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POSTED 25/11/09


BORDERLANDS: THE ZOMBIE ISLAND OF DR NED

2K Games
PS3/PSN (also on Xbox 360/XBLA)

Picked up Borderlands on release last month and can’t get enough? Well, 2K has some DLC for you!

One word people, one word that elicits joy from most every gamer we’ve ever encountered – ‘zombies’.

Yes, the shambling undead have moseyed into Pandora in this first of several planned expansion packs for the engaging first-person shooter with more than a touch of RPG about it, and man if it isn’t a blast giving those brain-craving bastiches healthy doses of splatteration with our levelled-up weaponry! That’s right, you can’t kill the undead – duh – but you can blow their limbs off hither and thither. So, render them legless and they’ll still scrape after you. They’re persistent buggers these zombies, yes indeedy.

For the most part they’re not armed, which adds to the creepiness as they just tend to appear all around through the heap of new quests spread over five new dungeons.

The back story, if you need one, is that the titular Dr Ned was charged with looking after the denizens of Jakobs Cove. Quite frankly he did a crapulent job of it, however, and somehow transmogrified the lot into abominations. These aren’t just your everyday zombies; there are spitters, lemming-like suicide zombies, psychos that go apespitcrazybonkers if provoked and even ‘tankensteins’, which wield explosive barrels and other nasty surprises.

What the hell, the Doc’s screw up is something we can capitalise on, as there’s something disturbingly joyous about blowing away things that are already dead. It’s not bad, as we’re doing the world a favour. Right? Right?!

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