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  • Summary: Borderlands: The Handsome Collection includes the definitive versions of both Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, built specifically for next-gen consoles.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 46 out of 49
  2. Negative: 0 out of 49
  1. Mar 23, 2015
    91
    As its own name suggests, this is a handsome collection, since it includes two great games for the price of one. There are very few remasters that can look at it face to face without feeling ashamed.
  2. 90
    Providing gamers with two very fun and lengthy games within Borderlands: The Handsome Collection, there is no doubt that this is the ultimate Borderlands experience for everyone.
  3. Mar 31, 2015
    85
    Borderlands: The Handsome Collection represents the definitive opportunity to enjoy two of the most beloved games out there, and the most complete anthology of downloadable content in one package. You can play it on the couch with up to 3 friends to enjoy hours upon hours of healthy jokes and gaming references. Truly, a love letter to nerds.
  4. Mar 26, 2015
    82
    Borderlands: The Handsome Collection offers copious content, two whole games, co-op options, local multiplayer up to four players and cross-save. There are slight differences from the original beyond the visual enhancements, so only those who haven't played the original games could show true interest for Gearbox compilation.
  5. Apr 13, 2015
    80
    While those with no love for the franchise will, unsurprisingly, find nothing for them here, it does – as a result of the visual upgrades – provide a handsome jumping on point for newcomers, as well as a great way for the Borderlands faithful to catch up on anything that they might have missed.
  6. Mar 29, 2015
    80
    Borderlands: The Handsome Collection isn’t the greatest remaster ever, nor is it the worst.
  7. Apr 1, 2015
    67
    All in all, this isn’t a bad collection of two fun titles from last-gen, but it hardly feels like a must-have upgrade for anyone that’s played through both Borderlands 2 and The Pre-Sequel already.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 63 out of 86
  2. Negative: 8 out of 86
  1. Jan 23, 2018
    10
    For 60 bucks you get 2 games with all of the dlcs. This game has a ton of replayability to boot.
  2. Apr 3, 2015
    10
    That games was awesome on PC, but unplayable on PS3 and Vita because of bad FOV and FPS. With high resolution and good FPS this game becomeThat games was awesome on PC, but unplayable on PS3 and Vita because of bad FOV and FPS. With high resolution and good FPS this game become fully playable on consoles! Pre-Sequel is not good as B2, but hope they will fix everything and make B3 truly awesome! Expand
  3. Mar 24, 2015
    10
    These are high quality remakes of great games, that also happen to include a TON of DLC for the price of one game. If you also take intoThese are high quality remakes of great games, that also happen to include a TON of DLC for the price of one game. If you also take into account the sheer amount of game play to be had hours-wise, this is a steal. Especially if you haven't already played the originals. Hard to argue with that for 60 bucks. Expand
  4. Apr 16, 2015
    9
    borderlands is a great franchise with a huge variety of weapons and character customisation also the fact that it comes with borderlands 2 andborderlands is a great franchise with a huge variety of weapons and character customisation also the fact that it comes with borderlands 2 and the pre sequel makes me want the game even more but I would give the game a 10 only if it gives you borderlands 1 with all the dlc imagine playing the general knox dlc with the ps4 or xbox one controll I dont know why they did'nt think of that Expand
  5. Feb 2, 2017
    8
    Borderlands 2 + all dlc has enough merit in it's own right to be worth the price tag. Coupled with Pre-Sequel, this game is offering a lot ofBorderlands 2 + all dlc has enough merit in it's own right to be worth the price tag. Coupled with Pre-Sequel, this game is offering a lot of value here. Definitely one of the best loot games out there. Colorful schemes, ability systems for the most part work out well, and there is a decent story for both games. I would say that the only things truly keeping me from giving this game a 9 or 10 is the fact that not all characters are totally viable late game. They definitely fall into tiers in that area, even with the correct set ups. One more problem that I've had is that the final difficulty level is extraordinarily tough. You will dump mags into enemies and you will still be put down in just a few shots by basic or bad ass enemies.

    Set ups of gear and abilities become key on the hardest difficulty and it can be jarring as well incredibly frustrating. The mid difficulty and start game difficulty operate differently than the hardest difficulty, as you can still just kind of buff up your character and use basic strategies to take enemies down. Not so in the hardest difficulty. I cannot stress enough that you will definitely hit a wall when going from mid difficulty to hard.

    It actually turned me away from the game for a long while. I just play the mid difficulty to have my fun these days. Enemy levels cap at 50 on mid difficulty or close to that. Enemies on the hardest difficulty have 4x the health and actually regenerate health. So if you aren't putting out enough damage, the fights become ridiculous and every encounter is almost a boss fight.

    Also, as much as the game wants to tout having so many guns at your disposal, this is not the case. The game randomly generates stats and parts on guns and it won't be long before you realize that certain blue and gold grade weapons will be the way to go. Boiling "bazillions" of guns down to a few hundred. Which is still amazing. But I feel it's worth noting.

    You also want to be coordinating with a team if possible. Maybe not so much for the difficulty, but because I've personally encountered scenarios of people just standing in the main city just kind of chatting or screwing around with stats instead of going out and doing quests. But thats just my personal experience.

    Those things said, this game is still a lot of fun. Characters are memorable, especially the antagonist, for the most part as well as the world around you. A **** ton of content for the price tag. Highly recommended if you are into games with shooter and rpg elements.
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  6. May 1, 2015
    7
    Don't get me wrong, I adore the Borderlands games. Heck, I bought BL2 on the 360, PS3 and again with the Handsome collection just so I couldDon't get me wrong, I adore the Borderlands games. Heck, I bought BL2 on the 360, PS3 and again with the Handsome collection just so I could play it again on the PS4.

    If you have never played BL2 and BL:TPS then this collection is a mandatory purchase. Two excellent games plus ALL the DLC make it the best collection ever in terms of sheer content, even at full retail price.

    With that said, if you played these games on the last gen systems, then the next gen versions are almost exactly the same. There is no new content, like next gen exclusive content which is surprising as that would have made the collection more enticing to those still on the fence. Sure the local 4 player co-op is a nice addition but mostly needless at this point. Why play split screen (squinting at your corner of the screen and trying not to get distracted by what's happening in the other corners) when you can just join games online and enjoy the entirety of your screen.

    The next issue I wish to address are the visuals. BL:TPS does look a bit nicer on the PS4 than it did on the PS3, but not by much. BL2 however does not look better at all, at least not in anyway noticeable. In fact, the "cut scenes" look a little worse, as if the port to the PS4 wasn't agreeing with them. Basically the PS4 version of BL2 is a slightly inferior port of its PS3/XB360 counterparts in terms of visuals.

    Individually, each game retains the same scores they got on the last gen, not to mention I am glad these games got a PS4 release as that will keep the franchise relevant to those whose first console is a PS4 or X-1, that and it gave me a solid reason to play through these games again. However, due to the lack of innovation and the sub par BL2 port I do feel I need to penalize the Handsome collection's overall score.

    Overall:
    Borderlands: The Handsome Collection was still just as fun to play on the current gen consoles as it was on the last, I was just really disappointed that it is essentially just a flat out port and didn't really do anything new (I don't count the local 4 player co-op as I see that as a new feature, not new content.)
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  7. May 12, 2015
    0
    Отличная была игра, но ее никто не купит без русских субититров. В предыдущих частях были субтитры и люди играли с удовольствием. БезОтличная была игра, но ее никто не купит без русских субититров. В предыдущих частях были субтитры и люди играли с удовольствием. Без локализации эта игра в СНГ обречена на провал. Expand

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