Kevin Jones of Geek Citadel writes:
"<em>Diablo</em > may have invented the hack, slash, and loot genre, but it’s the <em>Borderlands</em&g t; series that branches it out into the shooter realm. The second title follows a new band of Vault Hunters on their way to amass unimaginable wealth. Much like anything in life, things are never that easy. They are ambushed on the train by a man named, <em>Handsome Jack</em>. He expertly leaves them for dead in a high-speed exploding metal casket. It’s good for the Vault Hunters that it wouldn't be much of a game if they died in the intro, huh?"