Borderlands 2: Review Round-Up

Now that Borderlands 2 has been released in North America, reviews from all over the web have been pouring in. To give you an idea of what the critics are saying, we’ve rounded up a selection of reviews from across the interwebs which you can sample right here.

Expectation levels were set pretty high for Borderlands 2, and it looks like Gearbox Software has managed to deliver. By all accounts, Borderlands 2 offers an improved experience over the original with more guns, more areas, and more things to do.

Without further ado, here are the Borderlands 2 reviews:

Polygon – 7.5/10 (Read full review)

“Borderlands 2 is unquestionably a better game than Borderlands. The new emphasis on elemental weapons and dismemberment make for better combat scenarios, and the constant character improvement is a great push forward for players looking for long-term rewards. But sticking around for those payoffs requires more patience than I’d hoped.”

Destructoid – 8.5/10 (Read full review)

“If you are up for a good laugh while shooting things in the face, Borderlands 2 is a worthy game to add to your collection. Soon enough, you’ll see numbers popping above people’s heads in real life and will feel compelled to search every Porta Potty on the street for cash.”

Edge – 9/10 (Read full review)

“Borderlands 2 might not develop extensively on its forebear, but it has even greater power to hold you for hours on end, deftly weaving RPG stat development with skill-based play. It’s enough to make every decision you make meaningful and fun, and lend the realisation that Gearbox knows more about the fundamentals of the shooter than almost any other developer.”

Joystiq – 4.5/5 (Read full review)

“Borderlands 2 is full of memorable moments and silly, crass folks – and if those silly, crass folks happen to be your friends, it’s easily one of the best co-op experiences out there, and one of the best games I’ve played all year.”

Game Informer (Online) – 9.75/10 (Read full review)

“With its unmatched co-op gameplay, intense shootouts, addictive loot collecting, expansive skill customization, hilarious dialogue, and insane level of replayability, Borderlands 2 is one of the most rewarding gaming experiences of this console generation.”