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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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50 Comments

  1. TheBlackHole

    Mmm, I can’t imagine it being a 95% game, but it is GamesMaster we’re talking about.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. naffgeek

    Bought the first one on steam sale a few months back and was amazed how much I loved it.

    Never interested me at all but what a great game.

    This is another one to add to the backlog!

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Hcw87

    Europe Release Date is the 21st. 18th in the US.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Edo

    ” Borderlands 2 is the antidote to stuffy military shooters” how dare he?!? :)

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Fin

    Gamesmaster isn’t exactly a bastion of solid journalism.

    I’ll wait for the Edge, Gametrailers and EG reviews.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Moonwalker1982

    That sounds damn good, cause i for one am beyond sick and tired of military shooters. I do wonder if the story is there this time around though. Cause we all know how little story there was in the first one. It never bothered me, but i have a few friends who really hated that.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Timurse

    I really-really-really loved the first one. Got 1500/1750 there on Xbox (except for the Claptrap Revolution DLC). Even downloaded it via PS+ free deal and now rebeating it again.
    The second one is just like one of the most anticipated games this autumn (with ACIII & BO2).

    #7 3 years ago
  8. drewbles82

    Im one to wait for complete/game of yr editions. I’m still on the first anyway, level 44 doing the call of missions on secret A. Prob get Borderlands 2 next xmas.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. NocturnalB

    I’m gonna be doing a marathon through the 1st game plus the expansions this weekend i reckon, anyone else?

    #9 3 years ago
  10. drewbles82

    @9 me too. I didnt know about the playthrough 2 and im level 44 so will be doing that.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. ps3fanboy

    @9

    So you are gonna complete a 100 hour long game in two days?? I have got to say that is really impressive! Especially considering there are only 48 hours in two days…

    #11 3 years ago
  12. NocturnalB

    @11 Don’t be jealous.

    If you gotta know though, i meant i was generally just going to go through the game, as much as i can, and bleed the weekend into next week finishing the rest.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. Maximum Payne

    @11 Well there a lot of side quests in Borderlands…

    #13 3 years ago
  14. YoungZer0

    @5: But Gametrailers is? Really? Gametrailers is probably the most bro-ish gamewebsite out there.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. DSB

    I think it’s pretty obvious that Borderlands is an acquired taste. Either people hate it, or they love it. I think it’s very good at what it does though.

    @6 You don’t need a better story, you just need to shoot more bullets!

    @11 What are you talking about? My most recent playthrough of Borderlands took exactly 11 hours.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. Fin

    @14

    I like their video reviews.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. Phoenixblight

    @6

    Gearbox has actually hired writers for Borderlands 2 and have said the story is now actually in the game in the original it was actually the designers who wrote the story along with the employees doing most of the VA work. Because the success of the original they were to get a bigger budget to hire more employees which allows them to do more with Blands 2.

    #17 3 years ago
  18. KAP

    “Blands 2″ Indeed.

    #18 3 years ago
  19. ManuOtaku

    I did like this game a lot, and i played with out co-op, heck i did love also the cover, and if the cover is any indication, this game will rock too, what a way to improve the previous cover, kudos to the designer.

    #19 3 years ago
  20. datass

    Game Informer posted:
    The issue is out, and so is our Borderlands 2 review. Hint: It’s higher than a 9.5 and lower than a 10.

    :happy:

    #20 3 years ago
  21. TD_Monstrous69

    I’m playing through the first right now (thanks Playstation+), and absolutely love it (current rank at level 14). Can’t wait to play Borderlands 2, though I will have to wait a little longer because I gotta get the cash together for it.

    #21 3 years ago
  22. Christopher Jack

    I shall order as soon as my money comes in on Thursday.

    #22 3 years ago
  23. ASBI

    as much as I love the series and the fact that it’s one of the best games this gen, I never thought it could reach the 90+ score

    we have a very strong GOTY candidate here

    #23 3 years ago
  24. Gadzooks!

    Cannot wait for next Friday! Bring on the psycho midgets!

    #24 3 years ago
  25. Brenna Hillier

    I’ve just added a hu-u-u-u-uuuu-uuuuuuuu-ge list of additional reviews from this morning’s embargo. Enjoy!

