Current MobyGoal: Help us reach 250 documented ZX81 Games

Borderlands

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 3
82
3.3
Windows
81
3.6
Xbox 360
82
3.6

User Reviews

Boredomlands Windows אולג 小奥 (168579)
An overhyped, overblown mess of a game Xbox 360 CrackTheSky (36)
Take a spoonful of Diablo, pour a cup of Halo, pepper on some Fallout, stir in a pint of Left 4 Dead, and you have Borderlands. Windows Kadath Bird (712)
It's just good, okay? Xbox 360 Pixelspeech (954)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
PlayStation 3 13 3.3
Windows 51 3.6
Xbox 360 22 3.6
Combined MobyScore 86 3.6


The Press Says

MobyRanks are listed below. You can read here for more information about MobyRank.
100
Xbox 360newbreview.com
Borderlands is a surprisingly fun experience, especially when playing online with friends. If you are the sort of person that enjoys hunting for treasure in games, always trying to have the best equipment possible, then you will find a lot to enjoy here. Those looking for a deep and lengthy story telling experience may be left a little disappointed, but the dialogue of the characters makes up for that particular shortcoming. The RPG elements are slowly introduced to the player so that even a novice will quickly pick up the complexities of the game and be equipping modifiers with the best of us.
97
PlayStation 3Impulse Gamer
After all the time I spent in this game I was only able to come up with one negative aspect, that is the load time between areas. I timed it and it takes about a minute and a half of load time when you move from one area to the next. Each area is so large that you dont mind too much really..... because you spend so much time in the area it is worth it. So get to it Impulse Gamers!
95
PlayStation 3Wonderwallweb.com
Borderlands is an addictive and must have purchase. Single player is great but take it for a spin online to have some great gaming moments.
93
PlayStation 3GamingExcellence
The repetitive quests are really one of the only major problems that mar the experience that is Borderlands. If you’re a fan of the kill n’ loot variety of games then you will definitely enjoy this title. But should you be expecting the deep storyline of an RPG or the pure linear levels of a shooter you will be remarkably disappointed. Accepting Borderlands on its own terms is key to enjoying the experience. It may be a late comer but this is definitely one of the better games released in 2009.
92
PlayStation 3Game Informer Magazine
Borderlands attempts many things, which in this medium can often end with a laundry list of features but no fully-developed ones. This is one of the rare occasions where all of the new experiences a game brings to the table work out splendidly, especially when viewed as an entire package. Co-op is a blast, the variety of weaponry lends an addictive quality to the game that's rarely seen, and it maintains a distinct sense of humor and personality. It's a long-lasting experience that manages to stay fresh throughout, and the ability to easily jump into a friend's game at any time only lengthens the appeal of an already stellar title.
91
Xbox 360Tech-Gaming
Those seeking a solitary-oriented experience with Borderlands should be warned- the single-player game can feel unmistakably grind-heavy at times. However, those who prefer more communal diversions will likely be absorbed into the title’s well-crafted world. Borderlands is the rare game that culls from a variety of sources, competently interweaving the elements into a cohesive and satisfying package.
91
PlayStation 3Game Revolution
Still, even with its technical drawbacks, Borderlands is a shooter for people who want something a little more engaging. It will remind you of every FPS you’ve enjoyed over the last few years, stealing bits of brilliance here and there to make its own enthralling experience. Seriously, if you know how annoyed I was when I had to stop playing and write about it, then you are probably playing it too. And if you’re planning on picking it up, just make sure work knows that you’re going to be out sick for the next month or so.
91
WindowsTotal PC Gaming
As we mentioned at the start, genetics are a funny thing but Gearbox has managed to deliver the plucky child of two proud parents: the loot-whoring RPG/MMO and the tight, combat-focused FPS – successfully combining the character, guts and style of both. It’s also one of the best games this year, and everyone should play it.
90
PlayStation 3Cheat Code Central
I could go into so many more details about combat, customization, fast travel, vehicle joyriding, Second Wind, DNA Reanimation, the HUD, the maps, and inventory navigation, etc. However, why bore you with minutia? Simply know that Borderlands is a deep and engaging, RPG-shooter hybrid that needs to be played to be fully appreciated. Blending the best elements from games such as Fallout 3 and Diablo II, Gearbox and 2K Games have put together a real winner. Don't let it fall off your gaming radar this holiday season.
90
PlayStation 3TotalPlayStation
It's tried-and-true pew-pew with plenty of stats and chance rolls and equipment and weapons and upgrades and skill points and oh man, just go play this game already. We'll see you in a few weeks.
90
PlayStation 3Game Over Online
The bottom line here is that as true hybrid games go, Borderlands is as great a success as there has ever been. You can really feel the strengths of both genres come together as you blast your way through enemies, leveling up and grabbing that phat loot. If you like shooting and looting, it doesn’t get much better than this. Single player is fun and satisfying, with four playable classes to experiment with through fifty levels of experience and a wide variety of hostile alien animals, deranged hillbilly bandits, and corporate paramilitary goon squads to blast with an arsenal of seemingly endless possibilities. Throw another three people into the mix for some four player co-op against greatly beefed up opposition and things just get plain crazy. One of this year’s must plays for anyone who has even a passing interest in shooters, and the kind of game that just might get under your skin in a big bad way.
90
PlayStation 3ZTGameDomain
Borderlands is one of the biggest surprises of the year not because of how good it is, but how good it is considering the lack of hype. This game has single-handedly stolen my soul since it arrived at my doorstep and I find myself needing to level up once a night, much like my wife and her World of Warcraft addiction. If you are a fan of shooters or loot gathering games do not hesitate, just buy the game already. The 50 level cap may seem like a burden, but trust me there is more than enough here to warrant a purchase. This is one of the best games out right now and easily in my top five games of the entire year.
