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Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! is the third main game in the first-person shooter series. Just like the previous titles it offers different environments with procedural content and free exploration. By completing quests, experience is earned to distribute skill points and build a character with through skill trees with elements of role-playing games. Loot and especially many different types of guns play an important role to complement the character path. The story is set between the first and the second game, more specifically between the two DLC items The Secret Armory of General Knoxx and Claptrap's New Robot Revolution. It tells how Handsome Jack, the main antagonist from Borderlands 2, rose to power. It is told as a flashback by Athena after the events of Borderlands 2, when she is captured and interrogated by Lilith. She teamed up with three vault hunters to head towards the Hyperion moon base Helios, but on the way they are ambushed and crash-land on the moon base. Most of the game takes place first on Pandora's moon Elpis and later on Helios.

There are four characters to choose from that were all previously NPCs in the previous games. They are Athena, Claptrap, Nisha and Wilhelm. They each represent a different class with specific skills and abilities. The gameplay is largely identical to the previous games. New elements are low gravity affecting jump height and causing bodies and loot to float away when fighting on the moon surface. O2 kits are used for air supply and they can be replenished through vents, generators and tanks dropped by enemies. The kits can also be used for movement and combat, using them as a jet pack, to hover, double jump, and to come down with a ground slam. As with the other items in the game there is large variety of kits with bonuses. Two new item types have been added next to the existing ones. The game introduces laser guns (beams, blasters, railguns etc. with low recoil) and items with a cryogenic elemental effect. The latter are used to slow down enemies or to freeze them, after which they can be smashed with a melee attack. The Grinder machine is another addition to the game. A combination of three weapons of similar rarity can be deposited there to receive a better, rare weapon. It works similarly to recipes in fantasy RPGs. Some weapons from the second game, such as the Slag weapons, do not yet exist in this game. There are new vehicles such as a Stingray hoverbike and a moon buggy.

Just like the previous games it can be played in single-player or cooperatively, both offline and online. Athena, Claptrap and Wilhelm all have skills that benefit the entire group. After completing the game the True Vault Hunter mode becomes available, just like the second game, encouraging a new playthrough to obtain the higher level content.


Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! Windows An enemy with health bars; blue for shield, red for umm...what's that red oil inside humans called now? The vertical bars indicate dropped objects on the floor beside him.
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! Windows Weapon scope has different looks depending on manufacturer.
This target is friendly.
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! Windows And once a mission is complete, return to the mission giver to get a reward; here a choice of two useless things for my robot.
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! Windows Main menu - current player character is the claptrap robot.
The background is animated.

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Gamegravy PlayStation 3 Nov 12, 2014 9 out of 10 90
Worth Playing Windows Oct 13, 2014 8.9 out of 10 89
PC Games (Germany) Windows Oct 17, 2014 85 out of 100 85
GameStar (Germany) Windows Oct 14, 2014 82 out of 100 82
Power Unlimited Windows Nov, 2014 79 out of 100 79
Games Finder Xbox 360 Oct 18, 2014 7.5 out of 10 75 Windows Oct 13, 2014 7 out of 10 70
RPG Site Xbox 360 Nov 03, 2014 7 out of 10 70
Game Over Online Windows Oct 15, 2014 65 out of 100 65
Xboxygen Xbox 360 Dec 02, 2014 Unscored Unscored


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