Reviews for Borderlands Game of the Year Edition


Fully deserving its GOTY award

tonydareizer | Nov. 2, 2015 | See all tonydareizer's reviews »

This game is one not seen very often. In fact, the only ones as great as this one( or even greater) are part of the Borderlands franchise. The fairly funny graphics make the game more enjoyable, but also gives everything a kind of grim side. With the quite open-world environment, it's great for everyone, from those who want to complete the storyline, to those who want to spend days exploring the world, collecting loot, even finding easter eggs. I really enjoyed the game, its combat, and almost everything there was to it, except *maybe* one thing: the zombies. Overall, i recommend it with my heart to everyone and anyone


strip the flesh, salt the wound

mlefoo | Oct. 5, 2015 | See all mlefoo's reviews »

This is a really fun game with some interesting humor to it, but thats about as far as it goes. The main plot of the game kinda falls flat. They say you are searching for a treasure vault, and thats about as far as it goes. The game really shines in its combat, guns, and humor. The combat is intense and the vast amount of guns is amazing. The different kinds of guns are amazing


Co-Op Madness

stickybomb | Sept. 7, 2015 | See all stickybomb's reviews »

Good classes to choose from with very good skill trees, and lots and lots of guns... lots. Obviously. A very high level cap at 50, which can be increased with certain DLC's, to level 72. So far. Great character customization. Plenty of level slots for you to enjoy. As well as tons of optional DLC's to choose from. None which are required in my personal opinion. And by definition, I guess... they are just DLC's. Although, I'd recommend you get the game of the year edition to gain access to a ton of the DLC for a great price! Even off sale, you save over $50 on the game + the DLC's. And who knows. If you get addicted, you'll purchase even more DLC. And then you'll move onto to even harder DLC! Wait, what? Personally, my favorite character is Maya, a siren. But I also enjoy playing as Zer0. Who plays as a 'number'. You also got the Psycho pack where you can step into the blood stained shoes of Krieg the Psycho. Or, there's the Mechromancer pack you get. There's tons of cheap customizeable DLC's for each of them, and you can already customize them to your own personal preference as you progress through the game anyways. So, hey, if you're into shooters, this is definitely for you... probably... hopefully... I think... and you can play with up to 3 people at a time. So hopefully your friends have the game too! But, don't worry. If you're a loser, you can always just set your match to public and some other people can drop in at any time (or you can join them). Haha, no, I'm serious. And there are plenty of people playing (that's an understatement), which I'm sure you've already known... The game isn't too complicated, it's fairly easy to get into. Your biggest problem will be choosing what weapon you want to blow bandits heads off of with. It's not a boring game, the enemies level up with you so that neither of you become too op. And people that join your game will most likely be around your level. Keeping the enemies, not too intimidating. They also adjust to the levels of your teammates at the time. The graphics looks great, and the game isn't demanding whatsoever. Which sounds kind of counterproductive, but with the games art style, it's just perfect. Oh, and best of all. It's a very funny game! The dialogue is pretty hilarious most of the time at least. It's very well done, and the characters are all memorable in their own ways. The bosses are unique and fun to battle too. Finally, when you're done with the game. You can go ahead and try True Vault Hunter Mode, which is a familiar videogame mode. In where you restart the game with everything you've worked for. Except, it's much harder this time. AND, when you're done with that... you can go onto Ultimate Vault Hunter Mode. Which is the same thing... but harder. And so on.


Jolly Good Fun With Friends, Not None

MysticMatt | Sept. 2, 2015 | See all MysticMatt's reviews »

This game would have a higher score if it wasn't so heavily reliant on having friends. Not because that is difficult but simply because it limits your gameplay. I have played this game a good amount of times so I know about it a lot. Most games that are an FPS don't really function as an RPG, and vice versa. However, Borderlands combines the two into one amazing game. It has a unique art style that I have yet to see another game copy, it has a unique way of progressing your character in the sense that good guns can't just be obtained from the start and abused but you have to level up, and it has RPG elements to make you feel in control. You can choose how to build your character, what guns to use, what skills to pick up, and so much more. It even has your typical random drop system which has won it the title of Most Guns in a Video Game, with so many combinations that you can get. The story is alright but the ending was disappointing. The characters are all memorable and I still find myself quoting them almost daily. My only complaint is that unless you and a bunch of friends buy it at the same time and agree to all play it, it can lose the fun. Part of the fun is having 4 people on the 4 classes making a strategy to beat some of the stronger bosses. Hell, even when I played with just one friend it was great. I guess that it is due to 2 things. One is the class exclusive items. Some things you can't use and can't trade to another character so you need a friend to play characters so you can share stuff. You can find the best parts but if you don't have someone to give it to it is useless. The other is that I played it first with friends. Had I tried it solo it may have been fun. But since I did it with friends I can't stand playing it on my own. So play at your own risk. You may find yourself bored without friends to play with but with friends it is a blast.



glitter34 | Aug. 17, 2015 | See all glitter34's reviews »

I own all 3 of the Borderlands games so that should tell you right there I just love them. This is the first game I have ever enjoyed playing a female character. Normally being a female I play all male characters as I like their skill sets better, but borderlands made their females badass! The Siren in Borderlands is an awesome character to play. She has great skills and I chose to have her use smg's and pistols making her a powerful gal to mess with. I love all the quests in the game and the weapon variety is awesome. If a game lacks weapon variety I have a hard time sticking with it if it is a long play through. Again this is a game you will play through more than once. You have to try all the characters and their skill sets not to mention you miss things the first time through. I played this game the first time through in co-op and as with any game co-op is much more fun. However I did go back and play through on my own because I had so much fun the first time. And lets face it if you play through with friends you just have to prove to yourself you can do it on your own! I would highly recommend this game to anyone as well as all DLC and all the other two Borderlands games that came after it as well!


