Borderlands 3

Gearbox Software

Strong Man
OpenCritic Rating
80
Top Critic Average
77%
Critics Recommend
Based on 132 critic reviews
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Borderlands 3

Rating Summary

Based on 132 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

77%

Critics Recommend

Based on 132 critic reviews
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Borderlands 3 Reviews Summary

Summary: Borderlands 3 was built for fans of the series and even though it doesn't take any unnecessary risks with its formula, it still manages to excite and thrill players from start to finish.

Bigger & Better

Borderlands 3 builds on the set formula by ramping everything up to eleven.

Even More Loot

One of the original looter shooters brings even more quirky and explosive guns to the table.

Playing Safe

Borderlands 3 plays it very safe, never straying too far from the set formula that's over ten years old now.

General Information

Available on:Xbox OneSep 13, 2019
PCSep 13, 2019
PlayStation 4Sep 13, 2019
Google Stadia2019

Developer: Gearbox Software

Genres: RPG, First-Person Shooter

The original shooter-looter returns, packing bazillions of guns and a mayhem-fueled adventure! Blast through new worlds and enemies as one of four brand new Vault Hunters, each with deep skill trees, abilities and customization. Play solo or join with friends to take on insane enemies, score loads of loot and save your home from the most ruthless cult leaders in the galaxy. A MAYHEM-FUELED THRILL RIDE Stop the fanatical Calypso Twins from uniting the bandit clans and claiming the galaxy’s ultimate power. Only you, a thrill-seeking Vault Hunter, have the arsenal and allies to take them down. YOUR VAULT HUNTER, YOUR PLAYSTYLE Become one of four extraordinary Vault Hunters, each with unique abilities, playstyles, deep skill trees, and tons of personalization options. All Vault Hunters are capable of awesome mayhem alone, but together they are unstoppable. • Moze as THE GUNNER: When Moze needs backup she Digistructs her mech – Iron Bear – for a sucker punch of additional firepower. • Amara as THE SIREN: A confident, capable brawler with the ability to summon ethereal fists, Amara uses her Siren powers to smash her enemies. • FL4K as the BEASTMASTER: FL4K lives for the hunt. So do the loyal beasts that follow their master’s every command. Their preferred prey? Unsuspecting bandits, those poor suckers. • Zane as the OPERATIVE: Specializing in battlefield gadgetry, Zane is extremely proficient at slipping into combat, creating chaos, and sneaking back out as if he were never there. LOCK, LOAD, AND LOOT With bazillions of guns and gadgets, every fight is an opportunity to score new gear. Firearms with self-propelling bullet shields? Check. Rifles that spawn fire-spewing volcanoes? Obviously. Guns that grow legs and chase down enemies while hurling verbal insults? Yeah, got that too. NEW BORDERLANDS Discover new worlds beyond Pandora, each featuring unique environments to explore and enemies to destroy. Tear through hostile deserts, battle your way across war-torn cityscapes, navigate deadly bayous and more! QUICK & SEAMLESS CO-OP ACTION Play with anyone at any time online or in split-screen co-op, regardless of your level or mission progress. Take down enemies and challenges as a team, but reap rewards that are yours alone – no one misses out on loot. - A MAYHEM-FUELED THRILL RIDE Stop the fanatical Calypso Twins from uniting the bandit clans and claiming the galaxy's ultimate power. - YOUR VAULT HUNTER, YOUR PLAYSTYLE Become one of four extraordinary Vault Hunters, each with unique abilities, playstyles, deep skill trees, and tons of personalization options. - LOCK, LOAD, AND LOOT With bazillions of guns and gadgets, every fight is an opportunity to score new gear. - NEW BORDERLANDS Discover new worlds beyond Pandora, each featuring unique environments to explore and enemies to destroy. - QUICK & SEAMLESS CO-OP ACTION Play with anyone at any time online or in split-screen co-op, regardless of your level or mission progress.

Borderlands 3 Critic Reviews

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

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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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Eurogamer

No Recommendation / Blank
Eurogamer

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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Metro GameCentral

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7 / 10
Metro GameCentral

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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Audience Reviews

3 / 10.0
I loved Borderlands 1 and 2 greatly, but this game isn't it. First of all the story is trash. When UVHM came out no one wanted to switch to it because the story is too boring and repeatable to play 3 times, let alone on several characters. The worst part of this game is that it cant even run well; even a year after the launch. You can run the lowest settings possible on a decent

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OpenCritic Coverage

Borderlands 3 is Receiving a Second Season Pass

Borderlands 3 is Receiving a Second Season Pass

It has been announced that Borderlands 3 will receive a second Season Pass, which will begin next month

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Borderlands 3's Next-Gen Update Releases the Same Day as the PS5 and Xbox Series X

Borderlands 3's Next-Gen Update Releases the Same Day as the PS5 and Xbox Series X

It has been announced that Borderlands 3's next-gen upgrade will release alongside the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X / S

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Bloody Harvest has Returned to Borderlands 3

Bloody Harvest has Returned to Borderlands 3

It has been announced that Borderlands 3's Halloween mode, Bloody Harvest, has made a return

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Borderlands 3 Is Coming to Next Gen with Enhancements

Borderlands 3 Is Coming to Next Gen with Enhancements

Borderlands 3 will join the ever-expanding list of games being enhanced for next-gen consoles, 2K announced, including several new gameplay features.

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Trailers

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Borderlands 3 - Official Guide to the Borderlands thumbnail

Borderlands 3 - Official Guide to the Borderlands

Borderlands 3 - FL4K Character Trailer: "The Hunt" thumbnail

Borderlands 3 - FL4K Character Trailer: "The Hunt"

Borderlands 3 - Amara Character Trailer: "Looking for a Fight" thumbnail

Borderlands 3 - Amara Character Trailer: "Looking for a Fight"

Screenshots

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