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  • Summary: At the hard edge of the galaxy lies a group of planets ruthlessly exploited by militarized corporations. Brimming with loot and violence, this is your home – the Borderlands. Answering the call of the Siren champion Lilith, four Vault Hunters charge head-first into a spray of bullets, blood,At the hard edge of the galaxy lies a group of planets ruthlessly exploited by militarized corporations. Brimming with loot and violence, this is your home – the Borderlands. Answering the call of the Siren champion Lilith, four Vault Hunters charge head-first into a spray of bullets, blood, and bandits to recover a map to ancient Vaults and prevent a universe-destroying power from falling into the wrong hands. The rest is history. Fearless renegade mercenaries on the wildest interplanetary treasure hunt of all time. FL4K is a wandering robotic tracker whose cold steel heart warms only for their pet beasts. Amara beats bad guys into pancakes with her psychic fists. Moze’s best friend is a 10-ton walking killing machine. And Zane, the semi-retired corporate hitman... well, he’s Zane. Hunting Alone? No problem! Shoot and loot your way through the Borderlands, discovering the region’s untold stories and piling high your increasingly deadly cache of goodies and weapons. [2K Games] Expand
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  1. Positive: 43 out of 52
  2. Negative: 1 out of 52
  1. Sep 9, 2019
    95
    Borderlands 3 has surpassed the bar that its predecessor had set. The story is grand in scale, the humor is on-point and updated to 2019, weapons are diverse and the new Vault Hunters are unique in every way. Every BL-fan must pick this game up.
  2. Sep 9, 2019
    90
    Borderlands 3 is the best game Gearbox has ever made. The weapons are interesting and goofy, the battles are intense and tricky, and the multiple open-worlds are beautiful and full of challenging missions. For Chinese gamers, it might be the most immersive 3A game in recent years because of the wonderful Chinese voice acting.
  3. Sep 11, 2019
    90
    Maybe it’s not the most innovative game out there, but Borderlands 3 is a total must have for loot shooter fans.
  4. Sep 19, 2019
    85
    Borderlands 3 isn’t a franchise altering game, but it does manage to combine great gunplay, an expansive world, and stellar co-op into a great overall package.
  5. Sep 19, 2019
    80
    Borderlands 3 doesn’t take much risk and doesn’t evolve much either. It has more content, more loot and more options to customize your character, but that’s it. It’s still fun to play though, thanks to great action sequences.
  6. Sep 9, 2019
    80
    Borderlands 3 has a few stumbling blocks when it comes to bosses, but these fights are overshadowed by the game's rewarding gunplay and over-the-top humor. The game's character-driven narrative acts as a satisfying finale for the loot-shooter franchise, and the new mechanics and features--especially the reworked skill trees and weapon manufacturer effects--give you plenty of agency in how you want to play through it. If you've never been a fan of the franchise, it's unlikely Borderlands 3 does enough things differently to change your mind, as the game best excels at continuing what the series has always done: deliver a humorous tall tale of misfits looting and shooting their way to heroism.
  7. Nov 3, 2019
    20
    Gearbox is at their best when they’re engineering the act of shooting something. If their game would just shut up and let the gleeful gunplay speak for itself, Borderlands would go a lot further. Instead, the gunplay is clogged up with meaningless loot, smugly unfunny jokes, and lots of using the same ol’ gun while waiting for the parsimonious skill point drip to finally drop. Where’s the glee in all that?

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  1. Sep 15, 2019
    10
    I created an account just so I could review this game. I feel a lot of the cancel culture has grabbed this title by the throat, especiallyI created an account just so I could review this game. I feel a lot of the cancel culture has grabbed this title by the throat, especially circulating around YouTube channels at the moment and I wanted to give an unbiased opinion on the game itself, politics aside. Also, I am not using a PC which seems to have the majority of the issues.

    I will start by saying I am not a huge fan of the series. I have played both 1 and 2 through once and that was enough to satisfy my Borderlands needs. It was always cool to collect all the cool guns and whatnot but none of them were truly fun or inspiring to play with. None of them felt all that different and there were just so many other games on the market that could give you that satisfaction.

    Onto Borderlands 3 now. My favorite thing about this game is the gunplay and how each weapon is fun and different. Especially on the console where vibrations also play into this factor. Trying new guns feels even better than Destiny in my opinion and if there is one thing Bungie had right with Destiny it is the gunplay.

    "It's more Borderlands". This is the sentiment going around at the moment. Yes and no, in my opinion. Yes to the humor, the atmosphere, characters & lore. Literally everything else feels way different. Yes, the way you pick up missions is the same, but this time around it just feels like way more thought was put into them and even side missions hold their own when compared to normal story missions.

    The graphics, although still cell-shaded, are far more refined. While the older titles stuck with a "bold stroke" approach that made the game look a tad bit more cartoony. BL3 has a variety of line weights for character models and guns along with higher variety in shading to make it much more realistic looking while still keeping the Borderlands aesthetic.
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  2. Sep 16, 2019
    10
    I am running this on PC with a GTX970. I am having no problems running the game.
    Borderlands 3 is a great game. It is more Borderlands and
    I am running this on PC with a GTX970. I am having no problems running the game.
    Borderlands 3 is a great game. It is more Borderlands and has the feel of the Borderlands worlds. Tons of loot and bad jokes. You should buy and play this game.
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  3. Sep 13, 2019
    10
    Stop leaving bad reviews for it being an epic exklusive. The gameplay is fantastic, Its even better than the old games.
  4. Nov 21, 2019
    7
    Overall I think it’s a fun experience and worth checking out if you're a fan of the series or if you’re just interested in general. It’s gotOverall I think it’s a fun experience and worth checking out if you're a fan of the series or if you’re just interested in general. It’s got some really engaging looter shooter gameplay, some good esthetics and a few good jokes in between some unfortunate balancing issues, boring characters, and cringy writing. Id say its a "good" game, that will take about 30-40 hours to complete and for me it’s worth the $60 though some may want to wait for a sale. Expand
  5. Nov 12, 2019
    4
    Feels like those neverending S.T.A.L.K.E.R. mods, not like a new game from original developers.
    Basically the same game as years before, I
    Feels like those neverending S.T.A.L.K.E.R. mods, not like a new game from original developers.
    Basically the same game as years before, I can't say that something is really new, except from those advertised by developers features as loot system, difficulty level system and travelling to different planets. But planets feel like Pandora biomes or even worse, weapon's type (fire, corrosive etc) mattered more back then.
    Really long and frustrating and dull game with bad teen "sci"-fi unentertaining plot with primitive gamedesign such as "here a side-quest, go to location you wiped while doing plot mission so we can use one boring place twice!" with really few fun-to-play episodes.
    Two words about graphics: unamusing and unoptimized.
    No bugs though.
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  6. Sep 15, 2019
    1
    Expensive game with more bugs and well more bugs. We have no place to even discuss our issues and have to go use steam borderlands 2 forum forExpensive game with more bugs and well more bugs. We have no place to even discuss our issues and have to go use steam borderlands 2 forum for discussing the issues , This is really sad. Expand
  7. Oct 31, 2019
    0
    Stop leaving score 10 reviews because you don't like that other people are leaving bad reviews for that reason. The gameplay is not fantastic,Stop leaving score 10 reviews because you don't like that other people are leaving bad reviews for that reason. The gameplay is not fantastic, Its worse than the old games. Expand

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