Percentile Rank

Borderlands 3 is ranked in the 76th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 119 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

77%

Critics Recommend

Based on 119 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Eurogamer
No Recommendation / Blank
No Recommendation / Blank
Sep 19, 2019

The humour is even more annoying, the guns even more amazing and Gearbox's shooter is more divisive than it's ever been.

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Unboxholics
Maybe
Maybe
Sep 18, 2019

Borderlands 3 is an absolutely jam-packed game in terms of content with its unique style and loot shooting action. But in terms of humour, story and narrative it fall terribly short. On top of it many technical glitches and bugs leave a lot to be desired when it comes to the graphics department.

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Checkpoint Gaming
Disliked
Disliked
Sep 18, 2019

I can forgive the game for a lot of its shortcomings, although there’s something about Borderlands 3 that I absolutely cannot forgive – its technical problems.

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Polygon
Unscored
Unscored
Sep 9, 2019

Borderlands 3, if it works well at launch, is a competent game that feels like a passable continuation of the franchise instead of an evolution. It’s the same general idea with new vault hunters, but with little of the joy and danger that I fell in love with in earlier entries.

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Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Unscored
Unscored
Sep 16, 2019

While the game itself isn’t the most stellar company, there’s no denying why it, like its predecessors, will be incredibly successful – because it provides a superb environment for hanging out with your pals.

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Skill Up
Unscored
Unscored
Sep 18, 2019
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Kotaku
Unscored
Unscored
Sep 20, 2019

There’s enough good here to understand why you’d keep it around, but also enough troubling aspects that you could justify cutting it from your life entirely. But, even then, if you came across it at a house party, you’d probably take a bite.

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Scored Reviews

Impulsegamer
5 / 5.0
5 / 5.0
Sep 24, 2019

Overall, I must admit that “Borderlands 3” is an incredible game and it’s a perfect successor to the Borderlands series. However, as much as I enjoyed the game, I have my concerns for people who are new to the series.

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Skewed & Reviewed
Sep 25, 2019

Start to finish I was absolutely captivated by the game and I’m eager to go back in and experience more of this incredible universe as I look forward to the free and paid updates that are coming soon which will hopefully keep me satisfied until the next chapter in the series is released which hopefully will not be as long a wait.

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Cheat Code Central
4.8 / 5.0
4.8 / 5.0
Sep 13, 2019

It looks, works, and plays well, and fans of the series will be more than happy to join the Crimson Raiders.

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Hobby Consolas
94 / 100
94 / 100
Sep 9, 2019

Gearbox has taken the Borderlands formula and improved it to achieve the definitive "looter shooter". Bigger, better, longer and funnier; Borderlands 3 is legendary loot.

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Electric Bento
9.4 / 10.0
9.4 / 10.0
Sep 24, 2019

Overall Borderlands 3 is more of the same, and that's a good thing.

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SomosXbox
9.3 / 10.0
9.3 / 10.0
Sep 21, 2019

With Borderlands 3, Gearbox Software has once again demonstrated why its series is the king of looter shooters

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PixelVulture
92%
92%
Sep 18, 2019

The game hasn’t taken any wild new directions but rather focused on improving the existing formula. The entire game feels like a warm duvet on a cold day.

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GameSpace
9.2 / 10.0
GameSpace
Kelley

Top Critic

9.2 / 10.0
Sep 25, 2019

I am attached to everything about this high octane world, I really am and I think anyone with an electrifying funky soul will be also. I got chills, they multiplied.

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The Games Machine
9.1 / 10.0
9.1 / 10.0
Sep 17, 2019

It makes no sense to focus on small flaws: Borderlands 3 is a great game, with charisma and great replayability, with four characters to look into, lots of sub-quests to deal with and a future DLC that could shine to the full.

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Shacknews
9 / 10
9 / 10
Sep 9, 2019

The Borderlands formula might be a bit dated with its raunchy jokes and cheesy dialogue, but that doesn’t change that it is a formula that keeps reeling players back in again and again. Despite the fact that I’ve already logged over 40 hours in the game, I still can't help but feel the want to dive back in with a new character just to experience it all again.

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IGN
9 / 10.0
IGN

Top Critic

9 / 10.0
Sep 9, 2019

Borderlands 3 sticks to its guns and outdoes itself with an amazing arsenal of weapons, humor, and missions.

