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  • Summary: Battleborn is a next-gen hero-shooter brought to you by the creators of the award-winning and best-selling Borderlands franchise. In Battleborn’s distant future, the only hope for the last star in a dying universe is a new breed of warriors, who must put aside their differences to drive backBattleborn is a next-gen hero-shooter brought to you by the creators of the award-winning and best-selling Borderlands franchise. In Battleborn’s distant future, the only hope for the last star in a dying universe is a new breed of warriors, who must put aside their differences to drive back an unstoppable menace. Choose from a myriad of powerful heroes and fight together alongside your friends in an intense co-operative campaign, or battle against them in fast-paced competitive multiplayer matches. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 55
  2. Negative: 1 out of 55
  1. May 5, 2016
    90
    Battleborn has done what I would have previously thought was impossible: it has kept me interested in its multiplayer. I typically grow bored with adversarial multiplayer after about an hour or two, yet I have spent so much time with this title already and want to keep going.
  2. 80
    Battleborn is definitely a title I can get behind with its unique first person shooter approach, awesome cast of characters, gobs of weapons and power ups, and a hilarious framework to tie it all together. The game will take some getting used to and will force a few seasoned vets to step outside their comfort zone to enjoy the genus wonders that lie within. The hefty price tag may come with some initial sticker shock, especially after first firing it up, but those feeling will soon fade as you dedicate some time to Gearbox’s latest work by mowing down hordes of enemies and laughing hysterically in the process.
  3. May 16, 2016
    80
    It's not perfect - characters get stuck on terrain, there's only a few multiplayer maps and you can't change characters in the middle of a match - but neither are we. Colorful characters, enjoyable gameplay with quite a bit of depth and Humor with a capital H make Battleborn a shooter that is certainly worth your attention.
  4. May 2, 2016
    70
    The combat is frantic and tense, but often feels samey and superficial. The in-match leveling works wonderfully in the campaign, but can become problematic in multiplayer. The varied cast of heroes adds longevity, but the game still feels relatively content light. With so many moving parts that never quite gel, I found plenty of things to love but just as much to feel confused by and ambivalent about.
  5. May 13, 2016
    70
    A surprisingly complicated shooter that could prove worthwhile for those who invest the time.
  6. May 11, 2016
    65
    An ambitious team shooter that struggles with its identity and is let down by a weak script and try-hard comedy.
  7. May 14, 2016
    40
    There may be a good game buried under Gearbox Software's first attempt at a MOBA, but too many of its systems are developmentally in their infancy.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 63 out of 100
  2. Negative: 18 out of 100
  1. Mar 8, 2019
    10
    A fun and colorful game that doesn't take itself too seriously. The character design and humor is on point. The campaign is okay, but it isA fun and colorful game that doesn't take itself too seriously. The character design and humor is on point. The campaign is okay, but it is the multi-player portion of the game that really shines. The characters are fun and imaginative and feel very different from one another. Switching between characters completely changes the gaming experience, so the game continually feels fresh and exciting. Expand
  2. May 5, 2016
    10
    This game is just a good time. From start to end. Gearbox sets an attitude with their games that other developers just dont. From the intro toThis game is just a good time. From start to end. Gearbox sets an attitude with their games that other developers just dont. From the intro to the final mission to online play it sets this attitude that you're going to have a good enjoyable fun experience. I havent felt this with most other games. They are able to take the seriousness and frustrations our of games and still give it a high level of competitiveness.

    Quality: HIGH! For anyone to say this games cartoon animations, music, dialogue, characters and gameplay are bad would simply just be a lie. THEY WOULD BE LYING TO YOU. The quality is something you just cant deny.

    They only reason I see someone not liking this game is just personal preference. Dont listen to anyone saying its boring or the enemies are bland or the multiplayer is bad because none of it is true. Judge the game for yourself. Rent it. You'll most likely buy it.

    You're welcome.
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  3. May 3, 2016
    10
    Ground breaking shooter-Moba. Hilarious, witty, and cool characters. It's FUN to progress too since it never feels like a grind because of allGround breaking shooter-Moba. Hilarious, witty, and cool characters. It's FUN to progress too since it never feels like a grind because of all the rewards. Good balance between characters. Matches aren't too long or short and hell its even fun when losing. We need more games like this that mix up the genres and breaks the mold. Oh and the DLC is very fair since ALL characters are free for everyone. Expand
  4. May 26, 2016
    9
    This game has a lot of depth; some characters are easy to learn, some are hard. Mastery is a whole different matter. There is a lot ofThis game has a lot of depth; some characters are easy to learn, some are hard. Mastery is a whole different matter. There is a lot of challenge and fun PvP game modes to complement a witty, Gearbox-Borderlands humor filled story campaign. Expand
  5. May 24, 2016
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Battleborn is a fun game to play.
    You can play the campaign and multiplayer.
    I think it is better to start with the campaign so you can get to know how the game and characters work.
    The multiplayer has not so much different content yet but they will release more. For now it has three different modes and six different stages.
    And you can play the campaign solo or co-op.
    You can also level up your characters with different augmentations and there are multiple skins per character to unlock. I have the game from day one and i am still playing and having fun.
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  6. May 6, 2016
    6
    A 6 is just above average.
    BUT below the skill levels of The Borderlands team..
    --MOba or not this is/was boring. ----All 3 sessions now
    A 6 is just above average.
    BUT below the skill levels of The Borderlands team..
    --MOba or not this is/was boring.
    ----All 3 sessions now have been painfully boring after 2 hours..

    --The cartoon graphics are just stale and a coverup for something missing grpahics wise..

    ---I didn't want to have to rely on Overwatch.. Now I'm deperate for Overwatch to be a homerun...

    ---Does this mean the next Borderlands is going to be lacklucter?

    --By the way--You all know this game isn't a 10 or a 0.
    --ET is a 0
    -And Last of Us/Halo 2 is a '10'

    --you guys are smarter then that.....
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  7. Jun 14, 2019
    0
    Boa ideia, péssima execução. A gearbox se esforçou ao máximo para o fracasso jogo, foi lançado sem hype, massacrado pelo lançamento doBoa ideia, péssima execução. A gearbox se esforçou ao máximo para o fracasso jogo, foi lançado sem hype, massacrado pelo lançamento do overwatch e ainda com um péssimo suporte. O jogo hoje está totalmente desbalanceado, o único modo de jogo que é divertido é o incursão, que por ser aleatório há muitas chances de você não conseguir jogar nele, a Gearbox anunciou a um tempo atrás que não faria mais atualizações para o jogo, e a última que ela fez deixou bugs e personagens desbalanceados. Não vale a pena, o jogo esta morto, decadente, desbalanceado, sem jogadores, sem suporte. Expand

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