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Platform 360, PS3, Win, Mac, PS Vita Publisher 2K Games Developer Gearbox Software Release Date 2012-09-18



Borderlands 2 review: firing range

Borderlands 2 exists in a state of post-Vault hysteria. The Hyperion corporation has seized control of the world of Pandora, seeking to control a mysterious and powerful substance known as Eridium that's emerged from the planet's surface. Hyperion has set out to lure more self-styled Vault hunters to Pandora in order to further a mysterious plan regarding a powerful alien technology. Character classes have seen some significant changes in Borderlands 2. The Siren class has been rejiggered and given a new primary talent, the Soldier class has been replaced by the Commando, the Hunter is now the Assassin, and the Berzerker has been replaced by the, er, Gunzerker. Borderlands 2's basic structure is the same, however. You gain experience through completing quests and killing...

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Borderlands 2 Releases
North America
  • Xbox 360
    • Released 2012-09-18
    • Publisher 2K Games
    • Developer Gearbox Software
    • Score 7.5
  • PlayStation 3
    • Released 2012-09-18
    • Publisher 2K Games
    • Developer Gearbox Software
  • Windows
    • Released 2012-09-18
    • Publisher 2K Games
    • Developer Gearbox Software
    • Score 7.5
  • Mac
    • Released 2012-11-20
    • Publisher Aspyr Media
    • Developer Gearbox Software
  • PlayStation Vita
    • Released 2014-05-13
    • Publisher Sony Computer Entertainment
    • Developer Iron Galaxy Studios
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