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  • Summary: Borderlands: The Handsome Collection includes the definitive versions of both Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, built specifically for next-gen consoles.
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Mar 25, 2015
    90
    Borderlands: The Handsome Collection is the victory lap that every Borderlands fan will enjoy, and packs a tremendous value into one disc. Some performance issues hold it back from being flawless, but all the ingredients are here to sate your chaotic sweettooth.
  2. Mar 24, 2015
    88
    A great game, plain and simple.
  3. Mar 30, 2015
    85
    With two mahoosive games and a ton of additional content stuffed into the box, Borderlands: The Handsome Collection is well worth the asking price, what with its sharp, pimped-out visuals and what not. If you've already taken this ride before on Xbox 360, you might want to think twice before parting with more cash for the Xbox One version.
  4. Apr 12, 2015
    82
    A good 1080p collection with one of the best FPSes from last gen and a decent spin-off, with the welcome addition of a local split-screen co-op mode. Other than that, there aren't other noteworthy additions so it's a recommended buy just for the ones who skipped at least one of the two games on last gen consoles.
  5. X-ONE Magazine UK
    May 26, 2015
    80
    Add another [10 Points] to the score if you've never played the two games. [Issue#124, p.80]
  6. Mar 31, 2015
    80
    The gorgeous HD assets and stonking amount of included DLC are well worth the price of admission, but it's a shame that The Pre-Sequel's performance issues stop this collection from being as handsome as it should be.
  7. 70
    Offers a ton of great content for its price tag, alongside gameplay that is infinitely replayable. Despite that though, it's tough to wholeheartedly recommend the package, due to some awful performance issues on Xbox One.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 33
  2. Negative: 3 out of 33
  1. Mar 24, 2015
    10
    2 fun to play games with ALL dlc , that's more smooth and has upgraded graphics. What more to ask for? (Other than borderlands 1 lol) if you2 fun to play games with ALL dlc , that's more smooth and has upgraded graphics. What more to ask for? (Other than borderlands 1 lol) if you are in need of a new xbox one game that can supply you with hours of fun gameplay, here it is. Expand
  2. Jun 19, 2018
    10
    Loved the game(s)! Alot of content, better visuals and experience all around. I played it after the patches so I didn't see alot of the earlyLoved the game(s)! Alot of content, better visuals and experience all around. I played it after the patches so I didn't see alot of the early bugs. I'm still playing it in June 2018... which says alot.

    Ready for Borderlands 3... And a remaster to the original Borderlands. That would be epic! If that isn't happening, I wish they would make that known, because if not, I'll go ahead and play Borderlands 1 via XBOX ONE backwards compatibility. Waiting for clarification one way or the other....

    Still, best games out there!
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  3. Mar 25, 2015
    10
    The best game of last generation becomes the best game of this generation! And the Pre Sequel is really good too. Here's to hoping the firstThe best game of last generation becomes the best game of this generation! And the Pre Sequel is really good too. Here's to hoping the first gets remastered as well. Expand
  4. May 5, 2017
    9
    A must have collection of some of the finest gaming of the last generation. Unique gameplay, characters and lore all combine to make a greatA must have collection of some of the finest gaming of the last generation. Unique gameplay, characters and lore all combine to make a great game in Borderlands 2, add in the mountains of DLC and tepidly received pre-sequel and this all makes a bargain bundle for new and old fans alike. Expand
  5. Apr 14, 2015
    9
    Back when I had my 360 I didn't have any time for gaming, I owned Borderlands 1 but never really got round to spending time with it.Back when I had my 360 I didn't have any time for gaming, I owned Borderlands 1 but never really got round to spending time with it.

    Nowadays I've got the time and I bought the Handsome Collection after a recommendation from my friend.

    All I can say is that this game is absolutely incredible! I am so glad I bought it.

    Been playing Borderlands 2 to start with and I am immersed in this beautifully crafted world, it's different regions, and excellent variety of characters, friends and enemies. There is a lot of replay value here as you constantly strive to level up your character and gain access to the best items. Once you are done with one character, hell it's time to start a new one! There are different classes to choose from, each with different strengths/weaknesses and abilities.

    There is just so much attention to detail here it's amazing. I love the art style and it gives the game such a unique feel, Also the sound and music is great.

    Also this version includes all of the DLC ever released (and there is a lot) which makes this game even better.

    My only problem so far is that the online browser doesn't seem to work very well. This is a shame because playing coop with other people really enhances the experience.

    All in all though, if you haven't experienced Borderlands before this is a MUST buy, and don't forget you get the Pre-sequel as well as part of the package, so there is literally hours and hours of value here.
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  6. Sep 9, 2016
    8
    To mirror what others have said, Borderlands 2 + DLC is one of the the finest gaming experiences around. I noticed some frame-rate drops atTo mirror what others have said, Borderlands 2 + DLC is one of the the finest gaming experiences around. I noticed some frame-rate drops at times playing the original BL2 on Xbox One - nothing severe, but slightly disappointing. The shooting, looting, and the humour are top-notch, and if you never played this before, consider it a 10 out of 10. But this plays almost exactly like the PC version, and there's nothing really exciting or new for the player who's already played these games a zillion times. Expand
  7. Apr 16, 2020
    0
    Un peu chère cette "collection" des deux jeux (avec leurs DLC certes) remastérisés en 1080 et 60 im/s ! sauf que sur la Xbox One, lesUn peu chère cette "collection" des deux jeux (avec leurs DLC certes) remastérisés en 1080 et 60 im/s ! sauf que sur la Xbox One, les ralentissements étaient encore trop présents et impactaient forcément la jouabilité. J'ignore s'ils ont patché par la suite correctement leur merdier mais sur la One X, évidemment aucun ralentissement n'est à à déplorer (et encore heureux !).

    Il y a en tout cas cette expression usitée dans la langue anglo-saxonne qui dit (en traduction directe) que polir un étron, ça ne sert à rien, car ça reste un étron (polishing a turd). Du pragmatisme qui est tombé ici juste à côté du bon sens, ma foi ! car les deux jeux restent avant tout ce qu'ils sont : du farmage imbécile de conneries dans une ambiance mongoloïde et un humour de fond de chiottes.

    La répétition et la course effrénée au butin et au ramassage ou plutôt à l'ouverture de casiers et surtout l'ouverture de putains de boîtes, de coffres à n'en plus finir, s'avère ici des plus pénibles ! les combats, on s'en lasse bien vite et les boss deviennent plus casse-couilles qu'autre chose. On reste ici dans l'ennui et ce qui est indéniablement désagréable par sa répétition et sa bêtise.

    Néanmoins, je veux bien attribuer un point à chacun des deux étrons pour qu'il n'y ait pas de jaloux et qu'ils ne se mettent pas sur la gueule ; ils sont tellement cons ces Bordel-lands qu'ils mettent l'ennui partout où ils passent !
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