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REVIEW

MR.TORGUE'S CAMPAIGN OF CARNAGE

Screaming wrestlers, stout bosses, insane action and Rocky parodies. Welcome to the latest Borderlands 2 expansion - Mr. Torgue's Campaign of Carnage.

Suddenly I find Badass Crater of Badassitude (no kidding) on my map. A name that turns out to be very appropriate when we're talking about the new Borderlands 2 expansion.

Within, weapons manufacturer, loud mouth and suspected pro wrestler Mr.Torgue has found a new Vault - something that according to legend, can only be opened by Pandora's best warriors.

What's resulted is Mr.Torgue building an arena and dedicated himself to finding just those persons. I encounter him - and his excessive attitude - as soon as I enter the Crater, and before I know it I'm entering a Rocky parody, picking sponsors and coaches, and heading into the arena to combat waves of enemies.

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To my great joy, there's others who claim to be Pandora's best entering the tournament, and so the arena's full of would-be superstars of all shapes and sizes (particular boss fight favourite is Motor Mamma, astride a massive two-seater motorcycle).

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Aside from the blast that is the boss fights, Mr. Torgue's Campaign of Carnage packs a brutal amount of side missions where we get to reacquaint ourselves with Tiny Tina and the ever popular Mad Maxxi. The whole package feels superior to the previous expansion.

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And while like Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate's Booty, this DLC doesn't come cheap (Xbox 360: 800 MP, PSN: £7.99, Steam: £7.99), but the update's as large as full digital releases. Scarlett took me ten hours to clean up everything it had to offer, and Mr.Torgue's fully comparable in content. Any fear of this being a simple Horde-style expansion when I heard about the stadium concept is quickly laid to rest: there's plenty of story and places to visit.

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