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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.
Crazy, Funny, Borderlandsph03n1x_sa | June 12, 2015 | See all ph03n1x_sa's reviews »
Borderlands 2 fulfills much of what Borderlands missed out on. While the gameplay elements remain mostly the same, a few enhancements such as its graphical capabilities, and a better multiplayer experience means that fans of the first installment will definitely enjoy this sequel. The battle for Pandora continues with the discovery of Eridium bars, new weapons, shields, and other loot along your travels. While I do recommend this game, I'd emphasise that it is much better suited to multiplayer action with a group of friends to complete the storyline mode. Not only does it make things easier, the new elements introduced makes for great interaction.
Fun, Frantic and Freakin' awesomeWitchcraft6 | June 9, 2015 | See all Witchcraft6's reviews »
I was a big fan of the first Borderlands, and was overjoyed at the news of a new game in the works. Luckily, the good folks at 2K games stepped up to the plate, and not only hit a home run, but knocked the ball so thoroughly out of the park that all other balls exploded in terror. The updates to the engine pay off in tighter controls and a boost in visuals, while 4 new characters with their own unique abilities, skill-trees, personalities and back-stories give a refreshing new angle on the overarching plot surrounding the planet of Pandora. The multi-player is fun, and the game plays very seamlessly through the campaign regardless of wether you're flying solo or with a pal or crew. There's a great deal of looting to do, and the items and weapons you'll find will likely give you a lot of unique game play across multiple play-throughs. The writing of the story is great, and they've clearly put a good amount of attention to ratcheting up the humor in the game. The irreverent and over-the-top gags and dialogue kept me laughing and looking forward to more. My only complaint... is the fact that each character only has a single super ability, as I feel this can get a bit monotonous over time, and leaving me feeling wanting for other cool tricks to leverage for each character. Else, I highly recommend this game, despite it being a bit old and overshadowed by the 3rd installment in the series!
Loads of bang for your buckSoapmac72 | June 9, 2015 | See all Soapmac72's reviews »
Borderlands 2 takes absolutely everything from the first game up a notch. Pretty much everything has been improved here. The loot is far more varied with the different manufacturers adding different attributes. The environment is also chock full of variety, with every location looking different from the rest. The bullet-spongy enemies can be annoying, but they had to make it this way or else there wouldn't be any incentive for loot! And loot you will. There are times when you go through a gun every five minutes. Your meager inventory size is not prepared for this amount of loot. Make sure you pick up the game of the year edition because the DLC actually adds a LOT of content and is absolutely worth the money (not something I say often).
Ruined loot and money system ruin a fun game.Postgaming | June 4, 2015 | See all Postgaming's reviews »
Everything improved on this version. However after 8 play through never once did a good gun or shield drop in this game. Not one legendary. To have played this game thought with every conceivable bad gun in the game and collecting money to only pay for dying??2.5 million to die or free if you have no money. The game is all set for you to chase legendary weapons at the cost of DLC. The game is fun but its a massive chore to play and I completely lost interest in grinding for a month to get a good gun that can aim or not take 30 seconds to reload. Never once did I open a trunk and get a legendary weapon. Just junk to sort through. I had fun but its based on chasing something you don't really get so you keep chasing... Have fun logging into face book to try to find codes so again you can get a purple weapon because playing the games you don't anything worthwhile. so they pander this stuff to you and force you into social networking to get a gun that works...ridiculous!
This ain't no place for a hero to call homeMeistrikt | June 2, 2015 | See all Meistrikt's reviews »
A substantial improvement to the original borderlands formula, Borderlands 2 delivers an action packed adventure, continuing the story shortly after the first game. Gearbox focused it's efforts to fix the flaws of the first title, meaning this game has a much stronger narrative, a better story, a variety of environments and a lot more emphasis on it's crazy, but loveable characters. Needless to say, the world of Pandora never felt this big, real and alive. The core gameplay remains basically untouched, as it singlehandedly carried the previous title, meaning Borderlands 2 is a clear step forward in the series. If you're interested in the looter&shooter genre, this is the game to pick up. Large story DLCs (with the exception of Torgue's ) are highly recommended, having a coop partner enhances the experience.