Tales from the Borderlands: Episode Five - The Vault of the Traveler

Rating Summary

Based on 34 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

89

Top Critic Average

94%

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IGN

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9 / 10.0
Oct 19, 2015

Tales from the Borderlands Episode 5: The Vault of the Traveler finishes off Rhys and Fiona's journey in impeccable fashion. From heartbreak to hilarity, it runs the gamut of emotions in some really effective ways.

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8 / 10
Oct 23, 2015

An excellent ending to an inconsistent but enjoyable season of sharp comedy and surprisingly affecting drama.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 30, 2015

While its trajectory has been off at times, Telltale nails the landing

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9 / 10
Oct 20, 2015

Tales from the Borderlands' finale wraps up a masterful story in an equally masterful package, ending its poignant and witty story on a high note.

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9 / 10.0
Oct 20, 2015

This last episode maintains the action, drama, and comedy present throughout the series. It ties up all the major loose ends while leaving just a hint of room for more to come. Most of all, it solidifies Tales from the Borderlands as Telltale's best series to date, a pinnacle of modern adventure gaming.

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Oct 20, 2015

Was this story consistent in its delivery in any way? Nope, not at all. But the overall effect is satisfying, and I can't pretend I was bored along the way. I don't know that diehard Borderlands fans will appreciate this series' approach, but it's worth a shot if you're into the story more than the shooting. That final act tho.

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9 / 10
Oct 20, 2015

Tales from the Borderlands has wrapped up its tale of vault hunting, conning, heisting, and finger gunning with the arrival of 'Vault of the Traveler.' And while the fish story element seems to be gone, a surprising amount of replay value and some truly sharp writing makes this some of Telltale's best work to date.

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9.5 / 10.0
Oct 20, 2015

A fitting finale for what might just be the best series Telltale have ever made.

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Oct 20, 2015

Tales from the Borderlands: Episode 5 perfectly concludes the adventures of Fiona and Rhys, and their gang of friends. This episode easily cements the series as one of Telltale's best, and one of the best games this year. You'll laugh, you'll cry, and you'll wanna do it all over again just to see how your choices change things.

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95 / 100
Oct 20, 2015

Episode 5 cements the series as Telltale's best

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