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Borderlands

acsct3 | June 22, 2013 | Review of Borderlands Game of the Year Edition

A game that revolutionized the shooter genre, Borderlands was first released in 2009 and was developed by Gearbox. In the game, you play as a "vault hunter", and, as the name implies, you hunt for a vault filled with weapons and technology on the planet Pandora. On your way, you'll have to fight wild mutant dogs, crazed bandits or giant enemy crabs with an extensive arsenal of weapons, ranging from pistols to rocket launchers. The game has an insane amount of gear that drops from fallen enemies, all items being generated procedurally, resembling games like Diablo or Torchlight. Borderlands features a distinctive art style with cell-shaded graphics. In your travels, you'll visit deserts, caves, towns and canyons but I wish it had more variety. One of the biggest selling points of the game is the fact that you can play the game with 3 more friends to make the game more fun. Combining the abilities and weapons of the different classes in the game is really enjoyable and I recommend playing the game with a friend. The Game of the Year edition comes with all the DLC packs, adding quite a lot of content and raising the level cap so it's a must if you want to get more out of the game. In conclusion, Borderlands is a fantastic game that you should not miss.