89
Xbox 360411mania.com
Gearbox has done a great job with combining FPS and RPG elements to make Borderlands. The guns you can find will always have you looking for something better, plus the skill trees will allow for customization to take place with characters. The game really comes alive when you have friends join in with you. A must have game for FPS fans, and a game that everyone should at least check out.
88
PlayStation 3IGN Australia
With so much hoo-hah over the surprise redesign, it's funny to think that this little gem could've easily have slipped under the radar; the gameplay is identical, after all. As it stands, by emulating some RPG standards and reapplying them to the gorgeous setting, Borderlands actually manages to stand out. This is a significant thing, we think. With the right blend of attitude, solid gameplay and an unapologetic focus on making a really entertaining co-op experience, Borderlands isn't just an alternative to Valve's co-op zombie-blaster this holiday season, it's really the alternative.
88
Xbox 360Xbox360Achievements
Offering up an open world with plenty of quests to complete, guns to collect, and enemies to shoot, Borderlands gives players dozens of hours of content to explore. With four different playable classes and online co-op, Borderlands is a highly replayable adventure, and one that will live on in our memories long after the credits roll.
88
WindowsIGN
Gearbox's Borderlands is without a doubt a slick, satisfying hybrid title for those who know what to expect. If you're a shooter fan curious what the world of Pandora is all about, then you should know that this is a product built on a foundation of statistical progression, character customization, and one that holds item acquisition high above interesting quest structure and narrative. At the same time, it plays like a shooter, requiring twitch skills to dominate the droves of enemies that stand in between you and your search for a mysterious vault. With the opportunity for up to four to join together for co-operative play, four character classes, a dizzying array of firearms, around 20 or so hours of content for a single playthrough and the option to restart with stronger enemies and loot, there's plenty of content here. It's a thoroughly enjoyable journey that offers a steady stream of rewards that remains convenient and accessible.
88
Xbox 360IGN
Gearbox's Borderlands is without a doubt a slick, satisfying hybrid title for those who know what to expect. If you're a shooter fan curious what the world of Pandora is all about, then you should know that this is a product built on a foundation of statistical progression, character customization, and one that holds item acquisition high above interesting quest structure and narrative. At the same time, it plays like a shooter, requiring twitch skills to dominate the droves of enemies that stand in between you and your search for a mysterious vault. With the opportunity for up to four to join together for co-operative play, four character classes, a dizzying array of firearms, around 20 or so hours of content for a single playthrough and the option to restart with stronger enemies and loot, there's plenty of content here. It's a thoroughly enjoyable journey that offers a steady stream of rewards that remains convenient and accessible.
88
Windows2404.org PC Gaming
Borderlands has more weaknesses than strengths, but the few strengths it has absolutely overwhelm most of the problems the game has. It taps into the base instinct of wanting to reach that one level, to find that elusive item you’ve been tracking for what seems like your entire life, and, once you do find it, you only want to find more. It’s a dangerous game in the sense that it can absolutely destroy your free time, but it’s also great in the sense that it can absolutely destroy your free time. Forget about spending just a few minutes with the game, and just lose yourself in Borderlands for an hour. Or three.
88
PlayStation 3IGN
It's a thoroughly enjoyable journey that offers a steady stream of rewards that remains convenient and accessible. It's something action role-playing game fans looking for an experience more up-close and brutal than genre entries of the third-person variety should have a blast with, and one of the more memorable products of 2009.
87
WindowsRPGFan
In short, Borderlands is a top-quality shooter and grind-fest. There's not much that's new about it, and it's not without its flaws. If you're willing to take down a horde of enemies just to see that "Level Up!" icon or for that shiny new drop, Borderlands will be right up your alley. Even if you're not the kind of gamer that's fond of the grindy loot-fest, Borderlands' co-op play makes it great fun no matter what. Unless you absolutely just abhor twitch-based titles, Borderlands should start spinning in your game system soon - unless it's already there.
87
PlayStation 3Gaming Target
Regular shooter fans will find a lot to enjoy here however, thanks to the solid shooter mechanics. Despite the addition of skill points, loot, and experience, it's still a shooter at heart, something Borderlands does very well. Whether you play it alone or with friends, the game offers a huge variety of quests, a huge map to traverse, tons of battles, hidden stuff tucked away from all but the most curious, and of course, a heaping helping of loot. Oftentimes, the best games are the ones we don't expect much from, the ones that didn't get an overkill of hyperbole from gaming forums or magazine covers. Borderlands, a game most expected would blend into the background in a holiday season that has both a Halo and a Call of Duty game, might actually turn out to be the most memorable FPS of this fall, if only for the risks it's taking to stand out in the crowd... and I doubt anyone expected it.
87
Xbox 360Peliplaneetta.net
Tämä loputon vihollisten niistäminen on sekä pelin parasta että turpeinta antia: se on kyllä hauskaa, mutta kuinka pitkään sitä jaksaa? Vastaus piilee luultavasti moninpelissä: yksin pelatessa Borderlands ei pitkään kestä, mutta hyvällä porukalla - jos sellaisen vain saa kokoon - sitä jaksaa varmasti tahkota illasta ja viikosta toiseen.
86
PlayStation 3Console Monster
With all the single-player blockbuster first person shooters on the market and even more to come, if you are looking to break away from all the loneliness and socialise with a friend or few in vast desert landscapes, Borderlands could be just for you.
