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  • Summary: The original shooter-looter returns, packing bazillions of guns and a mayhem-fueled adventure! Blast through new worlds and enemies as one of four new Vault Hunters. Play solo or with friends to take on insane enemies, score loads of loot and save your home from the most ruthless cultThe original shooter-looter returns, packing bazillions of guns and a mayhem-fueled adventure! Blast through new worlds and enemies as one of four new Vault Hunters. Play solo or with friends to take on insane enemies, score loads of loot and save your home from the most ruthless cult leaders in the galaxy.

    A MAYHEM-FUELED THRILL RIDE
    Stop the fanatical Calypso Twins from uniting the bandit clans and claiming the galaxy's ultimate power.

    YOUR VAULT HUNTER, YOUR PLAYSTYLE
    Become one of 4 new Vault Hunters, each with deep skill trees, abilities and customization.

    LOCK, LOAD, AND LOOT
    With bazillions of guns and gadgets, every fight is an opportunity to score new gear.

    NEW BORDERLANDS
    Discover new worlds beyond Pandora, each with unique environments and enemies.

    QUICK & SEAMLESS CO-OP ACTION
    Play with anyone at any time online or in split-screen co-op, regardless of your level or mission progress.
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
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  1. Nov 24, 2020
    94
    A gargantuan amount of content and great gameplay (improved thanks to the new consoles capabilities) makes this the best version possible of a legendary game. The name is no lie: this is the ultimate edition of Borderlands 3.
  2. 90
    Finally realising its potential, Borderlands 3 goes from great to essential on PlayStation 5, thanks to its new visual features, DualSense implementation and the ability to have up to four players blasting their way through the game locally. If you've been holding off playing Borderlands 3 until now, your watch has ended.
  3. Dec 1, 2020
    90
    Make no doubt about it, this is the definitive way to play Borderlands 3. Whether you’re venturing into the Borderlands for the first time, or revisiting now that the technical issues are fixed, you’re in for a hell of a time.
  4. Dec 2, 2020
    90
    Borderlands 3 is a no-brainer for those who already own the game to experience what the PlayStation 5 is capable of. The Resolution Mode visually adds so much more and the Performance Mode gives players a chance to try out the 120hz mode on a compatible display. The story remains the same, but the DLC will add many more ways to play for users. The DualSense Controller with the PS5 is the true game changer here and it’s further bolstered by the 3D Audio. Gearbox no doubt took advantage of the new hardware to unleash the proper Borderlands 3.
  5. Jan 5, 2021
    90
    If you’re expecting a great evolution to the series, you might be a little disappointed with what Borderlands 3 brings to the table. But if you’re happy to jump into more of the same, albeit on a greater scale, you’ll find a lot to love here. And on the new generation of consoles, Borderlands 3 shines better than ever. Playing at 60fps with up to 4K resolution really makes a world of difference; Borderlands 3 has never been more of a pleasure to shoot your way through.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 22
  2. Negative: 4 out of 22
  1. Sep 4, 2021
    10
    Игра получилась отличная, хотя я как фанат говорю что это уже не совсем привычный бурдерлендс. В игре подтенули графику да и сам геймплей.Игра получилась отличная, хотя я как фанат говорю что это уже не совсем привычный бурдерлендс. В игре подтенули графику да и сам геймплей. Всем советую поиграть Expand
  2. Sep 10, 2021
    10
    Awesome action and fun to play with friends and everyone involved with everything
  3. Dec 3, 2020
    10
    great game . loved it . one of the best fps games I have played . but if you want this game buy collectors edition . it has all three games in it .
  4. Feb 24, 2021
    9
    Made the brilliant decision to wait for the PS5 version of this game, definitely worth it. Very similar to the others, but the gunplay feelsMade the brilliant decision to wait for the PS5 version of this game, definitely worth it. Very similar to the others, but the gunplay feels more refined, and the visuals take advantage of the next gen consoles extra power, making it a gorgeous looking game. Story not quite as strong as BL2, but still pretty funny nethertheless, addictive looting, loads of content and varied side missions make it an other great game in the series Expand
  5. Feb 23, 2021
    8
    Is this Borderlands or what!? :)

