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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 Playing with the radio
Borderlands 2 Macintosh ... to be able to zoom and shoot. It only has one clickety click clack switch.
Borderlands 2 Windows Skill points menu
Borderlands 2 Windows ..and revival :)

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User Reviews

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

Critic Reviews

TrueAchievements Xbox 360 Sep 27, 2012 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
IGN Windows Sep 13, 2012 9 out of 10 90
Gamereactor (Sweden) Xbox 360 Sep 18, 2012 9 out of 10 90
Gamereactor (Sweden) PlayStation 3 Sep 18, 2012 9 out of 10 90
Console Monster Xbox 360 Oct 21, 2012 90 out of 100 90
RPG Site Windows Sep 25, 2012 9 out of 10 90
GameStar (Germany) Windows Sep 18, 2012 86 out of 100 86
Games Finder Windows Jun 20, 2014 8.5 out of 10 85
GameSpot PlayStation 3 Sep 18, 2013 8.5 out of 10 85
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Sep 28, 2012 85 out of 100 85

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Trivia

Tribute to a Vault Hunter

During the development of the game, the developers received an email from a Borderlands player requesting that they read an eulogy for their friend Michael Mamaril, who passed away at the age of 22 due to cancer, in Claptrap's voice. Not only did the developers do this, they also added a new NPC based on Michael, who spawns randomly throughout the Sanctuary. When you talk to him, he offers you a new weapon, and awards the player with the "Tribute to a Vault Hunter" achievement.

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)
  • Steam Awards
    • 2016 — The 'Villain Most In Need Of A Hug' Award — Nominated

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