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
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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.
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Borderlands 2 is a game for those that enjoy the feeling of finding awesome equipment hidden in a massive pile of other stuff. Sure, you don't NEED to go in-depth with this game. On the first playthrough you can get by with just picking up gear as you travel along, choosing stuff that looks better than your current gear, and maybe occasionally buying something in the vendor that looks handy. The deeper you go down the rabbit hole however, the more there is to discover. The story is decent for a First Person Shooter (albeit one with RPG elements), and dialogue is often amusing to a degree. Handsome Jack, the main antagonist is a cartoon villain with M rated attitudes. He believes, or at least pretends to believe that he is the good guy, and you are just a "Filthy Bandit.". Graphically, the game has a lot more variations in design and color scheme than it's predecessor (which was brown, brown, and a bit of color here and there). Cell shaded graphics with thick, graphic novel like outlines is the style of the game, and does a good job of separating it from the average FPS. Now, on to the gameplay itself!: Action is often fast paced and exciting. So long as you don't allow yourself to get too far ahead of the enemy levels, you'll find battles where you have to fight hard to win. The game does a decent job of easing you into the various elements, such as different gun types (Pistol, SMG, Assault/Combat Rifle, Shotgun, Revolver, Rocket Launcher, and Sniper Rifle), the importance of a good shield, grenade mods (alter the way your grenade behaves, including damage bonuses and special effects), Class Mods (Class-specific devices which can boost skills, and have other effects like increasing fire rate with specific weapon types), and lastly Relics (Device which generally boost damage or defence in some way). Equipment rarity is also made fairly clear. It goes White, Green, Blue, Purple, Magenta, Orange, Seraph, and Pearlescent. The final two rarities (Pearlescent and Seraph) are special. Seraphs require you to have at least one of the season pass DLC to obtain (and you need all 4 of the Season Pass DLC to obtain all the Seraph rarity items), and as to Pearlescent rarity weapons, you need to be in Ultimate Vault Hunter Mode (Playthrough 3) for them to have a chance of being spawned. Don't assume that a blue is automatically better than a green rarity item, even at the same level. Experiment! Playable Characters and Skills: There are 4 included playable characters, and two DLC characters. Each class has it's ups and downs, and a special game changing skill unique to them. For example, Salvador (Gunzerker) will dual-wield guns when his action skill is active, meaning TWICE THE FIREPOWER. Axton (Commando) drops a turret, which damages enemies and draws aggression away from you. Maya (Siren) locks an enemy's movements for a short time, allowing you to get in free hits. Zer0 turns invisible for a few seconds and launches a decoy, and his first attack made whilst in this mode does increased damage. The DLC characters are Gaige (Mechromancer) who launches a flying robot that attacks nearby enemies, and Kreig (Psycho); a schizophrenic musclebound maniac that will whale on everything within reach with increased offensive and defensive capabilities and can even throw his axe at more distant targets. Aside from the action skills unique to the character, there are various other skills that you can put points into, and have an effect on gameplay in some way. For example, increasing fire rate or damage for a few seconds after a kill is made. Each character has 3 skill trees, each ending with a final gamechanging skill modifier. For example, Zer0's Bloodlust (Melee) tree ends with the Many Must Fall perk, which will instantly re-deploy the hologram if he kills the enemy with one melee strike. As mentioned before, Class Mods unique to a character class will boost certain skills. It's possible for them to go as high as +6, meaning some skills can be boosted to 11, as the normal limit on points you can put into most skills is 5, though some skills are only 1 (those usually affect the way you play). Plus, there is a gun that shoots swords....EXPLODING swords...In DLC4 (Tiny Tina's Assault on the Dragon Keep). So yeah, there is that too.
Bored of questing by yourself? This game brings together families. One of the best coop games i've every played. Spent many hours questing, exploring and looting. has a great replay-ability with harder modes. At the beginning, graphic style took a short while to get used to but now love it! Good story line, and lots of funny moments. I highly recommend it!
One of my favourite co-op games ever. Borderlands was ok, but this one is bigger, crazier and better. Prepare to meet one of the best antagonist of all time, Handsome Jack, and some of his charismatic minions through lots of open world made levels. Say goodbye to those long boring walks and repetitive missions from Borderlands 1 since this game takes care of all the flaws the first one had. Four different main characters plus some others if you buy some DLCs, millions of weapons and equipment thanks to its randomized weapon creation system and big bosses leaving behind irresistible loot. This is just the game that made Borderlands 1 look like a bad soulless game.
I liked Borderlands, but this is a much better game. The gameplay has been improved, with new weapons and mechanics, and the graphics too, with a much better port. There are tons of content and things to do. Some people might not like the "cartoon" aesthetic, but I think it really fits the game style, because it's not a serious game. Lots of easter eggs and references. If you are looking for a mindless fun FPS, this is a great choice.
Borderlands 2 improves upon the world design of the previous, offering more varied locations to travel to. The writing and humor return and are even better than the first game. The guns are varied and enjoyable to collect and the shooting mechanics remain enjoyable to use, as do the special abilities of each character, there is also a wide variety of grenade and class mods. Each of the classes has a primary skill they will be using as well as one at the end of their tree but each one is able to specialize in different abilities that can make them better in certain areas, the Assassin character can become better at sniper rifles or can focus more on melee attacks. Vehicle combat has always been improved from the first game but is still not a strong point of the game. Negatives about the game are that you need to pay to respec characters abilities. Playing through the game once without the DLC will only get you halfway to max level, meaning you will only barely get to the final ability in your skill tree, playing a new game + mode will make enemies stronger but you would still need to play the exact same game again. The game is much more fun to play in co-op but it still makes this difficult to always do as characters of lower levels will deal less damage and take more, meaning your friends will have to be at or around your level to contribute.
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