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Geek Culture
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Sep 8, 2019

All the best stuff, with a tiny mix of bad, Borderlands 3 is here to blow your mind.

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Forbes
9 / 10.0
Paul Tassi

Top Critic

9 / 10.0
Sep 9, 2019

Borderlands 3 was worth the wait and will be a fixture in this genre for years to come. And I think few fans of the last two will be disappointed when they get their hands on it at last.

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Destructoid
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Sep 9, 2019

Borderlands 3 takes most of the good bits of Borderlands 2 and either rolls with them or improves upon them. It didn't need to reinvent the wheel either, as Gearbox pretty much had the formula figured out the second time around.

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Gamerheadquarters
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Sep 16, 2019

Borderlands 3 is the exact follow-up that fans have been waiting for, delivering more of what they’ve come to expect with some surprises along the journey.

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IGN Spain
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Sep 9, 2019

Borderlands 3 does not include any major revolution, something we celebrate taking into account the shameless essence of the Gearbox franchise. So many years of waiting have been worth it to return to the office of Vault Hunters.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Sep 17, 2019

Is Borderlands 3 a perfect game? No, at least not at launch. But it damn sure is so much fun that I wish I were playing right now and not writing this review. I've got Vaults to loot and trinkets to buy. Don't forget to tip Moxxi!

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Windows Central
Sep 16, 2019

Borderlands 3 is the best the series has ever been and perfectly closes the decade-long adventure for fans.

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TechRaptor
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Sep 18, 2019

Borderlands 3 improves upon the Borderlands formula in every way possible, showing what a looter shooter is capable of when the basic requirements like a coherent story and cool loot are not just fulfilled, but exceeded

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Attack of the Fanboy
Sep 18, 2019

Borderlands 3 delivers the game fans have been waiting for.

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Gameplanet
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Sep 20, 2019

When most people think of the looter shooter sub-genre, they think of the Borderlands series. Borderlands essentially created the mould for what a looter shooter should be. Lots of shooting and lots of looting. I don't think any other looter shooter loots or shoots as well as Borderlands 3 does. Borderland 3 is the best game in the series, not by breaking the mould, but by expanding and deepening it.

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LevelUp
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Sep 21, 2019

Borderlands 3 is one of the best games of the year and without a doubt the best game in the franchise to date Yes, it' s more of the same, but consider it quantitatively: more action, more chaos, more weapons, more possibilities, more roads, bigger stages, more impressive battles, etc. Do you have a problem with that?

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Cubed3
9 / 10
9 / 10
Sep 26, 2019

Borderlands 3 has been crafted from the ground up with fans of the series in mind.

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Gamersky
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Sep 9, 2019

Borderlands 3 is the best game Gearbox has ever made. The weapons are interesting and goofy, the battles are intense and tricky, and the multiple open-worlds are beautiful and full of challenging missions. For Chinese gamers, it might be the most immersive 3A game in recent years because of the wonderful Chinese voice acting.

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Geeks Under Grace
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Oct 2, 2019

Become a vault hunter and see the universe as you hunt for new vaults in the amazing Borderlands 3.

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PSX Brasil
90 / 100
90 / 100
Oct 1, 2019

The insanity of its universe and the best combat system ever made make Borderlands 3 the best game in the franchise. An extensive campaign, captivating characters and various alternative game modes heighten the interest in the title and the fun that comes with it. Even though technical problems and badly developed villains may undermine some of the quality of the game, there are a lot of positive stuff and dozens of hours of fun guaranteed in Gearbox Software's crazy franchise universe.

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Nexus
8.7 / 10.0
8.7 / 10.0
Sep 19, 2019

If you’re a fan of Borderlands, there’s a lot of love in doses here. It’s fulfilling from both a gameplay and fan-service perspective, with tons to see and do for hours on end.

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COGconnected
86 / 100
86 / 100
Sep 21, 2019

Seriously. Borderlands 3 is sure to be a contender for GOTY and it can only get better with more content and bombastic badasses.

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Spaziogames
8.6 / 10.0
Spaziogames

Top Critic

8.6 / 10.0
Sep 20, 2019

Borderlands 3 is everything we hoped for. Gearbox has refined the traditional formula of the franchise, improving its powerful mix of FPS and RPG elements with new intriguing features. The heart of the Campaign is the inimitable humor embodied by the characters, except for the bad guys: Calypso twins struggle to find their place among the stars.

