Tales From The Borderlands: Episode Two - Atlas Mugged

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Tales From The Borderlands: Episode Two - Atlas Mugged is ranked in the 83rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 42 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

81

Top Critic Average

75%

Critics Recommend

Based on 42 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

GameSkinny
Unscored
Unscored
Mar 27, 2015

While this episode may feel a little like filler in the grand scheme of things to come, the robot-laced ending is still likely to have you chomping at the bit for more.

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Dealspwn
Unscored
Unscored
Mar 18, 2015

Tales From the Borderlands: Episode Two - Atlas Mugged is an excellent second chapter in what promises to be an absolute belter. Fun, upbeat and pacey, it pushes the story forward in satisfying directions while slowing down just enough to deliver some brash humour and character development.

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Kotaku
Not Yet
Not Yet
Mar 17, 2015

Tales from the Borderlands episode two is, on the whole, a solid entry in what's becoming a darkhorse contender for my favorite Telltale series, not to mention an instance of Telltale finally going all-in on character moments.

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Scored Reviews

DualShockers
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Mar 17, 2015

With this episode, Telltale Games wonderfully balances character development, story progression, and a hearty amount of good laughs all in one 90 minute to two hour session, setting it as a bit of a double-edged sword for the series as both its highlight (so far) and a tough bar to reach for the subsequent episodes.

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Gaming Nexus
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Mar 17, 2015

Tales from the Borderlands is killing it in just about every capacity. The writers, the aesthetic, the voice actors, the gameplay, everything is living up to what I would want out of a non-FPS Borderlands game. But the humor does rely heavily on knowing the Borderlands universe. So if you haven't played any of the games, you might want to play through them before you pick up Tales. (Just a heads up, you can skip the first one if you want to get straight to the good stuff.)

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Softpedia
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Mar 16, 2015

Tales from the Borderlands Episode 2: Atlas Mugged is the best in the series so far and a high point in recent Telltale experiences. It shines both through its story, its action sequences, its clever dialog, and the pretty impressive scenes scattered through its plot.

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Cheat Code Central
4.6 / 5.0
4.6 / 5.0
Mar 18, 2015

But all of these are really just minor annoyances. They may have ruined the experience in any other game, but to be honest the story is just so good I would sit through a million bugs to see it through to the end. 2K and Telltale are a narrative dream team that crafts a story unlike anything else you have seen on the market. Even if you haven't picked up Episode 1, even if you've never played Borderlands before, pick up Tales from the Borderlands. You won't regret it.

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ThisGenGaming
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Mar 19, 2015

If you're a fan of the Borderlands series, you simply must experience this game series!

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NZGamer
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Mar 17, 2015

Tales from the Borderlands got off to a good start last year, and now that Atlas Mugged is finally here, the series has only gotten better. I hope the wait for Episode 3 won't be quite so long, but however far away it is, I expect it will live up to the anticipation. Atlas Mugged certainly did.

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God is a Geek
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Mar 17, 2015

It took way too long, but it's a fantastic second episode in what may well end up Telltale's best series to date.

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CGMagazine
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Mar 18, 2015

For people that love the world of Borderlands, and people that appreciate snappy writing and surreal comedy, episode 2 is a definite winner

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GearNuke
4.4 / 5.0
4.4 / 5.0
May 12, 2015

Overall Tales from the Borderlands Episode 2: Atlas Mugged is a very good followup to the first episode. If you haven't gotten the season pass yet, certainly consider getting the second episode.

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IGN
8.8 / 10.0
IGN

Top Critic

8.8 / 10.0
Mar 17, 2015

Tales from the Borderlands Episode 2 continues Telltale's insanely hilarious ride through Pandora.

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Gamers FTW
8.6 / 10.0
8.6 / 10.0
Aug 8, 2015

Tales from the Borderlands – Episode Two: Atlas Mugged continues where the first episode left off, with a return of the fantastic humour and intriguing story line. There is a focus on conversation between characters over action, meaning that there is little plot progression, but the use of humour combined with an investment in the characters makes playing the game worthwhile.

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COGconnected
86 / 100
86 / 100
Mar 22, 2015

There is no question episode three has some big shoes to fill as "Tales From the Borderlands: Episode 2 – Atlas Mugged" continues Telltale's successful string of story driven adventures. This adaptation of Borderlands has been quite an adventure so far and I cannot wait to see where the story is going to take me from here. For now, I'm going to sit back and eagerly await the next instalment.

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PlayStation Universe
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Apr 1, 2015

Despite the game's ease, Tales from the Borderlands Episode Two continues its strong narrative with improved gameplay.

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Polygon
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Mar 16, 2015

You can feel the creators of some games in certain details or plot twists, but Tales from the Borderlands Episode 2 goes further. It's as if everyone is dancing as hard as they can behind the scenes to put on a show, and you're experiencing the sweat as it drips from their brow. It's the sort of game that feels like a puppy dog desperate to be liked, and you can't help but pet it.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Mar 18, 2015

If you want to look at Atlas Mugged by itself, it's nothing special by any means. But let's take a look at it for what it is. This is the second episode. It is a follow up to getting to know a bunch of great characters and the crazy situation they have just landed themselves in. Atlas Mugged is about coping with the events that happened in the first episode and setting up the things to come, all with hilariously written dialogue and excellent voice acting to match it. It is an awesome piece to a whole story that is shaping up to be one of, if not the best, Telltale Games series. Let's just hope it's not the end of June before we get to see the next part. 

