Download of the week: Borderlands GOTY Edition

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Platform: Steam | Publisher: 2K | Developer: Gearbox | Price: £4.99

Download of the week: Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition, which brings indescribable value to Steam this weekend.

Continuing its tradition of unbelievable deals, Steam has slashed the price of Borderlands: Game of the Year edition by 75%, bringing it to the downright philanthropic price of £4.99. Think about it - what was the last worthwhile thing that you bought for £4.99, and did it involve hours upon hours of crazy mutant slaughter?

In fact, at this price, download two copies and give your friend one so you can both experience the unbridled joy of Borderlands’ class-based co-op mode (it’s really the only way to play). If you already own the main game, there’s a chance to catch up with the DLC, which is also on offer at the reduced rate, giving you no excuse not to make a return trip to Pandora and rediscover this gorgeous shooter.

Want more DLC? Check these out:

Counter-Strike: Source | Steam | £3.49

If cel-shaded mutants don’t float your boat, then you can always get Valve’s peerless tactical multiplayer FPS – which utilises the same engine as Half-Life 2 and Left 4 Dead - for the same price as a Tesco meal deal. Everything Counter-Strike related is on offer, but this comes with our hearty recommendation.   

Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike | 360, PSN | 1200 points/£11.99

Incandescent HD beauty, deeply rewarding combat and a chance to take SFIII online? Yeah, you owe it to yourself to experience this gem.

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August 26, 2011


  • D0CCON - August 26, 2011 8:17 a.m.

    I got Borderlands and all it's DLC for $7.50 during the Steam Summer Sale, I may have to look at CSS.
  • StrayGator - August 26, 2011 10:12 a.m.

    Keep in mind that Borderlands will cost you not only 5-7.5(yourcoinhere), but also every last minute of your free time for the next few weeks, potentially months. other possible hidden costs: relationships with non-gamers, your job.
  • TheCakeIsaPie - August 26, 2011 10:14 a.m.

    Since when is 50mbps lightning-quick? In Japan and South Korea, 90mbps is considered slow, even in rural areas. I think 50 would result in riots.
  • Darth_Griffin - August 26, 2011 10:14 a.m.

    I got Borderlands GOTY way back when they were offering a Dukem Nukem First Access pass along with it (which I never got to use, despite having registered for it) I have to say, I was kind of dissapointed with Borderlands. The whole thing seemed way more cut and paste together than was imaginable.
  • SirNinja - August 26, 2011 11:02 a.m.

    For what it's worth, Borderlands GOTY is also $5 on OnLive (today only, though).
  • MidianGTX - August 26, 2011 11:20 a.m.

    "Since when is 50mbps lightning-quick?" Since some of us are still sitting in Central London and stuck on 0.5Mbit. No one gives a crap about Korea when they're still struggling to stream a 480p YouTube video without constant pauses for buffering.
  • TheCakeIsaPie - August 26, 2011 11:28 a.m.

    What I'm saying is that it shouldn't be that way. If it's possible for entire countries to have 100mbps, there's no excuse for telecoms to rip off their customers with "lightning-quick" broadband that's only half as fast as the average speed in Japan. And when you consider that the UK is geographically about as big as Japan, it becomes even more infuriating. 50mbps was what telecoms promised the US population back in 1996, and the US is the 3rd largest country in the world (tied with China). I'm sick of them pulling this crap, is what I'm saying.
  • Kentastic84 - August 26, 2011 11:51 a.m.

    "And when you consider that the UK is geographically about as big as Japan" Japan is over 130,000 square km bigger than the uk but has nearly 100 people per square km more than the uk. The reason people in japan have such amazing broad band is that the most of its population is localized in one area making the majority closer to exchanges making it cheaper and more cost effective for companies to supply this service. People in japan are also more into technology than the UK and more educated on what broadband speed actually gives. I remeber reading on the bbc that virgin did a survey and most people were not actually willing to pay the 30 quid a month for the 50MB service they offer which is another reason why the UK has advanced at such a slow rate. People just don't want / have a clue about what faster speeds do.
  • TheCakeIsaPie - August 26, 2011 4:23 p.m.

    Well, the population density in Japan doesn't hold up when you consider that equally dense urban areas in other countries (like London) don't have this same speed. And it doesn't help that the telecoms are about as clear as molasses when educating their customers. With mobile access, they say "4G" instead of using actual numbers (like 512kbps) that someone might be able to understand. As for the BBC poll, I didn't know about that; thanks for informing me.
  • Modroneman - August 26, 2011 12:25 p.m.

    One of the best reasons to buy Borderlands GOTY Edition: So Gearbox can get to work on the new Duke Nukem!
  • Bawheidbob - August 26, 2011 12:27 p.m.

    Never played this one as i have no friends to play with but for this price ill play it on my jack.

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