Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition holds up as a fun loot shooter, but the improvements made in the remaster are minimal.
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
Another chance to play the looter-shooter that started it all
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.
Borderlands: Game of the Year Enhanced reminds us of the magic and creativity of last generation's loot shooter.
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).
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.
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.
A very nice offer for newcomers exploring Pandora and its unique setting for the first time, but this will not be enough to convince veterans eager for new mechanics and content, despite the small but welcome additions.
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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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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.
One wouldn't think you'd be venturing into the dystopian universe of Pandora ten years later. But, here we are, and still as enjoyable as the first time around. The ramped up resolution and increase in frame rate does the cel-shaded art style justice and makes the environmental artefacts pop. This is marred by some screen tearing when swivelling your view around quickly, but with everything happening on screen, you'd be hard pressed to find that a bug that will make the experience less enjoyable.
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.