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Generally favorable reviews - based on 49 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 46 out of 49
  2. Negative: 0 out of 49
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  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. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    May 26, 2015
    90
    Amazing value for newbies and borderline amazing to look at for veterans, this has a little something for everybody. [May 2015, p82]
  3. 90
    While I was very late to the Borderlands party, this "HD Remaster" of the two later games in the series have converted me to the franchise. If the FPS genre moves this way en masse (and we are seeing that happen with the likes of Destiny), then I might just be converted to the whole genre yet.
  4. Mar 27, 2015
    90
    The bottom line is that Borderlands: The Handsome Collection is two fantastic shooters, each worthy of your time, with a ton of DLC and polished up to look their best.
  5. Mar 26, 2015
    90
    If you've played plenty of Borderlands 2 and The Pre-Sequel already, then it's pretty much what you've already seen and may still own, so it's really a matter of if you want to play everything again or just want to collect some new PS4 trophies.
  6. 90
    While the remastering could have used a bit more work on some minor levels, The Handsome Collection is a fantastic time capsule with enough polish to let players revisit it again and again for years to come without it ever feeling completely dated.
  7. 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.
  8. Mar 24, 2015
    90
    It’s just a great package. For newcomers to the franchise, as I said earlier, this is a great jumping on point. For the older fans of series this is not much beyond what you already know, but it is definitely worth a look simply because of the graphic upgrades and the new four player split-screen option.
  9. Mar 23, 2015
    87
    Borderlands: The Handsome Collection is quite the handsome collection for gamers who haven't experienced Borderlands before. It's smoother, better and more beautiful than its predecessors on the older generation.
  10. Apr 6, 2015
    86
    Borderlands: The Handsome Collection on PlayStation 4 is a flawless first person shooter that successfully takes this franchise to next-gen.
  11. Mar 24, 2015
    86
    Remastered versions of Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel are gems on their own that offer deep, fun and different experiences. Having them together in one package for a reasonable price point is something you can't pass up, if you don't own them on PC.
  12. Apr 1, 2015
    85
    Fortunately, The Handsome Jack Collection's addictive gameplay, excellent writing and charismatic cast keeps things moving in an unforgettable, fun-filled way.
  13. 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.
  14. Mar 30, 2015
    85
    Despite the notable absence of the first Borderlands in this collection, the sheer amount of content and fun of The Handsome Collection is bound to make everyone happy. If you've never been a Vault Hunter, now's the time to jump on board.
  15. Mar 29, 2015
    85
    Fans that were bullied from the "PC Master Race", this is your chance to play it in a more proper way. It guarantees hours and hours of gameplay, both in single player and co-op.
  16. 85
    Oodles of content, some of the most fun you’ll have in a modern shooter with or without friends and a wicked sense of humour make Borderlands: The Handsome Collection fantastic value.
  17. Mar 27, 2015
    85
    A higher framerate and still engaging gameplay make this collection an absolute joy to play, even if some graphical errors and the absence of the first Borderlands drag it down somewhat.
  18. Mar 27, 2015
    85
    We might be a bit sick and tired of all the videogame remasters, but Borderlands: The Handsome Collection awakens us. The huge amount of content, the updated visuals and the option to play together with three of your friends are all great add-ons to an already awesome videogame. The only downside to this collection is the technical imperfection, especially within the Pre-Sequel.
  19. Mar 26, 2015
    85
    Borderlands: The Handsome Collection is a great bundle. It’s rare that we get a collection that offers such a gargantuan amount of content, so it’s in our best interest to support them when we do. If the goal was to give fans something to keep them busy up until the minute Borderlands 3 arrives, this collection accomplishes that.
  20. Mar 26, 2015
    85
    It looks great, plays great, and has a boatload of content. It offers more bang for your buck than just about any other collection currently available.
  21. Mar 25, 2015
    85
    Borderlands: The Handsome Collection is good, nice and cheap for all the content that offers. If there has to be an indispensable remaster, it's this one.
  22. Mar 24, 2015
    84
    The fact that it collects every piece of DLC for both games, the majority of which is of very high quality, plus the fact that you can carry your last-gen saves and characters over, makes it a good pickup for returning fans and a great pickup for new ones.
  23. Apr 1, 2015
    83
    Borderlands: The Handsome Collection is a very good opportunity to play one of the best games of the old generation (Borderlands 2) in 1080p at 60fps. Some technical issues can ruin the experience with The Pre-Sequel.
  24. Apr 14, 2015
    82
    It cannot be overstated how much of a value The Handsome Collection is. You get essentially $100+ worth of content and DLCs for the price of the base game. It may not be on the PC, but if you’ve been hankering for a good RPG mixed with shooter than doesn’t leave you frustrated (Destiny…), this is what you’ve been waiting for. If, however, you’ve already played these games to death, you may want to just wait for the next entry in the series. You do have the option of bringing your save over to the Handsome Collection though, which is a nice bonus feature.
  25. 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.
  26. Mar 23, 2015
    82
    We obviously miss the first Borderlands, but you'll find tons of content here. Also, the split-screen mode for 4 players adds even more fun to the package.
