Borderlands: The Handsome Collection
Summary: Borderlands: The Handsome Collection does what it says on the tin. It collects the two games, and all their DLC, from the Handsome Jack arc in the franchise and updates their graphics and performance for the new generation of consoles. However, some critics note there are some issues, especially with The Pre-Sequel.
Top Critic Average
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.
Two great shooters for the price of one.
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.
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' packages the best and worst entry of the franchise together, making it a difficult proposition for casual fans.
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.
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.
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.