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CGMagazine
8.5 / 10.0
CGMagazine
Alex Handziuk

Top Critic

8.5 / 10.0
Sep 19, 2019

Borderlands 3 isn't a franchise altering game, but it does manage to combine great gunplay, an expansive world, and stellar co-op into a great overall package.

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PlayStation Universe
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Sep 19, 2019

Though the humor frequently misses the mark, the much improved gunplay of Borderlands 3 and stupendously generous endgame easily wins out in the end, creating arguably the best entry in the series to date.

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SECTOR.sk
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Sep 20, 2019

Heroes of The Pandora are still cool. But do not await too many news. Just enjoy next killing spree!

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DualShockers
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Sep 19, 2019

Borderlands 3 comes with great growth in gameplay, but a safe story that had the opportunity for so much more.

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GameGrin
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Sep 26, 2019

A strong return for the series with enough changes to make combat feel fresh and exciting, some great new characters and an awesome soundtrack. A fun time from start to finish.

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God is a Geek
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Sep 26, 2019

Borderlands 3 doesn't add much to previous iterations, but is a still a smart, almost rhythmic shooter with superb movement, deep RPG systems and more guns that you can shake a stick at. You might need to mute the dialogue though.

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Atomix
85 / 100
85 / 100
Sep 9, 2019

A great return to the franchise that invented most of the modern loot shooter mechanics.

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Digital Chumps
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Apr 17, 2019

Borderlands 3 is the quintessential Borderlands experience, warts and all. Humor, loot, and style are sprayed in every direction with a few shots missing the mark. Gearbox chose not to reinvent their well-polished wheel but perhaps delivered a game that just came short of being something special.

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Easy Allies
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Oct 10, 2019
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GotGame
9 / 10
9 / 10
Oct 12, 2019

Borderlands 3 makes some smart improvements over its foundations. A vast variety of weapons, tighter controls, fast-travel and other quality of life improvements make it the definitive installment.

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GamingTrend
85 / 100
85 / 100
Sep 28, 2019

Borderlands 3 is the modern looter shooter at its finest. The signature humor is alive and well, and with a cast of four fresh Vault Hunters and over a billion guns (and some with legs!), there's a lot to be excited about. It builds on and evolves everything that makes Borderlands great without changing the core looting and shooting that makes Borderlands, Borderlands.

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GamePro
84 / 100
84 / 100
Sep 13, 2019

Borderlands 3 offers more weapons, more action and more nonsense. That's good for fans, but uninteresting for everyone else.

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IGN Italy
8.4 / 10.0
8.4 / 10.0
Sep 23, 2019

A solid new episode for Borderlands, with a lot of things to do, but ten years after the original some mechanics are a bit obsolete.

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Merlin'in Kazanı
81 / 100
81 / 100
Sep 19, 2019

Borderlands 3 promises a lot of fun gameplay and a good scenario. But the technical problems of the game, destroy the fun.

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Video Chums
8.1 / 10.0
8.1 / 10.0
Sep 29, 2019

Borderlands 3 definitely feels like a Borderlands game.

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USgamer
Sep 9, 2019

Despite the formula growing a bit stale, Gearbox has expanded upon it in the right way, resulting in a great Borderlands experience.

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Game Informer
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Sep 9, 2019

An old formula executed well, Borderlands 3 rarely takes chances or strays from expectation

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GameSpot
8 / 10
8 / 10
Sep 11, 2019

Borderlands 3 fumbles with its bosses, but the game ultimately continues its predecessors' tradition of fun, mayhem-filled looting and shooting.

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GamesRadar+
GamesRadar+

Top Critic

Sep 17, 2019

Borderlands 3 is a fan-servicing treat of a Borderlands game, albeit one somewhat soured by technical issues and lacklustre villains.

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Gameblog
8 / 10
8 / 10
Sep 18, 2019

Nothing says "Welcome home" better than Borderlands 3. It's no different than the other games, it's simply more ambitious: the shooter and lifespan of the game are better, you will explore more planets than ever. But with all of this ambition, it lacks technical polish, where it should have learn from its past mistakes.

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Just Push Start
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Sep 18, 2019

For better or worse, Borderlands 3 rides the line between amazing fun and horribly awful.

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Heavy
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Sep 18, 2019

Borderlands 3 is a complicated game to recommend. It’s a technical mess that is flooded with bugs and sports some pretty mediocre writing at times. On the other hand, it boasts terrific gameplay, characters, and endgame content.

