The Handsome Collection wraps up six years-worth of great Borderlands content and puts a nice bow on it.
Some unfortunate technical problems distract from what is otherwise a very generous compilation, and an entirely legitimate alternative to Destiny.
Given that I awarded Borderlands 2 4.5 stars and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel 3.5 stars, the score below shouldn't be a surprise, but both games are worth playing through once more in The Handsome Collection, especially if you have three friends (and the extra controllers) to experience four-player couch co-op.
Providing gamers with two very fun and lengthy games within Borderlands: The Handsome Collection, there is no doubt that this is the ultimate Borderlands experience for everyone.
Two great shooters for the price of one.
If you're new to the series or looking to jump in, you could well be playing this until Gearbox release Borderlands 3.
Borderlands: The Handsome Collection is the victory lap that every Borderlands fan will enjoy, and packs a tremendous value into one disc. Some performance issues hold it back from being flawless, but all the ingredients are here to sate your chaotic sweettooth.
'Borderlands: The Handsome Collection' packages the best and worst entry of the franchise together, making it a difficult proposition for casual fans.
Fans of Borderlands should pick this up, and people that jumped on the new console bandwagon and missed out on The Pre-Sequel now have a way to play it. Even if it has some issues here and there, it's still fun. This package is a steal.
Borderlands: The Handsome Collection is a great game, plain and simple. Those new to the franchise will get to play two awesome games and all the associated DLC for one hell of a price, while veterans of the series should be able to find reason to visit the franchise again. Be it to experience the games in HD, play 4-player couch co-op with friends, or catch up on DLC they didn't pay for the first time around, there are a lot of reasons to come back.
In the current gaming landscape where the re-master, at least for now, appears to be here to stay, nothing released to date offers the sheer breadth of content found in Borderlands: The Handsome Collection. While those with no love for the franchise will, unsurprisingly, find nothing for them here, it does – as a result of the visual upgrades – provide a handsome jumping on point for newcomers, as well as a great way for the Borderlands faithful to catch up on anything that they might have missed.
It's just hard not to recommend Borderlands: The Handsome Collection. There's so much content. It received a proper current-gen graphical upgrade and there is tons of both DLC and normal content included. I have a few problems with The Pre-Sequel, but that's it.
Oodles of content, some of the most fun you'll have in a modern shooter with or without friends and a wicked sense of humour make Borderlands: The Handsome Collection fantastic value.
If you somehow missed out on the Borderlands games in their original configurations, then the Handsome Collection is the proverbial no-brainer. It offers the very essence of pure gaming pleasure (as long, that is, as shooting outlandish comic-book characters in the face is something that floats your boat). And not just as a short, sharp burst – thanks to all that DLC, it should keep you occupied for months on end. Combine that extreme meatiness with gameplay that is never anything less than irresistibly addictive, and you've got a recipe for waving goodbye to your social life. You have been warned.
"The Handsome Collection" doesn't reinvent the wheel of remastered games. It's a standard fare that we should now be used to in the current-gen era of rehashing old games with new graphics. That doesn't mean this collection isn't worth the money. "Borderlands 2" alone is nearly worth the price of admission for serious vault hunters. If you're gung ho about revisiting the world of Pandora, "The Handsome Collection" is an attractive offer.
Borderlands: The Handsome Collection is one of the best remasters out there and delivers exceptional value in spades.
It's pure Borderlands, with more than enough content to keep you going for some time. It's just a pity that the Handsome Collection didn't receive the technical love that the franchise clearly deserved as it jumped onto newer platforms.
If you've already played one or both of the titles included in The Handsome Collection this package might not be for you, unless the chance to play split-screen is too tempting to pass up. If you've never given the Borderlands series a try and are eager to test it out, The Handsome Collection is a great way to dive in.
Borderlands: The Handsome Collection offers a ton of great content for its price tag, alongside gameplay that is infinitely replayable. That said, it's tough to wholeheartedly recommend the package, due to some horrendously awful and unacceptable performance issues.
It may not be on the PC, but if you've been hankering for a good RPG mixed with shooter than doesn't leave you frustrated, this is what you've been waiting for. If, however, you've already played these games to death, you may want to just wait for the next entry in the series. You do have the option of bringing your save over to the Handsome Collection though, which is a nice bonus feature.