Borderlands 2 features all-new characters; skills; imaginative, diverse new environments with unique missions and enemies; and more exciting and fun weapons, equipment and loot than ever before.Read full description
"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.
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Gearbox fell onto something amazing when they put the kill, loot, level, repeat system into the trappings of an FPS. In fact, once it was finally done it made many people question why this hadn't been done years ago, as the two concepts fit so well together in BL1. Fast forward to today and you have version 2.0, a game with characters that have actually useful skills, maps that don't ALL look the same, enemies that have patterns OTHER than run straight at you (skags, rakk, psychos still do, but much more variation comes about this time) there's a passable story, ease of travel has been kicked up a notch, and most importantly, ALL of the guns are FUN. Any complaints are minor. Run in with glee as a psycho requests to be your boyfriend whilst hurling an axe at your face.
Speaking of their gameplay the game moves very well, their graphic comic style look just amazing. The game is very good to play alone but the real soul of this is to play it with friends. A mistake I found in the multiplayer is that one can be at a much higher level than that of your friends and that disrupts the game a lot and makes it very unequal.
Borderlands was a series that put me off for a while because of it's art style. Plus, the first game didn't really interest me in terms of story and gameplay. I just didn't like the Borderlands series. My mind was changed the first time I played Borderlands 2. It improves on the first one in every conceivable way. Better story, better villain, better guns, better enemies, better locations, etc. I couldn't put it down. It's a fun shooter with off-beat humor and an emphasis on cooperative play with friends. This is a game everybody should play at least once.
This is not a game for everyone. I absolutely hated every second I experienced. The story is so boring its forgettable. The game is incredibly linear with load screens all over. The art style and graphics are horrible. The humor is juvenile and ever funny. Not to mention, the gameplay is repetitive and never improves. The only positive I can attribute to this game is weapon customization. Outside of that, everything else is horrendous. There are far better shooters and coop experiences that you can play. This game is not what it's cracked up to be and I wouldn't even waste $5 on it if it's on sale.
This is a looter-shooter, plain and simple. It does that part very well, and can be engaging for hundreds of hours. I highly suggest playing with friends, since it has that MMO feel. The humor in these games aren't particularly for me, but I know some people really enjoy it.
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