86
PlayStation 3Vandal Online
Es sin duda un juego especial, muy diferente a todos los otros títulos en primera persona, con la misma capacidad adictiva de juegos como Diablo, con el que no dejamos de compararlo pese a que de primeras parezca que no tienen nada que ver. No es, sin embargo, un juego para todo el mundo. A los que les atraiga su estilo de juego, les parecerá una joya, uno de los mejores juegos que han salido este año. Quien espere un Call of Duty, o un Fallout 3, o simplemente se aburría con el juego de Blizzard o con otros juegos del mismo estilo, debería pensáserlo varias veces. Objetivamente, o al menos intentándo serlo, Borderlands es un gran juego, con un apartado visual llamativo, vistoso y original, ciertos toques de humor negro muy divertidos, y una jugabilidad adictiva y sorprendente que quizás peque a veces de ser repetitiva, y otras de excesivamente simple. Los que tengan ganas de comprarlo tras saber cómo es lo disfrutarán muchas horas.
85
WindowsGamesCollection
BL è un gioco consigliato: avvincente, impegnativo e soddisfacente. Applausi ai ragazzi di Gearbox che sono usciti in una impresa non da poco. E' ancora un gioiello grezzo (i difetti ci sono e si vedono), ma non per questo bisogna rifiutre l'offerta, anzi; il viaggio su Pandora merita tutta la vostra attenzione. Se poi, è fatto in comitiva, è ancora meglio!
85
Xbox 360GamesCollection
BL è un gioco consigliato: avvincente, impegnativo e soddisfacente. Applausi ai ragazzi di Gearbox che sono usciti in una impresa non da poco. E' ancora un gioiello grezzo (i difetti ci sono e si vedono), ma non per questo bisogna rifiutre l'offerta, anzi; il viaggio su Pandora merita tutta la vostra attenzione. Se poi, è fatto in comitiva, è ancora meglio!
85
Xbox 360GameSpot
After you uncover the secrets of the Vault, you are once again set loose into Pandora, where you are free to quest on and remember why you enjoyed your previous hours with the game. Borderlands has tens of hours of quests to fulfill, and you'll likely find yourself enticed back to explore new skills, find new guns, and kill more enemies. Though the core action doesn't change drastically over the course of the game, it is woven together in such a way that once it ensnares you, you'll want nothing more than to plunge into Pandora at any chance you get. Combat is satisfying, and upgrading your skills and equipment is engaging. The constant stream of loot and experience is rewarding, and sharing it with some friends makes the experience that much richer and more exciting. Despite its hostile (albeit stylish) environment, Pandora is a great planet to visit if you want to shoot some stuff. Just be sure to bring some friends along for the ride.
85
Xbox 360Play.tm
Borderlands will not set any benchmarks or push any envelopes in the RPG genre, or even its niche FPS-RPG setting. It simply does not do anything that we have not seen in some form or other elsewhere, nor does any individual element or mechanic uniquely stand out. What it does do is take the most basely satisfying parts of the whole RPG genre and lay them out in a fast moving buffet of bloodshed and looting. The joy of acquisition and dominance inherent to role-playing games is married to the savage joy of slaughtering entire crowds of victi.. sorry villains, and in conclusion I can heartily recommend it.
85
WindowsGameSpot
After you uncover the secrets of the Vault, you are once again set loose into Pandora, where you are free to quest on and remember why you enjoyed your previous hours with the game. Borderlands has tens of hours of quests to fulfill, and you'll likely find yourself enticed back to explore new skills, find new guns, and kill more enemies. Though the core action doesn't change drastically over the course of the game, it is woven together in such a way that once it ensnares you, you'll want nothing more than to plunge into Pandora at any chance you get. Combat is satisfying, and upgrading your skills and equipment is engaging. The constant stream of loot and experience is rewarding, and sharing it with some friends makes the experience that much richer and more exciting. Despite its hostile (albeit stylish) environment, Pandora is a great planet to visit if you want to shoot some stuff. Just be sure to bring some friends along for the ride.
85
Xbox 360Jeuxvideo.com
Tout au long de son développement, Borderlands nous aura tour à tour inquiétés et intrigués. Mais Gearbox est finalement parvenu à remplir son contrat en mélangeant avec bonheur FPS et jeu de rôle. Le résultat de cette union délicate n'est pas sans défaut, mais la formule est tellement rafraîchissante qu'il serait presque criminel de passer à côté. Déjà très dynamique, riche et bien réalisé, Borderlands crève littéralement l'écran lorsqu'on le pratique avec une bande de potes. Nous ne saurons donc que trop vous conseiller de former un petit groupe de combattants avec vos connaissances et de les entraîner à votre suite dans les étendues inhospitalières de Pandore. Vous ne le regretterez pas.
85
PlayStation 3Jeuxvideo.com
Tout au long de son développement, Borderlands nous aura tour à tour inquiétés et intrigués. Mais Gearbox est finalement parvenu à remplir son contrat en mélangeant avec bonheur FPS et jeu de rôle. Le résultat de cette union délicate n'est pas sans défaut, mais la formule est tellement rafraîchissante qu'il serait presque criminel de passer à côté. Déjà très dynamique, riche et bien réalisé, Borderlands crève littéralement l'écran lorsqu'on le pratique avec une bande de potes. Nous ne saurons donc que trop vous conseiller de former un petit groupe de combattants avec vos connaissances et de les entraîner à votre suite dans les étendues inhospitalières de Pandore. Vous ne le regretterez pas.
85
WindowsJeuxvideo.com
Tout au long de son développement, Borderlands nous aura tour à tour inquiétés et intrigués. Mais Gearbox est finalement parvenu à remplir son contrat en mélangeant avec bonheur FPS et jeu de rôle. Le résultat de cette union délicate n'est pas sans défaut, mais la formule est tellement rafraîchissante qu'il serait presque criminel de passer à côté. Déjà très dynamique, riche et bien réalisé, Borderlands crève littéralement l'écran lorsqu'on le pratique avec une bande de potes. Nous ne saurons donc que trop vous conseiller de former un petit groupe de combattants avec vos connaissances et de les entraîner à votre suite dans les étendues inhospitalières de Pandore. Vous ne le regretterez pas.
