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DescriptionFive 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.
Part of the Following Groups
- 3D Engine: UnrealEngine3
- Borderlands series
- Gameplay feature: Color-blind mode
- Gameplay feature: New Game+
- Games that pay tribute to a deceased person
- Japanese PlayStation 3 games with full English support
- Middleware: Scaleform GFx SDK
- Middleware: Wwise
- PlayStation 3 Essentials Range releases
- Software Pyramide releases
- Visual technique / style: Cel shaded
- Xbox 360 Classics releases
- Xbox 360 Platinum Hits releases
|A fun and intense sci-fi FPS/RPG hybrid||PlayStation 3||Scytale (42)|
|TrueAchievements||Xbox 360||Sep 27, 2012||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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Tribute to a Vault HunterDuring 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.
- 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
Related Web Sites
- Wikipedia: Borderlands 2 (Article in the open encyclopedia about the game.)
PlayStation 3 Credits (692 people)
620 developers, 72 thanks
Awais Ahmed, Daniel Algood, Robert Anderson, John Charles Anderson, John Antal, Raul Aparicio, Aaron Apgar, Matthew Armstrong, Bjarni Thor Arnason, Erik Avalos, David Avery, Stephen Bahl, Ray Barham, Jimmy Barnett, Tris Baybayan, Kyle Beasley, Brian Bekich, Dalton Boutte, Chris Brock, Jeff Broome, Anthony Burch, Brian Burleson, Ruben Cabrera, Wade Callender, Michael Carlson