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Borderlands (PC DVD)

Platform : Windows XP
59 customer reviews

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  • Platform:   Windows XP
  • BBFC Rating: Suitable for 18 years and over Suitable for 18 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 18. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 18 years of age or over.
  • Media: DVD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

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Platform: PC | Edition: Standard Edition
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  • ASIN: B0026IBHII
  • Item Weight: 27 g
  • Release Date: 30 Oct. 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 13,548 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Platform: PC | Edition: Standard Edition

Borderlands sends up to four co-op players to the harsh frontier planet Pandora in search of a mysterious Alien Vault. Featuring unique first-person role-playing shooter gameplay, you'll customise your character as you explore and battle enemies in frantic first-person shooter combat.

And what would a role-playing shooter be without loot? Borderlands groundbreaking content generation system creates a near endless variety of weapons and items to customise your character! Players can join and leave other players' games at any time, or choose to face the challenges of Borderlands alone. All these features combine with a deep, rich fiction and a bold art style to create a breathtaking experience that challenges the conventions of modern shooters...

  • Co-Op Design: Borderlands is 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. Split-screen is also supported.
  • FPS Gameplay: In this role-playing shooter, choose one of four distinct characters, each with their own individual skill sets. As your character grows throughout this fast-paced FPS, you choose and customise your abilities to suit your style of play!
  • Art Style: The 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 rumoured to contain a great prize - if it even exists!

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Eddie on 16 Nov. 2010
Platform for Display: PCEdition: Standard Edition
It's fun for a while, but I became bored after completing it and had no desire to play through again. Levelling up in the game makes no sense, since all enemies level up too at the same rate. So relatively you're always doing the same amount of damage, meaning finding better weapons and gaining levels is ultimately a waste of time. Also there are thousands of different guns lying around but the vast majority will be inferior to what you already have, so you end up making endless trips to the shop to trade. It all becomes a bit of a grind after a while. There's zero strategy- just find the biggest gun you can and shoot everyone in the face. The role-playing aspect of choosing different upgrade paths doesn't appear to matter greatly.

The missions are repetitive- go to x and kill y, or find z objects. Lots of running around across large uninventive maps- all desert & rock. The stupid claptrap robot becomes annoying very quickly with its endless nagging about side missions. The boss battles are trivially easy - very often you can just hide behind a rock to reload and they won't touch you- zero pressure. Or some I just ran and found they didn't want to leave the edge of their territory, or just got stuck somehow, so I could retreat further and pick them off easily with sniper rifle.
The game seems unfinished in some ways, like the designers ran out of money or lost interest half way through. Early on you get some cut scenes between missions, but they soon give up and you're left with text messages appearing on notice boards, like some role-playing game from the 80s. Also you can't really interact with ingame characters in any meaningful way. It's an empty, dead world - quite depressing. The ending is also a real letdown.

Having said all that, it amused me for a time and some of the weapons are excellent, so I would say give it a go but buy it cheap!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By NeuroSplicer TOP 500 REVIEWER on 30 Oct. 2009
Platform for Display: PCEdition: Standard Edition
There have been excellent FPS/TPS games with a comic-book aesthetic, XIII and Armed & Dangerous spring to mind. Unfortunately BORDERLANDS is not one of them. There have been excellent RPG/FPS hybrids, like Fallout 3 or S.T.A.L.K.E.R.. BORDERLANDS is not one of them either. And, this is not the real problem. The real problem with BORDERLANDS is that it does not even know what it is...trying to be!

The graphics are color-book cartoonish. They did stay inside the lines but they get no brownie points for the end result. Unique designs and creative explosions are nowhere to be found; instead, the environments look like they were designed with a cookie cutter. Loose focus for a moment and you might find yourself hallucinating of having entered a violent PIXAR cartoon - complete with a Wall-e lookalike. One without a real story that is.

For a game that pretends to be an RPG it makes no real difference what "class" you choose to be (the hunter, the siren, the soldier, or the berserker), the "special abilities" fail to offer distinctive flavors. Leveling up is just window-dressing, as the enemies not only they respawn but they seem to match your level.
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Lloobee on 2 Nov. 2009
Platform for Display: PCEdition: Standard Edition
Firstly, as I mentioned, this is no fallout 3. In fact, the game it reminds me of most is Diablo 2, but with guns and in 3D, and with a postapocalyptic feel to it. The other game that was similar was Hellsgate, but that was a dismal failure, so the less said about that...

Thing is, despite the very simple character development, the diablo-style weapons (even with colout-coded names for the better ones), the wandering around picking up side quests and so on, this game actually works. From the outset, the cartoon-style graphics of the intro (with all the different characteers sat on a beat up old bus, driving across some desert) you know this game doesn't take itself too seriously. The cartoon effect continues into the game, it's very odd and feels like walking around an old warner bros. cartoon, in clearly rendered 3d. Odd, but at least it's original, and I actually like the look.

There are also lots nice little touches. Like the little robot you meet (claptrap) that looks like it's randomly stabbing at the keypad to open the gate, then bumps it's head on the way through.

Finally, unlike many of the games that have been released recently, I installed this with no errors or issues, didn't download any patches, and have not seen a single bug yet (other than one instance of the AI not working well).

I haven't tried the (cooperative) multiplayer yet, but a friend who has assures me it is also well implemented, whether across LAN or using split-screen.

In fact, the only real criticism I had, was that the vehicle controls took a bit of getting used to. Instead of using the keys to steer, you use keys for accelerate/decelerate, and whatever way the camera is pointing, the vehicle will try to steer to point that way.
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