    #25 2 years ago
  26. inside-360.de

    How long ago we had so much good scores? Borderlands 2? Yes!

    #26 2 years ago
  27. Joe Anderson

    Oh here’s our review:

    http://www.shopto.net/news/40682/borderlands-2-review Excellent (5/6)

    Cheers

    :)

    #27 2 years ago
  28. Brenna Hillier

    Thanks Joe, adding now.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. bitsnark

    Edge have gone with 9/10.

    http://www.edge-online.com/review/borderlands-2-review/

    #29 2 years ago
  30. Crazyreyn

    One more – 5/5, Digital Spy: http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/gaming/review/a406505/borderlands-2-review-ps3-bordering-on-perfection.html

    #30 2 years ago
  31. freedoms_stain

    Wow, impressive haul of scores.

    Also fuck European release dates. Fuck them in their stupid asses.

    #31 2 years ago
  32. viralshag

    @31, +1.

    Give me global digital release dates!

    #32 2 years ago
  33. Fin

    @32

    VPN.

    #33 2 years ago
  34. viralshag

    @33, Is that OK to do with Steam? I’ll be honest I’ve always chickened out from doing that with anything on Steam. I have invested far too much to lose my account!

    Origin though, meh. Wouldn’t lose that much.

    #34 2 years ago
  35. Fin

    @34

    Hm, I hadn’t thought about it. It’s probably ok? I’ve used it a few times to buy games while abroad (you can only buy from Steam if you’re connecting from the country of your billing address).
    I remember with the Civ 5 release, you could VPN to the states to unlock it, the connect as normal.

    #35 2 years ago
  36. absolutezero

    Steam has no problem with using a VPN to unlock games early, I’ve done it multiple times over the course of about a year and a bit.

    #36 2 years ago
  37. Sini

    meh tried it for an hour or two and went back to diablo 3. Got it free with my 670 so i cant complain too much

    #37 2 years ago
  38. Talkar

    @36
    Except they can ban you permanently for doing it. Now i’ve never heard of them doing it, but they do reserve the right to do so. Although that would never hold in court here in Denmark. Just like their recent TOS changes won’t affect danish users ^^

    #38 2 years ago
  39. JebusF

    http://www.godisageek.com/2012/09/borderlands-2-review/

    9/10 from us, cheers.

    #39 2 years ago
  40. viralshag

    @35, 36 & 38, Yeah I checked the forums and even the Steam mods say it would be breaking the ToS. So for now I think I will continue to live in fear of taking any risks that might jeopardise my account. ;)

    #40 2 years ago
  41. DSB

    I’ve done it lots of times with no problems, including Steamworks multiplayer games.

    I just don’t have that VPN anymore, sadly :P

    Steam has no interest in keeping you from your games unless you’re compromising the service.

    #41 2 years ago
  42. Gannu

    Errrm, Guardian – no score?

    They’ve given 5 out of 5 stars. Right below this part:

    Borderlands 2 – review
    Xbox 360/PS3/PC; from £39.99; cert 18; Gearbox

    Please correct it. :-)

    #42 2 years ago
  43. viralshag

    I’m just going to get around to actually finishing BL and then get stuck in over the weekend. I don’t need your ToS abusing methods to have fun! ;)

    #43 2 years ago
  44. Moonwalker1982

    I don’t want to be a negative nancy but i’ve been watching a few Xbox 360 videos of the game and i don’t know. Graphically surprisingly enough it doesn’t impress me at all. I don’t remember the first Borderlands having low-res, almost i guess…washed out textures. But i do see that in this video. It certainly looks nothing like the first shots and videos they released.

    Here take a look

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=750JqDMd36A

    #44 2 years ago
  45. M. K.

    Hope I’ll get my hands on this on thursday!

    #45 2 years ago
  46. freedoms_stain

    @44, intro bit looked the same, the actual gameplay part is set at night in a snowy location, thus the colours are muted.

    #46 2 years ago
  47. Kabby

    Here is a 60fps stream that’s on-line right now and probably for the rest of the week.

    http://www.twitch.tv/itmejp

    #47 2 years ago
  48. Monk

    The reviews need to redesign actually, the idea that most of the big games scores between 9-10 is getting laughable
    And stupid, sometimes the game full of bugs and technical problems and then again it scores 10 or 9.
    I didn’t say that Borderlands is bad game or anything but I don’t fell like the most of the games it deserve 10 or 9 !

