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  • Summary: Lock, Load, & Face the Madness! Get ready for the mind-blowing insanity, as one of four trigger-happy mercenaries, taking out everything that stands in your way. With its addictive action, frantic first person shooter combat, massive arsenal of weaponry, RPG elements and four-playerLock, Load, & Face the Madness! Get ready for the mind-blowing insanity, as one of four trigger-happy mercenaries, taking out everything that stands in your way. With its addictive action, frantic first person shooter combat, massive arsenal of weaponry, RPG elements and four-player co-op, Borderlands is the breakthrough experience that challenges all the conventions of modern shooters. Borderlands places you in the role of a mercenary on the lawless and desolate planet of Pandora, hell bent on finding a legendary stockpile of powerful alien technology known as The Vault. Expand
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  1. Dec 3, 2011
    10
    Great game period.. if you want easy seemless coop play this is probably the best coop game out there.
    The graphics are original and awesome
    Great game period.. if you want easy seemless coop play this is probably the best coop game out there.
    The graphics are original and awesome and the environments and weapons excellent. you can run different chartacter builds and enjoy the hell out of yourself. If you did not like this game your logic is flawed or this is entirely not your genre.
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  2. Jun 4, 2014
    10
    This game. It's everything. Heck, it's the closest to a true 10 I have ever played.

    The game combines RPG elements with the fast-paced
    This game. It's everything. Heck, it's the closest to a true 10 I have ever played.

    The game combines RPG elements with the fast-paced action of an FPS, perfectly. The gameplay is just about flawless. It does have a slight lack of balance, I was easily able to shotgun through everything, but not so much with a sniper rifle, but I guess that's because shotguns usually deal ridiculous damage most often.

    The story was good, the characters were fantasticly insane. Only one big problem, the story doesn't change playthrough 2. That made me angry.
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  3. Mar 4, 2012
    10
    This game has all that you want in a FPS, it has an unlimited amount of guns. Since the game has a built in plug-in that makes up weapons forThis game has all that you want in a FPS, it has an unlimited amount of guns. Since the game has a built in plug-in that makes up weapons for you to find anywhere in the mass universe. You have a bit of RPG elements built into the game as well. This game would probably take about 14 - 24 hours in the original game. But, with the added DLC, the whole game would pry take about 50 - 65 hours worth game play. You can also choose to keep going with your first play through to go play some DLC, or go through the original game all over again. With the same level you are, and all the perks you got on your first play through. This game really does deserve a 10/10. You will have loads of fun and hours on end of fun game play. Expand
  4. sft
    May 22, 2013
    9
    I ain’t gonna bite, pro’ly

    I was concerned that I might not like BORDERLANDS, as I’ve played games with stylised graphics before and have
    I ain’t gonna bite, pro’ly

    I was concerned that I might not like BORDERLANDS, as I’ve played games with stylised graphics before and have found this type of design can reduce the immersive qualities that I love about gaming. I need not have worried. Borderlands is one of the best games I’ve played. The visuals are very impressive and suck you right in. This is open-world gaming at it’s best, with many large maps to explore as you complete the numerous missions. There are hundreds of weapons to collect and use, or sell along the way (gathering loot quickly becomes addictive). A wide variety of enemies will take you on as you progress up the levels. The combat is varied and the AI is good if not exceptional. Although there’s little story to speak of there’s enough humour to just about make up for this. It’s possible that some might find the missions a tad repetitive but I was so engrossed in the game that I didn’t tire of them and completed every one, including the 3 DLCs available. As for multi-player, well co-op is great fun but best played with people who you can rely on to share the loot.
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  5. Dec 26, 2013
    9
    Game: Borderlands Game of the Year Edition
    Genre: FPS/RPG
    Developer: 2k Games/GearBox Software System: Steam (PC) Total Score: 86/100
    Game: Borderlands Game of the Year Edition
    Genre: FPS/RPG
    Developer: 2k Games/GearBox Software
    System: Steam (PC)
    Total Score: 86/100
    Value Score: 8.6/10

    • Story: 8/10
    • Characters: 7/10
    • GamePlay: 8/10
    • Graphics: 9/10
    • Sound: 10/10
    • Music: 6/10
    • Length: 10/10
    • Replay Value: 10/10
    • Player Value: 8/10

    Pros
    +A great combination of RPG and First Person Shooting elements
    +Great customization and variety of weapon types and items
    +Huge world with a lot of exploration
    +DLCs have a lot of content and include interesting story elements
    +Characters are humorous and well designed
    +Sound effects are nicely done and adds more atmosphere to a game that already has a huge atmosphere
    +Main Campaign is really long
    +Co-Op is a great experience
    +A lot of missions and quests

    Cons
    -Too many Fetch quests and too much walking back and forth
    -Storyline is a bit generic mainly the main campaign
    -Environment does not change often and is usually bland at times
    -Amount of characters in a large world makes the world all too barren and somewhat boring
    -Music is very forgettable
    -Difficulty can be at times unforgiving if you go to a certain area before you really have to.
    -The game can force you to grind a lot like in a MMORPG.
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  6. Jan 19, 2015
    7
    I have 43 hours on the Steam clock, and I just completed the main quest. I have done one side mission, and two if not three side quests stillI have 43 hours on the Steam clock, and I just completed the main quest. I have done one side mission, and two if not three side quests still left to do. (I had to leave two side quests because they were above my character level and marked impossible. I got battered when I tried them.) My impression of BL GOTY is mixed but still quite favourable. It wasn't quite what I was expecting anyway.

    I bought BL2 GOTY first because that game made such a scene. I loved it from the moment I started playing, until the moment I stopped. Bordelands 1 though was not as good.

    The things that were wrong with Borderlands are as follows.
    It will tell me there are new missions at certain bounty boards. yet there a tons of maps. I have no idea who has missions for me or where unless they arrive in my inventory.
    Getting from one side of a map to the other can be very hard. Then you often have to get back to turn the mission in. Only to get sent back again. It's endlessy like that. It's like, 'get in a vehicle, and go 200m, jump out for a barrier, fight, run, get another vehicle, damn another barrier, fight, run, do quest. Return the same way. Fight struggle stop to sell off junk, then get sent back again and all the baddies are back. I mean re-spawning baddies are Ok, but not when you have other landscape obstacles to negotiate as well. BL2 fixed that and made all maps traversable.
    The main mission is so thinly veiled in the game I didn't realise I was doing until about half way through.
    They haven't included a 'field of view' slider in the options. The default setting is that for a 4:3 aspect monitor. The result makes everything look too close-up. You have to google to find a work-around. I mean that is so weak that they have not patched that.

    Somehow it just feels a little dull even though the world and graphics are stunning.

    BL2 did the opposite. It gave us a blinding main mission and added lots of side missions. They all blended together and felt like a whole. BL1 for me just became hard work. By about 30 hours I was getting irritable but couldn't put my finger on why. 35 hours I had worked it out, and was not playing anymore for ages. I just picked it up again and completed the main mission.

    Genuinley though when I fired up BL GOTY for the first time I thought, wow, I'm back. The graphics were not quite as good, and the PhysX effects are missing that made BL2 sparkle. It concludes to a slightly duller, harder game. As a stand alone from the series it feels typically PC gamish. Whereas BL2 GOTY blew my head off.
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