  27. CD-Action
    Jun 29, 2015
    80
    A good port, but just a port – there’s no new content here and the visuals haven’t changed since the original PC versions. [06/2015, p.61]
  28. May 18, 2015
    80
    Borderlands: The Handsome Collection contains what we can expect from a collection of this kind. Graphically it is perhaps difficult to see much difference but it's on the other side really welcome that it's now possible to play four players splitscreen co-op. If you have not played Borderlands 2 or Borderlands: The Pre-sequel before and is looking for a good multiplayer experience it's not much to hesitate on.
  29. May 7, 2015
    80
    It’s just hard not to recommend Borderlands: The Handsome Collection. There’s so much content. It received a proper current-gen graphical upgrade and there is tons of both DLC and normal content included. I have a few problems with The Pre-Sequel, but that’s it.
  30. May 1, 2015
    80
    The Pre-Sequel is an almost disappointing (and worrying) addition to the franchise, but the whole package of the Handsome Collection just cannot be ignored.
  31. 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.
  32. Apr 8, 2015
    80
    Although it lacks the first episode, thanks to the other two chapters - in particular to the second - and with the presence of all the DLCs ever released, the price of the package is honest and the graphics are still great.
  33. Apr 8, 2015
    80
    Minor issues aside, Borderlands: The Handsome Collection is a great package for any FPS fan. Last-gen saves support and all-in-one DLC compilation, make this one an unmissable piece of software.
  34. Apr 3, 2015
    80
    This collection makes you want to start a new game plus again, even after one hundred hours in the game. There is so much content. The things we did not like about Borderlands 2 and The Pre-Sequel in the first place, are still there unfortunately, like getting lost.
  35. 80
    The Handsome Collection manages to feel largely complete, in large part because Borderlands 2 is easily the finest game in a very impressive franchise.
  36. Apr 1, 2015
    80
    It's a well-crafted collection, perfect for anyone who might have missed the original releases.
  37. Mar 29, 2015
    80
    Borderlands: The Handsome Collection isn’t the greatest remaster ever, nor is it the worst.
  38. Mar 26, 2015
    80
    Some unfortunate technical problems distract from what is otherwise a very generous compilation, and an entirely legitimate alternative to Destiny.
  39. Mar 26, 2015
    80
    Despite being less than perfect technically, Borderlands: The Handsome Collection is easy to recommend. It's the best way to experience two great titles if you don't have a gaming PC, has more (good) content than most people will ever play and features new local multiplayer support.
  40. Mar 25, 2015
    80
    If you've never played Borderlands 2 or the Pre-Sequel this is a very good place to start.
  41. Mar 24, 2015
    80
    As with any remaster, the value of the Handsome Collection comes down to your relationship with this series. There’s no question of the quality of these games, just your own sense of (over) familiarity with them.
  42. Mar 24, 2015
    80
    If you've already finished everything that Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel have to offer, or if you have a high-end PC which can take advantage of Steam's frequent sales and promotions, then you can safely pass on The Handsome Collection. However, to new-gen console owner out there, consider purchasing this remastered compilation if you didn't quite finish either game on last-gen consoles and don't want to spend too much time downloading all of the packs and add-ons to catch up.
  43. Mar 23, 2015
    80
    Handsome Jack tells you his complete story in Borderlands: The Handsome Collection, a new and interesting HD pack with Borderlands 2 and The Pre-Sequel for PS4 and Xbox One. All DLCs, split screen for 4 players, 1080p/60fps... It has everything we could expect.
  44. Apr 7, 2015
    79
    It’s pure Borderlands, with more than enough content to keep you going for some time. It’s just a pity that the Handsome Collection didn’t receive the technical love that the franchise clearly deserved as it jumped onto newer platforms.
  45. Apr 7, 2015
    78
    Borderlands: the Handsome Collection packs a lot of content and it’s definitely recommended for those who didn’t play both games: for anyone else, however, there’s little reason to go back to Pandora.
  46. Mar 31, 2015
    75
    If you ABSOLUTELY want to play any Borderlands game on your new console and you have no other platform available, then you may consider The Handsome Collection as an option. Otherwise, grab the three games on PC or PS3/Xbox 360 for half the price of this expensive compilation.
  47. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Jun 1, 2015
    70
    If you can look past its flaw you'll find a bundle with more charisma and creativity than most on PS4. [June 2015, p.91]
  48. Apr 9, 2015
    70
    Those who were looking forward to a current-gen port will find that the game is well represented on the new platforms, and has no major flaws to speak of.
  49. 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.
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 490 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 57 out of 490
  1. 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. Full Review »
  2. Mar 24, 2015
    9
    It's the award wining Borderlands 2 in 1080p plus the Borderlands: Pre-sequel also in 1080p with all the DLC included, all for the price ofIt's the award wining Borderlands 2 in 1080p plus the Borderlands: Pre-sequel also in 1080p with all the DLC included, all for the price of one game. That in my opinion is a steal. Go get this game, there is no reason not to. Also the new four player split screen is way better than anyone expected. It is truly a very handsome collection. Full Review »
  3. Mar 24, 2015
    10
    First of all, for the amount of money you're paying, its like stealing. I almost feel bad about buying this game. Not only do you get all theFirst of all, for the amount of money you're paying, its like stealing. I almost feel bad about buying this game. Not only do you get all the DLC for Borderlands 2 but also the Season Pass for upcoming DLC for The Pre-Sequal. Adding hundreds of hours to the already jam-packed-with-things-to-do game. This is a must buy if you haven't played a borderland game. Full Review »