If you’ve ever wanted an overload of loot, and pure adrenaline driven shooting action, then Borderlands 3 is the game for you. The latest entry in the popular looter-shooter franchise sets you on a journey across 4 planets. this is probably the biggest departure from the previous games in the series – the new planets have their own biomes and a good diversity of locations. Exploration is fun, though the map system is really frustrating.
However, it the class systems and the loot that you are really here for. And that is absolutely top-notch. The gameplay is a ton of fun, and you are given a constant drip feed of great weapons, all of which feel worth at least a try, and some of which are total stand outs. The menus are a bit clunky, and so does the inventory, especially when you are being given so many weapons constantly.
The story is probably the weakest part – taking place approximately five years after the events of Borderlands 2 and four years after the events of Tales from the Borderlands, Borderlands 3 begins with four new Vault Hunters – Amara the Siren, FL4K the Beastmaster, Moze the Gunner, and Zane the Operative – joining Lilith’s Crimson Raiders as new recruits sent to investigate the Children of the Vault cult and their mysterious leaders, the Calypso twins, Tyreen and Troy, who are believed to be in possession of the long lost Vault Map.
Upon reclaiming the Vault Map, The Crimson Raiders and allies board the Sanctuary III spacecraft to journey beyond Pandora to other planets throughout the galaxy to claim the Vaults they hold before the Calypsos can steal their power for themselves.
It’s the journey, the characters and the moments in between that make for all the fun, and Borderlands 3 has those in heaps.
- Looks great
- Tons of guns
- Flashy combat
- Excellent endgame
- Clunky menus/map
- Performance issues
Score – 9/10
The original shooter-looter returns, packing bazillions of guns and a mayhem-fueled adventure! Blast through new worlds and enemies as one of four new Vault Hunters. Play solo or with friends to take on insane enemies, score loads of loot and save your home from the most ruthless cult leaders in the galaxy.