Become a Badass

SparkWave | Aug. 5, 2015 | See all SparkWave's reviews »

Borderlands is the type of game that allows you to become a badass within itself. But when there is dlc added to it, you can be unstoppable. You are able to follow the storyline or completely abandon it and explore Pandora, killing enemies, and finding amazing loot along the way. The experience becomes so much greater after being played with friends, so that is definitely recommended. Try it out!


Play With Friends if You Buy This, Please.

daxthevortex | July 21, 2015 | See all daxthevortex's reviews »

Borderlands is meant to be played with friends or online, in a co-op or PvP arena fashion. That said, the game is just poorly balanced for a single person to play through it. I played a Soldier to level 20, and it was nightmarishly difficult to do alone. The game is just balanced to be played with other people. The story is a bit dull and contrived, and I wish that it was developed more in this game rather than its sequels (or pre-sequel, whatever). The graphics aren't bad, but the cell-shading isn't up to par with, say, Wind Waker. The controls are responsive and tight, although vehicles feel a bit clunky, but not enough to detract from the amount of fun you'll have with them. The music is unmemorable, save for the opening theme. The point is, don't buy this game if you don't have any pals who also have the game. Single Player, I give this game a 6.6/10, and Multi Player, I give this a 7.4/10, but for the purposes of this review, I'll go ahead and go with the 6.6.


Great to play with friends

The1337N00Bx | July 17, 2015 | See all The1337N00Bx's reviews »

This game has a giant open world with plenty of enemies and weapons to find. If you're a fan of violent games, then this is for you. Even the boss battles are uniquely fun, ranging from just gang leaders, to gigantic beasts. I've found that the game is way more fun if you've got friends to play it with though. The story isn't anything spectacular, but the gameplay more than makes up for it.


Not very fun

BlockAgent | July 15, 2015 | See all BlockAgent's reviews »

Borderlands is a game I found to be tedious and not very much fun. The story and plot are so thin that you will often forget what had happened up to the point you are at. This game really has no personality to it at all. Also, the field of view is not adjustable and it is set way to small. You feel claustrophobic while playing because you basically have no peripheral vision. I did, however, absolutely love Borderlands 2. The sequel really did correct all of the wrong that was done with this game. So my advice to you...skip the original and jump strait to the 2 game in the series.


best advise for this game: buy it!

chakad | June 10, 2015 | See all chakad's reviews »

this game is a must for a shooter/rpg lovers,it combines the 2, not to mention the humor on the game just made my day over and over again. great graphics, atmosphere and sound, and great mechanics and controls, and if you like loot? oh boy...there is no end to the loot :-D by the way, this game have full campaign co-op so you can play with friends, did 2 playthroug with friends + 4 alone - thats how much this game is great! perfect score by me 100!


Ain't no rest for the wicked until we close our eyes for good

Meistrikt | June 2, 2015 | See all Meistrikt's reviews »

Pandora is not a nice place. About 40% of it's inhabitants is absolutely crazy, 70% wants to eat you and around 50% has a sad backstory to it. Yes, this is over 100%, as there is some overlapping. As a fortune hunter of your choice, you'll be shooting & looting throughout the planet with some RPG elements added for good measure. The reason this game keeps on going is it's gameplay. Gearbox found a satisfying mixture of badass abilities and diverse enemies. The story wasn't much to behold (a few very good subtle hints here and there), but with the success of the series came the continuation, where it has been properly fleshed out. As we live in a world where Borderlands 2 exists, I can't say this is the best in the genre, but it accomplishes what it wants to. Also, with DLCs, the content is simply outrageously large, you'll spend dozens of hours running around exploring and shooting baddies in the face! Coop is advised, but not required.


It's not that good

sycomantis1991 | May 14, 2015 | See all sycomantis1991's reviews »

I honestly will never understand why this game was such a big deal. The controls are horrendously awkward and floaty. The characters are terrible attempts at humor, especially Claptrap. Just because it's cell-shaded doesn't mean it doesn't look terrible. The upgrade system is clunky to manage and the loot is extremely random. You'll get ammo for guns you don't have yet, or guns you have to be like 10 levels higher to use. The story is uninteresting and dull. It's not terrible in every way. Some designs are interesting and anything with RPG elements gets bonus points for me. My problem is that pretty much everything is boring and it's a chore to get through anything in the game. I'd recommend it because so many seem to adore it, but I'm not one of them.


2nd place in whole Borderlands series

RedkaKredka | May 8, 2015 | See all RedkaKredka's reviews »

Giving 80/100 because I know whole series and I consider that this game has a 2nd place in whole Borderlands series. I've enjoyed every minute on every game they made. I am playing this game once a year because it's so enjoyable and fun to play, even graphics are still not outdated even tho game is not new and have some years. I really enjoy the combination of FPS and RPG in it and if You love both this is the best game for You.


Awesome Game!

JacobDucote328 | April 27, 2015 | See all JacobDucote328's reviews »

I wasn't sure about ever buying this game, but I'm glad I did. The story is fantastic, with good action and humor. It was a new experience of gaming for me because of the design. Everything looks like a cartoon drawing, and I thought it was stupid when this game first came out. This form of design grew on me, and Borderlands has become one of my favorite FPS. The weapons and upgrades and awesome. It took me a while to get used to the shooting, but the gameplay is fantastic. If you like FPS, you’ll definitely enjoy this one.


