Is Borderlands 2 Worth Playing in 2020?


The Borderlands games are probably some of the most loved FPS games of all time. More specifically, Borderlands 2 is the most loved out of the Borderlands series. It is considered the most enjoyable game and has the most content put into it.

There are tons of things that Borderlands 2 has to offer to anyone who is willing to pick up the title on any platform. You can easily get it on sale for as low as $5, and you will not regret your purchase.

Here are the things that Borderlands 2 has to offer:

  • A massive selection of weapons
  • A huge open world to explore
  • Tons of DLC content
  • Countless enemies to fight
  • An excessive amount of loot
  • Hundreds of hours of gameplay
  • Replayability
  • RPG aspects
  • Co-op with friends
  • Great story

A massive selection of weapons

Guns are the most important items to have in Borderlands 2 because the entire game is about defeating psychos and bandits. If you are looking for a game with a huge variety of weapons, then this is the game for you.

There are so many guns in this game, that you are constantly changing what weapon you have because you literally find a better one every mission. When I played the game, I would find an amazing weapon that I would try to upgrade and use for a little while, but eventually, I found an even better gun that I would have to switch.

I was amazed at how the developers made such a huge array of weaponry that I could never really find a duplicate weapon like the one I was using before. You just have to wonder actually how much time the creators put into the small details of their games.

A huge open world to explore

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I cannot tell you how much time I spent in just running or driving around in the world looking for collectibles or doing a side mission. All of the worlds in Borderlands 2 are different in many ways, and the detail put into everything is incredible.

There are snowy worlds, cities with giant robots, acid infested swamps, sunny beaches, old medieval towns, and tons more. If you could think of any type of world that a game could have, Borderlands 2 will have it.

The vehicles are a good way of transportation because running everywhere would take too long. There are many vehicles as well like flying pirate sloops, weaponized trucks, land speeders, and even boats. When it comes to content in the game world of Borderlands 2, it is overabundant and will not let you down in the slightest.

Tons of DLC content

It is very rare when a game releases DLC and everyone likes it. When it comes to Borderlands 2’s DLC, every one of them was really good. there are a total of 5 DLCs in the game and in my opinion, each one of them made the game better and better.

They range from killing giant zombie snowmen in a Christmas world to finding buried treasure in a world full of pirates. Every one of them is unique in their own way and all tell their own stories. Each has its own bosses from a giant turkey to a massive snowman.

The DLCs do not disappoint in any way, so if you are going to pick up Borderlands 2, make sure you get the Game of the Year Edition so you get all the good content at once.

Countless enemies to fight

Enemies are an important part of a game’s mechanics because if the enemies are the same throughout the entire playthrough, it can get a little boring at times. In Borderlands 2, you are constantly fighting different types of enemies which makes for a more enjoyable time.

When it comes to enemies in Borderlands 2, the developers really outdid themselves. Each of the enemies corresponded with the specific world they were in perfectly and are very fun to fight. All of them have varied attacks so you really have to be careful when it comes to looking where your enemies are at.

There are tons of different enemies to fight in the entirety of the game and some of them are killer robots, psychos, bandits, medieval knights, snowmen, giant crabs, spiders, and even creepers from Minecraft. You will not be disappointed with the amount of content put into this game.

Excessive amounts of loot

It seems like every corner you walk around, there is a chest lying on the ground waiting for you to open it and grab whatever is inside. From these chests, you can obtain items like ammo, money, guns, tape recorders, quest items, and much more.

I know it may sound like there is too much content in the game, but I assure you, you will need new items and gear. As you progress in this game and any game for that matter, the enemies get harder and faster, in which you need better loot to defeat them.

Until you get to the max level of 72 with your character, you will be constantly finding new stuff and changing out your old stuff. Do not be afraid to sell a gun or shield you really like because you will find something better later on if you keep playing long enough.

Hundreds of hours of gameplay

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No matter how fast you try to complete the main story of the game, it will at least take the average player 30 hours to complete just the main story. That is not counting all the side quests in the worlds and DLCs as well. I bet if you tried to complete everything in the entire game, it would probably take you around 300-400 hours by yourself.

Everything in the game when it comes down to it is amazing, all the side quests have great stories and every NPC has their own specific story. I think the game is definitely worth your time and money and you will be happy with your purchase.

Replayability

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When you beat the main story, the game gives you an option to start what they call True Vault Hunter Mode, in which you keep all your stuff but all the enemies are harder and scale with your weapons. The only downside is, you basically start over from the beginning again.

You can return back to your regular mode from the menu and finish everything you started, but the new mode makes you start over. Also once you beat True Vault Hunter Mode, you get a new mode called Ultimate Vault Hunter Mode which makes the enemies even harder.

Borderlands 2 can be replayed over and over if you really wanted to and it will not ever get boring because of all the content put into it. There have been people who put thousands of hours into the game just because they love it soo much. Give the game a chance and maybe you will be one of those people.

RPG aspects

If you are into MMOs or RPGs, then this game is right for you. The way they implemented the level and loot system just works so well with how the game plays. The cartoony graphics just give a different vibe and makes the colors just pop out at you.

As you get kills, you level up your character’s level, in return, you get a skill point to put into your massive skill tree. The character you choose at the beginning of the game will have different powers and abilities than the other characters which give the game variety.

As you level up, the more powerful you get, and each of the levels in the game has a specific name to go along with it. You do not even have to grind to level up either, all you do is play the game for fun and you will automatically level up.

Co-op with friends

One thing that is a major game-changer is the option to do 4 player co-op. If you are considering playing the game by yourself, it is possible to beat, but you will struggle sometimes because the game was built to play with 4 people.

So if you are struggling on a mission, then find someone to play with you and help you through because it is not fun when you lose all your money from dying over and over. I would highly recommend having 3 other friends buy the game so you can have even more fun playing.

Great story

Borderlands 2 has an amazing main story that makes you wonder what is going to happen next. You can really tell that the developers put time into figuring out what the story should be because of how well everything fits together.

I am not going to give any spoilers or hints out, but I would highly recommend buying the game just to play the main story since it will make you want to play more of the game. Do not hesitate to buy this game because it is a masterpiece.

Conclusion

Borderlands 2 is probably one of my favorite games of all time and is definitely worth the play to any newcomers. It has so much content that your brain will explode once you realize how much was put into the game.

From the weapons to the worlds, the game is amazing and anyone who wants to get into it will be impressed by how expansive the game is for such a low price. Borderlands 2 is definitely worth playing today and always in the future.

Caleb Simmons

I first started playing video games on my Nintendo Gameboy Advance, and I have not stopped playing ever since. My goal is to help others with questions about their favorite video games.

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