Reviews for Borderlands 2 (NA)

95

Fun Loot

soapybop | Sept. 2, 2014 | See all soapybop's reviews »

I really enjoyed this game. My one friends who mainly plays call of duty bought it and thinks that it is the best game of all time. While i'm not sure i can agree with him i do think it is the best game to come out in the last five years. The main thing about borderlands that will determine whether or not you will have a good time or a great time is how much you enjoy looting. Without looting you have a very fun open world shooter with a competent story and charming characters. Then they add looting. Gun looting allows you to use a great manner of cool guns. You can ask any friend about this game and he will tell you about his first legendary. The problem with looting is that it breaks the flow of gameplay constantly. So if you don't like looting this may not be the game for you. If you like shooter and games like diablo then borderlands is right up your alley.

90

One of the best co-op games available.

mrwaffles210 | Sept. 1, 2014 | See all mrwaffles210's reviews »

First off I recommend you have friends who own and are willing to play this game, That being said single player is still enjoyable.

Pros: This game has a great graphic style hilarious characters & story There is a large variety of guns, missions & enemies.

Cons: Gameplay can be a bit repetitive, a lot of missions consist of go here kill that, but this is made up for with the characters you meet along the way.

100

great game!

KuraiHiNoSenshi | Aug. 12, 2014 | See all KuraiHiNoSenshi's reviews »

with a very large arsenal this games weapon count is huge no two weapons are the same with all of the different modifications. the voice acting is stellar it fuses serious moments with comical whimsy thatll be sure to make you smile the characters from the first installment are still here with some new ones added in to make the game even funnier. the gameplay is solid and smooth easily switching between different weapons and your action skill to maximize your overall damage output for a very well balanced gaming experience and with tons of dlc and different difficulties/playable characters the game has a lot of replay value

90

One of the Best Games Available on Steam for the Money...

LunarMemories | Aug. 11, 2014 | See all LunarMemories's reviews »

This game hits all the marks. It is hard without needing to grind as long as other games... The comedy is a great motivator to move on in the story. There are thousands of hidden jokes/jems hidden throughout the story. My favorite has to be the "Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep"... The Developers spend lots of time making their game comical and entertaining with actual combat.

Everything is as balanced as can be. Lots of ability to customize or delve deep-ish into the story, or skip it an just kill stuff. Very Entertaining Overall...

91

The Second

77Bottles | July 16, 2014 | See all 77Bottles's reviews »

Borderlands 2 is great.

-Great art style -Great soundtrack -Great humour -Great story -Great Great Grandfather

Borderlands 2 has a well done balance of FPS and RPG. One can choose from several new characters compared to Borderlands 1 with all new abilities and strengths. Same art style, new story to progress through. Cl4p-Tr4p is one of my favourite characters of all times.

95

Not Just a Shooter

Rcoder97 | July 3, 2014 | See all Rcoder97's reviews »

Borderlands 2 is the sequel to one of my favorite games Borderlands. In this game, you get 4 new players to advance through the story with. Axton is the new soldier who can deploy a turret but can also upgrade it with crazy abilities. Salvador is the gunzerker who can dual wield any 2 guns and wreck everything. Zero is the assassin that can go invisible and strike with his sword. Lastly, Maya is the new siren that can take an enemy and launch them in the air changing the focus of the fight. Your mission is to beat Handsome Jack, my favorite villain ever, to the vault and prevent him from unleashing The Warrior. There is tons to do, lots to laugh at, and an infinite amount of things to loot. I can't recommend this more.

80

One of my favorites

Volace | May 22, 2014 | See all Volace's reviews »

This is by far one of my favorite FPS games that I've played, mainly due to the amount of humor, the art style, and the fact that it also incorporates an RPG aspect of leveling and quests into the mix. There are a few things that could be fixed, such as losing guns if you drop them near a corner, and sometimes buggy quests, but otherwise it's a quite enjoyable game.

95

A FPS/RPG milestone

dyodor | April 24, 2014 | See all dyodor's reviews »

Borderlands 2 is a perfect blend of FPS/RPG with a dash of humor. What makes this game special is the world the developers created. The characters, the storyline and setting are all well written. The characters are vivid and never stale. The main quest has the right amount of conflict with challenging side quests. The vast landscapes and graphics have impeccable detail. The humor is one of the pinnacles of Borderlands 2 and it will have you laughing out loud! If you are looking for an epic journey with countless hours of gameplay then I highly recommend Borderlands 2 to you!

96

Great mixture of FPS and RPG

Edreih | April 17, 2014 | See all Edreih's reviews »

This game is one of my favorite first person shooters. It has everything you could want from an FPS plus more.

There are tons of guns (LOTS of loot and unlockables) and good skill trees for leveling up your characters. Each class has its special abilities and they are all unique in their own way.

One thing to note about this game is its witty humor. I personally find the dialogue hilarious. This game really shines during co-op. You get better loot, the enemies are more challenging, and it's an all-around great time.

After you beat the game you unlock harder, more difficult modes plus more enemies and weapons. There's also bunch of DLC for you to try out as well. I highly recommend this game to anyone.

95

One of the best shooters in awhile

Cgtitan5 | April 15, 2014 | See all Cgtitan5's reviews »

I can not recommend Borderlands 2 enough. I've spent so many hours playing BL2 and I don't regret any of it. This game has some of the best characters I've seen. Handsome Jack is such a great and entertaining villain compared to many other bland villains that other games have. The characters actually make me care about what is happening in the game. The gameplay is very simple and easy to understand which makes it very accommodating to new players.

There is a vast array of weapons and most are very fun to use. There are also different difficulty modes after you beat the game to cater to both casual and hardcore players. Almost every detail about this game are fantastic. I do wish there was a little more customization but it isn't really a big deal.

I absolutely recommend this game.

78

Borders between Great and Mediocre

Roflcatz | April 10, 2014 | See all Roflcatz's reviews »

Borderlands 2 is a sequel to Borderlands. Obviously. Therefore, it is more Borderlands. This is perhaps the best way to describe Borderlands 2, as there aren't many innovative or ground-breaking additions to the Borderlands formula, but it does refine it, albeit with a slew of problems.

In Borderlands 2, you can choose between 4 classes, each with their own set of unique skills and abilities. They all play differently and serve different roles, however many of them play like a parallel to Borderlands 1. There isn't anything amazing about the 4 classes, though they do complement each other well. The gameplay is your basic shoot-dude-pick-up-loot grindfest, which is where the stem of my problems with the game comes from. Without a gripping narrative to entice players, there's only the satisfaction of loot and weapons to drive the game. However, the game often feels confusing and imbalanced, especially with the DLC characters and the golden-key chest in one of the cities that instantly gives you some of the best weapons in the game. This single-handedly destroys the design of the game, which is the loot. It makes it incredibly dull and boring to fight a slew of non-stop enemies in pursuit of loot that is worse than what you already have. The story itself is pretty mediocre, with occasional high points and jokes that genuinely make you laugh. Though, the jokes fall flat and make you sigh more often than not.

All in all, Borderlands 2 is more Borderlands, with not much separating it from its predecessor. If you're into that kind of thing, then this is 100% for you.

97

There Will Be Guns.

combodombie | April 7, 2014 | See all combodombie's reviews »

The original Borderlands was a good shooter, but it had many problems that reduced the fun for me. However, Borderlands 2, while not advancing the series that much, is one of the best first-person shooters of the 7th generation.

When I played the original Borderlands, I felt it had some issues with it's humor, as in it wasn't as funny as I thought it would be. Borderlands 2 fixes that with one of the funniest characters of recent time, known as Claptrap. I know Claptrap was in the first game, but he wasn't nearly as funny as in the second. However, how is the story as a whole? It's pretty solid. The main villain, Handsome Jack is possibly one of the biggest jerks of recent time, and his writing is great overall.

However, the gameplay is what makes this game REALLY shine. For a start, this game is HUGE. The game will take you around the length of an RPG for you to just FINISH it. If you try to get all of the guns, rewards, and achievements, well, say goodbye to your week. The gameplay as a whole is largely unchanged from the first one, however it still is a blast to play.

The graphics are very good. One of my main criticisms of the first Borderlands was the fact that this unique cel-shaded style was wasted on a lot of bland colors. This is fixed in the second one, as the game looks incredibly vibrant, with oranges, blues, and more. The voice acting is very solid, as well.

However, how is the PC Port overall? It is great. There are many graphics options, and the game also has an FoV slider, which is MUCH recommended if you experience nausea when playing an FPS.

Overall, Borderlands 2 is a phenomenal game, with many improvements overall.

I only have one complaint, and that is the fact that the game doesn't expand the series all that much.

However, if you are a fan of FPS in general, go get this game if you haven't yet.

93

Space Opera

invincible1214 | April 6, 2014 | See all invincible1214's reviews »

Less focused on just a single environment such as Borderlands love of the desert, throughout the game the player explores beautiful scenic areas all while experiencing the unique brand of Borderlands humor.

Each class is unique, with special skills and play styles that make the game highly replayable. In addition there's nothing more rewarding than the loot!

All in all a great experience, play with a couple of friends and it's a genuinely memorable experience. The main stories written excellently, and for those who love the silliness of the first game there are plenty of bizarre side quests to rampage through.

95

The natural evolution of shoot and loot

Rolalas | April 5, 2014 | See all Rolalas's reviews »

This game was a wonderful sequel to one of the greatest shooting games ever made. Gearbox added more writers to the development for this game and it shows. Anthony Burch helped to expand a world players of the first game thought they already knew quite well, but when the player revisits Pandora as a new vault hunter, they are injected into an unfamiliar place they must relearn, reacquainting themselves with this not-so-wild-anymore wasteland. The developer took what worked in the first game and turned it up to eleven and everything that players did not like and fixed it. Despite all of that though I found I could not inspire myself to finish it right away. But overall it is an amazing game especially with friends

81

BL2 almost overshadows BL1

sgtfoo | March 17, 2014 | See all sgtfoo's reviews »

If you played the first one, with at least 3 playthroughs, then the appeal that brought you to BL1 will keep you in BL2. The only off-balance thing that made BL2 a little crazy was the change of level cap. If you don't stay in 1st playthru mode, the game surges up in difficulty, and nearly REQUIRES co-op play to get past anything. But that is the nature of this RPG/FPS mixed game. Once again the guns are plentiful and even more unique. The characters are funnier, and the missions... well they're usually go kill this or that, but you know the bounties are always worthwhile.

100

Fun, Amazing, and a Great Story

val019 | March 4, 2014 | See all val019's reviews »

I thought this game would be like the original Borderlands but it's much better. It took me around 100 hours to complete everything in the game, not including DLC which is another thing great about Borderlands 2. It's the most fun game I ever played in years. This is like the perfect game in my opinion, it has amazing graphics, amazing story, physX effects, and it's humorous. If you like FPS you can play this game for hours without getting bored.

88

Reviewlands 2 ------> Buy it or Not

koticpaxx | March 1, 2014 | See all koticpaxx's reviews »

Look at all these guns. Oooooo, these guns, my friend, are the very essence that makes Borderlands 2, Borderlands 2. To start, Borderlands 2 is first-person shooter unlike any other. It has some very entertaining scenes and the overall game is hilarious.

For the presentation, the graphic style makes it looks like its straight off a graphic novel, which for me, is pretty damn awesome. It's quite brutal, but nothing to "out of the barrel" kind of style. The music is very entertaining, which you can easily rock out too. This game has some of my favourite music in it.

Now to talk about the gameplay, Borderlands 2 is freaking awesome game. It runs quite smoothly, with controls that are easy to handle. Playing with three other friends really adds to the experience, as you can just mess around and have fun doing it. With many iconic characters, such as the Psychos and the Claptraps, you are certainly missing out! So grab a few friends, clear your schedule and get ready to lose some sleep.

100

ERMAGERD

veshnov | Jan. 30, 2014 | See all veshnov's reviews »

This game is amazing. Quite Nearly perfect. The first borderlands was amazing, and having a game this good as the sequel, is more than I could wish for. The graphics, being hand drawn, look amazing and visually pleasing, and in all my hours of game play, I have not encountered one graphical glitch. The FPS mechanics are great, having dynamic enemies with critical hit spots, and skilled shooting, being able to shoot of limbs, trip them up, and much more. So much replay ability. All the classes are distinctly different, and the game will be different on a different class. Buy this game.

100

One of the best FPS games ever. It will take over your life.

w0rdvirus | Jan. 28, 2014 | See all w0rdvirus's reviews »

I thought the first Borderlands was pretty good, but Borderlands 2 is just amazing. They took the first game and just made it better. They story is highly entertaining and very funny. Voice acting is great. The graphics are amazing on the PC especially if you have a PC that can max it out. Borderlands also has a great art style that I think makes it unique.

Gameplay offers more than your standard FPS there are RPG elements you can select between a few characters who all have their own special abilities. You get skill points that you choose how to distribute so there are different ways you can play characters. There is multiple reason to play through the main game multiple times getting better loot and tougher enemies. This game is truly almost flawless the only complaint is the low drop rate for legendary items (the rarest in base game), but you can understand getting the best weapons easily would just make the game far to easy. This is a must play for FPS fans it has everything one could want literally thousands (maybe more) of guns, great story, amazing graphics, and a unique art style. I have hundred of hours played personally and it still doesn't fell old, and it hasn't gotten boring.

Plus Gearbox still patches this game fixing bugs even though it was release in 2012. They also try to listen to fans on the forums (to an extent) on things to patch or change. They still have event where you can earn weapons and skins, and just released a mobile app that lets you scan bar codes to get even more loot in game. It is obvious that the developer truly loves this game based on their continued support.

This game should be in every gamer's library it is the definition of a must have. Guaranteed hours of gameplay.

90

The first was great, this one is better

Jokin93 | Jan. 18, 2014 | See all Jokin93's reviews »

I personally loved the first Borderlands and played it for many hours both with friends and alone, but this one is so much better.

