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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 asBorderlands 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
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  1. Feb 27, 2016
    10
    I would give this game a 9.5 but that isn't an option and a 9 is far too low. Borderlands 2 is one of the most fun games ever created andI would give this game a 9.5 but that isn't an option and a 9 is far too low. Borderlands 2 is one of the most fun games ever created and will give you hundreds of hours of gameplay along with all DLC (dozens more hours) for the low price of not even $60.00 anymore. Pick this up, it's a must have! Expand
  2. Nov 6, 2018
    10
    This is one of the best games i have ever played. They still support it, and the first year we got 4 great DLC Expansions followed by the 2ndThis is one of the best games i have ever played. They still support it, and the first year we got 4 great DLC Expansions followed by the 2nd year getting 4 more DLC Expansions even though they were much shorter. They also had 2 level upgrades and the 2nd one allowed you to run the gauntlet to unlock OP8 which made it ever funner. 10.0 without a doubt and i hope Borderlands 3 will be even better. The only negative thing to this game is if your after certain things farming can be a quick or long process depending on what your exactly after, but with 6 character classes and 4 player coop its still one of my favorites to date. Expand
  3. Jun 9, 2019
    10
    Hilarious and entertaining game. Has split screen coop. Well worth your time, there are too many good things about this game to point them all out.
  4. Feb 11, 2019
    9
    *Played as part of The Handsome Collection*

    Borderlands 2 is one of the most addictive games my personal life has had the misfortune of
    *Played as part of The Handsome Collection*

    Borderlands 2 is one of the most addictive games my personal life has had the misfortune of competing against recently. I'd tried several times to get into the series and gotten perhaps 6 hours or so into BL2 before giving up and trying something else but this time it sunk its teeth into me and I'm currently around 45 hours in with no sign of letting up.

    The game functions entirely around the acquisition of Loot. Guns, shield, class mods, grenade mods. There is an absolutely dizzying amount of things to unlock in this game and thats the carrot to chase that keeps you playing on and on and on. The thrill of looting a legendary weapon (even if it then reveals itself to actually suck or not suit your playstyle whatsoever) is top notch and incredibly addictive.

    That's not to say the story isn't there, its a decent narrative but in all fairness the game pretty much openly admits that its all about looting and killing. The characters are all intentionally absurd, the enemies even more so but thats all part of its charm. This is a game where a grenade can peel off into 8 other homing grenades upon explosion, a game where pistols fire rockets and assault rifles fire at absurd rates. It isn't trying to be serious, doesn't want to be serious and as such knows the tone it is going for exactly. It's this zany, off the wall approach to everything it touches that makes it the game it is and it all works superbly. The writing gets a relatively bad rap amongst its community from what I can tell but personally I loved it. I would consider this one of the funniest games I've played in a while and it's all from the dialogue. Your nemesis Handsome Jack gets most of the best lines but Claptrap and Hammerlock are also always good for a laugh. They play around with game mechanics and keep missions feeling pretty fresh and non-repetitive.

    However my main gripe with the game and it is one of only few, is that it goes back to the same well quite often. Your objective will somehow, some way usually get affected in such a way as to make the mission longer or harder. Oh you've got to go get a safe? As you show up it gets dropped to the bottom of a chasm. You need to climb a ladder to get on top of a pipe? The ladder is broken so now you have to go shoot your way through 3 separate pump stations. It can get to the point of being quite "Jesus, again?!" sometimes but thats probably enhanced by the fact that this game really hooks you in and I'd probably gotten burnt out toward the end of a 6 or 7 hour play session. It's the same with being mobbed with enemies, that's pretty much Borderlands only move. None of the grunts are particularly difficult to fight against there is just a lot of them, coming at you from all angles. The AI is hardly amazing you just have to wait for them to poke their heads up and blow them off. Some of the bigger, badder enemies ARE difficult to fight however and this leads to awesome, bullet spewing fights to the death and of course the chance of some sweet loot dropping at the end of it.

    The character progression is fun and varied and I only played one of SIX classes each with their own huge, varied skill trees. The characters walk a perfect line of being overpowered yet still fun to play with in the normal mode but Borderlands 2 uses New Game + better than almost any other game I've seen. Once you finish the story for the first time you unlock True Vault Hunter Mode. You start again with all your precious end game loot and then watch in horror as it is rapidly made obsolete by enemies with vastly larger HP counts doing vastly more damage. Where in the normal game you might be fighting a low level Skag to ease you in, here from the off you're fighting it's much larger, angrier, tougher big brother that is probably 2 levels above you. The trade off is the money, xp and chance at rare loot goes up. It's a brilliant formula for keeping the end game fresh however so far in my 5 or 6 hours it is a little tedious at times. An example is a relatively early in game side boss goes from being tough but fair in the normal game to absurd in TVHM. I mean, nearly 500,000 HP levels of unfair. Whats more when you finish this version of the games story you then unlock an even harder New Game Plus. Suffice it to say I've seen videos of this mode when the player is hitting for 400,000 HP PER shot. It gets pretty absurd it seems. But if thats your bag then you'll be in heaven and truthfully it is addictive to just keep getting better, fight bigger stuff with crazier guns. They cater to that perfectly.

