It’s probably just me however Borderlands seems to get better and better with each new release. Starting off with the main game, my major criticism was the lacklustre storyline as I feel there’s no real purpose other than collecting loot. It could be good for some however not for me. Everyone and everything feels so empty and lifeless. However that changed when the first DLC arrived – The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned. Finally there’s real purpose and not much of that endless travelling. The second DLC, Mad Moxxi's Underdome Riot introduces a new character, Moxxi (tiger growl) and now the third one, The Secret Armory of General Knoxx brings back some of the characters and locations from the previous games and added more yet memorable ones. Other words, things now having a purpose and most importantly, character development.
Yet the buck doesn’t stop there as Gearbox stated this is the largest DLC to date and it certainly is, with plenty of driving as you soon discover when one of your first quest is to build a monster truck. Once out of the starting area, you will witness first-hand how large this DLC is with its vast yet windy roads. Of course you will be doing some driving off road however you’ll soon feel the loneliness. To gain access to this area, you need to be have this DLC (of course) and able to access via the T Bone Junction.
As far as gameplay is concern, nothing has change at all however what made this DLC great are the characters you will encounter. Every single one of them are memorable and actually some formed as one of my all-time favourites. Of course you will meet General Knoxx – my personal favourite due to this dry, sarcastic humour. His character also being used in Twitter so that tells you how popular he is. You’ll also meet Athena (Athena out) and she’s equally awesome to hear. Bosses like Mr. Shank (how much I love him) are well designed and the legendry Crawmerax the Invincible (among others) you will not forget anytime soon.
If that’s not enough, the long waited level cap has increased by eleven levels, new achievements / trophies, more Scooter (and you get to know his past…mum’s the word), plenty of new bosses and more loot. How can you argue against all of these? In addition to this, there are forty four new missions so it will take you a little while to knock off this DLC – all for $10 (a lot cheaper nowadays). In all seriousness, if you need to decide what DLC to play first or if you decide to play just one DLC, this is the one you need to play. There’s nothing really wrong with this DLC other than your aging process – this DLC cannot reverse age.
8.5 / 10