Right now this is my favorite game on Steam and I must say that playing it with friends makes is even greater than playing alone. This game is in my honest opinion the only good casual shooter out there, it's also the only one where I don't get angry when I get killed. And looting makes everything worth it.

Borderlands 2, despite being over a year old, is still one of the greatest gaming experiences on the market.

94

Countless hours of play

Brotality | Jan. 15, 2014 | See all Brotality's reviews »

If you liked the first Borderlands, this is a must have game. If you haven't played the first one, I would recommend playing both. The amount of content in the game is insane for an FPS, with added elements of RPG in with it. Even after you've beat it, you can completely change up your class selection and run through the game again, without getting bored.

97

Amazing and Fun

Percyro | Jan. 8, 2014 | See all Percyro's reviews »

I didn't know what to expect from this game, I never played the first one, but a friend told me it was fun. So I decided to pick it up, and I must say, I am plenty satisfied with my purchase. This game has so many things you can do. There are quest to do some of the craziest things and you can kill enemies known as "Boner Farts." This game is just ridiculous, but it a good way. It's pretty much an open world RPG with a skill tree, tons of guns, cartoon/comic style graphics (which suit this game well) and tons of missions. I say if you want a game with lots of gun action, laughter, and fun, get this game. You can also play with friends on the same campaign, which is really neat. This is a great game with almost no flaws.

100

amazing

haider786 | Jan. 6, 2014 | See all haider786's reviews »

if you loved the first, or have ever wanted to check out this loot-heavy shooter franchise, then now is definitely the time. My favourite Game of all time. No, its not the greatest game ever, nor is it the most influential or started a revolution. But this game definitely gave me the most exciting experience I ever had in any video game. this is how u mix a shooter with an RPG, not Fallout.

90

So much packed into one box

ROKET | Dec. 26, 2013 | See all ROKET's reviews »

I really loved this game. It was clever, it was addicting, and it was beautiful at the same time.

Story:

The story is simple, theres a bad guy, you're the good guys, and its up to you to kill that bastard Handsome Jack before he ruins Pandora. The dialogue is clever, the story is fun, and with all the expansion packs packed into one...the length and breath of the game is awesome. I found myself laughing through so much of the game with plenty of points where I was actually throw but this twist or that.

Gameplay:

This game is SOOOO much better than the first game. The gameplay is tight, the guns are some, and you are given far more variety than you got before. Think of this game as Diablo III in shooter form. You get TONS of loot, you fight through TONS of enemies and all the while the kills are satisfying and loot better and better as you go. I loved the quirky characters and the special effects even more. Its an explosive game.

It also doesnt hurt that there are more vehicle types and a nice variety in gun models.

Presentation:

This game is also SOOOO much better looking than the drab, depressed looking Borderlands 1. I couldnt stand the first game and BL2 fixed it ALL. Not only were the textures and models great, but so were the colors and environments and enemies. The variety was so much better. The voicework was also really good and as I mentioned before the dialogue was amazing. The sounds and special effects that accompany ultra settings and SweetFX and PhysX were SOOO good and I loved the game from beginning to end.

Overall a great game: 90/100

90

Lots of great content.

tsdrifter | Dec. 21, 2013 | See all tsdrifter's reviews »

This game really does suit all styles of play. I prefer to be strategic, using cover and stealth to dispatch enemies, but the game also allows you to run into the middle of a firefight and just spit bullets everywhere. The flexibility that the game has is incredibly satisfying. In addition, there is an immense amount of content; probably 50 - 60 hours if you do all the side missions. The game also has some humorous aspects and a good story to complement the incredibly game play.

93

Big Guns, Big Fun.

Nigee | Dec. 19, 2013 | See all Nigee's reviews »

This game combines humor, explosions, solid RPG mechanics, and guns. Lots of guns. So many guns, your guns will shoot guns, that explode into more guns. The game has a better story compared to the first, but all it really does is give some direction other than just "go there and shoot stuff". As you kill you will gain exp, which you can use to invest in skills which can drastically change and improve how you play. The DLC for this game adds more guns, and new areas. Also a gun that shoots swords(they explode). The experience is jsut not complete without the DLC. If you missed out on BL1, you won't regret getting into the series now, and new DLC are still being made for BL2, so dont feel like you missed the bubble.

80

Good fun.

whatevakyo | Dec. 10, 2013 | See all whatevakyo's reviews »

Instead of a sequel I would say it's more of an updated version of the first game. The first game is good, so seeing a more polished version of it with some new features, characters, and story is pretty awesome.

The main part of this game is the guns, and boy howdy are there guns. They jammed packed this game with guns. There is a gun when you reload it you throw it forward, and it explodes like a grenade, or a gun that screams when you fire it. let's just say It has a huge verity of guns

If you are looking for a fun game to play with your friends, this is definitely it. It doesn't bring anything new to the franchise, it basically the same thing, but it is good fun.

88

CO-OP GOTY

jesusHULKchrist | Dec. 4, 2013 | See all jesusHULKchrist's reviews »

This game, in a lot of ways, is not your typical FPS. From crazy guns to a beautiful sell shaded look, Borderlands 2 will have something for any fan of the FPS genre. In many ways it is similar to the original, so fans of the first will love the 2nd. The new Gunzerker class is a ton of fun, and the characters in this game are sometimes very funny as well as very memorable. From the games antagonist Handsome Jack, who is always good for an awkward yet funy comment throughout your adventure, to the playable characters from the original back to Pandora, only this time with speaking roles. The only downside to this game it can start to become repetitive after awhile, but this is far less noticeable while playing with friends. Certainly give this one a try, but I recommend bringing some friends along for the ride.

95

Great Sequel, a step forward of every aspect

Khrada | Nov. 27, 2013 | See all Khrada's reviews »

Do you like Borderlands? Do you like to see more of Pandora, with more areas to explore, more enemies to pop, and more guns (important) to collect? This game is here to deliver! The only downside I'm going to say about the game is story. But wait, who needs an epic story when you can tell the whole Pandora that you (and your friends) are the most badass badasses on the whole planet? Just shove a whole magazine of bullet down those baddies' throat! Now that downside is done, upsides. Pretty much everything. More beautiful scenery, more characters to interact (funny ones, also important,) more baddies to kill, and way way way more guns and funs with your friend! With 6 unique classes (2 being DLC characters) for the game opens up almost endless possibilities for you to design your character and experiment different ways to punish whoever is silly enough to stand in your way. Multiplayer component has also been improved, it is now easier to see your friend's progress to make sure everybody is on the same page. All in all, great FPS-RPG-Action game. If you like all three of those genres, get it.

100

ENDLESS CO-OP FUN

YugTaht | Nov. 21, 2013 | See all YugTaht's reviews »

I was never into the BL series of games but I got hooked fast! The story line itself is hilarious, all characters will drop funny lines here and there (most from the bad guys). Obviously the game will be more fun with friends and a full team of 4, but that's not to say that you can't fully enjoy the game solo either. The campaign has huge replay value, unlocking a new difficulty level each time you finish the game (up to 2 more difficulties) which is more than enough to keep you entertained. And if you're an achievement hunter and or grinder, this game will satisfy all of that for you (I myself haven't even levelled up max or got all achievements, and I played through the game 3 times! (Although, I DID get the level upgrade DLC so my max level is 72 -- SO HARD TO GET TO, but will be so rewarding). And if that's not enough, BL2 has tons of DLC to add-on if you're just tired of the regular story or want new characters.

94

One of the best FPS i have played in long time.

undeadriku | Nov. 20, 2013 | See all undeadriku's reviews »

Now this is coming from a player who has put over 300 hours into this game so i can safely say that this game is awesome! With new weapon types, new heroes too play as, a story(the 1st one lacked one) and new features this game improves from the original in every way. I HIGHLY suggest if you haven't played and or bought this yet do yourself a favor and buy the game of the year edition it includes tons of content and imo this games dlc is dlc done right and is worth your time and money. Also this game is ment too be played with friends if you want the best experience possible. Seriously play this game.

100

GOTY even when it's not the GOTY Version.

itsjbro | Nov. 20, 2013 | See all itsjbro's reviews »

If you even slightly enjoyed Borderlands 1, Borderlands 2 kicks it up about 20 notches. Lots of improvements like a mini map on your hud, new classes, and infinite awesome new weapons. The more colorful pallet used makes Borderlands prettier then ever. If you have any doubts, drop them off at the kiddy pool and dive into the deep end.

95

300 hours and still going!

omgtrent | Nov. 20, 2013 | See all omgtrent's reviews »

If you're a fan of first person shooters and/or role playing games, and you're looking for something fun and addictive you can play with your friends, look no further! Shoot stuff! Blow it up! Grab the loot! Loot loot loot!! DING!! Build your character and choose your gear carefully to match your play-style. Become a GOD. This game has fun and challenging quests, humorous and engaging characters, and a bright and interesting stylized world. Good story and lots of replayability. I've spent a lot of hours playing this game and I'm not done yet. I highly recommend everyone give it a try.

92

ENDLESS CO-OP FUN

YugTaht | Nov. 20, 2013 | See all YugTaht's reviews »

I am new to this series, actually this game entirely, haven't played BL1 yet (although I do have it). It is super fun. First off, it has a great story line, witty humor lines dropped here and there. Playing story mode solo is super fun on it's own, but playing with friends is where it shines. The game DOES get harder with more people in your game, but that's what makes it more fun. This game also has tons of DLC to go along with it, so if you're ever bored of running through the game's story mode, go pick up another one! To me, the replay value of this game is great -- constantly trying to level up to be the biggest badass of all.

96

Over 200 hours, still awesome

soumakisa | Nov. 19, 2013 | See all soumakisa's reviews »

I have prepordered this game since it is availabled on GMG. And I also bought the Season Pass and DLC Characters. Used all characters to beat the game at least once, and still awesome.

With RPG and FPS elements, players can use their own skill(FPS) and character's skill (RPG) to face their enemies. Don't worry about not played "Borderlands" before, NPCs will tell you what had happened through the story.

If you only play the main story quest, around 8 to 10 hours you can finish the game, but if you play all the side quest too, well I spent around 40 hours... and just finished around 98%.

After you finished the main story once, you can enter True Vault Hunter Mode, with stronger enemies and much better weapons; After True Vault Hunter Mode, that is Ultima Vault Hunter Mode, with enemies base on your levels.

But what I love the most is Gearbox held Borderlands Event, make it like a MMORPG too, with some Time-Limited Events, Free character skin or weapon.

Also remember to buy Season Pass, or at least buy Tiny Tina's DLC, play it after you beat the main Story. Believe me.

96

A much improved sequel to Borderlands

InsaneHien | Nov. 19, 2013 | See all InsaneHien's reviews »

I was very hyped about playing Borderlands the first time I got it. The gameplay, controls, graphics, and content were all spot-on. Then, overtime, I felt that the customization and story were its weak points. Lots of repetitive missions in which I got very bored and tired of doing, but its DLC makes up for in the story. Despite these shortcomings, it was overall a great FPS/RPG hybrid game.

With Borderlands 2 already out, everything taken from the first game has been improved. Gameplay and controls haven't changed a bit, with a new story, characters, and settings. It's nice to see Gearbox add humor to game, something that I haven't enjoyed in a while. Customization has been improved, along with plenty of content. I come back to this game whenever I get bored, and my fun never stops! There aren't many games like this.

Borderlands 2 is overall one of the best games of 2012, and with a GOTY edition recently released, it should be picked up by those who have been holding out on the game for a while or just waiting for a (sort of) complete edition to be out. Would recommend this to several friends. Thanks Gearbox for making a great game!

91

2k Has Done it Again

abkrivo | Nov. 19, 2013 | See all abkrivo's reviews »

Borderlands was a hit among hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. It was played on many different platforms and earned 2k a lot of money. Pressure then starting building upon the company to continue its franchise and not fall short like many other companies did when trying to continue their own successful franchises. I'll tell you this: 2k delivered. The storyline got more interesting than the first, the graphics improved, and the amount of bugs dramatically decreased in comparison to the first game. I am pleased to know that such a fantastic game is playable on an average Joe's PC. I'm very impressed.

100

A Story So Good That It Retroactively Improves The Original

ballisticge0rge | Nov. 12, 2013 | See all ballisticge0rge's reviews »

Borderlands originally had a very light story. So light in fact that I can summarize it in a few words "Open the Vault" Why? Because. But what for? Because. And if I don't? You will.

I loved the art style, the humor and the gameplay of the first game. But the story was so lacking I found myself bored doing missions repeatedly for little motivation than to do them.

Borderlands 2 changes all of that, so much so that retroactively it makes the first game's story amazing. How? Because. Why? Just trust me.

It's funny as hell and more fun than any RPG I've played, and the characters just keep this world exciting and lovable. Just play it, with a friend if you can, and enjoy it. Laugh, quote it for years to come, and beg them to make more DLC.

82

Beautiful game and fun gameplay

trainiac12 | Nov. 6, 2013 | See all trainiac12's reviews »

This game excels at everything. While the cell shaded graphics aren't the best in the world, they are doing what they are intended to- set it apart from the rest. Without these, though, this game achieves just that. Not only is the game incredibly addicting in single player, but it also strives to offer some of the best online play I have seen in a long time. From teaming up co-op with your friends and finding loot across the land, you can trade personally with other people in game. The characters are incredibly fleshed out and fun to love and hate. Handsome Jack is an amazing example of this, as he is one of my favorite characters in recent gaming to love as an enemy. All together, this is one of the best games I have bought, I just wish that I had bought it at release!

85

Great and Replayable

Soken100 | Nov. 5, 2013 | See all Soken100's reviews »

This game lived up to its hype enough for me to play it two times through. If your looking for a story that you can laugh and not take seriously, this would be the game for you. The clever dialogue is one of the biggest reason to get the game. With its unique combat system and fun story line, this is a good buy. The biggest downfall of this game would be the online community usually cheats/hacks, so i recommend only playing with people you know.

88

Co-operative is where it shines.

