Borderlands 2 (NA)
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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
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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.
One of the best shooters in awhileCgtitan5 | 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.
Borders between Great and MediocreRoflcatz | 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.
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.
Space Operainvincible1214 | 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.
The natural evolution of shoot and lootRolalas | 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