Tales from the Borderlands - Season One Reviews

Tales from the Borderlands - Season One is ranked in the 98th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
Recommended
Oct 26, 2015

Both witty and touching, Tales of the Borderlands sees Telltale at its very best.

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PC Gamer
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89 / 100
Oct 22, 2015

Tales from the Borderlands is a big, funny adventure with great characters—worth playing even if you don't like Borderlands.

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Metro GameCentral
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8 / 10
Apr 29, 2016

An inconsistent but highly enjoyable season of sharp comedy and surprisingly affecting drama, that has plenty to teach more serious dramas.

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Oct 20, 2015

In capturing the spirit of Borderlands and setting the standard for comedy games, Tales knocks down every target it means to hit. A must-play for those who loves episodics, and also fun.

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8.9 / 10.0
May 4, 2016

His mix of humor and great characters perfectly complement the universe created by Gearbox. The best of Telltale since the first season of The Walking Dead

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90 / 100
Mar 31, 2021

Tales from the Borderlands is just as good as you remember it. The characters feel real and human, while the plot is compelling and worth seeing through to the end. This port could have used a few upgrades or even just kept the choice summaries, but at the end of the day it's a game I'll replay for years to come.

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90 / 100
Oct 22, 2015

Tales from the Borderlands concludes with some series-defining moments and choices, solidifying it as one of Telltale's best, if not the strongest offering the studio has put forth in several years. Telltale's take on Gearbox's beloved series is the most heartfelt story told on Pandora, and is full of incredible moments of comedy and grueling choices.

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Drew Leachman
Top Critic
9 / 10.0
Nov 4, 2015

Obviously, fans of Borderlands will get much more out of it, but even if you haven't played the first person shooter RPGs, you'll still have a great time seeing this world in the eyes of a couple of cons. It is well acted, has tons of style, and brings a great story to the table. I highly suggest this adventure game to both fans of Borderlands and fans of adventure games.

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Nov 2, 2015

Naysayers of their formula won't be quieted with another game in Telltale's library that has especially little to offer for major player choices, but fans who have so far enjoyed their style of video game will absolutely enjoy this one, even if they aren't a Borderlands fan. It's the best Borderlands story told so far. More startlingly, it's the best Telltale story told so far, and should, with any luck, provoke a rise in the ripe genre of comedy video games.

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9 / 10.0
Nov 2, 2015

With Tales from the Borderlands, Telltale Games has struck gold. Easily its best effort since the first season of The Walking Dead, Tales marries the series cheeky humour and laugh-out laughs with some properly touching and poignant moments. This is as essential as it gets.

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8 / 10.0
Dec 30, 2015

A fantastic episodic adventure with only a few shallow pitfalls to knock the experience. Comedy gaming done oh so right.

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8 / 10.0
Mar 30, 2021

Tales from the Borderlands is a game that shows all the years that have passed since its first publication, yet the particular hybrid between a point and click and a looter shooter still retains an undeniable charm.

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9 / 10
Mar 30, 2021

Tales from the Borderlands is arguably Telltale Games' finest hour and easily one of the very best choice-driven narrative adventures available on any system. This is ten glorious hours' worth of top-notch entertainment with a world-class cast, consistently excellent writing that manages to perfectly balance comedy and drama, non-stop twisted action and a cast of kooky characters that are a joy to spend time with. This really is the best the Borderlands universe has ever been, and a game that everyone should experience at least once.

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9 / 10.0
Nov 18, 2015

From the very start, I was expecting a fun, light-hearted take on a series that already doesn't quite take itself too seriously; by the end, I didn't know what to expect from a series that kept me guessing at every possible turn, and more importantly provided one of the funniest and most enjoyable game experiences of the year. Even in theater and film, it's often said that comedy is a heck of a lot harder to pull off than drama, yet Telltale Games' Tales from the Borderlands pulls off laughs, shocks, and cheers nearly effortlessly.

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Nov 24, 2015

The story crafted by Tales isn't just a fine Borderlands sequel, but one of the most enjoyable sci-fi adventure stories in recent memory.

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Oct 22, 2015

I had expected Tales from the Borderlands to be just a side story, something inconsequential in the grand scheme of the Borderlands franchise, but there are events within Tales from the Borderlands that will have substantive effects on the Borderlands universe should they bleed over into any further games set on Pandora.

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9.5 / 10.0
Oct 26, 2015

[SPOILERS] Tales from the Borderlands has proven itself to be the best thing that Telltale Games has ever concocted. Better than The Walking Dead, The Wolf Among Us, and even Back to the Future: The Game this collaboration with Gearbox Software wasn't just a smart business move, but a testament to what sort of greatness can come out of a powerful collaboration.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 21, 2015

Telltale Games has made a name for itself by creating episodic adventure games with minimal gameplay and an emphasis on history, and Tales from the Borderlands is an example of how, with the right approach, this formula can fit even into a wacky FPS.

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9 / 10
Oct 29, 2015

In the words of Vasquez, 'cool moves' Telltale. Now, to completely knock everyone side ways, repeat this feat with Minecraft.

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9.5 / 10.0
Nov 26, 2014

The best opening from a Telltale game to date and a promising start to a new episodic series.

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