Borderlands 2 Reviews

Borderlands 2 is ranked in the 94th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
9 / 10
Oct 15, 2013

Compared to the dull, empty-eyed stoicism of so many triple-A games, it's still a welcome blast of idiot humour, too.

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Polygon
Top Critic
7.5 / 10.0
Sep 17, 2012

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.

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9 / 10
Sep 30, 2013

Stellar writing and a host of small improvements help Borderlands 2 stand tall on the shoulders of its predecessor.

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Sep 17, 2012

Borderlands 2 gives you more Borderlands. No more, no less.

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Kotaku
Top Critic
Yes
Sep 18, 2012

Pick three friends, span the character classes, and get to killing. You won't be disappointed.

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8.5 / 10.0
Sep 17, 2012

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.

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9 / 10
Sep 18, 2012

Borderlands 2 is one of the unmissable videogame experiences of the year.

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9 / 10.0
Sep 18, 2012

Borderlands 2 is not perfect - but it is consistently excellent, and deserves praise both as a game and a great piece of progressive development.

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Unscored
Sep 18, 2012

Sequel keeps the appeal of the original while making improvements at the margins.

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92 / 100
Sep 7, 2012

If you liked Borderlands, you’ll love Borderlands 2. If you missed out on the original, don’t make that same mistake twice.

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Game Rant
Top Critic
Oct 9, 2012

If you loved your time in Pandora the first time around, you'll absolutely love Borderlands 2.

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Guardian
Top Critic
Sep 18, 2012

Gearbox has fleshed out the overall character of the universe from the first Borderlands and come up with a winner

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Sep 18, 2012

Borderlands 2 is a denser, richer version of it's predecessor, never compromising on the gunplay that made the series worthy of a sequel.

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Unscored
Sep 27, 2012

Borderlands 2 is what most people expected. More of the same, but better.

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6.5 / 10.0
Jun 2, 2014

While it is amazing that all of this content has been squeezed down to a portable version on the Vita, it has lost a lot of its luster in the transition. There is still a ton of fun to be had here, but this is far from what has come to be expected from a Borderlands experience and nothing near the quality on either the consoles or the PC.

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Sep 21, 2012

All in all, Borderlands 2 is fantastic fun.

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Will Greenwald
Top Critic
Sep 21, 2012

Borderlands 2 goes further than its predecessor in fun, humor, and scope, and if you value exploration and leveling up as much as shooting people, this is the perfect game for you.

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9.5 / 10.0
Sep 18, 2012

Borderlands 2 is easily the most replay value you’re going to get out of a game that isn’t an MMO.

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9.5 / 10.0
May 12, 2014

Nothing short of great and fun.

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9 / 10
Sep 25, 2012

Ultimately, it has left me hungry for more - which is probably a testament to how potent a formula this is.

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