The Borderlands series is finally available on Nintendo Switch. The Borderlands Legendary Collection is a bundle of 3 games, Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition, Borderlands 2: Game of the Year Edition, and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. If you have never played Borderlands before, then essentially it’s a looter-shooter FPS game with lots of elements of an RPG.
The three games themselves feature almost 200 hours of playable content along with bucket loads of DLC. The whole set takes about 50gbs of space but you can install them separately as well. The gameplay on Switch is really good and it runs on a 30 fps refresh rate, offering a resolution of 1080p while docked and 720p in handheld mode. The game also introduces motion controls to help improve aiming and shooting while playing. Borderlands is perfect as a multiplayer game; whether you play online or locally with your friends, the whole experience is smooth and lag-free.
We believe that Borderlands 2 offers the best experience among these three. It has more loot, better guns, and overall higher quality missions and storyline. However, the excessive use of humor might not be to everyone’s taste.
One of the major drawbacks of the Borderlands Legendary Collection is that it is a little pricey at $50. This is a high price tag for games that are basically old and can be bought separately. Except for motion controls, the games themselves do not offer much for fans that have played them on other devices. Borderlands’ storyline has always been packed with humor but it can be too much and too crass for some. And like all looter-shooters, the game can get grindy as well.
We believe that Borderlands Legendary Collection is a must-have on Switch, especially for those who have never played the Borderlands franchise. For existing fans, the portability of Switch can be quite handy and enjoyable as well.