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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: 81 out of 236
  2. Negative: 65 out of 236
  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 15, 2014
    8
    BL:TPS Is a fun, Shoot & Loot FPS That Has Its Issues, But is still a fun game, And Sure, It's Essentially BL2 Dlc, But It's Still anBL:TPS Is a fun, Shoot & Loot FPS That Has Its Issues, But is still a fun game, And Sure, It's Essentially BL2 Dlc, But It's Still an enjoyable Experience. (In my opinion) 7.5/10 Expand
  4. Oct 14, 2014
    6
    It's sometimes a little tough doing a follow-up in this day and age. especially when following up on previous success. do something differentIt's sometimes a little tough doing a follow-up in this day and age. especially when following up on previous success. do something different which doesn't catch on: you'll get pilloried for 'changing a winning' formula and breaking what was not broken - do it the same way: you'll get flamed for 'churning out the same thing', 'rehashing' and cash-grabbing.

    Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel - tries to straddle that thin line between the two.

    The game-play and mechanics have not been changed too much. Four new (kinda) characters with (some)what different skills. The same loot-hunting and over-the-top dialogue, action and story. Fans of 1 and 2 may like (perhaps) several scenes where the game shows-cases former characters; and a different perspective on Jack.

    As for the new: the low-gravity feature sometimes comes as more of a hindrance than any real fun. While the premise is sound, the maps/environment aren't as well designed as to allow for more of this feature to really shine. Imagine being able to bound from one point of cover to the next; or from cover to an overhead sniping position. The possibilities are endless but unfortunately, very limited in the game, which usually amounts to jumping around and shooting enemies at your feet/slamming them.

    Pacing and plodding around (especially in the first map and before you get your vehicle) isn't great. There is a whole lot of running around (in relative drab scenery) with little to do and few enemies.

    By and large, a decent game. But not really worth the full retail price right now. It does feel a little like a DLC rather than a stand-alone.
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  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 16, 2014
    4
    This game made me so sad. I really loved the first Borderlands. Was honestly one of my favorite games. The second was a step backwards, mainlyThis game made me so sad. I really loved the first Borderlands. Was honestly one of my favorite games. The second was a step backwards, mainly because it was mostly just a DLC of the first game. I had high hopes for this games.

    Graphics: The graphics were basically the same as the other games, which when the first game came out were good, when the second game came out there were okay... At this point I really expect more. There was no upgrade of graphics and while they are stylized that is no excuse for some kind of upgrade. 5/10

    Gameplay: Really the biggest issue I have is the same. There hasn't been any upgrade in gameplay in the series at all. it is more of the same. From my experience there is even less variety in weapon drops than in the first game. 5/10

    Story: This is the biggest dissappointment to me. I thought the story to the first game was really good. And again, the second game, at least for me, took a step forward. But this game is basically one long injoke after another. Not only that but if you are in on the joke, you may as well just ignore the story. If the gameplay had advanced or the graphics were an upgrade I might be able to forgive this but it is hard when the one saving grace should have been the trite, meme inspired, rehashed BS story. 3/10

    Overall score a 4.3 so rounded down... 4/10
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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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