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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
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  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 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
  2. Sep 13, 2019
    10
    I am a fan of course but like my gears 5 review never a die hard BL fan. But as a FPS RPG and open world ( better for more diverse locals)I am a fan of course but like my gears 5 review never a die hard BL fan. But as a FPS RPG and open world ( better for more diverse locals) action game, sweet. The gameplay is way tighter the story more robust humor is great. If your a fan of BL or looking for a action packed shooter this is it. Now some say BL humor is childish and slap stick and don’t like it??? WHY DID YOU GET A BORDERLANDS GAME THEN?? That’s been there thing day one no apologies it’s part of the charm. For the couch co-op splitscreen bugs, that stinks. Keep in mind that’s a dying bread, most have left the building ( the fact they still have it awesome) but it is a huge game, bugs and such can be expected. People will say well it’s not finished, my answer is the same. Remember when they use to launch games with ZERO updates. Well if not, then as a gamer for over 30 yrs the broken the glitch the man in the wall the frozen talking faces, guest what? That was finished with no option to improve or patch it is as it was. I’m happy that gaming industry finally reached to were they can update fix and add content. From my crappy comadore 64 intelavision and Atari to now please WE OUR SPOILED as gamers and **** about any little thing. Go get a comadore 64 or really go back to Atari for a month. You’ll cry tearsga$50. Expand
  3. Sep 13, 2019
    9
    Borderlands 3 has many plus size and only one notable down side. The guns, action and story are all amazing (and tbh are the biggest part ofBorderlands 3 has many plus size and only one notable down side. The guns, action and story are all amazing (and tbh are the biggest part of FPS looter shooters). The only down side is the frame rate drops, but if you're like me then a few (and they are few and far between) frame rate drops won’t be a buzzkill. I can also imagine future updates to fix this. Mostly every game has its issues at launch so don’t let a few frame rate drops stop you from buying this game. It’s been a blast playing alone and with friends! Expand
  4. Oct 26, 2020
    7
    The environments and gameplay (especially the sliding) are quite nice but the story is all around pretty dissapointing 75/100
  5. Jan 24, 2021
    5
    I liked the game. It was a solid 7 to 8/10 worse than Borderlands 2 but very cringe. However, the latest DLC is truly bad. The only thing forI liked the game. It was a solid 7 to 8/10 worse than Borderlands 2 but very cringe. However, the latest DLC is truly bad. The only thing for the Director's Cut are the weapons, which are somewhat interesting and/but very strong (e.g. Plasma Coil), but the idea is utter blandness (2/10). This costs the same as story DLC's? There is no way to rate the DLC so my overall score for the game decreases. Expand
  6. Feb 6, 2022
    3
    Borderlands 3 is the cringiest instalment of the Borderlands series. The game is overflowing with dych jokes and boomer zoomer-wannabe jokes.Borderlands 3 is the cringiest instalment of the Borderlands series. The game is overflowing with dych jokes and boomer zoomer-wannabe jokes. The villains are the most cringeworthy villains in the history of games. They just keep bragging about how they obliterated your friend over and over again like no one cares, not even the protagonists.

    The technical state of this game is horrendous. Almost unplayable in splitscreen on base ps4. Constantly loading and deloading textures, even reticles have lowpixel versions! Textures deload to lowpoly when you turn your back against them. The game crashes often, leaving you to the longest loading screen with assclap dancing in a total silence which makes you want to delete the game right away due to cringe overload. Frame rate is pretty bad, worst is on vertical split screen. When opening the menu, the game freezes for a few seconds. Every text in this game is so tiny you have to lean towards the screen to read the stats. Some texts are so microscopic that they don't have enough pixels to be readable.

    Borderlands 3 at least doesn't force you to complete side quests in order to be able to play the main mission on a decent difficulty unlike the older games which is probably the only improvement in this game. Edge climbing, slides and ground slams are pretty close to useless.

    If you want to play a Borderlands game (or a "split screen game with your friend") you should definitely try one of the older ones since they are in so much better technical conditions rather than this cringe-emanating piece of craptlap with more coital/coomer "jokes" than jokes.
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  7. Nov 23, 2019
    0
    Impossible to play due to the constants crashes and bad performance, total waste of money, thanks God I borrow ir form a friend. Gearbox goImpossible to play due to the constants crashes and bad performance, total waste of money, thanks God I borrow ir form a friend. Gearbox go fck yourself. Expand

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