TheAmbition | Oct. 31, 2013 | See all TheAmbition's reviews »

Borderlands 2 is definitely a great game. The combination of an FPS and an RPG makes for an interesting game. For the most part, the guns feel unique, and the abilities of each respective character and their affinities towards support weapons really lets you experience the different play styles that this game offers. The story is also well written with very well done voice-acting. Where this game does shine is Co-operative play. Getting together 3 other friends and just sitting down relaxing playing a fun game is a great experience. Definitely much better to play with friends than alone.

86

Pleasantly Surprised

amcupsailor | Oct. 29, 2013 | See all amcupsailor's reviews »

As someone who is new to the series, I'm very pleased with Borderlands 2. In fact, I'm new to this genre, usually preferring more realistic/plausible shooters, but have found GREAT entertainment value in this title. It's an easy and fun game to pick up and play for an hour here and there; perfect for when I need a simple shooter fix. I can't wait to give co-op a whirl with my friends! Additionally, it's well optimized graphically-- my overclocked EVGA 460 1GB is enough to handle this game on the highest settings.

95

Fantastic FPS with RPG elements

OdoyleRules000 | Oct. 28, 2013 | See all OdoyleRules000's reviews »

Building on the gameplay of the first installment in the series, Borderlands 2 is a nice improvement from the original. A lot of what the first game lacks, Borderlands 2 addresses. There is more character customization, elemental effects are much more effective, a better trading system has been implemented and the ending is a vast improvement over the original. Fans hoping to play the original vault hunters might be a little dissapointed this time around but old favorites appear and are important NPCs in a much more satisfying and complete story driven campaign. The action is even more fast-paced this time around, with more weapons, vehicles and enemy types. The humor remains intact as well, with a greater collection of amusing characters and quests. In regards to replay value, each character class plays differently and after the game is completed on normal mode, a harder skill level is unlocked which acts as type of new game plus where enemies are harder and better gear can be looted. Considering the game's price point these days, there's few reasons to not own this game.

89

Co op Gaming at its finest

gimmik661 | Oct. 28, 2013 | See all gimmik661's reviews »

If you've played the first game then you know there is tons to do in this game and if you haven't played the first game then you should know this game shoot and loot with hours of play high replay value and plenty of add on content with plans for more to come! Can easily be played solo and will still be fun but just 100x better with friends.. I highly recommend this game to all types of gamers and at this sale price it is more than worth it i purchased it day 1 on console and purchased it again for pc to play with friends again

98

One of the best rpg hybrids ever.

SirHeroTheBrave | Oct. 27, 2013 | See all SirHeroTheBrave's reviews »

Just plain crude rude silly and great, so many cool things in this. It is replayable for hours for me. While it does feel slightly different then the first one, it is great. More guns, items and people. The story is iteresting, and pretty original to me in ways. The gameplay iyself is great and addicting. So many refrences to other things, movies, books, games, shows ect. Just a instant classic.

73

Decent dungeoncrawl feel, with FPS gameplay.

byoamie | Oct. 26, 2013 | See all byoamie's reviews »

I bought this game around the time it came out, however I played it for a while and thoroughly enjoyed it. I personally found it to have a wonderful balance between story, gameplay, mechanics of bosses as well as the monsters themselves to represent an old dungeoncrawl-like gameplay. However I felt empty near the end-game, as there's huge difficulty jumps, not a gradual one. Overall it kept me occupied for a great deal of time and was fun with a group of friends, but in the further expansions lost its appeal to doing the same thing, with a vastly increased difficulty.

80

More and more guns

magusonline | Oct. 26, 2013 | See all magusonline's reviews »

Having played the first game for hundreds of hours, I was without a doubt excited for the second installment of the game.

However, as familiar and fun as it was. I found the game to be a bit less interesting and significantly more repetitive. Primarily with the encounters with robots.

The upgraded user interface and leveling tree is always a plus. And the "badass" token system was definitely a lovely addition to the game. It felt less story-driven and more, run and gun (which may have been the initial premise of both 1 and 2).

A good game overall.

100

This game is one of few,

techfreak101 | Oct. 26, 2013 | See all techfreak101's reviews »

Every once in a while, there's that game that says "F* MODERN GAMES". That literally is what that game does. I love how it combines so many different types of games yet it plays fluidly (not to mention all the physX)! 100/100!

95

Tons of fun that only gets more awesome with friends

Harry_276 | Oct. 25, 2013 | See all Harry_276's reviews »

I was skeptical about this game when it came out, considering my time with the original borderlands, but my friends kept pushing and now I don't know why I doubted them. This game is hands down a huge improvement over its predecessor with ever tighter controls and gun play, upped interface and quest dialog, all while retaining the franchises signature humor and introducing of my favorite guys to hate (Handsome Jack) I would suggest this game to anyone with hours to kill, then again when they want something they can play with friends.

Get this game

95

The New, and Improved Co-Operative Quest for Loot

CrimsonWizard | Oct. 25, 2013 | See all CrimsonWizard's reviews »

Borderlands 1 was a decent co-op game that played with mixing the elements of RPGs and shooting games along with some pretty cell shaded graphics. Unfortunately it had almost no story, and needed the DLC to have more than just dusty deserts and towns to fight through. Borderlands 2 sets out to improve on all of that, giving you one of the greatest co-operative games of this generation.

The game is so rich and packed full of content it's hard to cover everything, but it really has just about everything. You and up to 3 friends form a group of Vault Hunters that sets up to get as much loot and experience as you can...while trying to save the world from game's villain, Handsome Jack. Yes, this time we have ourselves a story, and while it isn't all that original, the funny characters and situations do a great job of driving it along.

As for the guns and class powers, you have several options. Your guns can have several elements that have their strengths and weaknesses, exploiting those will make your journey a lot easier later on. Strip someone's shield with a shock gun and then burn them alive, or so on. The classes are fun to play with, with each having their strengths or weaknesses, and with DLC classes available, you can expand your options. You can tear someone inside out with a Phaselock, or go nuts with dual wielding Gunzerker, or you cloak yourself and then tear your enemy apart with a sword swipe for example.

Most importantly though, it's a great PC port of a fun game with plenty of control options for you from keyboard and mouse to controllers. The cell shaded graphics look great, even if you don't have the strongest machine, with the large variety of environments being a huge plus in this game.

So why should you get this game? Because it's a great adventure whether on your own, or preferably with a group of friends. It will last a long while, and with the great DLCs available you can extend the game quite a ways. While I would recommend the Ultimate Edition to get those DLCs all in one nice pack with your game, if you're unsure, then give the base game a try. It in itself is a fantastic adventure.

89

Fantastic All Around

Tydyed | Oct. 24, 2013 | See all Tydyed's reviews »

This game should be enjoyable for just about anyone. Story mode is decent but not what keeps you playing. The dialogue is clever and very funny. I found myself laughing throughout. Where this game really shines is in coop. If you can get a good group of friends to run around this game with, you will have loads of fun. Only downside I could find in coop is bad scaling for higher and lower leveled players. With the price this game is now at, what are you waiting for?

86

Far better than the first

joeldasalsa | Oct. 23, 2013 | See all joeldasalsa's reviews »

Borderlands 2 took the original Borderlands and didn't change what was good, while still improving on what players did not necessarily like. The classic gameplay is still there, while the humor and gunplay that made the original such a hit have been made tighter and more satisfying. Whether gunzerking or sniping from a distance, Gearbox certainly did all they could to cater to the player. While not perfect, this game is incredibly fun with 3 friends online.

98

Great timekiller

GameDemonKing | Oct. 19, 2013 | See all GameDemonKing's reviews »

With a gamer such as myself that never played hardcore games such as Gears of War and Halo, Borderlands 2 satisfy many things that I was itching for. The storyline is very clever since we have a futuristic version of thieves, cyborgs, gunner and other things as well. Despite not playing the previous Borderlands, I was still kept up to speed with the backstory. The action and RPG elements is very addicting. Even the multiplayer really attracts gamers into coming back for more.

96

One of the best FPS I have ever played

alfrodo22 | Oct. 17, 2013 | See all alfrodo22's reviews »

There are not many FPS campaigns that I like playing over again. Half-life 2 may be the only one. Besides Borderlands 2 that is. The story line is compelling and has interesting twists. The character development is subtle but fantastic. This is especially important because part of leveling up to the max requires playing the campaign several times. There are new monsters that are more difficult in each playthrough so it is not a complete repeat and truly the story and dialogue is so entertaining you will be glad you played it several times because it is easy to miss phrases or events.

The mechanics of the game are spot on, balancing challenge with reward as you continually gain experience and better gear. The graphics are superb and one of the best improvement this sequel has over the original Borderlands is the varying landscapes. From glacial caverns to dungeons to tropical islands, the scenery rarely gets old or repetitive. The quests, including sidequests, are far more interesting than the original although the rewards are sometimes disappointing.

Borderlands 2 does have a lot of RPG elements though so be prepared to configure your gear often to stay competitive with the enemies. Also, you can enable various skills for each character that gives you different styles of play for each character. For example, Zero can either be a sniper or a close-combat assassin. Both are entertaining and you can reset skill points quite easily to mix things up.

This game especially rocks when you play with friends. Besides the regular campaigns that can easily be played together via drop-in, drop-out, there are also various "raid-like" bosses that are very difficult to beat alone and practically require teamwork. This adds another dimension of challenge as you try to figure out which characters' skills to focus on to best serve you against a particular boss.

Overall this is an excellent game and one of the best cooperative games I have ever played, it is well-worth your time and money.

90

A Colorful, Addictive, Humorous adventure

codylamp | Oct. 16, 2013 | See all codylamp's reviews »

    I had my doubts that Borderlands 2 was going to fall short of the great game play of its predecessor. I am glad to say I was very wrong. Everything in this title has been improved upon and polished to a fine sheen. The gun play and skill trees are both exciting and rewarding . Gearbox has also made it very easy to experiment with your skills by allowing you to reset them at any customization computer. On the gun play aspect, everything is very heavily polished and the shooting, with the thousands of guns available, feels great. The story has also been fleshed out, which is a great thing because Borderlands 1 plot was paper thin. Also the game is littered with lots of humor which is a plus as too many games take themselves seriously today. In the end Borderlands 2 is a great game that is brimming with content, even at the base game level. It is full of colorful characters and environments that are worth exploring and it even has a few surprises plot wise that are very cool. If you're a fan of the first, you will fall in love with the second.

99

Favorite game hands down!

vendetta69o | Oct. 16, 2013 | See all vendetta69o's reviews »

I bought this when it first came out. I was completely blown away on how improved the game was compared to the first borderlands. The story was superb with the twist endings and the rpg elements adds hours upon hours of replayability after you finish the main story. Props to Gearbox for making one of the funnest co op games known to man!

94

Fantastic!

iRagex | Oct. 3, 2013 | See all iRagex's reviews »

Borderlands 2 took everything from the first game and made it better. A slew more guns and a ton of enemies to ravage with fire and other elements. Overall It's a great co-op experience and is easy to pickup and just lose yourself in for a few hours.

92

Solid, great fun, more of the original, which is a good thing!

Richfields | Sept. 30, 2013 | See all Richfields's reviews »

I was initially torn on the idea that there would be new characters instead of the originals from BL1, but the integration of the new and old together was a great idea. Really fun game, even to just jump on and cause some carnage for a little bit without having to worry about game progression.

Ultimately, this is the base for many excellent DLC's as well. If you are looking at buying this title now (which is odd since I think more of the world has already beaten and played it many times over) then I would suggest waiting until the GOTY (game of the year) package is available. Like the first fantastic game of this franchise, this GOTY will have many (number unknown at this time) of the DLC's and character add ons included. Either way tho, you can't go wrong with this game, its great fun, witty, and a great shooter. My one complaint is that before you can get to Ultimate Vault Hunter Mode (UVHM) you are required to play the whole game, in its entirety, TWICE!. I understand the concept of this, but I think there should be an opt out, at least for the second and beyond character that you do this with. Even with that, its a game that I would recommend to anyone.

80

Fun, unique game

aarond | Sept. 30, 2013 | See all aarond's reviews »

Borderlands 2, like Borderlands, is an RPG loot-em-up. There's plenty of loot, humor, and customization, though, like the first game, after a while gameplay gets repetitive. The humor will keep you going, but the story really won't.

This problem goes away immediately if you play it coop with friends.

So, my recommendation: buy it. It's a steal for the amount of hours you'll spend. If you have friends.

87

Great RPG purchase.

Sinjin | Sept. 21, 2013 | See all Sinjin's reviews »

If you like open worlds, and great rpg elements in a game, such as skill trees, inventory loot and many many different gun combinations then Borderlands 2 is your game. Its unique art style and mechanics work flawlessly and the comedy in the game is witty and clever. Looting and playing with you friends make this game more exciting, but it is fine either way if you were to loot by yourself. You will get so many hours out from this game, so I definitely recommend highly.

70

Better second effort.

Simao20 | Sept. 19, 2013 | See all Simao20's reviews »

I wasn't a big fan of the first borderlands game so I went into this game with low expectations but I must say that this was a much better second effort from gear box. I generally play games by myself so i of course played this game by myself. The game seems more refined for solo players which is something much more enjoyable than the past game. Just like the past game, RPG shooter but the game feels more tight and not as tedious as the previous game which gets my stamp of a approval especially playing with friends. Thats where this game will shine for sure, its meant to be played as a co-op game. As for the graphics, its a beautiful rendered cel-shaded graphics which are a joy to play through if you're a fan of this art style.

94

A purchase you wont regret.

reconalpha | Sept. 17, 2013 | See all reconalpha's reviews »

The original Borderlands was a great example of a loot and shoot adventure, Borderlands 2 expands on the concept and brings tons of quests, a unique atmosphere and great guns. The randomly generated guns is one of the best features of this game, you never know what kind of gun you'll see next. In a game where you spend a high percentage of the time shooting in first person perspective, having some variety in weapons makes the usual tedious experience of aim and shoot feel refreshing. The characters you meet along the way have unique personalities and liven up the otherwise bleak wilderness of Pandora. The art style is equally fantastic, when you play for a few minutes there's a feeling that sucks you in and you feel like you really are on a world that needs you. Overall, this is a great game, and if you love to loot items, and are up for an awesome adventure, buy this game now!

