Games Like Borderlands 2

If you’re a fan of games like Borderlands be sure to check out our list of the best games like Borderlands for PS3, XBox 360, PC and other systems below. 

About Borderlands 2

Borderlands is a highly original game by video game developer Gearbox Software. It’s a first person shooter with role playing game elements and a heavy emphasis on multiplayer action. What made Borderlands such a massive success was its system of weapons crafting and content generation which allowed you to create all different kinds of weaponary. Borderlands also has a truly unique visual style which complements the game’s narrative. You find yourself playing as a treasure hunter who is in search of alien artifacts. With four player co-op online mode and two-player split screen action, Boderlands became one of the quintessential multiplayer experiences when it was released back in 2009.

The story of Borderlands takes place in the future at a time when colonised ships entered a fictional world called Pandora which is smaller than the moon but bigger than Manhattan, as the game states. The colonists are in search are a more prosperous mode of life and are in search of valuable resources like gold. But Pandora is a wasteland with nothing there.  The population of the world is led into chaos and anarchy while some of the settlers seek out valuable artifacts left by alien beings.

But you wont play it for the story. You’ll play it for the awesome multiplayer experience and the tons of different weapons. Borderlands is just a unique, cool, slick shooter that cannot be missed.

 

Games Like Borderlands

 

Tribes Ascend 

Tribes Ascend is a free-to-play multiplayer shooter that takes place in the future and has a theme and setting similar to Destiny. The big difference here is that Tribes Ascend is a strictly multiplayer game, so there is no real story. But the gameplay is absolutely amazing. If you’re a fan of Borderlands you will definitely enjoy Tribes Ascend. Give it a shot and let me know what you think.

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Defiance

Have you ever watches the science fiction TV show Defiance? If so, you’ll be interested in the video game that is set in the same fictional universe. Defiance is an open world third person shooter with lots of MMo mechanics that will be familiar to fans of Borderlands. It’s available on Windows and consoles and there is now a free to play version which you can reach via the link below.

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Destiny

Destiny is the most hotly anticipated games of the year. An online multiplayer RPG FPS, Destiny is considered to be the spiritual successor to Halo, coming from game developer Bungie. Destiny is set place far into the future. An evil entity known simply as “Darkness” has begun plaguing worlds and wiping out humanity all around the universe. Humans have reached a point in technology where they have been able to colonize other planets in the solar system and this “Darkness” has wiped out every last planet, except for Earth. Another entity known as “The Traveler” now hovers above the last remaining safe city on our planet and enables playing characters (known as Guardians) to wield a powerful force known as “Light”.

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Wartune

Platforms: PC

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Wartune is a free to play RPG that plays inside the browser so you don’t need to download it. The gameplay is fairly standard fantasy role playing game affair, with turn based combat. The game was released in 2013 and quickly became very popular, partly because it is very easy to pick up and play

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Rise of the Triad

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, MS-DOS, DOS, Linux, iOS, PlayStation, Macintosh operating systems, IBM PC compatible

An arena shooter in which you’ll find plenty of freedom to explore and to get lost. It’s a less streamlined affair than most modern shooters, where corridors direct you purposefully from one objective to another. This all makes for speedy action and a lot of replay value that will keep players hooked.

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Paul Harrison

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