Summary: I've been playing shooters way back since they first came out in the 1990s and I enjoy a good challenge but this game is almost impossible for me. Enemies shields recharge before I even have a chance to get more ammo when I run out so I have to start the whole killing process over and over. I've read walkthroughs and I've even enabled a cheat to give me godmode and I still have a very hard time with the bosses.
Summary: NOT A GAME REVIEW!!! I have downloaded this install a minimum of four times. When the download tries to extract files, the extraction fails at 25% every time. I have contacted Amazon and received no response. I love Amazon's products and services; however, I can't recommend their digital download service. Buy them elsewhere!
Don't buy, or if you must get it from Steam directly
28 November 2012
Summary: Game is pretty good, if you can get it installed and get DLC working. I ran into the following issues which I think could have been avoided had I just purchased the game through Steam. First using the amazon downloader I downloaded the entire 11GB and had it fail to extract so I then had to download it again. After downloading 11GB a second time I ran the setup and instead of installing Borderlands, it just installed Steam.
Summary: It took more than two hours to download Borderlands (11 gig total). When done, we were required to create a new Steam account because the option to link your PSN account requires running the PS3 game Portal, which we don't own. So, we created the account and finally activated the product using the key we got when purchasing the game. At that point, Steam started downloading Borderlands all over.
VERY BUGGY, unfinished problematic pc game. Won't work or play properly.
2 May 2012
Summary: Can't say alot about this game then haven't been able to play it yet! I seen ALOT of feedback on problems getting the game to play. I've got a 880G m.o., amd Phenom2x4 2.8ghz cpu, GT440 vid card. I used latest patch 1st, then uninstalled & reinstalled, all the same. It halts & freezes constantly whether trying to use menu, setups, or just trying let intro roll or to finally get to the game part & it all halts & freezes as well.
Great game, too bad they ruined this version with a needless code required to download the "included" additional content
3 February 2011
Summary: MAKE SURE YOU ARE AWARE OF WHAT'S REALLY INCLUDED WITH THIS BEFORE YOU PURCHASE IT! I recommend you save yourself the hassle involved and skip this packaged version of "Borderlands: Game of the Year edition" that really only includes the base Borderlands game on disc and then requires that you use an idiotic onetime use code to download the massive amount of data required to play the supposedly "included" extra content.
Summary: First off, the game Borderlands is an amazing game, very worth of purchase. This review is rating the PRODUCT, not the game. The product says that it includes all 4 DLC (Downloadable Content) packs. This couldn't be further from the truth. Instead of actually including the software on the disc, like the Mad Moxxi's Underdome Riot & The Zombie Island of Dr.
Summary: There have been excellent FPS/TPS games with a comic-book aesthetic, XIII and Armed and Dangerous spring to mind. Unfortunately BORDERLANDS is not one of them. There have been excellent RPG/FPS hybrids, like Fallout 3 or S.T.A.L.K.E.R. . But BORDERLANDS is not one of them either. And, this is not even the real problem. The real problem with BORDERLANDS is that it does not even know what it is...trying to be! The graphics are color-book cartoonish.
Summary: This is one of the first games to be released as a functional product only to be later broken by defective-by-design DRM (Securom). I don't need software on my computer that I can't control, thank you very much. The DLC was a shoe-in purchase for me, but since Gearbox decided they wanted to punish me, I'm not exactly motivated to give them my money. I only wish I hadn't bought the original product.
Summary: Overall, Borderlands is a pretty fantastic first major outing for Gearbox, The multitude of weapons to find and play with can make any chest a fun surprise, and enemies behavior varies enough within their own factions to keep fights fairly interesting, and even more so when you group up with friends [which raises the difficulty of the enemies] Plot is rather lacking, but honestly, its got enough compared to other CO-OP enabled games such as L4D, Army of Two or Diablo...