Reviews for Borderlands 2
An upgrade from the first.Xpire | March 2, 2014 | See all Xpire's reviews »
Liked the prequel, loved this one. I would agree that playing it with friends is way better than playing it alone but I'd beg to differ that playing single player is boring. Maybe I'm just biased. Either way, Borderlands 2 is still undoubtedly fun. Unlike a lot FPS games, this game is also really funny. From claptrap's random spew of gibberish to the one-liners of various NPCs, it really great if you have the right sense of humor.
The gameplay is amazing. Whole lot of fun. Great customization and the looting - gotta mention that!
What I like about its art style and the environment as a whole is that it is very vibrant, filled with bright, cartoonish, vivid colors - like a comic book.
If you have played and liked Borderlands, of course you would have already played this sequel. To those who are having thoughts on whether or not you want to get into this game, don't think any further, just get it and have fun!
One of my all time favorites.Dyzzles | Feb. 22, 2014 | See all Dyzzles's reviews »
When I tried out the first Borderlands, at first I wasn't really into it too much. After a while, though, I just couldn't stop myself from playing... Then this came out. So far, I've spent nearly 300 hours playing this, and I've no intentions of stopping. The game offers a lot of content and every playthrough is different if you use a different character. Playing Coop with friends adds even more to the experience. Makes enemies stronger, but offers better loot. The Steam community is also very active, Lots of posts daily where people either trade or discuss game-related topics. The only downside would be the massive amount of DLC, but if you just ignore the cosmetic things, it's alright. The Season Pass and Headhunter packs are definitely worth it.
Game Of The Year IndeedGipsyDanger2 | Feb. 19, 2014 | See all GipsyDanger2's reviews »
Not a big FPS fan..rather I'd play a RPG game or even a sports game for that matter. But once I started playing Borderlands 2...I was hooked! Damn great fun. Millions of Guns..yeah,that's right..Millions! The Game itself has a great sense of humor. Incredible Music. And add to that the Drop-in Drop-out Co-op capability.. and you have yourself a perfect GOTY game. Simply Spectacular.
Excellent coop, great single playerbokapo94 | Feb. 5, 2014 | See all bokapo94's reviews »
The coop experience in this game is awesome. You will have lots of fun with your friends as well as you can choose to play that character on your own. If you are looking for a RPG FPS, this is your game. With a LARGE variety of guns to shoot diferent type of enemies the game never stops being fun. The maps are also enormous for you to explore and discover its secrets.
The brilliance that has been improvedMatlair | Jan. 20, 2014 | See all Matlair's reviews »
The first Borderlands game was something new and exciting, but it had its flaws. Now imagine Borderlands 1, but much better in terms of gameplay, entertainment and storytelling - that is exactly what Borderlands 2 is. Borderlands 2 is the perfect co-op game for RPG/FPS fans. If you're thinking about buying this game, do not hesitate and do it. It's worth it.
Not great on your own.TETfromLondon | Jan. 17, 2014 | See all TETfromLondon's reviews »
Borderlands 2 has a great art style and interesting characters. However, the game itself is a little lacking. While it is nice to see a game avoid the generic gritty brown that plagues modern shooters, the garish nerf-style guns do get quite repetitive. Honestly, repetitive describes much of the rest of the game. Although difficulty is scaled up throughout the game, you still just end up fighting wave after wave of enemies, which does get a little dull.
The world itself is alright. Some of the characters are interesting (the highlights being Claptrap and Handsome Jack), although in areas it feels empty. Honestly, the world isn't enough to engage you unless you have friends playing with you. Fortunately, this is where the game shines, as it scales up the difficulty when other people join, which is nice.
Something else that is worth noting is that there is way too much DLC for this game. It does seem to devalue the whole experience and gives me a sneaking suspicion that parts of the game were cut out and put in DLC. Not that I know that, since you'd have to be a billionaire to get it all.
Overall, Borderlands 2 is a game that is fun for a while, but gets old fast, and is a little uninteresting without other players.
I am having a blast with this game.drakemirow | Jan. 17, 2014 | See all drakemirow's reviews »
I have never been a fan of RPGs and games with too many items to choose from. So it was a shot in the dark to try out Borderlands 2.
What can I say? Bullseye. It's been the fun of my (gaming) live so far and it's not looking to stop any soon. Hours of blasting fun and so many things to discover and do and it's quite hard to get tired of it. And the best part? It looks beautiful, has good humour and on top of it, i like the missions and story as well.
Fine. As in "Fine dining".Ssnowy | Jan. 15, 2014 | See all Ssnowy's reviews »
The game is pretty damn good I would say.
It really has a "Next-gen" format. It sells you a broken, but playable game and then forces you to buy a bunch of DLC just to fill out the game enough.
If you play it with friends, it's a brilliant game. If you play it alone, not so much. But one thing is for sure, everything but maybe the gameplay itself is absolutely fantastic.
The cell-shaded graphics are just beautiful and the dialogue is wonderfully stupid and hilarious.
It IS a great game, but it has flaws.
Somewhat better,somewhat worseMscigniew | Jan. 12, 2014 | See all Mscigniew's reviews »
Yes second title from Borderland series got some improvements campared to the first game,but got some minuses aswell.The graphics got better,you gonna see much more colors on your screen,whole lot of new enemies(alongside the ones we already know),the whole Pandora changed.The characters are different,thats somewhat minus,I mean new guys and gals are pretty cool,but I didnt have as much fun with an assassin here,as I had with Mordecai in first Borderlands.Oh and prepare your wallet,cause theres a lot DLC`s and their all good adding alot to the game.If you like first Borderlands you gonna second aswell
Great Contentptsfthfll | Jan. 9, 2014 | See all ptsfthfll's reviews »
After BL1 offered so many elements as RPG and Co-Op Multiplayer. Borderlands 2 raises the bar a little bit higher this time. It is a tremendous sequel. It is a great shooter (better than the first game) and of course great co-op experience as always. Leveling up is a great system and has so many different types of weapons. Additional DLCs add hours of gameplay and have full of new content. I'd recommend it with all my heart. But I'd say that wait for the GOTY edition.
Borderland 2 BEST FPS EVER!!!KyoLz | Jan. 4, 2014 | See all KyoLz's reviews »
I bought this games with my friends since borderland 1. Big map, lots of variety weapons. Different combination elements. Lots of monster and bosses to take down. Good loots. Lots of DLC which never makes me bored of this game. Lots of different kinds of skills to build up your characters.
Borderlands 2 great game. Too many DLC.Freako | Jan. 4, 2014 | See all Freako's reviews »
Border Lands 2 is a great sequel to the big hit border lands. Border lands franchise has really done it. A great mix of shooter and RPG elements into a shooting survival game did hit the spot on many gamers.
As months come by Borderlands 2 has stepped up with intense new patches and updates but not all of these are free. Many exist in DLCs also known as Download Content which cost quite a sum of money even though it unlocks a gun or 2. Maybe a map could cost 4 dollars.
I recommend gettting this game on sale and wait for the DLCs to be on sale then start playing this great game.
Borderlands of Greatnessscanner786 | Dec. 30, 2013 | See all scanner786's reviews »
Very fun and enjoyable game, the game is more fun if played in the co-op mode where you can use more tactics against the enemy, with the different characters, skills, weapons you can dominate in all areas of the game. I recommend setting the game to the hardest difficulty, so it is more of a challenge, as you want to use tactics and strategies and not just rush the game by skipping enemies and rushing the objectives. Very fun game 9/10
Full of contentgforcesa | Dec. 29, 2013 | See all gforcesa's reviews »
A powerful sequel to the first game.Borderlands 2 brings new characters and new well, everything.The graphics are eye candy.The gun mechanics are a little different from the first game and really responsive.I've only played with one character through out the entire game but i plan to play with all the others just to see how their powers are when upgraded fully.The game has so much dlc coming out releating the story,other weapons,different skins and so much more.You can have a lot of fun with friends and upgrade your character to the fullest.With the 75 % off right now its definitely worth the price.
Good shooter with RPG elementsXeled | Dec. 25, 2013 | See all Xeled's reviews »
I bought this game with a friend of mine and when we started playing, Borderlands 2 seemed like one of the best games ever. It's just an incredibly funny game with tons of weapons. The fighting is fun, and the RPG elements fit in nicely.
But you shouldnt expect too much - it's still just a shooter.
Don't get me wrong, I would never say it's a bad game, but after your first playthrough there seem to be so many reasons to start over again - but for me the second playthrough wasn't even half as good as the first one.
This game was made for multiple playthroughs, but if you're someone who's playing for the story you may not find this game as good as some critics say.
Still, if you like shooters, find some friends and play this game, even if you don't plan on replaying the story over and over again (don't look at me, there are a lot of people doing just this) you will have a good time with this game.
More of the good stuffthezayel | Dec. 23, 2013 | See all thezayel's reviews »
Bigger, better and more brutal than ever, Borderlands 2 offers quite a bit more than its predecessor, rather than just a facelift. Just like with the first game, you're grabbed the instant the intro goes off and Handsome Jack's bombastic entrance is sure to linger in your mind through the, admittedly a bit meh, plot. Obviously though, the shooting is where this game is at and on that level it delivers the right amount of gore, ridiculousness it needs to have you grasping for gun after gun in hopes of dealing just a bit more damage. The new classes are doubtlessly fun to play with and though there are some weaker segments, the game never does overstay its welcome.
Borderlands 2 makes its predecessor proud!JetStreamJam | Dec. 20, 2013 | See all JetStreamJam's reviews »
Borderlands 2 follow what its predecessor established in the wide world of Pandora. Join the 4 main heroes as they uncover the story why Handsome Jack is trying to control Pandora with his own army. This game is still has all the things we love from Borderlands 1 and improves on all the things we hate about it. The story is now well crafted and has all these characters that you will absolutely love! The voice actors did a fine job in breathing life to these characters as we do their quests and unleash mayhem solo or with 3 other players online. We still have the numerous amount of loot to appease loot hoarders while the graphic and style is updated to suit the modern times. Borderlands 2 is worth every single cent and will have such a high replay-value that you will not regret adding it in your library.
Borderlands turned up to 11MrSpatula | Dec. 3, 2013 | See all MrSpatula's reviews »
Borderlands 2 takes the shoot-and-loot mechanics and zany art style that make the original so entertainingly addictive and crafts it into a more well-rounded experience. The first game's story was lacking in depth, and the only true character the game had was in its cel-shaded aesthetics, but 2 makes the experience overall more wholesome through some genuinely hilarious writing from Anthony Burch (of 'Hey Ash Whatcha Playin?' web-series fame). The environments are now more varied and colourful and the classes feel more significant, each bringing a different play-style to the table rather than just a simple re-skin. Gone is the Western vibe that gave Borderlands some of its unique charm, but there is plenty here to make you feel warm inside as you gun down psychos.
Insanity in increments.CaddishFiend | Nov. 27, 2013 | See all CaddishFiend's reviews »
A superb sequel to an outrageously fun game, the weapon generations and progression are tuned almost perfectly for single player campaigning. Playing alongside others has offered some brilliant rewards, can't enthuse enough how much fun multi-player really is with this game! DLC is pretty much all a hit, I've been playing for a few hours so far and already wish I'd bagged a Season Pass sooner! Do not delay any further, scroll back up and buy this bad boy.
