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7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 304 Ratings

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  • Summary: Borderlands 2 furthers the distinct blending of First Person Shooter and Role Playing genres to create the true evolution of the Role Playing Shooter. Team up with up to three other players for four-player online goodness or go old-school with two-player split-screen couch sharing mayhem as you spend hours leveling up your character and equipping them with one of the millions of badass weapons. Borderlands 2 features a new visually stunning array of procedurally generated guns, shields, grenades, artifacts, enemies and more. Choose one of the four new character classes to be taken through a carefully crafted and connected story to all new and surprising environments across the living planet of Pandora. Make new friends, arm them to the teeth and fight alongside them on your relentless quest for revenge and redemption. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 31
  2. Negative: 3 out of 31
  1. May 14, 2014
    100
    Borderlands 2 is instantly one of the best games the Vita has to offer, and a sign that maybe, just maybe, those initial promises of it being a portable console in your pocket weren't that far from reality.
  2. Jun 30, 2014
    80
    Borderlands 2 is a great game to play in bursts, and the handheld format lends itself to this type of game perfectly.
  3. Jul 2, 2014
    75
    It definitely has problems, but Borderlands 2 is still mighty fun on Vita.
  4. Jul 8, 2014
    65
    Not so nice to watch, hard to handle and full of glitches, this new entry isn't really what we were waiting for.
  5. Borderlands 2 has been a really bad port.
  6. May 13, 2014
    60
    Borderlands 2 is serious fun, but has serious problems.
  7. Jun 25, 2014
    20
    Released and patched, but still not ready for release - Borderlands and the Vita deserve better.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 7 out of 131
  1. May 6, 2014
    10
    Excellent, a little dub down but it s a must buy for the Vita. Lots of replay value. The game playable and decent frame rate. Very happy, with this purchase. Sony keep them coming!!! Expand
  2. May 31, 2014
    10
    Are you kidding me critics? BL2 on the vita is worth MUCH MORE than 65. It comes with 6 dlc packs, I'm only level 14 and I'm 7 hours in, the only real problem is at times the framerate drops, most of the time it's smooth, but at times it just gets really choppy. Its also crashed about 3 times on me, and before it crashed I had some brief audio problems, but the multiplayer and storymode are so much fun it's more than forgivable. Expand
  3. May 15, 2014
    10
    Yes, Frame is not happy with, but it still is borderlands 2 with 6 dlc.
    Good enuf if u are BL 2 fan, ps vita version will bring u joy on the
    way to the office. Expand
  4. May 29, 2014
    9
    I was nervous when i heard that borderlands 2 will be ported to the Vita, worried that one of my favourite games will be ruined. luckily, that wasn't the case ! don't believe professional critics, this game runs smooth, looks and plays better than on my Laptop (Dell Inspiron n7110). this is a must buy to any BL2 fan, having a Triple A game on the go? YES PLEASE! well worth your money. Expand
  5. May 13, 2014
    9
    BL2 is a great vita game definitely a must buy for vita owners , impressive graphics and runs smoothly but with a few frame drop issues. There's so much content to play through its amazing how they fit this on a handheld this is one of the best games on the vita. I'll give this a 9/10 Expand
  6. May 14, 2014
    8
    I'm writing this article for two reasons: 1. The critic reviews are ridiculously harsh. 2. For some strange reason the user score took a giant plunge - from 83 to 74 and now its back up to 76- so I thought something must be up.

    I'm enjoying this game. I bought the vita for this game. So far I have not been disappointed.

    The good: For a portable, the graphics are great. A long play game so good value for the money. Interesting dialog and plot. Gameplay is fun. A decent shooter for the psvita. Issues that are not a big deal but exist: Sometimes camera angles are a bit wonky when in combat (but this exists in the platform game too). You need good vision to read some of the text boxes. Occasional frame rate slow downs (same problem in platform game).

    My son is also playing the game (he's logged 100 plus hours on the PS3 version). He has similar thoughts as shared above and rates it a solid 8/10. He likes the fact you can lie in bed and play this game.
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  7. Jun 23, 2014
    0
    This game has too many DLCs. Even though it is fun and looks good, the developer or publisher is trying to make the maximum money out of the game with mostly annoying, overpriced and pointless DLCs. Join the Anti-DLC-Force! Expand

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