Borderlands 3

42 critics

Score Distribution

9.00 to 10.0
8.00 to 8.99
6.00 to 7.99
4.00 to 5.99
0 to 3.99
Josh WiseSep 20, 2019
Best enjoyed at a breezy remove, Borderlands 3 provides a punchy shooting experience, a massive open world, and some eye-rolling, adolescent humour.
Cameron HawkinsSep 19, 2019
Borderlands 3 has everything that I think most players are looking for: great gameplay with high-replayability and a solid story. I have my personal gripes with the direction Gearbox took the narrative, but it isn’t objectively bad. I don’t know where the story is going to go from here and knowing that there will be future entries in the series I’m looking forward to seeing where they go. There is so much content here and many ways to complete all of it. I can’t wait to try new characters, play in new modes, and eventually go through the upcoming DLC.
Alex AvardSep 17, 2019
This is a game that knows exactly what it is and who it’s for, smartly building on what came before without ever compromising the series' core identity. I wish Borderlands 3's villains had been as entertaining and well crafted as the rest of the game, but putting up with their vexing influencer imitations is a small price to pay for enjoying Gearbox's heady cocktail of perfectly organised chaos.
Annette PolisSep 17, 2019
In spite of all of those horrible glitches I am still 100% on board with Borderlands 3. First off, it’s the bestest most funnest co-op shooter of 2019. What other series has guns that scream ouch when you reload them? Or guns that get so hot you need to spray them down with a water gun before you can use them again? There’s a good 25-ish hours to dig into with the story alone. Once you add on all of the sidequests and collectibles, you’ve added on at least another 10 hours. And that’s not even including the Proving Grounds or Circle of Slaughter game modes.
Collin MacGregorSep 18, 2019
Borderlands 3 is a complicated game to recommend. It’s a technical mess that is flooded with bugs and sports some pretty mediocre writing at times. On the other hand, it boasts terrific gameplay, characters, and endgame content. If it wasn’t so marred by glitches, it would be an easy contender for game of the year. While we are sure this game is a perfect evolution for the Borderlands formula, we wish Gearbox spent a bit more time polishing the product.
Richard WalkerSep 18, 2019
Is Borderlands 3 the best one yet? Not quite, but it's incredibly close. While it may not eclipse Borderlands 2, Gearbox has crammed Borderlands 3 with more chaotic gunplay, more ridiculous guns with which to wreak havoc, and more silly humour. More of everything, then? Yep. Borderlands 3 is one big bundle of fun.
Mitch GassnerSep 25, 2019
Simply put, running through the story of Borderlands 3 was a blast. Sure, the writing was a little thin in some points and the UI could be better, but the improved gunplay more than makes up for it. I spent most of my time with Moze, have Fl4k about half way through the story, and played around on Amara and Zane, and each one brings their own flavor to the fight. There are some balance issues that need to be addressed, but a more urgent priority would be squashing bugs and fixing the nagging technical issues ASAP.
David MorganSep 21, 2019
Overall, this is a bummer. I was more excited for Borderlands 3 than anything else releasing this year. I was certain I wouldn’t be able to peel myself away from it, assuming it was what I expected. It turns out, when you strip away the nostalgia of Borderlands writing and come to terms with the new phoned-in script, the gunplay just isn’t great enough to carry the load. The constant sense of progression and class design are spectacular, but they’re also being flanked by busted performance and a lack of polish.
Cody MedellinSep 23, 2019
Borderlands 3 is a solid game for fans. It relishes in the multiplayer moment-to-moment combat, and the multitude of guns and the post-campaign game give players enough reasons to keep playing long after the credits have rolled. It won't convert those who disliked the series into fans, but it also does everything it can to keep itself true to what players liked about the originals. For those who are still deciding whether to jump in, Borderlands 3 is a good place to do so.
Cade OnderSep 30, 2019
Borderlands 3 sometimes struggles to earn your time commitment. Whether that's testing your patience with a plentiful supply of bullet sponges or quests that outstay their welcome, it's difficulty lies within wanting to continue playing it. To play Borderlands 3 is a true test of endurance that may cause actual fatigue and exhaustion after a few hours. While it reaches a lot of highs in gunplay and progression, this long-awaited threequel may not leave people instantly begging for more like they were after Borderlands 2.
Alec SandarSep 18, 2019
Borderlands 3 is a perfect continuation of the past two games. It doesn’t mess with the things that don’t need fixing, it adds where it is supposed to add, it improves the access to the game in terms of visuals, it has all new kick-ass soundtrack, and it brings an infinite number of ways to blast your foes. What more could a gamer possibly want?!
