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I want to buy a Borderlands game but what is the difference between the normal and GOTY editions? I see the normal price for just the game is $20 and the GOTY edition is $30.

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I slightly edited your question to prevent it from being closed as a shopping recommendation. – Matthew Read Apr 13 '11 at 19:38
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Basically, the GOTY edition includes all 4 DLC packs (which were around $10 each originally1). It looks like there's currently a couple other bonuses with the Steam version2:

Includes All 4 Borderlands DLC

  • Borderlands: The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned
  • Borderlands: Mad Moxxi's Underdome Riot
  • Borderlands: The Secret Armory of General Knoxx
  • Borderlands: Claptrap's Robot Revolution

Special Offer

  • Purchase Borderlands GOTY and get Pandora pdf Map for free.
  • Purchase Borderlands GOTY and join the Duke Nukem Forever: First Access Club

Edit: According to M. Travis Volker's comment, the physical version is exactly the same apart from being physical.

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Note: The DLC came as physical media (it's own disk), not codes. I bought it for Xbox 360 last month from Amazon. – M. Travis Volker Apr 13 '11 at 20:35
@M. Travis Volker Thanks, firsthand experience trumps announcements I think. – Matthew Read Apr 13 '11 at 20:37
Duke Nukem Forever Access? That sounds useful... assuming the game ever comes out :P – Raven Dreamer Apr 14 '11 at 5:04
Just make sure you enable the DLC by actually visiting there in single player before attempting to go there in multiplayer - the steam edition, at least, doesn't ask you for the DLC code until the first time you visit there, but that causes a lot of problems when playing online (no one can load until everyone has registered, but you can't actually SELECT the registration screen....). I think only two of the places require registration codes. – BlueRaja - Danny Pflughoeft May 7 '11 at 16:29
Well and the nice thing about it is that it comes with the DLC disc that you can use over and over again. So like what I did I gave the DLC to all my friends they could play the DLC with me! – user11876 Aug 21 '11 at 14:45

The early editions of 360 had slips, the later had a disc.

The PC version had slips.

The ps3 version had slips.

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Good to note. Probably would have been better as a comment. – M. Travis Volker May 7 '11 at 23:10

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