    #48 2 years ago
  49. DSB

    I just got done with the tutorial and so far I’ll say this:

    1) Claptrap is a lot funnier
    2) The guns are way more awesome, responsive, and fun to shoot
    3) The enemies are actually trying not to die

    So far the only iffy thing is that the interface is so trippy it makes me seasick.

    Overall I think it’s going to turn out to be a bigger, badder older brother to the original. It feels better in pretty much every important way.

    I dont think you’re gonna love it if you hated the original, but it’s improved in every way.

    #49 2 years ago
  50. SaintRasmus

    GameReactor 9/10

    http://www.gamereactor.eu/reviews/46111/Borderlands+2/

    #50 2 years ago

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  • This is how you claim free Xbox One games from your Xbox 360

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  • Destiny guide: how to maximise your Grimoire Points

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  • Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows will let you play as a baddie

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  • GTA controversies, from Hot Coffee to PR manipulation

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  • Infamous 2 one of five new PlayStation Now additions for March

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  • Final Fantasy 10/10-2 HD Remaster gets PS4 release date

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  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare getting 15 new Prestige levels

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  • Destiny: Crota’s End recreated in Minecraft

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  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3D trailer introduces the Heir to the Monado

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  • The Elder Scrolls: Total War mod covers Morrowind, Oblivion and more

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  • Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 out now on Steam

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  • EVE Online heister makes off with $13,000 worth of goods

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  • Marth Amiibo getting a stock refresh in North America

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  • Skyrim beta update upgrades creation kit file size

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  • Paradox’s next epic RPG is, uh, Knights of Pen & Paper 2

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  • Amplitude looks amazing in new gameplay trailer, has a team multiplayer mode

    Amplitude may have been delayed but we still get something this March: a fine new gameplay trailer. Amplitude is coming to PlayStation 3 and PS4 sometime in northern summer. It’s a reprisal of Harmonix’s classic rhythm action game, a forerunner to its later efforts with Guitar Hero and Rock Band, and was crowdfunded. Update: Turns […]

  • DayZ creator’s “crazy”, “esoteric” next game developed with Improbable

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  • Battlefield Hardline will support AMD’s Mantle

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  • Unreal Engine 4 GDC 2015 sizzle reel shows what the tech can do

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  • Survarium’s latest patch removes limit on battle ammo, rebalances experience gain

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  • The Hunt Begins in new Bloodborne TV spot

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  • World of Warcraft: you’ll soon be able to buy game time with gold

    Blizzard will soon allow World of Warcraft players to exchange in-game gold for game time and vice versa. Blizzard has announced a new system that will launch soon for World of Warcraft. The system is called WoW Token. Using this system, players will be able to buy game time using in-game gold. Here’s how it […]

  • 3D Realms’ Bombshell returns with the first gameplay trailer

    Remember 3D Realms’ Bombshell? The isometric ARPG that was announced last year? Well, it’s back, and we get to see gameplay footage. The game stars Shelly “Bombshell” Harrison, a bomb technician turned mercenary with a mechanical arm. She will embark on a quest to rescue the president and save Earth, all while shooting aliens. The […]

  • Unreal Engine 4 is now free for everyone to use

    Epic Games has made Unreal Engine 4 available for anyone to download and use, for free. Unreal Engine 4 is now free. Anyone can download it and start using it, the developer announced today in a blog post. The download features the the full set of tools used by Epic, and includes 100% of the […]

  • Call of Duty European Championship winner announced

    The winner of the European round of the Call of Duty Championship has been announced. This past weekend, 28 teams representing UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, the rest of Europe and Middle East attended the final of the European round of the Call of Duty Championship. UK team Epsilon eSports was crowned […]

  • GOG brings back Insomnia sale with discounts up to 90% off

    GOG.com is bringing back its Insomnia sale event with even more games. GOG’s Insomnia sale is back with double the amount of games. This year, there will be two sets of games available at once. The sets are seasoned classics and fresh new titles. Each set will feature games with discounts up to 90% off, […]

