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  • Summary: Borderlands is an RPG sci-fi shooter that features four player online co-op.
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  1. Mar 23, 2012
    10
    This is by far the best version of borderlands to get if you buy the version with the 2nd disc instead of download codes. I spent £15 on this brand new which is cheaper than downloading the 4 packs on xbox live plus you obviously get the game disc. I have also installed this content on the consoles of 3 friends which just adds more value to it as we can now all play together.

    I haven't played all the DLC yet but this game gives you hours of entertainment and for the bargain price you can get it for now, is money well spent!!!
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  2. Dec 16, 2010
    10
    This version of Borderlands is for those who have Xbox Live, who do not have the DLC, and want a great value. I got the GOTY edition for $40.00, and it came with all four DLC packs, the game (of course), a poster and map, and a Duke Nukem early access code. Complaining about having tokens nstead of a disc is like complaining that Castle Crashers didn't come as a disc. Expand
  3. Feb 8, 2012
    9
    This is the one of the best games I've played on the Xbox. Also, this is the best version since it includes all 4 Map packs on a seperate disc so you could even let your friend borrow it and install the DLC. Definitely get this!

    Very few cons: there is no radar on the screen, you have to switch to a map (They fixed this in the new part 2 coming out)...the cheaters online are annoying with their customized guns that kill anything in one shot (hopefully that is fixed in part 2)
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  4. Jan 4, 2013
    8
    To be honest, I kind of ignored this game until 2011. But after hearing all the positive hype and seeing a few gameplay videos I got curious. I was pleasantly surprised. A FPS that was also an RPG. The main game is a bit on the short side, but the DLC does make up for that adding some fresh new locations to keep your interest going . The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned was visually a nice change of pace and zombiw hunting was kind of fun, but did get a tad repetitive. Mad Moxxi's Underdome Riot was a great idea but I did feel that it was just meant as an extra challenge for those who already finished everything else. The Secret Armory of General Knoxx was absolutely fantastic adding some great new characters and a behemoth of a secret boss to the enemies list. Claptrap's New Robot Revolution also had a great back story and adding a bit more of a humorous twist to the central story, BUT, it also felt a bit more like a glorified scavenger hunt that added very little new to the game and combat. Overall: A bit disappointing that the GOTY edition DLC content is not on a disc, but even so, a great collection none the less. Expand
  5. Sep 23, 2012
    6
    Borderlands was a great game 9/10, but the DLC is just a GRIND as it spams you with more foes than your shields can take. No fast travel so moving between the areas can be most annoying and frustrating so expect a long haul if you what to buy and sell stuff to survive. Expand
  6. Mar 15, 2011
    5
    Although we all know that borderlands is the best game ever, the game of the year edition is a waste of time just dowload the DLC yourself, its on codes as well *sigh*... Expand
  7. Oct 13, 2010
    5
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Warning!! Do not get Borderlands GOTY. So I go into my local game store yesterday all hyped about the goty. I'm about to buy the game and the cashier tells my that all the previous dlc is NOT on an ad on disk. It's tokens with codes to download the dlc's!! Well I already have all the dlc, but I wanted a disk version as back-up. So all I did was buy the new GOTY book. Then I thought what about people with no internet. Maybe they could download at a friends, but once they got home they couldn't sign in and their profile wouldn't show up, hence not allowing them access to the dlc. Additionally what happens if you want to trade in your copy at a game store? Can the store resell the copy when the codes have been used up? I think that 2k really screwed things up with this method. You may as well keep the original Borderlands and and any dlc you already have as there is no hard copy. Unless of course you really want the Duke Nukem demo.

    P.S. The Goty book is pretty cool. Not only does it obviously have new info, but a fun map of Pandora, and some cool concept art.
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