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GameCrate
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Mar 20, 2015

A must-play for Borderlands fans or Telltale fans. If you're a fan of both you have no excuse. Go play it now.

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Arcade Sushi
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Mar 17, 2015

It's a terrifically smart and fun adventure, and the stakes feel very real, even when we're not exactly sure just what the maguffin is or does. Things are just getting interesting for our characters though, and we can't wait to find out what happens next.

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RPG Fan
82%
82%
Mar 17, 2015

Although not a negative experience, the drop in quality from Episode 1 can't be ignored.

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PC Invasion
8 / 10
8 / 10
Mar 18, 2015

The short version is this: Tales from the Borderlands' second episode is just as good as the first, and considering I'm not eager to pile on the praise for an episodic series that still has a long way to go, that's really saying something.

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High-Def Digest
Apr 4, 2015

'Atlas Mugged' is a strong episode for 'Tales from the Borderlands', if not a standout one quite yet. The series is still absolutely worth the cheap entry price.

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Examiner
Mar 18, 2015

Silly, but sometimes intense, "Tales from the Borderlands: Episode 2: Atlas Mugged" is another solid addition to the series, even if it doesn't challenge you much.

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We Got This Covered
Mar 20, 2015

With Atlas Mugged, Telltale Games has continued its colourful and incredibly memorable Tales from the Borderlands series with another impressive interactive outing.

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Attack of the Fanboy
Attack of the Fanboy

Top Critic

Mar 16, 2015

As second episodes go, it's a strong one. Plenty of things happen, but nothing too meaningful as it continues to lay a foundation for what will likely become a pretty zany finale. Still, the jokes were funny and there were a few good action sequences.

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TheSixthAxis
8 / 10
8 / 10
Mar 20, 2015

The first episode of Tales from the Borderlands was excellent, and while the second episode continues to be enjoyable, it's not quite as good as the debut. Still, there's some really good comedic moments in here, and the plot starts to feel like it's going somewhere, with that split narrative once again being put to good use. If you're a fan of Borderlands, you should be invested in this series, yet even if you aren't, the characters and quirky world will do enough to draw you in.

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Hardcore Gamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Mar 18, 2015

The second episode of Tales from the Borderlands strikes the right balance between setting up for the future and building upon the strengths of Zer0 Sum. It's not the borderline masterpiece that was the debut, but it isn't as far off as one might think.

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Game Revolution
Mar 18, 2015

This episode held my attention much better than the previous one, because of better action sequences and more of getting on with the story. I hope Telltale makes me feel more emotionally invested, though.

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Reno Gazette-Journal
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Jul 27, 2015

All in all, Tales from the Borderlands is a story-based point-and-click adventure that continues to deliver thanks to interesting characters and a solid story that features excellent balance between seriousness and levity. If you like the storytelling style of the Borderlands series of games, Atlas Mugged continues to be a hoot.

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GameSpot
8 / 10
8 / 10
Mar 15, 2015

Tales from the Borderlands continues to tickle your funny bone and warm your heart with its second episode.

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Cubed3
8 / 10
8 / 10
Mar 29, 2015

This second episode feels a little slower (curse of episode two!) but even taken as a standalone it's superb. The storytelling and development are top notch, and if the low point is this good, it shows some much promise for the future.

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Destructoid
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Mar 17, 2015

Telltale, please don't make me wait so long before Episode 3.

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Post Arcade (National Post)
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Mar 18, 2015

Telltale's take on Gearbox's sci-fi world continues to deliver barrels of laughs, but the story stalls a bit in the second episode

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The Jimquisition
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Mar 16, 2015

Atlas Mugged is pretty good stuff all around – not as explosive or hilarious as last time, but consistently entertaining nonetheless, with a handful of slick action sequences to keep things spicy.

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Gamestyle
7 / 10
7 / 10
Mar 22, 2015

Another good entry in the adventure game genre. Just don't go expecting a game changer.

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AusGamers
7 / 10.0
AusGamers
Jickle

Top Critic

7 / 10.0
Mar 24, 2015

This is a minor episode, as second episodes in episodic game series often tend to be, but there's nothing here that hints that the rest of the season won't be strong.

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Push Square
7 / 10
7 / 10
Mar 20, 2015

With the surprise of the debut now a distant memory, Tales from the Borderlands: Episode 2 – Atlas Mugged needed to be something special to beat expectations all over again – but despite the delay, it doesn't really hit the same highs as the opener. This instalment feels like it's treading water, waiting for future outings to move things forwards. The humour and characters carry things a bit, but Episode 3 will need to be much better.

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The Digital Fix
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Mar 31, 2015

Atlas Mugged looses some of the spark and flair that made the gameplay from Tales From The Borderlands first episode so exciting, but manages to keep the laughs coming

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Metro GameCentral
6 / 10
6 / 10
Mar 19, 2015

A disappointing second episode that's 90 per cent filler and, apart from a good turn by a ghostly Handsome Jack, severely lacking in humour.

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Game Informer
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Mar 24, 2015

Atlas Mugged delivers a solid opening and a few chuckles, but I would've liked more meaningful choices and character development

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GamesBeat
55 / 100
55 / 100
Mar 15, 2015

Tales from the Borderlands Episode 2: Atlas Mugged is a rare misstep from two talented, experienced developers in Telltale Games and Gearbox Software.

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