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  1. Jun 29, 2013
    10
    Tiny Tina is probably the best addition to The Borderlands Universe so I love seeing a DC centered around her. The graphics are unique much like Hammerlock's DLC was but the story and exploration here is sooo much better. It's the first time in a Borderlands game where I don't feel like I am thrown into a sandbox area and its refreshing.

    It actually feels like a linear adventure with
    little side roads along the way which is refreshing to the usual Borderlands game dynamic of grab quest, run either north, east, south, west to complete, and then backtrack to complete quest.

    It is easily the best DLC to Borderlands 2. I would rank them as:
    1) Dragon Keep- Fantastic
    2) Pirate Captain Scarlett DLC Good to Great
    3) Torgue Campaign- Average to Good (mainly because of Mr. Torgue)
    4) Hammerlock- Forgettable other than the graphic design
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  2. Jul 12, 2013
    10
    Take one of the best co-op games (and series) ever made, add in a "Dungeons & Dragons-esque" game idea, add in all the extra characters you love (Torque is one of the best characters ever) and you have arguably the best DLC for any game ever.

    Much of what makes Borderlands great (breaking down the 4th wall) is heightened in this DLC, and if you are a fan of Borderlands you will love
    this. Not to mention the new areas add new enemies and give you a "Fable" feel.

    If you like Borderlands and you miss out on this it really is a travesty because this just makes you love the game more and hope they continue the DLC and hopefully announce a new Borderlands for the next console generation.
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  3. Jul 19, 2013
    9
    Once a year, there comes a DLC that is truly brilliant. This is the DLC for 2013. It has some of the best quests to come to Borderlands 2 including a quest where the Vault Hunter slaps a Joffery look alike.
  4. Jul 4, 2013
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I just wrapped up the main quest as well as most of the side quests. I've got to say after 20+ hours or so I am very impressed with this dlc! The humor stays true to the Borderlands mythos as well as the gunplay. If you are an old rpg player or "geek" this dlc is for you. It makes fun of pretty much everything fantasy and science fiction in a way that the player gets the joke. The new enemies are not just reruns of pryor instalments but compleatly new enemies with their own behaviors and quirks. Some of the bosses are very difficult, but can still be managed by one player. The maps are fresh and looking very D&D or Lord of the ringsish. I did not experience much in the way of bugs except once in a while something would be off color but that was if. All in all this dlc was very fun for me and refreshing as I was very board with the Mr. Tourge and Sir Hammalock dlcs. It also brings full circle Tiny Tina's grief over Roland and has a very touching clip at the end of the main quest. After which it also brings full circle a joke from the very begining of BL2. This is a must get for the dlcs if you get nothing else. Great add on 2k!! Well done ending for BL2! Expand
  5. Jul 6, 2013
    9
    This review contains spoilers. Well, It seems Gearbox had saved the best DLC for last, not to mention saving the time necessary to put all the love and care into making this the panultimate DLC despite being a DLC merely focused around a D&D-esque board game ran by Tiny Tina. best of all, this DLC seems to borrow all the best things about the previous DLC's and puts them all into one frothing pot of humour, gameplay mechanics and a surprisingly warm-hearted ending too. From Pirates you get the retextured chests, with a "cutsy wootsy" small sized chest but with a new texture animation, from Campaign of Carnage you get a return to fashion for the steriod infused manly man Mr. Torgue, and from Big Game Hunt you get a combination of stylistically daring landscapes, a new palette of diverse enemies and the aesthetic combined with it. But what Assault on Dragon Keep brings new to the table is a self-awareness of the NPC's playing a board game, as you get to see Tiny Tina hilariously create the game and story "on the fly", and many returning characters like Ellie and Angel are introduced in a new fashion. Also, Vending Machines are now made to look "ye olde-style", including a palette of new voice overs for each one. There are also now Eridium Slot Machines stylized Tiny Tina