100

A great game

Knctrnl1 | Sept. 16, 2013 | See all Knctrnl1's reviews »

One of the best games if you have a sense of humor and like shooters. Tons of replayability, Co Op makes it even better. You can spend 100s of hours in this game and not be done with it. For the price it is definately worth it compared to most titles out that you can finish in a day or 2.

88

Unadulterated Fun

shint630 | Sept. 13, 2013 | See all shint630's reviews »

When I first saw the concept of Borderlands: an RPG shooter with one action skill, I was skeptical of how much enjoyment players could get out of a game like this. To me, it seemed like one more step in the streamlining evolution that all modern games seem to be heading towards. However, after playing through Borderlands, I was shockingly and pleasantly surprised at how rewarding and enjoyable the game was despite only having one active skill.

Borderlands 2 is in my opinion, a successful iteration of that same formula. Not only did they keep their unique sense of art direction, story telling, and character portrayals, but they seemingly improved upon it. Without risking any spoilers, I can say that Borderlands 2 felt like a much more polished game in terms of its identity, undoubtedly due to the success of the first game. The only criticism I have is toward the later stages of the game, during the second and third playthroughs. It does get slightly stale and repetitive the more you play it, but the loot keeps you coming back.

100

Absolutely Intriguing

aznsnsn | Sept. 11, 2013 | See all aznsnsn's reviews »

The storyline is very interesting and attention grabbing. The loot system is a little similar to that of the Elder Scrolls and Fallout series which help to make it somewhat addicting to try to grab better loot, although the randomization of weapons could be a little better as sometimes there is terrible luck in getting a strong gun when you need it. There have been moments where I have run and somehow gotten stuck in an invisible pothole for a couple seconds here and there, but i'm certain that such a small annoyance will be patched eventually. The game can be a little difficult at times, but with persistance comes greatness. This is a game that will keep you entertained for many, many hours.

100

Amazing Game, Worth the buy!

Kevduit | Sept. 10, 2013 | See all Kevduit's reviews »

I purchased this game not too long ago, and I loved it SO MUCH! The storyline in this one was so much better than the first one, and the action was non stop. The gameplay in this game amazed me, as you can basically go anywhere you want to and there will ALWAYS be somebody to fight, in fact, you can even re-battle all the bosses in the game to level up! The Characters in this game are super well thought up, and all have special characteristics that apply to different areas of the game. Like most great RPG games, this one has nearly endless side quests, in fact, when you are doing side quests, you'll find yourself completing another side quest that you found on that side quest. Confusing stuff, am I right? Also, this is the topic I like, THE GUN! The guns have endless possibilities, and the grenade mods are super detailed and interesting. Each gun having it's own features, randomly generated by the game itself. Besides the amazing weapons, there is one area I want to talk about. The Character selection. Although this game doesn't have fifty thousand different clothing items to choose from, you can find different outfits for your character, or just buy more outfits. I liked the characters a lot better in this game than in the first one. You can choose from the Dual Wielding Gunzerker, The Energy wielding Siren, the Turret creating Commando, or the Ninja like Number (ZER0) These characters all have their own personalities, and are all fun to play as. Well, what are you waiting for, Vault Hunters? Pandora Awaits!

100

This Game is AMAZING

Sneaktastic | Sept. 10, 2013 | See all Sneaktastic's reviews »

If you have never played the borderlands franchise before YOU NEED TO. Both games are full of hilarious and intense pulse pounding action. Borderlands has a unique weapon generating system that makes every gun you pick up a different one from anything else. As well the game has a sense of humor that tops off any game ever. Borderlands 2 in particular is a funny humorous relief from the serious games, but as well has it own seriousness to keep the story strong. If you have never played this game PLAY IT NOW!

98

Awesome RPG

Champpp | Sept. 4, 2013 | See all Champpp's reviews »

I didn't play the first borderlands but a friend recommended getting Borderlands 2 so i did. Right when i got the game i played it non stop and would play it for hours and hours. There is so much to do in Borderlands. You can roam around and find new weapons or you can complete a whole bunch of quests which earn you money and guns. You can play co-op with friends and defeat raid bosses that give you rare guns. I highly recommend this game for anyone looking for long hours of fun with friends or by themselves.

85

Fun with friends, but end game lacks.

Zilly01 | Sept. 3, 2013 | See all Zilly01's reviews »

Borderlands 2 is a FPS with a few RPG elements. Each class has tiered spec trees that will enhance the players abilities as they progress through the game. The story will cap you in the mid 30's your first play through so you will have to start a new game on True Vault Hunter mode to hit the level cap. The game is fun to play with real life friends, but after you have seen all of the content the replay value seems very lackluster.

94

Great game to play with friends

SeeJay | Aug. 30, 2013 | See all SeeJay's reviews »

Let me start by saying that this game is great, I have only played in Multiplayer with 3 other friends. The gameplay is fun and enjoyable, it can be challenging at times and very laid back during others. The different elemental types keep the shooting interesting and most of the weapons are very well balanced. This goes without saying that it can become repetitive at times, the enemies are what some would consider "bullet-spongy" and sometimes it just keeps sending out waves of bandits with seemingly no end. The mission design varies and does a good job of pushing you through the story, which in my opinion is the best part of this game. The memorable characters and their witty dialog really makes this game stand out from the crowd of other RPGs.

Overall an above average shooter/RPG with an incredible story that, in my opinion, is best enjoyed with friends.

90

Huge Improvement Over the Last

tripperthe3 | Aug. 29, 2013 | See all tripperthe3's reviews »

Borderlands 2 is such a vast improvement over the first one. It is a very fun entertaining game with a story that surprisingly kept my attention unlike the first one. Only problem was there were a few environments that i was not a fan of and felt were poorly designed. But overall this is a must buy if you are a shooter fan who likes a taste of extremely light RPG/ diablo 3 like elements

100

More Guns = More Fun!

Garacaius | Aug. 27, 2013 | See all Garacaius's reviews »

Borderlands was a crazy shooter that combined an FPS with a level and loot system, something people didn't think would work. It turned out to be a charming game, full of memorable characters and worked quite well. Reminiscent of This is Spinal Tap, Borderlands 2 cranks the over-the-top meter all the way to 11 to produce a game that really outshines its predecessor.

95

Borderlands 2

vka28 | Aug. 27, 2013 | See all vka28's reviews »

Improves everything from the first game, amazing amount of weapons and good new characters. great dialogue and easter eggs.

100

Awesome

Reggin29 | Aug. 26, 2013 | See all Reggin29's reviews »

Better than the first. Vastly immersive. Gearbox has done it again. Enjoy

99

Even better than the last

nightassassin1 | Aug. 19, 2013 | See all nightassassin1's reviews »

The first game was amazing and one of the few games to give me that much joy in playing in a long time. This new installment to the series however is just unbelievable. They fixed nearly all of the glitches found in the last game, added new vehicles, re-imagined all of the classes, extended to story from the first game, and just improved on every single thing. This game is practically endless and is amazing to play with friends. If there is one game you have to play with a friend it is this one. It brings best friends even closer and offers endless hilarious memories. The player customization is really neat compared to the last one as you can even change your face. I don't like how this company has followed others and made small micro transaction packs for cheap easy skins for characters, but the game itself is just astounding.

80

Even better than the first one

Wonko33 | Aug. 17, 2013 | See all Wonko33's reviews »

I'm not into playing multiplayer much but I am having a blast playing this game solo.

The story is funny and the interface is improved over the first one, still a few clunky menu navigation inherited from console I guess but overall a great successor to the original. Great mix of FPS and RPG progressions/loot hunting.

95

Great group game. Good solo game.

casper5632 | Aug. 14, 2013 | See all casper5632's reviews »

This game is a good mash up of a decently controlled FPS, and your average RPG. The amazing selection of weapons with different mechanics, coupled with the skill tree in game allows for you to create just the play style you want.

Also some of the best writing I have ever seen in a game. Countless laugh out loud moments really show you how much the writers understood how to manipulate an RPG game in genre specific ways.

Base game would still get a 90/100 in my book, but with all that potential content that you can buy I kicked it up to 95/100.

If you are a fan of Shooters, RPGs, and Comedy you cant miss out on the borderlands experience.

93

Great FPS ACTION RPG

bashscrazy | Aug. 14, 2013 | See all bashscrazy's reviews »

This game is much better than the original in essentially all aspects. The gameplay is essentially the same thing but everything is upgraded. The guns and loot are better and the humor is ramped up. The game is just much funner in general. The character classes are the same but the skills are different.

There are also a couple new classes but only available for DLC purchase. The game is also fun CO-OP although I only really played co-op for 1 hour in total. It was fun while it lasted though.

If you enjoyed the first one definitely check this one out! If you didn't like the first one, this may or may not float your boat because it is similar but it is also a bit different. HARD TO EXPLAIN.

90

Great co-op fun.

invadrgir | Aug. 14, 2013 | See all invadrgir's reviews »

For the price you can't go wrong with this game.Tons of hours of fun and DLC just extends it.Great game for friends.

95

Hilarious, fun, and beautifully well written.

petter143 | Aug. 13, 2013 | See all petter143's reviews »

Borderlands 2 surprised me right from the start, right from the intro cutscene. Handsome jack is a great villain that you hate even though you don't want to because hes so damn funny. The gunplay is great, with millions of different guns to find and use. The story is a good length, with plenty of excellent side quests to keep you busy and to give you plenty of new loot. Overall a wonderful game that i would recommend to anyone.

89

An amazing immersive world

Quappybla | Aug. 13, 2013 | See all Quappybla's reviews »

Game has some flaws, item balance isnt as good as the first game, as it scales exponentially rather than linearly. This game though has such an amazingly done world. Everyone talks and is full of personality, and missins are entertaining. A great game to just escape into another world.

95

probably the funnest co op shooter ever

forgot2shave | Aug. 13, 2013 | See all forgot2shave's reviews »

Me and my friends are huge fans of co op games. We go out of our way to find good co op but we didn't have to go very far at all to find this great game. The cel shading style of art fits so well with the grungy, rough world and story presented.

Storywise, it's incredibly entertaining. It has some of the most memorable characters you will come across and the dialogue can be hilarious. There are hundreds of guns to choose from and with the varied talent trees, it makes it easy to have a different experience every time you play.

95

Great Single or Co-Op FPSRPG!

UndeadAura | Aug. 13, 2013 | See all UndeadAura's reviews »

This game is amazing! You shoot things, collect loot, then shoot more things!

There are a few decently rare guns that have special effects! One from a DLC shoots a sword, that explodes into smaller swords, THAT EXPLODE!

Great RPG elements and looting, the only downside is that everyone shares the loot, so nothing is really stopping other players from taking the rare drops

85

A Great & Hilarious Sequel

zeroobliv1 | Aug. 12, 2013 | See all zeroobliv1's reviews »

First off I'll start by saying that this games story, probably some of the most hilarious lines in a game that I've seen. The voice acting is top notch and nothing feels forced. The story itself as a whole, is pretty good although straight foward for the most part. Now, the gameplay this is where the game really shines, the co-op is very fun, especially with friends. The enemies of course, scale with the amount of players so it's no cake walk starting at vault hunter mode in a full game, so there's plenty of challenge to be had.

There are so many weapons in this game it's pretty ridiculous, almost as ridiculous as some of them function. No really, there's a gun that shoots swords in one of DLC, for an example. The boss fights and raids can get intense, but always good fun. For the most part though this game is similar to Borderlands 1 but a much much better version with some very..."colorful" characters (looking at you Tiny Tina), quite a few unqiue classes this time around.

I highly recommend this game if you're looking for a good time.

100

Great Co Op Fun

iixacexii | Aug. 11, 2013 | See all iixacexii's reviews »

If you were a fan of the first borderlands than this sequel will definitely be a hit for you. They improved everything that was wrong with the first game and even took out the fun vehicle physics =(. Graphics are great , phys x affects rock if you have a nvidia card, and the amount of content is ridiculous.

85

An impressive sequel, but something feels missing.

ZoraLink | Aug. 10, 2013 | See all ZoraLink's reviews »

I put more hours than I'd like to say into the first Borderlands, so naturally I was excited for the sequel, that looked to be more of the same. However, after stepping back onto Pandora, something felt off. The simple charm felt missing this time around, probably a result of the much heavier story focus. I was also incredibly disappointed that upon initial release there was no melee focused berzerking character, similar in style to Brick from the first one, as I put most of my time into playing him in the first.

The DLC fixed a lot of this, Krieg is amazingly fun to play, and all four of the campaign based DLCs were extremely entertaining. (Sir Hammerlock's disappointed, but it's also where I got the best shield for Krieg, so I'm torn!). The DLC campaigns humor was also top notch, in my opinion beating out the main campaign, especially Tina Tina's Assault On Dragon Keep, which managed to be both humorous, dark, and story relevant.

For the base game, I'd give it a 75-80. Including the DLC it's closer to a 90. Definitely something I'd recommend, but you need at least one friend to truly enjoy it.

95

Tons of fun, great replayability!

SirKillingston | Aug. 9, 2013 | See all SirKillingston's reviews »

No matter how many times I replay this game, I still find myself laughing at various moments in the game, with it remaining fresh with different weapon drops and playstyles of each character. Playing with friends is the best way to go, but it's still fun to play single-player. It's extraordinarily well optimized with only a couple irksome problems involving the menus, but it's easily fixed. The NG+ modes provide a pleasant challenge after finishing your first playthrough, with each getting harder, making each run through very rewarding.

94

One of the best RPG's of this generation

wert564austin1 | Aug. 8, 2013 | See all wert564austin1's reviews »

This game is everything I had hoped. I was a fan of the first and expected a lot out of the sequel. It combines RPG elements in a FPS play-style. RPG's and FPS's are the two games I love the most, so Borderlands is the perfect match for me. This game has countless hours to play with (I've logged in 129 hours and I'm only level 59.) The season pass is also a great add-on for more hours, and Gearbox has stated that they will be making more Borderlands 2 DLC due to popular demand. The game has its own graphics style (catoonish), I tend to be a graphics junkie, but this game still looks good even though it's all animated like a cartoon. PhysX is a great effect for those who really like high-end graphics like me. Buy this game along with the DLC, you won;t be disappointed.