84
WindowsPC Games (Germany)
Verdammt, Gearbox! Wie konntet ihr nur? Da erschafft ihr einen Shooter, der genau das Quentchen an Spaß und Motivation hat, das mir bei Hellgate: London gefehlt hat, baut Unmengen an Waffen und ein cooles Setting ein und vergesst dann, das ganze zu Ende zu denken! Borderlands macht süchtig, verschenkt aber auf lange Sicht Punkte durch zu viel Eintönigkeit und zu wenig Einfluss der Rollenspiel-Aspekte.
84
PlayStation 3GameTrailers
Borderlands is a bit of a grind-fest, but that’s part of the fun, as you take on tougher enemies and hunt for bigger and badder gear. The co-op play is integrated seamlessly, and there’s a huge world to explore with friends or on your own.
84
PlayStation 3Daily Game
But I'll tell you what: I haven't played something this constantly and for long play-throughs in quite a while. Really, Borderlands is like crack. But these 16 hour marathons have to stop. I have laundry and other things to attend to.
84
PlayStation 3Worth Playing
Borderlands' bloody comic book has a few flaws in its pitted but pretty exterior, but there is an undeniable draw. The handful of statistical attributes add more of an investment behind every bullet, and when coupled with compelling co-op, Borderlands' seamless take on the FPS/RPG hybrid is sure to keep more than a few wasteland warriors fighting for survival through Pandora's many days and nights.
83
PlayStation 3Strategy Informer
For fans of loot hunting and a cooperative multiplayer experience, Borderlands will unquestionably steal their soul. Their days will be wrapped around figuring out how to put more time into Borderlands and trying to find out who they can ultimately trust as a teammate.
83
PlayStation 3Game Shark
Even with these problems, the desire to keep leveling up, to keep getting stronger, to keep getting better weapons, better shields and better stuff is strong enough to overcome them. Packed with so much stuff to see and kill, Borderlands offers plenty of things to aim your spiffy new weapons at, all the while providing one of the best co-op experiences of the year.
83
PlayStation 31UP
Call it a first-person Diablo, an evolution of Resistance 2's co-op mode, Monster Hunter for the west, or a party game for FPS gamers. Call it the best example of the transformative power of multiplayer. Whatever you designate it, Borderlands is a decent single-player FPS/RPG that simply becomes great -- when playing with others. Besides, sheer midget panic is something that has to be shared with friends.
82
PlayStation 3Spazio Games
Borderlands si è rivelato un ottimo gioco. Su tutte va premiata la volontà degli sviluppatori di proporre qualcosa di diverso, che oseremmo definire originale, con un gameplay ibrido RPG-FPS che funziona alla perfezione. Tutta l’immediatezza dei combattimenti tipici degli sparatutto si ritrova perfettamente a proprio agio in un ambiente ricco di statistiche, drop generati causalmente in tempo reale, abilità da apprendere e così via. Se comunque l’esperienza alla lunga ci è parsa rischiosamente ripetitiva, esplorata la vera anima del gioco, ovvero la modalità co-operativa online, il titolo decolla, garantendo tantissime ore di sano divertimento. Unite tutto questo ad un comparto grafico eccellente e anch’esso a suo modo originale, e comprenderete il valore di un prodotto fresco e adatto a tutti coloro i quali amano dedicare il proprio tempo a lunghe partite online.
82
PlayStation 3XGN
Zoek jij een game die je zowel offline als online met veel plezier kunt spelen, en hou je van schieten met wat RPG-elementen, dan is Borderlands een titel voor jou.
82
WindowsPC Gameplay (Benelux)
Een gewaagde mix van coöp shooter, lootgebaseerde RPG en cel-shaded graphics. Geen topper, wel dikke fun.
82
Xbox 360Fragland.net
Borderlands has all in all become a decent end-of-the-year RPG with enough innovative elements and a unique look. It's not as well worked out on all points (inventory management, player classes), but due to a lack of competition it has become a top title for fans of the genre. Unfortunately the difficulty, the too strict leveling system and too limited freedom give some opposition.
81
PlayStation 3GamingXP
Der Genre-Mix ist geglückt und das Spiel präsentiert sich nahezu fehlerfrei im Bestzustand. Anfängliche Probleme bei der PS3-Version (die zu oft auf dieser Konsole auftreten!) wurden mit einem unsichtbaren Patch behoben … immerhin! Was bleibt ist ein absoluter Spaßmacher, der viele Mechaniken von anderen Spielen übernimmt, dafür aber beinahe alles richtig macht. Warum die Höchstwertung allerdings dennoch in die Ferne rückt ist, die Eintönigkeit, die „shooterbedingt“ bleibt. Sicherlich, es gibt viel zu tun, aber 90% davon sind Schießereien mit immer gleichen Gegnern … die aber immer wieder spaßig sind!
80
Xbox 360GameSpy
You'll likely hear an abundance of other reviewers touting the four-player co-op mode as the game's best feature, and it's just one more piece of what makes Borderlands a surprisingly fun affair. Playing with friends often leads to some hilarious moments, but I vastly preferred playing solo, as the slower-paced single-player game allowed me to thoroughly consider each loot drop. The accessible nature of Borderlands -- with its relatively non-punitive deaths, constant checkpoints, and convenient fast-travel systems -- makes it a fantastic game for introducing FPS fans to some basic RPG tropes. And, most importantly, the killing and looting never ceases to be fun.
