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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: 78 out of 183
  2. Negative: 62 out of 183
  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
    To be honest, I could never ever get into Borderlands as much as I wanted to. I tried again and again to figure out why I just couldn't enjoyTo be honest, I could never ever get into Borderlands as much as I wanted to. I tried again and again to figure out why I just couldn't enjoy the games even though they have everything I like, loot, guns, humor, and leveling. I always felt something was missing, turns out the Zero Gravity is that missing link for me. Jumping really high over a canyon, then looking down while shooting the moon skags, then butt slamming them from the sky is the perfect combination of win. I guess Borderlands just needed crazy platforming for me to love it, the game looks the same as Borderlands 2 with slightly improved textures and models, but it's not like they can do more since all three games have ran on the same engine which is Unreal Engine 3. The game starts off the same as the other Borderlands, intro with music, something goes wrong, you pick your vault hunter e.t.c but what this game has that makes it stand out from the other games is its wackiness, for instance I am currently playing as claptrap and at random points he'll malfunction and start shooting uncontrollably, not to mention his skill tree and special is down right weird but hilarious. Story is pretty good, although I don't have a clue as to what's going on sometimes due to me not finishing to previous two games but it's simple enough to understand for new comers. If you like Borderlands than it's a must buy, probably the best Borderlands to date. Expand
  3. Oct 22, 2014
    8
    Very good game. Has all the features of Borderlands 2 plus a few extra, not to mention the great dialog and storytelling. Only problem is thatVery good game. Has all the features of Borderlands 2 plus a few extra, not to mention the great dialog and storytelling. Only problem is that its a bit smaller than the other games. Still, very good game and a welcome addition to the series. Expand
  4. Oct 17, 2014
    6
    BL:TPS is to BL2 what DA2 was to DA:O: The game simply pales in comparison to Borderlands 2.

    Everything is worse by either a bit or by a
    BL:TPS is to BL2 what DA2 was to DA:O: The game simply pales in comparison to Borderlands 2.

    Everything is worse by either a bit or by a lot. Humor and story: NPCs are fewer and flatter, the humor seems to be aimed at Australians, is preachy and tedious, and the story doesn't arc nearly as well. The gameplay features entirely too many platformer elements, skewed balance (compared to BL1, especially), and quests that are less varied and involve more backtracking (go there, oh, it's broken/blocked/guarded, go elsewhere, etc), and the oxygen system adds little but annoyance. On the technical side, we see no improvements (still no dupe/modding protection, still can't even choose the audio output in the options), and a lot more issues: clipping, game-stopping quest bugs, and glitches.

    The game isn't bad in the sense that you can't get your money's worth from it, but it's not anywhere on Borderland 2's level, even if you remove the DLC from the latter. It's painfully obvious that it was outsourced and that the original team had little to do with it. A shame, really, but in all fairness it should be said that Borderlands 2 was an unusually great game whose excellence is hard to match.
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  5. Nov 4, 2014
    5
    Surprisingly unpolished compared to Borderlands 2. There are weird bugs and glitches all over the place. Driving on some of the terrain isSurprisingly unpolished compared to Borderlands 2. There are weird bugs and glitches all over the place. Driving on some of the terrain is really annoying. Making terrain jumps in vehicles is harder than it used to be because vehicle boost works differently and they don't tell you that.

    It's shorter than Borderlands 2, significantly. The map is smaller, and the area reuse is really noticeable. The side quests are incredibly tedious, especially due to the area reuse. You'll get side quests in areas that you outlevel so much that actually stopping to shoot anything is a waste of time.

    The gameplay is still good, but this is more like an expansion than a full game, and isn't worth full game prices. Series fans should wait for a sale. People new to the series should get Borderlands 2 instead.
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  6. Nov 15, 2014
    4
    Absolutely love borderlands 2 but have a lot of trouble stomaching this game. My number one complaint is the poor humor and most of the voiceAbsolutely love borderlands 2 but have a lot of trouble stomaching this game. My number one complaint is the poor humor and most of the voice actors have thick Australian accents. The new oxygen resource and low gravity mechanics are lame, and only detract from the great gun play of borderlands 2.

    I bought this game even after reading bad reviews because I had just finished playing through the masterpiece that is Tiny Tina's assault on dragon keep as well as the extremely funny Mad Moxxi and the Wedding Day Massacre. Was a mistake.
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  7. Jan 6, 2015
    0
    Last time I ever play a game created by Australians. So many glitches, so many reasons to make me delete my character and to uninstall theLast time I ever play a game created by Australians. So many glitches, so many reasons to make me delete my character and to uninstall the game. Complete bullcrap of a game. I'm not even going to bother beating this game, wasted my money on the season pass expecting much more than what I payed for. Expand

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