Tales From The Borderlands: Episode Three - Catch A Ride

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Tales From The Borderlands: Episode Three - Catch A Ride is ranked in the 81st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 29 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

71%

Critics Recommend

Based on 29 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Dealspwn
Unscored
Unscored
Jun 24, 2015

Tales From The Borderlands goes from strength to strength with another sensational episode. Catch A Ride brings revelations and gags aplenty, but more importantly it gives the characters quality time and room to grow without bogging down.

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Scored Reviews

Softpedia
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jun 22, 2015

Tales from the Borderlands Episode 3: Catch a Ride manages to continue the great showing of the adventure series made by Telltale. It's fun, intense, and manages to really develop not only its original characters but also some of the stablished Vault Hunters from previous games.

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GameSpot
9 / 10
9 / 10
Jun 22, 2015

Tales from the Borderlands' third episode is its best yet, a shining example of Telltale's branching narratives and a gut-busting, heart-pounding thrill ride.

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The Jimquisition
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jun 22, 2015

Just a shame they're taking so long to come out. Roll on Episode Four!

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Hardcore Gamer
4.5 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
Jun 23, 2015

Not only is Episode 3 of Tales from the Borderlands a fantastic entry into a fantastic series, but it sets the stage for a thrilling final two episodes. Everything seems to come together perfectly, from the introduction of the most endearing character to grace the Borderlands universe, even more so than the hysterical Claptrap (who is totally going to show up in some capacity, let's be real), to the fact that the storytelling sequences might just reveal something insane.

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We Got This Covered
Jul 2, 2015

Catch A Ride is Tales from the Borderlands' most exciting episode thus far, and its tense finale certainly ramps up anticipation for future episodes.

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The Digital Fix
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Aug 5, 2015

Not content on being best episode in the series so far, Catch A Ride is one of Telltale Games' finest works to date

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IGN
9 / 10.0
IGN

Top Critic

9 / 10.0
Jun 23, 2015

Tales from the Borderlands Episode 3 balances humor and drama to deliver the best chapter of the series so far.

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NZGamer
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jun 30, 2015

Hilarity underscored by humanity - a winning formula.

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Gamers FTW
8.9 / 10.0
8.9 / 10.0
Aug 10, 2015

Tales from the Borderlands – Episode Three: Catch a Ride builds upon the set-up from the previous episodes and delivers a more intense atmosphere and deeper story development. Players who dislike quick-time events may get frustrated at times, but the majority give plenty of reaction time and serve to both hold attention and up the action.

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GearNuke
4.4 / 5.0
4.4 / 5.0
Jul 30, 2015

Compared to previous episodes, Tales from the Borderlands Episode 3: Catch a Ride is a bit slower till the third act but sets up a lot on the game's background story and character development. By the looks of the things Episode 4 will up the ante as the stakes get even higher. If you've been keeping up with the series then the third episode is a must buy.

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Reno Gazette-Journal
4.25 / 5.0
4.25 / 5.0
Aug 2, 2015

Overall, though, Tales of the Borderlands remains a fun and an enjoyable romp. I also like how choices made in earlier games seem to have more consequence than the choices I made in Game of Thrones. If you're looking for a story-driven adventure that features a ton of laughs while still serving up some thoughtful moments, Episode 3 is one ride you'll want to catch.

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Attack of the Fanboy
Jun 28, 2015

Many have called Tales from the Borderlands Telltale's best series ever, and with episodes like Catch a Ride it is tough to argue. The humor is excellent, the voice acting is stellar, and the story continues to engage and intrigue the player with its dual-narrator structure. If you haven't taken the plunge into Rhys and Fiona's epic adventure yet there is no reason to keep waiting, as Tales just keeps getting better as time goes on. Tales from the Borderlands: Episode 4 can't come soon enough.

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Examiner
Jun 26, 2015

With a slew of new characters, laughs and emotional moments, "Tales from The Borderlands: Episode 3: Catch a Ride" continues to prove that Telltale just has a gift for making us care even more about some of our favorite game franchises.

