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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 15, 2019
    10
    Игра отличная. Да есть проблемы с оптимизацией и это единственная причина занизить оценку но никак не выход в EGS. Занижать оценки за то чтоИгра отличная. Да есть проблемы с оптимизацией и это единственная причина занизить оценку но никак не выход в EGS. Занижать оценки за то что игра не вышла там где хочется тебе это глупо, все равно что ребенок которому не купили игрушку. Да мне тоже обидно за то что стим версию ждать пол года но в целом игра хорошая. Expand
  3. Sep 13, 2019
    9
    Nearly the perfect sequel to a fantastic game in of itself, Borderlands 3 strides past many other in it's genre. Either with 60 FPS mode, orNearly the perfect sequel to a fantastic game in of itself, Borderlands 3 strides past many other in it's genre. Either with 60 FPS mode, or an insurmountable amount of unique weaponry, Borderlands 3 has something to offer you on console that nothing else can. Only downside is the antagonists, they pale in comparison to their predecessor, Handsome Jack. Even without his shadow looming over them they still just aren't that intimidating or intriguing. In comparison to how amazing everything else is though, I have no complaints. Coming from a long time Borderlands/Destiny/Diablo fan, this game is truly worth getting if you enjoy loot in any aspect. As long as you don't mind sliding that voice slider down to zero on the 5th playthrough. Expand
  4. Jul 8, 2020
    7
    There are many issues with this game but I still logged 300 hours in it. For what it's worth, most of these issues only occur in theThere are many issues with this game but I still logged 300 hours in it. For what it's worth, most of these issues only occur in the post-mainquest-endgame, so if you wanna just do the mainquest and side quests, this game is pretty bug-free.

    tl;dr- an extremely fun mess. Try to get it on sale with all the DLCs.
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  5. Sep 23, 2019
    4
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. to say the least. They were more annoying side bosses than main villans. They've had years to do this game right and it feels half baked. Cash grab even. Every story mission I got the sense they crammed as much of a fight to stall the storyline because they themselves knew there was no substance. It was always feeling like a stall. The usual business like most of the time I agree which is familiar like a Borderlands game but once I finished the story I lost all desire to continue playing. Once I managed to force myself to continue I hit the level cap and again realized that the balance in mayhem mode is a mess and don't get me started on boss battles. The one boss being stuck inside a building and him teleporting constantly right next to me led to some serious loss of funds I had to change my tactics over and over until I managed to use a corrosive weapon in a door way going across over and over wearing him out. The other bosses seemed weak repetitive and boring. For a game that's had this much time to get it right I am genuinely unhappy with the results and if there's ever another title I will more than likely hesitate to pre order. Hopefully the dlc reclaims my enjoyment in the game and bring in new vault hunters that aren't copied from previous or neutered by today's standards of gender. It's a video game don't make it political. Fix your problems. Mindless violence in games are epic but not when they are forcing it down your throat in a boring repetitious manner that leaves a bad taste just playing. It's a popular game and I'm sure there are others just as disappointed! Expand
  6. Sep 15, 2019
    1
    Poor performance. Not sure how all this got pass QA but delivered with a game breaking bug that forwards you through the story line if you usePoor performance. Not sure how all this got pass QA but delivered with a game breaking bug that forwards you through the story line if you use the matchmaking feature. Don't match make unless you want to skip content. Gameplay and story was fun but unplayable due to QC. 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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