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  • Summary: Inject yourself into the Borderlands universe and shoot ‘n’ loot your way through a new adventure that launches you onto Pandora’s moon in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 55
  2. Negative: 0 out of 55
  1. Nov 3, 2014
    90
    Another great installment in the Borderlands franchise, the Pre Sequel takes things to the next level with a fantastic story, great characters and new innovative gameplay, which will make you jump for joy...Quite literally.
  2. Oct 14, 2014
    85
    The more time you spend with The Pre-Sequel!, the easier it is for you to notice important changes: a completely new combat system, cool new characters, a complex story, even funnier quests and more of everyone's favorite - Claptrap! Fans of Borderlands 2 will find tons of goodies wrapped in a fresh new package and spend dozens of hours simply having fun.
  3. Oct 22, 2014
    81
    Even though this is not the “real” continuation of the beloved shoot-and-loot-series and still shows some elements that might have been bugging you before, you’ll get plenty of hours of fun out of it.
  4. Oct 20, 2014
    78
    A pre-sequel for those who are predisposed to Borderlands and can't wait for a full sequel.
  5. Oct 15, 2014
    75
    If Borderlands: the pre Sequel were a DLC that does not bear its name, it still is a very pleasant game with new features like low gravity, oxygen to look after, jetpacks and freeze guns. Add a crazy and very funny playable Clap-Trap and you've got quite a nice game.
  6. Oct 29, 2014
    70
    Like Borderlands 2, The Pre-Sequel often feels like a fairly safe sequel, but the gimmicks Gearbox chose to use this time around actually worked surprisingly well, far better than I had originally anticipated.
  7. Oct 13, 2014
    50
    Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is an unpolished, uninspired adventure where fun can be had with friends, but that time could be better spent elsewhere.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 60 out of 184
  2. Negative: 62 out of 184
  1. Oct 14, 2014
    10
    finally Borderlands The Pre-Sequel coming out :D

    i dont know whats the wrong with reviews but This game is a game of the year for me
    finally Borderlands The Pre-Sequel coming out :D

    i dont know whats the wrong with reviews

    but

    This game is a game of the year for me +Middle Earth Shadow of Mordor
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  2. Oct 14, 2014
    9
    This game is exactly what I wanted from another Borderlands game. The game feels smooth and I have yet to run into any bugs or glitches.This game is exactly what I wanted from another Borderlands game. The game feels smooth and I have yet to run into any bugs or glitches. Buying this game is a must for any Borderlands fans. Expand
  3. Dec 13, 2014
    8
    Borderlands:The Pre-Sequel a great game excellent pc port with a little bug that drops frame rate on certain part on the map but.... the storyBorderlands:The Pre-Sequel a great game excellent pc port with a little bug that drops frame rate on certain part on the map but.... the story is boring and I think it is just great if it just to be an expansion pack.Still a great game though. Expand
  4. Nov 5, 2014
    6
    Feels way too much like borderlands 2.5 (or 1.5 since it happens before in the timeline). The gameplay changes are not what you would expectFeels way too much like borderlands 2.5 (or 1.5 since it happens before in the timeline). The gameplay changes are not what you would expect for a new 60 $ game. Expand
  5. Oct 28, 2014
    5
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Got to admit, im not really a fan of the series for various reasons.Borderlands 2 is great because of Jack, or Handsome Jack!And while he is really entertaining in Borderlands 2, he is not that entertaining in Borderlands:TPQ!So, for me personally the biggest strongpoint of Borderlands 2 is ripped away which suckz cause the mechancs behind the series are too simplistic for me.Many things are reused in this game from previous installmaments.Some may think this is ok, i think this would be ok if the pice would be 30€.Right now, on Steam youll have to pay 49,99€.This is too much for reused stuff, im sorry.
    But what is new?

    -Lasers:They are new but they(like other new features) replace something old.In this case, lasers will replace the slug weapons.was never a fan of slug weapons, its ok.Lasers are fun in the game, some are overpowered compared to other weapons i think buti ts ok.

    -Ice damage:Ice damage is new, you can freeze enemys.I dont see any reason why i would do that.I can kill most enemys much fast with headshots.Not a great invention, sorry.

    -OZ kits:In some areas you need O2 to survive because you are on a moon.This becomes a minor annoying features cause the moon is full of small oxygenflieds of generators you can activate.You can do longer jumps in trade for some oxygen.Why not?Gives you some mobility, but you are very vulnerable in mid air i think.If you float high enough you can do a dash attack on the ground for enormous damage.Nice at first but after some hours into the game youll play on a station with normal gravity where you cant jump that high.And the OZ kits replace the relicts, so its not THAT new.

    -New classes:4 new classes, which mean semi new.Some of them play like the old one with some tweaks.Ive played the lawbringer, extrem useless actionskill.Autoaim that is not working well in some cases.All in all, its ok.

    Now a generall inspection of the hole game:

    Visuals:Same as Borderlands 2, its the same engine.Nothing new.

    Sound:Same as Borderlands 2.Some backroundmusic, nothing stands out, ok voiceacting.

    Gameplay:Many of the new features are nearly useless and something bothers me what other reviewers citized too:You cant cancel the dialogous!!!Sometimes this is sooooo boooooring because youll have to wait until the "talking" is other to progress.There are some quest that you can fail when you are too fast because the talking was not other.Techically the game thinks the mission isnt startet yet, you kill the target, it says "failed" because the target is dead when it shouldnt.From a technical stanpoint this is amateurstuff that souldnt happen.From that arises another problem:Trying out the 4 characters is booooooring as hell cause youll have to play through the hole tutorial.This is especialy stupid because this game is clearly made for fans of the series.They know how this game works.

    Conclusion:Borderlands 2 is ok for me.Like i said, im no fan of the mechanics.Borderlands 2 is ja solid 7 for me.What is my rating for the pre-qell?Hard to say.The humor is overused and extremly premature.You can say the same about the mechanics.Everything here is old, youve seen it in 2 other games of the series.The humor is gone, at least for me.Small bugs and a full priced game.I say thats enough on the con site to give this game a lower rating.Borderlands:TPQ is a 5 out of 10!For fans that played Borderlands 2 its ok, you can add 1 point.But thats it!If you never played Borderlands you should play Borderlands 2 instead of this game.More game per euro/dollar and a better villian.Cause the pre-quell is lacking a good villian.
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  6. Nov 18, 2014
    4
    Not as good as Borderlands 2. I get the Aussie angle but the accents are exaggerated and annoying. The jetpack platforming is also annoying.Not as good as Borderlands 2. I get the Aussie angle but the accents are exaggerated and annoying. The jetpack platforming is also annoying. The whole oxygen mechanic is frustrating not innovative. The humor is nonexistent. It feels repetitive. Level design is uninspired. On the plus side, leveling up seems to be quicker. That's about it. Instead of buying this, get the DLC for Borderlands 2. Expand
  7. Jan 12, 2015
    0
    At the start a very good game, new heroes, new weapons, Jack(!!), a new playground but few hours later, the game started to be awful, the gameAt the start a very good game, new heroes, new weapons, Jack(!!), a new playground but few hours later, the game started to be awful, the game become very ulgy, unplayable, just not fun, not Borderlands...

    For me Borderlands (1) is better than this one... This Pre-Sequel is just for me useless for the gameplay and for the story too...

    The game bad coded, weapons go through the ground, invisible walls, instakill trough the walls, ...

    I just want to forget this Borderlands and wait the Borderlands 3.

    I don't know who did this game but i hate you 2K Australia, just let the American create good games
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