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Push Square
8 / 10
8 / 10
Sep 18, 2019

In refusing to dramatically innovate, Borderlands 3 continues to occupy a unique position in the RPG genre. Its blend of looting, shooting, and comedy makes for varied gameplay sequences, deep and meaningful player progression, and a couple of laughs along the way. It's not going to convert anyone who wasn't a fan of previous iterations, but in doing so, Borderlands 3 sticks to what it does best.

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VG247
Sep 18, 2019

Despite the fact Borderlands 3 seemingly wants me to hate it, I really, really like it. Like, a lot.

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GamingBolt
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Sep 19, 2019

Awesome guns. Irreverent humor. Great characters. Lots and lots of bad guys to shoot. Borderlands 3 is more of the same, but when it's this much fun, who cares?

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Critical Hit
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Sep 19, 2019

Borderlands 3 may be a braindead story of already dead on arrival memes and a cast that is largely forgettable (Save for Tannis, I still love you for being my socially inept spirit animal), but it's easily the most satisfying power fantasy of the year thanks to its amazingly tuned gunplay and a sophisticated flow of action that picks up the juvenile slack.

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GameSkinny
Sep 19, 2019

Borderlands 3 is the best Borderlands has ever been. It's beautiful, funny, and frantic in the best ways. There are issues, but those shouldn't deter you too much from having an absolute blast.

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Xbox Achievements
80%
80%
Sep 18, 2019

Is Borderlands 3 the best one yet? Not quite, but it's incredibly close. While it may not eclipse Borderlands 2, Gearbox has crammed Borderlands 3 with more chaotic gunplay, more ridiculous guns with which to wreak havoc, and more silly humour. More of everything, then? Yep. Borderlands 3 is one big bundle of fun.

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Twinfinite
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Sep 20, 2019

Borderlands 3 is the ultimate example of playing it safe and giving their core fans exactly what they want to see. I can certainly understand the desire to not fix what isn’t broken. It’s a valid strategy.

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Guardian
Sep 20, 2019

While there are some new aspects, such as a game-world that is more substantial than its predecessors, the third instalment is reassuringly familiar fun

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Leadergamer
Sep 20, 2019

For those, who want to get drowned in action, bullet and loot.

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Daily Mirror
Sep 21, 2019

Overall the game is a real blast from the past, keeping true to its style and doing the core mechanics outstandingly well whilst improving some quality of life aspects.

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GamesFinest
8 / 10
8 / 10
Sep 21, 2019

Borderlands 3 is able to skillfully enhance the unique selling points of its predecessors without losing its characteristic focus on cooperative gameplay and its motivations. Numerous minimal modifications within the varied maps, the pronounced individualization options within the skill trees as well as the original boss fights make it possible for Gearbox's successful series to secure the place on the genre throne as a matter of course. Despite the rather uniform main missions, the generic antagonist and its technical deficits, the co-op shooter overcomes the motivational hurdle, not least because of its improved loot offering and the mature endgame concept. With Borderland's 3 humorous charms including his loving cell sading graphic style, we are no less faced with a timeless co-op adventure that might turn our leisure activities upside down for the time being.

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GRYOnline.pl
8 / 10.0
GRYOnline.pl
Daniel Stroński

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Sep 19, 2019

Borderlands 3 is a terrific looter-shooter, one of the best out there, among the best in history. The game focuses on the most important thing – the gameplay. Shooting provides tons of fun and a gigantic arsenal of weapons keeps boredom at bay. It would be pretty much perfect, if not for the technical pitfalls – the game needs fixing.

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GameMAG
8 / 10
GameMAG

Top Critic

8 / 10
Sep 23, 2019

Borderlands 3 is a great co-op shooter/RPG with huge amount of content and good variety of loot, locations and quests. Shooting, exploring the locations and collect new guns is fun and interesting. Especially with friends online. Problems with framerate can be annoying, but I want to play Borderlands 3 even after tens of hours, and this is important.

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Worth Playing
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Sep 23, 2019

Borderlands 3 is a solid game for fans. It relishes in the multiplayer moment-to-moment combat, and the multitude of guns and the post-campaign game give players enough reasons to keep playing long after the credits have rolled. It won't convert those who disliked the series into fans, but it also does everything it can to keep itself true to what players liked about the originals. For those who are still deciding whether to jump in, Borderlands 3 is a good place to do so.