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God is a Geek
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jun 23, 2015

Another great episode in what is becoming Telltale's best series. But the sporadic episode release is harming it overall.

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Push Square
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jun 25, 2015

Tales from the Borderlands: Episode 3 – Catch a Ride starts to get to the meat of the plot, but it still leaves a lot of questions. This is fine – we're only halfway, after all – but it does seem like the story's heading in more directions than it probably should be. Nevertheless, this instalment falls somewhere in between the first and second episodes in terms of quality – and when all is said and done, that's not a negative thing.

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Destructoid
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jun 23, 2015

[This review is based on a retail build of the game provided by the publisher.]

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PlayStation LifeStyle
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jun 24, 2015

The vast differences between the choices at the end of Episode Two, the introduction of two major new intriguing players, and the crucial development of some old ones kept Catch a Ride as a strong episode despite it's much more leisurely pacing. It retains much of that humor and charm and the new characters don't disappoint in this field either. While it's obviously a midpoint piece and isn't quite as strong as the first two episodes, Catch a Ride sets the stage to drive Tales From the Borderlands into what is certain to be an explosively violent, yet veraciously hilarious final half. 

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Arcade Sushi
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jun 23, 2015

Tales From the Borderlands' third episode does a nice job keeping us invested, continuing to add new wrinkles to the adventure, and keeping us smiling.

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RPG Fan
80%
80%
Jul 8, 2015

Although not a negative experience, the drop in quality from Episode 1 to 2 can't be ignored.

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Cubed3
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jul 1, 2015

Tales from the Borderlands: Episode Three - Catch a Ride on PlayStation 4 is easily the best episode to date in a series that is already full of fantastic chapters. Brimming with the trademark stellar storytelling and character development that made Telltale what it is today, Catch a Ride continues to develop the story in original and unpredictable ways, delivering an all round superb experience.

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GameCrate
7.8 / 10.0
7.8 / 10.0
Jun 25, 2015

The games problems annoy but they don't take away from the overall experience. This is a series worth playing. No question.

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AusGamers
7.2 / 10.0
AusGamers
Jickle

Top Critic

7.2 / 10.0
Jul 6, 2015

Tales from the Borderlands continues to be a solid and engaging experience, even if it's not one that you need to rush to experience - in fact, considering the lengthy gaps between episodes, it might be best to wait until the season ends before jumping in.

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Gamestyle
7 / 10
7 / 10
Jun 28, 2015

This episode is the most amusing yet, but again, comes with the same problems.

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Game Revolution
Jun 22, 2015

I do find myself less engaged than the last episode had me feeling. I'm hoping for a better shake-up of action and exposition for the remaining two episodes because leaving a huge chunk of the latter to fill the middle feels contrary to the game's origins. It's a weird time to be had.

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High-Def Digest
Jun 26, 2015

'Tales from the Borderlands: Catch a Ride' is one of the stronger episodes in the series in terms of writing and especially characterization. I find myself actually kind of liking these people, which is more than can be said for the often mute Vault Hunters of previous games (with the exception of Claptrap, who is rarely tongue-tied). I wish we could tone down the quick time events a bit, as they turn out to be more frustrating than fun, but Telltale is still doing a good job growing an interesting world with 'Tales from the Borderlands'.

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The Game Fanatics
6.7 / 10.0
6.7 / 10.0
Jul 13, 2015

While this episode is certainly worth the effort, chugging through buggy sections with long loading screens puts the grinding brake pads to a lot of series enthusiasm.

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Game Informer
5.5 / 10.0
5.5 / 10.0
Jul 29, 2015

A few chuckles and new personalities can't sustain the meandering adventure.

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Post Arcade (National Post)
5.5 / 10.0
5.5 / 10.0
Jun 25, 2015

The latest in Telltale Games' episodic series based on 2K's hit RPG shooter is curiously low on laughs and full of frustrating action

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