released on Oct 20, 2009

With its addictive action, frantic first-person shooter combat, massive arsenal of weaponry, RPG elements and four-player co-op, Borderlands is a breakthrough experience that challenges all the conventions of modern shooters. Borderlands places you in the role of a mercenary on the lawless and desolate planet of Pandora, hell-bent on finding a legendary stockpile of powerful alien technology known as The Vault.

Role Playing Shooter (RPS) - combines frantic first-person shooting action with accessible role-playing character progression.

Co-Op Frenzy - Fly solo in single player or drop in and out with up to 4 Player Co-Op online for a maniacal multiplayer experience.

Bazillions of Guns - Gun lust fulfilled with rocket-launching shotguns, enemy-torching revolvers, SMGs that fire lightning rounds, and tons more.

Radical Art Style - New visual style combines traditional rendering techniques with hand-drawn textures to create a unique and eye-catching spin on the First Person genre.

Intense Vehicular Combat - Get behind the wheel and engage in intense vehicle-to-vehicle combat.

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Dated, clunky ass gameplay but that doesn't mean it's necessarily bad? It's an alright play :)

Dated, but fun; Roland going "Critical BITCH" had me chuckling a few times

Janky, brown, and dull at times, but it will always hold a special place in my heart.

(Played before 2023)
Thinking about it, I don't like the game as much as I thought I did. Pandora is seen as a boring desert with nothing interesting, the psychos were cool but the only unique enemies (outside of the DLC). Guns were okay but not nearly as unique in sequels, and the characters just... Weren't interesting? I think the ones you play as are cool but their skill trees are awfully simply and that makes them feel pretty boring until you get to max level which requires three playthroughs. Yay. I think the sequels are a lot better.