Borderlands: The Handsome Collection

Borderlands: The Handsome Collection contains Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. But we don’t talk about the Pre-Sequel. The Pre-Sequel was released after Borderlands 2, but is set between 1 and 2. Unfortunately it is boring compared to the others, because it tries to be too funny. This review will focus on Borderlands 2.

Fun factor

I can scarcely describe how fun the game is one must simply try it for one’s self.

Here is what I think makes the game fun:

  • Humour
  • Game play
  • Story is interesting – It’s sort of a revenge story
  • You’re basically the underdog at the start, but by the end you kill Handsome Jack .

Control and gameplay

Standard FPS controls mean that it’s easy to learn. Controls are smooth for some characters. For example, the sniper character Zer0’s movements are incredibly smooth.

Gameplay is amazing. Level design is incredible. The levels aren’t open world, but they’re big enough in terms of verticality to seem like open-world.


The graphics are 3D cell shaded almost drawn and coloured look with lots of colours and different environments. Sometimes there can be so much on the screen that it can cause the console to lag. Some enemies explode when you shoot them, but it’s not that extreme.


Sound quality is good, but at times it can be a bit buggy like with zer0’s bore skill and Salvador’s moneyshot skill and the bee shield’s ampshot.


The game’s replayability comes from its entire concept and guns… and loot.

There are three playthrough modes: normal mode, true vault hunter mode, and ultimate vault hunter mode. In addition, once you’ve hit level 80, you can access overpowered levels one through ten… for each character which there are six of. The higher the level the better the loot., but also the harder the enemies.

Final thoughts

This game has been out for a while now so should be pretty cheap. I would recommend it for everyone, but particularly people who like FPS or looter/shooters and have a sense of humour. Is this too much of a spoiler?

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