ll need to cash in the Trophies that drop from defeated foes in the area. There’s also a decent amount of side quest action to keep you occupied, and mos of them are pretty fun – even if some of them are considered “training quests.”
All in all, Mr. Torgue’s Campaign of Carnage is highly enjoyable. Everyone that you meet, including Mr. Torgue himself are very likeable characters that are bound to make you laugh. There were times where I laughed of loud and, because I enjoyed it so much, after completing it solo I ventured right back in to play with friends. It may sound tired and cliché, but if you own Borderlands 2 you owe it to yourself to pick this up. It’s the best expansion yet.
Audio/Visual – 5/5: It’s the Borderlands you know, so it’s amazing.
Gameplay – 4/5: Nothing has changed other than the new Torgue Machines.
Value – 5/5: Packed with good times and good laughs.
Innovation – 4/5: Some of the best characters make a return….finally!
Final Score: 4.5/5
- Nate reviewed Borderlands 2: Mr. Torgue’s Campaign of Carnage on PS3 -