Release Date: October 20, 2009
Developers: Gearbox Software, Feral Interactive
Publishers: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 & Microsoft Windows NA, 2K Games
PAL, 2K Games, JP Microsoft Game Studios, JP CyberFront PC), Mac OS X and Feral Interactive
Platforms: Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, OnLive, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Genres: Action role-playing, first-person shooter
Borderlands is an action role-playing first-person shooter video game that was developed by Gearbox Software for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X. It is the first game in the Borderlands series.
It was first revealed in the September 2007 issue of Game Informer magazine. The console versions of the game were released in North America on October 20, 2009, and were released in PAL countries on October 23. The console version release for the Japanese market was made available on February 25, 2010. The Windows version was released on October 26 for North America and then on October 29 internationally. The Mac OS X version of the game was released on December 3, 2010 by Feral Interactive.
A sequel, Borderlands 2, was released on September 18, 2012 in the U.S. and on September 21 in other countries.
Borderlands is a very fun game, there is 4 characters in the game the Sire, Soldier, Beserker and Hunter. The characters are very fun to play with, the Siren and Soldier are my personal favorites as the Siren has a phasewalk which makes her walk faster, the Soldier has Turret which can heal people if you upgrade the medic side fully. The Hunter has a bird which, when you throw it attacks the enemies nearby, doesn't do much damage unless you level up and upgrade it. The Berserker becomes angry and uses his fist to fight the enemies, not that good but still fun to use. The game is very fun and addicting, I loved this game I played it a lot. This game is just fun all around driving around or just killing skags or bandits. You can do a lot fun stuff on this game, as in launch people in the air with Sledge's Shotgun, or just trying to find Alien weapons, there are 4 Downloadable Content's, Mad Moxxi's Underdome Riot, Secret Armory of General Knox, Claptrap Revolution and Jakobs Cove. These are very fun to play, Mad Moxxi's Underdome riot is very fun to play with your friends as there are waves of Bandits and Skags. Secret Armory of General Knoxx is also very fun to play with friends as there are a lot of missions to be done on it which I thought this was the best Downloadable content out of all them, Jakob's cove was fun to be killing zombies, there are plenty of zombies in it. Like Defilers, Tankenstein and other zombies. Now Claptraps Revolution was very fun getting to then end of it. It took me quite a bit of time, but it was definitely worth it, it was just so fun killing or exploding claptraps as you can't during the campaign, so I liked this one a lot as well.
In Borderlands you start off on a bus to choose your character. Once you choose your character, then you off to Pandora! Once you step off the bus you will hear your Guardian Angel, once she has spoken you will talk to claptrap. Once you're done talking to him you will then talk to a guy named Dr.Zed who is a medic and will help you out as in purchase shields off of him. Once you are done talking to him you will have to kill Bandits, Skags and Bosses or Leaders, after a bit of fighting them you will have to fight bosses like Skagzilla or Sledge. After you're done killing them some bosses have vault pieces, you will need these pieces to open the vault. Your Guardian Angel will help you. After a bit you will talk to someone named Tannis, she will help you get 2-3 Vault pieces. Once you have gotten all of the vault pieces and have done all the missions (Main missions) you are good to go. You will enter a place called Eridian Promontory. Once you are there you will have to get through it, then you will be able to go to the Vault. From there on in you will face someone called the "Vault" once you kill him you beat the game!
The Graphics for this game are very good. The graphics for this game look perfect as it was based off a comic! The graphics aren't bad at all. They don't need to fix anything at all, besides a few things, but those are mostly glitches. The graphics for the characters and Enemies and that are great! I love this game due to graphics and the characters. I think they did a marvelous job on this game with the graphics. I personally think they could have done some more stuff on certain on the weapons but other than that the graphics are still good. I like the Skags the most out of everything due to how well they were designed as well as the Midgets, those were designed amazingly well! I would love to see graphics like this all the time. Some of the stuff they could have done better, but that would be mainly for the weapons. Nothing else really. The Siren's phasewalk looks very nice as well, with the explosion once she is done is also very well done. The Soldier turret is also good. The Hunter's raven is great as well and the Berserker is decent could use a tad bit more work on his special attack but other than that the graphics are good on all of them
The Controls are magnificent for this game. There are different controls, but I always stick to default as I remember that the easiest. But the controls are the easiest thing to remember, shooting, dropping stuff, you name it, it shouldn't take you that long to remember the controls for this game. The controls for this game are perfect for this game as well. As you can remember this game very fast. I love this game controls as well though. It feels right playing the game, as I remembered it so easily. But I do think that the controls should have something special added where if you do something so many times that when you hit like A or B a popup opens up and you can choose something to do. Other than that, the controls are perfect and nothing needs to fix or added to it. I think that controls shouldn't be fixed in anyway, unless its adding something to the game then other then that the controls shouldn't be touched with as they are good enough the way they are. I do think in my opinion that the controls should have something special added. But other then that nothing needs to be fixed.
Gameplay - 9/10
Graphics - 9.5/10
Controls - 10/10
Overall - 9.5/10