Blood, Guns, and a lot of fun...

GatsuRage | March 26, 2015 | See all GatsuRage's reviews »

With 4 extra dlcs, this game will give you a lot of fun times with a totally worth 30 dollars price point... tho is very old and you may think that having BL2 goty is more then enough, this game is very different to it's sequel. Being more violent and realistic, tho having a comic style, is totally aimed to a mature audience. The dungeons within this game will require you to have a buddy to play with if you really want to get the best loot within the game... the history as well gameplay is solid, and every character it's amazing. GET THIS GAME! you won't regret it... (also, if you played 2 first, be ware of heights... you will die in this one if you fall)


Great game!

andreacdc98 | Feb. 6, 2015 | See all andreacdc98's reviews »

Borderlands is a unique kind of FPS game, with a really cool different art style, it has one of the best campaigns I have ever played in my life! The game has a mix of RPG and FPS as its style, with amazing weapons, a lot of enemys to kill and blow up and the incredible campaign, you can't go wrong with this game. The graphics are really good and the soundtrack is amazing! The mouse and keyboard setup is what I didn't like, but if you have a controller you are fine. I recommend this to all the FPS and RPG players, because this is the perfect combination of both genres! Excellent work of developers!


All the good in RPG and FPS!

ExcaliberX | Feb. 1, 2015 | See all ExcaliberX's reviews »

I really like FPS games but there's always something missing... I really like RPG games but it's always too much for me... and then comes the perfect balance between the two! BORDERLANDS! 50 hours of game play and still counting... but... it's not perfect, the bosses are way to easy to kill and story is... well.... meh :\ the characters are funny and awesome but the main plot is kinda weak... going to play some Borderlands 2 ;)


Guns Galore

CyberSh3ff | Jan. 13, 2015 | See all CyberSh3ff's reviews »

I wasn't sure about Borderlands when I first heard about it, and I wasn't too keen on the design. However, one I started playing I was proved wrong and fell in love with the game and characters. (shame the same can't be said for any of the games that follow this) Lots of humour, lots of missions and side missions to keep you occupied. DEFINITELY pay attention to the dialogue, some little Easter eggs in there and references, as well as bad jokes and banter. If you love your games to have guns then this is your wet dream. There are guns everywhere! So many infact, that I didn't even take the time to look at most of the ones that were looted! I know a lot of people mod this game too which can be fun, but I've never tried it.. Have seen some ridiculous weapons on there though because of modding..


Guns, guns, and more guns

MadDemon64 | Dec. 29, 2014 | See all MadDemon64's reviews »

Borderlands is a game with a simple gimmick for a premise: what if your weapons were guns made with a random number generator that could result in the most awesome combinations ever? And it works. In Borderlands, you take the role of one of four characters, each with their own special abilities and preferred type of weapons. You must fight your way through various enemies, from the reptilian-dog Skags to the iconic Psychos, all while meeting and allying yourself with a colorful cast of characters. Most of these characters, as well as yours, are one note, but it’s displeasing note. The story is not overly complex, but the story was not the selling point; it was the guns. The glorious random number generator guns. Combine them with action that would not be out of place in a 90s shooter, and you have a match made in FPS heaven. Borderlands is every FPS gamers dream come true. If you love FPS games, it is your duty to own this game.


Great Adventure game

Dansyuqri | Nov. 9, 2014 | See all Dansyuqri's reviews »

When I bought borderlands, i had no idea what i was getting into. Trailers looked interesting, but would it satisfy me? And the answer to that is yes. Yes it did. I love the open world concept and also the skill trees of the various characters. And who doesn't occasionally like the blood and gore from killing some random maniacs right? Overall a great game, but could get repetitive at times due to the spawning of same bad guys around an allocated area.


Open Pandora's Box

aguynamedjoe | Oct. 23, 2014 | See all aguynamedjoe's reviews »

Humorous FPS with RPG elements. Gameplay is tight and characters largely funny. Great artstyle that still holds up 5 years down the line. Story however is weak and never really expands. Fun game overall



michmonkie | Oct. 22, 2014 | See all michmonkie's reviews »

If you like FPS games this is a great game! I thoroughly enjoyed everything about it, The art is awesome, the AI is well designed (for the year it was released). It is an older game, so it feels like it is missing some things, but overall it is an amazing game!


Beautiful game

SharingIsMean | Oct. 19, 2014 | See all SharingIsMean's reviews »

Hilarious characters and dialog, beautiful looting and leveling system, and don't forget those amazing weapon choices! Overall one of my most favorite games of all time! Not much more needs to be said, get this game!


Play it in COOP

elwismw | Oct. 17, 2014 | See all elwismw's reviews »

The title says it all. If you want to fully enjoy this game, play it in COOP with friend/friends. So what is this game anyway? To make it short - it's a mix of FPS and RPG with a comic-like graphic. You kill bad guys, get new weapons, get your character pumped up, repeat for profit. Sounds boring? Not at all! The FPS mechanics in this game are truly awesome, and if it can be said that way... IT IS FUN TO KILL IN THIS GAME! Ha, I said it :D Also getting new perks makes you want to play more and more. Tons of missions in this game make this grind really worth it. Bosses fights are also unforgetable - each of them is unique, and you have to find his weak spots, in order to defeat him. Graphics - original, and in his way very nice. I guess it's a question of ones taste, but I personally prefere it than ultra realistic one. Music/Sounds - Sounds in this game are OK I guess - I didn't pay much attention to them, to be honest. For me, all the move, vehicles, weapons, enemies sounds are on good level, and this is all I am asking from FPS game. In summary, the game is really good. If the comic-like graphics doesn't scare you away, you will be in for a treat. Prepare for many hours of fun.


