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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: 44 out of 53
  2. Negative: 1 out of 53
  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 20, 2019
    80
    Those new to Borderlands will find some aspects confusing at first – Borderlands 3 is minimal when it comes to tutorials – but if they persist, they will end up luxuriating in the joyous, tongue-in-cheek, comic book-influenced fun it provides. Sure, it fails to turn the franchise into something new and futuristic in gameplay terms. But why would it, when its original conception was already immaculate?
  6. Sep 9, 2019
    80
    Borderlands 3 is more Borderlands, and all the loot that entails. This proper sequel improves upon the formula with more guns, but more importantly, a stretch of unique planets to kill enemies on. The new planets offer more visual variety and a great evolution of enemy encounters. The tuning is clearly meant for more than one player, making a punitive experience at times for the solo Vault Hunter. Despite the formula growing a bit stale, Gearbox has expanded upon it in the right way, resulting in a great Borderlands experience.
  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 13, 2019
    10
    Stop leaving bad reviews for it being an epic exklusive. The gameplay is fantastic, Its even better than the old games.
  2. Sep 14, 2019
    10
    Несмотря на всю безосновательную критику ботов, скажу так: игра просто шик и те кто пишут про микротранзакции или слитый графон, просто в нееНесмотря на всю безосновательную критику ботов, скажу так: игра просто шик и те кто пишут про микротранзакции или слитый графон, просто в нее не играли. у меня все Expand
  3. Sep 16, 2019
    9
    как раньше, только лучше.
    +эти пушки
    +этот юмор +эти персонажи +тут может быть еще очень много плюсов, но я хочу спать -оптимизация. это
    как раньше, только лучше.
    +эти пушки
    +этот юмор
    +эти персонажи
    +тут может быть еще очень много плюсов, но я хочу спать
    -оптимизация. это реально проблема. но это поправят
    ставить игре зиро из-за того, что вам лень скачать лаунчер эпиков - позорно.
    это только ваши проблемы. разберитесь со своим дерьмом, ок?
    еще мамины антитолерасты с паблика шевцова прикопались к женщинам в игре. видите ли они там все лидеры и безбашенные. толерасты!!!!!1 а ничего что все эти женщины были в предыдущих частях и никто тогда и слова про это не говорил?
    те кто пишут про донат и микротранзакции вообще в игру не играли лол
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  4. Aug 3, 2020
    7
    Es muy buen juego pero cambia tan poco que me daba la impresión de estar jugando al 2 a veces, son juegos muy buenos pero este ya no me haEs muy buen juego pero cambia tan poco que me daba la impresión de estar jugando al 2 a veces, son juegos muy buenos pero este ya no me ha enganchado tanto. Expand
  5. Nov 6, 2019
    4
    Poor performance, mediocre mechanics, guns don't feel impactful, enemies are ok but generally not very interesting, the "story" and charactersPoor performance, mediocre mechanics, guns don't feel impactful, enemies are ok but generally not very interesting, the "story" and characters are incredibly annoying and cringy, the UI is bad. I enjoy the co-op aspect, mainly because it's one of the few co-op shooter games out there, but it feels incomplete and dated. Expand
  6. Sep 16, 2019
    1
    I was excited to play Borderlands 3 after a bunch of hours from the previous games. But I cannot enjoy the game if I can't have a decentI was excited to play Borderlands 3 after a bunch of hours from the previous games. But I cannot enjoy the game if I can't have a decent amount of frames. I play this game on Epic games after downloading Epic Launcher for the first time. I've made this account on metacritic so I can actually review the game and warn anyone who are planning to get the game this early. My laptop is Acer Nitro 15 with 1050ti and it can play Apex Legends lowest settings 1080p without having any problem reaching and maintaining 60 fps. But when I play Borderlands 3, an expected non-demanding game in terms of graphics, I cannot maintain 60 fps on 1080p. So i switched to 900p to try to enjoy the game I paid $60 for, but the frames are the same. This tells me one thing, my laptop is not the problem, it is the optimization that was so bad that certain places cut my 50-60 fps average (both on 1080p and 900p) into half, 30-40 fps. I also encountered the laggy main menu problem. I also found problems with the inventory because sometimes a gun is in a slot but the thumbnail is a grenade. This AAA $60 game launched worst than a FREE Battle Royale game (apex legends). I have submitted a refund request through Epic Refund Policy email, and after 2 days later, I have not received any reply yet. Now I see why Epic won't add reviews feature into their platform, so they can control the narrative and reviews so the games on their platforms look better than they actually are. Expand
  7. Aug 2, 2020
    0
    I love Borderlands, I love 2k, Borderlands 3... you broke the game. Storyline great, voice overs, acting, great, but a great game, takesI love Borderlands, I love 2k, Borderlands 3... you broke the game. Storyline great, voice overs, acting, great, but a great game, takes making it a GAME not a movie, great. This is broken... Mayhem IS HOW YOU BROKE IT. I can go Mayhem 10, buy a ton of EPIC Mayhem 10 weapons, so that everything besides Mayhem 10 is too easy and boring, yet Mayhem 10 sux, because it's simply too much HP and nothing else, Everything about your playstyle, characters, abilities, useless, well except for phase BUBBLE, kinda helps. rest useless. Everything useless, except weapons, and for that, all we need to do is log in, hop around a bunch of spots and spend useless money to buy. Eridium, useless, quest items useless, builds, useless.... just get the best weapons, and then shoot forever, no fun, idiots have made a billion games that have done this before. what happened did you fire all the people that made Borderlands awesome and thing that just another set of people could make it so awesome? Spending money on big name actors and music might help? Didn't help. Go back to finding no name music, no name designers, and you might have a chance until then, you ruined my 2 decades long favorite game series. ..... morons.... Expand

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