Borderlands 2

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Borderlands 2 play as one of four new vault hunters facing off against a massive new world of creatures, psychos and the evil mastermind, Handsome Jack.
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About Borderlands 2

About this game

Developed by Gearbox Software and published by 2K Games.

In Borderlands 2, you'll get to play as one of the four characters in a hectic, chaotic, yet hilarious first-person looter shooter! Go up against all sorts of psychos in this massive new world, including the evil mastermind, Handsome Jack. Make new friends, equip bazillion of weapons, and fight alongside up to three others in co-op!

New, New, New!

There are four new playable classes in this entry to the beloved Borderlands franchise: the Siren, the Commando, the Gunzerker, and the Assassin! Each of them has a speciality, adding tons of replayability to the game!

Dynamic Co-op!

Jump in and out of the campaign with your friends easily and at any time in this dynamic co-op mode! Whether you play online or through LAN, you'll be able to take all the gear you earned with you!

Fight Hyperion Corporation

Go on a quest for revenge through the frozen tundra of Pandora! Expose the hidden evil within the Hyperion Corporation, and take on its nefarious CEO — Handsome Jack! 

Even More New Stuff!

It's not just the arsenal of new guns and the new gun system you should be excited for — shields, grenades, relics, class mods, and much more cool loot is waiting for you in Borderlands 2!

Lively World

As you travel through Pandora, you'll cross all sorts of settings and terrains — from the frozen tundra to the dangerous grasslands and the corrosive caverns! This adventure will take you to all sorts of fun places.

Brand-new Enemies!

There are bigger and badder enemies this time around: gorilla-like Bullymongs, vicious Stalkers, and even the mechanical Hyperion army are all ready to end your quest!

Game Details

Platform:
steam
Release Date:
September 20, 2012
Developer:
Gearbox Software
Publisher:
2K Games
Rating:
ESRB rating of 13
PEGI rating of 18
USK rating of 18
Supported Languages:
English +
Franchise:
Borderlands
Theme:
Heist
Features:
Steam Achievements
Full controller support

Steam Trading Cards

Steam Cloud

Singleplayer

Co-op

Product Requirements

Steam account required for game activation and installation

PC System Requirements
MINIMUM:
OS: Windows XP SP3
Processor: 2.4 GHz Dual Core Processor
Memory: 2 GB(XP)/ 2 GB(Vista)
Hard Disk Space: 13 GB free
Video Memory: 256 MB
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8500 /ATI Radeon HD 2600
Sound: DirectX 9.0c Compatible
Other Requirements:Initial installation requires one-time internet connection for Steam authentication; software installations required (included with the game) include Steam Client, DirectX 9, Microsoft .NET 4 Framework, Visual C++ Redistributable 2005, Visual C++ Redistributable 2008, Visual C++ Redistributable 2010, and AMD CPU Drivers (XP Only/AMD Only)

Mac System Requirements
MINIMUM:
OS: 10.8.5 (Mountain Lion), 10.9.5 (Mavericks), 10.10.5 (Yosemite), 10.11.1 (El Capitan)
Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (Dual-Core)
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Hard Disk Space: 13 GB
Video Memory: 256 MB
Video Card: ATI Radeon HD 2600 / NVidia Geforce 8800/ Intel HD 3000
Additional: Macintosh mouse and keyboard. Borderlands 2 supports both the Xbox 360 wired gamepad AND the PlayStation 3 Dualshock 3 Wireless Controller
NOTICE: It is possible for Mac and PC to become out of sync during updates. Within this short time period, Mac users will only be able to play other Mac users.
NOTICE: This game is not supported on volumes formatted as Mac OS Extended (Case Sensitive)
NOTICE: The following video chipsets are unsupported for Borderlands 2: ATI RADEON HD 2400, NVIDIA 8600m, NVIDIA 9400m, 9600m, Intel Integrated GMA 950, Intel Integrated x3100

Linux System Requirements
MINIMUM:
OPERATING SYSTEM: SteamOS, Ubuntu 14.04
CPU PROCESSOR: Intel Core 2 Quad, AMD Phenom II X4
CPU SPEED: 2.4GHz
MEMORY: 4 GB RAM
HARD DISK SPACE: 13 GB
VIDEO CARD (NVIDIA): Geforce 260
VIDEO MEMORY (VRAM): 1GB

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Don't meet the above requirements? That doesn't mean your configuration wont run Borderlands 2. Visit the Borderlands 2 community page to share your experience with other Linux players and learn about how to send bugs to Aspyr. Your feedback will help us improve Borderlands 2 Linux and future AAA Linux releases!

