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Borderlands Game of the Year Edition [Download]

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Platform: PC Download
Edition: Game of the Year
Game of the Year
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11 GB
Download time:
5 hours - 17 hours on broadband
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  • Co-op Design - Borderlands is built from the ground up to be an exciting, intuitive cooperative experience for up to four players simultaneously that rewards players who work together and invest in co-op skills. Split screen is also supported.
  • FPS Gameplay - In this role-playing shooter, choose one of several distinct characters, each with their own individual skill sets. As your character grows throughout this fast-paced FPS, you choose and customize your abilities to suit your style of play.
  • Art Style - The game's distinctive art style combines traditional rendering techniques with hand-drawn textures to paint a bold and eye-catching spin on the FPS genre.
  • Vehicular Combat - Jump behind the wheel and engage in high-speed vehicle-to-vehicle combat, complete with spectacular explosions and road-killed Skags.
  • Frontier Planet - Search the wasteland planet of Pandora for the legendary alien vault. Fight your way through bandits, discover nine native (and aggressive) creatures, and help the few settlers on the planet in your search for a Vault
  • Requires Steam Client to activate.  Steam key only valid in North America.

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Platform: PC Download | Edition: Game of the Year
  • Downloading: Currently, this item is available only to customers located in the United States and who have a U.S. billing address.
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  • ASIN: B004M5HV5G
  • Release Date: October 12, 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (242 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,332 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
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Product Description

Platform: PC Download | Edition: Game of the Year

From the Manufacturer

A sci-fi/action RPG from acclaimed developer Gearbox, Borderlands combines the best in first-person shooter (FPS) action gaming with elements of a traditional role-playing game (RPG). The excitement of this hybridization is further magnified by the game's groundbreaking content generation system which allows for a near-endless variety in missions, environments, enemies, weapons, item drops and character customization, making the game's single player, multiplayer and online campaigns not to be missed. This special Game of the Year edition takes the action even further with the inclusion of all four of the downloadable content releases for the game.

  • Co-op Design - Borderlands is built from the ground up to be an exciting, intuitive cooperative experience for up to four players simultaneously that rewards players who work together and invest in co-op skills. Split screen is also supported.
  • FPS Gameplay - In this role-playing shooter, choose one of several distinct characters, each with their own individual skill sets. As your character grows throughout this fast-paced FPS, you choose and customize your abilities to suit your style of play.
  • Art Style - The game's distinctive art style combines traditional rendering techniques with hand-drawn textures to paint a bold and eye-catching spin on the FPS genre.
  • Vehicular Combat - Jump behind the wheel and engage in high-speed vehicle-to-vehicle combat, complete with spectacular explosions and road-killed Skags.
  • Frontier Planet - Search the wasteland planet of Pandora for the legendary alien vault. Fight your way through bandits, discover nine native (and aggressive) creatures, and help the few settlers on the planet in your search for a Vault

  • System Requirements
      Minimum Specifications: Recommended Specifications:
    OS: Win 7, Vista and XP
    Processor: Intel Pentium 4 @ 2.4 GHz / AMD Athlon XP 2500+ Intel Core 2 DUO @ 2.4 GHz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+
    RAM: 1 GB 2 GB or more
    Hard Drive: 8 GB  
    Video Card: nVidia GeForce 8800 / ATI Radeon HD 2800 nVidia GeForce GTX 260 / ATI Radeon HD 4550
    Additional Info: DirectX 9.0c Compatible, Requires Steam account for game installation and activation

    Product Description

    A sci-fi/action RPG from acclaimed developer Gearbox, Borderlands combines the best in first-person shooter (FPS) action gaming with elements of a traditional role-playing game (RPG). The excitement of this hybridization is further magnified by the game's groundbreaking content generation system which allows for a near-endless variety in missions, environments, enemies, weapons, item drops and character customization, making the game's single player, multiplayer and online campaigns not to be missed. This special Game of the Year edition takes the action even further with the inclusion of all four of the downloadable content releases for the game, as well as a fold-out map of all the Borderlands Pandoran territories.

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    Customer Reviews

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews
    67 of 72 people found the following review helpful
    By Mike S.
    Platform for Display:PC Download| Edition:Game of the Year|Verified Purchase
    I see a few reviews here saying that this product doesn't include the DLC packs. I did not download the game through Amazon, I copied the CD key that you're given after buying it on Amazon, and pasted it directly into Steam (under Games > Activate a Product on Steam) and when it finished downloading (13GB!), I launched the game and it popped up 4 different windows for each DLC pack that was installed.
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    31 of 31 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars A review for the Non-hardcore gamers November 23, 2011
    By A.L.
    Platform for Display:PC Download|Edition:Game of the Year
    There is a review somewhere on here were a fellow talks about how terrible the game is because of the aiming system. He says that he aims right at the bad guy and the shot misses and when he aims of to the side of the bad guy the bullet hits him. Do to this he says, the game is crap. This guy forgot a very important aspect of the game; it's a First Person Shooter-RPG not just a fps. In a regular fps, your guns are powerful the only thing standing between you and killing your enemy is how good you aim. In a FPS-RPG your guns have stats. You could have the best aim in the world but if your gun sucks, you're gonna get mauled down faster than a turkey on thanksgiving. On the other hand if your aim sucks but you have a powerful gun just run up to the guy and blast him and if you get swarmed by a bunch enemies no problem because in this game, it's all about the guns. And second winds, the best aspect of this game.