80
WindowsGameSpy
You'll likely hear an abundance of other reviewers touting the four-player co-op mode as the game's best feature, and it's just one more piece of what makes Borderlands a surprisingly fun affair. Playing with friends often leads to some hilarious moments, but I vastly preferred playing solo, as the slower-paced single-player game allowed me to thoroughly consider each loot drop. The accessible nature of Borderlands -- with its relatively non-punitive deaths, constant checkpoints, and convenient fast-travel systems -- makes it a fantastic game for introducing FPS fans to some basic RPG tropes. And, most importantly, the killing and looting never ceases to be fun.
80
WindowsGaming since 198x
Aaaaah Borderlands, ange ? ou démon ? es-tu mon ange ? ou mon démon ? tes petits tas de caca de Skag pleins de loot font de toi mon Ange, mais ton coté bête et stupide font de toi mon Démon. Heureusement, petit furet des carpates, j'aime ton crâne dégarni pour y jouer avec mes amis, et tu es le jeu sur lequel j'ai passé le plus de temps durant ces 3 derniers mois. Ah, au fait, désolé, ma femouze m'a offert Bayonetta, tu m'en veux pas, MAIS JE TE QUITTE (c'est pas toi c'est moi, je préfère qu'on reste amis, je veux pas te faire de mal, CO-CO-COMBO BREAKER).
80
PlayStation 3Console Obsession
The weak story of Borderlands is its most disappointing feature, but elsewhere it’s largely a successful concoction of two genres, with all the compulsion of an RPG but also the tactile feedback of an FPS. Though the RPG aspect outweighs the more action orientated side, there’s still likely going to be more than enough to appease fans of both genres, leaving it as a game with broad appeal, though one that is not without minor frustrations for both parties.
80
WindowsEurogamer.net (UK)
Borderlands is unusual, playable, and an artfully violent step in an interesting direction for Gearbox. The story aspect of the game could have been better - I'd love to have seen the role-playing influence extend beyond stats, levels and loot - and the ending is a disappointment. Even so, this should be a favourite game of the year for a huge number of people, since it plugs into gamer impulses at such a fundamental level. We blow things up and collect the goodies. That part, at least, Gearbox has nailed.
80
WindowsCheat Happens
Borderlands is a unique and original experience that is engaging and unique for each player. With its unique cell-shaded, comic book style visuals and genre bending gameplay, you won’t find anything like Borderlands this holiday season, just don’t go in by yourself or expecting an engaging storyline.
80
WindowsFactornews
Borderlands est un sacré jeu. Au delà d'être un mix réussi entre le hack'n slash et le FPS, c'est un titre viscéral, immature, magnifique et très addictif. Il n'est pas exempt de défauts mais il propose une expérience originale dans un monde qui ne l'est pas moins.
80
Xbox 360Xboxygen
Un dîner presque parfait que nous propose là Gearbox avec ce Borderlands, une recette copieuse et bien au point qui devrait plaire quelle que soit votre façon de jouer. Certains pourront lui reprocher de ne pas proposer dès le début une aventure allant jusqu’au niveau 50, nous obligeant ainsi à recommencer le jeu, mais si vous êtes allé au bout du parcours 1 alors il y a de fortes chances pour que vous refassiez avec plaisir ce parcours 2. On ne peut qu’espérer voir Gearbox se remettre aux fourneaux, avec pourquoi pas cette fois-ci un véritable RPG en guise de plat principal !
80
Xbox 360AusGamers
As far as crafting an all-new experience marrying two very different genres, Gearbox have definitely succeeded, they just need to focus on a few key areas to create the ultimate benchmark for the newly made "Role-Playing Shooter".
80
WindowsRPGFan
Borderlands is a commodity and nothing more, and that was precisely what Gearbox intended. That sort of soullessness drains the industry of half its worth, it compromises the artistic dimension, and I'm not okay with that. Borderlands is a decent game, greatly fun at times, but I don't respect it. I'll never respect a game made to cater to the public, a game packed as full as possible with mechanisms designed solely to create an addiction in as many gamers as possible. But, that's not to say Borderlands isn't worth playing for a few hours when you can't help but desire some mindless fun. Just keep an eye on your brain cells.
80
PlayStation 3VideogameUK
To summarise, the weaker aspects of Borderlands feel almost completely negated the instant you are joined by another human player. With friends (and particularly a mix of different characters), the idea of killing continually higher-level Skegs throughout the game doesn’t feel as repetitive as it does alone, pinpointing and collecting objectives is quicker, and most importantly if you are hit in the face by a Flaming Psycho Midget there’s someone nearby to help you out. With its gore, guns, smattering of humour and addictive levelling-up system to suck you in, what this game lacks in forgettable story it perfectly compensates for in a massively fun multiplayer experience, and with split screen supported as well as online multiplayer, there’s no excuse to play this on your own.
80
Xbox 360Lens of Truth
Borderlands is the quintessential multiplayer game. By no means should you play this game alone. Not that it can’t be done, but the wasteland of Pandora is vast and barren, and setting out alone becomes boring and repetitive. If you are a hermit, I would pass on this one, but if you have acquired some of the “social skills”, I highly recommend Borderlands. Easily one of the best multiplayer experiences I have had since Goldeneye 64.
80
Xbox 360Worth Playing
Borderlands is one of the best co-op games on the market. It's fun and easy to pick up, and its unique combination of RPG and FPS elements makes it unlike anything else out there. The wide variety of skills and weapons gives you a lot of freedom in developing your character, and there is very little punishment for experimenting or playing around. However, the single-player doesn't hold up as well, and gamers who are not looking for a multiplayer experience may be best off waiting for a price drop. On top of that, a pretty substantial number of glitches — falling through an elevator, losing the ability to fire your gun, etc. — and design problems mar the experience. These glitches can pull you out of the game at a moment's notice, but if you're willing to overlook them, you'll find one of the best co-op FPSes on the market. Combining the ease of play of a FPS with the loot collection of an RPG, Borderlands has the potential to become one of the most addictive games you've ever played.
