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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 Fighting a midget..riding a four legged monster. Routine Borderlands.
Borderlands 2 Windows Nice view
Borderlands 2 Windows Each class has it's own unique ability. In my case a kick ass turret
Borderlands 2 Windows Dead

Promo Images

Borderlands 2 Screenshot Loaders and bandits fighting
Borderlands 2 Screenshot The gang fighting off enemies
Borderlands 2 Screenshot
Borderlands 2 Screenshot Zer0 ready to attack

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User Reviews

A fun and intense sci-fi FPS/RPG hybrid PlayStation 3 Scytale (42)

Critic Reviews

Gamegravy PlayStation 3 Sep 22, 2012 10 out of 10 100
games xtreme Xbox 360 Sep 25, 2012 9.4 out of 10 94
XboxAchievements Xbox 360 Sep 18, 2012 91 out of 100 91
Gamereactor (Sweden) Windows Sep 18, 2012 9 out of 10 90
Cheat Happens Windows Sep 28, 2012 9 out of 10 90
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 3 Sep 24, 2012 18 out of 20 90
Destructoid Windows Sep 17, 2012 8.5 out of 10 85
4Players.de Windows Sep 18, 2012 83 out of 100 83
Gaming since 198x Xbox 360 Nov 13, 2012 4 out of 5 80
Giant Bomb Windows Sep 17, 2012 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80

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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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