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  • Summary: Lock, Load, & Face the Madness! Get ready for the mind-blowing insanity, as one of four trigger-happy mercenaries, taking out everything that stands in your way. With its addictive action, frantic first person shooter combat, massive arsenal of weaponry, RPG elements and four-player co-op,Lock, Load, & Face the Madness! Get ready for the mind-blowing insanity, as one of four trigger-happy mercenaries, taking out everything that stands in your way. With its addictive action, frantic first person shooter combat, massive arsenal of weaponry, RPG elements and four-player co-op, Borderlands is the breakthrough experience that challenges all the conventions of modern shooters. Borderlands places you in the role of a mercenary on the lawless and desolate planet of Pandora, hell bent on finding a legendary stockpile of powerful alien technology known as The Vault. Expand
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  1. Apr 18, 2019
    85
    Gearbox's release of Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition brings the missing piece of the franchise to current generation consoles. Mechanical and visual improvements solidify Borderlands has always been a fun, beautiful game that was quite forward-thinking despite some things not aging well.
  2. Apr 4, 2019
    84
    Even ten years after its original release, Borderlands is still a great co-op experience, which looks great thanks to its "cel-shading" graphics (4k resolution in PS4 PRO and Xbox One X).
  3. Apr 4, 2019
    83
    Quotation forthcoming.
  4. Apr 15, 2019
    80
    Having already seen Borderlands 2 squeezed into the PlayStation Vita (with, admittedly, ropey results), it’s a surprise this version of the first game isn’t also coming out on Nintendo Switch, but that’s an issue for another day. For many though, having an excuse to replay Borderlands 1 on the same console as the Handsome Collection is good enough. Definitely worth a play if you’ve never done so before, but perhaps not all that essential anymore.
  5. Apr 8, 2019
    70
    A fun looter shooter that needed a more polished remaster.
  6. Apr 4, 2019
    70
    Between Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition and the updates to the Handsome Collection, Borderlands is back in a big way, and that’s to say nothing of the main attraction coming in September. Unlike more recent entries in this space, Borderlands doesn’t hinge on fragile in-game economies or being stingy with loot. Instead, it's a game that just wants to have fun – silly, brash, play-it-with-friends kind of fun. Welcome back old friend, you have been missed.
  7. Apr 24, 2019
    58
    A mixed bag. It’s fun to revisit one of the first “looter shooters” for consoles again, and the mix of run, gun, and loot still holds up well despite its age. But this is hardly a perfect port/remaster of that game, and because of that, it’s difficult to really suggest picking it up.

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  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
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  1. Apr 3, 2019
    10
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  2. Apr 3, 2019
    10
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  3. May 21, 2019
    9
    I would give it a 10 if not for the matchmaking. I have to say something though. The game shouldn't be given a 1 just because you cant playI would give it a 10 if not for the matchmaking. I have to say something though. The game shouldn't be given a 1 just because you cant play with friends at the moment. The game is still amazing and fun to play. It is still the fun billion guns, killing maniacs, finding the vault game that we all love. It shouldn't get a 1 just because there is an error that they will fix once they're done prioritizing their next big game. i would understand if the glitch or error was game braking, but you can still play the game, just not currently with people online. Expand
  4. Jun 8, 2019
    8
    When Borderlands first came out during the 360 days I did not like it one bit. Playing it now I realized what I was missing. This game doesn'tWhen Borderlands first came out during the 360 days I did not like it one bit. Playing it now I realized what I was missing. This game doesn't have a story that matters in the slightest, but it does have fun mindless game-play. Go to an area and shoot guys collect loot and XP that is it. I have a lot of fun just turning off my brain and doing a few missions after work. There is so much content here and with the ability to play with friends it is well worth your money. If you never played Borderlands before give it a shot I give it a FULL PRICE. Expand
  5. Jun 17, 2019
    8
    The game is a very high quality remaster of the original and adds many QOL changes that improve the game in many ways, the only real flaws IThe game is a very high quality remaster of the original and adds many QOL changes that improve the game in many ways, the only real flaws I see aside from some things that are obviously dated, is that the add for BL3 is kind of annoying and cannot be turned off. There are also some matchmaking issues online but that is only an issue if you want to play online. Also among all the QOL changes I'm sad they didn't add fast travel to the dlc because that is clearly their biggest flaw. I'm glad that this was actually made and is a classic from a bygone era and brings back some great memories for a great price. Expand
  6. Apr 5, 2019
    1
    The matchmaking in this thing is broken...Unless you want to play solo offline its nothing more than menu simulator 2019....You can't joinThe matchmaking in this thing is broken...Unless you want to play solo offline its nothing more than menu simulator 2019....You can't join random games, you can't invite your friends...Not sure who thought it was a great idea to release this thing in this condition...Im also pretty sure the fast travel is also broken, because in trying to fast travel ANYWHERE your only options are the DLC areas....Was looking forward to this, but when you release it with broken matchmaking yeah no.....Maybe that could change when they fix it, but somehow considering who is involved I bet its not a priority...But don't forget to pre-order Borderlands 3, this game is constantly going to remind you to do that. So is the Handsome collection that they could patch in pre-order 3, and I would bet its also in Borderlands 2 VR Expand
  7. Apr 5, 2019
    1
    I'm giving this a 1 until the powers that be FIX THE MATCHMAKING! Since this launched 3 days ago, my friends have struggled to play togetherI'm giving this a 1 until the powers that be FIX THE MATCHMAKING! Since this launched 3 days ago, my friends have struggled to play together (the way this game was intended to play ). The end result is wasted hours with all 3 of us not being able to get together & bailing in frustration.
    Until that glairing issue is fixed, this game only warrants a 1 from me.
    I strongly recommend to stay away from this game until its fixed!
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