90

Great Co-Op Game, lots of content

Highlander9782 | Aug. 8, 2013 | See all Highlander9782's reviews »

The graphics of this game are different from your average game, which makes it unique. Theres lots of missions to do, and gets even better when playing 4 player co-op. Never played Borderlands 1, but this one is great fun, has a nice sense of humor and will keep you entertained for hours. Its a definite buy with all the great unique characters you can use with different skills.

100

87 Bazillion…Everything!

realnatedogg911 | Aug. 4, 2013 | See all realnatedogg911's reviews »

My review from Cryptic Games: http://crypticgames.com/site/2012/09/23/borderlands-2-review-1010

Welcome, Vault Hunter, to Pandora. In Borderlands 2 you choose between four classes, Zer0 the Assassin, Maya the Siren, Salvador the Gunzerker, or Axton the Commando, to fight and free Pandora from the clutches of Handsome Jack. If you love horrible tyrannical dictators, you’ll love Handsome Jack, because he is just that. Being a fan of the first game and the shooter genre as a whole, I had high hopes for this game, and they were happily met, if not exceeded.

This game is loads of fun, especially with a group of friends. I love the run ‘n gun style of this franchise, and Borderlands 2 allows you to stay on the move constantly. From the seemingly endless slaughter of enemies to the “limitless” loot and even pop culture references, such as Minecraft or four certain pizza eating mutants, I’ve had an amazing time. You’ll also see lots of familiar faces, like Claptrap. I plan on playing this game for a long time, especially with a new class (Gaige the Mechromancer) and DLC on it’s way.

Control wise, the game plays just like the first Borderlands, as well as many other first person shooters. Although they did get rid of weapon proficiencies, the skill trees are much more diverse and with the addition of the Badass Tokens you have much more control over the way your character turns out. As for weapons, they did remove some manufacturers (Atlas, S&S Munitions, and Gearbox), but also added Bandit weapons and the new Slag element. Sadly, it seems that there are less loot chests, which could be a good thing, because it makes the hunt for loot much more satisfying. They even added loads more enemy types, including Hyperion robots and the Bullymongs.

If you like the comic bookish art style of the game, you’ll love the graphics, they’re crisp and vibrant. With the addition of new, more colorful environments, from the arctic tundra to corrosive caverns, it makes the game much more appealing to the eyes than the first. More weapon models were also added, making the weapons more unique, as well as new gun skins and enemy skins. Your character even has customizable heads and skins.

The music choices and the sound effects are great, although the intro song is not to my liking. The voice acting isn’t amazing, but it’s supposed to be a little cheesy at times. This may be good or bad, but Claptrap is still the annoying, yet lovable robot he was in the original Borderlands.

This game has a lot of replay value. With about 19 Main quests and 72 Side quests, the four classes (five with Gaige), and the hunt for better loot, you can play this game for days without getting bored. And to top it all off, with the Season Pass, you’ll get four DLC packs to freshen up the game even more.

Borderlands 2 builds on the Borderlands setting and even gives a back story to the original game, which is great considering the first’s lack of story. The story is great and the ending is completely amazing, probably one of the best endings yet in a video game. Overall I’d give it a 10 out of 10, this game is amazingly badass and should be a definite buy for all shooter fans. Now go “catch-a-ride” and get this game!

90

Fantastic, Can't Put it Down!

LionLeo | Aug. 3, 2013 | See all LionLeo's reviews »

My first playthrough I was blown away. Hilarious writing, decent story, and above all else, SUPER fun gameplay. The elemental weapons and unique skills/RPG-style leveling really add a lot to this shooter. Not to mention It's just a great looking game too. I didn't think it could get any better until I finished my first time through and that's where the game really began. Half-way through my second play-through and I'm having even more fun than when i first started!

It's a blast, especially with friends.

90

Great with Friends

Thrasymachus | Aug. 3, 2013 | See all Thrasymachus's reviews »

Borderlands 2 is already a striking game; a distinctive visual style, interesting and engaging story, a 'bajillion' guns, and a fun mix of play styles add up to a game well worth it's asking price. However, the game shines in its co-operative mode; get a friend (or three) together to take on the world, and it becomes a true blast to play. While playing on your own is a fine substitute, the game was made to be played with a group of friends, and it shows.

93

Strong follow-up to the original

Razorskin | Aug. 2, 2013 | See all Razorskin's reviews »

The game just about does everything the original does and churns out a ton more wackiness. If you are a fan of the originial's humor, this sequel will delight you even further.

The game truly shines in co-op, this is the definitive way to play. Singleplayer is a still highly enjoyable experience and even if that the only option for those on the fence about buying this game, I recommend you still buy this game.

91

Get Your Loot On

adventchaos | Aug. 1, 2013 | See all adventchaos's reviews »

Borderlands was an amazing adventure full of guns, guns, and more guns. Borderlands 2 delivers the same enjoyment on a whole new level with even more loot and a new kick-ass story line with unique and memorable characters.

Don't forget to grab the DLCs which add more quests, items, and a new level cap!

95

Item hunters look no further!

Sigtyr | Aug. 1, 2013 | See all Sigtyr's reviews »

Very addicting. It's great for anyone who likes finding loot. Fun to play with friends and the graphics keep the game interesting.

97

Great Co-op game

Demadizz | July 30, 2013 | See all Demadizz's reviews »

If you thought borderlands 1 was great then you will absolutely love this game! If you thought borderlands 1 was meh or okay, you will still absolutely love this game!

This is the best sequel to any series i have seen. The jokes are 100x funnier, the dialog is gold, and this one focuses on a story, rather then guns guns guns; but it still focuses on guns haha. The scenery is lovely and the game play is solid. It has more unique characteristics and just blows all games out of the water in this genre.

The voice acting is top of the line; Handsome Jack for hero of the year! The morale of this story is You would be a fool to not play this.

93

This game is perfect for people with friends.

OmittingCoder | July 29, 2013 | See all OmittingCoder's reviews »

Imagine Fallout. Now imagine coop. Now imagine tons of fun and explosions and humor. There is Borderlands 2. I have put over a hundred hours into this game and I keep playing. There is nothing more fun than partying up with your friends and taking out a huge boss together. And.. don't forget about the LOOT!

97

How to have fun with your friends

mugaro | July 25, 2013 | See all mugaro's reviews »

Borderlands 1 was already really good, and Borderlands 2 is even better. Big time improvements: a story that is worth paying attention to, challenges worth doing, guns worth picking up, much more varied scenery, more guns, more enemies, 6 character classes.

The story is more focused this time around, the jokes are funnier and the characters are more memorable than in BL1. This game is easily worth sinking 100+ hours of gameplay into. Just about everything that needed improvement in BL1 has gotten what it needed here.

The cons with this game are small. Dialogue being missed when you hit travel too soon, guns sometimes falling through the ground (might have been fixed with patches, I haven't had this problem since early when it released) and sometimes annoying fight arenas. None of these problems are major and don't detract from an otherwise very solid game.

Get this game, have your friends get this game. Get in on the action, it's a lot of fun.

92

Finest Co-Op of the 21st Century!

AshTR | July 24, 2013 | See all AshTR's reviews »

If you're a gamer that likes to play with friends or that has plenty of friends, this has just about everything you could want from a first-person shooting RPG!

However, if you're a single-player gamer that likes to isolate yourself, you should probably take about 15 points off this review. Borderlands 2 is an amazing game, but it's way more fun with friends than by yourself.

92

Very very entertaining.

Halt | July 24, 2013 | See all Halt's reviews »

Nothing like rampaging shit with your buddies, finding loot. Great story, ton's of different enemies compared to the first. literally hundreds. This way it never feels old!

96

This has Game of the Year written all over it

Oblaque | July 23, 2013 | See all Oblaque's reviews »

Fantastic game. I must admit there were a ton of things to work on and a little bit of let downs but over all this game is definitely one of my top ten. There is so much to do, So much loot to take and trade, bad ass enemies and more. The comedy is silly and refreshing and this game will keep you busy for hours and hours.

90

A Shoot Em Up With Your Friends.

Tusket | July 19, 2013 | See all Tusket's reviews »

Think of this game as a first person shooter Diablo. If you love to devote your time to getting that perfect item, one that rocks every mob out there then this is the game for you. This game personally sucked up a lot of my time because i could not stop playing the game.

At first the game seems to be a typical first person shooter. As you progress the RPG elements change it into some kind of action/shooter/RPG hybrid which is not just about progressing section to section like a regular third person shooter, but the pursuit of experience points and loot.

The best part of this game is playing with your friends. It doesn't matter what you are doing. Shooting things and playing with your friends make this game that much better. So grab your guns, make some friends, and shoot the hell out of things!

88

Great Game

Jhomen | July 18, 2013 | See all Jhomen's reviews »

Better presentation, better story, better weapons. Pretty much everything is better than the first Borderlands. Much better with Co-op

90

Never played Borderlands

fall3nshadows | July 16, 2013 | See all fall3nshadows's reviews »

...and Borderlands 2 was great! I play with a group of three friends, and the story line is good, and the RPG elements are all still there. I thought that variety of weapons and the way that each element countered a certain armor was interesting.

95

Guns, Guns and More Guns. Oh and gameplay.

IcemanO11 | July 16, 2013 | See all IcemanO11's reviews »

Borderlands 2 represents one of the best planned, well designed co-op adventures I have ever played. Being able to add in a healthy level of satire just kicks it up a notch with the memorable characters as well. Being able to use drop in, drop out co-op, play with friends, with a character that you've invested in is fantastically fun. The guns are nearly infinite in their number, and diversified fantastically from the previous game, with each developer having a different style and construction of their weapons. This lends a great deal of polish and fun into the mechanics of the game, in addition to the great gameplay. Finding loot also makes this very, very addictive.

You'll keep playing just to find that orange super rare assault rifle. You deserve it. A definite buy for FPS fans, and definitely consider it even if you don't normally play them.

95

Casual gamers can fall in love with this game too

lightlurker | July 14, 2013 | See all lightlurker's reviews »

If you are a casual gamer and thinking about dipping your toe into a game with action but don't know where to start, pick borderlands! It is easy to understand, has brilliant gameplay and is incredibly humorous. Also it is one of the best games to play with friends because you get the same plot line but monsters get tougher and you'll find you level up quicker. Also, there is no fall damage so the delight you can get just from leaping off of cliffs without harm is a huge bonus. Get this game!

86

The not so Borderlands 1 review (aka Borderlands 2 review)

Kremlin_Krusher | July 12, 2013 | See all Kremlin_Krusher's reviews »

Eridium... I can't stop trying to get this stuff. Everytime I see that purple chunk of Eridium I want more.

Anyways Borderlands 2 adds a new feature that really revamps the replayability of the game. As if having 4 characters to play with is not enough they add the Badass ranking system. As you level up your badassery you gain badass tokens that can be used to permanently boost individual stats of all current and future characters you play with. BEST of all unlimited badass ranks!

That being said this game is great it ties in the previous game but is not required to understand the story. I gave the game an 86 for it's replayability and shoot, kill, and loot FUN!!

80

Return to Pandora

Versailles | July 12, 2013 | See all Versailles's reviews »

If it isn't broken, don't fix it, right? That's how Gearbox did it with this game. This game is very similar to the first one: There are tons of guns, quite a bit of humor, the graphics are almost the same, etc. This is great news for the fans of the first Borderlands. And although some improvements were made, people who disliked the first one will most likely not change their minds when it comes to Borderlands 2.

95

Great game

dotaisownage | July 11, 2013 | See all dotaisownage's reviews »

Great game I cannot believe how great this game truly was. I was shocked at how good it was, I highly suggest everyone purchases this game. This game excels in so many different categories that I cannot even fathom. It has a great story, great multiplayer, great feel, greater UI, I cannot explain how ecstatic I was to purchase it on GMG. I am more than excited to find a new substitute for common and mundane games that take so much time to master, borderlands is the cunning edge of gaming and should be a treasure for all to experience together

92

Great Game

arthur12345 | July 11, 2013 | See all arthur12345's reviews »

This game was a great sequel to Borderlands, I have spent over 120 hours playing this, and the new DLC's are extrememly fun. The humor is great, with its lack of seriousness and there are so many easter eggs and references from other games. I would suggest playing the game with a friend as it is even more fun but, regardless the solo campaign is still fun as is!

96

One of the Best Game I've Ever Played

MattmanTL | July 10, 2013 | See all MattmanTL's reviews »

Borderlands is easily one of the best games I've ever played, I pre-ordered a year ago and I still play it regularly. Its a first person shooter that focuses on keeping the player engaged with both huge amounts of action, hilarious and surprisingly deep story and more loot than you can possibly carry. Seriously, this game is all about the loot. With guns ranging from normal quality to Legendary, Pearlescent and even Seraph quality, the guns get super powerful with amazing attributes (There's an Infinity pistol that doesn't use ammo or reload. Like, ever.). Combine that with constant updates, and extensive DLC, this game will be fantastic for years to come.

90

Awesome

HostileParadox | July 9, 2013 | See all HostileParadox's reviews »

This game is best enjoyed when teaming up with your friends, but it is equally fun on your own. It improves on the original in every way, and if you loved the first game, you will love this sequel. FPS fun with a sense of humor, and a large variety of guns and abilities to suit your play style.

96

Fantastic FPS RPG

cocobaigh | July 9, 2013 | See all cocobaigh's reviews »

The game tells a great story and was really fun to play through multiple times. The humor of the game and the characters you encounter make it entertaining and worthwhile in itself. This game lives up to the hype and I would recommend it to anyone.

92

One of the Greatest Coop Games

hacker1593 | July 8, 2013 | See all hacker1593's reviews »

By far one of my most played games so far this year. Playing this with friends makes an already great game a whole lot greater. Pick this game up if you have friends to play it with because you will definitely get your moneys worth. It is pretty easy to get burnt out on by always a joy to come back too.