FPS + Loot = EPIC WIN!

KingTed | Oct. 9, 2014 | See all KingTed's reviews »

Borderlands is a strange thing. It's a strange mixture between a First Person Shooter and a Hack'n Slash game. Imagine Diablo but with guns and in First Person view. You travel the hostile planet Pandora. You kill things. You grab lots of loot. It's as simple as that and it's really addictive. Skills trees and tiers offer great replay value and the game's mood is really funny. It would be a shame to pass on this game.


Fun FPS/RPG Hybrid

xiriya | Oct. 7, 2014 | See all xiriya's reviews »

Borderlands 2 is a very good FPS/RPG Hybrid game, if you got a friend or a few to play it with it gets even more fun. The graphics is very colorful, cartoon-style looking, i usually dislike this kind of graphic, but i don't mind it in this game. The story is ok, the gameplay and characters is great.


Best ART Game!!

LukeWeis16 | Sept. 6, 2014 | See all LukeWeis16's reviews »

I thought this game would be a drag due to the animations. I was totally wrong! Every aspect of this game is amazing. I especially like the weapon system. Side missions are good for leveling up. In all, this game is a must! The only thing that can beat this game is Borderlands 2. 10/10


Crazy Fun FPS/RPG/SCI-FI Game

Azrael360 | July 30, 2014 | See all Azrael360's reviews »

This game is incredible fun. From the start you can tell you're playing something really different, even though some aspects may remember other games like Fallout or RAGE, this one doesn't take everything seriously and goes directly to the action. With colorful graphics, good designs in cel-shading, unforgettable characters and fast gameplay, your adventure in Pandora will be epic, with friends or alone. Although the story is simple, it's the gameplay and its characters that make Borderlands really special. It's an FPS mixed with RPG elements. In the start you'll have to chose from 4 different protagonists, each one with their own special abilities and differences. And with this character you'll have to play the entire -big- campaign. You will level up, unlock new abilities and specials. You will have to travel -a lot- in Pandora, find new locations and missions, and for that, you will get rewards as loot to upgrade your equipment. The Game Of The Year Edition includes all 4 DLCs, and from July 29 2014, that annoying DRM known as SecuROM included in some DLCs has been removed, forever! So if you like open worlds to travel, fast action, loot, and Sci-Fi with comedy, this game is totally recommended.


One of the Best Games + DLC

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

Borderlands is one of the best games out there, but with the addition of its quirky dlc makes it that much better. I've already reviewed the game so I'm going to talk about the dlc. Dr. Ned: This dlc is insanely fun. The atmosphere is creepy, the story is good, even the music is great! I loved this dlc. Mad Moxxi: This dlc is fun for a minute but I could only recommend playing it with friends. The bank is a lifesaver though! General Knoxx: This is the best dlc for this game. The environments are great, the story is so fun, also the reward at the end is the best ever. Claptrap: I liked this dlc because it was very different from the others. The story is fun but the environments aren't the best. Also it has a very lovely reward at the end.


Welcome to Pandora

Mscigniew | Jan. 13, 2014 | See all Mscigniew's reviews »

Borderlands is a FPS/RPG game,taking place on a planet called Pandora.The planet is occupied by bandits,vagabonds and all kinds of bizzar creatures.We start our journey as either a soldier,assassin/sniper,psychic or a tank and we become a "vault hunter",which is a treasure hunter.On our journey we gonna visit couple of settlements and towns,we gonna meet some pretty original characters,collect tons and tons of loot and kill a lot of enemies.The game is made in a comic-book style,and looks awesome!Quests are fun and so is the character development,One of my favourite games and GOTY edition has all DLC`s included,just buy it!


Perfection by DLC

xiluxpain | Jan. 10, 2014 | See all xiluxpain's reviews »

For those who have no idea what Borderlands is, Borderlands is a must for all RPG lovers out there. Whether or not you've ever played shooters, or even if you are usually against them, this experience will leave you wanting more. This title offers a choice of four classes, each with their unique personality and phrases. Each of the four main characters offers another way to beat the game, adding replay value. Characters aside, Borderlands brings you into a chaotic world where war, criminals, and hunters run wild. It is up to you to deal with the baddest. The DLCs that come with this game will also enhance your gaming... The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned bring you to into a world of zombies where there is oddly a reference to Scooby and his gang. ClapTrap’s New Robot Revolution is another region where ClapTraps have revolted against humans, and it is your task to eliminate the threat. Both this DLC and the previously named will scale to your level. The Secret Armory of General Knoxx is another world, one providing more challenges after the main story is won and over with. To top it all off, Mad Moxxi's Underdome Riot is an arena styled dome where can either fight waves after waves of enemies to test your abilities and claim prizes as you go. You can also store your most prized possessions in a bank. As someone who was never a fan of RPG or shooters, this game kept me playing until the very last moment.


