Borderlands 2 (PC) Review

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For the Borderlands follower quickly: Yes, it’& rsquo; s whatever you hoped it would certainly be and after that some. Whatever you loved concerning component 1 taken to the following level. Purchase it immediately. Many thanks for reviewing!

There. That would suffice for me directly as well as I recognized this was mosting likely to hold true in the months leading up to launch however I needed to show up for air as well as share the bright side.

Currently for anyone else that wishes to take a few more moments on this subject before determining an acquisition let’& rsquo; s established the basic premise.

The Borderlands video games are basically a very first person shooter/light RPG crossbreed game set in a special cell shaded world that’& rsquo; s noticeably stunning in its very own right. Some people describe these video games as the Diablo of first person shooters and what they imply by that is the degree of outright addictive high qualities and also idiotic quantity of shed leisure time that occurs when playing.

Borderlands 2 is also larger and much more improvement has been revealed for player menus and also mission structure as a whole. There’& rsquo; s a little extra quest variety and a touch more attention shown to story narrative which continues to play greatly tongue in cheek for witticism as well as laughs. These games don’& rsquo; t take themselves extremely seriously & hellip; at the very least up until you have swarms of enemies coming with you.

These games have to do with addicting gunplay and achieving mission in a world filled with a crazy amount of opponents to kill and wonderful loot to be had.

A regular Borderlands follower is someone that will certainly think of closing the video game down and afterwards they choose “& ldquo; Oh, I & rsquo; ll simply bet a couple of mins to see if I can discover this type of weapon somewhere over there” & rdquo; and also it & rsquo; s an additional two hours

down televisions. The amount of loot is mind blowing in this video game. There’& rsquo; s always some brand-new weapon or some other toy to try as well as go hunt down. You can have an inventory full of “& ldquo; favored guns & rdquo; as well as you & rsquo; re still mosting likely to be available looking for & ldquo; that next big thing & rdquo; due to the fact that you recognize it

& rsquo; s around. I stated a light RPG element as well as the most effective proof is to show it direct from the game designers.

The majority of FPS put on’& rsquo; t bother with character trees and also things of that nature. As in part 1 your character will improve on capacities, abilities, and also abilities as you progress levels. You boost by doing pursuits and also killing LOTS of adversaries.

You can specialize your personality’& rsquo; s approach in the game with perhaps even more distinction than you could partly one.

It’& rsquo; s partially laziness on my part but once again showing is much better than telling in terms of enhancements from component one for this video game

As you click on the interactive art they tell you as well as reveal you right there just how much stuff remains in this video game.

The programmers have done a variety of interviews and also the adhering to is a summary of SOME of the renovations in part 2 over component 1 that have been mentioned openly countless times as well as can easily be verified with any kind of search engine of your selection.

The Borderlands video games really beam if you join various other plays online in 4 gamer co-op situations. Single player is extremely solid but to actually get one of the most out of these video games, even you shy individuals around owe it to yourselves to take some turns doing co-op runs. I’& rsquo; m pleased to say for part 2 Transmission wisely changed all on-line administration to Vapor and also it’& rsquo; s a world of difference in terms of stability, efficiency, and integrity.

The online component for these games must prosper on all platforms however many absolutely the computer variation with the strong Steam area will certainly have a long life methinks.


Set 5 years after the events of the first video game, 4 brand-new personalities for the gamer to choose from struck Pandora with aid from the characters from the initial game and a variety of old and new faces join in the fun versus Hyperion’& rsquo; s self selected tyrant of Pandora: Handsome Jack. All while attempting to fix the overarching mystery of the Safes.

The programmers understand and admit story is second place to gameplay in these games yet guarantee a more satisfying tale with significance in this game. Good-looking Jack is an idea Borderlands villain. It’& rsquo; s either love to hate or hate to love the person.

The quests are a little bit extra varied however conventional Borderlands fare: Go kill or fetch something and also obtain a number of excellent loot and tools. I highly advise doing as numerous sidequests as you perhaps can and also there’& rsquo; s extra reward this time to attempt each of the four characters out. They & rsquo; re even more distinct and each of them really brings a distinctive bag of tricks to that activity.

Struck Personalities and then you can evaluate each personality as well as see their ability trees and various other appropriate information. It’& rsquo; s simply there for show. This a perfect instance of the RPG side of this video game. One can easily see after looking into all 4 characters that each character will certainly provide a different gameplay experience in a globe that’& rsquo; s much bigger and more diverse than component one.


