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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.

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Borderlands 2 Windows Graphical settings
Borderlands 2 Windows Upon 'dying' the player can be revived with a 'Second Wind' if they can kill an enemy before a set amount of time
Borderlands 2 Windows Death Screen..
Borderlands 2 Windows Level Up!

Promo Images

Borderlands 2 Screenshot Loaders and bandits fighting
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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
newbreview.com Windows Oct 11, 2012 4.5 out of 5 90
GameSpy Windows Sep 17, 2012 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Gamereactor (Sweden) Xbox 360 Sep 18, 2012 9 out of 10 90
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 3 Sep 24, 2012 18 out of 20 90
Games Finder Windows Jun 20, 2014 8.5 out of 10 85
4Players.de Windows Sep 18, 2012 83 out of 100 83
Games.co.il Windows Jun 11, 2012 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Giant Bomb PlayStation 3 Sep 17, 2012 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Legendra Xbox 360 Oct 02, 2012 7 out of 10 70

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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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