borderlands-the-pre-sequel
Metacritic (PC): 75/100
Metacritic (PS): 77/100
Metacritic (Xbox): 74/100
Release: Oct 2014
Reviewed on: Xbox 360

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!

Site Score
7.5
Good: Story and Characters – Gameplay innovations
Bad: Quest variety isn’t as strong as past games
User Score
7.5
(11 votes)
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Borderlands expands the series with Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! a game which features plenty of familiar faces and mechanics but also manages to provide an insane amount of new content for fans to enjoy.

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Set in between the events of the first and second game players will have the opportunity to explore the moon Elpis which is set above Pandora while learning more about Jack, the antagonist in Borderlands 2. With 4 new and very unique characters to take control of mixed in with a range of new mechanics this latest Borderlands addition adds a lot to the popular formula of the original games.

Classes include Athena a shield based character, Willhelm who uses drones to assist him in battle, Nisha who can crack down her mighty lightning whip on enemies and Claptrap a mixed bag of positive and negative boosts that can either help or hinder a team.

New mechanics include low gravity environments, oxygen tanks, new special attacks such as the grand slam manoeuvre, new vehicles and a host of new weaponry. From laser weapons to freeze attacks and rail guns the new assortment of weapons in The Pre-Sequel! keep the combat of the series fresh.

Enemies have also had a complete makeover with a crazy array of new enemies to give you headaches on the battlefield, from medics that will heal team mates to new native creatures that split into two when killed.

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The core gameplay formula of Borderlands hasn’t changed much with players able to explore semi-open areas to complete side quests, main quests and tackle bosses. You’ll still find your favourite vending machines scattered around the game world in addition to a new Grinder that will take your unwanted weapons and turn them into something new encouraging players to still pick up loot even if they don’t need the cash.

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! is a must add to any Borderlands fan game library although the sometimes mundane quest lines keep it from being a more than once experience.

Summary:

  • Return to the world of Borderlands to explore the moon Elpis.
  • New vehicles let you explore in whole new ways.
  • Try out the new weapons on a fresh batch of enemies.
  • Explore the origins of Jack.
  • For Windows, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

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Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!, 7.5 out of 10 based on 11 ratings

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