Shoot, Loot and Shoot Some More

Rhoobarb | Jan. 1, 2014 | See all Rhoobarb's reviews »

Borderlands is an action/rpg, first person shooter, set in a space western universe. The game in particular focuses on a frontier planet called Pandora. Pandora is a planet with civilisation on a steep decline as bandits, murderers, and generally bad people slowly take over the scattering of towns and industrial areas from the good hard working folks. In between these decrepit signs of life, are all manner of alien monsters and beasts who are more than a little willing to feast on whoever is unlucky and unprepared enough, passing through their territory. Generally speaking, Pandora is not a holiday destination. Pandora has one last attraction though. Universally renowned for being the location of the "Vault", a campfire story based mythical alien place where, supposedly, loot and riches beyond the wildest dreams of the greediest of people are kept. Like prospectors of the old west, Vault Hunters flock to Pandora in search of fame and fortune as the one who finds the Vault, and its contents. You are one of these vault hunters, from a choice of 4 dissimilar characters: Brick – The hard hitting bruiser. Close combat brawling are the order of the day. Roland – A no-nonsense soldier, who prefers heavy fire from a variety of weapons. Mordecai – A hunter of sorts who’s preference is sniper rifles and pistols for long and short range attacks, ably assisted by his pet ‘Bloodwing’. Lillith – A ‘Siren’, one of only six mystical females in the universe at any one time, Lilith has a range of psychic style abilities. While each character has a wide range of traits, strengths, and weaknesses that can be upgraded as characters progress, Borderlands main focus is on guns. Lots of them. Most of the combat is done using guns from six different classes; pistol, shotgun, sniper, smg, assault rifle and rocket launcher. All the weapons have a variety of stats and rarity values, with some having special abilities. What this means is that Borderlands has 3 million possible gun combinations. Most dispatched enemies drop weapons, add to that the limited storage space in your backpack. You will find a lot of your time taken up comparing guns to pick the one that is slightly better, or more suitable, than the one you are using. This is a heavily looting focused game after all! The rest you can sell at one of many vending machines to turn a nice profit. The story is incredibly simple and done well enough, but nothing special or surprising. There are plenty of characters to meet or fight while in your search for the vault. The characters are decent, with a couple that shine out (CL4P-TP for one) and add to the experience. Boss fights are fairly varied, ranging from bandit leaders to some particularly nasty local fauna, most of which can be replayed to help on your leveling quest. Generally the nastier the enemy, the better the loot from its still warm corpse. The game is meant to be played co-op with up to 4 people. The difficulty level and quality of loot increases the more people you have playing. There is plenty of playing time within the base game alone, with hundreds of small side missions hidden among the main story quests. But if you are still thirsty for more, the 4 DLC’s included in the GOTY edition also add a hefty amount to the game. The cartoony cel shading visual style used, reminiscent of the last gen shooter XIII, makes a welcome change to gritty realistic graphics. The gore flies in nice high contrasting colours, set against some very pretty backdrops of the desolate alien landscape that is Pandora. Now the bad bits. The game tries to cover up some seriously repetitive grinding to unnecessarily pad out play time. One instance would be receive a mission that involves collecting pieces from certain fallen enemies. Bring those pieces back to the mission start, the follow up mission is then to collect more of the same pieces from the same, but slightly harder, enemies. After a few repeats you find you are collecting whole scrap yards of useless junk over, and over again. Considering the game is quite big without this repetition, I would assume it is for the benefit of those who like grinding their way as much as they can early on, to make the later missions slightly easier. 99% of the enemies appear to have been pumped out by the Acme High Speed Cloning Machine. In a single battle you could fight over 10 duplicate enemies, with exactly the same appearance and catchphrases. It would have been nice to have some variation of their appearance as it just smacks of being a little lazy in the design process not to include some interchangeable clothes and heads. To me the good far outweighs the bad as I enjoy a little grind. To round up, if you do not like grinding, then this is not the game for you. However, if you would like something other than the current string of realistic war shooters. If you are looking for something with a lot of enemies to kill, and don’t mind a few stats modifications or endless comparing of weapons just to get +2 on a damage, then Borderlands may just what you are looking for.


Good Game and Good DLC

TPCGorillaMunch | Nov. 26, 2013 | See all TPCGorillaMunch's reviews »

This package includes the base game and all of the DLC, which will provide you with many, many hours of playtime well worth the cost. The game is an RPG shooter with 4 playable characters, each with different strengths, skill trees, and a unique special ability. There is definitely no shortage in loot and guns to find, which will keep you coming back for more. The story is definitely a weak point of the game, if you like story based games, don't expect anything fantastic from borderlands. Although it more than makes up for the weak story with amazing game-play and FPS mechanics. It is an enjoyable game played single player, however, the best part of the game is the co op experience playing with friends. The game has good replay value due to the fact that you can play through the game with the same character multiple times and also start fresh with a different character.


Pretty good game

MOSCOW456 | Oct. 30, 2013 | See all MOSCOW456's reviews »

This is the first game that I have ever played with cell shading and personally I really like it. The customization in the game is crazy with guns, mods and gun mods. The game is probably best played with friends but is also pretty fun solo. The single player has some really enjoyable missions and some good dlc to-boot. The story is also enjoyable but what really sets this game is the game play with its fun hyped up characters and crazy guns, the main characters are all also very gun and crazy in their own ways. Overall very god game. 80/100. I would very much so recommend this game.


just awesome!

shivam13 | Oct. 19, 2013 | See all shivam13's reviews »

so, i bought this long time ago but downloaded recently and playing now. now about the game, game has awesome story mode with co-op there are too many missions(haven't counted them yet as i'm still playing), so its long. also, the graphics are too cool and game is optimized well that my HD7770 runs it very smooth on 1080p. also, as four character classes, i can play game min of 4 times so its has great replayability, and with randomized item system(like diablo, torchlight etc), i can get many type of weapons(who doesn't love them?) and kill the npcs. also this have 1v1 pvp, which i tried and failed miserably(no really), so i need more practice. also, the soundtrack is good, not that great but suits the game completely. and GotY also have 4 dlc's which are quite good, and and the content they added for this price=priceless. also, the game is quite funny sometines so it'll make u laugh while you are shooting enemies. so, final words, just buy it. do not wait and be a vault hunter.


