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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
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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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Solid Game with some flawsfuzeblu | July 29, 2014 | See all fuzeblu's reviews »
Borderlands tries to take the FPS-RPG genre in a slightly different direction. It's strengths are a unique art style and dark humor and witty characters. The looter in everyone will rejoice at the amount of weapons that can be acquired and the shooter will love gunning everything down with them. The game does struggle with repetitive quests and lackluster enemy variety as well less charter customization than desired. The main storyline does have flaws that fall short of what it could have been as well. Overall, I suggest getting this game for a nice ride, and definitely take the jump for the sequel.
Fun, exciting, adventurous but....a bit overratedDragosLoL | July 16, 2014 | See all DragosLoL's reviews »
Borderlands has become a popular game among FPS RPG fans but it wasn't what I expected everyone was saying it was. The game definitely holds onto its RPG standards with damage counters and skill trees but I felt really limited due to slow leveling and not enough enemies to grind in one zone before I moved onto a higher level zone. It kind of bored me out and the quests weren't as exciting since most of them were go collect this or go activate this beacon. Boss fights were fun though as it actually put a challenge in the game. But other than that, I wouldn't say this game is for RPG fans. I would recommend this game to anyone who's looking for a good FPS game but not the combination of two. If you don't like grinding exp, then probably not the game for you.
Fine for co-op purpose.Furrek | July 5, 2014 | See all Furrek's reviews »
When I first time saw Borderlands it was advertised as "Diablo as FPS game", or something like that. It was few years ago so I don't remember it well, but that was a reason for me to pick up this game. So when I did, at first I had great time. I didn't played it alone, so the fun was doubled. Finding new weapons with random stats and colors, getting new levels, skills, fighting harder and harder enemies - yup, for a time it seemed like FPS Diablo game. Well, the only thing is, this game is only fun when you are playing with friends. Playing alone this game would be so boring. It's one of these games where you just need someone to play with. After finishing this game for the first time I tried to play a bit alone and I was bored. As for the game, it's not like it's amazing, one in a kind etc. It's just a fun co-op title, that you will enjoy. You might want to check the DLCs, because they were more fun then main game.
Loads and loads of weapons.reginleifx | July 4, 2014 | See all reginleifx's reviews »
Borderlands is definitely one of my favorite games of all time. The plot might not be excellent, but it still is entertaining. (Not going into much detail, since it's easy to spoil.) I've read somewhere, that it's basically a "Elder Scrolls/Diablo/Fallout" mashup, and it kind of feels that way. The random drop system works kind of like Diablo's and one of the game's most appealing features is the weapons that can be dropped. There are literally millions of possible weapons. There are also different kinds of weapons, with your character getting better with them as you use them. Gameplay-wise, it feels like an FPS/RPG hybrid, that's why some people compare it to The Elder Scrolls. There are four playable characters, each one has different passive skillsets, and an active skill. There are different skilltrees, which allow players to try different builds out. It's a challenging game, and it's also long (took me 30 hours to beat, 45 hours with DLCs. The soundtrack is kind of good, to be honest.
This GameRcoder97 | July 3, 2014 | See all Rcoder97's reviews »
I picked up Borderlands ages ago not knowing a thing about it except that it had lots of guns. I heard a rumor that there were over 60 guns! They were right but there are waaaaaay more than 60. This game takes you to Pandora, while an unoriginal name, is a planet full of wonder, danger, and treasure. You choose from 4 characters. Roland is the soldier who can deploy a turret to help you out. Mordecai is a master sniper and gunslinger who can throw his bird Bloodwing which ruins enemy's days. Lilith is the siren who can Phasewalk (go invisible). Lastly Brick is the beserker who can drop his gun and punch everything to oblivion. The story is to find the vault, but you aren't the only ones trying to get its treasure. It's a race! There are tons of missions and side missions plus dlc that you can buy to keep the fun going. I love this game.