Out of the box, Gearbox Software's Borderlands 2 has robust mapping functionality that clearly displays the layouts of a given area. Also, like most modern games, Borderlands 2 isn't afraid to make it rain waypoints to quest objectives, big or small. But what it doesn't do is show you where collectibles and chests can be found, which is part of the reason why we want to, at least, name-drop the Official Borderlands 2 Map App [$0.99].

In addition to giving you layouts, the Borderlands 2 Map App reveals rare chest, Cult of the Vault, and collectible locations. And through the map's UI, you can mark off each of these as you find them, which actually makes the external mapping app handy. If you want to collect everything, this seems like a good friend to have.

You've seen apps like this before. Dishonored recently got one, and most notably, the latest Batman did, too. If you used these, you'll feel right at home, as its made by the same folks behind those: Brady Games.

The other reason we wanted to mention this, by the way? Because it also lets us mention that Borderlands 2 is a blast. It's an inspired, off-beat hybrid RPG shooter that does loot right and has insanely fun co-op. Give it a shot.

  • AlmightyMax

    Do we know if it has info on the DLC, or will in the future? If so seems like a solid investment!

  • http://www.meadiciona.com/charles_anjos Charles Albert

    "Now this will come in handy" my mind just thought that with my commando's voice

  • Gabriel.Voyager

    Wow!
    I'm totally addicted by Borderlands2, thank you for the info :)

  • MidianGTX

    Does it have quest objective locations? It'd be nice being able to cut out the in-game map entirely when playing co-op.

  • DCver3

    Or I could save 3 bucks and just play the game and enjoy exploration. Just a thought

    • JohnnyJ301

      or I could probably google Borderlands 2 map and guide and get one for free

  • P00K

    I thought BL2 had an in game purchase that revealed all these on the map. If so, that would be much more helpful than a standalone app on a separate device, no?

    • wildperson

      Nope. That doesn't exist.

  • NeonVoidJP

    Very good solid app so far! Nice UI! There's just a few things missing and a couple of mistakes. The ones I have spotted so far are on the 'Southern Shelf' map, I have noticed that the vault symbols are the wrong way around, the one at the top should be at the bottom and vice versa. Also the telescopes are missing from the same map. These are the only things that I have spotted so far :)

  • Strange Brew

    Is there boss locations? Thx.

  • dariusjr98

    Wish they had one for BL1…

  • Goose

    Saw borderlands logo. Found out it was only a map app. Died a little inside.