Metascore
63

Mixed or average reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 20
  2. Negative: 3 out of 20
  1. Mad Moxxi’s Underdome Riot is the faster and brainless version of Borderlands, offering a nice and unexpected turn from its main gameplay.
  2. 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.
  3. Gearbox has once again delivered a superb presentation with Mad Moxxi.
  4. Strangely self-defeating downloadable expansion that strips out everything that made the original fun.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Mad Moxxi's Underdome Riot is a worthwhile addition to Borderlands that will give you more reasons to keep your disc spinning. The action is fast, and the tournament style really takes to the creative gunplay in Borderlands.
  8. After the first enjoyable DLC, Gearbox tries a new way to entertain the growing public of its interesting shooter. The horde idea is old enough, but it still works and provides a compelling experience, enhanced by some nice small ideas, like random rules. Sadly there's no real reward, and reward is everything Borderland's about; allthough sometimes fun to play, this neverending massacre betrays the spirit of the original game.
  9. This add-on isn't without its good points, though. It offers players a place to store their gear (something I felt was sorely missing from the main game) and introduces the arena's master, Mad Moxxi, with a cool, stylish introduction, but overall, this DLC is hampered by its insistence on defying Borderlands' main selling points.
  10. 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.
  11. Underdome Riot is heavy on challenge and light on rewards. Only diehard teams of maxed-out mercs need apply.
  12. 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.
  13. Hopefully they've learned their lesson, and will make sure that future installments don't feel as fundamentally weak, and outstandingly pointless. Sorry, Moxxi, looks like you'll need to look elsewhere for a new hubby.
  14. 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.
  15. Gearbox have gone slightly astray with this DLC, it's certainly not on the same level as their previous effort.
  16. 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.
  17. If you’re looking for more than fun as your reward for completing each challenge, you’re out of luck. Meager loot, one skill point per challenge (adding up to a very unimpressive 2 possible skill points), and a bank account is all you’ll get.
  18. 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.
  19. While the new horde mode is welcome and the storage bank an absolute necessity for me I still wouldn't have purchased this add on myself. Therefore, I only recommend this expansion to those of you that love the horde mode present in most first person shooters or you absolutely need the storage space.
  20. 80
    It would have been nice if Mad Moxxie lifted the level cap, but it still offers enough mayhem to make it worth the download for any Borderlands player looking for a little mindless killing.
User Score
5.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 44 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. Jul 24, 2012
    4
    As many others have stated, this DLC takes probably the most lacking part of Borderlands (i.e. the shooting) and puts it in the spotlight.As many others have stated, this DLC takes probably the most lacking part of Borderlands (i.e. the shooting) and puts it in the spotlight. With no experience or equipment to gain, the core of the game is removed and make Moxxi's an unsatisfying DLC. The arenas add extra length, but they are so boring and repetitive it becomes old fast. Arenas also take around 2-4 hours to complete with no save points, making it a slog to the finish. If you are going to buy the Borderlands DLC, I would skip this one. Full Review »
  2. Feb 12, 2012
    1
    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 crappyThis 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. Full Review »
  3. Mar 25, 2015
    10
    awesome gameplay. anyone who likes co op, strategy, and waves of bad guys cant go wrong with this Underdome. I just hope they come out withawesome gameplay. anyone who likes co op, strategy, and waves of bad guys cant go wrong with this Underdome. I just hope they come out with something in the future for Xbox One! Full Review »