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  • Summary: Battleborn is a next-gen hero-shooter brought to you by the creators of the award-winning and best-selling Borderlands franchise. In Battleborn’s distant future, the only hope for the last star in a dying universe is a new breed of warriors, who must put aside their differences to drive backBattleborn is a next-gen hero-shooter brought to you by the creators of the award-winning and best-selling Borderlands franchise. In Battleborn’s distant future, the only hope for the last star in a dying universe is a new breed of warriors, who must put aside their differences to drive back an unstoppable menace. Choose from a myriad of powerful heroes and fight together alongside your friends in an intense co-operative campaign, or battle against them in fast-paced competitive multiplayer matches. Expand
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  1. Positive: 13 out of 34
  2. Negative: 2 out of 34
  1. May 3, 2016
    90
    Battleborn merges cooperative and competitive, hero and shooter, loot and shoot into an excellent melting pot and symbol of the times. Charismatic characters, clever intricacies, and compelling gameplay make this one of the best multiplayer experiences of the generation yet.
  2. Pelit (Finland)
    Jun 14, 2016
    83
    Battleborn tries to wear too many hats at once. The shooter is filled with promise, but both the pvp and pve components need more content. And quickly. [June/July 2016]
  3. May 6, 2016
    80
    The roster fits every conceivable style of play. A glorious and chaotic shooter where the most skilled players can challenge each other, while the less experienced will also have fun while taking part in it all.
  4. May 2, 2016
    70
    The combat is frantic and tense, but often feels samey and superficial. The in-match leveling works wonderfully in the campaign, but can become problematic in multiplayer. The varied cast of heroes adds longevity, but the game still feels relatively content light. With so many moving parts that never quite gel, I found plenty of things to love but just as much to feel confused by and ambivalent about.
  5. May 23, 2016
    70
    Battleborn is a good game, that provides plenty of fun but it's just incredibly frustrating seeing all of these tiny issues that come in and ruin the fun every so often.
  6. CD-Action
    Jul 21, 2016
    60
    Battleborn can be enjoyable, but only with friends and only for so long, especially when there’s a better alternative – Overwatch. [07/2016, p.52]
  7. May 18, 2016
    40
    Its humor goes nowhere — it has none of the cultural sting of something like “Grand Theft Auto V” or “The Magic Circle”– and while the game does offer players a slew of fighting styles to choose from, the thought of tackling similar objectives over and over to unlock new avatars leaves me numb. Battleborn is an okay shooter but it’s certainly not a memorable one.

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  1. Positive: 85 out of 129
  2. Negative: 29 out of 129
  1. May 3, 2016
    10
    Could be the GOTY for me. Has multiplayer, has single player, has co-op, has competitive play. This game is the full package, something otherCould be the GOTY for me. Has multiplayer, has single player, has co-op, has competitive play. This game is the full package, something other games should work on.

    Good bye life.
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  2. May 4, 2016
    10
    Battleborn is an excellent game, the art style and gameplay is great, almost similar to Gearbox's borderlands games, but with a more uniqueBattleborn is an excellent game, the art style and gameplay is great, almost similar to Gearbox's borderlands games, but with a more unique touch to it. Must have for those who like first-person shooters.

    The gameplay is standard first-person shooter, but you also have 3 abilities that you can cast. Every character has their own skillset. Every character also has their own unique "skill tree", as you level up you get points to upgrade your character; these are not persistent and will reset every match.

    Each player can equip 3 different items. These items contain various stats that you can bring into each match to help boost your power. Items come in selected rarities, all the way up to legendary, and the stats are random in the amounts they give, so not one is the same.

    The bread and butter of this game is the diverse amount of characters that you can unlock and play as, each and every one of them are unique; not one plays the same. Second thing is the amount of customization you can have, various skins, taunts, and titles that you can equip.

    One gripe I have with this game, there is no offline (no internet) play, always have to be connected to the internet. Which is ok with me, i'm "meh" about it although I would prefer having the option to play offline.

    From a hours to price ratio, you will get your money's worth and more. With the amount of characters that you can play combined with finding that perfect piece of gear, you'll be saying "just one more round..." all day.
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  3. May 3, 2016
    10
    If you ever wanted to play a competitive game without being a twitchy shooter or a highly complex moba, this game is for you. It's a greatIf you ever wanted to play a competitive game without being a twitchy shooter or a highly complex moba, this game is for you. It's a great balance of strategy and action that is easy to learn yet cohesive strategies can trump skilled players. And when you're not feeling competitive the co-op campaign is a load of fun too.

    Above all it's fun, At the very least you should give it a try; the characters are so varied that there is sure to be one you enjoy.
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  4. Aug 22, 2016
    9
    This is actually a great game. I'm not sure why it got so bad reviews. I will says that with the settings the game had preloaded, it was soThis is actually a great game. I'm not sure why it got so bad reviews. I will says that with the settings the game had preloaded, it was so laggy it was unplayable, but taking the two minutes to look up the problem and change the config file has the game running perfectly. The game has so much replayability with four different difficulties of campaign and three different types of multiplayer. the leveling system is very smart and fun making it customizable each time you play and giving you more possibilities the more you play each character. I see myself playing this game for a long time. Great game! Expand
  5. May 3, 2016
    9
    Play as a bird person who can fly and fire rockets down at the enemies.
    Play as an insane AI that can turn his body into a tank.
    Play as a
    Play as a bird person who can fly and fire rockets down at the enemies.
    Play as an insane AI that can turn his body into a tank.
    Play as a robot butler with a sniper.
    Play as a cute little penguin in a badass mech suit.

    This game has such an amazing roster with unique characters. Unique is probably a good term for the game once I've never seen a shooter like this before. It's goofy, doesn't take itself seriously, and is just good old fashion fun.

    I didn't care for the PvE that much, but the PvP is amazing.
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  6. Jun 7, 2016
    8
    Gatbage Game ! If you like eat **** you like this game ! Gatbage Game ! If you like eat **** you like this game !Gatbage Game ! If you likeGatbage Game ! If you like eat **** you like this game ! Gatbage Game ! If you like eat **** you like this game !Gatbage Game ! If you like eat **** you like this game ! Expand
  7. May 30, 2016
    0
    Game is dead in under a month! Mass refunds! Almost nonexistent player count! This game might be the biggest flop in recent history. Below areGame is dead in under a month! Mass refunds! Almost nonexistent player count! This game might be the biggest flop in recent history. Below are some of the biggest reasons I, a preorder customer, am rating this game a zero.

    -Frenetic, unbalanced, and ultimately unsatisfying gameplay
    -Ugly art and "what were they thinking?" character design
    -Poorly optimized resulting in bad performance even on good computers
    -Launched with an overpowered pay2win DLC character
    -Very poor "story mode" content, nowhere near Borderlands in quality
    -Completely broken matchmaking (putting lvl 100 premades against random lvl 5s)

    None of the above can be blamed on Overwatch. It's just a poorly thought out game trying to cash in on the FPSMOBA genre and failing spectacularly. Due to the issues mentioned above, if you still decide to purchase this game you can expect the following:

    -30m to 1h+ matchmaking wait times (seriously, there are less than 3000 total players at peak)
    -To get stomped by a paid DLC character that they admit won't be fixed for weeks
    -When you do find a match, it will be against level 100 premade groups
    -If you play PvE, you'll be bored of the brainless straight-lining AI in half an hour

    You've been warned!
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