NOTICE: Intel Integrated video chipsets and ATI chipsets are currently unsupported for Borderlands 2 Linux.
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Product Requirements

Steam account required for game activation and installation

PC System Requirements
MINIMUM:
OS: Windows XP SP3
Processor: 2.4 GHz Dual Core Processor
Memory: 2 GB(XP)/ 2 GB(Vista)
Hard Disk Space: 13 GB free
Video Memory: 256 MB
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8500 /ATI Radeon HD 2600
Sound: DirectX 9.0c Compatible
Other Requirements:Initial installation requires one-time internet connection for Steam authentication; software installations required (included with the game) include Steam Client, DirectX 9, Microsoft .NET 4 Framework, Visual C++ Redistributable 2005, Visual C++ Redistributable 2008, Visual C++ Redistributable 2010, and AMD CPU Drivers (XP Only/AMD Only)

Mac System Requirements
MINIMUM:
OS: 10.8.5 (Mountain Lion), 10.9.5 (Mavericks), 10.10.5 (Yosemite), 10.11.1 (El Capitan)
Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (Dual-Core)
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Hard Disk Space: 13 GB
Video Memory: 256 MB
Video Card: ATI Radeon HD 2600 / NVidia Geforce 8800/ Intel HD 3000
Additional: Macintosh mouse and keyboard. Borderlands 2 supports both the Xbox 360 wired gamepad AND the PlayStation 3 Dualshock 3 Wireless Controller
NOTICE: It is possible for Mac and PC to become out of sync during updates. Within this short time period, Mac users will only be able to play other Mac users.
NOTICE: This game is not supported on volumes formatted as Mac OS Extended (Case Sensitive)
NOTICE: The following video chipsets are unsupported for Borderlands 2: ATI RADEON HD 2400, NVIDIA 8600m, NVIDIA 9400m, 9600m, Intel Integrated GMA 950, Intel Integrated x3100

Linux System Requirements
MINIMUM:
OPERATING SYSTEM: SteamOS, Ubuntu 14.04
CPU PROCESSOR: Intel Core 2 Quad, AMD Phenom II X4
CPU SPEED: 2.4GHz
MEMORY: 4 GB RAM
HARD DISK SPACE: 13 GB
VIDEO CARD (NVIDIA): Geforce 260
VIDEO MEMORY (VRAM): 1GB

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Don't meet the above requirements? That doesn't mean your configuration wont run Borderlands 2. Visit the Borderlands 2 community page to share your experience with other Linux players and learn about how to send bugs to Aspyr. Your feedback will help us improve Borderlands 2 Linux and future AAA Linux releases!

NOTICE: Intel Integrated video chipsets and ATI chipsets are currently unsupported for Borderlands 2 Linux.
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Critic Reviews

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IGN

90 / 100
"The one thing worth pointing out between the various platforms is how cool Borderlands 2 can look if you have an awesome PC. The PC version allows plenty of tweaks to draw...

Eurogamer

90 / 100
"Borderlands 2 is still a hillbilly moonshiner sort of game, then, but it's the hillbilly at his canny, tinkering, big-dreaming best. It's the hillbilly at the peak of his...

Giant Bomb

80 / 100
"In general, playing with other people is pretty much painless, even on PC, which now uses Steamworks across the board instead of that GameSpy nonsense. The PC version of the...
Reviews provided by MetaCritic

Borderlands 2 Statistics

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~20 Hours
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~40 Hours
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~60 Hours
25.69%
>= 80 Hours
37.2%
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37.2% of players played this game for >= 80 Hours!

Difficulty Statistics

Difficulty Rating

Simple
1.26%
Easy
6.3%
Just Right
73.21%
Tough
17.97%
Unforgiving
1.26%
Relax & enjoy! 73.21%  of players consider this game to be Just Right

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Play Behaviour

Tried It
4.18%
Played It
17.13%
Halfway
16.2%
Beat It
44.48%
Conquered It
18.01%
Completionist! 18.01%  of players have Conquered It

Borderlands 2 User Reviews

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User Rating

Average score from 11 ratings
73% of users would recommend this.
4.6

User Ratings Breakdown

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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Gecko_sis
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This game has a delightfully weird sense of humour and a really great level of customisation! The story was well done and made the whole experience even better.
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Joe
Verified purchase
Borderlands 2's gameplay is what you expect from an fps looter shooter style rpg game. Dozens of quests to do with even more guns to choose from and not to mention each characters abilities. If you have played the first game you will love this second installment. Even if you're the gamer who likes the lore this game is just as good by itself.
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Recommended

Fanatical User
Verified purchase
game great for playing with friends, not so much by yourself. if you don't know anyone with it you can join other people party and make friends
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Recommended