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The Angry Joe Show
8 / 10
8 / 10
Sep 24, 2019
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MMORPG.com
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Sep 25, 2019

Simply put, running through the story of Borderlands 3 was a blast.

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BaziCenter
8 / 10
BaziCenter
Danial Karimi Tar

Top Critic

8 / 10
Sep 19, 2019

Borderlands 3 is fun and entertaining, without a doubt, but it's not a revolutionary title like its predecessors, and everything we see here we already saw in the last two games.

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Screen Rant
Sep 25, 2019

The latest Borderlands entry continues the series' tradition of FPS/RPG co-op action.

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Saving Content
Sep 27, 2019

The massive amount of guns, quality of life improvements, planets you travel to, and proper endgame are all a recipe for satisfying even the hungriest among us. But the performance issues are a detriment to the enjoyment that should be had. Due to it being so much fun (especially in coop), that you can look past some of the issues. Borderlands 3 represents the best of the genre by again offering ‘Diablo with guns’ to such a satisfying degree that’s been so sorely missed.

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Oyungezer Online
8 / 10.0
Oyungezer Online
Sabri Erkan Sabancı

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Sep 19, 2019

Borderlands 3 gives what you want and expect after a 7 years of waiting. But if you didn't like this genre or Borderlands series before, this one won't be able to change your mind either.

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SomHráč.sk
80%
80%
Sep 28, 2019

Borderlands 3 isn't revolutionary in any way, but it's a welcome evolution. Shooting and looting is more fun than ever before. However, the technical aspects of the game are a bit of a mess and the story is a massive letdown.

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Gaming Nexus
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Oct 1, 2019

Borderlands 3 is a great game, but it's definitely got some technical issues with sadly brings the score down a bit.  While my issues weren't as bad as others I've heard about, they're still annoying at times.  However, if you can get past that you'll find a game that's more of the same as previous games (especially 2 and pre-sequel), but that's what made Borderlands great to start with.  A great story, reuniting with old friends, and some pretty interesting villains ensures I'll be coming back to open any more vaults that are found on any planet Gearbox wishes to travel to.

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The Digital Fix
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Oct 2, 2019

Borderlands 3 is a safe step forward for the franchise, but rough optimization, a leaning toward old jokes and a pair of underwhelming antagonists take some of the shine from this otherwise thoroughly enjoyable and beautifully rendered sequel.

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Reno Gazette-Journal
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Oct 4, 2019

Borderlands 3 doesn’t introduce any massively revolutionary concepts that completely change the game. Sometimes, though, people just want more of a good thing and Borderlands 3 delivers on that front for fans of the series.

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Telegraph
Oct 11, 2019

Is there anything more pernicious in modern cultural criticism than the concept of a guilty pleasure?

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Too Much Gaming
8 / 10
8 / 10
Oct 4, 2019

Risks were not taken here, and with good reason - their formula works, as they've crafted an addicting looter shooter worthy of your time. Countless issues that made me roll my eyes, but I plan to keep playing but probably on mute or while watching a movie.

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Softpedia
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 11, 2019

The extremely stupid humor, top-notch combat and wide range of weaponry make Borderlands 3 one of the best shooters of all-time. Although it's an old formula, Borderlands 3 offers one of the best shlooter experiences you can get.

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Bazimag
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 7, 2019

Although Borderlands 3 doesn't have anything new to offer, it's the best looter shooter title we've seen in years. Its simple but enjoyable gameplay and lovable characters and story can easily keep you playing for many hours.

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New Game Network
78 / 100
78 / 100
Sep 29, 2019

Borderlands 3 sticks to the formula established in previous games. Despite suffering from technical issues and some pretty obnoxious characters and dialogue, the improvements to core mechanics, a great variety of locations and enemies, and series-best procedurally generated loot make it a more than a worthy sequel that should enthrall fans for dozens of hours.

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GamesBeat
77 / 100
77 / 100
Sep 9, 2019

If you enjoy lootin’-and-shootin’, check out Borderlands 3. But go in knowing that you’re going to cringe at some of the jokes and feel fatigue every now and then

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MSPoweruser
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Sep 16, 2019

Borderlands 3 does technically evolve the franchise, and it is a fun time for those who know what they’re getting into. While most of the quests don’t have the motivation that you’d expect, the core gameplay is incredibly engaging. Every Vault Hunter feels fantastic to control and the world-hopping adventure leads to some gorgeous locales, but it’s not a decidedly better game than what’s come before. It’s one step forward and a juvenile step back to impress its friends. Oh, and there’s a fart at the end just for good measure.