80
Xbox 360Thunderbolt Games
Still, none of this changes the fact that it’s a damn good game. Borderlands forgoes typical RPG seriousness and instead takes the concept of “Rednecks in space!” and runs with it. People may have a hard time swallowing the combination between Halo and Diablo, but it’s a match made in heaven - Borderlands is so far the best example of how to combine shooter and RPG mechanics. It’s rarely frustrating, always fun, and a total blast when it comes to multiplayer. While the story won’t change anyone’s life, the presentation and gameplay are more than enough reason to journey to Pandora.
80
Xbox 360Gamernode
Borderlands will suck players into a huge world that is just begging to be explored, but exploration isn't one of the game's strong suits. Players will undoubtedly have a great time with the different character builds, weapons, and multiplayer squad configurations, but will also be served lackluster narrative and mission structure that temper the experience. Overall, it's absolutely worth playing, however, as there is no other game that achieves cooperative RPS gameplay equivalent to what's presented here.
80
Xbox 360Gamervision
Borderlands is a fantastic beginning to what will hopefully become a great franchise. While it lacks certain elements that would have made it more memorable, the sleek gameplay and beautiful graphics represent a stellar example of genres melting together, something which too often fails in execution. After completing the game, a second playthough is opened, turning up the difficulty and starting the story anew, something that many gamers will likely end up taking advantage of. It might be hard to find time for Borderlands in this crowded holiday season, but it shouldn’t be ignored, and is something everyone should try out.
80
Xbox 360Cynamite
Ich bin zufrieden! Zwar ist offensichtlich, dass sich Gearbox für Borderlands bei Genre-Größen – wie etwa Diablo und Hellgate: London – bedient hat. Dafür macht das fertige Endprodukt gerade im 4-Spieler-Koop-Modus eine Mordslaune! Und wo wir schon beim Stichwort sind: Im Vergleich zur internationalen Fassung musste die deutsche Version einige Schnitte hinnehmen. Ungeachtet dessen fesselt die Jagd nach immer mächtigeren und abgefahreneren Waffen-Kombinationen trotzdem über Stunden an die Glotze.
80
Xbox 360Darkstation
Borderlands is a really solid game that does deserve a look this holiday season. Being more of a single player gamer on the consoles I was a bit let down by the games lack of attention to the single player element, but was extremely impressed with the cooperative play. All in all Borderlands is a very solid outing that although contains some minor hiccups deserves a definite look in this jam packed holiday season. Be warned though, this game can take up a ton of your time.
80
PlayStation 3D+PAD Magazine
The confusion in its design stems from trying to pander to both single and multiplayer modes. But despite how Gearbox tries to cut it, it’s a game that provides a far better experience when played in a group. The enemies are tougher, so require a bit more teamwork, but drop better quantities of loot. As a singleplayer experience it can be described as competent – I imagine most people will play it on their own for a couple of hours to familiarise themselves – but it doesn’t hold a candle to what the online brings to the mix: it gives you the ability to specialise your tech tree into something far more specialised and unique, more akin to a character you’d play in an MMO rather than the general shoot-kill-heal build you’d make on your own, and ultimately that makes the game far more entertaining.
80
PlayStation 3Gamervision
Borderlands is a fantastic beginning to what will hopefully become a great franchise. While it lacks certain elements that would have made it more memorable, the sleek gameplay and beautiful graphics represent a stellar example of genres melting together, something which too often fails in execution. After completing the game, a second playthough is opened, turning up the difficulty and starting the story anew, something that many gamers will likely end up taking advantage of. It might be hard to find time for Borderlands in this crowded holiday season, but it shouldn’t be ignored, and is something everyone should try out.
80
PlayStation 3TheSixthAxis
So, Borderlands is a very fun and addictive game that offers plenty of gameplay and if “looting” and statistics is your thing then there are plenty on offer. I strongly recommend you play it with a mate or three and enjoy the experience together, as this offers a harder challenge and gives you someone to trade with. It feels like a shooter but there is no escaping the fact that it is essentially probability, maths and chance controlling the end results when pulling the trigger. The wow moments will come with the over-the-top gore but don’t expect system breaking visuals. However, do expect a unique style and a long adventure that will better cater for those that like to “grind” through a game.
80
PlayStation 3Playstation Universe
Overall, Borderlands is packed to the rafters with adventure and when played with friends, provides one of the most enjoyable multiplayer offerings available this year. Still, the game has some noticeable flaws and likely won’t be everyone’s cup of tea. However, if you’re into grinding, looking for interesting loot, and searching for that perfect co-op game to play with a small group of friends, you should definitely pick this up. Nonetheless, with DLC on the horizon, we hope that Gearbox sees fit to rectify some of Borderlands flaws and iron out any major issues we experienced.
80
PlayStation 3Cynamite
Ich bin zufrieden! Zwar ist offensichtlich, dass sich Gearbox für Borderlands bei Genre-Größen – wie etwa Diablo und Hellgate: London – bedient hat. Dafür macht das fertige Endprodukt gerade im 4-Spieler-Koop-Modus eine Mordslaune! Und wo wir schon beim Stichwort sind: Im Vergleich zur internationalen Fassung musste die deutsche Version einige Schnitte hinnehmen. Ungeachtet dessen fesselt die Jagd nach immer mächtigeren und abgefahreneren Waffen-Kombinationen trotzdem über Stunden an die Glotze.
80
PlayStation 3Boomtown
I firmly believe, as a shooter, Borderlands would be average without co-op, and abysmal as an RPG. What was lost in the apparent breeding of the two genres was a powerful story and diversity of gameplay, and so adding levels and stats doesn't quite cut it. In actuality, in spite of these congruities, all of its parts are tailored toward the shooter genre, so it's not an RPG at all really, it's just a multi-layered FPS, which, to be honest, is brilliant.
