Borderlands (video game)

From Fanlore
Jump to: navigation, search
Name: Borderlands
Creator: Gearbox Software, 2K Australia, Telltale Games
Date(s): 2009-present
Medium: Video Game
Country of Origin: United States
External Links: Wikipedia, official site
Click here for related articles on Fanlore.

Borderlands is series of action role-playing first-person shooter video games in a space western/science fantasy setting that was developed by Gearbox Software for multiple gaming platforms.


The series consists of four first-person shooter games, each with multiple downloadable content packs:

Two spin-off video games have also been released:

  • Borderlands Legends (2012), a top-down iOS spin-off of Borderlands
  • Tales from the Borderlands (2014–15), an episodic adventure game by Telltale Games

A third planned spin-off game, Borderlands Online, began development in 2014 but was never released.[1]

A mini comic book series was released as Borderlands: Origins in November 2012 published by IDW. Pocket Books published three Borderlands novels by John Shirley, covering Roland and Mordecai's origins and their adventures after the events of Borderlands:

  • Borderlands: The Fallen (22 November 2011)
  • Borderlands: Unconquered (25 September 2012)
  • Borderlands: Gunsight (1 October 2013)

Playable Characters


Borderlands 2:

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!:

Borderlands 3:

Tales from the Borderlands:


This article or section needs expansion.

The fandom was originally situated predominantly on with over 900 works compared to Archive of Our Own which had just over 200 as of May 2015[2]. However, the amount of fanfiction on Archive of Our Own greatly increased late 2015 with the release of the final episodes of the spin off Tales from the Borderlands. Currently, the fandom is spread rather evenly between and Archive of Our Own, with the former having just over 1,100 works and the latter having over 1,300[3]. Fans mainly post their fanart to DeviantART and Tumblr.



Examples Wanted: Editors are encouraged to add more examples or a wider variety of examples.




Archives & Fannish Links




  1. ^ Borderlands Online—China-exclusive online shooter officially canceled (Accessed November 24, 2019)
  2. ^ Counts are as of May 14, 2015
  3. ^ Counts are as of March 4, 2016