Metascore
86

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. The truth is, when it comes to DLC, nobody is doing this stuff as well as Gearbox's team at the moment.
  2. 88
    This is by far the best of the three add-ons for the core game, and the most fun I had since I completed the main game last year.
  3. Pelit (Finland)
    88
    The Secret Armory of General Knoxx shows how DLC packs should be done. It raises the level cap from 50 to 61, it is extremely challenging, and it offers violent, yet addictive, item hunting. Most delightful of all, the tongue-in-cheek humor is kicked into high gear. Simply put: The Secret Armory of General Knoxx delivers on all fronts. This add-on is a must-have for every self-respecting Borderlands player. [Apr 2010]
  4. If you've been looking for a good reason to re-enter Pandora and start looting and shooting again, spending ten bucks on The Secret Armory of General Knoxx is about as good a reason as you're likely to find.
  5. The Secret Armory of General Knoxx does a great job of both extending the Borderlands gameplay and bringing new elements like creatures, weapons and the new level cap.
  6. Games Master UK
    85
    The best DLC available for Borderlands - An absolute must-buy for fans. [May 2010, p.83]
  7. Between the core missions and the side stuff, you could easily spend another 10 hours or more going through General Knoxx.
User Score
7.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 85 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Sep 1, 2012
    6
    Decent DLC. It has the most content of the 4 by far but also suffers from the most bugs and glitches. FPS will drop dramatically throughoutDecent DLC. It has the most content of the 4 by far but also suffers from the most bugs and glitches. FPS will drop dramatically throughout about 50% of the levels which completely kills gameplay. The new weapons,areas, missions, and storyline are all great though. It would be the best DLC if only it were able to be played with a stable FPS. Full Review »
  2. Jun 22, 2016
    8
    Secret Armory is the definitve addon for the original Borderlands. Unlike Zombie Island or Moxxi's Underdome, it is an extension of the mainSecret Armory is the definitve addon for the original Borderlands. Unlike Zombie Island or Moxxi's Underdome, it is an extension of the main game that not only added two new vehicles and a load of new guns and enemies, it also added an additional 11 character levels and skill points, making it a better deal overall then any one campaign addon or ulitmate upgrade pack for the sequel. It was succeded by the largely inferior Robot Revolution, which while fun to play added nothing new to the table that the first three addons did. Most notably, Secret Armory introduces some actual narrative to Borderlands, which famously lacked much in plot or any character interaction whatsoever, due to some problems behind the scenes. It also introduced us to Athena, who while absent in the sequel would be upgraded to playable in the Pre-Sequel. If you only buy one addon for Borderlands 1, make it this one. Full Review »
  3. Mar 2, 2014
    7
    In my opinion the second best of the DLC for Borderlands 1. (I liked Claptrap's Revolution best). True to the core game experience, but with aIn my opinion the second best of the DLC for Borderlands 1. (I liked Claptrap's Revolution best). True to the core game experience, but with a few flaws.

    The most frustrating flaw for me was the lack of teleporting waypoints. The starting point/home base of this DLC is basically in the center of one long highway. You can go north or south for a long way to access missions, and the journey can become tedious. This is particularly true at maximum level when your vehicle is easily destroyed by the numerous other vehicles on the highway. (At high levels your power is substantial, but so is that of enemies, and vehicles don't seem to scale appropriately).

    The story overall is fairly good, and the quests are satisfying. The battle against the main enemy can be highly frustrating because of medics healing the boss. Overall, I'm pleased that I bought this, but it is not quite as good as the base game, and after a few playthroughs of it, I'm less than excited to do it again, even when I'm happy to do the core game and claptrap again.

    Solid, but not great.
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