    I'm so glad i waited for the PS5 version before picking this one up. I already read that the biggest
    Is this Borderlands or what!? :)

    I'm so glad i waited for the PS5 version before picking this one up.
    I already read that the biggest complaint at the time was bugs bugs bugs, so I new I had to wait.
    Even still, I still didn't expect much of the game since I knew the main story writer of BL left the company and BL 2.5 was sooo dissapointing.

    Now I can say, I'm positively impressed.
    Pros:
    - Really neat PS5 upgrade, finally some humane loading times coming along with it as well :P
    - Great guns, sooo much variety, it's insane, It feels like every gun is unique. Very very nice....yess
    - Good level design, big, funn and much variation.
    - Awesome humor, maybe even better than BL2 at some times
    - Impressed with the audio
    - Fun characters to play
    - 12 dollar for a full game (ok DLC's seem to be expensive, havent got there yet)

    Cons:
    - Story is ok-ish, I didnt care much about the characters, but the humor kept it interesting
    - There's not much "new" going on, it felt like a finetuned BL2.. which isn't necesarily bad because BL2 was awesome.
    - Same AI, you can still run past everything and kill the boss
    - Vehicles are mehhh.. only the fast one feels cool.

    I'm having a lot of fun messing around with friends in this game.
    Thanks for that Gearbox, keep it up
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  6. Dec 14, 2020
    7
    Positives: The gameplay is a massive improvement over the previous games in the series, and the performance upgrades and use of thePositives: The gameplay is a massive improvement over the previous games in the series, and the performance upgrades and use of the dualsense's capabilities are a nice addition to what was already a pretty solid game on PS4. Also, the playable characters are all really fun to play as, and the worlds are just beautiful to look at. From the vast deserts of Pandora, to the metroplex of Promethea, everything in the visual department is a definite upgrade, and the game looks STUNNING. The combat feels fun and varied, a big plus too with how varied the playable characters are.

    Negatives: The writing, characters, and storytelling compared to Borderlands 2 leaves a lot to be desired. The main villains being what are essentially evil psychotic twitch streamers could have been handled a lot better than it actually was, and instead they come off as characters who I want to kill just to shut them up and not because they're evil and despicable like Handsome Jack was in BL2. Additionally the sidequests, while being pretty fun and imaginative in BL2, were bland and felt very same-y in the newest entry, to the point that I just stopped doing them. The general writing of the game has taken a bit of a nosedive from "amazing" to "adequate". I laughed a lot through the many playthroughs I had in BL2, but I almost don't want to make a new character in BL3 simply from how much I cringed at the dialogue.

    It's a lot more fun when you have a friend to play with (aka someone to cringe at the dialogue alongside), but this is where I noticed a number of other issues too. In local co-op the writing is simply too small to read unless you have a large TV, something which I do not play my PS5 on simply for convenience reasons and due to it being a part of a general gaming setup. The writing is so small in fact that I had to turn up the subtitles to max size and even then had to lean forward to read some of the other text. Small visual glitches also popped up during a local co-op playthrough, where the corner of my friend's side of the screen would warp to a pixelated black behind the ammo counter if facing a certain direction, but only on Promethea thus far. While not a game-ruining thing, it's certainly caused a bit of confusion.

    Overall, the game is pretty good as a looter shooter, but it doesn't necessarily feel like the Borderlands I'm used to. The gameplay salvages what would otherwise be a mediocre game, and the choice of playing it with friends also alleviates some of the issues I have with the game. Though, the writing is still pretty bad and can get on one's nerves very quickly. I haven't got anything to say about the DLCs as I haven't gotten any of them and probably won't.
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  7. Jun 15, 2021
    0
    Loved the first two, this ones trash. Horrible story, bad gameplay, and even worse graphics.

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