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Borderlands for Xbox 360
Borderlands
$47.99

Borderlands

Xbox 360 Developer : Gearbox Software

(132 ratings)
 
Suitable for mature persons 15 years and over.
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5 out of 6 people found this review helpful:
Review by Clydezdale on 23rd October, 2009
 
5 stars "Outside contender for Game of the year"

Seriously awesome game. A must have for fans of FPS's and gamers who appreciate brilliance. Funny, smart and cool. Everything about this game oozes class, Multiplayer is done extremely well. If it wasn't for high profile games like COD and Forza series. This would have a serious shot at game of the year.

 
2 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
Review by Ashley on 27th October, 2009
 
5 stars "gun loving madness"

i have played this game for a decent go, and still i have yet to find a gun that is the same as i have found in the past. this game is huge and wickedly fun if you play it in co-op.

 
3 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
Review by dave on 10th November, 2009
 
5 stars "One of the few and best FPS RPG out to date!"

One of the few and best FPS RPG out to date! Cant wait til the downloadable content comes out!

 
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
Review by Phil on 12th December, 2009
 
3 stars "Don't think of it as an RPG."

It's not much of an RPG, in fact it's best not to think of it as a role playing game at all. Think of it as a shooter with some role playing elements because it's definitely aimed at the shooter market, and not the role playing market. It's also very much a console game. For instance there's no save function. It auto saves here and there. And when you die it respanws you at a New-U station, which is a device that stores your genetic makeup and recreates a new version of you when you die, complete with all your equipment, not to mention your memories. Basically just an attempt to make an ingame excuse for what is basically player spawn. This isn't necessary in a single player game and I can't tell you how much I hate it. I guess the designers had multi player in mind but I would have preferred a save anywhere then reload when you die setup. Too much to ask though I suppose.

Another reason the role playing is paper thin is the very limited dialog and NPC interaction. There is no dialog that doesn't involve a quest. "Skags bit my leg off. Would you go get it for me? Yes/no.” You certainly won't be spending any time chatting to various passers-by on the current state of planetary affairs or anything. For one reason there are hardly any NPCs in the game (judging by the four hours I played). The first settlement you come to, Fyrestone has ONE resident.

It also doesn't have much of a story. There's a rumour that somewhere on the planet lays a hidden, ancient alien vault packed with all kinds of treasure. And you have to find it. Wow, I wonder how long it took them to come up with that.

Ok, so it's a combat game… fine. The combat is actually quite fun. Guns are satisfying loud and have a nice kick. There are various human and animal enemies to tackle. But the problem I have with the combat is the respawn. Take these Skag dens (sort of like wild dogs) scattered all over the place. You kill them all, go over and search the skag "piles” for loot then head off. The next time you pass that way the skags and their piles have all respanwed, so you have to kill them all again. And search the piles again. There's a bandit camp near the settlement and a continuous stream of bandits issue from it. So every time you enter or leave the settlement there are half a dozen bandits for you to kill… over and over again. Oh what fun.

Another minor niggle is the amount of loot, cash and ammo containers. There are containers everywhere you go. I got so sick of it. Open that box get the ammo, open that box get the cash, open that box get more ammo… on and on. And they respawn so you have to keep doing it. Ok, there's no rule that says you have to check all the boxes but I just can't walk past a container without seeing what's inside it. But you'll need the ammo because you use a lot (a LOT) in combat. There's never one or two skags, there's always eight or nine. And there's never one or two bandits, there's always half a dozen or more.

There are hardly any game options. If you don't like the damage bar over an enemies head… tough. If you don't like the stream of damage floaters that come out of an enemy when you shoot it… tough. If you don't like all the icons on your compass pointing out the location of loot, enemies or your next quest goal… tough. You can't adjust anything.

I did like the atmosphere and the music. And there are missions to do which is great, and is so much more fun than simply fight-your-way-to-the-end-of-the-level kind of thing. But I still got bored very quickly. I played it for about four hours but I got so tired of killing the same pack of skags over and over, and the same bandits over and over, so I quit.

It's not bad, but if you like more serious role playing games, and tend not to like casual console games (or like me you just despise resapwn, both enemy and yourself) then I'd suggest you rent it before you buy. I'm certainly glad I did.

 
 
Review by Michael on 18th April, 2012
 
5 stars "An addictive and fun game"

This game has kept me going for hours and yet i still have more hours to come. I love the graphics in this game as its like comic graphics. This game is full of surprises so I recommend that you definitely get this for your collection.

 

Details

Release date Australia
October 23rd, 2009
Developer
Publisher
Brand
Multi-player Co-op
Yes
UPC
5026555247344
All-time sales rank
Top 500
Product ID
1564601

Description

Borderlands combines the best in first-person action with player customization and vehicular combat for incredible layers of gameplay depth. The game features a groundbreaking content generation system allowing for near-endless variety in weapons, item drops and character customization. Borderlands allows for multiple players to share the same game experience simultaneously online in co-op gameplay. Players can freely join or leave each other's games at anytime, or choose to play in the full single-player mode. These features, along with a rich and deep fiction that touches upon the mysteries buried beneath the surface of a danger-filled planet, combine to form a breakthrough experience that challenges the conventions of modern shooters.

Features:
  • Gun Lust: Choose from an arsenal of hundreds of thousands of weapons, each with their unique manufacturers, specifications and advantages. A revolutionary new content generation system provides for near infinite tools of destruction
  • Co-op Engineered Game Design: Borderlands is built from the ground-up to be an exciting and intuitive co-operative multiplayer experience that rewards players for executing advanced strategies and tactical maneuvers
  • FPS Action Meets RPG Character Progression: Players earn experience and gain proficiency in a number of specialties as they do battle with enemies
  • Intense Vehicular Combat: Get behind the wheel of and engage in intense vehicle-to-vehicle combat, complete with extensive damage modeling and spectacular explosions
  • Next Big Original IP From Gearbox Software: Experience the action and creativity derived from the pedigree of one of gaming’s most innovative and respected developers
 

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