Shacknews: Borderlands 'Zombie Island' DLC Review: More Treat Than Trick

"While everyone is starting to pull out the Christmas decorations and hang up the lights, developer Gearbox has just doled out a Halloween-themed expansion for the console editions of Borderlands. And though the timing is a bit odd, I certainly don't mind.

Quite simply, if you enjoyed Borderlands before, you should probably check out "The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned." The $10 download brings new areas, enemies and missions to the shooter-RPG, providing a fresh excuse to grind more hours away."

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The Hunter4391d ago

How did you submit a news story? LOL, i cant :(

kwyjibo4391d ago

Submit a near-blank story.

Edit it in your user space.

Submit from your user space.

Requires a bit of lateral thinking :)


I did this a few hours ago with the Steam sales story - I'm surprised no one picked up on it then, and that it's been broken so long.

The Hunter4391d ago (Edited 4391d ago )

Thanks man, it works.. I appreciate that ;)

+bubble for you!

MSpence5164391d ago

How come no one is saying:

"This should have shipped with the game."
"This is BS, just trying to make more money."

I think if this game was made by certain companies, it would get the same treatment as some other titles I have seen get bashed for releasing DLC weeks after its release.

Hypocrisy at its finest.

moparful994391d ago

I think the main reason is because this game is ginormous. I've got about 50 or so hours invested and im only a lvl 33 and Im about 2/3 of the way through the main story.. Thats alot of value for the money so releasing a dlc that adds 5 or so hours onto this game is no big deal... If I wasnt so broke right now I would have picked this up by now...

chrisulloa4391d ago

You spent 50 hours to get to level 33? It took me about 15-20 hours to get to level 47. I'm only missing 3 achievements.

iceman29294391d ago

moparful99 is right. not only that, i bet they couldnt fit anymore stuff on the dvd anyways! the size of the game is hugeeee!

Bnet3434390d ago

There's no doubt in my mind that this was kept off the disc on purpose to make money via DLC. That is why I won't be buying it.

hmmmm4390d ago

@ icemann
I doubt they couldn't fit anymore on the dvd since when installed to the 360's hdd it says it only takes up a bit more than 3gb.

But still great game and the expansion was fun, can't wait for the next one!

PirateThom4390d ago

Same reason people aren't complaining about the Dragon Age DLC?

People are willing to turn a blind eye to early DLC when the game is huge and there's a lot of gameplay in the game as it is. What people do not like is when they're basically paying for what should have been there on the disc when the game is short.

hmmmm4390d ago

I doubt this was just kept off the disk deliberately. It has entire new environments(which are pretty massive) and enemies. Not to mention it is not related to the main story in anyway so i can't see how they could have fit it in. You should try it out cos it is pretty fun, and remember, just because it was announced before release doesn't mean it was finished before release.

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NegativeCreepWA4390d ago (Edited 4390d ago )

Great piece of DLC, I would recommend it for anyone that enjoyed the game.

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