Borderlands is a science fiction based first-person shooter with RPG elements that was developed by Gearbox Software for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X. It was first revealed in the September 2007 issue of Game Informer magazine. A sequel, Borderlands 2, is currently in development.

RPG Shooter?

Borderlands includes character-building elements found in role-playing games, leading Gearbox to call the game a "role-playing shooter". At the start of the game, players select one of four characters, each with a unique special skill and with proficiencies with certain weapons.


Roland the Soldier, Mordecai the Hunter, Lilith the Siren, and Brick "as himself". As they gain levels, players can allocate skill points into trees that feature three distinct specializations; for example, Mordecai can become specialized in sniping, gunslinging with revolvers, or using his pet Bloodwing to assist in kills.