Gearbox sends gamers back to the Borderlands for a shooter-adventure sequel of high-velocity combat and custom character development. The first-person action plays out in dystopian outpost environments on the original game's planet of Pandora, five years later, as a greedy industrialist called Handsome Jack seeks to weed out the local populace through a series of gladiator matches. Players choose from four new character types, each with three branches of specialized development in the game's RPG-like experience system. Experience comes with kills and quest completions.
Expanding on the original game, Borderlands 2's gun system can create millions of different computer-generated weapons, as well as shields and equipment enhancements. Non-player characters are more expressive, and quest outcomes have more influence on the game world. In addition to the dusty, desert settings of the first adventure, the sequel visits a number of new Pandora environments, including the merciless frozen tundra where the revenge-driven plotline begins. Online, over a local network, or in split screen, the game's co-op mode allows a second player to freely join and drop out of a game in session.
This Game of the Year Edition includes the full original game as well as the DLC content "Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate's Booty," "Mr. Torgue's Campaign of Carnage," "Sir Hammerlock's Big Game Hunt," and "Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep." This edition also includes the Creature Slaughter Dome, Gaige, the Mechromancer character class, Krieg, the Psycho character class, and a variety of gun packs and character skins.