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"The one thing worth pointing out between the various platforms is how cool Borderlands 2 can look if you have an awesome PC. The PC version allows plenty of tweaks to draw distance, frame rate and more." - IGN.com
"Borderlands 2 doesn't reach far beyond its predecessor's scope, but it does do almost everything better. Additions, refinements, and fixes all combine to create an appreciably improved experience, one that fully delivers on the promise of the first game." - Gamespot.com
A new era of shoot and loot is about to begin. Play as one of four new vault hunters facing off against a massive new world of creatures, psychos and the evil mastermind, Handsome Jack. Make new friends, arm them with a bazillion weapons and fight alongside them in 4 player co-op on a relentless quest for revenge and redemption across the undiscovered and unpredictable living planet.
Borderlands 2 follows the story of four new Vault Hunters as they fight to free Pandora from the clutches of Handsome Jack, the brilliant, charismatic, and utterly despicable CEO of the Hyperion Corporation. Players will fight across the whole of Pandora to stop Jack from awakening an ancient alien evil known only as "the Warrior." Their quest will bring them into contact with some familiar faces from the old game – most notably, the original four Vault Hunters: Roland, Lilith, Brick and Mordecai. They, along with some brand new characters, will help players defeat Jack, destroy the Warrior, and save Pandora.
All-New Characters and Classes:
Four all new playable classes including the Siren, the Commando, the Gunzerker and the Assassin. Step into the role of the Gunzerker, whose highly deadly skills allow him to dual-wield any two weapons found in the game. Not only that, you will build on that skill to do more things with two guns than you ever imagined possible. Dual machine guns? Cool. Dual rocket launchers? Of course! Dual Sniper Rifles? Sure, if that’s your thing! Want to try other styles? More tactical perhaps? There are multiple classes to choose from!
Play Online with Friends:
Share your adventures with friends both online and via LAN through a seamless system enabling you to drop in and drop out of a campaign without ever having to restart the game.
World Connected Story:
Left for dead in the frozen tundra of Pandora, begin your quest of revenge and redemption as the story drives you closer to the Hyperion Corporation and its evil founder, Handsome Jack.
New Badass Gun System:
Millions upon millions of possible weapons means tons of new and innovative ways to engage foes on Pandora. Fire, electricity, corrosive acid, and more will all be at your disposal.
In addition to the new gun system, you will lust after procedurally generated shields, grenades, Relics, class mods and much, much more. And you thought the original Borderlands had a ton of loot!
Brand new environments:
From the arctic tundra, through the dangerous grasslands, past the mysterious corrosive caverns to beyond, discover more of the unpredictable world of Pandora at every turn!
Brand new enemies:
Hulking, gorilla-like Bullymongs, vicious predatory Stalkers and the Hyperion mechanical army, run by Handsome Jack, are just some of the new enemies you will face.
An excellent sequel that improves on the first in most waysLegolas_Katarn | Oct. 8, 2015 | See all Legolas_Katarn's reviews »
Borderlands 2 improves upon the world design of the previous, offering more varied locations to travel to. The writing and humor return and are even better than the first game. The guns are varied and enjoyable to collect and the shooting mechanics remain enjoyable to use, as do the special abilities of each character, there is also a wide variety of grenade and class mods. Each of the classes has a primary skill they will be using as well as one at the end of their tree but each one is able to specialize in different abilities that can make them better in certain areas, the Assassin character can become better at sniper rifles or can focus more on melee attacks. Vehicle combat has always been improved from the first game but is still not a strong point of the game. Negatives about the game are that you need to pay to respec characters abilities. Playing through the game once without the DLC will only get you halfway to max level, meaning you will only barely get to the final ability in your skill tree, playing a new game + mode will make enemies stronger but you would still need to play the exact same game again. The game is much more fun to play in co-op but it still makes this difficult to always do as characters of lower levels will deal less damage and take more, meaning your friends will have to be at or around your level to contribute.
