Borderlands 2 review on the Xbox 360 (all platforms available).
This game is brilliant, simply brilliant. If you’re not usually a fan of shooter games don’t worry, this will turn you into one. Borderlands 2 is something of a unique game that changes the rules.
The immersive world of Borderlands 2 is a strange place. Imagine Star Wars meets “The good the bad and the ugly” and you’re somewhere close. Normally science-fiction and westerns don’t overlap but here it feels natural and entertaining.
Gearbox had created a masterpiece in Borderlands 1 and Borderlands 2 is a giant step forward and a worthy successor. The planet of Pandora is reminiscent of the post-apocalyptic Mad Max playground but still has a quirky and light-hearted feel to it, despite the violence.
The plot is stronger than some current games, with Hyperion’s man-on-the-ground ‘Handsome Jack’ trying to kill everyone around, but ultimately the player is immersed in gunbattles and frequent looting. War ensues between the Hyperion Corporation and a dishevelled group of prospectors.
As in Borderlands1, there is a choice of four character groups each with special powers. You play this game best with a team of friends that you know. It can be absolutely hilarious, especially as you have so many weapons to choose from.
Buy this game now, you won’t regret it!
Reviewed on the Xbox 360 by Jacob White and available on all platforms