- “Borderlands 3” launched on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on September 13. It’s the first new game in the series since “Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel” was released in 2014.
- Dazzling gunplay, customisable characters, and cooperative play make “Borderlands 3” a blast, and the game offers lots of small improvements on the formula that made the “Borderlands” series a cult classic.
- The game supports up to four players online and has split-screen for offline co-op. If you prefer to play alone, you can complete the story and everything else in offline mode.
- Fans of “Borderlands” will feel right at home with the game’s irreverent style and crass humour, but the jokes aren’t anything to write home about.
- “Borderlands 3” doesn’t offer much in terms of innovation, but it’s got enough fun and personality to last for years, just like “Borderlands 2.”
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“Borderlands 3” was one of this year’s most anticipated games, the long-awaited sequel to a cult-classic series that has captivated fans for years – and I’m happy to say, it doesn’t disappoint.
“Borderlands 3” launched on September 13 across PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4, and it’s the first new “Borderlands” title in nearly five years, following up on the somewhat maligned “Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel.”
The “Borderlands” franchise has sold more than 48 million copies since its debut in 2009. The series is best known for its irreverent humour, hundreds of outrageous weapons, and cooperative play for up to four players. These elements have helped “Borderlands 2” remain one of the most popular shooting games on PC seven years after its release. “Borderlands 2″‘s success helped popularise the “looter shooter” genre that now includes games like “Destiny” and “The Division.”
In “Borderlands 3,” you’ll choose from one of four “vault hunters” and power up their unique abilities as you progress through the game.
“Borderlands 3” continues the series’ legacy, supporting up to four players online or two players on a single screen. Players choose from one of four “vault hunters” and shoot their way across across a variety of futuristic landscapes.
While there’s an overarching story to tie everything together, much of “Borderlands 3” is about shooting your way through waves of enemies and finding new guns to add to your collection.
Each vault hunter has their own unique abilities and players can choose new power-ups as they advance to customise their character. The fun of “Borderlands 3” comes from finding a satisfying mix of guns and abilities that can conquer waves of enemies with ease, and things can get even more wild when you add a few friends to the mix.
“Borderlands” has an outrageous style and humour that fans have come to appreciate.
The game has an unusual style that evokes the post-apocalyptic spirit of “Mad Max” and “The Running Man” injected with the sort of humour you’d expect from “Family Guy.” The blend is unusual and the jokes are crass, but the creators of “Borderlands” have spent years developing memorable characters and a detailed world that fans of the series have grown to love.
The humour also brings a bit of satire to the intense violence that comes from shooting your way through hordes of enemies.
“Borderlands 3” doesn’t offer much innovation, but it’s still one of the best shooting games around.
“Borderlands 3” doesn’t do much to change the formula that’s worked all these years, but it does improve lots of small features to make the game feel a bit more modern. For example, a new co-op mode always provides each player with specific loot and balanced enemies based on how far they have progressed. That makes it easier for people to play together without worrying about who’s farther into the game.
Anyone who enjoys shooting games should find something they enjoy with “Borderlands 3,” even if they have never played a “Borderlands” game before. It takes about 20 hours to complete a single playthrough, but with four very different characters to choose from, there are plenty of reasons to go for a second run.
“Borderlands 3” has enough replay value to last for years, just the way “Borderlands” fans like it.
If the “Borderlands 2” community is any indication, you can expect dedicated players to stick with “Borderlands 3” for years to come, and it will always be a game that you can share with friends.
Here’s a full breakdown of what it’s like playing “Borderlands 3:”