Borderlands 2 is a first-person action game developed by Gearbox Software and published by 2K Games. It is the second game in the Borderlands series and a sequel to the 2009 Borderlands. The game was released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and OS X on September 18, 2012. It was released on the PlayStation Vita on May 13, 2014, and was released for Linux on September 30, 2014.
Borderlands 2 allows players to complete a campaign consisting of central quests and optional side missions, as one of four (six that include downloadable content) treasure hunts, Treasure Hunters, on Pandora. The story of the game centers around treasure hunters in search of a new alien vault and freeing Pandora from the tyrannical handsome Jack. Key gameplay features from its predecessor, such as online collaborative campaign play, randomly generated loot, such as weapons and shields and character-building elements commonly found in video game games, are found in Borderlands 2.