100

Bazilliondier is probably the best description you'll get.

Kchunxty | July 8, 2013 | See all Kchunxty's reviews »

Borderlands 1 was my favourite game of that generation. And then Borderlands 2 came out. of course, I was hyped. When I finally got the game, once I turned it on, I was met with... something a bit more cinematic and linear than the first one? It was weird, but I pressed on. once I started getting into the first area, it started to feel more like borderlands, and from there to the end of the game, it only got better. I played as Salvador on my first playthrough, sine I thought that with my play style, he would be the best bet. Well he pretty much was, and I discovered that he has technically the best skill tree in the game. I was met with many deaths (especially when encountering constructors, jeez.) once I finished it, I had to start playthrough 2 with Zero, which I'm still playing. Borderlands 2 is Borderlands 1, but better. That's the best I can put it. They improved upon an enormous number of things, kept the classes interesting even though they were different, added WAY more gun variety, all while keeping it similar enough to borderlands 1 to feel like a proper sequel. I think this game deserves a 100 because it's perfect as a sequel. It does everything a sequel is supposed to do. It takes everything that was great from the first game and amps it up, improves upon all the problems, adds twice the content, and keeping it in tune with the original while still delivering a fresh experience.

90

First Shoot n Loot

awflip | July 8, 2013 | See all awflip's reviews »

This was the first "Shoot n Loot" game that I've played, and I love it. The reward system can make the game challenging, but also extremely rewarding. Gearbox (the publisher) regularly releases Shift Codes to give you Golden Keys, which you can use to open a box that gets you a rare weapon at your level. The game has several different classes (two of which you have to buy, but there are four other playable classes that come with the game) and loads of gameplay. I'm 84 hours into the game and I still love playing it. Definitely worth a $60 purchase, and on sale its an awesome deal.

93

Quite a Sequel

D3struction | July 8, 2013 | See all D3struction's reviews »

The original was a trailblazer for the epic adventure this game is. Borderlands 1 was pretty good at what it wanted to accomplish but this game improved on it in every possible way. The story, more interesting, the characters even more interesting, the gameplay refined in every aspect. Borderlands 2 is a proper sequel to Borderlands and is sure to keep you busy and entertained for hours and hours on end. The replayability is there, with the new vault hunter mode to toughen up the monsters for a 2nd or 3rd playthrough. Grab this game anytime, heck, even full price would be a good deal for the good time this game will give you

90

Incredible Game

Koup09 | July 8, 2013 | See all Koup09's reviews »

Great to play with trusted friends who like to play nice and share. Don't play with people you don know otherwise they might end up stealing all the good stuff and leave you with nothing. The game is downright repetitive yet still keeps you playing through the whole game. If you have played the original borderlands then you are going to love this games.

96

How do you not own this yet?

a_melomaniac | July 7, 2013 | See all a_melomaniac's reviews »

Borderlands has always been a favorite for me and Borderlands 2 expands on the original in the best way possible. It looks good, it's funny as hell, there's environmental variety, and it has some of the most fun gunplay in the FPS genre. There's seriously improvements all around.

To sum it up, you will experience great gunplay with a huge variety of weapons, shields, and other modifiers which are dropped by a large variety of enemies. The main story is good with a massive amount of side quests available which will reward you with money, experience points, and other loot. The side quests help if you get bored with your current task, feel like things are getting repetitive and want to try something new, or simply just want the extra experience. Boss fights are fun and some are very tough if you're not prepared but you are, in most cases, rewarded with lots of loot for these kills. You can fight most bosses as many times as you want and if you want a challenge you can tackle the much harder "invincible" bosses.

Leveling up your character offers a good variety of skills to upgrade in the skill tree of your choice which give the gameplay an even more dynamic feel. You will unlock new modes upon completion of the main story which offer more challenging enemies and better loot. All of this really helps the replay value by offering 4 (6 with DLC as of this review) players with 3 skill trees each and their own variety of upgrades plus the additional more challenging playthoughs. The base game itself is incredible but I highly recommend the DLC because they have great stories, even more loot, and a ton more quests. Some boredom from repetition may be experienced but I did not experience this until I was already more than 100 hours in. That's over 100 hours on this game with only 1 of the 4 base characters... That says to me that if I logged the same amount of time with the other 3 and the DLC characters I should get over 600 hours worth of entertainment from the game. That alone should be a buying point for anyone.

88

Beats Borderlands 1 in every way!

amc215 | July 7, 2013 | See all amc215's reviews »

Love to collect loot, level up a hero and shoot guys in the face? Then get Borderlands 2 right now. You won't be mad about this buy!

92

Borderlands 2

WillisonGMG | July 7, 2013 | See all WillisonGMG's reviews »

Borderlands 2 takes the mechanics that were great in the first and just improves them. The game hasn't changes too much, but enough to make it feel new compared to the second one. With it on sale I would recommend you and your friends picking it up.

75

Borderlands Levels Up

YggdrasilsSword | July 6, 2013 | See all YggdrasilsSword's reviews »

The greatest and worst thing about Borderlands 2 is that it isn't very different from Borderlands 1. It's still an ingenious blend of a co-op FPS and an action RPG such as Diablo. On the other hand, it remains fairly repetitive, and the story is still mediocre. Gearbox knew better than to try to change something that wasn't broken, but as a result, the improvements are small, far from a huge overhaul.'

For example, each brand of randomly-generated gun now has a signature effect, most notably the throwaway bargain brand that is more cost-effective to re-fabricate than to reload; you can throw the old gun as a grenade. Overall, guns feel a bit more unique, at least as much as possible when dealing with randomly-generated equipment.

The painfully obvious overhaul would be to allow players to disassemble and craft guns themselves, which would have eased the pain of constantly relying on random loot and equally random shop inventories. Without such a major addition, there's not enough here to distinguish Borderlands 2 from its predecessor. However, if you couldn't get enough of Borderlands, this game is your fix.

95

A very nice sequel to the first.

dragon504 | July 5, 2013 | See all dragon504's reviews »

I'm still not through my first play through yet, but I have already put in over 50 hours and that's with only one character so far. The random loot makes the game have tons of replayability. If you liked the first you should definitely get the sequel.

93

Improves on the original in every way

brandoshido | July 4, 2013 | See all brandoshido's reviews »

If you played the first game and enjoyed, this game is perfect. Multiplayer is a blast and so is playing solo. The characters vary greatly and the DLC is worth it if you can pick it up on a sale. The legendary weapons are a fun grind and interesting effects.

94

Second Verse; Same as the First.

HackMaster321 | July 4, 2013 | See all HackMaster321's reviews »

In typical Borderlands fashion expect tons of hilarious references, a killer good time, and guns for days. Just don't be surprised when you realize nothing has changed since the first game; it is definitely Borderlands. That doesn't make it any less of an amazingly polished experience in the wasteland. Just remember to keep your Claptrap's wheels lubricated and buckle up for another amazing adventure.

85

Friends

wjames199 | July 4, 2013 | See all wjames199's reviews »

This game is a great sequel to the original. They went with what was fun and expanded on it. I did however find it was way more fun when you had friends playing with you instead of the solo campaign.

83

Repetitive but fun, the DLC really make the game shine.

Saarinen | July 3, 2013 | See all Saarinen's reviews »

clocked almost 300 hrs in and still playing it off and on with friends..definitely fun to pick up on and have a few hours of fun with friends.. good humor good characters and the loot is always fun to rummage through. Would recommend to any borderlands 1 fans, or rpgfps types.

96

I cant believe ho long i have played this game

Robster99 | July 3, 2013 | See all Robster99's reviews »

i have beaten this game 4 times with my 3 characters and i found more and more better stuff every time this game is awsome

91

Superior in every way to Borderlands 1

Snotnarok | July 2, 2013 | See all Snotnarok's reviews »

Borderlands 1 was a fun game but had some issues this game clears up. Borderlands 2 offers similar gameplay with more gun variety-including ways the guns function, better vehicle handling & more vehicles, a more diverse cast of characters with their own unique abilities, a more present story with more interesting things happening.

Better yet the multiplayer is far easier to get into because it's not using the bloody gamespy service! It will tell you which of your friends are playing in the main menu with the lvl and class they're using, and party members can even hop in and out of your game easily.Told you it was better all around! :D

Better yet it's no shovelware to PC, you get a wide array of options to adjust to get the game running smoothly on your PC as well as offering options that make it surpass the console version visually. It runs well even on my older 2.66 core 2 duo CPU/Nvidia 560 machine with only a few things on medium settings.

The game is certainly best played with friends, so find someone to play with and hop in a match and shoot some jerks!

95

Amazingly well done and fun to play game.

Dicax | July 2, 2013 | See all Dicax's reviews »

The PC version of this game is amazingly fun. The main improvements over the already great Borderlands 1 game include mainly a mini-map in the upper right hand corner. (The first game gave you a circle around your character to lead you to quest objectives and made it difficult to keep track of objective points and enemies.)

The main story line: You play a vault hunter, Handsome Jack is a jerk and tried to kill you (Sorry its the first cinematic in the game spoilers,) fails, and you go on a quest to stop him from doing this to anyone else. Overall a pretty good story without any of the details, takes you to interesting environments and some familiar places from the first game if you have played it.

Side Missions: The side missions are easily some of most entertaining parts of the game and are highly recommended. The side missions are where a lot of the more unique guns and items come into play. Not to mention if you like to know character dynamics, it is an excellent way to flush out the relationship of the characters. Although the bad part is if you do too many side missions on your first play through, you find yourself really high level for what you should be for the next story mission. Which can make it feel trivial. So be advised.

Multiplayer: Simply put, take single player, add 3 people, and hope the host has a good connection. Opening your game to the public is a great way of getting through a tough patch in the game and you might make some friends, but probably not because, well, very few people talk in my experience so far.

Controls/Graphics: Controller compatibility with Xbox 360 and a few others. I personally play with a 360 controller and a friend of mine asked why it looks better on my Xbox than his, so PC is prettier than 360, not sure about PS3. For a comparison purposes I am using an older model high end card the 9800 GT. They sell for about 40 bucks and are probably the most bang for the buck in a pinch.

100

Great Game!

mathcat | July 2, 2013 | See all mathcat's reviews »

I really enjoyed this game. The graphics are a work of art (literally and metaphorically). This game is probably the funniest game i have ever played. The storyline is fun and the system isn't bad. This is a magnificent piece of Sci-Fi wonder. Best to be played with somebody. If you are solo do all the side quests and be Salvador. This game is just as fun to watch.

85

Awesome game but not as original as the first.

Specter94 | July 1, 2013 | See all Specter94's reviews »

I loved, absolutely LOVED borderlands 1, I beat it six times including all dlc - it was amazing. Borderlands 2 for some reason doesnt seem as original or fun to me. It is still an awesome game but it does not live up to its predecessor. The addition of six instead of four classes is very welcome but some of the character skills have trade offs instead of becoming a super powerful character you have to trade of some abilities for others. The controls are very tight and the graphics are just as unique and beautiful and I am very glad the game changes up the scenery from the same old desert. Overall a good game but not quite as awesome as the first.

95

Awesome. Fun.

wfosnot | July 1, 2013 | See all wfosnot's reviews »

Building on the Borderlands 1 model of guns, more guns, and even more guns - - Borderlands 2 expands on everything and hits its mark. Co-op is one of the best parts of this game and it works so well. Friends can join your game at any time. You share loot, so play nice. Run.. gun.. collect loot and kill some more. The story is very funny. The added RPG elements allow you to level-up your characters -- so there can be some repetitiveness, but the game is so damn fun you won't care!

89

If you played the first one! you better get this!

SnipeMeNot | June 30, 2013 | See all SnipeMeNot's reviews »

Definitely worth the time and money you could put in Borderlands 2, if you played the first one and love it! you better get this one as well. You can see the game definitely evolved and matured as well as their outrageously funny scenes. playing with group of friends is definitely fun. IMHO this game is one of the best co-op game i ever played! what are you waiting for?!

90

Weekend Fight!

AznXLifex3 | June 29, 2013 | See all AznXLifex3's reviews »

Borederlands 2 took my whole weekend to finish the game with all the side quest, different weapons, and so on, if i were you I would buy this game!

90

One of the best sequels to any game

ripman16 | June 29, 2013 | See all ripman16's reviews »

Great game that lived up to my expectations. Followed the first game perfectly with a new set of amazing characters. If your going to get it spend the extra 30 and get the season pass because the DLC and Ultimate Vault Hunter Mode really are worth it.

80

It's good... enough.

captainduncan | June 28, 2013 | See all captainduncan's reviews »

Borderlands 2 had the opportunity to go leaps and bounds beyond the achievements of its predecessor, which was, to be entirely honest, a fluke of a success to begin with. While it addresses some of the issues that affected the original Borderlands' port to Windows, such as a lack of graphics options and PC-oriented controls, Borderlands 2 doesn't manage to completely shake some of the bugbears of console-first development. The UI is particularly atrocious, and is arguably not much better than that of the first game. Aside from these minor qualms, Borderlands 2 is by-and-large similar to the first game, and that's not a downside, if that's your thing. While it isn't exactly my cup of tea, it's a competent enough sequel that changes just enough of the original formula to maintain the appearance of being fresh, while appealing to its core fans. Borderlands 2 is a good jumping-on point for those unfamiliar with the series, but if you weren't impressed with Gearbox's initial offerings, its sequel won't do much more for you.

90

Improvement on BL1, great game.

Humdrumified | June 27, 2013 | See all Humdrumified's reviews »

To start off I would like to especially note that I felt nothing towards the first borderlands. It felt like a game trying too hard to be fun and falling on its face around every corner. It was not until later in the game that I really found myself in the groove of the game and enjoyed it. Borderlands 2 does not have as much annoying buffer time to enjoy it. Immediately upon installing BL2 and playing I noticed so many great improvements from the first game while maintaining its unique and interesting art and UI style. Also worth noting, the itemization is far better! Bottom line, this game is FUN. Video games should be FUN and Borderlands2 achieves it.

