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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: 34 out of 43
  2. Negative: 0 out of 43
  1. Sep 16, 2019
    96
    Perhaps the best way to describe Borderlands 3 is to say it is exactly the game you would expect it to be. There are plenty of familiar faces, and it has the same sort of ambiance and atmosphere. People will still keep going into quest after quest for the same reasons (loot). While it might be difficult to accept the new villains after a great one like Handsome Jack, the twins are fine. Most importantly, the new Vault Hunters work well and the game is as fun to play alone as it is with friends. It looks, works, and plays well, and fans of the series will be more than happy to join the Crimson Raiders.
  2. Sep 13, 2019
    90
    Borderlands 3 is more of the same in the best possible way, while some small tweaks to gunplay and exploration - being able to fight your way through multiple planets is invigorating - are welcome additions to the franchise.
  3. Sep 19, 2019
    85
    Borderlands 3 comes with great growth in gameplay, but a safe story that had the opportunity for so much more.
  4. Sep 19, 2019
    80
    Borderlands 3 may be a brain-dead story of already dead on arrival memes and a cast that is largely forgettable (Save for Tannis, I still love you for being my socially inept spirit animal), but it’s easily the most satisfying power fantasy of the year thanks to its amazingly tuned gunplay and a sophisticated flow of action that picks up the juvenile slack.
  5. Sep 25, 2019
    80
    Borderlands 3 is, quite simply, more Borderlands. That means excessive charming humor, great variety in environments and sidequests and a lot of fun coop action spread throughout. The things that hold the game back are mostly minor annoyances – like the overabundance of everlasting boss fights and the gruesomely tiresome inventory management – but all in all this is a package that simply works.
  6. Oct 16, 2019
    75
    Borderlands 3 is a by-the-book sequel that takes no risks. Veteran Borderlands players will embrace it, but others will find that it has not evolved enough.
  7. Sep 20, 2019
    50
    The game is boorish, infantile, and violent, and, in refusing to take any sort of consistent stand, is wildly off the mark.

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  1. Sep 15, 2019
    10
    Completely in love with this game. Played it on the ps4 pro did not have any issues with gameplay. Not too sure about the story but I boughtCompletely in love with this game. Played it on the ps4 pro did not have any issues with gameplay. Not too sure about the story but I bought Borderlands 3 for the gameplay and it does not fail their. Gun play is amazing with a whole heap of guns to choose from . If playing split screen is not important to you this is a great game to play and you most definitely will enjoy it. Expand
  2. Sep 13, 2019
    10
    This game is a beast in every aspect.

    Pros: - Gameplay - Characters - Gunplay - Visuals and Graphics - World Super fun to play and
    This game is a beast in every aspect.

    Pros:
    - Gameplay
    - Characters
    - Gunplay
    - Visuals and Graphics
    - World

    Super fun to play and great changes ... there are some bugs here and there and some frame drops when I open the menu but I think this will be fixed in a few days..

    MUST PLAY!
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  3. Sep 13, 2019
    10
    If you're a fan of the series you will absolutely love this! It's everything you'd expect, with small little tweaks here and there to improveIf you're a fan of the series you will absolutely love this! It's everything you'd expect, with small little tweaks here and there to improve some of the downsides of the old games. As for framerate drops, just change the performance on visuals to prefer FPS, then it's smooth as butter! Expand
  4. Nov 11, 2019
    8
    This game is exactly what i expected but they took the guns to a whole 'nother level. The game looks great especially on a 4k tv and on a psThis game is exactly what i expected but they took the guns to a whole 'nother level. The game looks great especially on a 4k tv and on a ps pro.

    Dropping it down to a 8/10 just because the co-op and the split screen is not working very well but i have faith that this will be fixed in a patch or update.
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  5. Nov 16, 2019
    5
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I am not one to leave a review for games but for Borderlands 3, I had to. What in the world is going at Gearbox, did they change writing staff, 'cause the story really sucks ass. Why is the focus placed heavily on Ava, and the way they seem to be killing off characters is amazing. I really love the improvements with fast travel, theguns (100% better than Anthem), and Im really love the way boss fights are sat up, however the story is way too short. Honestly, the game would have worked better as a 30 dollars expansion. Expand
  6. Sep 14, 2019
    2
    Couch co-op, one of the best things about this series, is absolutely unplayable. Lag and framerate issues galore. Those issues will be fixed,Couch co-op, one of the best things about this series, is absolutely unplayable. Lag and framerate issues galore. Those issues will be fixed, but that doesn't solve another massive problem: the forced horizontal split screen. Why tf would they make the decision to get rid of vertical split screen when anyone playing this game is going to have an HD rectangular TV and not an old POS box? And Gearbox continues to say they won't add it despite so many people b*tching about it..? Listen to your fans, FFS. Or, you know, don't - you've already got their money, so who cares, right? Expand
  7. Oct 20, 2019
    0
    Bad performance i bought this **** and can't even play it because of menus lagging and many bugs.

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