Released on September 18, 2012, Borderlands 2 is the critically acclaimed FPS released by 2K Games and developed by Gearbox. Fans of the original Borderlands game will find much in common in this new entry in the series in terms of cooperative online play and other fundamental aspects of game experience.
Borderlands 2 is somewhat unique in that it's not only an FPS but also an RPG of sorts. Characters are selectable and weapons are customizable. Random elements are integrated seamlessly into the game to yield an impressive array of possiblilities.
Several DLCs are available for the game, including a Mechromancer Pack, the amusingly named Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate's Booty, Mr. Torgue's Campaign of Carnage, and Sir Hammerlock's Big Game Hunt. The DLCs include new campaign content and additional playable classes.
The game receives impressive reviews from critics, including a 91/100 on PS3 from Metacritic (89/100 for Xbox). Less-than-stellar features lamented in positive reviews included a limited ability to customize visuals. While the game can be beaten in around 30 hours, it has solid replay value. Borderlands 2 won a slew of awards including "Best Shooter" and "Best Multi-Player Game" at 2012's Spike TV Video Game Awards.