Borderlands

  • Borderlands
83
Based on 36 scores, 40 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    19
  • Good:
    13
  • Average:
    2
  • Bad:
    2

Borderlands is a science fiction first person shooter that has a heavy RPG side to it. It was developed by Gearbox Software, primarily known for their Brothers in Arms series in recent years.

Expert reviews and ratings

By PC Authority on 67

Freud would have a field day with Borderlands. It's a first-person shooter that thinks it's a role-playing game....

By Expert Reviews on 60

A great-looking game, with a fun cooperative multiplayer mode, but solo play is repetitive....

By Game Observer on 86

It‘s hard to formulate a whole, single opinion regarding this game -- it’s unique in every possible way (the setting, the presentation, the crazy mix of absolutely different gameplay mechanics). But the fact that all this organically blends...

By Maximum PC on 80

A stunning combat experience diminished by a series of small flaws Borderlands is an undeniably fun game with a killer concept, innovative game mechanics, a gorgeous art style, and kick-ass cooperative gameplay, but it also includes some frustrating...

By Gadget Guy Australia on 90

The very first thing that Borderlands, from Gearbox Software, creators of the very successful Brothers in Arms series for Ubisoft, gets right are the playable characters. A shooter-style game with role-playing (RPG) elements, Borderlands...

By Bright Side of News on

I am sure you can guess that I have a low opinion of the game. After playing games like System Shock, System Shock 2 and Bio Shock I feel like this was a cheap imitation [especially considering that 2k is the publisher]. In the "Shock" series at least...

By New Game Network on 78

Borderlands is a science fiction first person shooter that has a heavy RPG side to it. It was developed by Gearbox Software, primarily known for their Brothers in Arms series in recent years. While this may seem like an odd mix of genres, a hardcore...

By Atomic MPC on 91

A shooter for all seasons, and a hit for...

By Gaming Daily on 87

After a charming, buddy-movie-esque intro Borderlands dumps you in the wastes of a planet called Pandora where you choose a role of either Hunter, Soldier, Mage or Tank. Its then up to you to carry out rudimentary tasks and be lead through a...

By AsiaOne on 90

BORDERLANDS is one of those titles that combines so many genres that it either pulls off as a game that rocks or flops big time.Like the Fallout series, the game is set in a nuclear wasteland. But it is primarily a fast-paced shooter with some...

By GamePlanet on 85

After wave upon wave of bad console to PC ports recently, it's nice to see Gearbox have taken their time with Borderlands. It's a highly capable title that lends itself well to mouse & keyboard control, and has enough depth to keep players keen...

By Tech2 on 90

Quests in Borderlands are handed over to you by various NPCs via a text heavy menu. Soon you’ll descend into the predictable yet enjoyable RPG grind of accepting newer quests, leveling up and moving on to explore newer areas. Ever so often...

By Gamervision on 80

There’s a large audience out there that will drop $60 at the mere utterance “It’s like Diablo.” With its addictive gameplay and focus on replayability, Blizzard's influential RPG has inspired gamers and game developers alike....

By Hooked Gamers on 87

On the desolate and lawless planet of Pandora, rumors abound about a mythical vault, said to contain vast amounts of alien technologies and secrets. Some inhabitants are completely indifferent to these rumors and are content to conduct their lives in...

By BrightHub on 80

Get ready to hunt the Borderlands for loot as you embark on a series of quests in this run and gun FPS and RPG hybrid. It is capturing a lot of attention in the games media so is it worthy? Find out in our review. FPS and RPGThere have been a few...

By GameSpot on 85

Fun combat and a steady flow of rewards make this journey a massively enjoyable one, especially with some fellow mercenaries along for the ride....

By cnet on 85

On the hostile, bandit-ridden planet of Pandora, there is one thing that draws off-world attention: The Vault. This mysterious alien structure is rumored to hold treasures of fantastic power and wealth, and so it attracts fortune-seeking corporations...

By Tech Olive on 80

With all the pre-release hype, everyone was comparing this game to Fallout 3 and at the time, it seemed like a fair comparison, but after playing Borderlands, it was clear that these two games just don’t compare. At a glance they have a lot of...

By FiringSquad on 93

IntroductionYou’re a mercenary. You have your reasons for coming to this god-forsaken planet, but those plans changed when a mysterious woman contacted you. She tells you the legendary vault hidden somewhere amongst the wastelands of Pandora is...

By Games Radar on 80

We’ve discovered a new psychological condition: Gun Envy. It begins with a peek at another player’s weapon stats. Sleepless nights follow. You begin by coveting: opening crates, killing everyone, frantically searching for a bigger, better...