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  • Summary: [Xbox Live Arcade] Mad Moxxi's Underdome Riot is an add-on pack for Borderlands that includes a new cooperative arena game mode and a stash to store your gear. Are you god's gift to gun fights? Think you're the best? Wanna prove it? Then help us celebrate the grand opening of Marcus Bank (a subsidiary of Marcus Corp) by killing hundreds and hundreds of people in Mad Moxxi's Underdome Riot, the only competitive arena around where your next of kin can be assured that you're coming back famous . . . or not at all. [Microsoft] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 20
  2. Negative: 3 out of 20
  1. Borderlands' latest DLC has shown me the combat rhythm I've naturally settled into: the regular back and forth between whittling away at enemies with SMGs before disappearing in a puff of magic, to either slink off and let my shield charge up again, or pop up behind an unfortunate bruiser in order to blast chunks out of their neck with a shotgun.
  2. This one will seperate the men from the boys, take the phone off the hook, get plenty of drinking water, send the kids out and get ready for hours of some fierce and stressful gaming.
  3. Perhaps not quite what Borderlands veterans were hoping for in the game's second DLC, but it still provides a fun and challenging co-op experience.
  4. As a big fan of Borderlands, I hate to say it, but great ideas, good intentions, and a sexy NPC just aren’t enough to overcome the frustration present after the beginning of Mad Moxxi’s Underdome Riot. This one is impossible to recommend for 10 bucks.
  5. 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.
  6. Mad Moxxi's Underdome Riot is really a disappointment, taking away from Borderlands the best elements of the gameplay; the result is a punishing, hardcore and ingenerous experience that only few people will enjoy.
  7. Everything in the Underdome is a total hassle, and that gets old fast. That you don't gain any experience points or build up more weapon proficiency while in the arenas only makes a bad situation worse, and it makes the entire experience feel pretty pointless.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. KevinD
    Jan 16, 2010
    It's worth the money. It adds hours of game. 3 arena's, 25 waves a piece broken down into 5 rounds the 1st time around. Then you do them again with the difficulty up and 100 waves each in 20 rounds. The bank is pointless, unless you like to run around with tons of useless junk in your inventory all the time. Expand
  2. JoshM
    Dec 30, 2009
    A good addition to the game, it is best if you have friends to play with as the arenas can be tough by yourself. The bank is another nice addition.
  3. RobertB
    Dec 31, 2009
    I don't regret my purchase one bit, but there are some annoyances (mostly sound-related). It's really best for co-op, and the addition of a bank is useful. Expand
  4. Al
    Jan 8, 2010
    I am a big Borderlands fan, and really enjoyed the first DLC, but this one is a step back, no XP gained and no weapons better than what I already had. Expand
  5. Sep 24, 2012
    Deathmatch and arena games I used to really enjoy now its its just boring and repetitive to play anygame like this anymore worst of all the four DLC and not even funny like the others. Expand
  6. Daz
    Jan 18, 2010
    Nowhere near as good as the original game or the zombie expansion. It will take a good few hours to finish but you are just in one of three arenas killing wave after wave of bad guys. I played through one of the arenas last night with 3 buddies and it took about 2 hours. i gues i'll do the other two tonight and tomorrow just to 'finish' the game as i've done everthing else. If you really love Borderlands then maybe buy - otherwise stick to the original (brilliant0 game or the zombies expansion Expand
  7. Feb 12, 2012
    This is the perfect example of how NOT to do DLC, it adds nothing enjoyable and has no real value other than a way to play through a crappy Horde mode clone with your friends, it gives you three arenas and each one has 5 rounds each consisting of 5 waves and each wave is the same every time you play through them, it does give you a weapon storage bank and a few new achievements, but the bank can only hold 21 guns, and in order to unlock all of the achievements require you to play through each arena twice, and it's longer the second time around, and you don't even get experience for your kills and there isn't any good loot, even if you get 4 friends together you'll still be bored, honestly I really don't recommend this, it's not worth the asking price and even if you buy the GOTY edition of Borderlands I don't really see a reason to download it, so in closing all I can say is pass on this one. Expand

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