Great game but may get boring for some people. (Still great)ryucchang | Nov. 26, 2013 | See all ryucchang's reviews »
Borderlands2 is a great game and will be a great game for a long time since they are adding so many DLCs on the way (some are good, some are bad.) I'm not here to complain about the never ending DLCs so here's the good stuff. The game is GREAT! Honestly, I'm not a big FPS fan and really don't like 1st person view games as well. However, this game has mixed RPG features so well, you can hardly call it a first person shooter. The graphics are awesome. You can argue that other games have better realistic graphics but the cartoon-rendered graphics add great hype to the game's world and make you feel like you're actually being part of a cartoon world. Gameplay is wonderful. Lots of characters, tons of weapons, great skill trees and more. So many quests are out there waiting for you, you can't even count them all. Best of all, this games is SO GOOD to play with FRIENDS! Play it alone, great. Play it with friends, EVEN BETTER. Grab the game and start exploring it with your friends now! And I did say it may get boring but that's after 50~60 hours of game play. You can't easily find a game to play that long can you?
Great fun!rob_k | Nov. 21, 2013 | See all rob_k's reviews »
This game really is very enjoyable and a nice step up from the first game. There's plenty to keep you going and a new game + once you finish the first playthrough to keep you occupied with better loot and stronger enemies.
However, there's the new character development system where you earn tokens that can be applied to various stats to boost them. The bonuses transfer across all characters and while the rewards are small, they do add up when you've used a lot of tokens and the system basically allows you to keep on upgrading your character forever.
So, the game's definitely recommended because of the fun value and the replayability it offers.
Great fun, same like the first Borderlandsmarkinator | Nov. 21, 2013 | See all markinator's reviews »
I really liked Borderlands 2. Even more than I did enjoy the first Borderlands. The graphics and gameplay is pretty much the same, but that doesn't take away the amount of fun you'll have in this game. Though I recommend playing this with a friend or even friends, because the experience will be much more pleasurable.
The game also has a fairly amount of difficulty, which makes it more fun and challenging. So, if you liked the first one and like fps rpg kinda games, you should definitely but it, certainly when there's a sale on.
One of the most brilliant shoot and loot gamesShreyan | Nov. 18, 2013 | See all Shreyan's reviews »
Pandora is taken over by handsome jack under the hyperion co-operation. Bounty hunters from all across the galaxy are invited to pandora. They are killed by Handsome Jack as soon as they arrive in a train. You however survive and you start your epic quest to free pandora from jack and stop him from opening the vault. You can chose out of 4 main characters from the base game each with their own special ability and skill tree. There are 2 DLCs which add 2 extra characters to the game. This game has perhaps the most varied selection of weapons in a game. Shotguns that shoots missiles,guns that explode like a grenade when you reload them,grenades that teleport to a target,sticks to it,explodes into smaller grenades and causes even more mayhem and the list goes on and on.
On an average playthrough it might take you around 30 hours to complete the game. However it shouldn't stop there. Start the game again in true vault hunter mode and you can play the game with all the loot and levels you have acquired. Also co-op is amazing. It is a different game when you play with friends. This game is pure entertainment. My only complaint is that there are DLCs which can increase the level cap. Those should have been free,released as updates. If you want more shoot and loot, get the season passses. I can guarantee that you will be playing thsi game for months.
Most epic game everpreddyxd | Nov. 17, 2013 | See all preddyxd's reviews »
I had never played the first borderlands and instead just tried it on my friends computer, I quickly got hooked onto it due to the humor of the game and the unique builds for each and every character. The elemental system of this game means that you are required to always have your gun up to date along with a large amount of guns to counter the large variety of enemies that you meet. Than we have many different characters which playstyles differs by ALOT. By far my favourite is maya the siren. Phaselocking and just killing everything is so fun. This game is a must have for anyone that likes fps/rpg games.
Borderlands 2 - good time sink alone, a blast with friendsChrisRARC | Nov. 3, 2013 | See all ChrisRARC's reviews »
This game is meant to be played with a friend. If you solo alone you can make good progress into the various campaigns. But ultimate vault hunter mode will prove a challenge and you will inevitably need to call in some support to help you out in times where your gear is inferior.
Pros include awesome looking guns with special effects, progressively harder and varied enemy types to face, tons of quests with good writing to tackle, and a deep skill customization system that let you trick out your character to your playstyle. And with the released DLCs, you can be hooked for hundreds of hours like I was!
Borderlands 2 - and you will never know what real life waslukino805 | Oct. 30, 2013 | See all lukino805's reviews »
After I spent hudreds of hours playing this game, I got bored. Then they came out with hunting quests for real money, and everything gained a new level!
When you launch the game, you will propably expect CL4P- TP smashing Nvidia logo, but it doesn´t happen. If you played first game, then you have at least big expectations. And you know what? It gives you even more! When you start a new game, you have to select 1 character you wish to play, there are 4 basic characters and 2 DLC characters. You start at glacier, surrounded only by snow, and one friendly robot, who is your first friend. Sudenly you see Siren. Uhm, I mean Angel. She guides you trough the basics controls and necessary things. I don´t want to spoil the story, so I´ll skip it. At the end of story missions, you can chose to play it once more, in Vault Hunter mode. This is where the real fun begins. all new enemies, better loot, and tons and tons of fun. the humour of Borderlands is no less then Epic, and you will enjoy it to the last joke. The game is balanced, when it comes to Co- op, it´s even more fun to play. The only thing is PVP. Sure, it´s important thing, it´s propably there just so some players can´t complain, but it´s not playable, because it´s usualy a 1- hit kill. Whatever, The other thing is Too many DLCs. Seriously, Why do we have to buy Level cap increase? Come on, it´s epic, everyone will buy it, but we want full game for our money, not basic game and then buy more and more stuff. However, I have to admit, those Story DLCs are at it´s finest. Stories are fun, gear is better, and you have another hundreds of hours of fun. So, to summ everything, the game is perfect, with the only problem of too many paid DLCs. If you have enough money, Go for it! (and say goodbye to your social life) :)
Amazing Bloody game!Poostainman | Oct. 28, 2013 | See all Poostainman's reviews »
Had so much fun with this game! really lost hours of my life to this! If you haven't got it, get it now!
Buy it. Now.JetShredz | Oct. 26, 2013 | See all JetShredz's reviews »
I played the original Borderlands on the Xbox 360, and doing a little research, I was disappointed after reading that the PC version of the game was just a horrible PC port. However, that has completely changed. They have taken time to actually create a PC version instead of a cheap port.
The sequel brings the joy with a huge amount of graphical options and tweaks, including PhysX support for liquids. This also is one of the first PC games I've seen that let you completely customize Xbox controls. Seriously, I don't know why ALL games, console or PC, include this option. There are a lot of little features like this that have surprised and delighted me throughout the game.
Sure, the game looks gorgeous, despite it's "simplified" cel-shading, but the real appeal of Borderlands 2 is the characters, writing, and most of all, the GUNS. The characters are often absolutely hilarious, and some of the dialogue and missions have just been outright wrong- in a good way! But the massive variety of guns are really what cause B2 to shine. In most RPGs, back tracking to past mission areas sucks, but in Borderlands 2 when you back track you're generally far enough along that you're doing so with a completely different set of weapons. This changes your experience dramatically. In fact, one thing that really impressed me about B2's gunplay is the fact that so many different fights require different gun tactics. You're going to have a tough time with different encounters if you always lean on one gun. I always found myself using my entire arsenal in different situations. It's this variety that really sets B2 apart from many other shooters, and especially from RPGs that tend to get very repetitive.
One tip though, the game really shines in multiplayer co-op with friends. You can choose to play it in singleplayer, but it isn't as great. If you have friends that are interested, buy it and play it. You will certainly enjoy it.
More insanity and guns then evercommanderhavoc | Oct. 26, 2013 | See all commanderhavoc's reviews »
If you thought that the first Borderlands game had a lot of insane guns, then you've not seen what the sequel offers. Now the weapons have their own distinctive looks and attributes that are associated with the corporation that made it. The Tediore weapons for example are reloaded by simply tossing the empty gun away and a fully loaded new one will spawn in your hands. Then there's also Torgue, Dahl, Hyperion, Jakob, Maliwan, Valdof and Bandit. Each of these corporations offer guns that can behave in more ways then you're used to. And of course this game also has a drop in-drop out co-op system that can be played either online or through a local area network with up to three other players. Each of the character classes that you can play as offer unique approaches to how you handle a firefight, the Commando for example can deploy a sentry turret that can be upgraded via the skill tree to have an extra gun mounted on it, fire a nuke when its deployed, stick to any flat surface like a wall and many others. There are also two DLC character classes called Mechromancer and Psycho, yes you actually get to play as a Psycho for once in this game if you choose to buy the Psycho DLC. And speaking of DLCs, there are some really good DLCs that give you more adventures to go out on, like a pirate treasure hunt and many others. This is an absolute must have for those who are fans of the original game and wants even more gun madness with their friends to share.
my first Borderlands game..PLAYS | Oct. 26, 2013 | See all PLAYS's reviews »
was curious about why people liked this game as well as the first one so gave it a try because it was on sale. thing is, as of right now i have 155+ hours played according to Steam.
normal mode (first play through) that was alright, second play through on true vault hunter mode is so fantastic! the loot drops, the difficulty, the challenge, the hours you'll waste away playing this game .
single player? not everyone likes to play with others i get that but there's a few missions which are really difficult to run into alone. fortnightly if you get stuck at any point you can select match maker and other people whom are also at the same point as you can join your cause and help you throughout your mission.
i liked this game, i enjoyed myself playing it, so give it a shot.
Funnier and Best Story RPG Ever!Zaboia | Oct. 25, 2013 | See all Zaboia's reviews »
I highly recommend to play the first and the second title. You could play alone, or for best enjoyment with a friend, or a nice person. Aniway, u'll probably gonna just laugh like a crazy, and the weapons.. god, the weapons... Just bazzilions of them! The worst of the game, you 'l need to finish the game a couple of times, depending your DLC. Just frustating starting over again.
Still a Must buy!
RPG + Shooter = AWESOMEDwolfy | Oct. 23, 2013 | See all Dwolfy's reviews »
Borderlands 2 is a mix of RPG and Shooter - a FPS with loot, where your character evolves and has a skill tree. It has great characters, interesting plot, humorous situations / dialogs, an infinite variation of loot and a great multiplayer mode. The only flaw, in my opinion, is that the inventory is a bit small (even after all the upgrades), but that's nothing that really affects the fun of playing the game. Definately deserved the "Game of the Year" version, which is totaly worth it (I have all the contents of the GOTY edition - just bought them separately).
Best shooter of 2012?bauwan | Oct. 18, 2013 | See all bauwan's reviews »
Probably yes. Maybe even one of the best shooters of all times. Borderlands 2 is a great game, that mixes RPG and FPS in a fantastic way. You'll get here tons of bullets to shoot in your enemies' faces, bazillions of weapons (like seriously, I played two times and didn't get the same gun beside unique ones from quests), skills, levels and huge dose of humor. Can it get even more fun? The answer is yes - you can play with your friends in co-op, up to 4 players. The more players, the harder it gets, but also the loot is better.
