Recently I popped in the PS3 version of Borderlands. I spent a little while in Pandora, which is where your mercenary foursome are treasure hunting. Lets see, Borderlands is post-apocalyptic science fiction mostly about survival. Players, up to four, can play together to accomplish goals in a RPG meets arcade action kind of way. Is it offensive? Does the M-rating fit? 15-year olds want to know!
The game is all right, not really my cup of tea (so, so tired of post-apocalyptic wastelands) but its fun enough with other people. The more the merrier as Borderlands lets four people play at the same time. This leads to some classic competitive or cooperative gaming among friends or family. The game does feature its fair share of blood and gore, intense violence, mature humor and strong language but its all immature silliness. Rather than offensive, it comes across as juvenile. I probably wouldn’t let my own tweens or teens play it, less because of the blood and more because of the juvenailia, but if violence and language in movies don’t bother you… this won’t either.