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Borderlands: The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned
Ok, so Borderlands for the Xbox 360 just released not that long ago and already there is an add on out for the game. First of all, Borderlands the game was downright awesome, and second of all, I'm stoked that there is already more playable content. So, let's not beat around the bush shall we? Let's get right into what you'll find in Borderlands The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned and see what you're missing out on.
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Keeping In Line With The Borderlands Game Play
When it comes to the now infamous Borderlands game play, the Zombie Island of Dr. Ned is right on par to keep your blood thirsty addiction going strong. There are hundreds of zombie mobs in this Borderlands add on, just moaning to be taken out with your choice of weapon.
But hey, it's not just about taking out zombies in this Borderlands version - oh no, you have some quests that you can undertake, and then it's back to the messing up of zombie heads. The quests that you'll get in the main area of this add on for Borderlands the game will take you around 4 hours or so to complete, which is pretty decent in my opinion. And, the story line stays pretty close to what the original Borderlands was.
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When you get Borderlands the Zombie Island of Dr. Ned addon, you'll find out that any travel kiosk you go to will instantly have a new location for you to "fast travel" to. Here, you'll find a mossy, squishy island, filled with choice zombies for the picking. There are some evil looking trees, nasty swamps, sweetly spooky graveyards, and who wouldn't want a few streets that were just too full of zombie mobs.
The thing I like the most about this addon for Borderlands the game is that there is more humor here - albeit some dark, sick humor. You'll be chatting with Dr. ned, trying to help get him and his employees out of the area without getting them killed. The great thing about this addon is that the game will keep on plugging you with great loot as you go, and it scales everything along with your progress through Borderlands the game - not through your level. (So, if you haven't beaten the original Borderlands game yet, you might want to check out our free Borderlands cheats, hints, and exploits guide.)
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Now, what type of self-respecting zombie game would Borderlands the Zombie Island of Dr. Ned be if there weren't some funny bits when it comes to fighting and killing zombies? Not a very good one I assure you. So, here are some of the fun things that you can expect while fighting the zombies around the island:
-They spit on you, clogging your vision.
-A head shot causes a brain to come shooting out the top, or side, of said zombie's head.
-Zombies like to explode a lot more than live mobs in Borderlands do, so beware flying zombie parts.
-Zombies can climb trees too.
-Fighting torsos, midgets, and even drunken zombies have feelings too, even if those feelings are just to eat you.
***NOTE: This is absolutely the best part of this Borderlands add on. The Zombie fun out classes any other zombie game so far.
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When it comes down to it, if you have already gotten through the story line in the original Borderlands (or close to it), you are ready for the Zombie Island of Dr. Ned. If not, you can see where it will take you as it's all dependent on your progression in the original game. But, really, for only 800 Microsoft points (or a measley $10), this addon for Borderlands the game is superbly fun and you need to own it.
Even if it is just to see some zombie grenades...
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