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  • Summary: Like all good tales, there’s more than one side to a story. Especially one about a Vault key, the Hyperion Corporation, bandits, loot, gangsters, Vault Hunters, secret Atlas tech, explosions, getaways, extortion, betrayal, and mayhem. Set after the events seen in Borderlands 2, Tales fromLike all good tales, there’s more than one side to a story. Especially one about a Vault key, the Hyperion Corporation, bandits, loot, gangsters, Vault Hunters, secret Atlas tech, explosions, getaways, extortion, betrayal, and mayhem. Set after the events seen in Borderlands 2, Tales from the Borderlands is about Rhys, a Hyperion company man looking to become the next Handsome Jack, and it’s also about Fiona, a Pandoran con artist out to score the biggest of all swindles. Lured into danger by a Vault key and all it promises, the unlikely duo are thrown together with a common goal and a huge amount of mistrust. Who is telling the truth, and why is it important That’s up to you to decide. You are Rhys…and you are also Fiona, because like every tale worth telling, there are two…oh, you read that part already? Well, it’s important to remember that there *are* two sides to every story, and you my friend, you will tell this tale, or…tales, through the choices that you make. Your every decision as both Rhys and Fiona will affect the people and world around you: this is a game where YOU are the final author in a brand new Borderlands story set on the unforgiving world of Pandora. [TellTale Games] Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Nov 25, 2015
    100
    The story crafted here isn't just a fine Borderlands sequel, but one of the most enjoyable sci-fi adventure stories in recent memory.
  2. Oct 27, 2015
    90
    If the gaming world doesn’t talk about Tales from the Borderlands as one of 2015’s best offerings, then something has gone horribly, horribly wrong.
  3. 90
    With Tales from the Borderlands, Telltale Games has struck gold. Easily its best effort since the first season of The Walking Dead, Tales marries the series cheeky humour and laugh-out laughs with some properly touching and poignant moments. This is as essential as it gets.
  4. May 4, 2016
    89
    Its blend of humor and great characters perfectly complements the universe created by Gearbox. The best of Telltale since the first season of The Walking Dead.
  5. Oct 27, 2015
    85
    Telltale Games takes full advantage of the Borderlands universe with an enjoyable game, rogue story and charismatic characters. What could have been a minor game ends up being an interesting interactive experience focused on the plot.
  6. Nov 4, 2015
    80
    Tales from the Borderlands is Telltale at their funniest, with a well-written story, amazing moments and characters you'll absolutely fall in love with. There is however too much downtime, and the final episode is somewhat of a disappointment.
  7. Apr 29, 2016
    80
    An inconsistent but highly enjoyable season of sharp comedy and surprisingly affecting drama, that has plenty to teach more serious dramas.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 55 out of 72
  2. Negative: 8 out of 72
  1. May 10, 2017
    10
    Amazing, simply amazing!!
    i haven't even gotten past the first few minutes of episode 1 and i'm already liking the game, its got likeable
    Amazing, simply amazing!!
    i haven't even gotten past the first few minutes of episode 1 and i'm already liking the game, its got likeable protagonists and sidekicks.
    It also retains the art style and humor of the borderlands series pretty well.

    PS. if you didn't know this game is currently free for PS plus users so go get it now!!
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  2. Nov 13, 2021
    10
    amazing comedy hilarious jokes epic action amazing story great characters and great character development great voice actors i love storyamazing comedy hilarious jokes epic action amazing story great characters and great character development great voice actors i love story driven choices matter and change the outcome games one of the reason i love Witcher 3 so much this is hands down of the best telltale games Expand
  3. Oct 22, 2015
    10
    Tales From The Borderlands have every quality you would expect from an interactive series, because yes, if you're not into this kind ofTales From The Borderlands have every quality you would expect from an interactive series, because yes, if you're not into this kind of experience, half-way between traditional videogames and movies, do not buy any Telltale game.

    Now if you're still interested by this review let's go back to the qualities of this particular game and they are many. First if you're familiar with the Borderlands franchise you may wonder how an open-world game based on loot and co-op will be when very story focused. Well it was awesome, the guys from Telltale truly respected the work made by Gearbox with many references and characters from the previous games and a main story that follow the events of Borderlands 2 providing new awesome characters (I hope some of them will be in an expected Borderlands 3), they also keep the same graphic art than the original games, which makes Tales From The Borderlands the best looking Telltale game by far.

    The five episodes are full of hilarious jokes, epic and moving moments, the wait between each episode was very long thanks to nice cliffhangers, it really was an intense experience, you'll never be bored playing this game. My only complaint is that (like most Telltale games) choices have only minor repercussions, all the big events stay the same, but hey at least there is some changes.

    Finally the length of the game is pretty reasonable, approximately 12 hours for 20€/$ it's cheaper than 5 movies in a theater (in France at least) or many videogames sold 70 €/$ and sometimes shorter. Tales From The Borderlands is the best game Telltale made since the season 1 of Walking Dead and is a shiny example of how great an interactive story can be.
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  4. May 25, 2017
    9
    Tales from the borderlands è un gioco con una trama fantastica, avvincente ed adrenalinica.
    amerai i personaggi principali e non... le
    Tales from the borderlands è un gioco con una trama fantastica, avvincente ed adrenalinica.
    amerai i personaggi principali e non... le decisioni le prenderai come se tu stesso le prendessi.
    Nemico assolutamente valido e caratterizzato bene, originale ed atipico.
    Uniche pecche nel gameplay, spesso monotono o poco avvincente, ma il punto forte del gioco non è certo quello.
    Voto 86/100
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  5. Nel
    Jan 14, 2017
    8
    Tales from the Borderland is an engaging game from Telltale. The story is gripping, and it does not feel like you only cruise through theTales from the Borderland is an engaging game from Telltale. The story is gripping, and it does not feel like you only cruise through the game. The game has some of the funniest Telltale games. The game also does a good job with the usage of the inventory which several of the other Telltale games fails. Expand
  6. May 3, 2016
    8
    For me Tales from the Borderlands is the best thing Telltale have ever done, and that includes season one of The Walking Dead. Truth be toldFor me Tales from the Borderlands is the best thing Telltale have ever done, and that includes season one of The Walking Dead. Truth be told there is actually even less traditional gameplay than previous Telltale titles (what QTE sections there seem to actually be impossible to fail) but, thanks in large part to its great cast of characters, the storyline is genuinely entertaining and often very funny. If you’ve enjoyed any of Telltale's games in the past this is a must play title, particularly if you’ve played Borderlands 2. Expand
  7. Jul 19, 2020
    0
    Honestly, I hate this game. The characters, the story, the plot. Everything about it is BAD

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