If you are one of those people who has wanted to play Borderlands 2, but wasn’t the happiest about having to pay separately for the various pieces of DLC that Gearbox has been putting out over the last year, then your solution is at hand.
The Borderlands 2 Game of the Year Edition is out, and it is overflowing with excellent content.
To start off with, it gives you access to two new characters/classes:
- Gaige the Mechromancer
- Krieg the Psycho
You get access to the four DLC campaigns that were bundled up in the Season Pass:
- Captain Scarlett and her Pirate’s Booty
- Mr Torgue’s Campaign of Carnage
- Sir Hammerlock’s Big Game Hunt
and, most recently,
- Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep
along with the Ultimate Vault Hunter Pack that is now a part of the Pass.
Now, I don’t know about you, but I thoroughly enjoyed the majority of the writing of the original Borderlands. Borderlands 2 continued and improved on this, and though its apparent goofiness may be misleading, it contains a large amount of great storytelling. The DLCs are detailed and fun, and are polished as the main campaign, if not even more so. You haven’t really played Borderlands 2 till you’ve played through all the additional campaigns!
The GOTY edition also comes with a bunch of other things:
- The Creature Slaughter Dome (a survival arena)
- All the content available in the Premier Club: The Gearbox Gun Pack, a Golden Key and a Vault Hunter’s Relic.
- Collector’s edition Heads and Skins
Now, getting all of this for the $60 that it is going for on Steam is quite a solid deal, but if you live in India, it gets a lot sweeter – the GOTY version is available on the PC for the low, low price of Rs 499, and on the PS3 for Rs 1,999. Hard luck if you own an Xbox 360, maybe it’s time you thought long and hard about your life choices.
This much quality content for just Rs 499 is an absolute steal, so please, if you had reservations earlier, know that it doesn’t get any better than this.
Note: Borderlands is the most fun when played with other people. Share the gift of game!