Borderlands 2

Critic Score User Score
Windows
87
3.1
Xbox 360
86
3.5
Macintosh
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0.0
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Description

Five years after The Destroyer was vanquished, a new valuable mineral known as Eridian was discovered in the crust of the planet Pandora. The powerful Hyperion Corporation, led by Handsome Jack, secured a moon base and eventually occupied the entire planet, depriving it of Eridian. One day, four vault hunters fall into a trap prepared by Jack, but are rescued by a ClapTrap robot and shown the way to a resistance movement that tries to put an end to Hyperion's regime.

Borderlands 2, like its predecessor, is a first-person shooter that incorporates character building, quests and procedural content generation elements from role-playing games, particularly roguelikes, along with vehicle-based gameplay from contemporary shooters. The sequel features four new characters embodying four classes that represent different special skills and weapon affinities. Accumulated experience points result in skill points, which can then be allocated to the nodes of one of three skill trees that vary between classes. Weapons differ not only by type, firing speed or damage, they can also cause elemental damage that is more or less effective against specific types of opponents.

Players can take on the game's challenges by themselves, or enlist the help of other players in the cooperative multiplayer mode. Compared to the first game, the game world is not split into disjunct pieces anymore, but has become continuously connected. Non-player characters now follow their own schedules and agendas as opposed to being fixed in their position permanently.

Screenshots

Borderlands 2 Windows Loading Screen
Borderlands 2 Windows Fighting a midget..riding a four legged monster. Routine Borderlands.
Borderlands 2 Windows Playing with the radio
Borderlands 2 Windows Epic shotgun gibs

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User Reviews

A fun and intense sci-fi FPS/RPG hybrid PlayStation 3 Scytale (38)

Critic Reviews

PlayStation Trophies PlayStation 3 Sep 25, 2012 91 out of 100 91
Gamereactor (Sweden) Xbox 360 Sep 18, 2012 9 out of 10 90
IGN PlayStation 3 Sep 13, 2012 9 out of 10 90
PCActu Windows Sep 24, 2012 9 out of 10 90
PC Games (Germany) Windows Sep 21, 2012 86 out of 100 86
4Players.de PlayStation 3 Sep 18, 2012 83 out of 100 83
Gaming since 198x Xbox 360 Nov 13, 2012 4 out of 5 80
Gaming since 198x Windows Nov 13, 2012 4 out of 5 80
Legendra Xbox 360 Oct 02, 2012 7 out of 10 70
Calm Down Tom PlayStation 3 Oct 04, 2012 6 out of 10 60

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Awards

  • GameSpy
    • 2012 – One of the Top 10 Games of the Year
  • GameStar (Germany) / GamePro (Germany)
    • 2012 - #2 Best Shooter of the Year (Readers' Vote)
    • 2012 - #4 Best PC Game of the Year (Readers' Vote)
    • 2012 - #4 Best Console Game of the Year (Readers' Vote)
  • PC Games (Germany)
    • Issue 01/2013 – #2 Single-Player Shooter of the Year 2012 (Readers' Vote)
    • Issue 01/2013 – #2 Multi-Player Shooter of the Year 2012 (Readers' Vote)

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