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  • Summary: As the first title in an all-new sci-fi action franchise, Borderlands combines the best elements of Gearbox Software's first-person action titles with player customization and vehicular combat. Borderlands features a unique content generation system allowing for near-endless variety inAs the first title in an all-new sci-fi action franchise, Borderlands combines the best elements of Gearbox Software's first-person action titles with player customization and vehicular combat. Borderlands features a unique content generation system allowing for near-endless variety in missions, environments, enemies, weapons, item drops and character customization. Borderlands is a cooperative experience, allowing for multiple players to share the same game experience simultaneously online. Players can freely join or leave each other’s games at anytime, or choose to play in the full single-player mode. Borderlands features life-like character animations, impressive real-time physics, and customizable vehicles. More details to follow. [2K Games/Gearbox Software] Expand
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  1. Positive: 80 out of 83
  2. Negative: 0 out of 83
  1. Borderlands is a excellent title, which is a must have for fans of both FPS and RPG games.
  2. 90
    This game has single-handedly stolen my soul since it arrived at my doorstep and I find myself needing to level up once a night, much like my wife and her World of Warcraft addiction.
  3. Overall, the game is worth the money for all those gamers who enjoy playing with a small group of friends or love looting. Still the game has various noticeable flaws which can have you caught in some pretty weird and awkward situations.
  4. Overlook-able faults aside, Gearbox has delivered one of meatiest, most wholly satisfying hybrids yet.
  5. Borderlands is a successful experiment, managing to introduce some fresh elements in the quite static FPS landscape. The gameplay mechanics and its original graphics make it fresh and entertaining, suitable both for FPS fans and the people who loves Diablo-style RPGs. If you're willing to play it cooperatively with (up to four) your friends, Borderlands will shine in its best shape.
  6. Much more than the sum of its parts, but unfortunately said parts are only an okay FPS and an okay RPG, both fairly no-frills and functional. It's a roast dinner without gravy followed by an apple pie without custard. Nothing's wrong, but you can't shake the nagging feeling that something's missing. Borderlands is a good time, but it should have been a great time.
  7. Edge Magazine
    60
    Alluringly lurid, but ultimately disposable. [Dec 2009, p.92]

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 13 out of 189
  1. Aug 3, 2013
    10
    The best game in years, me mantuvo atrapado por meses, y mas por el componente cooperativo, sumarle a eso los DLC´s el juego se extiendeThe best game in years, me mantuvo atrapado por meses, y mas por el componente cooperativo, sumarle a eso los DLC´s el juego se extiende muchisimo, me encanto por el sentido del humor de los personajes, la traduccion al español ,los graficos (cell shading)... Expand
  2. s1lverFoXiMoF
    Oct 24, 2009
    10
    This game is the Game of the Year so far. Best xbox 360 game I have played since modern warfare. Do yourself a service and buy this game. This game is the Game of the Year so far. Best xbox 360 game I have played since modern warfare. Do yourself a service and buy this game. Best experience you can have with 4 people over the internet right now. This hybrid game has something for everyone. Mix halo-cod4-diablo in a blender and you get borderlands except with a world bigger than that of fallout 3. Expand
  3. MordecaiHunter
    Jan 14, 2010
    10
    Borderlands retains the best elements of Fallout 3, leveling, skills, open RPG environment, and the first person shooter behavior and Borderlands retains the best elements of Fallout 3, leveling, skills, open RPG environment, and the first person shooter behavior and ridiculous weapons variety of Modern Warfare, all wrapped up in an orignal and creative style. The opportunities for developing a unique character based on the choices you make in the game are nearly infinite. I love this game, a must buy! Expand
  4. Sep 24, 2012
    9
    Borderlands remains one of the few FPS to throw a massive variety of interesting enemies at you that all suit the world they live in. You'llBorderlands remains one of the few FPS to throw a massive variety of interesting enemies at you that all suit the world they live in. You'll be fighting large flying reptilian bats, burrowing insects, mutated wild dogs, a variety of crazy bandits, long legged war of the worlds style creatures, and mad mini robots to name just a few off the top of my head. You also get big awesome boss fights providing you with ample opportunity to use different tactics to overcome them either by yourself or with a party of friends. The world of Pandora is a sparsely populated wasteland but still has interesting geography features and you'll be visiting a variety of locations from junkyards, to military installations, to wide open sandscapes requiring buggy style vehicles with weapons to negotiate their girth. Borderlands deserves all the praise it gets for its unique and witty take on a post apocalyptic world with massive depth and an awesome level of RPG style character customisation not seen in usual FPS fare. Unique. Expand
  5. JamesR
    Oct 24, 2009
    8
    It's a fun game! I wish there were an option to switch to 3rd person view though (like in fallout, either 1st or 3rd person), there are It's a fun game! I wish there were an option to switch to 3rd person view though (like in fallout, either 1st or 3rd person), there are some times that I prefer that view, like when I'm wandering and need to see more of what's around me. But overall, it's really fun so far! Expand
  6. Jan 20, 2015
    7
    This game is worth checking out when on sale, but gets surprisingly boring after a while.

    PROS -The best graphics -So much to do -So
    This game is worth checking out when on sale, but gets surprisingly boring after a while.

    PROS
    -The best graphics
    -So much to do
    -So many guns
    -Fun unrealistic abilities
    -Funny story

    CONS
    -Boring from time to time
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  7. Oct 2, 2012
    0
    An awful sad, boring to the teeth game. Even worst than the ridiculous first installment, this train wreck of a game is dull, predictable andAn awful sad, boring to the teeth game. Even worst than the ridiculous first installment, this train wreck of a game is dull, predictable and generic to the extreme. Same old same old mediocre FPS game disguised as a very bad written RPG. Avoid at all costs. Expand

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