Metascore
58

Mixed or average reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. 60
    Unless you have a core group of three other friends and all of you have maxed out level 50 characters, I wouldn't recommend Borderlands: Mad Moxxi's Underdome Riot to you. It isn't balanced properly and, since there is no normal XP awards or loot drops, you won't find your character improving as your struggle through the endless waves.
  2. Being able to store weapons in the new Bank is also nice and with the ability to purchase extra storage slots you'll run out of good weapons before you run out of places to stick them. Still though, the sheer time sink involved to best every bit of the Underdome isn't balanced out by the rewards for doing so.
  3. The idea of mixing elements of role playing games and first person shooters with Diablo style item hunting might seem absurd at first, but Borderlands proves that such unique combination can actually work. The two DLC packs, The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned and Mad Maxxi’s Underdome Riot, expand the Borderlands experience further, but in their own different ways. The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned is a story-driven adventure that, as the name suggests, involves a lot of zombie shooting, whereas Mad Moxxi’s Underdome Riot concentrates on multiplayer and arena battles. Both are good in their own right, but Ned’s Zombie Island offers more fun moments and bang for your buck. [Feb 2010]
  4. Moxxi is pretty, polished, and as characterful as Borderlands ever was, and it adds a bank to store loot you might want to keep, but it's really not something you should spend your pocket-money on.
  5. Mad Moxxi isn't worth the money. It's little more than an additional mode, and it really isn't as fun as the ones found in other games.
  6. At best, this DLC is thoughtless, unoriginal and for those who simply must have two extra skill points. At worst, it's a waste of time and money, and poor form by Gearbox. [Apr 2010, p.88]
User Score
3.7

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 47 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 12
  2. Negative: 10 out of 12
  1. ThomasI
    Jan 11, 2010
    4
    This is impossible to do alone. It seems like Gearbox wasn't really even trying here. It's just a series of arena battles ala This is impossible to do alone. It seems like Gearbox wasn't really even trying here. It's just a series of arena battles ala Unreal on the hardest difficulty setting. Each wave will punish you silly and the "wildcard" system will more than likely "randomly" assign a "gun wave" wild-cards like "dead aim" and "ironside" making you a sitting duck. I quit halfway through, tearing my hair out. Full Review »
  2. Sep 1, 2012
    3
    Totaly crap. You dont earn exp at all, you only get a few loot items at the end of a round... the only real reason to get it is for the bankTotaly crap. You dont earn exp at all, you only get a few loot items at the end of a round... the only real reason to get it is for the bank and upgrades that are available to purchase. Stay away. Full Review »
  3. Aug 12, 2010
    0
    This is the opposite of fun. In fact, this DLC is work, grindy, grindy work. If I had wanted to play grindy games, I would play MMOs. EvenThis is the opposite of fun. In fact, this DLC is work, grindy, grindy work. If I had wanted to play grindy games, I would play MMOs. Even more importantly, you hardly get rewarded for the time you put into the arenas which comprise 100% of this abysmal abortion of a game. What Borderlands did right in the first DLC and the original play through was give a sense of progression to an otherwise storyless, somewhat dreary game. There is not a single aspect of progression, at all. No exp. No weapon level ups. No worthy gun upgrades. Honestly, skip this trash. It's **** awful. Full Review »