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  • Summary: Lock, Load, & Face the Madness! Get ready for the mind-blowing insanity, as one of four trigger-happy mercenaries, taking out everything that stands in your way. With its addictive action, frantic first person shooter combat, massive arsenal of weaponry, RPG elements and four-player co-op,Lock, Load, & Face the Madness! Get ready for the mind-blowing insanity, as one of four trigger-happy mercenaries, taking out everything that stands in your way. With its addictive action, frantic first person shooter combat, massive arsenal of weaponry, RPG elements and four-player co-op, Borderlands is the breakthrough experience that challenges all the conventions of modern shooters. Borderlands places you in the role of a mercenary on the lawless and desolate planet of Pandora, hell bent on finding a legendary stockpile of powerful alien technology known as The Vault. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Apr 12, 2019
    90
    Thanks to its revamped visuals and a wealth of meaningful gameplay improvements, Borderlands Game of the Year Edition is without a doubt the best way way to experience a classic.
  2. Apr 9, 2019
    83
    A textbook remaster: The looter shooter that started it all still has its problems (as it did ten years ago), but visually as well as mechanically it is up to date - and still a quell of motivation for hunters and gatherers.
  3. Apr 10, 2019
    82
    Borderlands: Game of The Year Edition is the perfect chance for newcomers and veterans to go back to Pandora. The game is still fun, incredibly well executed and perfect for playing with friends, despite a few technical fails. The king of looter shooters is back and as healthy as ever.
  4. Apr 9, 2019
    80
    The game’s enhancements and quality of life improvements are wonderful, not only making it look much better and more refined, but giving it a management fluidity that the original version lacked. You’ll need to forgive some delayed rendering and the odd drop in framerate, but for the most part, the entire package holds up remarkably. Putting it simply, Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition is the best way to play Borderlands on console.
  5. Apr 27, 2019
    80
    Quotation forthcoming.
  6. Apr 23, 2019
    70
    If you are playing on an original Xbox One, and haven’t played it before, then Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition is without a doubt, a five star game. If you’re on an X, or have played it before, it’s not. There’s a great deal of fun here, even for returning players, but it’s hard to recommend this over the Backward Compatible version.
  7. Apr 26, 2019
    70
    Although it is somewhat outdated with regard to some elements, Borderlands Game of the year edition is still proof that some things were better in the past. Local four player mode is something we miss enormously in today's games. But best of all is that the update is free for PC players.
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
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  1. Sep 10, 2021
    10
    Awesome action and fun to play with friends amazing game wow awesome game dude
  2. Apr 4, 2019
    10
    Amazing game, if you have played the previous version, you will love it because it comes with hd graphics
  3. Jul 23, 2021
    9
    My favourite game, not that I am much of a gamer. I have completed two playthroughs as Mordecai and all of the downloadable content. I justMy favourite game, not that I am much of a gamer. I have completed two playthroughs as Mordecai and all of the downloadable content. I just haven't been able to defeat Crawmerax the Invincible. I loved the game so much I have purchased Borderlands 2, I just haven't found the time to play it yet. I would recommend this game to everyone, young and old alike, and definitely play the DLC if you can, it really expands on the original game and adds great diversity and extra chances to level up quickly. I have only played as Mordecai the Hunter as I love using the sniper rifles, and his pistol play is really fun too. And Mordecai's pet Bloodwing is a real killer when you upgrade. I like the way you can play-through twice, and after maxing out your experience and levelling up it can be fun just treasure hunting for the best gear. TOP GAME, I highly recommend it. You won't be disappointed. Expand
  4. Apr 8, 2019
    9
    In Borderlands: Game Of The Year Edition the visual and the sound design have seen quite a few improvements that make it more immersive thanIn Borderlands: Game Of The Year Edition the visual and the sound design have seen quite a few improvements that make it more immersive than the first time around, and if it's your 1st time, it's a good time to start with all in the series now remastered on the Xbox One and Borderlands 3 on the horizon in 5 months. Borderlands came out a decade ago, I remember thinking that was unrivaled and this captured the hordes of people especially in co-op play with the franchise immediately. Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition releasing on the Xbox One had me pleased as I often wondered where the last remaster has been hiding all this time for us. There is also more content and new weapons in they GOTY edition. Technically the game also delivers in all areas it previously did including the fantastic humor in the game. My only request would have been additional enemies added in the new content as well. This GOTY edition of the original, is truly a must buy for newcomers and veterans of the original masterpiece. Two massive thumbs up... Expand
  5. Nov 6, 2019
    8
    Enjoyable time killer in co-op. In single-player it's still fun, but eventually can become tedious.
  6. Apr 28, 2019
    8
    Overall this game is a ton of fun and for that I am giving it an 8/10. Yes, it has its flaws, but what game from 2009 doesn't? Yes, theOverall this game is a ton of fun and for that I am giving it an 8/10. Yes, it has its flaws, but what game from 2009 doesn't? Yes, the missions are still the same and the formula remains the same, but Gearbox made improvements for a better game. If you’re a fan of the series or looking for a great shooter/looter game, give it a try, especially with a friend or three. You will be hard-pressed to find a better co-op game on the market today that isn’t a battle royale. The constant stream of loot and fun will keep vault hunters going for hours. Expand
  7. Jul 31, 2021
    7
    Very nice remaster with many additions from Borderlands 2 and a nice 4K 60fps on Series X. A must play in co-op mode for me, it'd be too flatVery nice remaster with many additions from Borderlands 2 and a nice 4K 60fps on Series X. A must play in co-op mode for me, it'd be too flat of a game in solo. The story of the main game is quite expeditive and it lacks a bit of dialog, nice way to discover the series debuts though. Expand

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