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Borderlands Game Of The Year

By Feral Interactive Ltd

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Bloodthirsty bandits. Vicious monsters. Tons of loot. Lock, load and face the madness.

Please check the system requirements below before you buy.

Check out the Borderlands mini-site!

Gearbox Software’s acclaimed sci-fi hit comes to the Mac, complete with all four Add-On packs. Borderlands Game of the Year Edition is a unique hybrid of first person shooter and role-playing game with a super sharp visual style and a compelling four player co-op mode.

Planet Pandora is a sparsely populated wasteland where the rule of law gets rewritten daily in the smoke of the last gun battle. Civilization consists of small outposts on the fringe of human influence, in an area called the Borderlands. Pandora’s one claim to fame is a mythical Vault supposedly packed with fantastic riches.

• Unique hybrid role playing shooter that combines frantic first-person shooting action with accessible role-playing character progression.

• Super sharp graphics style gives Borderlands a unique comic book come-to-life look.

• Co-op Frenzy – drop in and out with up to 4 player co-operative for a maniacal multiplayer experience.

• Millions of randomly generated guns! Choose your weapon from rocket-launching shotguns, enemy-torching revolvers, and tons more.

• Huge single-player game with four playable characters and serious replayability.

• Includes all four Add-On packs – The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned, Mad Moxxi’s Underdome Riot, The Secret Armory of General Knoxx, and Claptrap’s New Robot Revolution.

• Supports PS3 gamepads connected using Bluetooth®.

5 stars - MacFormat Choice Award “A stunning game that pulls off role-playing with first-person shooting.” – MacFormat

5 stars - “Borderlands has become a cult hit on PC and console systems since its release, and for good reason” – iCreate

9/10 “Whether you are a shooter fan, an RPG devotee, or someone new to blasting things in the face, there is absolutely no reason you should not be playing this game right now. Buy it.” – InsideMacGames

Important information regarding Borderlands Game of the Year Edition:

• Please note that we cannot reply to comments or questions left in Mac App Store reviews. If you require assistance, please contact our support team at

• Borderlands Game of the Year Edition does not support the following graphics cards: ATI X1xxx series, NVIDIA 7xxx series and Intel GMA series.

• In order to run the game with satisfactory performance, your Mac must meet these minimum system requirements: 1.4GHz CPU / 1GB RAM / 128MB Graphics Card (not Intel GMA, ATI X1xxx series, or NVIDIA 7xxx series). On older systems you may need to lower the graphical detail to ensure the game runs smoothly.

• Full system requirements are available on the Borderlands mini-site at

• Players using an Apple Mighty or Magic mouse may prefer to use Toggle Mode for using weapon sights. Instructions on how to enable this are available in the Borderlands section of our support site:

• The Dahl Corporation wishes all settlers a prosperous new life on Pandora, but takes no responsibility for personal set-backs resulting from a developing social climate. Personal set-backs may include depression, regret, hacking cough, wildlife-based injury, bandit raids, and death.

What's New in Version 1.0.3

Fixes an issue with the add-on data that occurred in the 1.0.2 update

• Adds support for additional game controllers.
• Improves performance on HD3000 graphics card.
• Adds zoom toggle option for magic mouse and trackpad users.
• Adds increased cursor control (mouse smoothing) option.


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Customer Reviews

Great game, however multiplayer has been poorly implemented.

As someone who also played this extensively on the PC side, the multiplayer setup on the mac side is very cumbersome. You download an application from a third party (gameranger) which handles hosting. This means everytime you want to play a multiplayer game, you exit borderlands, and launch gameranger instead, which means everytime you have a problem hosting, you have to exit, adjust settings, and relaunch the game. Worst of all, if you would like to chat with the people you are playing with, you have to pay for a 'premium' account through gameranger. On top of that, I've found the service to be rather spotty (today I spent an hour trying to join a game, launching borderlands, and continuously timing out). So if you're buying this game to play with friends, keep this in mind!

The actual game itself is a lot of fun. Very nice visuals (UDK engine with a touch of cell shading), with some very cool open world design. Occasionaly I find myself stopping and staring at the horizon, allowing myself to travel to the location I can barely see in the distance. There are some nice atmospheric effects as well to acheive the scope of the game. This game of the year edition really has a ton of content to play through, and the randomly generated weapon system is rather addicting. I'm glad feral brought this game to mac, however the multiplayer experience (one of the best aspects of the game) has been somewhat ruined.

Fun, but at low settings if you own an old system

I bought Borderlands going into it thinking it would run well at higher setting simply due to the fact that my system (Late 2008 Macbook Pro) easily fit all of the technical specifications. I was surprised to see that the game ran poorly at first but tweaking settings can bring you around 60 FPS even on mine. These would include no AA or VSync but you bought a Macbook so you have to give up thngs like that. I did have to set settings like texture and quality down to medium and no shadows but in a game with this type of art style, the shadows actually don't make much of a difference. The game looks good at these settings and is fun, but of course you knew that already because Borderlands is Borderlands. The game itself is of course a 5/5 and for technical specifications and the quality of the port, an ok 4/5. I must admit, most systems made later than mine can run this game no problem so for most people it would be a 5/5 so let's just go with a 10/10 for the general population and somewhere around a 9/10 for me. But to be honest, my system isn't what you'd call "high-tech" these days.

Awesome game Feral, and Gearbox respectively. Keep up the good work,
-Your truly AJ

Prepare to lose sleep over this game!

This is one of those rare gems where there's still a lot to do even after you've beaten the game. It's incredibly addicting, though sometimes frustrating. You should buy this and recommend it to anyone who considers themselves a master of Call of Duty, because this game will throw you and them for a loop. There are so many weapons to acquire that just when you think you've mastered one weapon, along comes a better one. Also, if you think you're a master of Black Ops Zombies, you might want to try Jackob's Cove (Zombie Island of Dr. Ned), because the zombies there will give you something different entirely. The only problem with this is that there are no respawn points in the DLC areas for you to go to when starting the game, which can be very frustrating, especially at later levels. Oh, and if you like road warrior-type stuff, then try the T-Bone junction area (Secret Armory of General Knoxx), because this area has a LOT of vehicle combat, along with new vehicles. So, if you're debating about buying this game. I highly recommend that you do. This is also a good purchase if you cannot get Borderlands 2.

Borderlands Game Of The Year
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  • $29.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated: Aug 07, 2012
  • Version: 1.0.3
  • Size: 9.51 GB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
  • Seller: Feral Interactive Ltd
You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
  • Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
  • Frequent/Intense Mature/Suggestive Themes
  • Frequent/Intense Realistic Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
  • Frequent/Intense Profanity or Crude Humor

Compatibility: OS X 10.6.4 or later

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