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"Fun combat and a steady flow of rewards make this journey a massively enjoyable one, especially with some fellow mercenaries along for the ride." - Gamepot
"With tons of weapons to find, a great co-op system, fantastic art, and a whole bunch of exploding bodies, Borderlands is worth your money." - Destructoid
Borderlands combines the best in first-person action with player customization and vehicular combat for incredible layers of gameplay depth. The game features a groundbreaking content generation system allowing for near-endless variety in weapons, item drops and character customization.
Borderlands allows for multiple players to share the same game experience simultaneously online in co-op gameplay. Players can freely join or leave each other's games at anytime, or choose to play in the full single-player mode. These features, along with a rich and deep fiction that touches upon the mysteries buried beneath the surface of a danger-filled planet, combine to form a breakthrough experience that challenges the conventions of modern shooters.
Gun Lust: Choose from an arsenal of hundreds of thousands of weapons, each with their unique manufacturers, specifications and advantages. A revolutionary new content generation system provides for near infinite tools of destruction
Co-op Engineered Game Design: Borderlands is built from the ground-up to be an exciting and intuitive co-operative multiplayer experience that rewards players for executing advanced strategies and tactical maneuvers
FPS Action Meets RPG Character Progression: Players earn experience and gain proficiency in a number of specialties as they do battle with enemies
Intense Vehicular Combat: Get behind the wheel of and engage in intense vehicle-to-vehicle combat, complete with extensive damage modeling and spectacular explosions
Next Big Original IP From Gearbox Software: Experience the action and creativity derived from the pedigree of one of gaming’s most innovative and respected developers
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Something different.Argentum | Dec. 1, 2013 | See all Argentum's reviews »
Those two words above are the simplest way to describe this game. At least they were when it came out, now theres a sequel and likely a horde of rip-offs so its no longer that "something different".
Anyway, this game when it was released was a 4-player story orientated shooter that took place on an alien world - you are one of 4 classes each with a distinct set of skills and preferences but it doesn't really affect your progress though the game whoever you choose.
The point of those 4 is things become super interesting when all 4 team up, their powers (in a way) compliment each other. All specialise in a different type of gun as well, resulting in little complaints over loot sharing at the break.
It plays like a standard FPS but in a vibrant world, instead of the greys and browns of most FPSs this world is set in colour using a vibrant CellShading art style that regardless of platform looks amazing, it pairs this art style with a wicked and offbeat sense of humour that is genuinely funny and doesn't derail the story. These two pieces are what set it apart from the rest of the games out there.
Suffers from a lot of the same problems big open world rpgs suffer from and that sometimes you can get a bit bogged down in meaningless sidequests but the opponents are varied to the point where it rarely feels like a grind.
Overall a good games that stood out amongst its peers.
Not your everyday shooter.TheRealParto | Nov. 29, 2013 | See all TheRealParto's reviews »
Borderlands is one of those rare games that brings something new to a genre. In this case bringing the constant loot drops of games like Diablo to the shooter genre, giving you that constant "what's going to drop next?" feel that keeps you playing for hours on end. Combined with RPG elements of having 4 classes each with their own unique power and talent trees making how you approach fights and what loot you want different for each class and a graphics style not seen before makes it a shooter like no other and well worth your time.
Call of Duty (or insert any other FPS) meets Diablo.MauroR | Nov. 26, 2013 | See all MauroR's reviews »
Every time we see a new franchise most of the times we're skeptical because we ask ourselves if a particular title it'll be good or not. Well in this particular case Gearbox Software has done a good job. Just imagine Borderlands like a mix of two popular genres which you love, FPSes as Quake, Unreal, CoD plus ARPGs as Diablo. I mentioned Diablo because the loot system and the leveling it's similar to that found in the popular ARPGs series. Now that the mix is ready, you can start having fun by killing monsters, leveling up and exploring the vast world of Pandora completing several missions (or quests if you prefer this term) in the meantime. This game it's fast, fun and it has one of the best Co-Op ever seen in a modern game. If you like First Person Shooters and you love Diablo, well this game it's what you're looking, don't stay here reading my review, just get it know if you didn't do it yet.
Badassitsjbro | Nov. 22, 2013 | See all itsjbro's reviews »
It's like Call of Duty in terms of shooter mechanics, and The Elder Scrolls (Oblivion, Skyrim) in terms of RPG mechanics. I sank roughly 32 hours beating the story with only a handful of side quests completed. Once you beat it you get New Game+ which lets you carry over all your cash, your loot, and your level and start the game over again. I could easily see myself sinking another 30+ hours into this masterpiece. It's a game that is beyond worth your money. And I didn't even mention that you can play the whole game from beginning to end in 4 player co-op. This, and it's sequel Borderlands 2 are the only games out right now I feel obligated to give "100 out of 100" on.
Excellent Gameenmass90 | Nov. 20, 2013 | See all enmass90's reviews »
This game, is quite possibly some of the most fun I've had in ages. The humor, the art direction, the storyline..all of it makes this game a masterpiece. It does suffer from some glitches and performance issues though; hence the not perfect 10 score. I have a decent rig, and it drops frames in some areas, some of the levels and missions frustratingly glitch that make you have to constantly restart at the check point.
Luckily the game doesn't have copious amounts of issues, but they are there.
Overall great effort by gearbox!