Battleborn

Rating Summary

Based on 93 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

70

Top Critic Average

30%

Critics Recommend

Based on 93 critic reviews
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IGN

Top Critic

Unscored
May 2, 2016

I've enjoyed most of Battleborn's campaign during my initial playthrough, though it's mostly due to the handiwork of the insane playable characters than the drab enemies and stages. The unlocks both near (in-match leveling) and far (unlocking new characters) have kept me anticipating each new campaign level attempt, though I wish said campaign were just a bit more exciting and varied. Hopefully some time with competitive multiplayer will make my upgrades and unlocks come even faster.

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72 / 100
May 11, 2016

Classic Gearbox shooting with an experimental MOBA twist, but it's no Borderlands.

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No Recommendation / Blank
May 6, 2016

Gearbox's blend of shooter and MOBA is generous and inventive, but the marriage of genres doesn't fully convince.

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May 26, 2016
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6 / 10
May 6, 2016

In six months' time it may well make its mark, but for now Battleborn's mix of genres suffers from too little content and too much repetition.

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GamesRadar

Top Critic

May 12, 2016

Battleborn mixes the FPS and MOBA genres to produce a game that oozes character and original ideas. Just don't expect to love it straightaway.

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6 / 10.0
May 16, 2016

A varied playable roster isn't enough to salvage a lackluster campaign and clumsy combat

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7.5 / 10.0
May 13, 2016

Battleborn is inconsistent but still has an opportunity to shine

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7 / 10
May 6, 2016

The combat is frantic and tense, but often feels samey and superficial. The in-match leveling works wonderfully in the campaign, but can become problematic in multiplayer. The varied cast of heroes adds longevity, but the game still feels relatively content light. With so many moving parts that never quite gel, I found plenty of things to love but just as much to feel confused by and ambivalent about.

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Kotaku

Top Critic

Unscored
May 17, 2016

There just isn't a lot of variety. It's a problem a lot of these MOBA-inspired hero shooters are going to run into. Traditional MOBA fans are fine with a small smattering of maps to play on. But this is a first-person shooter with MOBA elements, and first-person shooter players love their maps and modes. I know I do.

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