If you like shooters and RPG games with good story and plenty of humor, you'll probably love Borderlands 2. It's worth every cent spent on it.
We're like an old Married CoupleNarsuaq | Oct. 17, 2013 | See all Narsuaq's reviews »
It goes without saying I have a love/hate relationship with this game. On one hand I've been thrown into a deadly world with bandits trying to ride me as a meat bicycle where avoiding proves very challenging. On the other, I'm in an environment that rewards me for progressing forward with the promise of shiny new loot. The later stages of the game is hard, very hard, and it really stops me wanting to play the game. Yet if I am willing to make the effort and progress just that little bit further, I might find myself with a brand new weapon that shoots out lightning, or a new shield that explodes like a boss upon equipping it. There's very much a sense of "Tug-of-war" going on here and I think this game is just good enough to make you want to keep playing.
Borderlands 2 - reviewbalbo79 | Oct. 14, 2013 | See all balbo79's reviews »
As soon as the game starts , the first action to take is the creation of the character. That is, you simply select one, choosing from four available classes . As in the first Borderlands each class has a Skill Action , by compulsorily buy first, and a series of secondary divided into three branches . The fundamental difference between the two episodes is the number of selectable powers . The gameplay in Borderlands 2 looks like a photocopy of the first episode : Pandora is divided into large maps from various designs that contain different types of enemies , the objectives are assigned to non-player characters or the traditional bulletin boards and usually require you to go to collect a number of objects, kill an enemy in particular, to delete a band , to deliver something . In single player does not have much to offer , if not in terms of longevity , with moments really at the limit of tolerable in terms of repeatability. The plot is a copy of that of the first episode , even if the writing level of the dialogues is higher and some characters are used more wisely . I mean , think about purchasing especially if you intend to play it online, where you can stand firm even several tens of hours.
RPG, Shoot and loot, absolute mayhemRoryyyyyyyyyy | Oct. 3, 2013 | See all Roryyyyyyyyyy's reviews »
If you want a good laugh and fun, exciting gameplay, this is a perfect game. It has all the nice parts of RPG's and FPS's with a fun story and doesn't take itself seriously at all.
I did however find that it did become quite tiresome and repetitive, until a friend jumped into my game. Co op on this game is its best feature, it just doesn't get boring with someone else.
The game will last you a long time, with a massive zoned world and tonnes of quests and DLC. Even if you do get bored, you will be able to return to it in a few days. The weapons choice is phenomenal, having thousands of weapons to find, with some ridiculous properties.
It's worth getting, and even more worth persuading some mates to buy and join you in the fun.
Better in coopMarcoCav | Sept. 30, 2013 | See all MarcoCav's reviews »
Borderlands 2 is a game designed for the cooperative mode. Everything turns around it and the only way to see the best part of the work of Gearbox is to take friends and live the adventure. The plot is a copy of that of the first episode, even if the writing level of the dialogues is higher and some characters are used more wisely. The gameplay is exceptional, extremely fun and fast as its predecessor.
RPG Shooternazgulowen | Sept. 29, 2013 | See all nazgulowen's reviews »
The best thing at this game is that you can go co-op with another 3 friends, as in borderlands 1 the thing that catches your eye is the cartoon-thing graphic.
Borderlands 2 is one of the best shooters on the market, and is a must if you like shooters, and you have a little sense of humor and 3 friends to play with (minimal requirements)
This is one of the best shooters out there, so if you like shooters, you might consider buying it. the gameplay is incridible, much better than the first part, but still they have some bits to work on.
Perfect mix of RPG and FPSKiiWeee | Sept. 29, 2013 | See all KiiWeee's reviews »
They have managed to make a game in the first person genre but perfectly mixed with the RPG elements, such as leveling, looting, boss farming/raiding etc. And the best part is that it doesn't have to stop at one playthrough, I have played the games about three times now, but I don't play on stopping there :)
LOOT LOOT LOOTXuanwilliam | Sept. 28, 2013 | See all Xuanwilliam's reviews »
Borderlands 2 is a Fantastic game that has humorous dialogues, interesting stories and a humongous amount of loot. The game has over Billions and millions of guns and that is not even counting shields and packs. The antagonist in this game has a fantastic script and the way the characters are designed is just simply amazing. The multi-player is great as you and your friends bicker around each other trying to take all the guns for yourself. The one thing i found bad about the multi-player is that the enemies then to be more bullets spongy and take like about 3 to 4 head shots to kill. Over all, the game is great for those that love rpgs and want to have a good experience playing with friends. The nostalgic factor that the characters from the original borderlands is there as well. Oh don't forget about all the collectibles
If you enjoyed the first, definitely pick up this one.asiersua | Sept. 24, 2013 | See all asiersua's reviews »
What the title says. The first one was a great game, and this one is even better. If you liked the first, you'll most likely enjoy the second as well. Just don't expect too much of a change - both games are kind of the same: kill mobs, do quests, level up, that kind of thing. But this one has improved so much compared to the first, while retaining the stuff that made Borderlands Borderlands: the great humor, awesome FPS/RPG action, and the more than enjoyable Co-Op mode. 100% recommended if you got someone else to play with.
Builds on Borderlands 1 and make is so much better!rjb789 | Sept. 22, 2013 | See all rjb789's reviews »
Borderlands 1 was a great game with some fundamental flaws. Borderlands 2 completely obliterates the flaws and adds in hilarious humor from the like of Handsome Jack (who is in my opinion, the best videogame character ever). It is great sarcastic humor which make playing really fun. All the guns are brilliant and beautifully crafted. My main problem with Borderlands 1 with the lack of a fun singleplayer. However I played through Borderlands 2 on my own and it was still extremely fun. In short, if you love looting and shooting, get this game!
Just Plain Funjajuhby | Sept. 20, 2013 | See all jajuhby's reviews »
This is, hands down, one of the most fun games I've ever played. From the concept to the writing, everything is cleverly done, addictive and hilariously funny. 420+ hours in and I'm still finding things to do in this game :) If you love shooters, RPG's, getting good loot, and having a good single/multi-player experience, you should give this game a shot.
Favourite GameLuke_X11 | Sept. 14, 2013 | See all Luke_X11's reviews »
So many hours have been put into this great game. Playing solo works well but co-op is even better, shooting and looting with 3 other friends, trying out new combinations and tactics for each different boss. This game also has really good re-playability, level cap is 50 without DLC which you won't hit on your first playthrough, there is so many different combinations of weapons parts so you can keep trying to get that perfect gun for you. The game is also cared about by Gearbox, constantly trying to update and improve it with small fixes and good DLC.
Diablo style shooterVerdungo | Sept. 14, 2013 | See all Verdungo's reviews »
Alot hours of gameplay, tons of guns and humor. The only problem of that type of games is, when You land in fail team it could crumble all... But gameplay is dynamic, and after few minutes You can get what You want:D Got some technical glitches, and poor presentation of simply story, but it's multiplayer shooter, You are intrested only in getting head shots and better guns:)
So Worth It!Numbi | Sept. 12, 2013 | See all Numbi's reviews »
My husband bought me the original Borderlands and after much coaxing finally convinced me to play co-op with him. I was very wary at first as first person shooters is not really my thing but the game drew me in and it wasn't long before I was killing bandits and skags with glee. In the end I had over 80 hours logged on my Steam account playing Borderlands.
With Borderlands 2 I decided to return the favor and surprise my husband with a copy of the game so we could play it together again. While it shares many similarities with the original it is definitely worth playing and doesn't feel like a rehash at all. The new weapons, monsters and locations make this a blast to play and I I still find myself jumping in for a quick game every now and then. Whether you are a fan of the original or a newcomer I can definitely recommend this title. I suggest picking up the season pass as well as it comes with some nice DLC.
You should buy this game.shak209 | Sept. 12, 2013 | See all shak209's reviews »
I bought this game almost a year ago, and it was one of the best choices I've made. If you want an FPS Action-RPG game, this is the right choice for you.
Story: The story is good, unlike in the first game, which didn't really have a story. Handsome Jack is one of the best villains I've ever encountered in a game before.
Characters: 4 playable characters, each one has their own special ability. There are 2 more playable characters which are DLCs. NPCs are well done. The game is so funny, you'll find yourself laughing a lot because of the NPC and character dialogues.
Gameplay: There are tons of guns to loot, meaning you'll never stick to the same gun through the whole game, you'll always find yourself getting better guns. A lot of story and side missions which will keep you playing for over 30 hours. Wait, almost forgot something! One of the best features of this game is that it has a co-op mode, which you can play with up to 3 friends through the story and side missions, and it's super fun.
I recommend on buying this game, especially if you have friends to play with, you won't regret it.
This game is Criticalnikomaihurashi | Sept. 11, 2013 | See all nikomaihurashi's reviews »
If you have played the first Borderlands you will enjoy the sequel and since I pre-ordered this nearly over a year ago I thought I might aswell review it.
This game is written by Anthony Burch who is known widely on the circuit for his and his sisters online show Hey Ash Watcha Playin (HAWP) even he got his sister to do the voice of fan favourite Tiny Tina who is a clever 13 year old who is into explosives and carnage, you can get tons of guns, grenade mods, class mods and skins for your six characters which I got the DLC character Mecromancer for free because I pre-ordered.
My final verdict is you can get hours on end of high octane action and carnage whilst you show Handsome Jack you are no pushover with brute force.
Holy Skagsack!SrebX | Sept. 4, 2013 | See all SrebX's reviews »
After 800 hours of shooting, looting and experimenting with different builds, weapons and gear, I can say that this is the most fun I've had in gaming. EVER. There is so much to do, so much stuff to play and experiment with and it's amazing. You can easily be consumed by this game, by how fun it is. It's main drawback is that despite that diversity in gameplay style, it's very linear and has lots of issues with small in-game details like backpack slots, opponent's health, balancing out characters [I mean come on, Salvador is just too powerful for this game... ] and so on... But these are all minor issues, and they don't interfere with the overall great, fun and funny experience that this game gives you :)
my favourite gameTheButterbreze | Sept. 3, 2013 | See all TheButterbreze's reviews »
this game is my favourite game of all time its great fun and in my opinion its ideal for anybody who likes diablo. i recommend playing co-op when buying it. and if you really like it i also recommend getting the dlcs.
U should definitely check this game outblaze380 | Aug. 27, 2013 | See all blaze380's reviews »
Hours upon hours of fun, huge world to explore tons of loot to find and a great story ,ll of that becomes even better when u play with friends. I got the season pass and never regretted it .
BL2!anazqwe | Aug. 24, 2013 | See all anazqwe's reviews »
The Borderlands series, once again come up with an improvised, better and bigger Pandora! This game, just like the first one is a ton of fun with plenty of loots, some character modification, great co-op and many cool stuff. Now they also have new campaigns, maps, guns and characters! Awesome!!
Get this game.. Ur gonna waste lots of hours in it until u finally get bored of it!!
Epic, Mindless fun.Woozeh | Aug. 24, 2013 | See all Woozeh's reviews »
Borderlands 2 improves upon the first game in the series immensely, introducing the gunzerker tightening the shooting and varying up quests. enemies are even crazier than before and will make you laugh immensely. Its mixture of puerile and witty humor alongside a great Co-op mode make it a must have for any shooting fan.
