Borderlands: The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned
It's a little strange that there is already
an add-on for Borderlands but I for one were extremely pleased because
Borderlands was a damn fun gaming experience. Even though it had a few
flaws (not many), it challenged the status quo of the genre and offered players
something unique, challenging and more importantly entertaining.
With that said, The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned is available via XBox Live
that although is relatively short (4 - 5 hours), it expands on this interesting
universe and best of all, it features zombies my man... those damn
zombies! Once you have downloaded the add-on, a new area becomes
available in the original Borderlands game where the player must use any
means necessary to dispose of these undead creatures but the star of the
game is definitely Dr. Ned himself with his great dialogue that had us
As to the story? The story revolves around the corporate town of Jakob's
Cove that is allegedly overrun by the undead and of course the rumours
are true, thanks to the eccentric Dr. Ned. With crates, weapons and
ammunition available, it's time to lock and load and get those damn
As soon as you venture into this new world, you are almost immediately
beset by zombies but best of all, the developers have included a variety
of different types and yes, they can really cause some damage and
problems for your characters. The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned is also quite
violent (strange that this passed the Australian censors) as body parts
and innards fly all over the screen as you blow them to kingdom come.
However it's all part of the gameplay and is the perfect download for
those wanting to extend their Borderland experiences.
In terms of difficulty, the game is around a mid level of difficulty,
however if you have completed the original Borderlands game, than you
should have no issues whatsoever as you gain additional levels, items
and more specifically fun as you go on a one man killing spree.
With great graphics that made Borderlands so compelling, the developers
have really excelled with the voice acting that sounds like it has been
taken from a bad exploitation horror movie from the 70's. With the
enemies coming fast and thick, it's time to stock up before you
visit Zombie Island and get ready for one hell of a ammunition waster.
With the inclusion of Zombies, Borderlands: the Zombie Island of Dr. Ned
is actually not more of the same and definitely throws a curve ball into
the genre and as Zombies are the in thing at the moment, it's great to
send these undead back to their graves for good, just make sure you have some
wet wipes available
because it's going to get messy!