Fun and nice to look at

nico7 | Sept. 21, 2013 | See all nico7's reviews »

I was skeptical at first because I wasn't sure how I'd take to the shading style graphics. It didn't take long to get a feel for the style and learn to appreciate the vividness it creates. The learning curve isn't bad. How the experience, point, and weapon system works is pretty straight forward. Here's a quick summary of the pros and cons: Pros: Easy to jump in and play. You can get right into the action without having to suffer through a long back-story or much training. You never really have to worry about ammo. You pick up loot constantly and buying is cheap. Just unload your weapons, witch to another and unload again. Hurry back to the next vending machine and max out your supplies because money is not hard to come buy. The fighting strategy requires cycling through a few different kinds of weapons. Some enemies are weaker toward different kinds of elemental weapons, so doing a little study or trial and error and you can pretty much figure who is weak to what very quickly. The number of weapons you can buy or find is enormous. In this respect it's much like Diablo. The mission system, experience, weapons, it's all modeled off Diablo so if you're familiar with that you'll feel right at home. If you like leveling, moving from mission to mission in different environments, mowing down enemies with different weapons, you'll like this Cons: The story. It's almost non-existant. You have to be very intentional to follow whats actually happening. I like story so I was careful to listen to all the tapes as you find them. It can also get too repetitive. Again, if you're familiar with Diablo then you'll understand. It's much better to play with friends if you have them. Just be careful not to jump into a game with others who are much further along then you are. I'm one to keep my mission system structured, so if you accidentally enter into a game where the players have many more than you in their file, you will permanently have them in your list also. I found that out the hard way. Conclusion: Great game and plenty of hours to work through. I would recommend this to any FPS and open world gamer.


All-in-One version of your favorite all time shooter

nightassassin1 | Aug. 21, 2013 | See all nightassassin1's reviews »

This is the one of a kind amazing Borderlands first person shooter that everyone knows and loves wrapped up neatly with all of the DLC. This is a great buy for any Gearbox or 2K Games fan. Borderlands in its own right was an amazing game with antics that most other companies were afraid to attempt in a video game, but the expansions are what made the game. The Zombie Island expansion added a horror aspect to the loved borderlands game, the Robot Revolution DLC added a very hilarious ClapTrap themed expansion that just knocked my socks off, and two others that I personally was not too hyped about, but they were still playable and added nice content to the game. If you want Borderlands or liked it and want the game again, this is your buy. It comes with everything in one and is just the best FPS play you will ever have. I give it a 90 due to the still high $30 price line. It should be better priced to $20


Epic Game

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

Borderlands is a cell shaded style first person action shooter rpg game. There are so many different guns in the game!! A lot are of course similar with just different stats. The FPS elements are great and enjoyable and the RPG elements are equally great and enjoyable. There is a lot of great humor in this game as well with 4 different character classes each with a unique ability and skill trees. The game can get repetitive as it is mostly mission based shooting enemies and collecting things and then boss fights but the game is quite enjoyable still. There is a story as well but it's not the main source of why you would want to play it. The game is mostly about the gameplay and humor. Graphics are unique and play well with the games style.


Great game!

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

Borderlands is a cell shaded style first person action shooter rpg game. There are so many different guns in the game!! A lot are of course similar with just different stats. The FPS elements are great and enjoyable and the RPG elements are equally great and enjoyable. There is a lot of great humor in this game as well with 4 different character classes each with a unique ability and skill trees. The game can get repetitive as it is mostly mission based shooting enemies and collecting things and then boss fights but the game is quite enjoyable still. There is a story as well but it's not the main source of why you would want to play it. The game is mostly about the gameplay and humor. Graphics are unique and play well with the games style.


Great game,Great combat sístem and Great DLCs

Hunork | July 27, 2013 | See all Hunork's reviews »

t's that undeniable impulse that pokes at the pleasure centers of the brain when you're looking at that sleek and impossibly flat television at the front of the electronics store. How much better and brighter would life be if only you could bring it home? You consider what's in your wallet, what kind of space rests between credit balance and limit, maybe for a second what your family might think, and perhaps more importantly how jealous your friends would be. It's what drives economies that thrive on consumerism, and that urge to snatch up glittering new toys is what keeps the action energized in Gearbox's Borderlands, a first-person shooter title that caters to the thief, hero, and adventurer lurking in all of us. For the uninitiated, this is a loot hunting game like Blizzard's Diablo. The action begins and you're flung out into an open world with a handful of quests and legions of baddies who'll do whatever they can to prevent you from killing their leaders, wiping out an arbitrary number of their compatriots, opening drain valves in their hideouts, snatching up important artifacts and documents, or collecting a large number of shiny objects. There's a tale of a secret vault and advanced technology and a snowy image of a female face that pops onscreen when important things are about to happen, nudging you forward and providing additional narrative context, but this isn't a choice and consequence game with morality systems and labyrinthine quest strings. It's the loot that's the real motivator here.


Great shooter with Diablo-style loot system.

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

Borderlands is one of those games where you can pick up and play, as there are many things to be able to do. After choosing from the 4 playable characters and completing the mandatory tutorial section, you can start getting quests to do, most of which just rewards you with money, but some will give you a sweet weapon. Alternatively, you can go around the wasteland shooting bad guys and monsters, and they might you some good weapons, or you can explore the wasteland and find chest that give you some weapon, although whether they are good or bad is up to your own opinion. The Diablo-style random drops mean that maybe a gun you got of a dead enemy could serve you throughout a good portion of the game, and with the entire wasteland (mostly) out to kill you, you better be prepared for whatever that may come your way. The multiplayer aspects means that you can team up with other friends and work together to fight the wasteland, and help or hinder each other whenever you are splitting the loot. Overall, its a good game that can get a tad-bit repetitive, but it is still good fun.