Darryn BonthuysSep 19, 2019
Borderlands 3 may be a braindead story of already dead on arrival memes and a cast that is largely forgettable (Save for Tannis, I still love you for being my socially inept spirit animal), but it’s easily the most satisfying power fantasy of the year thanks to its amazingly tuned gunplay and a sophisticated flow of action that picks up the juvenile slack.
Angry JoeSep 24, 2019
Nathan BirchSep 20, 2019
Borderlands 3 is another bountiful, bullet-filled buffet for fans. Hunting for that perfect gun is still addictive and the minute-to-minute action is better than ever, but flat writing, sometimes-frustrating level design, and a lack of polish limits the game’s potential. If you’re starving for more Borderlands, by all means, dig in, but you might find you’ve had your fill sooner than you expected.
Alexander ThomasSep 21, 2019
Borderlands 3 is the battery-acid fueled, over the top explosive experience we had hoped it would be. It hits almost every mark of what we want out of a sequel with an exemplary new cast, returning favorites from across the series, and staying true to the franchise at its core. This is still a title full of psychopaths trying to murder anything that moves with bazillions of guns, but after the first few hours, you can see how the series has grown.
Tanner DedmonSep 20, 2019
The performance side of Borderlands 3 also leaves something to be desired, though this and other problems can at least be resolved post-launch. Playing on a PlayStation 4 Pro should in theory be able to pull off a satisfying playthrough in the "Resolution" mode, but it was a pretty abysmal experience. It might've looked marginally better, but who can tell when everything's jerking around when you try to look in any direction? Performance mode is the way to go until optimizations come through, but neither is suitable for split-screen mode. Given how important co-op has always been to Borderlands, those with fond memories of playing the past games on a couch with siblings and friends will be disappointed to see the headache that Borderlands 3 split-screen has become. These problems will hopefully be fixed since 2K is aware of them, but that can't retroactively fix the letdown of trying to relive a traditional Borderlands experience at launch and being unable to do so.
If you are a fan of the previous Borderlands games, I would highly recommend this game to you, as it is still getting new downloadable content and is constantly evolving. Borderlands 3, simply put, is more Borderlands for the nostalgic fans out there, and while it leaves some of its better jabs in the past, Gearbox has still made a pretty intriguing and explorable game.
Jenni LadaSep 13, 2019
Perhaps the best way to describe Borderlands 3 is to say it is exactly the game you would expect it to be. There are plenty of familiar faces, and it has the same sort of ambiance and atmosphere. People will still keep going into quest after quest for the same reasons (loot). While it might be difficult to accept the new villains after a great one like Handsome Jack, the twins are fine. Most importantly, the new Vault Hunters work well and the game is as fun to play alone as it is with friends.
Drew HurleySep 26, 2019
Borderlands 3 has been crafted from the ground up with fans of the series in mind. There is a mammoth amount of Easter Eggs and cameos from every single previous entry - even from Tales from the Borderlands! The term love-letter to the fans is overused but it feels apt here. Gearbox long ago managed to make pure concentrated gaming compulsion and they've perfected it here.
Liam CroftSep 18, 2019
In refusing to dramatically innovate, Borderlands 3 continues to occupy a unique position in the RPG genre. Its blend of looting, shooting, and comedy makes for varied gameplay sequences, deep and meaningful player progression, and a couple of laughs along the way. It’s not going to convert anyone who wasn’t a fan of previous iterations, but in doing so, Borderlands 3 sticks to what it does best.
GameCentralSep 17, 2019
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.
Kieran HarrisSep 20, 2019
For us, Borderlands 3 may not represent the pinnacle of the series, but it still makes plenty of improvements whilst delivering the same absurd humour and addictive weapon collecting that the series is known for.
John-Paul JonesSep 19, 2019
If you expected a lot more from Borderlands 3 however, or at least something more innovative that what we have here, do feel free to take a hatchet to that score below to the tune of a point or two. For the rest of you, be happy that the Borderlands franchise appears to be in such fine fettle. As it is, I really, really enjoyed Borderlands 3; the gunplay is the most satisfying the series has ever seen, the loop of kill, loot, upgrade still doesn’t feel overexposed and the whole thing is just a great hoot to play with friends – dodgy attempts at LOLs be damned.
