Borderlands 2: Sir Hammerlock's Big Game Hunt
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Requires Borderlands 2 (base game) to use this DLC.
"_You'll laugh, you'll die, you'll blow the teeth out of a wandering Borok the size of a small camper van. _" - Eurogamer.net
In Sir Hammerlock’s Big Game Hunt, the third campaign add-on for Borderlands 2, players will enter an uncharted territory deep in the swamps of Pandora where a massive Hyperion ship has crashed. The wreckage is rumored to have stockpiles of loot. But watch out, mutated creatures, and armies of savages also have an interest in the ship. As ferocious and primal as they may seem, the mysterious Professor Nakayama claims to be their diabolical leader, and he’s calling all the shots.
The Best guns in Borderlands 2 yet! This safari trip ain’t just ‘bout taking down big game with huge, senselessly overpowered weapons. It’s also about hunting for new loot in an effort to glean Seraph crystals, and get even bigger guns to take back into the main game.
Defend Hammerlock’s Hacienda: Seek out Sir Hammerlock and his rustic hunting lodge, man the turrets and fan boats to take out enemy vehicles, babysit Hammerlock's pet Skag and wait for him to... ewwww.
To Hunt and Be Hunted: Face a new Raid Boss, new World Bosses, mutant creatures great and greater, and waves of foul-odor-ed heathen hoards. In the swamp, no one can hear your smell.
All New Swamp Location: Alien vegetation, marshy water, scraggly mountains, and rolling mist form a dangerous and exotic zone, all in an as-of-yet-unseen part of Pandora.
New Swamp Vehicle: Head out in to the swamps on the new loaded Swamp Fan Boat to do battle against enemy vehicles and mutant big game – overalls and moonshine not included.
New Heads & Skins: Spoils are awarded to those who seek out and defeat the rarest enemies in the Swamps. If it’s on the endangered species list; kill it immediately, because it’s all about you.
Hammerlock and MonstersTCass29 | Dec. 20, 2013 | See all TCass29's reviews »
Sir Hammerlock's Big Game Hunt is the most disappointing DLC of the 4 story-based DLCs for Borderlands 2. The story is bland and not very memorable, the enemies are forgettable (except for the Witch Doctors, but that's because they're RIDICULOUSLY difficult for no good reason), and the guns specific to this DLC don't compare to the awesomeness of the guns from the other 3. There are too many 'kill X number of Y monsters' quests and that's really where this DLC falls flat for me. It's still good and worth picking up if you want more BL2 witty dialogue and fantastic environments (the best part of this DLC), but play the other 3 first.
It fell flat.asiersua | Sept. 28, 2013 | See all asiersua's reviews »
Compared to other DLC, this one is just plain bad. The story is short and really, REALLY simple, and the humor is not that great either. There are new enemies and a few new areas, and its strong point are the secondary quests, which are the different "hunts" you can go for in the different areas to get yourself new gear and stuff. However, if you're looking for a great experience, I'd recommend getting the other DLC (unless, of course, you're getting the Season Pass).
Hunting, the Gentlemanly Sport of Stuffing Others with LeadCrimsonWizard | Sept. 17, 2013 | See all CrimsonWizard's reviews »
Borderlands next DLC takes us to the thick swamps of Pandora to hunt some savage wildlife and lost Hyperion loot...until the natives and a demented mad scientist decide to interfere. This time Sir Hammerlock gets to headline and while I got some more laughs out of him than Captain Scarlet, he doesn't quite hold up as well as Mr. Torgue over a whole campaign. That said, the vaguely Johnny Quest style setting and huge swamp and dark jungle maps are nice to journey through.
Of note, this campaign is a bit harder than Mr. Torgue's or Capt. Scarlet's areas, be sure to stock up well or you'll get torn apart. As per Capt. Scarlet's campaign, you'll get a new vehicle and new kinds of weapons to play around with. Nothing particularly noteworthy and the quests are a bit blander than the previous two DLCs, but more places to get Seraph crystals is appreciated, and the new raid bosses are a good challenge. It will last a decent amount of time, but once again, I really recommend getting this with the other DLC in the Season Pass so that you can get all the nice extra areas in one convenient bundle.
A solid expansion for a decent pricenightassassin1 | Aug. 21, 2013 | See all nightassassin1's reviews »
This expansion is a hunting trip with Sir Hammerlock. I liked Hammerlock's character quite a bit so I was pretty intrigued when this pack was announced. After finally getting it, again I was not too super impressed by yet another expansion from Gearbox. I felt that they have lost their amazing expansion themes that were seen in Borderlands 1 like Clap Trap's Robot Revolution. As I played more of the game it seemed to get better however. There was more humor, better antics from Hammerlock, and some neat new monsters. The Swamp Boat was not too amazing compared to normal vehicles, but still a neat thing to use.
The graphics are a little more dark than most of the normal game due to it being in a toxic wooded swamp type area, but it is still an interesting imaginative feel and look.
Over all the expansion is decent, but not quite Gearbox best. I enjoyed parts of it, but there is that feeling that something is missing.
There was not really any glitches or crashes that I experienced from this DLC.
I will give this one a rating of 86 due to not being what I would have expected from a Hammerlock DLC. This is a playable game extender and is worth the price mark as a DLC piece and will probably be enjoyed by a large amount of people, but I just can't shake that feeling of something missing.
Weakest DLC at the momentlok0812 | March 22, 2013 | See all lok0812's reviews »
This DLC by far is the weakest DLC compared to Scarlett and Torque. The gameplay is still fun and the combat is still exciting. New additions like raid bosses and new enemies are a welcoming addition to the already awesome game. The part that made this DLC the weakest is the storyline, it is mostly comprise of grind quests and the dialogues are very generic. Regardless, even though it is the weakest DLC out of the three, the DLC itself is still very solid just not as strong as the other two previous DLC. Must get if you do not own the season pass.