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3 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
"WOW Meets Call Of Duty"
5 stars"

Review by Matt on 4th November, 2009

Borderlands was quite an ambitious title, fusing the two genres of Role Playing with the First Person Shooter Genre – And it worked!

First things First – if your a diehard Role playing type gamer, Borderlands will seem very simple, as there isn't as many skills etc that you can upgrade as you could in your typical RPG type game. However, what is there suits this game well and is great for a casual RPG player, or even someone who has never played a Role Playing Game before and just wanted to shoot some bad guys.

The shooting mechanics on the game are fairly good, maybe not quite as good as your Armed Assault or Call Of Duty series, but it still works well. The game has a inbuilt content creator, basically resulting in thousands – maybe even millions of possible guns to find. You will never find the same gun twice.

The Story probably lacks a little bit of depth/background, but tbh you don't need it in this title. Its a fairly open world, with you getting the objective and setting off to complete it in any way you feel necessary.

Great game, well worth the buy/.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
"Awesome Game"
3 stars"

Review by Jason on 3rd November, 2009

If you enjoyed fallout 3 this game is the next best thing, the online co-op mode is by far the most fun especially if your playing on a lan with friends.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
"Futuristic first person Diablo 2?"
5 stars"

Review by Shand on 31st May, 2010

This game is an interesting mix of FPS, RPG, and comic styled animation.

It takes place on a desert planet full of bandits and weird creatures. You have to hunter for the key to a vault, said to contain riches and alien technology. Though there are many side quests you could do as you hunt for the keys to the vault.

The graphics are comic style, so they aren't they best compared to games like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. But the game looks great as it is. The sounds are good, and the voices suit their characters well.

The game plays nicely, the controls are easy to pick up if you've played an FPS before, and if you've played an RPG like World of Warcraft or something similar as well then there should be no problem setting up your character the way you want it.

The weapons, grenade mods, class mods, and shields are what really makes this game something worth playing, if you enjoy a game that never drops two of the same item, then you'll be over the moon with Borderlands. The guns are all rather balanced, until you get elemental weapons, in which case some are better than others, but all have a use somewhere. For example fire weapons work well on targets who's shield is down or have no shield, explosion works well on about everything, corrosive works well against armor, and shock against shields.

I have played it through once, and really enjoyed the main quest, I haven't done many side quests though. But they aren't boring like side quests can often be. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys leveling up and FPS games.

I give this game a 9/10 (4.5/5 stars)

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
"One of the best this year. "
5 stars"

Review by Andy on 4th November, 2009

Whether you're playing this solo or with a group of mates you'll love the action and just general feel.

It's highly addictive, so expect to put any commitments or partners on the backburner as you'll be thoroughly distracted. ;)

1 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
"Overrated, poorly performing, derivative."
2 stars"

Review by Andrew on 18th June, 2010

A good enough game but… not enough. Not near close to enough. On a fairly rig, mid-high spec rig, it struggles with 1080p resolution, which is crazy given the plain textures and landscape. Other unreal engine 3 games run perfectly on the same system.

I'd forgive the performance if the game was better. It's not. It's an average console port, at best. No innovation of note in the gameplay, fairly unengaging. Not fast enough to be a blast, not RPG enough to be about character building.

Disappointing, but entertaining enough for a wet afternoon. Quakewars, team fortress, or CoD are still better games, though, both single and multiplayer.

"Fucking awesome."
5 stars"

Review by Adam on 15th May, 2012

Absolutely fucking awesome game. It blew my fucking mind and I blew some fucking minds up as well.


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.

  • 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

System Requirements:

Minimum System Requirements
OS: Windows XP/Vista
Processor: Pentium 4 @ 2.4 Ghz or equivalent
Memory: 1GB (2GB recommended with Vista)
Hard Drive: 8 GB free
Video Memory: 256mb video ram or better (GeForce 9 series or higher/Radeon R8xx series)
Sound Card: Windows compatible sound card
DirectX: 9.0c
Keyboard and Mouse
DVD Rom Drive
Release date Australia
October 30th, 2009
All-time sales rank
Top 200
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