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  • Summary: At the hard edge of the galaxy lies a group of planets ruthlessly exploited by militarized corporations. Brimming with loot and violence, this is your home – the Borderlands. Answering the call of the Siren champion Lilith, four Vault Hunters charge head-first into a spray of bullets, blood,At the hard edge of the galaxy lies a group of planets ruthlessly exploited by militarized corporations. Brimming with loot and violence, this is your home – the Borderlands. Answering the call of the Siren champion Lilith, four Vault Hunters charge head-first into a spray of bullets, blood, and bandits to recover a map to ancient Vaults and prevent a universe-destroying power from falling into the wrong hands. The rest is history. Fearless renegade mercenaries on the wildest interplanetary treasure hunt of all time. FL4K is a wandering robotic tracker whose cold steel heart warms only for their pet beasts. Amara beats bad guys into pancakes with her psychic fists. Moze’s best friend is a 10-ton walking killing machine. And Zane, the semi-retired corporate hitman... well, he’s Zane. Hunting Alone? No problem! Shoot and loot your way through the Borderlands, discovering the region’s untold stories and piling high your increasingly deadly cache of goodies and weapons. [2K Games] Expand
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  1. Positive: 21 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. 100
    What’s brilliant is how this can feed varying playstyles. Sure, I’m a sniper guy, but I’m currently in love with an assault rifle with a scope that FEELS like a sniper rifle. You might dig pistols, but that pistol-like assault rifle? It’s OK to love that, too.
  2. 90
    Borderlands 3 delivers the game fans have been waiting for.
  3. Oct 9, 2019
    90
    It delivers on its promise and then some, and if you’re someone who enjoys playing video games alone or with friends, and likes having fun whilst doing so, in that respect, Borderlands 3 is perfect.
  4. Sep 18, 2019
    80
    If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Borderlands 3 is as safe as sequels come. Its gunplay has hardly changed at all and the humour remains as polarizing as ever, but the package in its entirety works. It’s fast, satisfying and constantly addictive as you hoover up new guns and grow your selection of badass vault hunters.
  5. Oct 1, 2019
    80
    Borderlands 3 is a great game, but it’s definitely got some technical issues with sadly brings the score down a bit. While my issues weren’t as bad as others I’ve heard about, they’re still annoying at times. However, if you can get past that you’ll find a game that’s more of the same as previous games (especially 2 and pre-sequel), but that’s what made Borderlands great to start with. A great story, reuniting with old friends, and some pretty interesting villains ensures I’ll be coming back to open any more vaults that are found on any planet Gearbox wishes to travel to.
  6. Sep 20, 2019
    80
    Borderlands 3 is the ultimate example of playing it safe and giving their core fans exactly what they want to see.
  7. Sep 24, 2019
    60
    Much about Borderlands 3 is different, but nothing feels like it’s actually changed.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 88 out of 161
  2. Negative: 58 out of 161
  1. Sep 21, 2019
    10
    First I played and beat the first two Borderlands including the expansions so I'm a fan. I barely played the presequel cause I couldn't getFirst I played and beat the first two Borderlands including the expansions so I'm a fan. I barely played the presequel cause I couldn't get into the world. In two days I've managed to play for approximately 11 hours and only just got off the first planet Pandora. I still need to go back because there were missions I missed. Let me say ignore the reviews saying it's the same game or it's just an expansion I can guarentee they haven't played the game.These people are deliberately review bombing it. If they did play it was for 15 minutes and the only planet they saw was Pandora. Pandora is the same planet you play in the first two games but not the same layout, look, feel, or characters in BL3. The only similar thing I found to the first two games is the layout but if it's not broke don't fix it. The layout also is stylized enough to not feel completely like a carbon copy. They did expand upon how much you can upgrade your character and really modify your look to make you stand out. Everything about the game in first 11 hours I played I've honestly enjoyed even more so than the first two games. You can also climb which for actual fans of Borderlands it's a big deal. Pandora had a couple of the same random enemies but most are customized in a way that they do look different. The first couple bosses I fought on Pandora were also a lot of fun and because I'm playing solo it will test you. I don't know how many guns there are but I've yet to find a duplicate just like the first two games. I know people were experiencing bugs but I haven't encountered one and again purchased two days ago so maybe it's been worked out. If your a fan of Borderlands 1 and 2 the 3rd one is definitely worth buying. It's a lot of fun so much so that it easily becomes addictive. If your still unsure rent it at Redbox to see why this game was worth the wait. One thing I will point out is I'm not feeling the two main villains of the game so far. That could easily change though as I continue to play more. Expand
  2. Sep 14, 2019
    10
    Don’t pay attention to these zero scores, they’re so stupid. This game is amazing and a lot of fun with friends.
  3. Sep 13, 2019
    10
    If you liked borderlands 2 you will love this game. They basically improved on everything. Graphics are noticeabley better, I recomend playingIf you liked borderlands 2 you will love this game. They basically improved on everything. Graphics are noticeabley better, I recomend playing on performance. Movement, climbing, sliding is awesome. Looting is quicker, you don't have to spam the loot button. Guns feel great. And it still has that great borderlands charm. Expand
  4. Sep 14, 2019
    8
    So I had several hours of gameplay behind me. Level 20, still not finished. The game is basically Borderlands. If you liked Borderlands 1, 2So I had several hours of gameplay behind me. Level 20, still not finished. The game is basically Borderlands. If you liked Borderlands 1, 2 or Pre- Sequel, you will enjoy this one.
    Yes, there is not a lot of major graphical improvement but then again, it has its artstyle. The gunplay feels sooooo much better then in older games. More fluid I guess?.
    The leveling system is also interesting. Instead of having one action skill, you can choose from 3 and switched them when you wanted. While playing FL4K I also have option to change my pet companion whenever I wanted so there is a lot of custom playstyle for each character.
    The characters are good so far. As for the vilains, you will either like them or hate them. I myself enjoy them.
    As for humor, I'd say its subjective thing. Its the same level as older games.
    Vehicle driving, honestly its just as meh as old games. Nothing bad but nothing great.
    Performance wise there are some bugs like shadows dissappearing from distance. A bit of lag while opening menu and switching. Had one freeze and one time a quest sorta glitched (item went down the floor) so take it how you want.
    Also haven't tested online or couch co-op. It seems there are some issue with it, can't say personnaly. If there is a lag issue and frame rate, then yeah, that is a problem. Again, take it how you want.

    Overall its a Borderlands game. Is it wort it full price? Depends on you. If you want Borderlands game and been waiting all this time then sure. But if you're not so much into, maybe wait for a price drop.
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  5. Oct 18, 2019
    5
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This game had so much potential but, Gearbox and 2K don't like their fans because, they squandered the established continuity. Eva is a **** character that is shoehorned into being a siren; Tannis being a siren seems stupid. Gearbox hates you and nerfs all the legendaries the game still a month after release, the performance has not been improved but sure, write it off as more borderlands 50 hours in it kinda sucks. Expand
  6. Sep 16, 2019
    2
    This is borderlands 2.5 for some They are OK with that I thought this game would be more substantial. The story was absolutely terrible it wasThis is borderlands 2.5 for some They are OK with that I thought this game would be more substantial. The story was absolutely terrible it was way to woke they went way overboard on the bad ass female npc. This game Kinda sucked compared to borderlands 2. Expand
  7. Dec 22, 2019
    0
    This game is broken- Every 30min you crash and overheating Xbox one X can't play the game on the console. 2K lying to everyone the game is broken!

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