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  • Summary: (Downloadable Content) The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned is an add-on pack for Borderlands with new enemy types, new missions, and new ... surprises. The Jakobs Corporation would like to invite you to experience the splendor of a corporate owned small town known as Jakobs Cove. Any rumors you may have heard about the "undead" walking our streets are completely preposterous and we officially deny them all. If those rumors turn out to be true simply purchase a firearm from the conveniently located Jakobs Brand Vending Machines and aim for the head. Also, would you mind saving our employees? (Non-union only please). Expand
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  1. 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.
  2. A nice beginning for what we hope will be regular DLC updates for this great game.
  3. Moody new environments, diverse new foes, and even more of Borderlands' signature humor make this new content very entertaining and very worthwhile.
  4. 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.
  5. An extremely satisfying and often hilarious campaign.
  6. With a dark and gritty seasonal feel to the level design, an endless stream of undead cannon fodder and a mad Dr. You can't go wrong with this DLC.
  7. For those that have the means and already enjoy the campy humor of Borderlands, Zombie Island of Dr. Ned may be just what you’re looking for. For those who are trying to stretch their gaming dollar, this is a tougher recommendation to make.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. PedroC
    Dec 7, 2009
    10
    This is the best DLC I have ever played. The enemies were awesome! Loot Goon and WereSkags were my favorite.
  2. Apr 24, 2011
    10
    What do you get when Zombies invade Borderlands? you get a EPIC!!!! add-on, which is probably the best add-on for a game I have ever played it's fantastic, it adds tons of hours of new gameplay, new missions, new weapons, and cool new Zombie and other enemies, and it's just so much fun to play, and also has the Borderlands sense of humor which makes it more enjoyable, it has a great atmosphere, and a really enjoyable story behind it all, maybe it's just because I love Zombies but I believe this is a fantastic add-on, and definitely worth the 800 MS points asking price, and deserving of a perfect 10, if you have Borderlands this is a must own download. Expand
  3. DanielS
    Jan 11, 2010
    10
    Along with Oblivion's "The Shivering Isles" and GTA's "Ballad of Gay Tony", Borderlands: The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned has the highest playtime/cost ratio of any DLC. By that I mean it provides a dozen hours of gameplay, yet only costs 800 MS points. Some DLC on Xbox Live costs 1200 MS Points, but only provides 3-4 hours of gameplay. For anyone sitting on the fence, do not hesitate to sprint to your Xbox and download this DLC pack after the end of this sentence. Expand
  4. MikeK.
    Nov 26, 2009
    9
    I have to say, I really enjoyed this DLC. The opening was funny, the bosses were fun to battle, the missions weren't repetitive, the ending/closure were satisfying. Co-op is great, like the rest of Borderlands. Overall fun and enjoyable. Expand
  5. Sep 24, 2012
    8
    Zombies in Borderlands scary nawh but lots of fun for a few hours, typical head shots and blasting out brains, best of all the four DLC on offer in my book. Expand
  6. Aug 20, 2012
    8
    The first dlc that I played in borderlands and The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned is the best dlc I have ever played in my life. It is almost as good as the game itself and provides up to 6-8 hours of gameplay. The dlc has a story better then the game itself and is just playable by yourself and even more fun with some peeps. Borderlands: The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned 8.5/10 Expand
  7. Jan 19, 2012
    4
    Its too much like Left 4 Dead for me to consider it good. A lot of annoying backtracking and boring missions (and insanely repetitive mission objectives). Its also a rather short piece of DLC. Expand

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