Another chance to play the looter-shooter that started it all
Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition holds up as a fun loot shooter, but the improvements made in the remaster are minimal.
Despite a few technical issues, Borderlands: Game of the Year is an amazing looter shooter remaster, and when played with a group of friends, is still one of the most enjoyable titles of the last decade.
After 10 years and being brought back after other games have been released, Borderlands Game of the Year Edition can be a bit strange compared to what the franchise has become. Even with the improved graphics, the same problems that the game had are also back. Yet, it is an excellent and fun cooperative experience and valid for anyone who has been interested in the franchise in any way.
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Not a game that particularly needed a remaster but that in itself speaks to the quality of the original and the potential of the new sequel.
Even ten years after its original release, Borderlands is still a great coop experience, which looks great thanks to its "cel-shading" graphics (4k resolution in PS4 PRO and Xbox One X). <not mny content additions for this version though.
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A fun looter shooter that needed a more polished remaster.
Review in Italian | Read full review
Between Borderlands: Game Of The Year Edition and the updates to the Handsome Collection, Borderlands is back in a big way, and that's to say nothing of the main attraction coming in September. Unlike more recent entries in this space, Borderlands doesn't hinge on fragile in-game economies or being stingy with loot. Instead, it's a game that just wants to have fun – silly, brash, play-it-with-friends kind of fun. Welcome back old friend, you have been missed.
Even with all of the impressive enhancements, Borderlands: GOTY Edition still leaves much to be desired. The genre has moved on so much in the past decade that it's hard to recommend this to anyone but true believers.
Gearbox's release of Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition brings the missing piece of the franchise to current generation consoles. Mechanical and visual improvements solidify Borderlands has always been a fun, beautiful game that was quite forward-thinking despite some things not aging well.
Despite some design decisions that may be seen as missteps in 2019, Borderlands has aged remarkably well (and in some cases, reminds current developers that they need to reassess how they’ve tackled the looter shooter).
Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition is more than a blast from the past - it's a compelling game in its own right. Though it serves as more of a base for greater things than a pinnacle for the genre, there's still plenty of shooting, looting and Vault Hunting to be had.
And now, we excitedly wait for Borderlands 3.
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Thanks to its revamped visuals and a wealth of meaningful gameplay improvements, Borderlands Game of the Year Edition is without a doubt the best way to experience a classic. Gearbox couldn’t have done anything better to get players in the mood for more Borderlands action later this year.
There has never been a better time to experience the father of all looter-shooters
It's a little pricey, but this is the definitive version of a last-gen classic
Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition is a really great way to experience the game and this remaster hits all the marks I'd expect it to.
If you are returning for a second time the improvements are enough to warrant a second playthrough and if not, all new players will benefit from the quality of life improvements. It may feel a bit old in comparison to newer looter-shooters but its beautiful simplicity is what started it all. Its price tag is quite fair so I can recommend it to anyone who wants to loot or shoot stuff.