Very nice title, can be a serious time sinker!Kaleith | Aug. 24, 2013 | See all Kaleith's reviews »
Borderlands 2 is a very nice successor to the 2009 classic Borderlands. It expands on the original by giving you a bigger world to explore and new character classes to play. I enjoyed playing in co-op with 2 other friends, I recommend doing the same as the game is very much tailored over the idea of having a group of players playing different classes, each one contributing in their way.
Uniquenemesis44uk | Aug. 22, 2013 | See all nemesis44uk's reviews »
Borderlands 2 expands on the success of the original game. Everything is bigger, bolder and better. Gearbox are to be applauded for their efforts on this game.
It's highlights are:
- The art style is beautiful and unique
- A single player game pretending to be an MMO.
- DLC which adds genuine playtime to a game
- Almost endless replayability
- Customise your favourite gun with endless options
Borderlands is a superb game and very enjoyable.
like number 1 but better.. so much bettercomedychris | Aug. 22, 2013 | See all comedychris's reviews »
the choices, you make with leveling can make you a tank/dps build/mix etc no 1 player is the same and can look and play differently, my fav class is the sniper build long range and away from the fight... why be in danger right... the game rewards time and leveling up feels worthy of the exp, the guns are so varied and enemy's never get boring as the writing is 1st class... humour, shooting and leveling up.. yes please...
Endless hours of funBigFluffyPotato | Aug. 16, 2013 | See all BigFluffyPotato's reviews »
If you're looking for a game to play for almost a lifetime then this game is for you. I purchased this game on the day of release and I still play it almost every day. I have completed the game countless times but for some bazaar reason it doesn't get boring. The over 300 hours I've played on this game I still haven't managed to complete all of the quests available and my character is the highest level! This shows the huge amount of content up for grabs in this brilliant game.
The epitome of the FPS/RPG hybridryanclive | Aug. 14, 2013 | See all ryanclive's reviews »
RPGs rarely come in a hybrid form, and Borderlands 2 breaks that mold by seamlessly combining the two in a perfect action game, married with witty writing, memorable characters, and insanely fun quests.
Borderlands 2 is best played with 3 other friends, but I personally solo-ed my way through the whole campaign, and all its side quests offerings, and the whole thing was still top notch fun. Collecting hundreds of variants of guns, shields, and class mods never get old; the drive for better and better loot will propel you forward. Class offerings, at first, appear simple. But once you get into Axton, Maya, Zer0, and Salvador's skill trees, you'd be surprised to find out that each character has plenty of depth and specialization potential. Guns are an absolute joy to use, as each variant comes with different elements, scopes, and precision settings.
Borderlands 2 is also easy on the eyes, and for Nvidia/PhysX-enabled GPU owners, has some of the best PhysX effects when enabled on medium or high. Definitely worth any RPG fan's salt.
Co-op > SoloRahmi | Aug. 13, 2013 | See all Rahmi's reviews »
For single player the difficulty is often frustratingly high and respawned enemies (including bosses) make it worse - Lost Cave anyone. I'm all for respawning, so you don't constantly traipse through large, empty landscapes, but lets be reasonable. There is no expansive open feel, as with Fallout 3, and the failure to have any sort of interaction with NCPs means there is absolutely no emotional content to make you feel more immersed in the story (very old fashioned in that respect. Think of Doom etc when you just killed hordes of enemies until you worked through the level). With F3 you had the father/daughter relationship as well as the moral decisions and, even better, with Mass Effect you developed personal realtionships with your crew. On a postitive, driving is easy and intuitative (unlike say Drake's fortune where it's a chore), the weapons are mostly fun, though in single player you are forced to rely heavily on sniping as rushing in with machine guns and shotguns will get you killed faster than roadrunner delivers pizzas. Graphically the cell shading is lush and the soundtrack great. All in all this is a good shooter that will fill the time before Bioshock 2 and Mass Effect 2 come out in 2010
Borderlands 2 inside and out of gaming experiencekapamaru91 | Aug. 13, 2013 | See all kapamaru91's reviews »
A game that can make you spend so much hours , most of a game that value/playing time/fun is ultra high. It has carefully humour and so many time of laugths but also and a true hardcore gaming experience as a true hack n slash game should be. A must have by all gamer.
A crazy, wild hell of a timeDanJamesStone12 | Aug. 13, 2013 | See all DanJamesStone12's reviews »
Borderlands 2 has everything you could possibly wants from a game, loot, adventure, great characters, unique graphics and a hell of a load of fun.
Just get it, it's amazing.
Hilarious and violent nonsense... I'm in!!abelfs | Aug. 12, 2013 | See all abelfs's reviews »
One of the best examples of how second parts must be done: Keep all the elements that made big the first Borderlands and improve them with tons of violence, fun and epicity in order to conceive one of the best shooters of its generation. The plot is not very complex, but has its twists and a lot of funny conversations. The main skills of the characters are better defined than the first part and they are not testimonials at all. Two advices while play it: Play a campaign with friends and another alone so you can explode all its posibilities. Highly recommendable.
A new era of shoot and loot is about to beginsuvojit91 | Aug. 8, 2013 | See all suvojit91's reviews »
Play as one of four new vault hunters facing off against a massive new world of creatures, psychos and the evil mastermind, Handsome Jack. Borderlands 2 continues in its predecessors footsteps with four new characters, tons of new quests, and lots of shooting and looting.
Borderlands 2 is an action role-playing first-person shooter video game that was developed by Gearbox Software and published by 2K Games. It is the sequel to 2009's Borderlands.
A ton of great mission writing and dialogue
Enticing loot and experience rewards
Intriguing skill trees
Rich, inviting gameworld.
Spoken messages sometimes interrupt each other
One character ability is not substantially different from the core gunplay.
Other cool new features also include a Challenges manifest, completions of which means you’ll earn Badass Points, which can in turn be applied to your character[s] for permanent upgrades.
Obviously the biggest draw for Borderlands 2 is in its co-op though, and as I’ve already mentioned, you honestly won’t be disappointed. It’s the additions then, of enhanced customisations, greater player-rewards, more loot, more enemies and enemy-types, animated zones and NPCs, a much more vibrant visual delivery (it’s a stunning game, really), a more tangible (and dislikeable bad-guy), a greater story and more challenge, overall, that makes this not just one of the year’s best releases, but a benchmark for the action-RPG world.
Borderlands 2 is a FPS/RPG fusion the rest of the video game development world should stand up and pay attention to, because Gearbox has backed a real winner in this IP. A must-buy.
Best FPS/RPG Ever !goforce | Aug. 8, 2013 | See all goforce's reviews »
As a fan of the original Borderlands, i expected a lot of this game. And as the trailers rolled out, my anticipation only grew. I was enormously pleased to see that the game surpassed any and all expectations that i had come to nurse so tenderly during the pre-release period.
The UI wasn't a huge improvement over the original game but everything else was a vast improvement. The game play maintained its fast paced, over the top FPS action and the controls felt nothing short of perfect. The character classes were varied and skill trees even more so. The plot was enjoyable, funny and filled with plenty of twists and events that made me quite literally exclaim my disbelief. Claptrap is now absolutely hilarious instead of infuriating and irritating. The enemies are varied and requires varied strategies to take them down. A lot of effort was put into making the game a lasting success such as changing the enemy models for your second play through. It really makes you feel like you're continuing on instead of just starting over again as so many games make you feel.
Oh and how could i forget the guns. So so many guns. Borderlands advertised millions of gun combinations but it doesn't stand remotely close to the guns in the sequel. The look of awe on my friends faces as I whip out an automatic laser sniper rifle with reflective silver plating was priceless. Speaking of friends, i'd recommend playing with them. Although the game is fun on your own, you don't get nearly the same experience as you do if you play with others.
Overall, if you're looking for a fun game for you and a friend, pick this up. I'm serious. You're in for hours of laughter, high paced shooty action and gawking over the sheen and polish that the developers put into this wonderful game.
Borderlands 1 cranked up to 11FreeFragUK | Aug. 7, 2013 | See all FreeFragUK's reviews »
Borderlands 2 is incredible. From the fantastic opening sequence to the quirky dialogue. This game is the ultimate hack'n'slash. Obscene amounts of loot, great characters and a fantastic graphical style.
If you're looking for a coop shooter to play with friends then this is for you.
Simply AwesomeBlueSharkTheOne | Aug. 7, 2013 | See all BlueSharkTheOne's reviews »
Everything is great in this game. A real work has been made concerning the background of the planet (Pandora). Everything is perfectly coherent. Every main characters you will meet during your (long) adventure has its personnal history and nature. Dialogues are very funny. Concerning the graphical part, the cell-shading graphics are great. I've never been a great fan of this kind of graphic but here it's soooo good that I can't imagine the game without this cell-shading texture. Life duration of the game is quite amazing too (for a 21th century game ;) ). To finish the game for the first time with 1 character you will take more than 30 hours. But the cool thing about it is that the real adventure begins after that. You can continue to upgrade your character and find some new weapons in the New Game +. So yeah, as you can see it's mainly a FPS game but it contains a lot of RPG features such as level or weapons statistics. If you like this kind of game then you really should buy it.
Good gamevenkatbaggu | Aug. 6, 2013 | See all venkatbaggu's reviews »
Ya..Its borderlands Time....:) Right,Gonna write an honest review after playing more than 50 hours on
This game is fun on so many levels.
The dialogues are the best part about this game, cleverly written and with fitting voice-overs. The game is hilarious, you won't feel bored replaying the same quests with your different characters, EVER.
Good gameplay Great characters Great skill system Much better than the original New enemy types in the Vault hunter mode Really cool game style (graphics, design, characters,etc) Cool weapons, shields, grenade mods, skills, enemies Bad ass ranks rewards more gaming
Everything you want from Borderlands, and more.TheOneRedDevil | Aug. 5, 2013 | See all TheOneRedDevil's reviews »
Borderlands is an excellent franchise, despite the slight anti climax feeling, left from the previous game, they have picked up with an exceptional pace and proved themselves yet again. The second game uses a very similar graphics style, which compliments the gameplay perfectly, as well as the brilliant one liners from the majority of the NPC's you meet. You will not be left disappointed.
The gameplay itself doesn't vary too far from what you know and love from the original game, why change something that doesn't need to be changed? An epic adventure in single player and if you drop into an online game with your friends or random people, expect that to multiply. The integration of the multiplayer side of the game now coming through Steam makes it a lot easier to set up games with your friends with a lot less lag for everybody, resulting in smooth gameplay.
The characters themselves feel very different from the first game, which gives a fresh sense to the game, allowing you to re-discover those powerful combos and weapon choices for each particular class.
The only negative flaw that I can think of is the user interface within the Inventory menu, which can sometimes feel a little drawn out, especially when you're trying to swap your weapons or accidentally equip that meaningless white item.
Overall, Borderlands 2 is a brilliant game and you will be thrilled by the storyline and the intense gameplay throughout.
Pretty damn good!f1gg3 | Aug. 4, 2013 | See all f1gg3's reviews »
Brilliant Co-op game with a huge campain, great sense of humor which is hard to translate into games but Borderlands 2 does it very well.