94

Really fun game

aumikre | June 25, 2013 | See all aumikre's reviews »

One of my friends introduced me to the series, and I can't stop playing it. Going through all the quests over and over again gets a little repetitive story-wise, but it's still a ton of fun because each vault hunter plays differently and no encounter plays out the same way twice. I highly recommend BL2, and can't wait to purchase the DLC.

95

Great game

riddick3 | June 25, 2013 | See all riddick3's reviews »

This game has provided hours of entertainment. 4 characters (6 if you buy the DLC) means more playthroughs, each a unique experience. The combat is fun, theough the guns aren't as ridiculously varied as the trailers would make it seem.

Either way, a great buy and a great game to play with friends

94

Awesome Game

Christophe373 | June 24, 2013 | See all Christophe373's reviews »

This is a wonderful game. Loads of fun and replay value. The amount of guns and gear is great and the effects are even better. This is a truly original FPS game. Highly recommended

88

Extremely Fun

rebelpanda | June 20, 2013 | See all rebelpanda's reviews »

While I do have some gripes about the loot system, the overall game plays amazingly well. It follows the tone of the first game well and delivers on the combat. A new variety of guns and enemies keeps the game fresh even after playing for quite some time.

97

Bazillion more everything!

lolnuts | June 19, 2013 | See all lolnuts's reviews »

More guns, more characters, more story, more bad guys, more EVERYTHING. It's games like this that deserve to have a number in their title since it contains a lot of new content. If you loved the first one this one is better. The problem with the first one was that the story and some things felt dry and boring, but this a lot better. So buy it now!

99

Good purchase

Sinkatsu | June 19, 2013 | See all Sinkatsu's reviews »

The first game was fantastic and fun, played through it a dozen times, the second one is even better with more weapons, special legendaries, and a cast of funny/enjoyable, and memorable characters as long as you're into the crude humor I am. I just wish the lag between distant mates could be fixed, but thus is technology and latency. Not the games fault.

92

BUY!

Bronxkilla | June 18, 2013 | See all Bronxkilla's reviews »

Boarderlands 2 is a great game. If you loved the first one then you defiantly love this. Playing with a full group of friends or online is that makes this game shine.

81

Very good social game

Sebsz | June 18, 2013 | See all Sebsz's reviews »

The sequel the borderlands easily matches the greatness of the original. The multiplayer is extremely well done. Skill trees are different enough from the first game to feel kind of new, and there are all kinds of quests from fetching to killing. Boss fights could have been a little better - fighting the same boss again felt predictable, I was hoping there'd be something new if you redid them say different behavior or new drop table etc. I was a little dissapointed with the rarest weapons in the game, I thought they were either terrible (not worth using) or too good. I was kind of hoping they would each have their advantages and disadvantages so a team of players would use a variety of combos to compliment each other and make the game more interesting. Unfortunately, up to the first DLC I found many teams still had everyone with the same weapons mainly. However the game is a blast and worth the money.

90

Multiplayer Fun

f33tmonkey | June 18, 2013 | See all f33tmonkey's reviews »

Borderlands 2 is a unique FPS that's easy to pick up and has lasting replayability. With 4 initial characters to choose from, and 2 more if you buy the DLC, there's quite a bit of variation in terms of how you want to play. Like staying far away and sniping? Done. Like getting up close and bashing the enemies? Done. Like having a pet/minion do your dirty work for you? Done.

Gameplay: FPS shoot and loot is what best describes this game. The story line is good, the characters unique and the dialogue keeps you entertained. You can complete the missions single player, but hopping online and going through it with a friend or a group of friends is what makes this game a clear winner. With lots of different guns, enemies and builds to go around, there's a lot of variation that'll keep you entertained. After you beat the game, replay in True Vault Hunter Mode for harder enemies, and even better loot. There's a DLC that will extend your level cap from 50 to 61 and adds an even harder mode - Ultimate Vault Hunter Mode. You will easily put in 60+ hours if you intend to be the ultimate vault hunter.

Graphics: Unique, cell-shaded, cartoony look to the game. The game spans several different levels, from frozen tundras to futuristic cities to barren wastelands. Crank up the graphics to enjoy the shinies this game has to offer.

Borderlands 2 also has nice music to keep you entertained on your way to becoming the best vault hunter there is. Overall, a great game with tons of fun that's best played with a buddy.

90

Awesome sequel

jefferystar94 | June 15, 2013 | See all jefferystar94's reviews »

I have played the first Borderlands with my friends for over 70 hours, and Borderlands 2 will most likely surpass that number. Keeping the shoot and loot gameplay the same, Gearbox took everything else to eleven, improving on just about everything. Even the story, while not totally without its faults, is hilarious and even somewhat emotional at times. Definitely worth a buy at any price!

77

Solid Gameplay and unlike the original is a worthy PC port.

Torrentskillz | June 14, 2013 | See all Torrentskillz's reviews »

The original Borderlands had some serious problems on the PC but the sequel seems to have ironed most of those problems out. The gameplay has not really changed all that much though from the first but if you liked how the first was then I suppose that is a good thing. I just wish they improved the inventory management system but still a good buy especially if you can get it on a sale.

Cheers!

95

Done right for the PC

Supraballs | June 14, 2013 | See all Supraballs's reviews »

Gearbox actually kept their word: They said they would optimize this game for the PC and they did. It runs like a glove on here and I wouldn't play it any other way. Whether you are a keyboard and mouse or a controller player, this game just follows up the first one perfectly. It's got the length again, the customization, more characters now and a robust amount of gun choices again. You're back in Sanctuary, which looks a little different this time around but man, it's still a sight to behold. It just runs so crisp on the PC and comes highly recommended. I loved the first one for its ability to turn Diablo into a FPS and it sticks to this formula again and hits it perfectly. A sequel better be on the pipeline!

98

Buy it, now

SirSlapsalot | June 13, 2013 | See all SirSlapsalot's reviews »

I've sunk over 100 hours into this game, and I have enjoyed every minute of it. The RPG elements in this game are fantastic, the loot is innovative and fun, the talent trees are varied, and the storyline is top notch. Top it all off with a developer who actually supports it's fans, and you have yourself a fantastic AAA title.

95

I love it, you will too

xG0D0FCHA0Sx | June 11, 2013 | See all xG0D0FCHA0Sx's reviews »

Great game, very fun,if you like FPS with good story then buy it

94

Extremely Addicting!

akaemands12 | June 10, 2013 | See all akaemands12's reviews »

So to be honest I couldn't get into the first borderlands so I was at first not interested once the second one came out. But I had purchased a graphics card for my PC and it came with a code to get borderlands 2 for free once it came out. I gave it a shot and i must say I have put SOOO much time into this game. There is always better loot to find and leveling up definitely keeps the game alive. Looking forward to the 3rd one and I might actually go back to playing the first one!

89

Borderlands 2 Does It Again

crispy52 | June 7, 2013 | See all crispy52's reviews »

A fantastic sequel. The game is quite amazing and it adds a general nice feel of gameplay to the hardcore Borderlands fans. Although the game has its ups and downs, which i will go over in a sec. The game is still a big hit and yet another fun co-op/solo experience. There are few things i have to complain about this game. One of those being that the game is generally a lot like the first one. If you didn't play the first one, well then this game may be a fun new experience, but if you did play the first one and you didn't like it, i wouldn't even look at this game. The game is EXACTLY the same, it plays the same and feels the same. There are even the same classes practically. Just with different move sets. Gunzerker is pretty much Berzerker, Zero is pretty much Mordecai, the new Siren is pretty much Lillith, and Roland is pretty much similar to the Commando in this game. So there aren't really new classes, just new characters. Unless you buy into the DLC of course. Which on the other hand offers a fun new experience. The game also plays exactly the same, there may be new levels and new maps but the game is still the same thing. Although the game does offer the same crude comedic humor and has a very humorous antagonist, due to the reasoning behind my previous statement the game is going to have to be given an 89. Mainly because i just think it is basically the same game. The story line is interesting and Handsome Jack is definitely an antagonist you are going to want to kill. The game just seems like an expansion pack rather than a sequel i mean they advertise new classes but the only thing different about them is that they have different abilities, otherwise they are generally the same thing. But for hardcore borderlands fans or new fans being introduced the game is good.

92

Amazing Sequel to a great game

TCass29 | June 7, 2013 | See all TCass29's reviews »

Borderlands 2 is very fun. It's very fun because the writing is great, the gameplay is fantastic, the world and subareas are well designed and interesting, and there are SO MANY GUNS. With 6 playable characters, 3 DLC (so far), and 3 playthrough options (normal, True Vault Hunter mode, and Ultimate Vault Hunter mode), this game has absolutely RIDICULOUS replayability and hours/dollar value. I've pumped over 100 hours into this game and had a blast for all 100 of them.

The online co-op community is active so if you're not playing LAN or with somebody else, you can still likely drop into a game with strangers.

It's a fun FPS. Buy it and don't regret it later.

95

Get Ready to Loot

jcyuen7 | June 6, 2013 | See all jcyuen7's reviews »

Having played the first Borderlands, I was excited to pre-order the next installment of the series. Gearbox didn't fail to impress immediately. Borderlands 2 takes you through an adventure that is filled with quests, some wacky characters, a twisting and turning storyline, RPG leveling components, and a junkload of loot. Throw in the option for co-op, and you're sure to have a fun filled time with some quirky deaths. If you're a fan of FPS/RPGs, Borderlands 2 is raising the bar in this genre.

Oh. And now with a mini map!

95

Fun shoot and loot game

clasys | June 4, 2013 | See all clasys's reviews »

Solid and fun shoot and loot game, lots of great weapons, tons of missions. I put about 100 hours in it. It does get a bit boring and repetitive after a while, but what's not. Overall, great successor of BL with more weapons, more crude jokes, better variety of missions, and better graphics. 9.5 out of 10.

95

Fantastic Game!

Cbrun07 | June 3, 2013 | See all Cbrun07's reviews »

Borderlands 2 is one of the best games on the market to date! The game has a terrific story, while having the humor similar to the first installment. The game mechanics and AI of the enemies have been greatly enhanced and gives the game quite the challenge if you aren't well suited for battle. Although the game is very well polished and a fantastic Co-Op experience the only downside to the game is, the classes are all new but incredibly similar to the first game. All-in-all this game has everything a true fan of the shooter-rpg genre would want and would be a shame if you haven't picked this game up yet!

88

A Very Graceful Sequel

Kratzer | June 3, 2013 | See all Kratzer's reviews »

This game outshines its predecessor %100. While the original was good, this game adds the much needed depth to characters and provides a story for the amusement of its players this go around. Not a lot was known about the characters of Borderlands other than how they felt about killing bandits and that some of them have an overly affectionate relationship with their birds. This game brings, not only those original characters to life, but also adds four new unique vault hunters into the mix. This is only the first area in which this game is better than the original, but in order to keep this review short, I will just say this. Think of something you like about Borderlands one. It is at least three times better in this game. That should answer all of your questions.

96

Great Game

Dokoman | June 2, 2013 | See all Dokoman's reviews »

With so many things to do, BL2 is a great game for you and your friends. Not only can you play just once, but there are 5 other characters and 3 play through difficulty's. I also recommend the Season Pass ($30), which includes the 4 DLC packs and the Ultimate Vault Hunter Pack which gives you an additional 11 character levels to conquer. I highly recommend this game.

90

Improved on a solid first game

ltpolygon | June 2, 2013 | See all ltpolygon's reviews »

Like the title says, Borderlands 2 is largely an improvement over Borderlands 1 in all but the novelty of playing it for the first time. More enemies, more guns, more jokes, and more Claptrap. Buy if you loved the first one and/or have three friends to play it with.

90

Returning to a more exhilarating Pandora.

skynet1245 | June 2, 2013 | See all skynet1245's reviews »

While the first Borderlands was decent, the DLC that came after it really defined what it was going for: a humorous, artistic, and loot-centric video game. Now after putting in 700 hours into it's sequel, I can guarantee that Borderlands 2 is by far superior to it's predecessor in every way. Improving on the variations in skill trees, enemies, characters, gun designs and effects, environment, game mechanics, and so much more.

80

Borderlands 2.0

Sammy123476 | June 1, 2013 | See all Sammy123476's reviews »

Coming from the first game into this is a real treat. The story is much more persistent, avoiding the long dry tracts that plagued the first storyline. Handsome Jack is a wonderful villain, giving you an emotional desire to finish the game if only to plug him right in his stapled face.

Character-wise, the base lineup has the variety that you'll want to have someone playing each role with you. There are so many ways to fit the powers together and build alongside one another. Only downside is that playing solo is a major challenge in this title, which will likely leave you wanting to play the Commando so you can toss an extra gun onto the field.

The new design to the UI looks nice and works well usually, but there are still the occasional problems that will grind on you, such as problems arising if you attempt to use the scroll wheel at certain points in the inventory and it locks up your selection, forcing you to close and re-open your inventory.

All-in-all, it's a great game with a few issues. If you liked the way the first one played you'll be able to pick up and be happy with it, but if you didn't, you probably still won't as the feel hasn't really changed.

95

My favorite game.

nickdeakins | May 31, 2013 | See all nickdeakins's reviews »

This is the best game of 2013 hands down. very worth the price. If you have not played it yet I would do so. I have even purchased friends copies of the game cause I like it that much.

90

Awesome game, a few problems keeping it from 100

eplymale3043 | May 30, 2013 | See all eplymale3043's reviews »

I love this game from start to finish. the only problem I have with this game is that once you hit level cap, I find it incredibly annoying that you must level another character just to get into a difficulty mode.

90

Perfect game

fireworks29 | May 29, 2013 | See all fireworks29's reviews »

One of the best games ive played all year. Theres tons of action, you will never be bored. With millions of guns to collect and with dlc up and coming it is totally worth the money.

70

Better than the first one.

