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  • Summary: Get three times the mayhem, three times the loot, and three times the action with the Borderlands Legendary Collection! Kill bandits and beasts, collect powerful weaponry, and maybe even save the universe in Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition, Borderlands 2, and Borderlands: TheGet three times the mayhem, three times the loot, and three times the action with the Borderlands Legendary Collection! Kill bandits and beasts, collect powerful weaponry, and maybe even save the universe in Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition, Borderlands 2, and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, along with piles of bonus add-on content for each game, adding 100+ hours of gameplay at an incredible value.

    * Enjoy all three games solo or cooperatively with local two-player split-screen or four-player online play

    * Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition - Discover the co-op shooter-looter that started it all, crammed with content and enhancements! Equip bazillions of guns as one of four trigger-happy mercenaries, each with unique RPG skills. Take on the lawless desolate planet Pandora in pursuit of powerful alien technology rumored to be inside an ancient Vault.

    * Borderlands 2 - Play as one of six vault hunters attempting to liberate Pandora from evil mastermind and corporate CEO Handsome Jack. Make new friends, arm them with a bazillion weapons and fight alongside them in a relentless quest for revenge and redemption.

    * Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel - Discover the story behind Borderlands 2 villain, Handsome Jack, and his rise to power. Set between the events of Borderlands and Borderlands 2, The Pre-Sequel gives you a whole lotta new gameplay and features the genre-blending fusion of shooter and RPG mechanics that players have come to love.
    The Borderlands Legendary Collection versions of Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition, Borderlands 2, and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel come complete with loads of extra content, including the following major add-ons:

    Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition
    - The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned
    - Mad Moxxi's Underdome Riot
    - The Secret Armory of General Knoxx
    - Claptrap's New Robot Revolution

    Borderlands 2
    - Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate's Booty
    - Mr. Torgue's Campaign of Carnage
    - Sir Hammerlock's Big Game Hunt
    - Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep
    - Mechromancer Pack (play as Gaige)
    - Psycho Pack (play as Krieg)

    Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel
    - Claptastic Voyage
    - The Holodome Onslaught
    - Baroness Pack (play as Aurelia)
    - Handsome Jack Doppelganger Pack (play as "Jack")
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 36
  2. Negative: 1 out of 36
  1. Jun 18, 2020
    100
    Fifty dollars might seem like a hefty price tag to pay for a set of games, considering the “latest” game in it is six years old, but the Borderlands Legendary Collection offers so much value and content to justify the price tag. However, it is possible to buy the games separately if you’d like. With the literal hundreds of hours of gameplay that can be played anywhere you go, The Borderlands Legendary Collection belongs in every action game fan’s Switch library.
  2. Jun 10, 2020
    90
    Borderlands Legendary Collection is a great way to experience the first three games in the series on the Nintendo Switch. The games play as their original counterparts (well, Game of the Year edition for the original) and run about as smooth as their original counterparts both docked and in portable mode. As you're also getting just about every DLC add-on for all three games, $50 is definitely worth picking the collection up for the portability alone. Who knows, maybe if this does well we might just see Borderlands 3 on the Switch someday.
  3. 90
    The collection offers a wide range of experiences suitable for any shooter fan. In solo play, the Switch combines an absurdly addicting grind with true pick-up-and-play functionality, and if you have a few friends who grab the games as well, get ready for some long, intense sessions full of wacky humor and action-packed quests. I’ve enjoyed some Borderlands in my time, but now that I’ve gotten a taste of the fully realized flexibility of portable loot-’n-shoot action, I’m not sure I ever want to play the series a different way again.
  4. Jun 5, 2020
    80
    Borderlands Legendary Collection is an excellent Switch showing for this beloved series, though it's difficult to determine if the price is right; sure, there's an enormous amount of content here so you're certainly not being ripped off, but it's old content and these games are routinely extremely cheap on other services. Still, it's a technically excellent port of three expansive, enjoyable shooters, and they're a perfect fit for the Switch. Whether played alone or with pals, the compulsive gameplay is terrific to dip into or get stuck into for a massive grinding session. If you've somehow never played Borderlands before, you can't go wrong with this set. If you have, but want to try a different character class on the bus ride home, now's your chance.
  5. Jul 3, 2020
    80
    Borderlands Legendary Collection is a good compilation of three very good games, but be aware that they need a lot of download before playing them.
  6. Jun 15, 2020
    80
    All three games present in Borderlands: Legendary Collection are well worth a play by themselves. Packed together, they represent an excellent deal on the Nintendo Switch. They play perfectly in both docked and handheld mode, and they look and run as great as anyone could hope on the hybrid system. These don't feel like compromised versions of the originals in any way, and this should be applauded. This is only held back by the lack of a proper physical release, because those are big games to download, and the heavily loot-based gameplay of the series, as well as the difficulty of the later two games, may not be to everyone's taste.
  7. Jun 16, 2020
    40
    Despite the hype, Borderlands Legendary Collection never once delivered the thrills and spills I expect of a shooter. Irritations in the controls, the general gameplay, and the plodding storyline reduced my enjoyment to a minimum.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. May 29, 2020
    10
    run super smooth honestly didn't expect it but all of the 3 games run super smooth good series of games over-all glad they released!
  2. May 29, 2020
    10
    A perfect collection for old and new fans alike, the game runs smoothly on the switch and its great to play Borderlands on the go
  3. Dec 13, 2020
    10
    The game bundle its amazing on the switch
    I really enjoy it
    I hope you will bring in more great ports to the switch I like to play
    The game bundle its amazing on the switch
    I really enjoy it

