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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.
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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: 83 out of 244
  2. Negative: 68 out of 244
  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
    Who Loves Borderlands 2 he loves than really Borderlands The Pre Sequel. I play it for 45 min actual and i am crying because of pain fromWho Loves Borderlands 2 he loves than really Borderlands The Pre Sequel. I play it for 45 min actual and i am crying because of pain from laughing. That Game is so Awesome go and get your copy now :D Expand
  3. Nov 2, 2014
    8
    While the core gameplay varies little from its predecessor, it brings enough to the table for newcomers and long time fans to enjoy. The plotWhile the core gameplay varies little from its predecessor, it brings enough to the table for newcomers and long time fans to enjoy. The plot fills the gap between the first two games well and I personally found it very interesting. Expand
  4. Nov 11, 2014
    6
    More of the same and not in a good way. This is lazy game development where they label and price a game expansion at full price. The onlyMore of the same and not in a good way. This is lazy game development where they label and price a game expansion at full price. The only thing added to the game is poorly done and horribly annoying platforming. Outsource game development to a secondary studio and grab the cash. The kick in the nads of the Deadlift boss just adds to the fun. Thanks for the most annoying game experience of the year. Expand
  5. Oct 19, 2014
    5
    Mechanics are great, the use of jumping and slamming ads a whole new level to the game, I LOVE the grinder and the characters talking to eachMechanics are great, the use of jumping and slamming ads a whole new level to the game, I LOVE the grinder and the characters talking to each other was a nice change. But that's about it. The story lacks any depth , the developers really over hyped the amount of guns you'll find and actually use, there is very little difference in the levels, and it feels EXTREMELY short. In short its a good game, the things that are actually new work well, it just doesn't have the good quality and quantity that Borderlands 2 had. Expand
  6. Oct 22, 2014
    4
    Subjectively...
    ...I think this is, if anything, a larger DLC. I found the environments horribly monotonous, or rather, bi-tonous: Tech or
    Subjectively...
    ...I think this is, if anything, a larger DLC. I found the environments horribly monotonous, or rather, bi-tonous: Tech or generic Moon with small cosmetic adjustments.

    Whacky Borderlands scenarios and personalities were much more scarce this time, much of them replaced by extremely annoying, some INTENTIONALLY annoying voices. The unending barrage of trivial vocalized nerve-gas some of the NPCs keep attacking you with caused some of my group to just turn voices down a lot. I don't remember a similar situation once in whole BL1 and BL2. In fact, the only NPC that never grated on our nerves was Springs.

    The game progress, story turns and story "connections" between the two games felt rushed, sometimes half-assed, and my group thought the best ones were actually the small, hidden ones in ECHOs and similar. The focus on our pro/antagonist... well a rushed chain of total over-reactions from both sides hardly surmounts to an interesting character development, and sometimes ridiculed those the game tried to display as dramatic. This is only the second time BL had a good opportunity to give contrasting serious and dramatic situations opposed to the fun and nonsense, but failed, none of them turned out believable in my eyes.

    As for the gameplay mechanics, I like the increased variations through lazers and cryo weapons, but the O2 is im my opinion more obstacle than feature, same with airborne bonuses and atmosphere split bonuses.

    Objectively...
    ...the raw amount of landscape variations is less than in the previous games, and using the moon as an excuse for this does not apply in a logic-defying universe as BL's.

    Now voices are of course completely subjective, but the fact can be noted that 4 out of 4 in my group were annoyed by them, though our personalities are quite varying.

    The amount of quests AND environments was limited compared to the previous games, just open a finished quest log in BL2 -and- look through every zone's map once, two looks are enough to show that it is unnecessary to count them to verify this being objective.

    Summary: Thanks for the lazers but I'm gonna go back to Borderlands 2
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  7. Dec 30, 2015
    0
    Bad, simply the game is bad comparing to the borderlands legacy and i will start with the whorst part which is constant glitches and crashesBad, simply the game is bad comparing to the borderlands legacy and i will start with the whorst part which is constant glitches and crashes to this date on both on pc and ps4.
    Apart from the technical issues, i just hated the constant jumping challenges, i don't enjoy the gravity and the lack of oxygen makes me nervous to the point i can't chill and enjoy the scenery...
    Such an awesome story and i can't enjoy it it's a pity, totally hated it.
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