The first Borderlands game was launched on October 20th 2009. The game is an action first person shooter. The game was developed by Gearbox Software and was playable on different platforms such as Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X. The games was designed by a man called Randy Pitchford. The game was built through an engine called Unreal Engine 3.
At the start of the game the player has a choice to make on what character he or she is wanting to play as during the full campaign. The player has a choice of being the solider, the hunter, the siren and the berserker. Throughout the campaign you complete missions and gain XP to unlock different and better weapons. The game is set on a planet named Pandora which is overrun by invaders. All the rich and wealthy people had left but your character and a few people have been left to survive and fight the invaders. The main object in the game is to fined a vault and kill Handsome Jack.
The second Borderlands game was released on the 18th September 2012. The game was designed using the same engine that was used for the first one, Unreal Engine 3. The object in this game is to work your way through the campaign and kill Handsome Jack.
The target audience for both games are 18 and above. The reason why the developers target 18 year olds and older is because there is a lot of swearing in the game which is inappropriate for children. Within the game there is a lot of blood and violence. The language and the violence in the game made to game unsuitable for people under the age of 18.
The series has been announced to have a 3rd instalment called Borderlands 3. The game hasn’t got a release but people are hoping they will fined out soon.