Borderlands 3 (2009) is a shooting game played with friends or solo to defeat enemies and loot ancient vaults in outer space. This unique setting and story, which it shares with the other Borderlands games, in addition to its unique art style and integration of split-screen or online multiplayer into its main campaign, create a unique experience that makes it stand out.
You play a vault hunter on the fantasy world of Pandora. After decades of unsuccessful, large-scale attempts to uncover the treasures from the vaults, the planets' inhabitants, the Eridians, have gone all but insane. Only a few solo vault hunters, such as yourself, now remain in hope of uncovering the treasure that yet lies hidden.
You choose one of the four classes, each with different strengths, and complete missions given to you by characters or put up on bounty boards. In return, you receive experience and currency you can use for upgrades and buying items.
Gameplay consists of shooting enemies and receiving loot from them and the chests scattered about the map. Loot includes randomly generated weapons, that vary in ammo capacity, damage, and other key areas, giving the game over a billion possible gun variations. You can also find perks that can give you the edge; destroy enemies with fire, ice, and other elemental powers. Whether you choose to play alone or with friends, there is significant strategy involved in picking the best weapons and perks, and also in finding cover and preventing damage to your character while still dealing damage to enemies.
On the PlayStation 5 version, you can make use of Activity cards, which allow you to quickly jump into any given area of the game. This makes it easier to replay missions you enjoy, or go back to an area to find a secret in as few button presses and as little time as possible.
There have been several Borderlands games that have released over the years on several different platforms:
Borderlands (2009) PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Switch, Mac and PC.
Borderlands 2 (2012) PS3, PS Vita, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Switch, Mac and PC.
Borderlands Legends (2012) iOS
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel (2014) PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Switch, Mac and PC. only available on PS4, Xbox One and Switch through The Handsome Collection, called the Legendary Collection on Switch, which collects both this game and Borderlands 2.
Tales from the Borderlands (2014) PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Switch, Mac, PC, Android and iOS.
Borderlands 3 (2020) Pc, Mac, Stadia, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4 and PS5.
Our examiner, Ben Kendall
, first checked Borderlands 3 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson
and updated 10 months ago.