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DescriptionThe planet Pandora isn't much more than a desert filled with bandits, mercenaries and adventurers. Their goal: the legendary vault which is said to be filled with treasures beyond imagination hidden on the planet by an ancient highly advanced alien race. One of those fortune-seekers is the protagonist, who has one advantage: the guidance of the Guardian of the vault.
Borderlands is a mixture of a first-person shooter and a role-playing game, somewhat similar in concept to Hellgate: London. At the beginning of the game the player chooses between one of four characters:
- Roland: A former soldier. He likes to play with rifles and shotguns and has a Scorpio-Turret at his disposal to keep his back clear.
- Lilith: A Siren and Phasewalker. She can turn invisible and fights with extreme speed.
- Mordecai: A hunter. He prefers to snipe enemies from a distance and has access to a bird of prey called Bloodwing.
- Brick: A Berserker. He doesn't care much for guns and instead uses his fists to win all arguments.
Since the protagonist has to travel around much, he or she has a buggy available armed with a machine gun and a rocket launcher or heavy machine gun at later levels. Since the game also features a drop in/drop out-coop-mode for up to four players, the buggies have enough room for two players with one using the mounted turret and the other driving around the vehicle.
- "Pandora" -- Working title
Part of the Following Groups
- 3D Engine: Unreal Engine 3
- Borderlands series
- BPjS / BPjM indexed games
- Gameplay feature: New Game+
- Games made into comics
- Japanese Xbox 360 games with full English support
- Physics Engine: PhysX
- Premium Games label
- Software Pyramide releases
- Visual technique / style: Cel shaded
- Xbox 360 Classics releases
- Xbox 360 Platinum Hits releases
|Boredomlands||Windows||Unicorn Lynx (181441)|
|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||Kaddy B. (796)|
|It's just good, okay?||Xbox 360||Asinine (1006)|
|Wonderwallweb.com||PlayStation 3||Oct 31, 2009||9.5 out of 10||95|
|GamesCollection||Windows||Apr 15, 2013||8.5 out of 10||85|
|GameSpot||Windows||Oct 30, 2009||8.5 out of 10||85|
|PC Games (Germany)||Windows||Oct 26, 2009||84 out of 100||84|
|videogamer.com||PlayStation 3||Oct 23, 2009||8 out of 10||80|
|RPGFan||Windows||Dec 08, 2009||80 out of 100||80|
|GameSpy||PlayStation 3||Oct 20, 2009||80|
|Factornews||Windows||Nov 30, 2009||8 out of 10||80|
|PSX Extreme||PlayStation 3||Oct 20, 2009||7.9 out of 10||79|
|Gaming Nexus||PlayStation 3||Nov 12, 2009||B||75|
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1001 Video GamesBorderlands appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
DevelopmentThe game was originally developed with a realistic look. The graphics were changed to cel-shading only six months before release.
German versionIn the German version, many violent effects were removed. This includes blood effects for most enemies; splatter effects when driving over an enemy; cutting off limbs and animations for fire, acid and shock attacks.
- 2009 - The "Gun Porn" Award for Most Gratifying Gratuitous Violence (Editors' Choice)
- 2009 - The "Gun Porn" Award for Most Gratifying Gratuitous Violence (Readers' Choice)
- 2009 – #2 Most Humorous Trailer of the Year
- 2009 - Best Original Game
- Game Informer
- 2009 - Best Co-Op Game (Editors' Choice)
- 2009 - Best Co-Op Game (Readers' Choice)
- 2009 - Best New Series
- 2009 - The Epic Loot Reward
- 2009 - The Up the Creek Without a Patch Award
- 2009 - Best PC Shooter
Related Web Sites
- Borderlands (Entry in Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.)
- Borderlands Wiki (A wiki-based database of the Borderlands series.)
- Demiurge Studios (Info regarding Demiurge's involvement.)
- Gearbox's official website for Borderlands (multi-lingual) (Gearbox's official website for Borderlands (multi-lingual).)
- PS3trophies.org (Trophy guide for Borderlands)
- X360A achievement guide (X360A's achievement guide for Borderlands.)
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