Steam weekend sale: Borderlands for $24.99 (50% off)

By on April 2, 2010, 8:08 PM
Steam has rolled out its weekend sale, marking 50% off Gearbox Software's Borderlands, for a total price of $24.99 or $74.98 for the four pack. Released last October, the game is a unique mash-up of sci-fi FPS and action-RPG. While you engage enemies in a familiar FPS style, role-playing elements sprinkled throughout, such as character building and quests.

You begin by choosing one of four mercenaries, which each have their own skill sets and special abilities. Once in the game, you take on quests via NPCs and bounty boards to accumulate experience, money, and items. Since its launch, there have been three official DLC packs for Borderlands, called The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned, Mad Moxxi's Underdome Riot, and The Secret Armory of General Knoxx.

The game's reception has been positive with most reviewers giving it between an 8 and 9 out of 10. That said, it's worth noting that the PC version is generally accepted as the worst, mostly for feeling too much like a console port. Borderlands has pretty modest system requirements, such as a 2.4GHz P4 CPU, a GeForce 8600 GS or Radeon HD 3000-series GPU, and 1GB of RAM.

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PaulWuzHere PaulWuzHere said:

Installing know, gotta love a wacky FPS

TomSEA TomSEA, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

Crap...another game that I'll buy but probably will never play. Hating discounts....

Matthew Matthew, TechSpot Staff, said:

Yep, and then you'll be kicking yourself because it'll be on sale again next month for $9.99.

TomSEA TomSEA, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

LOL...well yeah.

cyrusjumpjet cyrusjumpjet said:

Yay, saw this right before this news blip was posted and purchased!

Steam is really good about having these sales on games that I've been waiting to buy. But my bank account is hurting because of it

Just installed and played through the introductory stages. So far the game is pretty fun and the style is really refreshing. No qualms so far about the game feeling like a console port -- I've seen much worse. This is pretty slick.

Reloader2 said:

Yeah. Bought it as well. Those Steam discounts are horrible. Oh well they are fun

yukka, TechSpot Paladin, said:

I was waiting for this price at Xmas but it never came . Grabbed it as soon as I saw it - good fun to play already.

ET3D, TechSpot Paladin, said:

BTW, same price at Direct2Drive.

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