80
PlayStation 3Thunderbolt Games
While the Pandoran locals aren’t terribly noteworthy and the scenery’s a bit rough; the combination of infinite weapons, solid FPS gunplay, sound RPG customization and addictive co-op should make the planet an interesting destination for every gamer. Borderlands is the bastard child of Mad Max, Halo and Phantasy Star Online; and yes, I’m aware that’s three participants.
80
PlayStation 3Gamernode
Borderlands will suck players into a huge world that is just begging to be explored, but exploration isn't one of the game's strong suits. Players will undoubtedly have a great time with the different character builds, weapons, and multiplayer squad configurations, but will also be served lackluster narrative and mission structure that temper the experience. Overall, it's absolutely worth playing, however, as there is no other game that achieves cooperative RPS gameplay equivalent to what's presented here.
80
PlayStation 3GameSpot
After you uncover the secrets of the Vault, you are once again set loose into Pandora, where you are free to quest on and remember why you enjoyed your previous hours with the game. Borderlands has tens of hours of quests to fulfill, and you'll likely find yourself enticed back to explore new skills, find new guns, and kill more enemies. Though the core action doesn't change drastically over the course of the game, it is woven together in such a way that once it ensnares you, you'll want nothing more than to plunge into Pandora at any chance you get. Combat is satisfying, and upgrading your skills and equipment is engaging. The constant stream of loot and experience is rewarding, and sharing it with some friends makes the experience that much richer and more exciting. Alas, PS3 owners will have to wait for a fix in order to fight alongside their friends. Despite this upsetting issue, Pandora is still a great planet to visit if you want to shoot some stuff and reap the rewards.
80
PlayStation 3videogamer.com
Gearbox should be praised. Borderlands is unique, it's different, and it's hard to classify. But it's not for everyone. It's not for the stereotypical CoD/Halo crowd. It's not revolutionary, but it is interesting. And, crucially, it's a hell of a lot of fun, but only, long term at least, in co-op. When you're standing over the corpses of Skags, Midget Mutant Psychos and Badass Bruisers, having pounded on a heavily guarded compound with three mates, you can feel the adrenaline pumping. This, despite what they say about the guns, is what Borderlands is all about.
80
PlayStation 3Games Radar
Borderlands is a very entertaining shooter and a rather bland RPG. It rewards dedication with new guns and new things to shoot at, which is all kinds of fun for players who enjoy MMO-style progression. But if its charm and depth hadn’t been abandoned so quickly, it may have been absolutely brilliant.
80
WindowsImperium Gier
Jeśli jednak macie na tyle dużo wytrwałości i paczkę znajomych, którzy chcieliby pobawić się w zakręconą, bezpretensjonalną wersję Fallouta w kosmosie, to nie ma na co czekać. Borderlands to tytuł dla Was. Ostrzegam jednak lojalnie, że gra może Was po prostu znużyć. Zadania nie są zbyt rozbudowane, rozwój postaci nie tak zaawansowany, jak byśmy spodziewali się tego po tytule A.D. 2009. Fabuła również nie zaskakuje. Nie będzie to jednak obchodzić osób opanowanych manią zbierania, których wśród graczy z pewnością nie brakuje.
80
PlayStation 3Gamestyle
With a few more tweaks Borderlands could’ve been an essential purchase, as it stands though it may be a great game, but outside of that niche of gamers that enjoy the genre, it may find it difficult converting others. Shame really. If you invest the time then it’s one of the most rewarding experiences on the PS3.
80
WindowsGamesVault
Mimo swoich wad Borderlands powinno zaskarbić sobie pokaźny tłum fanów. Jeśli lubujecie się w tego typu produkcjach (strzelanek FPP z elementami RPG), powinniście czym prędzej biec do sklepu po swój egzemplarz (albo przepłacać 2x na STEAM).
80
WindowsUOL Jogos
"Borderlands" é um jogo de tiro em primeira pessoa ambicioso, que agrega várias características de RPG ao ritmo habitual do gênero, ampliando seu alcance. O roteiro sofre com diálogos pobres e vários clichês, tantos de enredo quanto de situações de jogo, o que torna a imersão mais complicada. A dinâmica entre tiroteios e customização de habilidades e equipamentos consegue trazer um melhor equilíbrio na balança, ajudada também pelos visuais exagerados, que lembram quadrinhos. Não é tudo o que gostaria de ser, mas é um título que merece ser descoberto.
80
PlayStation 3Giant Bomb
Borderlands' blend of first-person shooting and role-playing works because it puts the shooting first, resulting in a satisfying action game with enough depth and skill development to keep you hooked for 50 hours or more.
80
PlayStation 3GameSpy
The accessible nature of Borderlands -- with its relatively non-punitive deaths, constant checkpoints, and convenient fast-travel systems -- makes it a fantastic game for introducing FPS fans to some basic RPG tropes. And, most importantly, the killing and looting never ceases to be fun.
79
PlayStation 3PSX Extreme
Borderland is not for those who are looking for the next blockbuster game. While it may feature a number of similarities with Fallout 3, it isn't as polished as Fallout 3 was, seeing as how Borderlands suffers from a number of awkward and unexplainable gameplay quirks, in addition to a graphics engine that can really be annoying. If you can get past the bland visuals, there is a very deep and solid gameplay experience, overall. But if you're the type of gamer who wants the complete the package, Borderlands may fall short of your expectations. A good game for the hardcore Fallout 3 fan, but one in need of a lot of polish.
79
Xbox 360FOK!games
Een eindcijfer geven aan Borderlands is één van de lastigste eindcijfers die ik ooit heb moeten geven. Voor het single-playergedeelte zou ik de game een 7 geven, het is goed, degelijk, maar weinig spectaculair. De game in co-op spelen zou ik beoordelen met een 8 of een 9, afhankelijk of je met vrienden speelt of niet.
