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Borderlands Preview

Blake_Morse By:
Blake_Morse
07/28/08
PRINTER FRIENDLY VERSION
EMAIL TO A FRIEND
GENRE Shooter 
PLAYERS 1- 4 
PUBLISHER 2K Games 
DEVELOPER Gearbox Software 
RELEASE DATE  
M Contains Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Mature Humor, Strong Language

What do these ratings mean?

It's a rat circus out there, and I'm beginning to enjoy it.

click to enlargeImagine a FPS set in a Mad Max world (or is it a Fallout world? ~Ed.) with elements from RPGs. While that may be enough to broadly classify Borderlands in and of itself, it does not even touch the surface of this amazing-looking game. There’s a metric ton of guns to be found, each with varying stats and abilities. Your ability to use them properly will be based on your skill level with that particular weapon. You can even swap them with your teammate if you please or just leave them hanging, but the latter is not recommended as co-op play is going to be a huge part of your survival. So remember that if your friend is driving and his (or her) screaming becomes uncontainable, please switch seats and take over the wheel. Friends don't let friends drive bloodlust.

More GR previews for this game:
Borderlands preview posted on 08/13/09.
Borderlands preview posted on 08/13/09.

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