The infamous Borderlands chapter about Tiny Tina is available for free right now. All you need is a Steam account and you can secure the title.
What kind of game is this? The shooter “Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep: A One-shot Adventure” was originally a DLC of the game Borderlands 2. A few years later, however, this DLC appeared as a “standalone”, i.e. an independent game. It was done back then to promote the larger offshoot, Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands, and give those interested a cheap taste of what to expect in the other game.
What is the game about? The badass and wacky heroes from Borderlands 2 get together to unwind – and play a game of pen and paper. You slip into the role of the selected characters and experience the adventure of the (minimally crazy) Tiny Tina. What is superficially a homage to great pen & paper games like Dungeons & Dragons has subliminally serious tones, such as coping with grief and fear of loss.
But the focus is mostly on the wacky humor of the Borderlands world, which works wonderfully in a fantasy setting. There are weapons that shoot swords, which in turn are broken down into smaller swords. Grenades suddenly turn into lightning or fireballs – the loot is as creative and numerous as you are used to from the Borderlands series.
How long the game keeps you entertained is down to your playstyle and collecting instinct, but you should be able to get around 5-10 hours. So if you’re in the mood for a pretty wacky shooter fantasy treat, get Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep: A One-shot Adventure now because it’s still available until March 23rd Available for free on Steam and will remain in your library forever afterwards.
Who is the game for? Basically for everyone who wants to dive into the wacky Borderlands for free, has a preference for pen & paper role-playing games or simply missed the DLC for Borderlands 2 back then. However, anyone who played it back then will not be presented with anything new here.
The game can be played solo or in co-op, although we strongly recommend the latter. Borderlands and its offshoots are much more fun in groups of 2 to 4 players.
Last but not least, Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep is also a good indicator of whether Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands is worth buying for you – as the humor of the old DLC and the larger, standalone main game are on the same wavelength.