Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. 100
    The overall attention in the Secret Armory is impressive, and the quirks that made the main game so memorable are definitely present here.
  2. If you enjoyed Borderlands in its fullest and were hoping there was a way to extend the game-time without necessarily plunging into a second playthrough or a new character, The Secret Armory of General Knoxx is just that continuation you were looking for.
  3. The truth is, when it comes to DLC, nobody is doing this stuff as well as Gearbox's team at the moment.
  4. This lengthy add-on is filled with so much humor, action, and looting satisfaction that it could very well be the highlight of all your Pandoran adventures.
  5. 90
    The new content makes the game feel fresh once again, and the size and scope are absolutely amazing when you consider this is a download-only expansion. It is sad that this may in fact be the final DLC for the game, but if it is, what an incredible way to go out.
  6. The Secret Armory of General Knoxx is by far one of the best pieces of DLC out there and will give you a minimum of ten hours of gameplay, significantly more if you want to hit the new level cap, and with more Borderlands DLC on the way, they certainly know what the fans want, and how to deliver the goods.
  7. General Knoxx is exactly the kind of DLC that the fans of Borderlands were hoping for: a brand new set of missions with new enemies, locations and loots. The high difficulty setting, especially on the second run, makes this DLC perfect for those who reached the previous level cap.
  8. 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.
  9. Compared to the other two DLC offerings for Borderlands, ‘The Secret Armory of General Knoxx’ is the one I would recommend for anyone who haven’t jumped into any of the new content yet. Not only does ‘General Knoxx’ expand on the ending of the original game, but it offers up a number of new tweaks that work in everyone’s favour.
  10. The best DLC available for Borderlands - An absolute must-buy for fans. [May 2010, p.83]
  11. The Secret Armory of General Knoxx succeeds in not just adding to the Borderlands experience, but improving it in almost every area. There's a ton of fresh content for just 10 bucks. If you're still playing Borderlands, or have been looking for a reason to jump back in, don't pass it up.
  12. To put this DLC’s quality in concrete terms: I’ll be hard-pressed to hoof it back to Fyrestone after getting a taste of the superior T-bone Junction.
  13. In this third pack of downloadable content, Gearbox more than makes up for the missteps of Mad Moxxi's Underdome Riot, emptying out Pandora's pockets onto the Vault Hunters in a big way.
  14. It's a case of third time's a charm for this DLC. Simply put, it's a must-buy for any Borderlands fan.
  15. 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.
  16. All in all, The Secret Armory of General Knoxx is a vast improvement over its two older DLC siblings.
  17. No Borderlands fan should be without The Secret Armory of General Knoxx.
  18. General Knoxx may suffer some as a result of all of the fiddling, but in the missteps you can see the start of something bigger than what Borderlands was originally intended to be.
  19. With The Secret Armory of General Knoxx, Gearbox injects new life into one of the most addictive and brilliant digital worlds of 2009. New stories and missions, different vehicles, large maps and crazy characters can give Borderlands lovers a fair amount of playtime. Must buy for mercenaries, Crypt hunters and... claptraps!
  20. However, even with this rather cumbersome fault, the Secret Armory of General Knoxx is one of the best add-ons we’ll see this year for Borderlands or any other game, making it well worth the price of admission.
  21. The Secret Armory of General Knoxx is a huge addition to Borderlands and delivers new enemy types, new weapons, new quests, new vehicles and rises the level cap to 61. Last but not least, it offers the chance to face the most dangerous enemy we've ever found in the game. Great fun and a good epilogue to one of the sleeper blockbusters of last year.
  22. Between the core missions and the side stuff, you could easily spend another 10 hours or more going through General Knoxx.
  23. The steep level curve remains the biggest hurdle for Borderlands players, as being even three levels below an enemy will result in mismatched battles that usually won’t end in your favor. For players still under 30 and have yet to complete the main mission, it would be best to hold off on the DLC.
  24. A really huge expansion to Borderlands that feels a little bit like a missed opportunity. But all the tedious transportation and rather dull enemies can't hide the fact that there really is a lot to do here, and that the new vehicles are good fun. In the end, General Knoxx is recommended for all of you who have missed the adventures on Pandora.
  25. It is funny, but the fact that it is so big makes large portions of the game seem like a boring chore.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 46 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Sep 24, 2012
    The inability to fast travel through the zones is annoying, but the levels are well constucted and the story was kind of fun and daft in the Borderlands theme, the ending level is geared more to a multiplayer than a single player experience Full Review »
  2. Jul 25, 2012
    This is easily the best Borderlands DLC. It adds a ton of new content in the forms of quests, a new story, new enemies, new vehicles and of course new weapons. Everything still has the same wit and charm as the base game. The level cap has been raised, making it worthwhile for anyone already at max level. The only minuses are that there are numerous glitches (my favorite being the time my character drove off without the car), and the severe amount of time wasted going to quests or backtracking. Still, this expansion is the best and completely worth the asking price. Full Review »
  3. May 11, 2011
    The Secret Armory of General Knoxx is an almost perfect DLC, it adds tons of new weapons, quests, and other features, and it extends the level cap by 11, and adds a lot more hours gameplay, my only complaint and the only thing keeping it from a perfect 10, is that it has only one transit pole, which means you have to do a lot of backtracking through this massive DLC, but other than that this is a must own for Borderlands fans. Full Review »