Ultimatefool | May 28, 2013 | See all Ultimatefool's reviews »

I highly recommend this game to anyone who enjoys FPS or RPGs. The shooting is solid enough and the loot is addictive to appeal to both audiences. It's the best of both worlds.

90

Addicting, hilarious, and all-out Fun!

mostnatebe66 | May 27, 2013 | See all mostnatebe66's reviews »

Borderlands was a fabulously fun but flawed video game. The story was uncompelling; the characters were few and far between and barely fleshed out; the enemies and environments weren't very varied; the vehicles seemed slow and unispired; the menus were cluttered and hard to navigate; and the maps were pretty sparsely detailed and uninteractive. That said, the gameplay of shootin' and lootin', plus the humor and the radical art style was an addictive mix. The use of the controller was perfect. It was truly inspired to lump the first person shooter in with the action role-player. I have spent countless hours playing and replaying Borderlands since I first got my hot little hands on it back in 2009.

Enter Borderlands 2. What a difference three years can make...

Using what looks to be the exact same engine as the first, Borderlands 2 is at once familiar and completely new. Everything that endeared the first game to millions is immediately present, from the art style to the perfect controls, but the differences make themselves clear right from the beginning. Instead of the constant desert of the first game, the environments are varied and rich. New enemy types make themselves known right from the beginning, but are at home with the familiar fauna of the original. Now it's not just the enemies that are dangerous, but the environments provide their own dangerous flora and booby-traps to contend with.

The story is much more engaging this time around, what with new characters that provide depth and a new arch nemesis that players will love to hate. What's not to love about a homicidal megalomaniac with a wicked sense of humor that goes by the name of Handsome Jack?

Running around in a car is a lot more fun this time around. They're faster and easier to control, plus the variety of makes and color schemes are greatly appreciated.

Much improved are the menus, which are easier to navigate and more intuitive. The maps are not only more detailed, they also allow the player to set their own way points. Basically, everything that fans could complain about in Borderlands was fixed for the second outing...

That said, there are still a few caveats. Like I mentioned previously, the engine looks to be identical to the first, and all of the additional artwork and AI types appears to be taking its toll. New environments and things added to said environments take a graphical hit the first moment they appear on screen. For instance: every time you open a container, the contents will appear blurry for a few moments. Big deal. The amount of fun that Gearbox has managed to squeeze into just about every second of this fantastic game will keep the player coming back again and again.

I definitely recommend this title to everyone who loved the first game, and to everyone who just likes a fun experience.

80

An Enjoyable Game Even with Its Flaws

blt123 | May 27, 2013 | See all blt123's reviews »

Borderlands 2 is a highly enjoyable game that is held back by some annoyances. It wanders that area between good and great, and even wanders so close to the latter that I wish I could give it a bit higher rating.

To begin, the game does have a great deal of positives. Weapon variety is a powerful addition to any shooter, and Borderlands delivers pretty well. There are six overarching categories of weapons (Snipers, Assault Rifles, Handguns, SMGs, Shotguns, and Launchers) as well as different sub-categories in each of those larger ones. It should be noted that just because there may be millions combinations for weapons in the game, that does not mean they are all that different. Many are just more powerful versions of a similar weapon, and fire and behave in largely the same manner. Even still, the gun variety offered is much larger than most other games on the market. The addition of co-op play is also a major positive for many, as good-co-op games are becoming more and more difficult to find, but Borderlands still has some problems with its co-op that will be mentioned later. Some other positives include the loot system, which is nice but rather bare-bones, and the enemy variety, which is usually different in most areas of the game.

As mentioned earlier, the game does have some annoyances. A very major one is the bullet sponginess of enemies in co-op, especially for three or more players. It can become difficult to take down a single enemy on your own when highly levelled because of this, even with good equipment. It can make the game difficult in an annoying manner at times, especially toward the end-game. Another negative, is some skill placement, as well as only having one active skill. Some skills seem like they are in the wrong branch for a character, like a skill for the gunzerker that allows gunzerking to continue into the second wind chance residing in the gun damage tree rather than the survivability tree. The presence of only one active skill is a minor negative, but it would be nice to see some more minor active skills added past the major ones to add more variety to the combat. One last negative that can be added on is the relative mediocrity of the gun-play. While not bad, it is not really all that good either. Guns don't always feel powerful or weighty, and more work could be done to spice up the feeling of power or variety of the gunplay.

Even considering the negatives in the game, Borderlands is still a very good game that almost reaches for greatness. I do think it is slightly overrated, and its flaws should not just be glanced over, if only so Borderlands 3 can be that much better. I would definitely recommend this game to anyone looking for a decently lengthy and interesting FPS with minor RPG elements that also offers an okay co-op experience.

86

A pretty good game.

shazaam780 | May 25, 2013 | See all shazaam780's reviews »

Overall this is a pretty good game. It mixes RPG and shooters fairly well. There were so many times that I would be checking and comparing guns. However I won't go and say this game is perfect. It's hard to put my finger on it, but sometimes I felt like I was on a huge grindfest. Furthermore, there were times when my objective was a little unclear and so I spent a whole hour going around the map searching for the objective when I had been using the wrong path. Overall though, it is an excellent game and one I highly recommend others to try out and play.

85

An absolute fantastic follow up to the original

Exostenza | May 24, 2013 | See all Exostenza's reviews »

I had a blast with the original playing through with 2 friends, but felt the PC version was lacking and Borderlands 2 really makes up for that. The missing PC options and optimizations in Borderlands 1 are all present in Borderlands 2 which is very nice from PC only game player. The game is a riot playing with friends (not so great solo, but you can always find people online) and is the an awesome synergy of FPS and loot finding delight.

I love ARPGs and especially love them because you get to not only upgrade your character, but also constantly search out new loot which this game takes and puts into an absolute blast of a 4 player co-op FPS.

There is much to do in the base game which took my buddy and I 52 hours to complete and in the new game plus the game is so much harder (which is way better IMO) and still more levels for your character to progress and more and better loot to find.

We bought the season pass which adds 4 more DLC to the game to play in the new game plus mode and I am looking forward to it extremely considering the quantity and quality of the base game.

Another thing is that the music is fantastic and if you pump up the volume when the music kicks in during the battles it really gets you going. Apart from that there is a lot of grinding and very similar missions, but having lots of classes to choose from and endless amounts of loot it doesn't have the feeling of grinding for the sake of grinding like a lot of other games.

There are many areas in the base games, a few types of vehicles and lots to do. I am extremely pleased with the quality of the PC version and support it has got post launch and am looking forward to playing the DLC through on the new game plus mode.

This game is the latest of a series that you shouldn't miss if you are an FPS fan as it really brings FPS together with the wonder lust of so much loot you could die just thinking of it all.

There is a lot of DLC which might turn some people off, but if the first game is any indicator they all add enough content to warrant buying them if you are looking for more Borderlands, so I would say in the context of this game the DLC is all worth it and not just a cash cow like some games seem to be. Gearbox cares about your experience and it shows.

I love it.

85

Great Game but a few things keep it from being perfect

NBASNIPES | May 23, 2013 | See all NBASNIPES's reviews »

I love the level up system and the classes are just perfect, but the online could have been a bit better with more then just co-op from other missions (mabye a REAL deathmatch mode?). Overall good game.

89

Solid Shooter and RPG Mix

MMMarion | May 23, 2013 | See all MMMarion's reviews »

After 3 play-throughs with different characters, I am still enjoying Borderlands 2. Each character, especially the Mechromancer and Psycho, have different playstyles that make each play-through different despite doing the same missions. The base game has a lot of content if you wish to do all of the side missions. Some of the side missions are simply fetch quests which can get repetitive but some stand out. The gunplay feels good and there is a large variety of weapons available. This game has many variants of guns but a lot exist to simply sell, but that is fine. Borderlands 2 is best experienced with friends who are willing to trade weapons to let each other reach full potential. The story is serviceable while the characters are memorable. The dialog is generally humorous with some cringe-worthy lines but the better lines shine through.

This game is not without its flaws. The gun vendors don't keep up with your level until you do certain story missions that progress the game so it can be frustrating. Also when you reach 50, the endgame is lacking. I found myself farming for Legendarys or experimenting with new skill builds. With all this said, Borderlands 2 is a solid mix-up but with more innovations the franchise can transcend into a classic.

95

Stays true to the original, while bettering things as well.

sheogorath98 | May 22, 2013 | See all sheogorath98's reviews »

I loved Borderlands, but I felt it was lacking in some areas. For one, the story line was confusing, and sometimes the desert environment just seemed plain boring after a good 30 - 40 hours. In Borderlands 2, they not only make the story line better than in the original, but also clarify the most confusing aspects of it's predecessor, as well as adding better game-play mechanics, new classes, and updating the graphics. I found it fantastic, and defiantly worth your money.

95

Great to Superb!

dlouive | May 21, 2013 | See all dlouive's reviews »

Can't find anything that hasn't been improved from the first game :-) From Great to Superb!

92

Awesome

randyoup | May 20, 2013 | See all randyoup's reviews »

This game is awesome. Do you like to explore? I like to explore, and you can explore up to 87 bijillion things on Borderlands 2. Also the graphics are still unique and cartoonish, with the multiplayer experience still being awesome. Tons of more guns and things to kill are available throughout the game which allows for more exploring. You should buy this 3x because of how much fun it is.

100

Fantastic game

sjo102784 | May 19, 2013 | See all sjo102784's reviews »

This is an amazing game. The gameplay is fantastic - numerous different ways to build your character, the first person shooting element doesn't ware out over time, and the fights are very exciting. Add in to the mix a hilarious storyline, a very easy to follow quest and map system, and the fact that up to three of your friends can drop in at any time and you have an AMAZING game. If you like shooters, leveling, questing, or hilarious storylines - this game is for you!

95

Surpassed my expectations!

ketrg | May 19, 2013 | See all ketrg's reviews »

I originally received this game for free when I purchased my video card late last year and I honestly did not know much about the Borderlands series. I had seen it before but never gave it a second look, boy was I missing out. I finally gave it a shot after my friend who got the same video card tried it and said it was really fun. I installed it and I have not looked back.

The beginning was a little so-so but after you start leveling up and looting with your friends it becomes so much just fighting over loot and taking on the crazy enemies. It may seem repetitive to do the story over a few times but the harder difficulties actually make it more fun and dynamic. I honestly love this game, but it is definitely more fun to play with your friends or a set of people you know online.

90

New areas and characters in the same formula

lok0812 | May 19, 2013 | See all lok0812's reviews »

The game itself retains the same formula as its previous game. The game still have you go around shooting things for quests and loots. Except this time you take control of new vault hunters in a new story line. You will see many familiar faces from allies to enemies. Everything from the first game is in it. New introduction in the form of gears and raid bosses. Gears are pretty self explanatory but these raid bosses will certainly provide a great challenge to the game. If you enjoyed the first one, you will definitely love this one.

90

Twice the fun and badassery!

Alekzis | May 18, 2013 | See all Alekzis's reviews »

Borderlands 2 improves on everything from the original borderlands while maintaining the same level of humor and fun that made the first game a hit. One of those improvements includes an actual storyline for the sequel which has Handsome Jack as the villain, one of the best villains and characters in recent memory in my opinion, guy is both hilarious and a complete asshole at the same time. Good story, great characters, great voice acting, and funny dialog combined that with the awesome graphics and artstyle and you got Borderlands 2. Also the improvements are noticeable when it comes to the PC port, the first borderlands was disappointingly a bad port but Gearbox did their homework with this one integrating the basic features we expect for a PC port. So far i've put 243 hours in this game, making it my second most played game on my steam library, trust me when i say it's a lot of fun and a game that is well worth the price, specially when playing with friends but do expect tougher enemies as the number of friends increases to maintain a balanced level of challenge. Great buy, highly recommend it!

87

Amazing!

krnzmaster | May 17, 2013 | See all krnzmaster's reviews »

This game is extremely fun! Especially when you have friends to play with. The story of the game intertwines with the first game and brings back the characters from the first game as well. The new characters are a lot of fun to play with and they upgraded the mechanics of the game a LOT. However, they could have done much more to make the game even better.

The gameplay is much better compared to the first one, but it still has the same defects. The story is great, but can get very repetitive at times. Overall, the game was great, and co-op makes it very fun, but if they had worked on it a little more, it could have been much better.

93

More Borderlands!

Koomazaz | May 17, 2013 | See all Koomazaz's reviews »

Gearbox could not have made a better sequel. They took everything that was great about the original Borderlands and made it bigger! The new weapons and abilities are awesome, and the characters (for the most part) are great. They did replace a few of the voice actors (including Scooter), which is annoying, but they make up for it with the new hilarious characters. The other annoyance is the fact that 2K chose to not include all of the DLC with the season pass. It is my opinion that if you buy the season pass, you should get all content. That said, Borderlands 2 is a great game. Grab some friends and fight some bandits!

90

Amazing game

DaChief1472 | May 17, 2013 | See all DaChief1472's reviews »

This game has a ton of features unlike any other. You've got 4 distinct classes (6 with all the DLC), each one capable of fulfilling multiple roles in a solo or group setting. You've got a massive in game world filled with all sorts of creatures and baddies that keep you coming back for more just when you thought you'd seen it all. And finally, the guns. Thanks to the team over at Gearbox, this game spawns millions of guns. Yea, you read that right. MILLIONS OF GUNS. And there is always a piece of equipment that fits right into your play style, guaranteed. Go on, check it out. Welcome to Pandora.

95

Time sink at it's best

mungchung | May 17, 2013 | See all mungchung's reviews »

It's hard to say anything negative about this game unless you were nit-picking so I won't. It improves a lot on the formula that was Borderlands. The story and humor are top notch. I was laughing out loud many times throughout my gaming sessions. The quests are very creative and it's heaven for loot hunters. There is a good variety of enemies and some boss fights that are epic. If you enjoyed the first one, this one is a no-brainer. If you haven't played the first one, you should if you are interested in the story line but you can skip it. This is one AAA title that lives up to the hype. Replayability is very high (100+ hrs into it and counting). You just HAVE to try it. Now.