The design is great like the first game but looks even better this time. With Nvidia PhysX enabled it looks stunning and with much more diversity in environments and guns.
+Brilliant co-op +Huge campain +Amazing design +Tons of character customization +Great Presentation +Great humor
-A few boring missions -lots of travel time between missions sometimes
Where's that something?Veniu | July 27, 2013 | See all Veniu's reviews »
Let's start complaining first. As far as in Borderlands I never felt bored somehow, no matters how many quest I've been doing every single day, in Borderlands 2 I find quests quite boring. Well some of them.
I can't say, after the release of the game I've been addicted to Borderlands 2, I played it every single day and only it from my whole game library. You can't complain about guns and loot. I'm very happy that Gearbox came up with new ideas to grenades and guns, for example a grenade launcher rifle or a light machinegun. Still, guns and loot isn't everything.
I'm not sure do I like new characters, but yes you can't complain on Salvador here. Though the characters are pretty balanced in every way, which is nice. Just as they'd want to make an MMO game!
Graphics has some improvements now. You can experience new post-processing effects, as well as cool Nvidia Physx Particles.
While talking about the diffictuly of the game, as an experienced Borderlands player, it was a no challenge to finish the game alone and then start with True Vault Hunter mode, again wihout problems. I played with Zer0 by the way, mostly with Health-Stealing skilltree. It was pretty easy, but also sometimes boring.
Story of the game is rather simple, but as some fans remember, its more complicated than in Borderlands. Though for me, its not enough but also hey, what kind of story did you expect in Uber-loot FPS game huh?
Game itself is very long, not couting with sidequests. I also like the Badass point system, as we unlock minor achievements with the characters we get these points to boost our skills a little for permanent amount of time. Plus, it works on all our characters! Awesome! Though it makes every single playthrough much easier.
So what's so wrong about this game? Well it misses that something from Borderlands. It lacks of a feeling to explore and its concentrated on loot and leveling up, while in Borderlands you could also have fun exploring. Here you will explore 95% of all maps just by doing the quests. Some locations also feel a bit the same and dull. No idea why they didn't added a spaceship map or something like that, with low gravity that'd be cool.
Also I have encountered a few bugs, mostly connected with me being stuck somewhere, NPC under the textures (and it still could shoot me!), stuck, not even caring that we're around. I also had 2 quests bugged 2 times. Not good. But there are no perfet games, right?
If you're a fan of guns its a must own. If you're an FPS player its a must own. If you love strategy games well... Consider buying it if your friends play it, then team up. If you team up in this game, it gets really amazing, its just made for playing with friends. Overall experience is very good, and even as I gave it an 88, I'm waiting for the sequel of another Borderlands. No matters what, I buy it! This is what this games does to you. :)
Great game, but rough start.Richatu | July 26, 2013 | See all Richatu's reviews »
Many developers don't make co-op games these days which is pretty sad. It's great to see borderlands to make such an exception and stay true to the rpg-elements that make these kind of games real fun. It combines rpg and shooter and makes all classes feel unique (which is the point of having different classes) The only thing that i really dislike about borderlands 2 is the painfully boring first couple of missions you have to do, but after that the sail has been set and you're in for a ride!
As a huge fan of the first borderland i had to try itchakad | July 25, 2013 | See all chakad's reviews »
and as expected i wasn't disappointed, the game has great graphics, soundtracks, and fun quests and in compare to the first one. here all the characters can master all type of weapons - which is so great ^^
i myself found only one downfall to it (that disappear when you grow use to it) and its the inventory lay-out, to much clicks to make simple switch in the inventory...but beside that?
this games rocks!
Better than expectedmahon | July 24, 2013 | See all mahon's reviews »
I have never played Borderlands before, so Borderlands was my first exposition to these games. And I was prepared for disappointed. There's been so much talking about the game that I was aware that the hype might have been excessive. And fortunately my worries were not justified!
The game is very bold with everything - great and very unusual graphical style, well defined characters and classes, lots of guns (and I really mean lots!), interesting storyline, and surprisingly long campaign game.
Although the game becomes even better with multiplayer mode (and it can be really brutal fun in this mode), the singleplayer campaign alone makes buying the game a good decision. Especially that if you find the game good enough, you can extend the play time with some of its DLCs (some of which add some quests and expand the storyline).
So if you want some good post apocalyptic style scifi action rpg/shooter with interesting campaign, get Borderlands 2. And if you expect to play some multiplayer games, the choice is even easier. The only doubt I have now is if I should try the first game, Borderlands. Don't want to become disappointed after experiencing the excellent Borderlands 2.
Borderlands 2: Game of the Year?! Possible.akarhogy | July 22, 2013 | See all akarhogy's reviews »
Before Borderlands 2 came out I only played Borderlands 1. Which, to be honest, wasn't that good in my opinion. Mainly because of the AI system.
But after Borderlands 2 came out, I give it another shot, and I was suprised.
I really like this game, mainly because of the story-line. I like games which have decent story, and in my opinion, this game got it. (And there are 4 more story DLCs.)
The classes are great, and the two DLC classes Psycho and Mechromancer, are up for a treat, because I haven't tried them yet.
The graphics are great. I really dig a game with great graphics, and this game is no exception. It might be because of this "drawn" style, but hey, it's something new. And non of the less the objects look great when you approach them, thus bringing shame to newer games of this year.
So overall, it is farly my best game I have right now, and I enjoy playing it very much.
Borderlands, bigger, better, crazierToxynDash | July 21, 2013 | See all ToxynDash's reviews »
Post-apocalypse world, mad background, lots of guns, huge map, lots of guns. What more could you ask ? Oh yeah, to play it with friends, then it's one of the best co-op shooter out !
Easily one of the best Action-RPG/FPS. Ever.HOPSKOTCH | July 21, 2013 | See all HOPSKOTCH's reviews »
If you'd ever played the first borderlands, and loved it, you will hands down fall in love with it's sequel. Borderlands 2 expands on much of what made the initial Borderlands game great. They do a great job making you forget its cell-shaded graphics (i.e. "comic book style") and the stories, both optional and main story, are all so very entertaining. The NPC's are absolutely fantastic. It's easy to pick up, contains copious opportunities to loot, and nearly unlimited varying options for your weapons configurations that constantly has you guessing "should i upgrade this now, or wait until the next pickup... or store purchase?" which is never far around the corner. It's got a FANTASTIC co-op mechanic that is great to allow casual gameplay with friends, whether they are catching up to your level, right on par, or well over yours - you can all have fun together.
BL 2 brings back the uber-fun driving features that make the monotony of traversing the fairly large maps fun and easy -- not to mention running over anything that moves is never a bad thing.
The skill trees and character options make replay value pretty high here as well. You can enjoy a sufficient level of differences between your characters to keep it interesting while knowing that each and every character can still enjoy being able to blow anything to bits. Your gameplay style will be easily accommodated no matter who you choose to be.
Short story: if you havent picked this up, why wait? If you like FPS with a lot of action with a bit of RPG and free-world driving thrown in, you will absolutely NOT be disappointed.
Awesome game but...Clakosonline | July 17, 2013 | See all Clakosonline's reviews »
...it could be a bit boring for non rpg fans. Because, as every good rpgs, you'll have sometimes to go farm and do sidequests, taking time travelling between areas. Anyway, any other player would surely enjoy this game! It has some great narration and is really funny to play! Furthermore with friends in coop.
Nice gamesimodeso | July 17, 2013 | See all simodeso's reviews »
If you liked borderlands 1 this is the same maybe a little bit better. If you have all the dlcs you will have a total of 6 characters to play, and they are all great! if you are tired of these modern shooters this is what you need. Shooter RPG with a campaing that will last 20hours + with the dlcs if you want to do the sub quests too. There are a lot of boss raid that you can enjoy with your friends to beat down, and it has a very nice story with all the old characters from the first borderlands. Come on vault hunter go and kick handsome jack's bottom and buy this game.. it's very very very nice!
The definitive FPS-RPG.JasonAFC | July 16, 2013 | See all JasonAFC's reviews »
If you like shooters but are getting bored of the mundane linear story in games like CoD then look now further than Borderlands 2. It combines great gun combat with interesting characters and environments.
The storyline isn't the appeal here, but the characters have real personality which really helps to bring you through the game. The general play style can be described as 'shoot and loot' and if you want to maximise your strength in the game your will be spending a large amount of time looting enemies and storage crates scattered in great number across the world. You also spend a good amount of time travelling around in a vehicle roaming landscape and completing quests for your allies.
Gun play in this game is so satisfying. The majority of enemies are very 'bullet spongy' but the damage counters that pop up as you're shooting making combat more fun than mundane. There are thousands upon thousands of different guns which is a positive of course but also niggled at me because obviously you can't carry them all so you are forced to choose between weapons and it can be stressful if you're not sure you're making the right choice, haha. Luckily, there vaults and storage compartments where guns can be stored and even transferred between your characters.
The graphics are unique using a 'cell-shaded' style that I wasn't really keen on but grew on me as I got into the game.
If you've played the first game and enjoyed it then this should be an instabuy for you as it improves in almost every area. If you're a new player then it's worth a go aswell as long as you are OK with an RPG style gameplay.
Great sequel, could have been a bit more daring.Kradath | July 15, 2013 | See all Kradath's reviews »
I think basically Borderlands 2 doesn't do anything wrong. It basically takes the first game and expands it in all areas. More weapon variety, better skilltrees, characters and levels.
But all in all it feels to much like the first game, as it doesn't try something significantly new. Some would say that's all they wish from a sequel, but I think it could have been much more.
Borderlands 1 + MoreBlain | July 13, 2013 | See all Blain's reviews »
If you liked the original Borderlands. Don't hesitate! You'll like this game in a instant!
GreatCozzaFusion22 | July 11, 2013 | See all CozzaFusion22's reviews »
Awesome game and the comic graphics offer a great diversity to other existing games!!
Guns, guns and more guns. And the perfect blend of FPS and RPGConorEngelb | July 11, 2013 | See all ConorEngelb's reviews »
Any game that contain an endless supply of new guns is a game you have to play. At least once. Do other games have guns that explode in your enemies' faces when you reload? How about guns that talk to you? Or make the world's most irritating noises? (admittedly, that last one isn't exactly a plus. -1% from my final score for that one, Gearbox) The blend of FPS and RPG gets it just right: shoot enough things to become better at shooting things. Or hitting things. Or both. Your choice, really. And I like any game that gives me choice.
RPG check CO-OP check Madness? double-checkWildWest123 | July 11, 2013 | See all WildWest123's reviews »
Probably one of the best games Iv'e played ever,attracting graphics,much to do,Kazzilion weapons,and the price ain't that high anymore the only thing you should regret in this game is not getting it by now already,ALSO you can play with your friends in the easiest drop in-drop out iv'e ever seen,get it NOW.
A breath of fresh air!cropzy | July 11, 2013 | See all cropzy's reviews »
Borderlands 2 is a very fun game to play, although it is very much like the 1st one, this one is much more enjoyable. I love how this is non linear and some of the jokes and gags can leave you in stitches. I picked this up for £9 in gmg sale. I would easily recommend this!
