Gearbox sends gamers back to the Borderlands for a shooter-adventure sequel of high-velocity combat and custom character development. The first-person action plays out in dystopian outpost environments on the original game's planet of Pandora, five years later, as a greedy industrialist called Handsome Jack seeks to weed out the local population through a series of sci-fi gladiator matches. Players choose from four new character types, each with three branches of specialized development in the game's RPG-like experience system. Experience comes with kills and quest completions.
Expanding on the original game, Borderlands 2's gun system can create millions of different computer-generated weapons, as well as shields and equipment enhancements. Non-player characters are more expressive, and quest outcomes have more influence on the game world. In addition to the dusty, desert settings of the first adventure, the sequel visits a number of new Pandora environments, including the merciless frozen tundra where the revenge-driven plotline begins. Online, over a local network, or in split screen, the game's co-op mode allows a second player to freely join and drop out of a game in session. ~ T.J. Deci, All Game Guide
|Feature 1||First-person shooter action; RPG-style character development|
|Feature 2||Return to Pandora, rage against the machine: A campaign of revenge|
|Feature 3||Expanded gun system can generate millions of distinct weapons and devices|
|Feature 4||Easy, drop-in co-op mode, online, on LAN, or on the same screen|