Set shortly after its predecessor, borderlands 2 takes place in the fictional land of Pandora, where a tyrant by the name of Handsome Jack rules with a n iron fist. A group of treasure hunters, known as Vault Hunters, come to Pandora in hopes of striking it rich, however, their train explodes and they find themselves on a quest to liberate the people of Pandora.
Borderlands 2 is a very fun game, however, it's not for younger kids. The game is violent and fast-paced (not to mention funny-I had to laugh a few times) and is an excellent title that will provide hours of entertainment. However, it's not exactly kid-friendly. while the game is bloody, the blood looks comic-book like and isn't very realistic or disturbing. There are a few sexual references, and a lot of them are jokes made by the characters. Borderlands 2 is violent, but not as violent as other popular titles (Mortal Kombat, Bioshock, Call of Duty). The violence almost exclusively takes place in gunfights. One thing my wife and I were glad to see is that there is none of the brutal throat-slitting or neck-breaking found in other games. The art in this game makes it all very hard to take seriously and the humor helps to add to that even more so.
I bought this game for my older son who had been begging me for it before the game was released. I was pleasantly surprised to find hat the game had a content filter which removed the blood and most of the profanity and sexual references, resulting in a clean game that would be rated T for Teen if it was its own title. With the filter on, I even felt comfortable letting my younger son play parts of the game. Both Borderlands games are very teamwork-based, and I played with my older son and watched him play with friends online. This game sefinitely builds teamwork and helps devwlop cooperation skills. The game reminds me of comic books and made me laugh a few times.
All in all, Borderlands 2 is a quality game that I would reccomend for ilder kids, (11, 12, 13+) unless you have the filter on and you are monitoring your child. I don't usually enjoy videogames, but I had fun playing this with my son(s). This is a great game and I highly reccome d it to parents with children older than 11.