Borderlands 3 is almost here, and few American websites were allowed to play the game ahead of its Sept. 13, release date. The outlets in question are sparse, so don’t make a definitive idea about the game from those. Take a look at the scores and see if those are okay in comparison with your expectations.
For the time being, the scores are far from being final. The game has achieved a Metascore of 83/100 on Metacritic and an 89/100 on Open Critic. Considering these are just the first reviews, those results are subject to change quite fast, but are somewhat indicative of the quality of the title.
Here’s the first rundown of the Borderlands 3 reviews that have come out thus far:
- PC Gamer: 63/100
- Destructoid: 9/10
- Forbes: 9/10
- Polygon: Unscored
- Shacknews: 9/10
- GameInformer: 8/10
- USGamer: 4/5
I found GameInformer’s review quite interesting, as it points out that the game is more of the same while being very good nonetheless.
“Borderlands 3 is a love letter to its fans and a celebration of the style of play it first popularized,” GameInformer’s senior previews editor, Matt Miller, points out. “Filled with characters from previous installments, and unapologetic in its silly humor and bombastic action, it’s an amusing ride that seems hesitant to innovate. If more of what you loved before is your chief desire, Gearbox has granted that wish through a game of impressive scope that charts some very safe territory.”
The title is releasing later this week, so expect more coverage on Gamepur as we approach the launch.