    Normally if your get shot down in a game you die and have to restart the level or whatever, but in this game if your shield and health bar deplete to zero you have a chance to kill and enemy before you bleed to death and catch a Second Wind in which your shield regenerates and you can go on killing baddies. This single element gives you the freedom to play the game anyway you like. You can run and gun, or stealth kill or both whatever. Just make sure you have a good gun and a good shield ALWAYS or your second wind rampages will be short lived.

    Death is the difference between losing money and not losing money. When you die you respawn at a checkpoint and get charged a fee which is a percentage of the amount of money you have so, if you low on cash it's possible to respawn for like 3 bucks.
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    56 of 62 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great deal. April 26, 2011
    Platform for Display:PC Download| Edition:Game of the Year|Verified Purchase
    Just wanted to mention that this product does activate on steam, steam seems to like it better when you take the dashes out of the key.
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    10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Fun game January 4, 2011
    By Matthew
    Platform for Display:PC|Edition:Game of the Year
    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
    This game has a lot in common with Diablo, though this is first person shooter. Its a single player or cooperative multiplayer game with quests, four classes to choose from that all play differently, some character leveling and specialization, lots of action, and lots of randomly generated loot to collect as you work your way through the story. Your class, the loot you find, and your specialization all determine your gameplay experience to some extent, so every play through doesn't feel exactly the same as the last even if you play the same class. If you liked Diablo you'll probably like this. If you didn't then you'll probably not like this this for the same reasons. Overall I found it quite entertaining.

    The game doesn't take itself too seriously and doesn't try to be more than it is, which is just a fun shoot-em up adventure. There's plenty of violence in the gun battles, complete with heads being blown completely off and limbs lying on the ground after you kill things, but the tone is kept light and fun. The cartoonish graphical style of the game and the humerous voice acting both keep you in the right frame of mind to enjoy it in the same way as you do cartoon violence, not take it in a serious and disturbing way.

    The ending of the story could have been better. It was not good. It didn't fully explain what the whole adventure was about in a satisfactory way. That said, the fun is in the journey not the destination so I would still recommend the game despite that flaw. You don't play Diablo just to see the closing cutscene and you don't play this one for that either. The game is about shoot-em-up action and it delivers that. If that's not what you want then this is not the game for you.
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    171 of 229 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars Buyer BEWARE December 10, 2010
    By JD
    Platform for Display:PC| Edition:Game of the Year|Verified Purchase
    Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
    What a way to ruin a great game.

    The DLC add-on content, which is really the only reason to buy this version of the game, is NOT included on the disc. Please note: You get a 1 time download of the content, then the codes become invalid! If your computer crashes, you have install problems, want to install on a different computer, or for any reason at all you need to re-install the DLC content, you're out of luck!

    I quote "These codes will become invalid after use...A new code cannot be provided, nor can data be guaranteed or restored in the event of a failed unlock or the loss of data due to a hardware malfunction."

    *****
    EDIT 05/19/2012

    I has been some time since my original review. I never did install the DLC's (scarcity effect), although I did try to activate unsuccessfully through steam (apparently my code predates Steam/2kgames cooperation). Anyway, someday I may use my 1 use download because this is an awesome game.

    I decided to give the game 2 stars (instead of 1) because some people are able to activate through steam.

    As far as fun goes, 5 stars! This is a kick butt shooter/rpg with lots of replayability. I re-installed the game after finishing it over a year ago and find myself enjoying it nearly as much the 2nd time around. I have a character build for each of the 4 different available classes and find myself re-experimenting with their different playing styles.

    Given its new price point under 15 dollars, I'd say its a great deal. Given that I paid a lot more and get 1 download of the dlc's, my rating of 2 stars stands.
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    5.0 out of 5 stars More! MORE meat for me!!!
    Borderlands... wow. Nothing more needs to be said. The first Borderlands was something entirely new to me; I'd never seen a cross betwixt my two favourite genres (RPG+shooter)... Read more
    Published 8 days ago by Kristano Esperanta
    4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
    Great game, love the art and story.
    Published 12 days ago by S. Majer
    3.0 out of 5 stars not bad
    not bad
    Published 17 days ago by tdaddy
    1.0 out of 5 stars I hate games that won't let ME save!
    I am not a kid that can sit and play for hours. I am a man with a family and little kids running around. I can get on sometimes for fifteen minutes and then have to stop. Read more
    Published 1 month ago by Dirk Steel
    5.0 out of 5 stars Love this game
    Always have. Always will. Definitely go for GOTY. Don't even think about getting it normal priced (unless it's a dollar on steam or something).
    Published 1 month ago by Juliana Verschoor
    4.0 out of 5 stars It's really fun
    Borderlands is like a shooter with RPG elements. It seems like someone took the cost-saving idea of an FPS and added fetch and carry quests and named bosses and mobs. Read more
    Published 1 month ago by Michael Halverson
    4.0 out of 5 stars Fun Game
    I enjoyed playing Borderlands quite a bit. The GotYE is a great value if you're a fan of the series. Read more
    Published 1 month ago by Erick
    3.0 out of 5 stars Go for BL2
    This is a really cool game, but try going from two to this. such a downgrade as far as mechanics, smoothness of gameplay, voice acting and styleization. Read more
    Published 1 month ago by Cron
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great game, well worth the purchase
    Just an overall great game, and only a few flaws.

    I would completely, and totally NEVER suggest Moxi's DLC be done, unless you are completely insane. Read more
    Published 3 months ago by De Phoegon
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    GOOD GAME ,BUT HARD
    Published 4 months ago by ROGER L ARMSTRONG
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