Borderlands 2

  • Borderlands 2
88
Based on 41 scores, 68 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    31
  • Good:
    8
  • Average:
    1
  • Bad:
    1

Pros:

  • Awesome world.
  • Enticing loot and experience rewards.
  • Intriguing skill trees.

Cons:

  • Sharing loot in multiplayer.
  • Disconnect between online co-op and your campaign.

Expert reviews and ratings

By TechSpot on

Although it was somewhat of an underdog when it arrived in October 2009, Borderlands quickly became a hit among PC and console gamers alike, selling over 4.5 million copies and propelling Gearbox Software to new heights. Despite complaints about...

By Digital Trends on 95

Gearbox Software ends its run of Borderlands 2 DLC on the highest note possible… assuming of course that it's really all done. The four packs attached to the game's Season Pass have all now been released, but the story wrap-up definitely leaves a door...

By PC Authority on

There is a moment early on in the Borderlands 2 DLC that is pure nostalgia-bait for pen-and-paper roleplayers. You're walking along a spit of land toward a spooky village, and a dragon – a real, fire-breathing dragon – lands and more or less, um, kills...

By Sydney Morning Herald on

DateMay 17, 2013 (1) Read later You don't have to be crazy to live on Pandora. But most that do seem to be, so why not give it a try? One of the best parts of 2012's Borderlands 2 was the insanity that seemed to infect anyone who lived on...

By Maximum PC on 90

We loved the original Borderlands for all of its first-person-shooter action, varied gameplay (there was shooting people and driving over them, for example), and lots and lots of guns. In fact, the official claim from developer Gearbox Software was...

By PCWorld India on

Borderlands made its mark on the gaming world for mixing the venerable first-person shooter genre we all know and love with elements of role-playing gameplay, like tons of quests and side missions, randomized loot drops and character-building through...

By Computeractive on

With its unique cell-shaded cartoon look and anarchic run-and-gun gameplay style, the original Borderlands game became a surprise hit back in 2009 so a sequel was all but inevitable.The setup for Borderlands 2 is more or less the same as last time....

By Dawn.com on 89

Besides the few issues identified, it is difficult to find a lot of faults within the game. It’s expertly paced, cleverly written, beautifully executed and has a brilliantly high level of detail.

By theregister.co.uk on

Witnessing Borderlands 2 at full throttle is a sight to behold and you can't help but build a kinship with your fellow players – even if an irksome loot system means they can grab your would-be rewards should they be so minded. It's at such blockbusting...

By Overclockers Club on

Normally I am a reasonably intelligent person, but every now and then I do something probably best described as stupid. This last one I did is a playthrough of Borderlands 2, without sleep, and am writing this review also without sleep (though I have...

By HardOCP on

Borderlands 2 was released on September 18th, 2012. It was developed by Gearbox Software and published by 2K Games . Borderlands 2 is an old school first person shooter game with a twist of role playing thrown in. The story is set 5 years after the end...

By New Game Network on 81

Even though it feels familiar, the great dialogue and improved enemy variety make this sequel feel fresh enough to entice fans of the original and newcomers...

By Hi Tech Legion on

It wasn't until I had played co-op with friends on a console that I have seen just how fun and dynamic the game really is. I understand, I sound essentially like a regular Benedict Arnold for admitting I had fun playing on a graphically inferior game...

By TechLand on 80

Then again, no matter what’s next for Borderlands, even if it slides backwards, we’ll all be hopelessly addicted to it anyway.

By PC Authority on 67

Borderlands 2 is a really good game. In terms of chuckles, it ranks up there with the best, using great characters and truly laugh out loud dialogue to draw players into another quest to save Pandora from a truly entertaining villain. There's the usual...

By Neoseeker on

Borderlands 2 , sequel to the blockbuster cooperative first-person shooter, is an epic yet ultimately conflicting experience. Never has there been made a game that exudes such charm and humor as Borderlands 2 . It's obvious Gearbox went to significant...

By Gamespot on 85

Borderlands 2 doesn't reach far beyond its predecessor's scope, but it does do almost everything better. Additions, refinements, and fixes all combine to create an appreciably improved experience...

By GameSpot on 85

Stellar writing and a host of small improvements help Borderlands 2 stand tall on the shoulders of its...

By PC Mag on 80

Borderlands 2 goes further than its predecessor in fun, humor, and scope, and if you value exploration and leveling up as much as shooting people, this is the perfect game for...

By The Review Crew on 90

Cancel your appointments and clear off the calendar, it’s time to return to Pandora! Gearbox has released the follow-up to its 2009 post-apocalyptic hit, and this time the developer is even more ambitious. If you thought the first game was filled with...