  • 2K is shutting down NBA 2K14 online servers, won’t affect career save files

    2K will be shutting down the servers for NBA 2K14 this month. The publisher revealed yesterday that online servers for NBA 2K14 will be turned offline on March 31. “You will no longer be able to play ranked games/online association,” reads the announcement. NBA 2K14 relied on online servers to store save files for MyCareer […]

  • One Dead or Alive tournament organiser is proposing ban of “over-sexualised” costumes

    A Dead or Alive tournament organiser has suggested a soft ban on some of the game’s “over-sexualised” costumes, and not everyone is happy. Tournament organiser “The HuBBs” took to the FreeStepDodge forums to suggest a list of rules that other offline tournaments can follow. The list goes over stages, characters, moves, which is certainly in […]

  • Destiny: all the news from Bungie’s open house Q&A

    Bungie hosted an open house Q&A session with the community last week and lots of exciting news have come out of it. Arekkz Gaming has gathered all the information that came out of Bungie’s open house Q&A in one handy video. The list is massive, going over Exotic weapon balance, upcoming events, PVE, Crucible rewards, […]

  • Elite: Dangerous and Star Citizen to honour Nimoy with in-game memorials

    Developers behind space exploration games Elite: Dangerous and Star Citizen will honour the memory of Leonard Nimoy through in-game memorials. The develops of both games have confirmed separately that in-game memorials will be established to honour the memory of the late Star Trek actor, Leonard Nimoy, famous for playing Spock. Elite: Dangerous executive producer Michael […]

  • Deal: get a PlayStation 4 + three exclusives for $399

    Amazon’s latest PlayStation 4 deal is not one to miss. With purchase of a PlayStation 4 console from Amazon in the US, the online retailer will throw in digital codes for Infamous Second Son, Killzone Shadow Fall and The Last of Us: Remastered, all for the same MSRP of $399. The Last of Us Remastered […]

  • Destiny: this is how one player predicted House of Wolves details and Xur’s inventory

    The method one Redditor possibly used to leak some details from Destiny’s House of Wolves was the same one he used to predict the inventory of Xur: Agent of the Nine. Last week, Reddit user Megamanexe4 leaked a few pieces of House of Wolves expansion content. The leaks included strikes, new Crucible mode, and a […]

  • Mortal Kombat X is coming to iOS… as a card-battler

    Mortal Kombat X will be releasing on mobile devices in some form, just not the one you except. Mortal Kombat X is coming to Android and iOS devices as an extension of the main game. It will launch in April alongside the console versions. The mobile game will be part card collecting and part fighting […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain announcement coming this Wednesday

    Kojima Productions will unveil something about Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain this Wednesday. Metal Gear Solid fans should standby for a Phantom Pain-related announcement on Wednesday, March 4. According to developer Kojima Productions’ Twitter, there’s going to be an announcement at 2pm GMT on Wednesday. The developer posted the following image. The image […]

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    We’d really appreciate it if you could fill in this survey about the websites you read and the games you buy. It massively helps! You can fill out the survey right here and obviously all the information you supply is confidential. It helps us build a better picture of the people who read our site […]

  • Battlefield Hardline Premium: here’s everything you get for $50

    Battlefield Hardline’s Premium membership will give players access to 4 new features, early access to expansion packs and more. EA detailed the offer today – it costs $50 in total (£40 in the UK) and gives players a whole bundle of new gear and content. Check it all out in handy list form below: Masks […]

  • Hayter’s gonna hate: the voice of Solid Snake wouldn’t answer my Metal Gear question

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  • Xbox One bundle gets £100 price cut in UK

    Microsoft has knocked up to £100 off Xbox One bundles in the UK. The Xbox One with Kinect Assassin’s Creed bundle is now £100 cheaper and comes with a free £20 voucher to be spent on the official Microsoft online store. Over on the Xbox online store there’s a £70 price cut on the white […]

  • Pokemon Shuffle downloaded 1m times, free stuff given out to celebrate

    Free-to-play 3DS title Pokemon Shuffle has been downloaded over 1 million times. As a reward for playing the match-3 puzzle game Nintendo has gifted players a Complexity -1 item for free. The item reduces the difficulty of a level, according to Eurogamer. By all accounts Pokemon Shuffle is a cynical game with poorly implemented microtransactions. […]