Excerpt: I’m in gaming heaven is a phrase that I have heard from quite a few gamers that have played Borderlands and my reaction after playing the game for half an hour was pretty much the same. During this quarter, on the run up to Christmas you expect all the strong franchises to show their muscle and in an environment where profit margins are lacking and publishers go with their standard franchises, 2K Games have pulled out all the stops to create something fresh and...
Borderlands: The Zombie Island Of Dr. Ned: Reviewed (PS3, 360)
7 September 2013
Excerpt: I think everyone that has played Borderlands by now has absolutely fell in love with it. A nice blend of RPG and FPS with some serious comedy one liners put this at the top of many gamers playlists. Only after a month or so since the games release sees the release of its first DLC called The Zombie Island Of Dr Ned. Now call me a sceptic but most DLC that I have seen is not worth the points or money that is used to purchase it. Very rarely does DLC stand out to a...
Borderlands: The Secret Armoury Of General Knoxx: Reviewed (360, PS3)
7 September 2013
Excerpt: There are quite a few positive things you can say about Borderlands and its DLC. One is that Borderlands has brought a fun factor and addictiveness back to gaming and another is that the support that has given to the game via DLC and updates has added extra elements to the game which have certainly been positive.
Borderlands: Claptrap’s New Robot Revolution – Reviewed (360, PS3)
7 September 2013
Excerpt: It’s been nearly a year since the first piece of DLC for the epic action, adventure, shooter Borderlands was released. During that time our treasure hunters have shot brains out of zombies, encountered the buxom Moxxi and her stooges in a cross between hoarde and the film, Running Man and embarked on an adventure to take down General Knoxx and his armoury.
Conclusion: Gearbox has created a likeable world with Pandora that can be a joy to explore and a real challenge to survive in. It has an odd charm that won’t suit everyone’s tastes, but with greater attention given to its quirky characters and greater imagination applied to its selection of missions, Borderlands could have been a hilariously insane adventure. Even with its shortcomings, it executes its most fundamental element (shooting) very well.
Excerpt: The Secret Armory of General Knoxx appeared to be the final piece of the Borderlands experience until Gearbox decided on releasing one more add-on. The result is an episode starring Borderlands ’ adorable, de facto mascots, the claptraps. As the fourth and final add-on, Claptrap’s New Robot Revolution offers more of the same with little deviation from the tried-and-true formula.
Excerpt: Here we are, with Claptrap’s New Robot Revolution being the final item in the tetralogy of additional content for Borderlands . It’s certainly not bad, but it’s a similar price to the previous add-ons, meaning you’ve now paid for Borderlands twice over if you bought all of it. And why should we care? Borderlands was a wonderful game, but it’s kind of become it’s own worst enemy.
Excerpt: Last year, Gearbox released Borderlands for the Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and PC to mass critical acclaim as well as a strong fan acceptance. Over the course of the year, they continued supporting the game with four expansion packs that increased the level cap and brought tons of new missions to sink your teeth into. All of these expansion packs, as well as the original game, now can be purchased in Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition, released for all three platforms.
Borderlands: Claptrap’s New Robot Revolution Review (Xbox 360)
Gamers Daily News
12 October 2010
Summary: With new enemies to fight and lots of meaningful rewards for your character, this Claptrap-themed DLC is decent and worth picking up if you still enjoy Borderlands’ formula of ’gun and loot’ play. It’s not as impressive as Secret Armory was however, and by now a sense of having done all this before is starting to set in.
Excerpt: Borderlands is the game that shaped the future of the shooting genre when it was released back in 2009, and since then, numerous first-person shooters have adapted some of the unique choices used in Borderlands and even tried to imitate the cooperative gameplay, tons of loot and other unique game mechanics featured in Borderlands , but none have been able to capture the magic of what made this game one of the best of this generation.