Borderlands: The Pre Sequel was released October 14, 2014 by 2K. The game was developed by 2K Australia and Gearbox.  Borderlands: The Pre Sequel is a conventional first person shooter action game featuring RPG elements.

Discover the story behind Borderlands 2’s villain, Handsome Jack, and his rise to power in this brand new game in the Borderlands series. Taking place between the original Borderlands and Borderlands 2, the Pre-Sequel gives you a whole lot of new gameplay featuring the genre fusion of shooter and RPG gameplay that players can’t get enough of.

Borderlands, Borderlands 2, and the many DLCs, are all part of Gearbox’s most successful experiment with the FPS. The Pre-Sequel is the weakest of the games so far, with the formula being squeezed for every last drop of its potential, and the entire thing being relocated to the moon for reasons unclear. Most likely this was done to try to have some degree of originality to the series.

The player can float through the air with each low gravity jump while taking enemies down from above using new ice and laser weapons. Catch-a-ride and explore the lunar landscape with new vehicles allowing for more levels of destructive mayhem.

Contribute to the rise of the corrupt Hyperion Corporation and watch Handsome Jack’s transformation from a man trying to do good, into a ruthless tyrant, constantly seeking fortune, power, and infamy.

So grab a friend (or two, or three), strap on a rocket, and take off on a brand new Borderlands adventure!

The game is played on Pandora’s moon where the player has to fight his way through some space based enemies. The core gameplay is still enjoyable but it’s now placed in a sterile world. Players initially start off with two customizable weapons, along with the standard shield slot and class-based item.

Play as one of four new character classes, including Wilhelm the Enforcer, Nisha the Lawbringer, and Athena the Gladiator.

The same weapon customization as seen in earlier released is continued. Loot chests generally only have common items, very rarely do they have unique weapons etc. Bosses do occasionally drop good loot, but the equipment that will be most appealing will be found at vendors, making this more of a grind for cash than anything else. It won’t be uncommon to find yourself playing with under-leveled equipment for quite some time.

Claptrap’s special ability – all the characters get one, and there are new ones for all here, too – is a random cocktail of abilities from all the other games.

It should also be noted that this is the shortest Borderlands game by far. It takes roughly 25-30 hours to finish the game. The game has many places that look hastily coded, they are not very well polished at all.


  • The Full Borderlands Experience That You Know and Love
  • Get High in Low Gravity
  • Play as Four New Vault Hunters
  • Pre-order for the Shock Drop Slaughter Pit Challenge Map
  • Loot All New Weapons, Vehicles, Elements and More
  • Playable Claptrap?!