Borderlands 2 lets you take control of four colourful characters in your quest to locate the legendary vault and beat Handsome Jack to the treasure. Along the way, you’ll face hordes of homicidal creatures intent on little other than your total destruction – so it’s fortunate that each character has their own set of skills, abilities and insane weapons with which to annihilate opponents.
Salavador is your squad’s muscle - a burly hulk who wields two huge guns at once. Twice the firepower means this gunzerker can unleash double the frenzy on his foes – and when it comes to pure, incandescent wrath, Salvador’s untouchable.
Maya is a more subtle proposition. Blue-haired and combat-suited, her skin wreathed in spectral blue tattoos, she’s of Siren heritage and hails from a planet where she was worshipped as a goddess. Her finest weapon is her Phaselock, which sees her incapacitate enemies in an orb of glowing energy.
Trained assassin Zer0 is a masked master of the stealth assault. Able to create a decoy of himself to divert enemy attention, he’s also blessed with the ability to dematerialise for a short time – which means many of his unfortunate opponents don’t see him coming until it’s too late.
Last but not least is Axton, a square-jawed commando who escaped a death sentence on his own planet and now works as an intergalactic gun-for-hire. Never seen without his favourite weapon, a heavy duty artillery turret, Axton is happiest hanging back and bombarding foes to smithereens.