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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: 26 out of 32
  2. Negative: 3 out of 32
  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. Nov 28, 2015
    10
    My score is really for the games themselves, and not specific to this version. Tho this version certainly ups the visual fidelity. There isMy score is really for the games themselves, and not specific to this version. Tho this version certainly ups the visual fidelity. There is a marked difference in the visuals between this and the Xbox 360 version. Borderlands 2 really gets the 10. The Pre-Sequel...not so much. The irreverent humor in BL2 and the though the story was weak in spots, I still fell in love with it and all the characters! The Pre-Sequel wasn't nearly as funny and the new NPC's were lifeless. I mean, Nina and Springs? Seriously? They were flatter than a pancake. The Pre-Sequel was developed by an Australian studio, which explains why the humor and feel of the game was so different.

    Bring on Borderlands 3! (by Take Two US pls!)
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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. Oct 8, 2015
    9
    i have been a fan of this series since a few months before the first game came out. when two came out my whole group of friends got it and wei have been a fan of this series since a few months before the first game came out. when two came out my whole group of friends got it and we played every spare second we had and got all the dlc. i maxed out 3 different characters before any dlc even dropped. each character has there own quirks and humor, the story is broad and very engaging. the "bad" guy you'll end up feeling compassion for and even agreeing with him at times. the raid bosses are challenging and fun. now the pre sequel came out with some "fun" new mechanics, i played through with friends and was surprisingly let down a bit, the story while explaining much from part 2 and introducing you to characters from 2 that were bosses or even weapons and of course claptrap as a playable character, was just not engaging and i felt bored pretty fast with said new mechanics and the story. the claptrap dlc was a ton of fun but honestly the price you pay for this collection is more than great for just everything that comes with 2 the pre sequel is over glorified small dlc to me. Expand
  5. May 24, 2019
    9
    It's a great package if you've never owned them before. Now with the 4k dlc patch the game looks even better than ever. If you haven't playedIt's a great package if you've never owned them before. Now with the 4k dlc patch the game looks even better than ever. If you haven't played it. Grab it on a sale, you will easily pass 40 hours in each game mastering the classes and grinding those achievements. Expand
  6. Oct 20, 2015
    8
    Great package and value if you are a fan of the series I would get this, that is if you don't already have it on last generation. I gave thisGreat package and value if you are a fan of the series I would get this, that is if you don't already have it on last generation. I gave this a 9 because I thought BL2 was a 10 and TPS was an 8. TPS was a bit of a disappointing. All of the environments felt the same and I wished they did more with Handsome Jack. Seeing how he transformed from start to finish was fun to witness. The vault hunter selection in both games was well done even if Claptraps abilities are a bit strange. 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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