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Cerealkillerz
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Sep 16, 2019

All good things come in threes but not in the case of Borderlands 3. Gearbox manages to cut out a lot of beloved features from previous titles and leaves us with uninspiring open world areas that are only kept alive from the craziness of beloved characters.

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Cultured Vultures
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Sep 18, 2019

Borderlands 3 brings all the fun and enthusiasm that the series is famed for while also introducing tighter gunplay and new locations to explore. Disappointingly, it fails to address some issues that have plagued earlier games and there's very little in the way of innovative, refreshing gameplay.

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Wccftech
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Sep 20, 2019

Borderlands 3 is another bountiful, bullet-filled buffet for fans. Hunting for that perfect gun is still addictive and the minute-to-minute action is better than ever, but flat writing, sometimes-frustrating level design, and a lack of polish limits the game's potential. If you're starving for more Borderlands, by all means, dig in, but you might find you've had your fill sooner than you expected.

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Press Start
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Sep 20, 2019

Borderlands 3 is what you would expect from a Borderlands game, for better or for worse. It does little to innovate on the now ubiquitous looter genre it helped to define ten years ago and plays it safe. While it's almost the same Borderlands it was those ten years ago, it's still hard to deny that it's a great romp with mates.

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NoobFeed
75 / 100
75 / 100
Sep 20, 2019

Borderlands 3's stellar gunplay and awesome arsenal heavily contrast its disappointing humor and characters.

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AusGamers
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Oct 1, 2019

Lilith, Maya, Claptrap, Sir Hammerlock, Mordecai, Brick, Moxxxi, and others.

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Metro GameCentral
7 / 10
7 / 10
Sep 17, 2019

A surprisingly unadventurous sequel, given the long years fans have been waiting for it, but the entertaining weaponry just about makes up for the overfamiliarity and obnoxious sense of humour.

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Gamers Heroes
7 / 10
7 / 10
Sep 17, 2019

Borderlands 3 does very little to reinvent itself. It plays it safe, sticking to the tried and tested formula that made the original games such a success. A must-play for fans of the genre and past Borderlands games, but much of the same for anyone else.

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GameCrate
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Sep 17, 2019

Borderlands 3 is more Borderlands and not much else. It doesn't innovate. It doesn't push the looter shooter genre forward. It doesn't say anything profound with its plot. It plays it 100% safe by nearly copying its predecessors. That might be enough for some people, but it's not enough to stand out against other contemporary looter shooters.

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The Outerhaven Productions
Sep 18, 2019

Borderlands 3 delivers on the looting and shooting, but everything else unfortunately falls flat. The four playable classes are the best the series has ever seen, and the loot progression has been fine-tuned to an impeccable degree. Obnoxious characters, painfully unfunny jokes, and numerous technical shortcomings make Borderlands 3 a hard game to recommend to anyone but existing fans of the franchise. If you already love Borderlands, you'll like Borderlands 3. If you don't, then this one won't do anything for you.

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Hardcore Gamer
3.5 / 5.0
3.5 / 5.0
Sep 18, 2019

The phrase, "doesn't do anything particularly new," is apt to describe Borderlands 3.

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VideoGamer
7 / 10
VideoGamer
Josh Wise

Top Critic

7 / 10
Sep 20, 2019

Best enjoyed at a breezy remove, Borderlands 3 provides a punchy shooting experience, a massive open world, and some eye-rolling, adolescent humour.

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We Got This Covered
Sep 21, 2019

Borderlands 3, besides being technically unsound, plays it a little too safe to stand out. While the gunplay is excellent and the weapons wild, cringeworthy writing weighs it down.

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Game Rant
Sep 21, 2019

Borderlands 3 may be a buggy game with performance issues and a disappointing story, but its fun factor is impossible to deny.

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3DNews
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Sep 22, 2019

The game is stuck in the past with its unfunny jokes, archaic game design decisions and unwillingness to follow at least some modern trends. If words

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Blast Away the Game Review
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Sep 23, 2019

"While our review has seemingly been more about the bad than good, it's because you know what you are getting into with a Borderlands title, and as someone who has struggled with the series in the past, I had certainly hoped that a third try would be the charm, which it has been - once you begin dusting off the New Game+ content, which is where the true meat of the game actually is."