Excellent Co-Op Gaming

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

The very first time I played Borderlands was with a group of friends, and I do not regret deciding to join in. The game lends itself perfectly to 4 person play, even if two of you absolutely insist on being snipers. The DLCs add some good fun stories and items. And the unlimited number of guns makes it worth buying.


Welcome to Pandora!

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

Awesome gameplay. I generally stay away from MMO games but the one player option means I can have the individual experience I prefer but share it with my friends when I choose. This is the only game in years I have continued to play long enough to finish. Love the quest MMO interface.


BL is best game for Co-Op ever

iggy81 | July 7, 2013 | See all iggy81's reviews »

I'm bought my BL on sale for only 5€ and I'm very satisfied. The game is beautiful. Co-op. Tried the co-op last night and it was the best online experiance I've ever had. The game is overly ambitious and makes a lot of boasts, such as a claim that there are hundreds of thousands of weapons. his game looks great, and the art style really pulls everything together.


Walk Pandora! Best in Coop.

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

Game for lovers of the genre Shooter, regardless of the platform on which you play. Gameplay: Like any shooter, the more COD style, the button layout is the same as ever. No special powers or anything or Bioshock Bulletstorm style, everything is purely weapons. The movements of the characters are well done, sometimes feel a little jerky movements but nothing remarkable. In the weapons section, the algorithm manages to give us an outstanding amount of possibilities, weapons of all levels with different elemental damage types categorized by levels. The customization options are null characters limited to only change the color of the suit. Each character has a wide range of options to modify your stats, including shields, class modifiers, grenade modifier and four weapons to choose. There is no difficulty to choose from, it just start the game. That if!, A second journey that will challenge those who did not feel the challenge the first run. Great scenarios that can be boring if you do not have a car or fast travel. Technology The game is a revolution in paragraphs, while the Cell-shading gives a freshness with respect to others of its genre, fails to amaze. The game has almost no weather effects, although we have options like dynamic shadows, fulfill their purpose but not exactly essential to activate this effect. Optimization of title not more, because in a decent team AAx16 and textures in high quality runs almost at 60fps. The physics of the bullets is well done, the electrical effects, and fatty pyric met, the water effects are almost nil. Coop system is certainly very good, so much so that I have not felt any lag with a 2mb connection. Playing with four friends is the best title, so do not become so boring missions. Graphics The artistic apartador is bearable, the Cell-shading fails to meet expectations, but not greatly. The quality of the textures in many cases is weak, even with the maximum effect, the quality is somewhat low. The enemies are well recreated, come in all types, but something reprehensible reuse, many are merely similar, almost identical to each other with subtle differences. Moreover, if you stand heads, each with a unique style, with beautifully drawn art. The NPCs are very charismatic, with different characteristics, being well represented graphically. Sound One of the best aspects of this game. We could praise the great work of dubbing, which although not the best of this world, if it fulfills perfectly. Each character with their respective voice. The comments of mercenaries to kill help us continue to play without despeinarnos by boredom, enemies with voices that challenge us to keep shooting NPCs known for his wild comments, giving orders around here and there, completely masterful dubbing. We are grateful that the title is completely in Castilian. Innovation It is not the panacea between shooter, but if it manages to quench our thirst, this very well done and gives us many hours of fun. The amount of weapons is surprising, note that the algorithm used is very well worked, since this point gives you many more hours of gameplay. Playing with friends is very good, and this increases the level of the game so our loot will be much better. Other than that, the side missions go on to become an ordeal, are extremely tedious in most occasions and divinity to detract game, game linear worst situations is your weak point. The inclusion of this luxury car, but it would have greatly appreciated the inclusion of other more personal transportation, motorcycles, scooters or any other futuristic invention that does not take away those moments of boredom in which to travel from point A to B is a torture.


A great start for a new franchise.

sergebelanger22 | June 27, 2013 | See all sergebelanger22's reviews »

Lately, there haven't been a lot of new good franchise. Lots of games come from long time running series, like Fallout, GTA, Metal Gear, etc... However, this one shows good creativity, some replay value and more. Even though it is not perfect, it sure worths playing it. You have the choice of 4 characters at the beginning. There is a hunter, who has the ability to send a sidekick to kill the enemies and recover some items. There is a badass guy who can run and hit with his fists. There is a siren who can become invisible and a soldier who can assemble a turret to kill the enemies. In my walkthrough, I selected Mordecai the hunter, so I will write my review based on this experience. The first thing you will see with his sidekick is that if you are too far from the guy you want it to kill or hidden behind some cover, the bloodwing as it is called will not be able to get to the enemies. So you will have either to be closer to your target or get out of your hole before sending it. Enemy AI can sometimes be very wise and come and get you, and some other times it can stick to a place and not move before it get killed. Other than that, the gameplay works fine, you have some slots in your backpack for your guns, shields and abilities that can be expand by rescuing some claptraps, which are most of the time friendly little robots. The graphics are very cartoonish and stylish. It is the first time I see something like this in a AAA game and that looks great. Sound is also great using Dolby Surround. However, the voices were still low compare to the rest even after trying to tweak them. The Game of the year edition comes with all four expansions including: The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned, Mad Moxxi's Underdome Riot, The Secret Armory of General Knoxx and Claptrap's New Robot Revolution. The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned speaks for itself. You kill zombies, period. In Mad Moxxi's Underdome Riot, you will have to get through waves of enemies to get a skill point. That's disappointing because of the time you have to invest in it. You have to complete an entire level, which consists of 5 rounds of 5 waves before being able to save. That's if you do not die, if you do, you have to restart about 1 round. The Secret Armory of General Knoxx is the biggest dlc. It contains a lot of cool guns and gadgets. However, you have to be at least level 35 before thinking to be able to survive more than 10 minutes in it. A sad fact about it is that you will have to travel a lot with your vehicle, without being able to save in the other maps as it is the case in the main game. Each time you start the game, you will come back to T-Bone Junction, which is the headquarters even if you were 3 maps further. This time again, that means you have to have a lot of time ahead of you before playing it. Claptrap's New Robot Revolution is also self-explanatory. Claptrap wants to control the world, so you will encounter a plenty of angry robots. For me, that's the best dlc. Missions gets repetitive after a certain amount of time, but you can still have a good 40+ hours of fun before getting bored. I never encountered a crash or major bugs. That's amazing considering the fact that the environment is wide open. As I told previously, for around 30$, it sure worths buying this game before Borderlands 2 comes out next fall.