Mitchell
Verified purchase
This is one the best games ever made,as someone who just got into the looter shooter genre,I cannot recommend it enough. And thank you fanatical for giving me this game at a cheap rate, rest assured I would spread the word of your wonderful store
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Frequently Asked Questions

There are 2 editions. They are Standard Edition and Game of the Year Edition
Available DLCs for Borderlands 2 include Headhunter 4 Wedding Day Massacre, Headhunter 2 Wattle Gobbler, Headhunter 3 Mercenary Day, and Headhunter 5 Son of Crawmerax
Somewhere in the middle. 8% of GameFAQs users said Borderlands 2 is Simple or Easy. 73% of GameFAQs users said the difficulty is Just Right. 19% of GameFAQs users said Borderlands 2 is Tough or Unforgiving.
According to PEGI, Borderlands 2 is suitable for players aged 18 and above.
Yes, Borderlands 2 is not fully Steam Deck Verified but the publisher says it is "Playable" on Steam Deck.
  • In-game interface text is legible on Steam Deck
  • This game's default graphics configuration performs well on Steam Deck
  • All functionality is accessible when using the default controller configuration
  • Entering some text requires manually invoking the on-screen keyboard
  • This game's launcher/setup tool may require the touchscreen or virtual keyboard, or have difficult to read text
  • This game supports Steam Deck's native display resolution but does not set it by default and may require you to configure the display resolution manually
  • This game sometimes shows mouse, keyboard, or non-Steam-Deck controller icons

Steam account required for game activation and installation

PC System Requirements
MINIMUM:
OS: Windows XP SP3
Processor: 2.4 GHz Dual Core Processor
Memory: 2 GB(XP)/ 2 GB(Vista)
Hard Disk Space: 13 GB free
Video Memory: 256 MB
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8500 /ATI Radeon HD 2600
Sound: DirectX 9.0c Compatible
Other Requirements:Initial installation requires one-time internet connection for Steam authentication; software installations required (included with the game) include Steam Client, DirectX 9, Microsoft .NET 4 Framework, Visual C++ Redistributable 2005, Visual C++ Redistributable 2008, Visual C++ Redistributable 2010, and AMD CPU Drivers (XP Only/AMD Only)

Mac System Requirements
MINIMUM:
OS: 10.8.5 (Mountain Lion), 10.9.5 (Mavericks), 10.10.5 (Yosemite), 10.11.1 (El Capitan)
Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (Dual-Core)
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Hard Disk Space: 13 GB
Video Memory: 256 MB
Video Card: ATI Radeon HD 2600 / NVidia Geforce 8800/ Intel HD 3000
Additional: Macintosh mouse and keyboard. Borderlands 2 supports both the Xbox 360 wired gamepad AND the PlayStation 3 Dualshock 3 Wireless Controller
NOTICE: It is possible for Mac and PC to become out of sync during updates. Within this short time period, Mac users will only be able to play other Mac users.
NOTICE: This game is not supported on volumes formatted as Mac OS Extended (Case Sensitive)
NOTICE: The following video chipsets are unsupported for Borderlands 2: ATI RADEON HD 2400, NVIDIA 8600m, NVIDIA 9400m, 9600m, Intel Integrated GMA 950, Intel Integrated x3100

Linux System Requirements
MINIMUM:
OPERATING SYSTEM: SteamOS, Ubuntu 14.04
CPU PROCESSOR: Intel Core 2 Quad, AMD Phenom II X4
CPU SPEED: 2.4GHz
MEMORY: 4 GB RAM
HARD DISK SPACE: 13 GB
VIDEO CARD (NVIDIA): Geforce 260
VIDEO MEMORY (VRAM): 1GB

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Don't meet the above requirements? That doesn't mean your configuration wont run Borderlands 2. Visit the Borderlands 2 community page to share your experience with other Linux players and learn about how to send bugs to Aspyr. Your feedback will help us improve Borderlands 2 Linux and future AAA Linux releases!

NOTICE: Intel Integrated video chipsets and ATI chipsets are currently unsupported for Borderlands 2 Linux.
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The average playtime for GameFAQs users is 60 hours. 85% of users played Borderlands 2 for over 40 hours.
Yes, Borderlands 2 has broad critical consensus. 97% of critics on Metacritic recommend Borderlands 2. The Metascore is 89 out of 100.
73% of Fanatical users recommend Borderlands 2. The average review score is 4.6/5
Borderlands 2 was released on September 20, 2012
Yes, Borderlands 2 supports MacOS.
Yes, Borderlands 2 supports Linux.
Borderlands 2 is published by 2K Games
Borderlands 2 was developed by Gearbox Software

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