Borderlands 2 out now: review scores here

Friday, 14 September 2012 08:00 GMT By Staff

Borderlands 2 reviews are pouring in, with a very heavy emphasis around the nine region, a few spikes in the ten, and one notable blow to the 7.5 crotch.

The shooter-RPG hybrid’s has first review appeared in the latest issue of GamesMaster. The print review bestowed a whopping 95% score on Gearbox’s sprawling sequel; CVG published some choice quotes from the piece.

The article stated, “Bigger. Ballsier. Bullet-ier. Borderlands 2 is the antidote to stuffy military shooters”, and called it , “The prettiest game of 2012″ The review also praised four-player co-op mode, as well as the game’s improved weapons and combat.

Atomic Gamer and G4 have both awarded a perfect score, with the generally more critical Destructoid trailing at 8.5 and Polygon proving the harshest critic so far at 7.5 – not even a “h8 out of ten”, as they say. Lets have another rousing fight about reviews, shall we?

The embargo has now lifted. Borderlands 2 is arguably the first major release of the holiday season, so it’s sure to be reviewed everywhere: let the avalanche begin.

But first, check out VG247’s appraisal of Borderlands 2 right here.

Atomic Gamer – 10
G4 – 5/5
GameInformer, online – 9.75
Digital Trends – 9.5
PlayStation University – 9.5
Gaming Nexus – 9.5
EGM – 9.5
GamesMaster – 95%
Ausgamers – 9.2
GameTrailers – 9.2
GamesBeat 92/100
Xbox 360 Achievements – 91/100
IGN – 9.0
Strategy Informer – 9.0
Eurogamer – 9.0
The Sixth Axis – 9.0
PlayStation LifeStyle – 9.0
OPM UK – 9.0
OXM UK – 9.0
OXM – 9.0
VideoGamer – 9.0
Play UK – 90%
Joystiq – 4.5/5
Gamerevolution – 4.5/5
GameSpy – 4.5/5
GameStar – 86%
Destructoid – 8.5
CVG – 8.5
Gamespot – 8.5
BitGamer – 85%
GiantBomb – 4/5
GamesRadar – 4/5
Polygon – 7.5
Kotaku – “Yes”
ShopTo – “Excellent”
Shack News – no score
Rock Paper Shotgun – no score
Guardian – no score

All scores out of ten except where otherwise indicated. Let us know if you find more and we’ll pop them in.

Borderlands 2 launches on PC, PS3 and XBox 360 in Europe September 21.

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