A great multiplayer game!MaryChallinor | July 11, 2013 | See all MaryChallinor's reviews »
I play this with my fiancé next to each other, and its one of the best multiplayer games going. I like that you can do the same, but together. It makes a difference to many shooters with having to play online.
We're also very big fans of RPGs, and the elements in this game really set it apart. Its one of the best games of its year.
Awesome gamebinky__88 | July 11, 2013 | See all binky__88's reviews »
I think this game is up there with the best fps games i have ever played simply because the mix of shooting and looting makes game play great. The game plays best mind when you play with friends as this is where the game really shines. Another thing which i find is the games best feature is the great voice acting that went into the game which has me in laughter all the time.
If i had to pick a problem with the game i would pick the fact that its not much of a improvement from the first game in the series as there both very similar just borderlands two has more of everything which i suppose isn't really a bad thing guess. If you can pick this game up on the cheap i highly recommend picking this up.
Not for me.MRRaul | July 9, 2013 | See all MRRaul's reviews »
I thought that this was going to be a good game, but the game play feeling and controls were just awful. Sure, the story might be good but that don't cut it for me, even though I know it's a popular game. Game play and graphics (I know it's supposed to be that way) pulled down the rating. Still I recomend it as a buy for the ones that don't think controls are that importent.
Great fun, especially with friendsBioneotokyo | July 8, 2013 | See all Bioneotokyo's reviews »
Having played many multiplayer games over the years, this one is by far the top of my list.. With elements from Warcraft, Halo and a Firefly (serenity) sort of feel to the whole landscape and tech of the game it feels overall brilliant to play. I haven't marked 100 as some of the missions are down right frustrating, but overall still a greatly enjoyable experience with almost endless replay value. This is my game of year so far. It is a definate must for any rpg and shooter fan. Be warned though... it will eat a lot of your time.. But you will love (almost) every minute of it.
Borderlands 2 - Game of the Year!Tirith2708 | July 8, 2013 | See all Tirith2708's reviews »
Borderlands 2 is continuation of already great first part of Borderlands franchise.This game is unique combination of both RPG and FPS. It's only one of its kind. There's no other game which would do that so successful.
I fell in love with this game at first sight. It takes everything we liked in BL1 and makes it even better. This time we can find even more of procedurally generated loot, encounter many new types of opponents and story is even more interesting and funny.
In BL2 we have also opportunity to use new customization system which allows us to change look of our character and of various vehicles. Also we can make use of many completely new skills of our characters.
There's also a lot of additional content which allows us to prolong our journey through Pandora and make it even more entertaining by adding never seen before enemies, items, vehicles and a lot of new quests.
This game is really good value for money. I recommend it :)
Awesome game!ac3skillz | July 8, 2013 | See all ac3skillz's reviews »
This is a really great loot driven game, with a great plot line, voice acting and graphics. I highly recommend this game. It should also be noted that it has plenty of additional content, at a pretty reasonable price if you get the season pass, and the extra playable characters provide great replay ability, if the four base characters didn't already.
Awesome!Sanguinepariah | July 7, 2013 | See all Sanguinepariah's reviews »
A truly inspired original game! The art style is great, the gameplay is a fun mix of RPG and FPS. Definitely an improvement over the first game I must say!
Guns and Loot, enough saysslayer10s | July 7, 2013 | See all slayer10s's reviews »
One of the best coop game ever. With loots and guns a bundle, and wacky character, this game by far the best random FPS-coop game to date.
However is is not without any flaw. Sometimes the monster seems recycle now and then, and occasionally u come and go on the same road a few times kinda annoys you.
All this flaws however can easily remedy just by having a friend around
Borderlands 2 is great.malagchonga | July 5, 2013 | See all malagchonga's reviews »
Its back, with a new sense of humor and alot more weapons, 17 bazillion? hell yeha i want to find them all. This game is addictiv and makes alot fun solo and with friends.
Awesome!murderousFerret | July 5, 2013 | See all murderousFerret's reviews »
Really good game. This game doesn't leak black humor or action. I played the game most of the time solo and after some hours it gets boring, but with a friend it never gets boring. If you liked the first part, you will like Borderlands 2, too.
Awesome FPS Gamebadheroes | July 4, 2013 | See all badheroes's reviews »
Simply another one of the best first-person shooters ever made! Shooting, killing and looting!! Also fun and funny when playing with friends. A must buy game for FPS fans.
Amazing combination of action, humor blended with a little rpgZandesh | July 4, 2013 | See all Zandesh's reviews »
I can't stress enough how amazing Borderlands 2 are compared to it's little brother!
The variety of weapons, customizations, side quests and challenges you'll have to face throughout the game is simply just amazing, and the twisted personalities that you'll face just adds up to the experience!
Brilliant Gamecammyk123 | July 2, 2013 | See all cammyk123's reviews »
I didn't think that this could be better than the first one but somehow they managed it. It is an action packed from start to end and it's sense of humor is just brilliant, I can't fault this game at all.
Loot and loot againTrobed | July 2, 2013 | See all Trobed's reviews »
There is something about this game that just keeps you coming back to it. The loot system is second to non and makes you want to try going to a boss just One last time to get the weapon that will complete your build.
The story is solid considering your character does not have much of a purchase on the world and really brings you into the world with a great support cast that brings it alive.
BrillianceEleiy | July 2, 2013 | See all Eleiy's reviews »
A perfect marriage of genres, the Borderlands franchise combines the obsessive looting of action RPGs with the mechanics of a shooter, delivering an experience which can keep you engaged for hours at a time.
Borderlands 2 takes everything the first one did and kicks it up a notch with more guns, more classes and of course our favourite little robot CL4P-TP returns in full force with plenty of humour.
All in all Borderlands 2 is an improvement over the first one, which is saying quite a bit considering what an amazing game that was.
With plenty of content and even more downloadable content to explore, Borderlands 2 is certainly worth every penny.
Great game - You'll get many hours of fun out of this oneKasbark | July 2, 2013 | See all Kasbark's reviews »
A very addictive game that will keep you playing for weeks. The combat is samey compared to borderlands 1 (not a bad thing), but the characters have seen a great deal of improvement, as have the monsters and the skill-trees.
If you like action FPS games, this one is surely worth your money.
Guns, stats and more gunsForceflow | July 2, 2013 | See all Forceflow's reviews »
It's hard to pinpoint what exactly makes Borderlands 2 so interesting. If you've played the first game, let's get it out of the way: this is more of the same. Same gameplay, same quality, same fun.
And that fun comes from the colorful (both literally and in character) NPC's, the varied locations and enemies. Some of the enemies are quite the bullet spunges, but that's where Borderlands' other major gameplay element comes in: weapon stats. You're always looking for a rarer, more damage-y weapon. More loot. Always more loot. It's almost dull, but the varied missions and great humor in the plot always keep you going for one more.
The character classes are varied enough, and there's some powers and upgrades for every play style. I'm a sniper afficionada, so my playthrough as assassin made me switching between far-away sniping and up-close confrontation with my katana. It felt natural, and the replay value of the game really increases with these diverse characters.
I'm a bit of a single-player oriented gamer myself (things can get pretty hectic when playing with 3 additional strangers hoovering up all the loot), and I had a whale of the time with the main storyline, sinking about 30 hours into it. That's great value for a game.
Why is it so addictive? Nobody knows. But it surely is.
Mehsonarctica | July 2, 2013 | See all sonarctica's reviews »
For a guy who tried to play Borderlands 6 times and every single time got bored of it and just quit, Borderlands 2 wasn't any different for me. It's almost the same game with different guns and characters. I love FPS and RPG games, but this game just managed to put me off from it, making it impossible for me to enjoy it. I know people who have put around 300 hours to this game and are still playing it but I just don't see how.
Amazing game.shak209 | July 1, 2013 | See all shak209's reviews »
Seriously, this game is just plain amazing. In this one there's actually a pretty interesting story, unlike in the first game (which was also great). There are a lot of improvements over the first game and that's what makes Borderlands 2 way better, and one of the best games of 2012. A must buy.
Great game!xSh4d0wXx | July 1, 2013 | See all xSh4d0wXx's reviews »
This game is great to play with friends! Its humor, art style and shooting mixed with RPG elements really make this an amazing game!
Decent, fun, but can be repetitive.minichambre | July 1, 2013 | See all minichambre's reviews »
This game is very similar to the first, although it's still quite fun. They've touched up the weapon mechanics and further developed the unique weapon traits. All the characters play fairly differently and there's some variety. However, my main concern is that the quests are pretty dull, they're good enough for a play through or two, but anymore and it gets incredibly boring. The co op is pretty nice and is great fun to play with friends.
One of the best fps ever madeFoundGhost | June 29, 2013 | See all FoundGhost's reviews »
Borderlands 2 it's simply one of the best first-person shooters ever made: 4 default classes and 2 more through DLCs, over 15 hours of main quest and hundreds of hours of play with lots of secondary missions!! And if it's not enough, maybe you can try the biggest arsenal in videogames history! Borderlands 2 is the perfect mix between FPS and RPG, level up and improve your killing skill!
Great Sequel.jackyboi1014 | June 20, 2013 | See all jackyboi1014's reviews »
Borderlands 2 is like the original on steroids. Everything is just plain better - voice acting, story, UI, graphics...it's all just better. With the same awesome FPS experience the first one brought to the table. And GUNS. SO MANY GUNS. The game has way better options for PC gamers (FOV option is built right in), and the menu's are not like they should belong in the console version like the first game, a nice gesture from the slap-in-the-face PC gamers get normally with console ports.
The world also feels bigger, but filled with more characters, rather then just endless desert like the original. While its no Skyrim in terms of world openness, it's at least headed in the right direction.
One small disappointment is the check point system remains the same. You have to find a check point in order to save your progress. Check points are so 90's. Adults have lives, and they don't always have 15 minutes to find the next pole. In the scheme of things...it's a minor complaint.
Must have for all Action FPS + RPG fansPradlik | June 19, 2013 | See all Pradlik's reviews »
This is my favourite game, you have plenty of characters to try, going completely through the story is about 20 hours, with all the side quests its about 80, with all story DLCs it's far above hundred. All that just with one character! The story itself is brilliant but the gameplay even more with the usage of each character's skills. If you want quality for your money, buy Borderlands 2 which promise hundreds of hours of great gameplay!
A game in my top ten.VERTIGO2K12 | June 18, 2013 | See all VERTIGO2K12's reviews »
Starting out with the first Borderlands in the series, it was one of the greatest experiences I had in gaming. The amazingly good storyline and the leveling system for a FPS was the greatest thing ever. It was already such a great game that I thought it might not have such a different sequel. But I was wrong. They improved every little aspect of the game, from graphics to the skills system , not to mention the huge addition of weapons. In about 15 hours of playing I am still amazed by the variety of items that I find. It seems like an endless stock. I really recommend this game if you are into FPS and RPG games because it's a really great combination of the two genres.
Great gamedongzor | June 15, 2013 | See all dongzor's reviews »
Of course we return to the planet Pandora, a wasteland populated with fearful monsters and insane, murderous criminals – Handsome Jack has taken control of Pandora – he’s a corrupt, big business villain who uses all the resources of his employer, the Hyperion Corporation, to get whatever he wants.
