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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
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  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: 45 out of 56
  2. Negative: 4 out of 56
  1. Jun 3, 2019
    10
    The best Telltale game with so captivating road story and interesting, memorable characters. Loved it! 10 out of 10! If you haven't playedThe best Telltale game with so captivating road story and interesting, memorable characters. Loved it! 10 out of 10! If you haven't played this masterpiece yet, then CATCH A RIIIIIIIIIIDE!!! Expand
  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Jan 4, 2016
    9
    Easily the best Telltale game I have played. It really captures the spirit of borderlands. It is hilarious and action packed, yet isn't afraidEasily the best Telltale game I have played. It really captures the spirit of borderlands. It is hilarious and action packed, yet isn't afraid to delve into more serious moments that work together to make the game more memorable. The characters are all interesting and have their own identity and all of them do a good job in making you either love or hate them as the developers intended. At the end of the day it concludes with a satisfying and action packed finale. Expand
  5. Oct 11, 2016
    8
    Another great game by telltale IMO, but not quite on the level as some of there other games such as the walking dead, wolf among us etc....Another great game by telltale IMO, but not quite on the level as some of there other games such as the walking dead, wolf among us etc.... But I'm not going to take anything away from this title as it's still great from start to finish with some good characters and intrasting story which keeps you guessing just what the hell is going on lol,I would definitely recommend this title to and fan of telltale or any point a click fan in general, only thing I would say against the game is that if you looking to play a telltale game for the first time don't pick this as there is without doubt better telltale games out there, but for and experienced point a clicker a very good title worth picking up. Expand
  6. Jan 27, 2017
    8
    I really enjoyed playing this game.
    It is funny with a very well-written story! I like how the characters were built throughout the
    I really enjoyed playing this game.
    It is funny with a very well-written story! I like how the characters were built throughout the development of the plot. There were some inconsistencies and small technical issues (specially with the sound), but the overall experience was great!
    Also loved the soundtrack... the introduction from the last episode was great in many ways, specially because they added this great song by James Blake, Retrograde. It felt perfect for the scene!
    I had played other Telltale games before, like The Walking Dead. Some of them are better than this one, but it deservers to be played!
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  7. Jan 21, 2017
    0
    Il est clair que les opportunistes de Telltale Games vont décliner leur recette pas ragoûtante à toutes les franchises un tant soit peuIl est clair que les opportunistes de Telltale Games vont décliner leur recette pas ragoûtante à toutes les franchises un tant soit peu connues, histoire d'exploiter la pompe à fric au maximum. Ainsi, les Bordel-lands se coulent dans le moule du jeu passif presse-bouton à la sauce TTG, à savoir une suite de cinématiques minables bardées de QTE de troisième zone et de pseudo-choix à d'interminables bavardages imbéciles.

    Intégralement en anglais cette fois (contrairement aux Walking Dead), cet ersatz de jeu est toujours proposé en kit (5 épisodes) et la patte graphique -fidèle aux BL par pur hasard- reste honteusement dégueulasse (mais à quoi peut-on s'attendre de la part d'un développeur de jeux indés fast food à la chaîne ?... à rien !).

    L'ambiance est clairement bouffonne, hystéro-bouffonne même et si les BL sont au moins des FPS répétitifs mais d'une bonne jouabilité, de jouabilité ici, il n'est point question dans ce dessin animé très laid, très vaguement interactif et affligeant de vide.
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