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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
- Visual technique / style: Cel shaded
- Xbox 360 Classics releases
- Xbox 360 Platinum Hits releases
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|Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)||Oct 11, 2012||100|
|Cheat Happens||Sep 28, 2012||9 out of 10||90|
|Gamereactor (Sweden)||Sep 18, 2012||9 out of 10||90|
|RPG Site||Sep 25, 2012||9 out of 10||90|
|PCActu||Sep 24, 2012||9 out of 10||90|
|Destructoid||Sep 17, 2012||8.5 out of 10||85|
|Gameplay (Benelux)||Sep 28, 2012||85 out of 100||85|
|Games Finder||Jun 20, 2014||8.5 out of 10||85|
|4Players.de||Sep 18, 2012||83 out of 100||83|
|Giant Bomb||Sep 17, 2012||80|
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Related Web Sites
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Kim Krecht (22) added Borderlands 2 (Windows) on Sep 21, 2012
Credits (638 people)
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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, James Barnett, Tris Baybayan, Kyle Beasley, Brian Bekich, Dalton Boutte, Chris Brock, Jeff Broome, Anthony Burch, Brian Burleson, Ruben Cabrera, Wade Callender, Michael Carlson