Borderlands Review

  • Posted October 29th, 2009 at 11:18 EDT by Adam Dolge

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Borderlands

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8.0
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Summary

Borderlands is a perfect multiplayer RPG-Shooter that offers loot hounds hours of fun. It has its flaws, though, and its grinding sensibilities probably won't appeal to everyone.

We like

  • The co-op experience is one of the best on the market
  • The countless loot scattered through the world
  • The striking, artistic visual quality

We dislike

  • The repetitive quests
  • The lack of a strong storyline
  • Glitches that got us stuck in awkward situations

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(continued from previous page) ...You’ll split experience points and money, but loot is left open as a free-for-all. You can duel your friends anywhere, but there are specific arenas built for multiplayer dual battles.

Visually the game has a unique cell shaded design, with thick borders, graphic kill shots, and comic book style characters. However, our eagle eyes did spot a couple of niggles, chief among which included the shadows on the faces of characters during cinematic sequences becoming overly pixilated, and some glaring problems in regards to lip-syncing.

Overall, Borderlands is packed to the rafters with adventure and when played with friends, provides one of the most enjoyable multiplayer offerings available this year. Still, the game has some noticeable flaws and likely won’t be everyone’s cup of tea. However, if you’re into grinding, looking for interesting loot, and searching for that perfect co-op game to play with a small group of friends, you should definitely pick this up. Nonetheless, with DLC on the horizon, we hope that Gearbox sees fit to rectify some of Borderlands flaws and iron out any major issues we experienced.

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  • Related game: Borderlands

    Release date (US):
    October 20th, 2009
    Developer:
    Gearbox Software
    Genre:
    Shooter - Sci-Fi
    Rank:
    466 of 2,664 Games
    Down 5 places (in last 7 days)

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