78
WindowsGameStar (Germany)
Während ich Borderlands spiele, frage ich mich gelegentlich: »Warum mache ich das eigentlich?« An sich hat man mit Level 20 fast alle Gegner- und Landschaftstypen gesehen, die Story ist nur ein kaum sichtbarer Faden in der Einöde, und doch spiele ich weiter - Sammeltrieb sei Dank. Schade, dass sich das Spiel nach einer Weile auf seine Suchtwirkung reduziert. Bei dem coolen Szenario und dem schicken Grafikstil wäre mehr drin gewesen.
75
PlayStation 3That Gaming Site
Awesome FPS combat saves the shallow and lonely single-player from wallowing in mediocrity, and the multiplayer introduces a fun factor of +10 (provided you can actually get into a game with a friend).
75
Xbox 360GamersHell.com
A fairly unique composition in terms of first-person shooter meets role-playing gameplay with a stylized presentation, Borderlands offers hours of leveling to do and a never-ending supply of enemies to experiment destructive weapons on. While the story barely makes for a reason to horde equipment or play out missions with parameters of kill, kill, kill, once you add a few other players to the mix, you get a game that does well in the action-RPG scene, despite its nagging issues.
75
Xbox 360Gaming Age
As much fun as I'm going to have in my life with comparing this to Fallout 3, they are different games in the end. Each knows what it is and while a crossover crowd will exist, both titles will cater to the userbase they aim to please. Borderlands is definitely a lot more concise and action-oriented, which works out really well in my opinion. The multiplayer aspect gives it a lot of longevity, which is supplemented with New Game+ features as well. Mission variety is decent and enemies are well varied within their types, although the most addictive part of the game's missions will be the underlying RPG elements that allow further customization and adjustments throughout the length of the title. Borderlands will have a lot of people coming back for more despite its shortcomings, and is by all means a notable title for the year.
75
PlayStation 3Gaming Nexus
Borderlands is a ton of fun, and its massive arsenal of weapons makes it highly replayable. Unfortunately, a few big issues like a lack of customization and repetitive environments keep it from achieving true greatness, but that shouldn’t keep any FPS or RPG fan from checking it out.
75
PlayStation 3Gaming Age
Mission variety is decent and enemies are well varied within their types, although the most addictive part of the game's missions will be the underlying RPG elements that allow further customization and adjustments throughout the length of the title. Borderlands will have a lot of people coming back for more despite its shortcomings, and is by all means a notable title for the year.
70
Xbox 360Legendra
Cependant, Borderlands devient vite répétitif, les différents décors possèdent leur charme, certes, mais les zones du jeu semblent parfois se dupliquer, bien trop souvent l'impression du copié/collé de l'espace précédent se fait ressentir. On regrette également que les musiques ne soit pas plus mémorables. Même si elles arrivent à nous soutenir dans notre aventure, les pistes d'exception sont trop rares. Borderlands reste néanmoins un bon amusement qui vous tiendra en haleine une bonne trentaine d'heures pour peu que l'on aime l'humour gore gratiné de second degré, assaisonné de quelques gouttes d'ambiance psychédélique.
70
Xbox 360Eurogamer.es
Borderlands, al final, está en medio de tierra de nadie. No es que sea precisamente un buen RPG; las inevitables comparaciones con Fallout 3 le dejan en ridículo. Y como first person shooter, hay un montón de alternativas muchísimo mejores. Pero la gracia está exactamente ahí: Borderlands no es un ni un RPG ni un FPS, es una curiosa (a la par que entretenida) mezcla entre ambos géneros. Y ahí si que, si bien no brilla, si emite ciertos destellos de calidad. Su propuesta para jugar en solitario es discutible, pero como juego cooperativo (especialmente con cuatro personas) es fresco y bastante recomendable.
60
PlayStation 3Dagens Nyheter
Ingen majestätisk, episk parabel om mänsklighetens kamp för överlevnad, alltså. En hyfsad personlighet men inte mycket hjärta. Fast det var inte tanken. Det som driver en vidare är jakten på det där supervapnet som kanske hägrar någonstans bakom det fallfärdiga skjulet av korrugerad plåt som avtecknar sig mot den blodröda horisonten.
50
WindowsThunderbolt Games
Borderlands has a lot of growing to do. The concept is strong, but in execution, it just doesn’t work very well. Borderlands is too often boring and shallow, with cumbersome menus, a useless weapons gimmick and limited in-game communication. The game gets neither the first-person shooter aspects nor the multiplayer mechanics right. This leaves fans of either frustrated as they search for what are basic features in other products and feelings of frustration aren’t conducive to the long playtime needed to see the game to the end. Borderlands definitely has potential, but the developers need to significantly refine and streamline any sequel to get me back on board.
50
PlayStation 3Game Critics
Although Borderlands seemed ready to be one of the next big things, the overwhelming focus on grinding and gun-collecting can't carry the entire game, in either co-op or single-player. With only cursory attention given to story, characterization, variety, incidental content and world development, the result is a very lopsided final product that will likely find more favor with the nothing-but-action FPS crowd than those craving more balance in something termed an FPS/RPG hybrid. Borderlands' one-note design and myopic implementation has resulted in a product that's woefully empty, unconvincing, and out-of-touch with current standards. It may be brand new, but I think its age is definitely showing.
33
PlayStation 3The A.V. Club
And there’s plenty to loot for. While the game’s four classes and skill trees are interchangeable, Borderlands’ millions of randomly generated guns are like snowflakes, from the flaming submachine guns to the shock-inducing sniper rifles. It’s just too bad that the rest of Borderlands lacks anything resembling that much firepower.