style, with cupcakes and bandit masks and the like. Also, to influence the whole D&D style, there are new "Roll-Die Chests", where the quality of items merely depends on the roll, and you can increase the chances of the quality of goods by spending eridium to roll 2 die. Also, there are shrines that you can also spend eridium on to get different kinds of abliities, like increased damage, speed, defense, or restored ammo. With these, it improves the consistency of Eridium, as backpack SDU's will eventually all be spent and Raid Bosses will eventually not be worth your time. This perhaps almost saves the pain of not being able to use vehicles in this particular DLC, which is really a minor complaint at best. There is also another new chest that spawns good at the normal random chance but with a added surprise- mimics.the storyline with assault is really what you'd expect from a D&D styled game, more or less satirizing all the things about those kinds of board games, but moving through the story you start to notice Tiny Tina's strange denial with realizing Roland is dead, where at the beginning makes you think it's merely for the humor but overall in the ends comes down to the idea that she made the game as a way to allow Roland to be alive in this universe, which is actually a quite strong message about grief and moving on. Also, you will be playing the DLC almost familiarly like in the original game's plotline, except for a slightly faster paced, D&D style version, as you quest to kill the "handsome sorcerer", or essentially another 20 minutes for you to love hating Handsome Jack in this new style. But, perhaps the most epic thing that for some may or not be very important is the whole queen mythology, with the queen being none other than Butt Stallion, the diamond pony that Jack had told the Vault Hunter he bought right around the begining of the Vault Hunter's quest. Sure, it seems like an unimportant cameo, but I was dying to actually see the diamond pony in person, and the fact that a unicorn like that is the queen of this "D&D" experience ironically makes the whole plight of saving her JUST THAT MUCH MORE WORTH IT. seriously, the fact that the pony is in this game is worth getting the season pass entirely. This game not only redeems Gearbox for their previous disappointing DLC, but also has enough leg to carry on as the best DLC Gearbox has made for the Borderlands franchise since Armory of General Knoxx. I also enjoy the hints at the end for a possible fifth sequel, where you may or may not be allowed to infiltrate the hyperion space station ON A MOON. that would be awesome! anyhow, this DLC does everything right in every way, with a nice heart warming touch with Tiny Tina accepting the loss of Roland and growing from it. excellent job! Collapse
  6. Jul 6, 2013
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This DLC was easily the best one for Borderlands 2. It combined humor with combat in such a perfect way that created a perfect storyline and gameplay for an add on for an already amazing game. Not only did they add in interesting new enemies and weapons, but they made sure to add in funny dialogue from the characters of Borderlands 2 and an oddly touching ending. All of these add up into a great DLC. Now if only they made those damn archers less accurate... Expand
  7. Jul 16, 2013
    10
    This DLC is just awesome and thats not just because tiny tina is the greatest. A lot of jokes about Game of Thrones, Skyrim, Lord of the Rings and so on... BUY IT!
  8. Jul 18, 2013
    10
    One of the best gaming experiences I've had in a long time. I grew up with old school RPGs and Dungeons and Dragons, and as an unabashed geek, loved the inside (or not?) jokes that permeated the game. You can tell that this was a labor of love for Gearbox, as they incorporated new (not reskinned) character models, great voice acting, and homage to tropes spanning the breadth of geekdom. From the New-U station snarking "At least it's not too easy!" to orcs screaming at "Humies," to the spatula samurai that reminded me of Kingdom of Loathing, to... well, there's a lot to appreciate. And appreciate it, I did. The gameplay was challenging, but what drove me to marathoning through the DLC was the story. Gearbox did a great job spotlighting Tiny Tina more than the game or previous DLCs without a doubt, she's still the same "what did she just say?" character you remember, but also a child mourning the loss of friends, and escaping the flood of emotion through her imagination (took that part from the Escapist, but it's so very true).

