Percentile Rank

Borderlands 3 is ranked in the 94th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 17 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

85

Top Critic Average

88%

Critics Recommend

Based on 17 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

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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Scored Reviews

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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