    I hope you will bring in more great ports to the switch

    I like to play Borderlands in the bead
    In this collection you will have very big time Only in Borderlands 2 200 - 300 hours
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  4. May 29, 2020
    10
    Perfect Handheld Borderlands experience, no matter how many times I have bought this game. On Nintendo Switch...it’s a completely new way ofPerfect Handheld Borderlands experience, no matter how many times I have bought this game. On Nintendo Switch...it’s a completely new way of Borderlands Experience. Not like on Vita, there were massive problems with framerate. Expand
  5. Jun 9, 2020
    9
    It's Borderlands but on Switch. For the 5 of you who have never played a Borderlands game here's the elevator pitch.

    You're one of 4 (or 6)
    It's Borderlands but on Switch. For the 5 of you who have never played a Borderlands game here's the elevator pitch.

    You're one of 4 (or 6) murderous vault hunter with a unique ability who loots, shoots, explodes, zaps, freezes, burns, and acidify bandits, robots, and **** up looking wildlife with millions of different guns.

    There are two main reasons why you would want to play this. You love looter/shooters and you have a crude sense of humor. Unlike Destiny or Anthem or that Ubisoft game the guns in Borderlands is and always has been interesting. There are no two similar guns and even have different part skins to correspond with their aspects. A good example is a pistol with one having a larger mag size. So the gun is generated with the part that looks bigger.

    There are 6 types of guns (Shotguns, pistols, etc) valued at 5 different rarity (white thru orange like WoW) with a few "alternate" rarities like Eridium Tech all comboed with 8 gun "brands" who all look and feel different. Jacobs weapons are all single shot but can be fired as fast as you can pull the trigger. Bandits are huge mag size rappid fire guns, etc. Granted these only apply to the last two newest games for 2 and pre sequel. The first one it's more minor differences. You level up, get new weapons, and update your talent tree which is akin to WoWs old talent system. The quests range from okish to extremely entertaining. With some of the best DLCs in here like Tiny Tinas assult on Dragonkeep, Claptastic voyage, or Secret armory of General Knoxx.

    The games have countless different bosses that drop unique and awesome legendary weapons. There is a lot of mindless fun to be had. The only issue is that at the end of the day it is just a grindy game. Farm bosses, level up, farm specific loot for best in slot weapons and items, rinse and repeat. The performance for all these games are flawless. The Pre Sequel is the only one that chugged a few times on the frames. But other than that all perform and look fantastic. A extremely well done port job

    Bottom line if you don't mind grindy games then this is the collection for you. Between leveling up all the classes to max, 2 different new game plusses in BL2 and BL Pre Sequel, and all the guns to collect. You are look at hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of hours. BL2 at 100% complete can take 200 hours if you take it slow. And that's on ONE character for ONE full playthrough for ONE game in a 3 game pack. Chances are if you buy this it'll last you till the switch has been discontinued no doubt about it.
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  6. Jul 13, 2020
    9
    Excellent port with barely any problems, it's just asgood as the originals & actually just better since you can play it portable rn. ReallyExcellent port with barely any problems, it's just asgood as the originals & actually just better since you can play it portable rn. Really enjoying my time with it. Expand
  7. Jul 8, 2020
    1
    [N.B. I created an account so that I could post this review.] I played Borderlands first on the PS3 and enjoyed it very much. I was excited[N.B. I created an account so that I could post this review.] I played Borderlands first on the PS3 and enjoyed it very much. I was excited when I heard that the first three games would be making their way to the switch. Who doesn't love a little portable looting and shooting? I have finished the main game and the Zombie Island of Dr. Ned and can report that they are as wonderful as I remember them being; however, (and I skipped Moxxi's as I hated it when I first tried it and am not willing to go down that path again) I have found that there is a game-breaking issue in General Knox's Secret Armory that I don't recall encountering back on the PS3. The Prison Break: Over the Wall mission has become impossible for me to complete as I cannot launch my vehicle over the prison wall--something I recall doing on my first attempt on the PS3. I've spent more hours at it than I care to relate here and can find no sweet-spot from which to complete it. I inevitably fall short. As this is a story ending issue, it has forced me to close out that DLC and move on to the next one. A brief search of the web reveals that I'm not alone in this problem. I hope that Gearbox can work on a patch or workaround. By some reports, they added rocks to the landscape to stop a "cheat" where players were able to scale the wall if they fell short and landed on the outside ledge. Alas, this wonderful revisit to Pandora has come to an untimely end. Expand

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