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.
Millions of possible weapons.
Fun mashup gameplay.
Awesome Loot System.
Simple to get the hang off.
Awesome Art Style
Satisfying combat and the gorgeous art design.
Great system of rewards.
Lots of quests.
Lots of loot.
Great-looking world with quirky characters.
Friends must be same level for multiplayer.
No world map.
No goal marker in fast travel.
Can drag on a bit in the middle.
Can get pretty boring while playing alone.
The multiplayer implementations could use some improvement.
Slower-paced for a solo player.
Massively unsatisfying "climax".
Lackluster loot sharing system.
The storyline isn't told especially well.
RPG elements aren't all that deep.
AI is pretty dumb.
By PC Authority on June 25, 2010
Freud would have a field day with Borderlands. It's a first-person shooter that thinks it's a role-playing game....67
By Expert Reviews on January 05, 2010
A great-looking game, with a fun cooperative multiplayer mode, but solo play is repetitive....60
By Game Observer on December 28, 2009
Its hard to formulate a whole, single opinion regarding this game -- its 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...86
By Maximum PC on December 07, 2009
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...80
By Gadget Guy Australia on November 26, 2009
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...90
By Bright Side of News on November 24, 2009
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 November 18, 2009
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...78
By Atomic MPC on November 16, 2009
A shooter for all seasons, and a hit for...91
By Gaming Daily on November 13, 2009
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...87
By AsiaOne on November 11, 2009
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...90