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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.
Favorite GameMiotch1992 | Feb. 20, 2015 | See all Miotch1992's reviews »
This game is truly endless hours of fun! There are so many side quests and easter eggs throughout this game. It is awesome for co op. Finally a game with awesome co op. The different character types are awesome, especially when you get the DLC. I cannot recommend this game enough! It is so much fun.
A Great GameSNAPLOAD111 | Jan. 9, 2015 | See all SNAPLOAD111's reviews »
Borderlands 2 is a great game with good graphics, amazing story, funny humor, good sound and a great Co-op! The story-line keeps you hungry for more and in almost every mission you will meet funny and Bad-A$$ characters. I think the game is worth buying with friends, and it provides us a great story and a good co-op to play with your friends. I overall recommend buying this game but some people might not love/connect with the game. Finally, I give it a rate of 90/100. It's a great game!
Best game of 2012TokiMC | Jan. 7, 2015 | See all TokiMC's reviews »
Borderlands 2 is one of the best games of 2012. It has all the components of an FPS RPG, and does not overdo anything. It has great voice acting, and the screams and taunts of the actors are very convincing, especially Handsome Jack. The world is almost 3 times larger than the last parts, and the story picks up from the last parts very nicely. It has new classes with unique skills, pros and cons. There is also a lot of enemy variety. Bandits, robots, worms, armored spiders and flying monsters are just some of the bad guys you will kill in this game. And it has a gun which fires swords.
Everything so good!eekar1 | Jan. 7, 2015 | See all eekar1's reviews »
How do I start? Everything in this game is well made.
Cartoon graphics (I love it).
Nice battle system.
A lot of guns.
A lot of humor.
You can not stop playing.
I bought this game and I'am happy I did, this game is better than the first one, You have to buy it, INCREDIBLE!
A decent sequel with a power/HP creep problemCitrusAbyss | Dec. 29, 2014 | See all CitrusAbyss's reviews »
Having logged over 156 hours in the original Borderlands, I was incredibly excited to hear that a sequel would be released. As Gearbox dropped bit after tantalizing bit of info about the new game, I got very excited because everything indicated that this game would be better than the last. There would be more guns, a greater diversity of locales, new classes - everything would be better.
Unfortunately, Borderlands 2 didn't live up to the hype. At least, not for me.
I want to say straight-up that I played the game solo. Since Borderlands is a franchise oriented towards co-op, this may be the reason for some of my displeasure. However, I also largely played Borderlands 1 by myself and I still had a great time. Enemies were manageable by yourself in Borderlands 1, and although cruising around with your buddies made things a lot more fun and fairly easier, you could still have a good time.
In Borderlands 2, however, the HP/power-bloat of enemies into the late game and ESPECIALLY into True Vault Hunter Mode and Ultimate Vault Hunter Mode (the game's versions of Game+ and Game++ respectively) was ridiculous and practically impossible to go through without excessive grinding - and I mean A LOT of grinding. Take this from someone who spent hours farming Crawmerax in the first game. Ultimately, I got fed up with enemies that had tens of millions of HP, even when my guns could deal hundreds of thousands of damage points in a few seconds. I wasn't having fun.
On the bright side, there is certainly more of a story in the second game. Although rife with pop culture references and memes that are sometimes annoying, the writing is significantly better than that of the first Borderlands. In between the comedic antics of the denizens of the Borderlands, there are often very serious or sombre moments that actually pull you out of your gun-slinging hijinks to think about how insane it must be to live in the Borderlands.
In terms of the game's cast, I would say that it's got the same variety of quirky and outlandish character as the first game. In fact, you will recognize most characters from the first game either in face or by name. The game's main villain, Handsome Jack, is an... interesting antagonist. A lot of people say that he is an incredibly well-written character, but I wouldn't go that far, I would just leave it at interesting.
All in all, if you enjoyed the original Borderlands and you have friends to play with, I would heartily recommend Borderlands 2! If you're more of a lone wolf though, be hesitant. Unless you really like grinding by yourself (and easy sex jokes like the horrible one I just made (by accident, I SWEAR)) and throwing heaps of bullets at enemies with MOUNTAINOUS HP bars, consider something else.