Steve of The Daily Rotation wrote, "Borderlands is a different breed of game. It’s a game that takes all the elements of the FPS (First Person Shooter) and mixes them in a blender with an RPG (Role Playing Game). That was one of the main tag lines of the first game, but it soon became known for another tag line — Shoot and Loot. Because of all the elements of the game, the main one — is loot. Guns, money, shields, relics, mods, etc. The first Borderlands had so many different guns that it was even given the Guinness World Record for most guns in a single game. The officially number came in around 17,750,000 different guns. Which isn’t close a bazillion like the game claims, but it’s still WAYYYY more than literally any other game had."