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XBLA Roundup: Zombie Island Borderlands DLC Deal

Jonathan Lester
Borderlands, First person shooter, FPS games, XBLA, Xbox 360 games, Zombie Island
Borderlands | Xbox 360

XBLA Roundup: Zombie Island Borderlands DLC Deal

This week, Xbox Live Gold members can buy the Zombie Islands of Doctor Ned Borderlands DLC with a 50% discount. This expansion is available as part of the physical Borderlands expansion disc- but 400 points is a massive relative saving.

Dr. Ned's Zombie Island adds a breath of fresh air into Borderlands' collection of arid deserts, dusty plains, dry mesas...and...more arid deserts. Set in a dense swampy bayou, you'll fend off waves of slavering zombies surrounded by lush vegetation and OTT Transylvanian architecture. It's possible to blast through this DLC in an hour or two- but you'll get much better value for money if your party properly explores each map. Powerful loot, funny easter eggs and even a secret mission (with achievement) are up for grabs if you decide to stray from the beaten track.

XBLA Roundup: Zombie Island Borderlands DLC Deal

Zombie Island also displays Borderlands' trademark humour to advantage. In fact, it's probably the most humorous part of the saga so far with plenty of pop-culture references, rich zombie source material and darkly hilarious characters. Expect to laugh out loud more than once.

This pack doesn't really offer anything new- but it does offer more of the same Borderlands gameplay we know and love in a refreshing new setting. It may not be as meaty as The Secret Armory of General Knoxx, but Zombie Island a fun and worthwhile expansion that's a steal at this price. I just hope that the Underdome DLC gets a price cut soon... as it's ruining my achievement completion percentage!

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We'd love to tell you about these two new games, but we're actually far too busy playing AfterBurner Climax at the moment. Check back tomorrow for the full reviews!

In the meantime, why not check out the demos?

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