Before the very first video game appeared I was a severe skeptic and also doubter of the cell shaded approach but the game had enough advantages plainly going all out that I got it with self-confidence. Concerning 5 mins right into playing the video game I “& ldquo; obtained & rdquo; the cell shaded strategy. It functions. In some circumstances it’& rsquo; s downright gorgeous in this video game with might various, dynamic colors as well as raised visual information vs part 1 and particularly if you can max out the eye sweet alternatives on the PC. I discover partially 2 there are extra circumstances where I quit and also take a look around and also just take in the distinct and also striking game world I’& rsquo; m in at any type of offered time and I seem like extra attention was paid to art instructions as there are some totally lovely set items in this video game.

I pled individuals on component 1 and also a lot more on this: If the cell shade appearance is the only point holding you back wear’& rsquo; t allow it! It works. I was a significant skeptic entering into it myself and I’& rsquo; ve never recalled.


Jesper Kyd and also Group Velasco all return to share music obligations as well as think of some more flawlessly appropriate for the video game globe songs, some tunes much more unforgettable than others.

The voice acting as well as voice overs are varied from enemies to characters and also it’& rsquo; s all highlighted maximum tongue as well as cheek and many times played for funny to good impact. There’& rsquo; s a larger range of opponent voiceovers this time around which is welcome. Special props to Dameon Clarke that does the voice benefit the game’& rsquo; s primary antagonist, Handsome Jack.

Defense all audio rewarding and also total sound style is exceptional. Crank this on your stereo or utilize high quality headphones and you’& rsquo; ll definitely value the advantages.


Criterion FPS arrangement in terms of core gameplay with completely remappable secrets as well as computer mouse. Mice options in the menus give control over velocity which I constantly advise turning any one of that off.

A computer player will have no problems calling in the secrets and the computer mouse precisely the method they want them to be as well as this is just how it needs to be for any type of computer game.

A game controller additionally one more choice. A wired Xbox 360 controller, for example, works just fine. Every person victories.

PC specifics:

For PC people, there are complimentary SMAA mods around that they can attempt that apparently benefit cell shading more than a few other applications. I have yet to try this myself merely since I’& rsquo; m already really pleased with what I see below at 1920×& times; 1200 with all the eye sweet maxed out. I’& rsquo; m getting superb performance too so this video game has been well optimized for the PC out of the box. I’& rsquo; m presently utilizing an Intel qx9650 OC’& rsquo;d to 3.6 GHz, a GTX 480, and also 8GB of PC8500 for frame of reference.

From Gamespy:

These pictures alone should remove any type of questions concerning Transmission’& rsquo; s genuineness in terms of & ldquo; making points up & rdquo; to computer players on Borderlands 2. For me, these menus probably established a brand-new standard in PC gaming.

EVERY PC video game should have most of those alternatives as well as specifically an FOV Slider. This video game will certainly be my poster kid of what an excellent quality computer port of a multiplatform title is supposed to be like.

< This video from Newegg actually is worth a thousand words. PhysX from Nvidia has been blended feedback. It does fantastic points in some video games if you have an Nvidia GPU that enables it however regulation of reducing returns can be rough when it concerns eye sweet vs efficiency trade offs. In this video you see 2 identical circumstances side-by-side, one with as well as one without PhysX and also I think it’& rsquo; s a clear win for PhysX as well as Nvidia here.

Video game length/Replay Worth:

Off the charts. 4 distinct characters each worth taking for a spin, a significant globe, lots of loot, single gamer, 4 player co-op, New Video game+& hellip; numerous hrs of possible pc gaming here quickly.

Last Thoughts:

If you enjoyed the very first Borderlands you may be right into spiritual revelation region with component 2.

For people that weren’& rsquo; t curious about the very first video game there’& rsquo; s sufficient enhancements and improvements below on this one that you might wish to maintain your eye on it for consideration and also offer this collection an opportunity. I duplicate: Don’& rsquo; t let the cell shading stop you. It functions.

I have a difficult time coming up with any kind of serious problems concerning this game as well as can’& rsquo; t fathom any kind of severe first person shooter fan who wants a break from military shooters not finding a whole lot to like with the Borderlands games as well as particularly this.

It’& rsquo; s wonderful as well as it & rsquo; s mosting likely to be a major hazard to my downtime for the forseeable future.

Borderlands 2 gets a 4 out of five: EXCELLENT.


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