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Battleborn

Rating Summary

Based on 93 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

70

Top Critic Average

30%

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Based on 93 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4May 3, 2016
Xbox OneMay 3, 2016
PCMay 3, 2016

Developer: Gearbox Software

Publisher: 2K Games

Genre: Adventure

A tremendous band of badass heroes fight to protect the universe’s very last star from a mysterious evil in this next-gen shooter by the creators of Borderlands. To defend it, you’ll need to utilize every type of character and weapon you’ve ever imagined -- from cyborg hawkmen to samurai vampires to mini-gun wielding man-mountains. Slash and parry, run and gun, cast and dash, or simply obliterate foes all while building and growing your personal team of heroes. Choose your hero and fight alone or co-operatively alongside friends in story missions, or battle against them in fast-paced competitive multiplayer matches.

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Eurogamer

No Recommendation / Blank
Eurogamer

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

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

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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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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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