I love this gamemlefoo | Sept. 28, 2015 | See all mlefoo's reviews »
This game. My god, this game. The first borderlands was a really solid game. It was fun to play with an excellent bit of humor. This game though, is on a much higher level. It has the same great humor as the first, has refined gameplay from the first, but in my opinion this game really shines when it comes to the plot. The first game's plot was meh. I never really cared about it, rather just the characters you met. The plot in borderlands 2 however actually exists in a filled out way. You really have moments with other NPC's and care about them and whats going on. Its a plot so gripping that the multitude of side quests don't constantly distract you. This is a great game, and you should totally splurge on the DLC. Tiny Tina's is well worth it.
Same base game as the first, but with way more to offer!GeoffAussieSpy | Aug. 25, 2015 | See all GeoffAussieSpy's reviews »
I recently starting playing the first game again and I love it still! But the second is a great improvement from the first with much more to offer you, the player! The game is a bit more/a lot more polished and filled with more weapons! I just don't know where to start with this huge game. There are many, many weapons/items and the game will have you choose between things and manage your inventory. The characters, just like the first, and funny, crazy, weird, and overall very, very interesting. The story in this is amazing. You grew up hearing about this vault that contains treasures and infinite wealth. So you become this vault hunter, and right off the bat, you choose your character. Do you want to be a guy that goes all in and does tons of damage right up in the enemies face!? Or do you want to snipe form afar and manage your ammo. Find the special ability that fits your playstyle and have fun with it. You can experiment and try new things out in the fight. In this game, it's all up to you! The side missions are also, much like the story, very interesting, not long, but quite interesting and keeps you in the game and not bored. It's something fresh, the characters, the enemies, you know, monsters and bandits and everything in between. I absolutely LOVE this game and the others in this franchise. I very, very much recommend this to anyone out there. The shooting is fantastic and the looting is very, very well done as well. I hope everyone tries this game out!
Fun For AnyoneSparkWave | Aug. 4, 2015 | See all SparkWave's reviews »
Borderlands 2 is not only a game that you play to beat the storyline. You are given choices to play side quests first or explore the wastelands of Pandora. This game allows you to play by yourself, or with your friends and gets challenging as you move on. The amazing details of the wasteland allows for the player to have lots to explore. The graphics are one of a kind and create amazing visual effects. Overall, Borderlands 2 can give you hundreds of hours of gameplay, even without the dlc.
Insane, funny, and, most importantly, fun.chcoman123 | Aug. 1, 2015 | See all chcoman123's reviews »
Borderlands 2 is great, and I definitely enjoyed my time with it. Does everything work? Nooo...but it's still fun. Borderlands 2 takes place an unspecified amount of time after the first game. In it, four new vault hunters work together to, once again, find a vault on Pandora, as their turns out to be a second one. However, the CEO of the Hyperion Corporation, who is called Handsome Jack, wants to find the Vault too, believing it to contain tons and tons of Eridium, a rare metal that's very powerful and valuable. Handsome Jack will stop at nothing and will kill anyone and anything to get the vault first, and it's up to our vault hunters, along with a resistance group led by the vault hunters of the first game, in order to stop him. The story is...ok. at time's it's really good, but it is ultimately marred by having multiple plot holes, and not being able to pick a tone. Does the game want to be extremely silly, humorous fun, or does it want to be dark, sad and depressing? I just weird how it can't pick a tone and stick with it. The gameplay on the other hand is great.There's SO MANY GUNS. The game has the ability to randomly generate a gun's stats and how it looks as well. Almost no two guns in the game are the same. Plus the RPG elements jut get so insane, and there will be so much happening at once, it creates a light show of death, explosions and gore. It's just hard not to be so excited and be swooped in to see what other crazy guns and weapons that do crazy things you can find next! The game gets even better with friends, as when you have four player co-op, the game gets out of control and it feels great when you and your friends work together to defeat a previously insurmountable boss, only to tear it down. Now, if I did have a problem with the gameplay, it would be how not all the classes are useful. The Assassin and the Gunzerker are just so much better than the Siren and the Commando. The Siren is...ok, but the Commando is just bad. You'll find a lot of people playing the same classes online, simply because they are better. This goes for pretty much every single Borderlands game, both the first one and the Pre-Sequel. Overall though, if you just want to have fun and have a good time, Borderlands 2 is definitely the right choice. Just don't be expecting a masterpiece.