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  • Summary: Like all good tales, there’s more than one side to a story. Especially one about a Vault key, the Hyperion Corporation, bandits, loot, gangsters, Vault Hunters, secret Atlas tech, explosions, getaways, extortion, betrayal, and mayhem. Set after the events seen in Borderlands 2, Tales fromLike all good tales, there’s more than one side to a story. Especially one about a Vault key, the Hyperion Corporation, bandits, loot, gangsters, Vault Hunters, secret Atlas tech, explosions, getaways, extortion, betrayal, and mayhem. Set after the events seen in Borderlands 2, Tales from the Borderlands is about Rhys, a Hyperion company man looking to become the next Handsome Jack, and it’s also about Fiona, a Pandoran con artist out to score the biggest of all swindles. Lured into danger by a Vault key and all it promises, the unlikely duo are thrown together with a common goal and a huge amount of mistrust. Who is telling the truth, and why is it important That’s up to you to decide. You are Rhys…and you are also Fiona, because like every tale worth telling, there are two…oh, you read that part already? Well, it’s important to remember that there *are* two sides to every story, and you my friend, you will tell this tale, or…tales, through the choices that you make. Your every decision as both Rhys and Fiona will affect the people and world around you: this is a game where YOU are the final author in a brand new Borderlands story set on the unforgiving world of Pandora. [TellTale Games] Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Oct 20, 2015
    100
    Hilarious, heartfelt and high-octane, Tales from the Borderlands is a must-play game that sets a new standard for comedy games to come.
  2. Nov 19, 2015
    90
    The thing that sets Tales from the Borderlands apart from any others in the series so far is that I want to go back and play it again. Like, right now.
  3. Oct 21, 2015
    90
    This is, without a doubt, the finest series Telltale Games have produced to date. Whether you’re already a Borderlands fan or not, Tales From The Borderlands delivers an emotional, entertaining, and downright fun episodic adventure title.
  4. Apr 7, 2016
    90
    Tales from the Borderlands can easily compete against the hottest contenders on TV, not just on account of its writing, but also its cinematic beauty.
  5. CD-Action
    Jan 12, 2016
    85
    I can’t express how delighted I was with the first episode. Unfortunately later the game lost some of its magic and oscillated between decent and really good. Despite that fact it’s by far the funniest thing I’ve played in years and I can’t wait to get my hands on the second season. [13/2015, p.63]
  6. Nov 11, 2015
    83
    If nothing else, the awesome humor, interesting characters and the always welcomed insanity of Borderlands will surely hold your attention.
  7. Nov 30, 2015
    61
    If you value humor and atmosphere above all else, go forth and enjoy Tales from the Borderlands. If not, you will have a hard time enjoying a cartoon without gameplay, freedom and bedazzling graphics.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 56 out of 66
  2. Negative: 4 out of 66
  1. Nov 6, 2015
    10
    Telltale, you amaze me again ! Since the days of "Back to the future" the yoke of the most fun and funny that I saw! Can you only applaud !Telltale, you amaze me again ! Since the days of "Back to the future" the yoke of the most fun and funny that I saw! Can you only applaud ! Keep up the great work! Expand
  2. Jun 28, 2016
    10
    Indulging, Fun and Awesome experience. Some of your choices really matters and changes the narrative. The story is well done, veryIndulging, Fun and Awesome experience. Some of your choices really matters and changes the narrative. The story is well done, very interesting. The emotions are mixed, comedy, suspense and tragic. Two POV Characters is a great idea. Expand
  3. Jan 13, 2016
    10
    If you are sick of Telltale's illusion of choices, think again. This game is actually good. And very humorous. I quite enjoyed it and now I amIf you are sick of Telltale's illusion of choices, think again. This game is actually good. And very humorous. I quite enjoyed it and now I am sad because I finished it. Best game of Telltale so far. Expand
  4. Apr 22, 2017
    9
    One of the best games I've played in a while/ever it has everything, Great gameplay, Comedy, The story draws you in, The soundtrack is one ofOne of the best games I've played in a while/ever it has everything, Great gameplay, Comedy, The story draws you in, The soundtrack is one of the best I've heard in any game and the characters are fantastic. Telltale and co' really did a great Job with this and I will look forward to playing through this again further down the line. Expand
  5. Jul 1, 2021
    9
    Summary:
    Very strong game, picking one of the most difficult genres - comedy.
  6. Jul 21, 2016
    8
    This game would have got even higher rating if it wasn't for the last episode that definitely gone a level lower than previous four. WhyThis game would have got even higher rating if it wasn't for the last episode that definitely gone a level lower than previous four. Why starting with flaw when there are obvious advantages in favor of literally everything. Starting from movie-style story telling that gets you the feeling you are in the movie. You're not afraid that chosen decision or line won't give you adequate response. More, characters are vividly reacting to what you say, the same with base choices. The whole game seems somewhat chaotic but I guess that is the appeal of the game. More of that! Expand
  7. May 15, 2021
    0
    A game by the company that tried to kill the adventure genre. And failed, fortunately, by getting bankrupt with a series of turds that wereA game by the company that tried to kill the adventure genre. And failed, fortunately, by getting bankrupt with a series of turds that were more like television turds than video game turds.

    You wait for ages, unable to skip, and once an hour you must wake up to choose a dialogue option, except that you can't do that because it's a reading race on a short fuse and the game chooses for you while you are reading while a NPC is still talking to you.
    Looks like making adventure games for the double-digit IQ crowd wasn't sustainable after all. Good news and good riddance.

    If you want a more involving turd, in which you have more to do, play a walking simulator instead.
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