Metascore
82

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned is maybe not attractive in terms of new weapons, skills or a higher level cap, but it’s funny, long and surprisingly comical.
  2. It's hard to imagine this is the story Gearbox has always wanted to tell, but judging by the craftsmanship behind all of its elements, from the crisp visuals to the hilarious writing, you'd be forgiven for making the mistake. With a greater duration and improved AI it would've been damn near perfect.
  3. If you haven't gotten completely burned out of Borderlands' shoot-'n-loot hijinks or are looking to pick the game back up, taking a relatively new character through the perils of The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned is certainly a worthwhile endeavor.
  4. If nothing else, it's entirely fitting that a game that's always been brilliantly brainless is now genuinely brain-dead as well. Oh, and I finally got that bloody Mario-themed Achievement. SCORE.
  5. The bottom line is that if you’re a fan of the original game, then this is a must-download.
  6. At $10 or whatever that translates to in Microsoft fun money, you're looking at at least another eight hours of gameplay (maybe more if you don't work on the brain-hunting missions while doing all the other ones). At that price, Zombie Island just may be the perfect place for your next vacation, and for your next level up too.
  7. 100
    In releasing this DLC, Gearbox and 2K have done what seems to be so difficult for other studios: drop a well designed, value laden expansion pack in a timely manner.
  8. The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned is a solid addition for anyone who wants more Borderlands, but the lack of additional items or further opportunities for character building feel like a missed opportunity that could have given this content a lasting effect.
  9. 80
    While it'd be great to get some downloadable content that adds in character class skills, heaps of new items, bumps up the level cap, or builds in more interesting and complex quest and encounter mechanics, what's presented here is a guaranteed good time.
  10. 80
    A great example of a good DLC. [Issue#188, p.87]
  11. Good enemies variety and the new dark setting deliver an average amount of fun for those who love the original game. It won't last long, but it's still a fair deal.
  12. A well priced DLC that sadly ends a little too quickly, it would have been nice to play with new weapons but we can't have everything. A perfect add-on for Borderlands.
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 39 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 3 out of 10
  1. Mar 15, 2012
    9
    This is a brilliant expansion from Gearbox Whole new area of Pandora to explore with another rather amusing little storyline. I got this withThis is a brilliant expansion from Gearbox Whole new area of Pandora to explore with another rather amusing little storyline. I got this with the GOTY edition and would wholly recommended Full Review »
  2. Jan 9, 2012
    6
    No new guns. Barely new enemies. No fast travel. 5 hour DLC. It feels too overpriced. But the art style is awesome adding green to the screen.No new guns. Barely new enemies. No fast travel. 5 hour DLC. It feels too overpriced. But the art style is awesome adding green to the screen. Tries to be funny and fails. Full Review »
  3. Aug 6, 2011
    10
    I was supposed to give this DLC a 9, but I accidently gave it a 10(epic fail).Well it´s still an awesome DLC.There is reallyI was supposed to give this DLC a 9, but I accidently gave it a 10(epic fail).Well it´s still an awesome DLC.There is really nothing else I can say about it. Full Review »