    As a working professional with a family, I have very little time to enjoy games as I did when I was younger. I made a point to stick with this expansion after the first 10 minutes. And the game rewarded me for it with challenge, laughs, bittersweet reminisces, and nostalgia aplenty.

    Thanks, Gearbox.
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  9. Jul 18, 2013
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. My favourite of any of the borderlands dlc so far. A tongue in check poke at elements of the roleplaying/fantasy world with an oddly touching back drop of a young girl dealing with the death of her hero. Expand
  10. Jul 25, 2013
    8
    This DLC is actually quite funny...and the graphics aren't bad. If you like Borderlands, this is worth a shot. There are new enemies and new weaponry, and Tiny Tina remains awesome.
  11. Aug 17, 2013
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This dlc was a fun addition to borderlands 2. It showed how the characters spent there time during a part of the main story. It kinda had a magic fell of it and it kept you guessing what was going to happen next. Expand
  12. Nov 6, 2013
    10
    This campaign is hilarious. The D&D theme coupled with Maria Bamford's (Tiny Tina) humor make this campaign so fun to play. Tina changing things around in the middle of the game was particularly hilarious. And the ending managed to be touching and hilarious at the same time.
  13. Sep 18, 2013
    10
    Best ever DLC of all other DLC's made for the Borderlands 2. This DLC is great. Love the storyline. Exploration's unique. I've endured one of the true.. noble gaming experience of Borderlands 2. Great DLC
  14. Nov 27, 2013
    7
    Tiny Tina's assault on dragons keep is a great D.L.C addition to an already amazing game. It adds a new twist to gameplay in the form of "magic grenades" grenades that automatically recharge over time. The part of this downloadable content that disapoints is lack of innovation in boss fights. As a whole Dragons Keep is an amazingly fun D.L.C that is a worthwhile buy mainly for the amusing story and the incredibly useful Magic Grenades. Expand
  15. Dec 13, 2013
    9
    Borderlands 2: Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep is the best expansion to hit Borderlands 2 yet. Excellent loot, great gunplay, and a funny story make this dlc worth it's price
  16. Jul 6, 2013
    0
    This review contains spoilers. Well, It seems Gearbox had saved the best DLC for last, not to mention saving the time necessary to put all the love and care into making this the panultimate DLC despite being a DLC merely focused around a D&D-esque board game ran by Tiny Tina. best of all, this DLC seems to borrow all the best things about the previous DLC's and puts them all into one frothing pot of humour, gameplay mechanics and a surprisingly warm-hearted ending too. From Pirates you get the retextured chests, with a "cutsy wootsy" small sized chest but with a new texture animation, from Campaign of Carnage you get a return to fashion for the steriod infused manly man Mr. Torgue, and from Big Game Hunt you get a combination of stylistically daring landscapes, a new palette of diverse enemies and the aesthetic combined with it. But what Assault on Dragon Keep brings new to the table is a self-awareness of the NPC's playing a board game, as you get to see Tiny Tina hilariously create the game and story "on the fly", and many returning characters like Ellie and Angel are introduced in a new fashion. Also, Vending Machines are now made to look "ye olde-style", including a palette of new voice overs for each one. There are also now Eridium Slot Machines stylized Tiny Tina style, with cupcakes and bandit masks and the like. Also, to influence the whole D&D style, there are new "Roll-Die Chests", where the quality of items merely depends on the roll, and you can increase the chances of the quality of goods by spending eridium to roll 2 die. Also, there are shrines that you can also spend eridium on to get different kinds of abliities, like increased damage, speed, defense, or restored ammo. With these, it improves the consistency of Eridium, as backpack SDU's will eventually all be spent and Raid Bosses will eventually not be worth your time. This perhaps almost saves the pain of not being able to use vehicles in this particular DLC, which is really a minor complaint at best. There is also another new chest that spawns good at the normal random chance but with a added surprise- mimics.the storyline with assault is really what you'd expect from a D&D styled game, more or less satirizing all the things about those kinds of board games, but moving through the story you start to notice Tiny Tina's strange denial with realizing Roland is dead, where at the beginning makes you think it's merely for the humor but overall in the ends comes down to the idea that she made the game as a way to allow Roland to be alive in this universe, which is actually a quite strong message about grief and moving on. Also, you will be playing the DLC almost familiarly like in the original game's plotline, except for a slightly faster paced, D&D style version, as you quest to kill the "handsome sorcerer", or essentially another 20 minutes for you to love hating Handsome Jack in this new style. But, perhaps the most epic thing that for some may or not be very important is the whole queen mythology, with the queen being none other than Butt Stallion, the diamond pony that Jack had told the Vault Hunter he bought right around the begining of the Vault Hunter's quest. Sure, it seems like an unimportant cameo, but I was dying to actually see the diamond pony in person, and the fact that a unicorn like that is the queen of this "D&D" experience ironically makes the whole plight of saving her JUST THAT MUCH MORE WORTH IT. seriously, the fact that the pony is in this game is worth getting the season pass entirely. This game not only redeems Gearbox for their previous disappointing DLC, but also has enough leg to carry on as the best DLC Gearbox has made for the Borderlands franchise since Armory of General Knoxx. I also enjoy the hints at the end for a possible fifth sequel, where you may or may not be allowed to infiltrate the hyperion space station ON A MOON. that would be awesome! anyhow, this DLC does everything right in every way, with a nice heart warming touch with Tiny Tina accepting the loss of Roland and growing from it. excellent job! Collapse
Metascore
86

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Aug 8, 2013
    80
    Easily the longest of the DLC released to date, Dragon Keep clocks in at a cool twelve to fifteen hours, possibly even more if you are the kind of player that explores every last nook and cranny of the map. Providing excellent value for money and to date the best reason to go back to Pandora, Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep is a must for anyone remotely interested in going back to Borderlands 2.
  2. Jul 30, 2013
    90
    Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep is the pick of a series of top-notch add-ons, and the best Borderlands expansion since The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned. If you own Borderlands 2, this is totally, utterly essential.
  3. Jul 16, 2013
    70
    While I enjoyed my time questing, the fact that I barely gained a level and found almost nothing of value the entire time was really disheartening. Overall I had fun, but the experience fell short of what it could have been.