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About the product
- Now Playable on XB1
- Co-op Design - built from the ground up to be an exciting, intuitive co-operative experience for up to four players simultaneously that rewards players who work together and invest in co-op skills.
- FPS Gameplay - In this role-playing shooter, choose one of four distinct characters, each with their own individual skill sets.
- 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.
- Multiplayer support
- Online Multiplayer Support - Borderlands supports 2-4 players via Xbox LIVE.
- Borderlands supports 2-4 players via Xbox LIVE.
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Top customer reviews
Borderlands is always better with at least one buddy, but even as a solo experience, it's a good time shooting up enemies and doing side quests. The game isn't very frustrating either, which surprises even me because of how intense the action can get. If you're dying a lot, it's because you're tackling an objective that'll get easier once you level up some more, nothing more than that. The graphics have a sort of cel-shaded style to them, and while yes, this game is pretty old now, thanks to the graphical style, it manages not to look all that dated, which is impressive. I think everyone will play this game at least twice because playing as a different character adds a new element to the experience and allows you to play with different tactics. Brick is an up close and personal kind of character, but Mordecai is more of hands off kind of character that focuses more on sniping.
I got this game for less than 10 dollars, and it's one of the non Xbox Arcade 360 games that can be played on Xbox One. I'm not sure if I was sent the wrong copy, but I got all of the DLC too, so less than 10 dollars for a game jam-packed with fun content is an absolute bargain.
Borderlands is certainly a fun and highly addictive game, but with a caveat. I think it works best when you play with someone else. (I'll explain more below). The game is a shooter at heart - you have entertaining and ever-evolving weapons that you acquire as dropped "loot." For the non RPG gamers out there, loot is the fun stuff that killed enemies drop and that you gather from found enemy chests and lockers. For the most part, you go from place to place and shoot various types of enemies. This is straight running and gunning.
The RPG elements comes into play because you have some limited abilities to customize your character. You can choose from 4 different classes, which basically define what "special ability" you will have. You can be a sniper, a soldier, a brawler, or a female character that can become invisible for short periods of time. The chosen class gives you a special ability like deploying turrets, sending out a hunting bird, going invisible, etc. The class also defines what class of weapon you can specialize in that will deal additional damage. For instance, the soldier can add damage to shotguns and assault weapons, while the sniper (AKA Hunter) can add more damage to sniper rifles and pistols. But at the end of the day, all can shoot and use all weapons. Now, a true RPG game has an in depth story. Borderlands does not, not at all. The basic story involves you are on a Road Warrior type planet hunting for alien artifacts. That's about it. If you really want a story, this is not your game.
That said, it is still a fun game. I think it is best played with a partner because the environment is pretty desolate and barren, and without an engaging story, I think it would be a bit dull to play this through alone. I am playing it coop, split screen, with my son off a single x-box and having a great time. I applaud the developer for including the split screen option. It was brilliant.
The graphics are "cell shaded," meaning it looks like a comic book. I almost didn't buy it for this reason alone, but it actually works with this game and looks great. The game has a sense of cool style - I recommend it fully.
I would recommend not using the experience boosting items. We used them early on and it put us several levels ahead of the enemies and the game did not rescale the difficulty.