Borderlands 2 has created four new playable characters – Salvador, Zero, Axton and Maya – all with new abilities and classes – the Siren makes a return with some new abilities, the Commando has become a deadlier specialist, the Gunzerker is a little dude with top-class gun progress and the Assassin is EXACTLY that, deadly with a sniper rifle or a sword. One of the most impressive things about Borderlands 2 is the depth of the new storyline. The nonplayer characters are much more interesting and the overall storyline is incredibly intriguing.
Overall, Gearbox have not reinvented the wheel, but then when it ain’t broke don’t fix it. The new game doesn’t stray that far from the original concept but there are enough new abilities and a great plot to make the purchase of Borderlands 2 an excellent decision.
love to be a hero and shoot bad guys ? then get Borderlands 2 !XGpredator | June 14, 2013 | See all XGpredator's reviews »
Three years after the release of it explosive first episode , Borderlands returns to consoles and PC to the fans of action and madness and it's Still barred and more dynamic than ever ,
Gearbox Software has finally released a proper sequel, complete with new characters, new gameplay features, and of course, about a billion new guns and it will have no trouble convincing the players- better, bigger , it’s easily one of the most entertaining, hilarious, and dynamic games of 2012 , if you're looking for the best RPG and Shooter game , Borderlands 2 is your place !
Pure funEskimoseb9 | June 14, 2013 | See all Eskimoseb9's reviews »
Borderlands 2 is all about the guns, but by chance happens to have an exciting story, fun shooting mechanics and great cel-shaded graphics (the pc version has one of the best video option menus I've seen in a game).
Each player class is different and fun to use, and work together very well in co-op. I enjoyed playing Borderlands 2 on my own just as much as I did with friends though, and would recommend either way. My first playthrough lasted 50 hours, making the game excellent value. The guns are all exciting to use, and are incredibly varied, with every manufacturer and gun type contributing to different shooting and reload animations. I just loved how zany some guns could get - a shotgun that shoots flaming ricocheting bullets is relatively mundane in BL2. Any fans of loot-fests (Diablo) looking for a fun and not-too serious shooter should definitely give this a try.
Fantasticparcelu | June 11, 2013 | See all parcelu's reviews »
This is a great game if you enjoy a roll playing game and/or shooter. the story is funny and the action is enjoyable to last you a great night. I would recommend this game to anyone who has an open mind to the rpg system in a first person shooter.
One of my favorite games!parcelu | June 11, 2013 | See all parcelu's reviews »
I played through the first Borderlands and loved it. It was witty, charming, fun to play, gorgeous (whoever did the art direction deserves a raise), and had a great personality to it. I hoped that the second Borderlands would be just as fun... and I wasn't disappointed. It's as good as the first game in many regards, and better in others. If you played the first one and liked it, the second is a must-play.
Awesomenes continues!mutsuriini | June 11, 2013 | See all mutsuriini's reviews »
Borderlands 2 returns you to Pandora. Where a villain named Handsome Jack has taken over. The game starts off with Handsome Jack trying to kill you. As the story develops you get deeper into trouble with things only getting harder as you go head.
There is a mix of playable characters in Borderlands 2. You can choose from a Gunzerker, Siren, commando, assassin, Mechromancer and Psycho. Each character has a unquie skill tree whch you can uprgrade by gaining experience. Also along the way you can pickup different weapons, shields, and upgrades that have various attributes. The game features lockers, boxes and cabinets filled with loot for you to collect.
The game has a great story line and hilarious scenes with great voice acting. The game art style is comic looking animation which is interesting and grabs you attention.
Online gameplay is a great feature in Borderlands 2 and if you don’t give it a try you’re really missing out on a great time with friends and family.
Borderlands 2 is not a game for kids or people who hate bad language and violence. The game is rated M so it contains gore, violence, language, sexual themes and use of alcohol. So please don't buy this game for any one under 15.
Bottom line is this game is a great game and you will have hours of fun. It's a game you could play over and over again.
The textbook FPS experience, however you want itJuliusMonge | June 9, 2013 | See all JuliusMonge's reviews »
Not much to say here that isn't obvious once you play. It's more of Borderlands 1. Bigger, better, more hilarious. You like FPS? This is for you. You like Diablo-style looting like most RPGs? This is for you. While the complaints in 1 is that most weapons followed one between a handful of templates, this feeling is gone here. Even two SMGs with the same animation may have so different stats that they apply to different playstyles altogether. You will find favourites, especially amongst brands(I love the old-style semi automatic Jakob revolvers and TORGUE shotguns). The variety is also in the characters, with different playstyles being built with each skill you take or don't take. Want to be a phantom that dashes from enemy to enemy unseen? Do that! A pet master that makes everything go "BZZZZAP!"? Be my guest! Dual wield Machine gun and rocket launcher? Why not?! Should I use longbow grenades to snipe-nade enemies out of cover or area-of-effect flame sprinklers? In short: do. whatever. the hell. you want. Play it exactly the way you want to play it.
The game had me laughing out loud numerous times.It knows it's not a serious game and it takes every advantage it can take out of that . The characters are memorable, the previous PCs are fleshed out, and even the story is noteworthy! Also, Handsome Jack is a serious canditate for villain of the year. Charismatic bastard. You're doing yourself a disservice for skipping this one. It might not be the most innovative, but FPS don't get much more enjoyable than this, single OR multiplayer! Let's put it plainly: this is the FPS of the year.
Bettter in almost any aspect than the first BorderlandsReege | June 7, 2013 | See all Reege's reviews »
Anyone who has played the first Borderlands knows what will await him here. Guns, a fun story, guns, 4-player action, guns. Every boss is now repeatable and you don't farm red chests, you farm bosses. The only common flaw this game has is the menu. You can immediately see that it was designed for consoles.
Like The First Timekalil | June 6, 2013 | See all kalil's reviews »
The first Borderlands was a good game about guns. This is just more of the same. If you really enjoyed the first one, you'll love this one. I found the first one to be good, and I found this one to be slightly less good. But still good. The basic game mechanics are exactly the same - though some of the characters a lot less interesting. The story is still quite boring, but far from the mess the story was in the previous game. There are some very annoying menu and UI choices that I really didn't like, but the great visual style and hilarious voice acting was still present. There are still ridiculous amounts of guns (though they didn't seem as varied or fun as the last game, but that's possibly because I'd seen the most of the gun varieties before) and they're still quite fun to shoot. The game still gets very repetitive. It's kinda sad that they didn't change much from the old formula, because it was slightly broken. But hey, maybe nowadays people say "if it's only slightly broke, don't bother fixing it, it's probably still fine".
Great GameiOverRide | June 6, 2013 | See all iOverRide's reviews »
If you are looking for a game which you can spend hours upon hours playing, then Borderlands 2 is the game for you. If you have friends to play with its even better. If you've played Borderlands, then buy Borderlands 2, if you've haven't still buy Borderlands 2, it'll be worth the price.
Improvements in the FPSRPG fieldFavoredHorizon | June 5, 2013 | See all FavoredHorizon's reviews »
When this game was announced, I was very excited by the idea of more Borderlands in my life, especially coming of after finishing the first game and playing through all the DLC available for that game. I really got into the hype of this game, all the trailers and all the information they had promised to us, more focused on storytelling and other aspects. When this game came out and I first played it for around 5 hours strait, you can really how their promises of storytelling panned out, with the introduction of a main antagonist for the player to hate but, with clever writing, also really love right of the bat. The inclusion of Handsome Jack was one of utter genius, giving us a antagonist that we were meant to really hate with a passion and want him dead, but also really enjoyed anytime he came up on our HUD, with his fantastic dialogue. Anthony Burch (lead writer for Borderlands 2) and his writing team, really fleshed out a character that was one, if not, the best antagonist in gaming this year, when the game was released, including the like of Vaas from Far Cry. With his dark humour and consent harassment of the player, you can see why people really like the character, and his own a pony made of diamonds named Butt Stalion, how can you argue with that.
Sticking to the same formula as the first game, with the same shell-shaded art style and hybrid of first person shooting, mixed in with RPG elements of skill trees and other skills to learn, this is a mixture that know one should pass up on. The art team have to be given enormous credit for their work with the art style and branching out from the greys and browns of the first game, really trying to mix up the formula, with you traversing vast areas, each different in their own way. You be traveling through snow tundras to wild west themed towns and even atop a Dam. All of these different environments make for a better, less repetitive experience, which the first game suffered from because of the lack of variety in the location you traveled to. Even though they stuck to the same formula as the first game with the FPSRPG hybrid idea, it works with the team adding more elements into the mixture, with the inclusion of Badass ranks. This is basically a challenge system that gives the players goals to complete while playing through the numerous missions of the campaign. This is great inclusion because it encourages players to continue playing the game, all be it, in different ways, like one to find different NPCs scattered around the map. This system rewards the players who go out their way to complete this challenges, by rewarding them with 'Badass Tokens' which can be used to upgrade certain stats within the game. All be it small upgrades 'Badass Ranks' are unlimited meaning you could earn quite a lot of tokens by the end of your playthrough. Another good inclusion, is the fact that the stats you upgrade carry over through each playthrough and even when making other characters as well. But for the purist players, this feature can be turned of at any point through the game.
There are some parts that keep it from making a perfect score for me, the main point being the system used to keep track of my progress in the games story. To many times have my save files gotten messed up, due to me playing in a friends game and completing some story missions, then coming back to my game, where the save file has thought I had not done the mission and will have to do the entire mission again, just to be back at the point where I left of before. I know that they have released a patch that fixes this problem but it should not have been there in the first place, a game focused and co-op experience really should not have these problems. People will say, "why does it matter, you then just to continue playing with a friend", I say that this game is focused towards co-op but it can be played on single player, which I think is necessary because what if your friends aren't online and you want to play. That is the only reason the score is not 100, due to this small, little problem.
So, in summary, I really like the fact that, they have not changed the formula like some gaming developers might have done, but instead have gone with adding some elements into the formula that makes the game have a fun meta-game built within, with 'Badass ranks', the art team really changing up the environments, adding in new places to explore that we had never seen in the first game and really focusing on the story, with the inclusion of a fantastically written antagonist that really hate, but also love just listening to what he will say next. Since Gearbox announced the season pass is for sale, meaning four new expansion packs will be on the way (three already released), it really shows they are committed to these franchise, who knows what Gearbox have got planned for the future. This game has really set the bar for how storytelling and great characters can make a game, not just gameplay (although that is important). Borderlands 3 will hopefully be the new barsetter in the FPSRPG market for all game companies to try and beat. Your move, other companies!
Dont hesitate if you loved the first BorderlandsGwildor | June 4, 2013 | See all Gwildor's reviews »
The Game is much the same like the first Borderlands. So in short : If u loved the frist one, you will like the sequel.
This Game is a great Singleplayer Experience but ten times better in Coop for 4 Players.
A lot of Farming, a Great Story, a lot Humor .. lovely Graphics.
I recommended this for fps or RPG Gamers.