    The value of this game for the low prices it goes on sale for nowadays (£12 for me) is insane. The first playthrough will take you 30 hours or so and then there is all many of side quests and new game pluses to pour time into. It's a brilliant game, simple and maybe a tad repetitive but the formula works outside of a few tiny flaws.
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  5. Jun 30, 2020
    6
    Tried and really tried again to like this game but it's not for me. Couldn't continue with it.. gave up and played something more fun.
  6. Jun 23, 2019
    3
    I found the robot to be really annoying and wanted to shoot it.

    The early guns are pathetically weak and have slow fire rates. You might
    I found the robot to be really annoying and wanted to shoot it.

    The early guns are pathetically weak and have slow fire rates. You might need an entire clip to put down one monster. The clips are short and run out really quickly with all the guns and thus you're constantly re-loading and running out of ammo. That's really annoying.. You can't stick with a favorite gun because it will run out and you must switch to one with different ammunition. And the re-load times are really slow. Small clips, low ammo capacity and slow re-loads detract from the game. And you shouldn't have to buy ammo.

    The game action seems too easy and simplistic compared to other games. Your character seems to be able to take a ridiculous amount of punishment and still survive. You must run around opening an endless series of boxes to get ammo, cash and other goodies. That gets tiresome and a distraction from the game play. The Xbox One controller also seems to have trouble opening these boxes. Often you have to hit that X button over and over again and keep moving around to get the open function to light up for the box to open.

    The graphics are ludicrous for a modern game. It's like from an old Looney Tunes cartoon. They were making better animation for Hollywood movies decades ago. That and the game play makes one think this game was really made on the cheap.

    The consensus is this game is much more fun in co-op. I haven't played multi-player and probably won't. Because I already know the single game sucks. What it reminded me of is a cheap rip-off of the HALO games. Even the way the monsters move reminds me of HALO. It's like they copied the basic engine of HALO and added an economy concept. The latter not adding anything aesthetic to the game at all. The economic model just seems to be a barrier so you don't run through the game too fast. It really serves no purpose but cluttering the game.
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  7. Jan 7, 2020
    3
    Après l'effet de surprise du premier qui présentait au moment du bilan encore pas mal de défauts, on aurait pu s'attendre à ce que GearboxAprès l'effet de surprise du premier qui présentait au moment du bilan encore pas mal de défauts, on aurait pu s'attendre à ce que Gearbox mette un peu d'eau dans sa vinasse... que nenni hélas, ils ont plutôt rajouté une bonne louche de vinaigre et de lourdeur à une formule qui montre décidément ses limites...

    C'est qu'ici le remplissage et le farmage sont encore pires que dans le premier et de toute manière, quasiment toutes les missions secondaires et les à-côtés sont devenus obligatoires pour finir la campagne principale, une campagne dont les missions ne sont déjà pas exemptes d'ennui et/ou de répétition !

    En effet, ici point de farmage, point de salut, car la campagne devient alors assez rapidement injouable en raison d'un écart beaucoup trop grand entre notre personnage et les ennemis... et les boss ! on se lasse également de l'humour débile et très kikoolol de cette suite et de toutes ces quêtes Fedex à deux balles, basses de plafond et basses du front qui ne cessent de pousser comme des champignons crétins.

    Pour autant, les mécaniques des combats (toujours aussi furieux) sont restées les mêmes et s'avèrent tout-à-fait valables, de même que la technique très présentable mais toujours basée sur ces graphismes de dessin animé / bande dessinée... à tel point qu'on peine à voir les réels progrès. A part bien sûr le 1080/60 sur le remaster One par rapport à l'ancienne version 360 : c'est un confort supplémentaire bienvenu qu'on ne dédaignera pas.

    La fameuse foire perpétuelle aux flingues finit aussi par lasser : ce qu'on trouvait tout-à-fait inédit dans le premier Borderlands, voire rafraîchissant, finit par gaver dans cette suite très syndicale dont on cherche les réelles améliorations...

    Et pourtant dans le fond, ce n'est pas désagréable à jouer... c'est juste qu'au bout de quelques heures, ça tourne en rond et qu'on souffle (et souffre) d'emmerdement très emmerdant.
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