James MitchellSep 20, 2019
Borderlands 3 is what you would expect from a Borderlands game, for better or for worse. It does little to innovate on the now ubiquitous looter genre it helped to define ten years ago and plays it safe. While it’s almost the same Borderlands it was those ten years ago, it’s still hard to deny that it’s a great romp with mates.
Carlos LeivaSep 09, 2019
Borderlands 3 es justo lo que esperábamos de él. Un más y mejor de manual que pule y eleva la saga a un nuevo nivel, potenciando las virtudes de sus dos primeras entregas y solucionando los pocos defectos que tenían. Así pues, tenemos unos tiroteos magníficos, un diseño de misiones excelente, un arsenal inmenso y muy jugoso, un mundo enorme y variado, personajes con muchísimo carisma, una aventura divertidísima y bien equilibrada tanto en solitario como en compañía, una cantidad de contenidos para tenernos entretenidos durante decenas de horas y un apartado audiovisual de lujo.
Paula CroftSep 09, 2019
Un título referente en su género, que destaca por encima de sus competidores y que disfrutarás de principio a fin, seguramente varias veces. Un juego destinado a convertirse en clásico con el paso de los años.
David SorianoSep 10, 2019
Borderlands sigue siendo igual de cabronazo. El juego de Gearbox no ha perdido un ápice de su esencia canalla a la vez que actualiza su jugabilidad para adaptarse a los nuevos tiempos, con un gunplay mejorado en la práctica totalidad de sus chorrocientos millones de armas, deslizarse, escalar, etc. Es una lástima que dos de los Buscacámaras no consigan estar al mismo nivel del otro par, porque la nueva navegación por sus planetas es mucho más satisfactoria que nunca.
Benjamin SchmädigSep 16, 2019
Sehr unterhaltsame, aber auch altbackene Beutejagd mit kleinen technischen Problemen sowohl auf PC als auch auf Konsolen.
Maurice WeberSep 09, 2019
Borderlands 3 erfindet das Rad nicht neu, macht aber fast alles besser, größer und bombastischer als seine Vorgänger.
Eva MartinelloJan 13, 2020
Ce DLC Le Casse du Beau Jackpotest clairement dédié aux fans de l'antagoniste de Borderlands 2, le Beau Jack. Les plus grands fans de la licence apprécieront l'extension, vendue à un prix raisonnable. En revanche, les joueurs qui ont moyennement apprécié le jeu principal ne seront pas forcément convaincus par cette extension qui possède ses mêmes forces et faiblesses, à moins d'être des fans invétérés du Beau Jack.
Valentin CeboSep 23, 2019
Borderlands 3 est encore un FPS terriblement addictif, un véritable aspirateur à temps et un titre qui ne lésine pas sur le contenu et la variété de ses styles de jeu pour occuper les chasseurs de l'Arche. Un titre sur lequel il nous tarde de passer des dizaines d'heures en essayant tout et n'importe quoi dans le simple but de voir pleuvoir le loot et remplir les barres d'expérience. Mais on sait qu'il faudra pour cela outrepasser son côté très lourdingue et éviter de s'attarder sur ses dialogues bas du front. Désactiver dialogues et sous-titres est un bon moyen de le faire.
MrderivSep 19, 2019
Sans grande prise de risque, ni évolutions majeures de son propre concept, Borderlands 3 se forge une expérience dans la droite lignée de ses prédécesseurs. Plus généreux en contenus et en butins, plus personnalisable et nerveux dans ses combats, il coche une à une les cases de la suite dont l’adage assumé pourrait être “améliorer sans ne rien révolutionner”.
Maximilien CagnardSep 20, 2019
Après des années insoutenables d’attente et d’excitation, Borderlands 3 est enfin disponible et son contenu gargantuesque répond effectivement aux exigences d’une communauté passionnée. Dans à peu près toutes ses facettes, qu’elles concernent le gameplay, le level design ou l’aspect RPG, le jeu de Gearbox Software fait les choses un peu mieux, avec un peu plus de grandeur, un peu plus de profondeur : après tout, la formule était déjà diablement efficace en 2012 et il n’y a aucune raison pour que les bases de ce pilier du loot-shooter ne se soient effondrées.
Aníbal GonçalvesOct 01, 2019
Resumidamente, Borderlands 3 precisou de pelo menos duas atualizações para afinar alguns dos seus sistemas, mas é facilmente o melhor jogo da série até à data, resolvendo os principais problemas do anterior ampliando sobremaneira a oferta e variedade do armamento. Como não tem associado um elemento competitivo não está constrangido pela necessidade de forçar equilíbrios, o que resulta num caótico número de opções capaz de oferecer centenas de horas de diversão a diferentes tipos de jogador. Se acompanhado de semelhantes, melhor.
