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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: 34 out of 43
  2. Negative: 0 out of 43
  1. Sep 16, 2019
    96
    Perhaps the best way to describe Borderlands 3 is to say it is exactly the game you would expect it to be. There are plenty of familiar faces, and it has the same sort of ambiance and atmosphere. People will still keep going into quest after quest for the same reasons (loot). While it might be difficult to accept the new villains after a great one like Handsome Jack, the twins are fine. Most importantly, the new Vault Hunters work well and the game is as fun to play alone as it is with friends. It looks, works, and plays well, and fans of the series will be more than happy to join the Crimson Raiders.
  2. Sep 13, 2019
    90
    Borderlands 3 is more of the same in the best possible way, while some small tweaks to gunplay and exploration - being able to fight your way through multiple planets is invigorating - are welcome additions to the franchise.
  3. Sep 19, 2019
    85
    Borderlands 3 comes with great growth in gameplay, but a safe story that had the opportunity for so much more.
  4. Sep 19, 2019
    80
    Borderlands 3 may be a brain-dead story of already dead on arrival memes and a cast that is largely forgettable (Save for Tannis, I still love you for being my socially inept spirit animal), but it’s easily the most satisfying power fantasy of the year thanks to its amazingly tuned gunplay and a sophisticated flow of action that picks up the juvenile slack.
  5. Sep 25, 2019
    80
    Borderlands 3 is, quite simply, more Borderlands. That means excessive charming humor, great variety in environments and sidequests and a lot of fun coop action spread throughout. The things that hold the game back are mostly minor annoyances – like the overabundance of everlasting boss fights and the gruesomely tiresome inventory management – but all in all this is a package that simply works.
  6. Oct 16, 2019
    75
    Borderlands 3 is a by-the-book sequel that takes no risks. Veteran Borderlands players will embrace it, but others will find that it has not evolved enough.
  7. Sep 20, 2019
    50
    The game is boorish, infantile, and violent, and, in refusing to take any sort of consistent stand, is wildly off the mark.

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  1. Sep 19, 2019
    10
    Amazing but we need the prequel for this one before Calypso twins started a war
  2. Sep 13, 2019
    10
    I’ve been having a total blast and I barely even scratched the surface :)
  3. Sep 13, 2019
    10
    If you're a fan of the series you will absolutely love this! It's everything you'd expect, with small little tweaks here and there to improveIf you're a fan of the series you will absolutely love this! It's everything you'd expect, with small little tweaks here and there to improve some of the downsides of the old games. As for framerate drops, just change the performance on visuals to prefer FPS, then it's smooth as butter! Expand
  4. Nov 23, 2019
    8
    First time to play borderlands series and will definitely wait for the next one to be released. Like the humor in the game , the CharterersFirst time to play borderlands series and will definitely wait for the next one to be released. Like the humor in the game , the Charterers and the game design. Playing is real fun. The only issue is that the game does not run smoothly( FPS). Otherwise, great job has been done ! Expand
  5. Nov 3, 2019
    5
    Its basically just traditional borderlands game play but updated. The story is terrible however, it throws all the previous lore and worldIts basically just traditional borderlands game play but updated. The story is terrible however, it throws all the previous lore and world building out the window for cheap grabs at your emotions. Grab for half off at a sale to experience the game play and the horrible writing. Expand
  6. Sep 14, 2019
    2
    The lack of vertical split-screen, laggy af game play, and a general lack of foresight from the devs has made this $100+ purchase a veryThe lack of vertical split-screen, laggy af game play, and a general lack of foresight from the devs has made this $100+ purchase a very regrettable one. I never thought a Borderlands game could leave me this upset, but here we are. Expand
  7. Sep 14, 2019
    0
    Tbh feels and looks like border lands 2.. Alot of bugs, loading is trash "could be my internet" but I've heard same problems from others soTbh feels and looks like border lands 2.. Alot of bugs, loading is trash "could be my internet" but I've heard same problems from others so probably not. This game is the most SJW piece of **** I've ever played every girl wants to shoot a guy in the dick or kick him I the dick and of course besides Tyrene all the bad guys are just that guys l, as where all the women are good guys....Randy pitchford is a boob and sold us an unfinished sjw piece of **** game.. Expand

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