PC, PS3, Xbox 360 4 stars out of 4 "Borderlands" has discovered the dirty secret behind the kind of cover-based gunfights that have taken over shooters in the past five years—hiding behind walls, desks and barrels just isn't as much fun as running around with pistols blazing like the hero from a dumb action movie. The sequel to the surprising four-player cooperative shoot-and-lootfest doubles down on everything that was awesome from the original: creative character designs, pop-culture saturated humor and literally millions of gun varieties. Dual-wielding rocket launchers? A shotgun that shoots missiles instead of buckshot? A robotic ninja assassin? Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus, and his name is "Borderlands 2."
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