Borderlands is a beautifully animated game that fits somewhere in between a role playing and first-person shooter game.
Borderlands is based on the planet of Pandora, which would be paradise if it were not a desert plagued by armed bandits and random acts of violence. The game stars four characters from which you can choose to play as namely Roland the Soldier, Mordecai the Hunter, Lilith the Siren, and Brick (a Berserker) 'as himself'. Each character has a different special ability or weapon which improves in power and effectiveness as you progress through the game.
Borderlands can be played in groups of up to four players or alone. Your aim is to basically kill bandits, find food and battle against the monsters that populate Pandora in order to restore it to its former paradise. The graphics are fantastic and the game is stunningly animated from start to finish. This does mean, however, that while some elements are very detailed (such as the characters) some of the backgrounds and landscapes are limited.
Borderlands is an outstanding game that plays as good as it looks.