Paolo BesserSep 17, 2019
Borderlands 3 è un gran giocone, dotato di carisma e di grande rigiocabilità, con quattro personaggi da approfondire, tantissime sotto-quest da affrontare e un futuro di DLC che potrebbe brillare alla grande. Del domani non vi è certezza, scriveva il Poeta, ma oggi possiamo divertirci parecchio.
Pasquale FuscoSep 20, 2019
Al netto di qualche difetto tecnico più o meno evidente, Borderlands 3 è tutto ciò che speravamo di trovare nell’ultimo capitolo della serie Gearbox. La formula di gioco che abbiamo sempre amato, con il potente mix di elementi FPS/RPG che accoglie nuove e gradite meccaniche; l’invidiabile verve umoristica incarnata da un cast stellare, in cui sono i gemelli Calypso a brillare di meno, ahinoi; la varietà, quella delle innumerevoli bocche da fuoco, dei mondi che ci troveremo a visitare e delle folli situazioni in cui verremo catapultati.
Francesco FossettiSep 17, 2019
È un titolo che punta tutto sul piacere e sulla tensione delle sparatorie, sull'intensificazione dei ritmi di gioco, sull'assortimento di armi, di ambienti, di approcci.Divertente da soli, esaltante con un gruppo di amici, Borderlands 3 è il grande ritorno che tutti aspettavamo: uno shooter irriverente, ricchissimo, e - nel senso più pieno del termine - esagerato.
Алексей ЕгоровSep 14, 2019
Вместе с тем в Borderlands 3 яркие персонажи, довольно бодрая боевка и красочные миры. Не исключено, что со всеми будущими дополнениями третья часть серии станет отличной игрой с массой контента, который можно будет осваивать сотни часов. Но сейчас это просто не худший лут-шутер, где очень не хватает активностей в эндгейме.
Furkan GülerSep 19, 2019
Sona geldiğimizde Borderlands 3, genel olarak ilk iki oyunun izinden giden ve iyi yanlarını içerisinde barındıran bir yapım olmuş. Üçüncü oyunda oyuna eklenen yenilikler pek ön planda durmasa da oynanışı çeşitlendirebiliyor. Eğer arkadaşlarınızla oynamak için kaliteli bir co-op temelli oyun arıyorsanız, Borderlands 3 tam da aradığınız parti oyunu kıvamında olmuş.
Daniel Jaszczomb StrońskiSep 20, 2019
Koniec końców uważam, że Borderlands 3 jest rewelacyjnym looter shooterem, który skupia się na tym, co najważniejsze – na rozgrywce. Model strzelania jako taki oferuje ogromne pokłady frajdy, a pokaźny arsenał wymyślnej broni palnej nie pozwala wkraść się powtarzalności ani na moment. Martwi jednak stan techniczny gry. Słabe konsole nie wyrabiają w trybach wieloosobowych, mocne się przegrzewają, a pecetowcy krzyczą o kiepskiej optymalizacji (i innych kontrowersjach, które celowo pominąłem, skupiając się na samej grze).
آریا پیروزSep 26, 2019
استودیوی Gearbox به دلایل مختلف که حدس زدنشان کار چندان پیچیده‌ای نیست به ساخت یک بازی بدون ریسک بسنده کرده و هیچ تغییر بنیادینی در روح بازی و گیم پلی آن ایجاد نکرده‌اند. در نهایت باید گفت بازی Borderlands 3 با تمام جذابیت‌هایش به هیچ عنوان در سطح و اندازه قسمت‌های پیشین خود انقلابی و زیبا نیست و تقریبا هیچ نکته‌ای را در آن نمی‌توان یافت که پیشتر در قسمت‌های قبلی ندیده باشیم.
uniSep 20, 2019
Dá sa síce skonštatovať, že je to ďalšia dávka toho, čo nám séria Borderlands ponúkla už predtým, plus nejaké menšie vylepšenia. Ale pridajte si k tomu spoluhráčov a niektoré unikátne súboje s bossmi v štýlových prostrediach a ono to vlastne naozaj stačí. Chvíľami hra síce trochu pokrivkáva, ale vzápätí vám to vynahradí jedinečnými adrenalínovými momentmi, kvôli ktorým sa do toho oplatí ísť. Aj napriek počiatočným technickým problémom, ktoré sa, bohužiaľ, Borderlands 3 nevyhli a rozhodne očakávame nápravu.