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.
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.
Not bad, but far from the other DLC's fun.zhack075 | Feb. 26, 2013 | See all zhack075's reviews »
I love borderlands 2, I had a lot of fun playing it mostly with my friend. We achieved the scarlett and torgue DLC and they are probably the best DLC I've ever paid for. Long enough, very funny, well, great DLCs.
Hammerlock's DLC isn't that great. In fact, it is quite boring. The new area and monster are really nice, but the quests are BOOORING. Go kill X insert monster name. On the other hand, New Tribal bandits are a real challenge are they are very hard to kill even with the best lvl 50's loot. The DLC is less funny than the previous one too.
I think this is the kind of "middle" DLC, decent to make you wait the next one, but below the others. Remember if you really want the DLCs, buy the season pass, the previous DLCs trully worth it !
Looks like I'm the first to write a less than raving review.Casm | Feb. 3, 2013 | See all Casm's reviews »
I'll preempt this by stating, it's not completely terrible. I do believe that of the currently available DLCs however, this one falls short.
So, I'll do this with a PROS and CONS list.
Beautiful new areas to explore.
Lots of brand new monsters to fight.
2 new raid bosses
Plenty of quests to keep you busy for hours.
Many quests are nothing but busywork.
Some quests are buggy, confusing and just plain irritating, such as a quest that could only be done at nighttime.
In spite of the new vehicle, many of the zones are extremely large and much of it you are forced to traverse on foot, making excursions long and tedious.
The writing IMO falls short of the quality you'd expect from Borderlands. The dialog was bland and the humor was dry. It had it's moments, but compared to what we've come to expect, it didn't measure up to anything we've already seen.
Overall: It's a solid DLC. It's not overly terrible by any stretch. Many of my personal issues with it were with the bad quest design. When you have a quest that bugs out and fails, forcing you to travel all the way to the other side of a massive zone mostly on foot to pick it back up only to have you travel all the way back to the other side of the zone mostly on foot in an attempt to complete it; fail 3 times in a row, it leaves a bad taste in your mouth. When you have quests that put waypoints on your map and you go to where the quest leads you only to find out after 10 minutes of searching that you're actually supposed to go around a huge area that leads you to below where you were searching, all of which could easily have been avoided with the addition of a tiny down facing arrow on the waypoint, it leaves a bad taste in your mouth.
On top of that, coming from a phenomenal DLC such as Mr. Torgue's, where every line of dialogue has you rolling on the floor laughing, then walking into this DLC where the dialogue has you wondering when things are about to get funny, it ultimately just leaves this DLC wanting. It's one of the things that makes side missions so enjoyable to do and it just wasn't there.
The DLC does have it's finer points, as I pointed out in the PROS section, but in the long run it does little to offset the many problems plaguing the entirety of the DLC. When it comes to making the DLC fun and enjoyable to play, as opposed to tedious, irritating, bland and annoying, Gearbox really dropped the ball with this one.
An other good DLC for Borderlands 2panz3r88 | Jan. 23, 2013 | See all panz3r88's reviews »
Borderlands 2: Sir Hammerlock's Big Game Hunt is an other DLC for Borderlands 2 and it's good like the other additional content already released. For the third time you will get new maps , vehicles and weapons and some new missions with fun characters. An other good element of this DLC is the difficulty: the game is fun because the enemies are tough and powerful.
Another Borderlands 2 DLC, Not to Disappoint!THE3DDUNK | Jan. 23, 2013 | See all THE3DDUNK's reviews »
The new Borderlands 2 DLC, Sir Hammerlocks Big Game Hunt, features you and one of the most beloved characters of Borderlands 2, Sir Hammerlock himself! He invites you with him on a hunting trip in the wild, you gladly accept of course! The 3rd DLC to come to Borderlands 2 has got to be one of the best, if not the best. It includes more missions for you play through, though there is no level cap increase to many's disappointment. It also includes a new vehicle, the fan boat, which includes more skins that you can unlock and use for it! The graphics are the same Borderlands 2 type graphics that we have came to expect, though these are really good looking. With all of the entertainment and extra play time you will receive for 10$, or included with your Borderlands 2 Season Pass. If you have enjoyed the past Borderlands 2 DLCs, this one is sure not to disappoint. So why are you still reading my review? Buy the game and hop on the Co-op with your friends!