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RPG Site
7 / 10
7 / 10
Sep 26, 2019

Borderlands 3 is a worthy sequel to the much-beloved Borderlands 2, but it desperately needed a few more months in the oven to clear up its myriad technical hurdles.

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Game Revolution
Sep 27, 2019

Despite its flaws, Borderlands 3 is worth playing, and it’s definitely no worse than the other entries in the franchise, which means it’s pretty darn okay.

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ZTGD
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Oct 3, 2019

I really want to like Borderlands 3. I know I will eventually, at least I hope so. As it stands right now, the game is a hard pill to swallow.

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INDIANTVCZ
7 / 10
7 / 10
Oct 15, 2019

Borderlands 3 has all the good things we loved in its predecessors and upgrades them a little. On the other hand it still has all the problems of Borderlands 2 and a few new ones. It’s fun to play, it has great feeling and it still is the best loot & shoot game on the market. However it also has some game design problems and more than a few technical difficulties that spoil gameplay and just shouldn’t be part of modern AAA titles. That being said it’s still a must for every fan of the series and every gamer who wants to became badass crimson raider traveling impossible galaxy full of insane creatures.

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Bloody Disgusting
Sep 23, 2019

Most of what this game has to offer hasn’t changed since 2012. It’s more Borderlands. Decide how you feel about that.

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Fextralife
7 / 10
Fextralife
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Top Critic

7 / 10
Oct 21, 2019

Borderlands 3 is an OK game. The shooting and the looting is mostly good with just a few niggles here and there. It could have been a good game, possibly even a great game, but is held back by a truly abysmal story.

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Paste Magazine
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Sep 30, 2019

It's a shame that Borderlands and I are no longer a good fit. What I miss most of all is its personality. The aesthetic and surface changes to the series don't make it a stranger; the change in temperament does. We just don't have as many laughs as we used to. Better to cut things off now, and remember the relationship for what it once was, because it doesn't get any better from here.

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GameZone
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Sep 30, 2019

Borderlands 3 sometimes struggles to earn your time commitment. Whether that's testing your patience with a plentiful supply of bullet sponges or quests that outstay their welcome, it's difficulty lies within wanting to continue playing it. To play Borderlands 3 is a true test of endurance that may cause actual fatigue and exhaustion after a few hours. While it reaches a lot of highs in gunplay and progression, this long-awaited threequel may not leave people instantly begging for more like they were after Borderlands 2.

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RPG Fan
65%
65%
Oct 6, 2019

...since the enemies grow stronger as I grow stronger, these miniscule increases in stats only keep me afloat, and never add anything interesting to how I approach enemies.

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PC Gamer
63 / 100
63 / 100
Sep 9, 2019

An endless font of bad jokes and cool guns in the series' most vapid story yet, Borderlands 3 skates by on watching numbers fly and goons explode.

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TheSixthAxis
6 / 10
6 / 10
Sep 18, 2019

I've got very mixed feelings about Borderlands 3. Overall I like it and it's fun to play, but it could have been so much more and the writing feels like time traveling back to your high school days and being surprised and a little disappointed at how immature everyone is. Few things in life are as embarrassing as the person you were five years ago. If you're not embarrassed, then I'm sorry to say that you may well be the Borderlands 3 of your friend group; stuck in the past unable to grow or change in any meaningful way, relying on fart jokes as a stand-in for your personality.

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EGM
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Sep 24, 2019

Borderlands 3 has finally arrived, seven years after the last numbered game in the series. But in that time, while most of us were growing older and wiser, Borderlands has doubled-down on its most prefrontal cortex obsessions. There's more loot than ever, and it's more individualized, but there's very little room for other areas of growth, like in story or character. As busy as Borderlands 3 can feel, and as much as this game expands the universe, you'll still feel like all you're doing is keeping your nose on the ground, sniffing out shiny, colorful guns.

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Daily Star
Oct 6, 2019

Ultimately Borderlands 3 is a mixed bag. It’s like going to visit my family at Christmas; you jump in the car, visiting those same people that you love dearly and enjoy seeing but it’s still the same long journey and your Dad is telling the same old jokes that make your skin crawl.

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Slant Magazine
Sep 20, 2019

The game is boorish, infantile, and violent, and, in refusing to take any sort of consistent stand, is wildly off the mark.

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