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Posted by mracoon (4948 posts) 8 months, 4 days ago

Poll: GotG Round 1: BioShock Infinite vs. Borderlands (759 votes)

BioShock Infinite 65%
Borderlands 35%

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Infinite BioShock's or (slightly less than) infinite guns, you decide which you prefer.

BioShock Infinite (2013)

What the community has to say:

Overall I would absolutely recommend this game to anyone for who is a fan of shooters or good stories. If you don't like shooters very much, put it on easy, and punch everything to death. One way or another, everyone needs to see this story and enjoy this experience.

From user review by @irnoebot

Borderlands (2009)

What the community has to say:

In the end though, Borderlands is still a blast to play even with its problems. The action just rarely slows down, and does a great job at constantly moving from one loot filled encounter to the next. It's especially great when played with friends, and if you've got at least one other person with whom you can explore Pandora, then I give Borderlands a hearty recommendation. In fact, it's still worth a look even if you don't.

From user review by @majormitch

Voting closes at midnight GMT / 4pm PST Sunday.

#51 Posted by Guesty_01 (339 posts) -

Holy fuck, you motherfuckers. Now here's a choice. This shit is going to be like choosing one of your own children, isn't it? And it's only gunna get worse!

Now, that really should have been borderlands 2 up there. So, I'll go for Infinate.

#52 Posted by AmatureIdiot (1062 posts) -

While Infinite has some pretty large flaws, Borderlands is a bad Serious Sam clone. I really tried with Borderlands, started the game three times, but I just can never see the point to the game. I guess I just don't like loot games.

#53 Posted by Sammo21 (3204 posts) -

I would say more care went into the creation of Bioshock: Infinite and that it had a more lasting effect on me than Borderlands. Both are fine games in their own right.

#54 Edited by Kaiserreich (681 posts) -

I don't even know why I voted, I don't like either of these games.

#55 Posted by McLargepants (356 posts) -

Infinite is a great game, but I didn't want more than one game from a franchise in the bracket, so I voted for Borderlands, which I never played. For those saying Infinite is different enough from the original are CRAZY. The combat is the same, the story is similar in tone and they have the same title and creator.

#56 Posted by RazielCuts (2911 posts) -

If the first Bioshock wins over Borderlands I would be happy voting Borderlands on this. If not I'd have to go for Infinite. Borderlands was a great concept but man it was hella boring towards the end, and that end boss fight, woof!

#57 Posted by Spoonman671 (4531 posts) -

Borderlands has a better story.

#58 Posted by Nasar7 (2587 posts) -

I would take almost anything over Borderlands, that game was so boring.

#59 Posted by Atlas (2428 posts) -

These games are both excellent, but for different reasons. Personally, I'll take the simply unforgettable world, narrative, and experience of BioShock Infinite over the better shooting and insane amounts of loot in Borderlands. Which is unusual, because I think in a lot of situations I've voted for mechanics over narrative. But Infinite is something else.

#60 Edited by Coafi (1481 posts) -

Infinite. Borderlands was pretty barren, I got so bored with it, I can't remember if there was a story at all.

#61 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

If it was Borderlands vs Bioshock 1, I'd have to go with Bioshock. However, I don't think that Infinite is a more important game than Borderlands.

#62 Posted by noizy (652 posts) -

I played Borderlands 1 two and half times. I even prefer it to the second one. The Bioshock games just don't do it for me.

#63 Edited by theanticitizen (255 posts) -

BioShock for me. Borderlands was a great idea but it never grabbed me.

#64 Posted by NoobSauceG7 (1230 posts) -

Both terrible games...

#65 Edited by JadeGL (700 posts) -

If it was Bioshock vs Borderlands, I would say Bioshock. Since it's Borderlands vs Infinite, I think I have to go with Borderlands. I just have so many awesome memories of playing Borderlands, leveling up my Siren, and teaming with my husband that I can't just ignore all the good stuff it did, even if it was a little rough around the edges. Infinite had a great story and fun gameplay, but it merely iterated on what had come before in Bioshock, and I feel like Borderlands really innovated, even if it wasn't 100% successful.

#66 Posted by Yummylee (21208 posts) -

Borderlands, no contest. BioShock Infinite isn't even the best BioShock game, but even then I'd say I have so much more fondness associated with Borderlands overall than I do any of the BioShocks.

#67 Posted by ArtisanBreads (3721 posts) -

Bioshock Infinite, to me, is WAY better than the first game. Very good.

#68 Edited by Killerfridge (301 posts) -

Bioshock Infinite. Borderlands always felt super boring and empty to me, even with co-op partners.

#69 Posted by jakob187 (21642 posts) -

Bioshock Infinite is a pretty great game, but Borderlands is a lot more bang for your buck and a fantastic experience to boot. I care more about a fourth of the characters in Borderlands than all of the characters in Bioshock Infinite.

#70 Posted by Buneroid (427 posts) -

Am I just crazy or was Borderlands only 40 bucks when it came out? Because you should also take that into account if it's true.

#71 Posted by TooWalrus (13131 posts) -

I've played both and both are pretty fantastic, but Bioshock Infinite is on another level.

#72 Posted by Karkarov (2942 posts) -

And again, why is Bioshock AND Bioshock infinite both in the running when you said no two games from the same series? Not that it matters cause I still had way more fun with Borderlands and I am voting for it despite knowing it has no chance.

#73 Posted by PulledaBrad (612 posts) -

If this was Bioshock vs Borderlands Id be ok with the voting so far. But its not and you are all terrible people.

#74 Posted by DeF (4778 posts) -

Easy: Borderlands.

Though I don't see why it's Borderlands 1 vs BioShock Infinite and not the original BioShock. Borderlands 2 should be in this pairing which would make it even more obvious. Infinite was a big letdown for me on many levels.

#75 Posted by Canteu (2821 posts) -


Borderlands is a piece of shit with one of the worst loot systems in any game (not as bad as diablo 3 though)

#76 Posted by davidwitten22 (1708 posts) -

I wish I would have played Infinite so I can participate in this. Absolutely loved everything about Borderlands though. But since I haven't played both I'm not going to vote.

#77 Posted by golguin (3838 posts) -

Why is Borderlands in instead of Borderlands 2? I beat both, but Borderlands 2 is the only one I beat over 7 time across several characters and difficulties including the DLC. Gotta go with Infinite.

#78 Posted by laserbolts (5310 posts) -

While I love the Bioshock games quite a bit I have to give the nod to Borderlands here. I spent well over 60 hours in total with the first Borderlands and I enjoyed the majority of it. Even though I played most of it solo.

#79 Posted by mracoon (4948 posts) -

BioShock Infinite pushes aside the competition with 65% of the vote and 729 votes cast.