Fun game to playarolahorn | June 4, 2013 | See all arolahorn's reviews »
Borderlands 2 is an overall great game, it is creative and addictive, especially if played in a group of 3 or 4 people. The graphics are in a comic stlye, yet colourfull and enjoyable. The characters presented in this game are, as expected, crazy and very lively. Some characters are a little over the top in my opinion, but the majority is great. The game palys like most other shooters, except that you can level up skill trees of your class and your choice. There are many skills, depending on which class you choose. These skills variate the gameplay a lot and it also lets you paly the game multiple times with a different class and it still is enjoyable. So overall I really liked the majority of the game. Something that I didn't enjoy as much is that soemtimes it involves a pretty huge grind to reach new levels and weapons. Also the enemies are created dependign on your and your allies levels, this mean that if your friend is a few, say 10, levels higher, he will be able to kill the enemies easily, whilst you will ahve a hard time.
Other than those minor downpoints its a fun game and I recommend it for most people, who enjoy shooters and the addicitve gameplay of collecting new weapons.
Just Amazing!thepog1 | June 3, 2013 | See all thepog1's reviews »
The first borderlands grabbed me and made me sure that no other game would even come close. Borderlands 2 comes along and blows the first away, far more content, better story, better humour and more! The co-op is hugely improved and some of the most fun I have had in years. Well worth the buy for anyone interested.
Tons of fun!Caesar_IRE | June 2, 2013 | See all Caesar_IRE's reviews »
This game took everything that was fun with the first entry in the series and made it even better, while removing or improving everything that was bad. Borderlands 2 drastically improves on the co-op aspect of the game, making it far easier to join and play with friends, and even sharing ammo pick ups. The game's world is beautiful, and you see much more of a varied landscape this time round in Pandora than just desert.
The game has quite a compelling plot with a whole host of strong characters to move it along. Humour is of course present and (in my opinion) much better than Borderlands 1. The UI and menus have been improved significantly, with an actual mini-map now on-screen, replacing the tedious compass from the first game.
All in all, this is a great game and well worth it. I personally was not a huge fan of Borderlands 1, but I definitely recommend trying out Borderlands 2. For those people who've never played either game before, a previous playthrough of Borderlands 1 is not vital to your enjoyment of Borderlands 2, and I'd suggest starting off the series with the sequel.
Shooter with some RPG elements.McDoenerKing | June 1, 2013 | See all McDoenerKing's reviews »
The game is a perfect match for coop players, but for singleplayer there is not much value in this title. The game has many funny jokes, but the actual gameplay never changes much after hitting level 5 and getting your only skill in the game. You will often laugh about the hilarious character this game offers and the content of the quests. Besides its humor it doesn't offer much gameplay wise. Here is why:
The gameplay never changes much until you can unlock one of the ultimate passives in the skill trees and the skill trees are filled with only passive skills, which is kind a boring. They improved the skill system from the first title by changing the use cases for the one skill you have based on the unlocked skills, but after all it is not much to really entertain someone for more than one playthrough. Another issue I have with this game is how it is only about grinding and I never heard from anybody having decent loot until level 20. Most of my friends and me found tons of pistols till level 20 and nothing else. This makes the game really a chore if you try to specialize, but using a pistol is better than using the preferred weapon type from which you only found one at much lower levels or even none so far.
The reason I wouldn't recommend it for singleplayer is because sometimes you will suddenly die, because in the next area enemies are that much stronger than before and mixing the various skills to your advantage is the biggest strength of this game.
I'd say grab it if you have a group of four and think twice if you want to play it alone. It isn't bad, but it isn't great either.
Borderline perfection!Cakefish | June 1, 2013 | See all Cakefish's reviews »
This game is value for money. Many an hour I have given to playing the addictive formula of shooting the bad guys and unlocking newer, more powerful and wackier guns! It’s a great mix of the FPS and RPG genres. Improved in virtually every single way to its predecessor and there is quite literally nothing else out there which gives the same experience. It provides a humorous villain you love to hate, engaging fun gameplay and pretty visuals – especially if you have a high-end PC! Lots of opportunity to customise your game experience in both character appearance and combat/defensive skills. The game definitely is at its best when enjoyed in co-op mode – but there is still much fun to be had when playing single player. With lots of new content in the base game and DLCs (and with more still to come) there’s plenty of fun content to enjoy! Overall, a genuinely fun game – certainly recommended if you are a fan of the FPS or RPG genres.
Shoot and loot at its best!Shav | May 29, 2013 | See all Shav's reviews »
A great sequel of a great game. I spent a lot of time playing first part of Borderlands on my Xbox, so I just couldn't refuse getting BL2.
It is as fun as the original, but it features even more quests, guns and places to explore. What is even better - you can play it in co-op with your friends, and it gets AMAZING!
The cel-shaded graphics, Tarantino-like dialogues and sequences and great voice acting and music makes it a truely must-have title for any fan of unconvential FPS/RPG games.
Borderlands 2 is definitely one of my favorite games ever.
Much better than the 1std0nk3y2010 | May 29, 2013 | See all d0nk3y2010's reviews »
After playing the 1st Borderlands and not liking it very much, I decided to play co-op Borderlands 2 which was a massive improvement to the 1st game. The UI has vastly improved with a mini-map replacing the compass-like navigation from Borderlands 1. The menu system is much easier to use and overall the graphics have been improved and look much nicer. The length of the game is also notable as it is much longer than your average FPS with loads more in it. Overall it is a brilliant FPS with a good story line, lots of interactive characters and it is defiantly a good game to play for co-op as there is so much to do.
big guns! big game!nicomarcho | May 29, 2013 | See all nicomarcho's reviews »
my god what a huge game!! lots of maps , guns , sidequests and very good humor! and the dlc is actually worth it if you somehow finish the main campaign.... great game.
One of my favorite gamesEssaul | May 28, 2013 | See all Essaul's reviews »
Borderlands was great but Borderlands 2 is even better. This game is really fun and he have a great story.
It's the game you need to buy.
Fun at coopHellslol | May 25, 2013 | See all Hellslol's reviews »
This game is so much fun at coop. The story is smart and really funny, the gameplay is even better than the first one and the cell shading get also a minor improvement.
A must have for people who haven't the first one, a really good pick for the other.
Just as great as the first one!Prakto | May 25, 2013 | See all Prakto's reviews »
Borderlands2 offers a great adventure much like the first game but with nec characters with new abilities and LOADS of new guncombinations. The storyline is just as great as before with the same consept where you have to help the inhabitants of pandora. The enemies are more varying than in the first game with more factions and new beasts.
FPS DiabloPowerGreen | May 24, 2013 | See all PowerGreen's reviews »
Just like the original, this is an FPS Diablo. It is great single player, but co-op it is fantastic. Lots of nice loot drops, character development, distinctive classes, amazing graphics, an immersive storyline, loveable characters - this game has it all. Oh, and it has a sense of humour too.
Buy it. You won't regret it.
Great funShibideebee | May 20, 2013 | See all Shibideebee's reviews »
Borderlands was a great game, Borderlands 2 is even better. Great gameplay, fun with friends. So many weapons to loot and enemies to kill, is quite lengthy aswell with a lot of replay value imo. Worth picking up honestly.
Guns GUns GUNs GUNS!!!dagozu | May 18, 2013 | See all dagozu's reviews »
Now this game has GUNS! Having played Borderlands 1 this game is a huge step up compared to the last one. The graphics are better, the enemies act better and are harder, the story is as good as the last and the good old Borderlands humour is back. The NPC characters are so funny, especially Tiny Tina with her bombs and Clap Trap!
This game is basically Diablo 2 as FPS with guns. I recommend this game to anyone who loves RPG games with a twist of guns. The leveling system is great, and Gearbox keeps adding new characters to the game to keep it fresh is just so awesome.
If you enjoy crazy shooting, funny jokes and having as they say bazillion guns, then you should buy the game! This is an excellent sequel to the Borderlands series. Buy this game and get the Season Pass which adds multiple DLCs to the game!
More of the samecaspica | May 18, 2013 | See all caspica's reviews »
I have always loved the Borderlands universe and setting, and consequently, I loved Borderlands. The comic book-esque art style was for its time revolutionary and even though the gameplay and AI was not the best the game never lost pace because of the game's hilarity and fun mechanics. That's why I enjoyed the first Borderlands so much. Now, with Borderlands 2, I wanted something else. I wanted to see the universe to evolve and grow with maybe new game mechanics or at least improve the AI. Sure, the PC port is better, but as it is Borderlands 2 could have as well been a stand-alone expansion for Borderlands rather than a full-on game.
Borderlands 2 already had me at the introyhgsag | May 17, 2013 | See all yhgsag's reviews »
This is in fact one of the best game intros of recent years, at least for me. So much coolness in one place, just great. And this feeling has been with me in my dozens of hours of play time on every corner, I feel, to be a die-hard type. The fun factor is at Borderlands 2 in the foreground, and the game takes themselves repeatedly for a ride. Nevertheless, it is later challenging without the right tactic then is not much. That keeps me motivated, I will certainly spend even more time on Pandora dozens of hours - not least due to the completely wacky weapons arsenal.
CO-OP madness, now with extra madness!Konkulf | May 17, 2013 | See all Konkulf's reviews »
After playing the first Borderlands for countless hours with friends and enjoying every bit of it, it was time to start our adventure in BL2, and boy, we weren't disappointed!
First off, the game looks very good, everything has a cartoony and very vibrant look, but still manages to look very nice and clean. It definitely can't compete with the more graphics-heavy games, but in terms of graphic style, this is a really gorgeous game.
Now over to some gameplay. BL2 feels pretty much like every other FPS in terms of shooting etc. But that's not a bad thing, the controls are nice and responsive, and I've found no problems so far.
There's also a lot more enemy variety compared to BL1, which is a very nice plus. The boss fights are also a lot better executed.
Beyond the normal FPS gameplay, we of course have our different "classes", that all feel very different and have a unique playstyle attached to each of them. Each class has different abilites (with one main ability) that you can customize to suit your playstyle. This game feels a lot more open than the first BL in terms of ability-customization, which is a very welcome change.
Let's also not forget the gazillion guns that are in the game, you'll find an insane amount of weapons in this game, so finding a gun to your liking should not be a problem.
The story/quests in the game is in good ol' Borderlands style, insane, funny and extremly enjoyable. You'll find interesting NPC's all over the place, aswell as some purely hillarious one-liners from time to time.
Other than that, the game is your traditional RPG-shooter, it doesn't revolutionize the RPG/FPS genre in any way, you will still be shooting monsters and doing quests to level up and gain new abilites, but it does it all VERY well, nearing perfection in my opinion.
The game of course shines in CO-OP mode, so bring your friends along for an extremly enjoyable gameplay experience, I sure as hell will :)
A great gamealbero78 | May 17, 2013 | See all albero78's reviews »
I bought Borderlands 2 without having played the first chapter. A friend suggested it to me and I followed his advice. It's a great game: it's well-balanced and addictive and storytelling is interesting enough for a game that, although it has some RPG elements, remains a FPS. The characters are funny and well characterized. The graphics of the game are beautiful. I know this is a dividing topic and indeed you either like or dislike such graphics. In my case I adored them. The only cons I can underline are: - this kind of graphics sometimes make difficult to aim well in caos situations; - the textures don't load immediately in HD and you have this unpleasant effect of the textures loading to HD while you move around; - the interface is a little too much "consolyish". - even though everybody loves CO-OP, I did not find it so entertaining.