25 Days of Favorites – Day 8


This category is a fun one, since there are so many great games in the genre. Much like Action/Adventure, it was hard to pick just one, but at the same time when I thought about it more it was a no brainer. This game is one of best First-Person Shooters of our generation, and it can’t really even be argued unless you don’t know too much about games in general, even then I’d be skeptical of the individuals intelligence. Anyway, that aside, the game I chose as my favorite First-Person Shooter is:

Borderlands 2


Borderlands and Borderlands 2 were the two games at the top of my list, and due to the upgrades made to the sequel that added more awesome to an already amazing game, I had to pick Borderlands 2. One of the obvious reasons that this game is great is the bazillion guns. I swear, they weren’t kidding when they said that, I mean not all of them are amazing or anything but there is a large variety. My weapons of choice happen to be the shotguns and assault rifles, with a side of pistol and sniper rifles for dessert. I feel like the variety of weapons for my favorite types and play style was perfect. Another great aspect to this game is the characters. I loved the first game’s characters and I felt like GearBox just made equally awesome characters to take their place. It’s was also super neat for all the characters from the first game to make cameo’s in Borderlands 2. I’m a Siren kind of girl, I swore by Lilith in Borderlands and I didn’t change it up in Borderlands 2 and picked Maya. I loved the new Phase Lock power she has, it’s absolutely amazing! The other characters are really cool too though, don’t get me wrong. I may just be a little bias towards Sirens.


What makes Borderlands 2 so memorable for me is the ability to play with other people, mainly split-screening. I played Borderlands with my boyfriend in split-screen and we are doing the same thing with Borderlands 2. It’s a really great way for us to bond since we both love video games, but not a lot of games offer split-screen multiplayer these days so it’s usually one of us playing or the other. We rarely play together in different locations in which we can use an online service like Xboxb Live or the PSN, so split-screen is how we really play together. So that’s always a plus. There is really just something about the Borderlands games that hook me, and I can’t really pinpoint what it is, but I know that whatever it is must be great.


The gameplay is solid, the characters are amazing (side-characters included), the multiplayer is great, this game is all around amazing. That is why it was such a no brainer to choose it as my favorite First-Person Shooter. There are many to choose from, but Borderlands 2 out shines most of them, well… Obviously all of them.

Honorable Mention:

Perfect Dark (No, not Zero, the good one.)

4 thoughts on “25 Days of Favorites – Day 8

  1. Sadly, I’ve never played either of the Boarderlands. Yes, lose all hope in me. No, it’s ok.
    Now, although I can easily say the Halo series, as it was the first FPS to introduce me to the shooting, and Halo 4 because it has evolves so much and it’s great, but I will give this one to Metroid Prime 2: Echoes. For a game on the Gamecube, it had definition in every corner, with the art design being amazing. The environments looked organic, and the buildings felt cold and desolate. I like picking less obvious ones, because let’s be honest, Halo 4 is great, but it’s nice to put the light on other games as well. 😛


  2. I agree on both of your choices. Borderlands 2 is my favorite FPS for all the reasons you mentioned. The game appealed to my need for loot in the same vein as the Diablo series. The skill and bad ass rank system gave a continuous sense of progression. The series’ use of elements gives the shooter aspects more depth. Everything is great, can’t say enough good things about it.

    As for PD, ah memories of running around with Peace Sims and disarming my brothers, good times.


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