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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 28, 2019
    10
    So far this game is super fun. Guns and game play are excellent. Split screen in multiplayer is annoying, but that's pretty much my onlySo far this game is super fun. Guns and game play are excellent. Split screen in multiplayer is annoying, but that's pretty much my only complaint. With patches and DLC this is going to be awesome. Expand
  2. Sep 13, 2019
    10
    Loving it so far. Borderlands 2 was the first game my wife and I really played together (I made her start and now it's one of her favoriteLoving it so far. Borderlands 2 was the first game my wife and I really played together (I made her start and now it's one of her favorite series) it's more borderlands with better movement exactly what I was hoping for. Expand
  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. Aug 9, 2020
    7
    Sinceramente, os estúdios que pertencem a Take Two, estão cada vez cometendo mais e mais erros que atrapalham o desenvolvimento dos seusSinceramente, os estúdios que pertencem a Take Two, estão cada vez cometendo mais e mais erros que atrapalham o desenvolvimento dos seus jogos, não consigo entender porque esse ''Bordeelands 3'' é ruim, tentei jogar e gostar, mas particularmente não consigo. Expand
  5. Jul 10, 2020
    5
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I truly have mixed feelings about this. For me BL2 was one of my favorite games of all time. I became invested in the characters, lore, everything.

    First the good. This game is in fact a superior game to BL2, the gunplay is more fluid, enemies actually rag doll, the addition of sliding and ledge climbing was great and made you feel more mobile. It has a number of quality of life changes too, like in general making money useful instead of useless, letting you teleport from anywhere and giving you tons more space in your pack and bank to store things. I loved all of that. The artistic direction and music is once again unrivaled. The Voice Acting for a majority of the cast was fantastic.

    So why did I give it a 5? Honestly I was tempted to go even lower but stopped myself for want of being fair. Not only to the game but the people who put in so much time, passion and effort into whats here. The majority of developers did an incredible job and deserve so much recognition. They deserve their bonuses which Gearbox illegally decided to withhold from them.

    A product is a sum of its parts, its only as strong as its weakest link. And the weakest link here is its story. The story was the most infuriating, insulting, insufferable, BORING, story for a game I think I've ever played. I seriously think I liked Turok 2008's story more.

    Favorite characters including mine(Axton) from BL2 are no where to be found and not even mentioned. They don't do a good job explaining any event post BL2 for people like myself who have no interest in the "tales" series, so I was immediately confused and horrified to casually hear that Scooter died in the time gap. I was even more horrified when they killed of Maya for a cheap "well it worked with Roland" moment that was neither earned nor made sense. All the humor is something that a 12 year old boy might find funny which was in BL2 but here literally EVERYONE is more annoying than Claptrap, a character designed to be annoying. There are no straight men to even play off of as the rest of the fan favorites are maybe in 30 minutes of this 40 hour game.

    The main villains? Listen I never expected them to top Jack. And to be honest, I liked the twins as a concept, I really did. Serine antagonists felt like a proper threat, but again the being more annoying than Claptrap while also being Merry/Gary Sues/Stues just ruin them. The entire meta commentary on "streamers" fell completely flat on their face while insulting us, gamers, as mindless cult members who blindly listen to what ever their favorite streamer says. My interest in this franchise is completely dead. Best parts of this game were its DLC packs which I can't even include in this review or else it might go up to a 6 or 7. The rest is just garbage writing.

    Pick it up on sale if you want to play it for the gameplay and environments. Skip the story.
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  6. Nov 26, 2019
    3
    As a huge fan of Borderlands and Borderlands 2 I expected more. No where near the performance of the remastered Borderlands 2 which runsAs a huge fan of Borderlands and Borderlands 2 I expected more. No where near the performance of the remastered Borderlands 2 which runs smoothly at 60fps in full HD. I can't get more than a few hours into a laggy 30fps and below game with grainy and pixelated visuals. Assuming the ps5 is backwards compatible I'll try to play the game again when I update from my standard PS4. Expand
  7. Nov 6, 2019
    0
    This game has horrible graphics. The developers used a comic book art style for the visuals. This comic book graphics style is used as anThis game has horrible graphics. The developers used a comic book art style for the visuals. This comic book graphics style is used as an excuse for developers to be cheap and lazy to develop environments and character models with detail. The story is trash and cringeworthy. The voice acting is awful. The gameplay is so boring and repetitive.

    The multiplayer has garbage matchmaking. The loading times are so ridiculous. The controls are so clunky. Usually first person shooters have smooth controls, and the fact that these developers couldn't make it smooth like other FPS games is embarrassing. The game tries too hard to be funny, it's cringeworthy. I don't recommend this terrible game at all.
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