Bored? No more. Borderlands is your solution.

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

So. Everyone play MOBA, online FPS and you are just sitting here masturbating? No more. Get your facts straight and believe that Borderlands don't deserve it's second name 'Boringlands'. All you need to change this game completely is bunch of friends or just random people that will play it with you in wonderful coop mode. Yes. Cooperation is THE thing. That one simple element which changes all gameplay and all experience you get from this game. So if playing Borderlands bored you once you will get all new game just by inviting more people to join you. In cooperation you will get fun not only from Claptrap's jokes but also when you talk with mates through build-in voice communication. They thought even about this. Last but not least: when you are done with main plot, DLC's added to this Game Of The Year version lets you get tons of fun beyond that. You like new trend for zombie games? No problem, you get zombies. Lot of them. You liked Claptraps? No problem they are running little revolution out there and you are the one to help them. Still hungry for killing some Psychos and Bandits? All of the stuff you loved from base game is there plus one. So do not disregard this game when next time you hear about 'Boringlands'. It is not boring when you have friends to share fun with.


Action, Destruction, and Comedy.

xtremeg12 | June 24, 2013 | See all xtremeg12's reviews »

If you ever wanted to play an FPS shooter with RPG elements in it with a great storyline, Borderlands is the game to buy. The moment the game starts you already get a sense of the vault hunting adventure you're about to embark, but also realize there will be situations where you can't help but laugh at the hilarious commentary. Single player is good, but if you want to have a great time, playing with coop friends is the way to play this game while progressing through each boss fight. There is a bit of back tracking when doing secondary quests, though each quest progression is shared when playing in coop making some quests easy to complete in a timely manner. The graphics aren't very appealing for being a game that is just over three years old, but the story, unique NPCs, bosses, and character models more than makes up for it. Each of the four characters you can play are specialized in their own type of weapon to deal more damage, but they are not restricted to it. The game is sort of linear with different loading areas and tougher enemies as you progress through the main quest line, however beating the game and playing the second play through will prove more challenging as the monsters will be the same level as your character or the person hosting the game. Replaying the game is mainly for people who want to continue being challenged by the game and want stronger weapons, otherwise the story remains exactly the same. The game lacks the ability to skip the long intro and cut scenes when starting the game, but a simple configuration found online can help reduce this frustration. Completing the main storyline and the DLCs will easily give over 30 hours of game play which is well worth the regular price of $30, but with consistent discounts of this game being under $10 on GMG, there's no excuse not to buy this game immediately for yourself and for your friends.


The revolutionary fun fps with gazillion guns

spycid | June 23, 2013 | See all spycid's reviews »

Just when you thought fps games can't offer anything new anymore, Gearbox Software started a revolutionary franchise Borderlands. The game is worth playing for its literally thousands of guns collection, storyline is decent too. And gameplay is unique since you can choose between various characters according to your playstyle. Since it has all dlcs and it's a game of the year, it's a must buy for everyone.



Zippop | June 23, 2013 | See all Zippop's reviews »

When I first bought Borderlands I had no idea what kind of game it was going to be. And it was absolutely amazing! And even better when played with friends in co-op. The idea of fusing elements from RPG and FPS was simply wondrous. I fell in love with this game after playing it for an hour and soon i had spent 100 hours on it. Definately worth getting, especially the GOTY edition since the DLC were also surprisingly good.



acsct3 | June 22, 2013 | See all acsct3's reviews »

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


Good game

144mage | June 21, 2013 | See all 144mage's reviews »

Borderlands 1 is a top game. It's fun to play and when you buy it for a deal (€5 usually) you'll have a lot of fun for hardly any money! There's a lot of weapons, you can play with friends and you can choose out of 4 classes (Sniper, Siren, Brute and Soldier) All of them have their own unique abilities so if you are done playing with 1 class there's always another class left to play for completion. It takes a bit of time to get the hang of it tho, it's not instantly a cake walk as it requires actual evasion and dodging of attacks. All in all a very good game.



drafek | June 21, 2013 | See all drafek's reviews »

This game does have a cartoonish graphic style, which I really liked about the game it makes it unique. The game does have amazing sound. The gameplay is really fun and will get you going for some hours. The controls are easy to learn. This does also include 5 DLC's which will give you some more hours to the game. Co-op also is done well and worth trying out. Worth picking up on the normal price!