Borderlands 3 Review Roundup
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Borderlands 3 marks a return to the loot shooter franchise that helped define the genre. The series is known for its gonzo humor and boasts of near-infinite permutations of guns is marking its debut on the current generation. While the series makes the bold leap forward with improved visual fidelity, it appears to be the same Borderlands you've come to know.
According to GameSpot's Borderlands 3 review, it "carries forward many of the things that made the first two games special, but in doing so it also brings with it a few of the same stumbling blocks."
Several outlets have published reviews for Borderlands 3. We've gathered a range of them below to give a look from around the industry. For an even broader view, check out GameSpot's sister site Metacritic. If you're thinking about picking it up, be sure to read up our Borderlands 3 pre-order guide.
- Game: Borderlands 3
- Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One
- Developer: Gearbox Software
- Release date: September 13
- Price: $60 / £60 / $68 AUD
GameSpot -- 8/10
"If you've never been a fan of the franchise, it's unlikely Borderlands 3 does enough things differently to change your mind, as the game best excels at continuing what the series has always done: deliver a humorous tall tale of misfits looting and shooting their way to heroism." -- Jordan Ramee [Full review]
Forbes -- 9/10
"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." -- Paul Tassi [Full review]
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Destructoid -- 9/10
"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." -- Chris Carter [Full review]
Game Informer -- 8/10
"Borderlands 3 is a love letter to its fans and a celebration of the style of play it first popularized. Filled with characters from previous installments, and unapologetic in its silly humor and bombastic action, it's an amusing ride that seems hesitant to innovate. If more of what you loved before is your chief desire, Gearbox has granted that wish through a game of impressive scope that charts some very safe territory." -- Matt Miller [Full review]
US Gamer -- 4/5
"Borderlands 3 is more Borderlands, and all the loot that entails. This proper sequel improves upon the formula with more guns, but more importantly, a stretch of unique planets to kill enemies on. The new planets offer more visual variety and a great evolution of enemy encounters. The tuning is clearly meant for more than one player, making a punitive experience at times for the solo Vault Hunter. Despite the formula growing a bit stale, Gearbox has expanded upon it in the right way, resulting in a great Borderlands experience." -- Mike Williams [Full review]
PC Gamer -- 63/100
"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." -- James Davenport [Full review]
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