At long last, it’s time to put this Tales of the Borderlands review to rest. As always, before we get started, a few bits of house-keeping. You can get up to speed on the previous episodes by reading our reviews for Episode 1: Zer0 Sum, Episode 2: Atlas Shrugged, Episode 3: Catch A Ride, and Episode 4: Escape Plan Bravo. We haven’t scored each one individually, but we will score the series as a whole this time. If you just want a full appraisal, skip down to the Series Summary at the end of this article.
Episode 4 was not just a high point for the Borderlands series, it was one of the best bits of work that Telltale Games have produced. The surprises, the shocks, and the ridiculous humour had been orchestrated to almost perfection, topped off by some brilliant performances from its voice cast. It meant that if Tales From The Borderlands was to end on a high note, Telltale had to go all out on everything. As I loaded up the game I was slightly nervous about if they could manage such a feat, but then I hit the main menu and I immediately sensed Telltale knew the gravity of the situation.
How, you ask? Simple – the re-recorded main theme.
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The title says it all, but to clarify - you can now download the first episode of the excellent Tales from the Borderlands, Zer0 Sum, for free on consoles and mobile devices. Just head to your respective digital marketplace, download it, and enjoy what we consider to be Telltale's finest series to date.
To mark the occasion, Telltale have released a brand new trailer that not only highlights how enjoyable the series is, but gives us a release date for the final episode, Vault of the Traveler.Click here to read more...
This is a great price for the Tales from the Borderlands Season Pass. Usually, you're looking at £15.99, but today's offer sees the game slashed to £7.99 for PlayStation Plus subscribers (£9.59 without), marking the best price yet on PS platforms.
Thanks to Moonmonkeys.
With Jon now well and truly off in the sunset, I’m afraid you’ll have to put up with me and my Handsome Jack fandom while we finish off the review process for Tales From The Borderlands. Chances are that if you’re reading this you’re already up to speed, but just in case you can check out our reviews for Episode 1: Zer0 Sum, Episode 2: Atlas Shrugged, and Episode 3: Catch A Ride.
Episode 3 provided a high point for the series for many reasons, so the pressure was on for Episode 4 to build upon what we called the best episode so far. In truth, Escape Plan Zero suffers from yet another slow start, but as soon as the introduction begins and To The Top blasts out the speakers you can tell what’s about to happen is going to be something special.
In fact, what we get is nothing short of an emotional roller coaster.
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I question whether there could actually be a gamer on this planet that doesn't love both Borderlands and any game that Telltale successfully throw at us? Throw them two master strokes together and we have a winning product in Tales from the Borderlands.
You can check out our reviews of the various episodes from Tales of the Borderlands starting with Tales from the Borderlands: Episode One - Zer0 Sum Review | :D.Click here to read more...
We love a Season Pass discount here at Dealspwn and this tasty £8 saving on the first season of Tales from the Borderlands should get a few of you bargain hunters off the fence. Get it now for £7.99, or £9.99 if you don't have PlayStation +.
Coming from the studio behind The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us, we're pretty sure you'll enjoy this if you like the characters and story of the regular FPS Borderlands games. Here are the reviews of the episodes so far:
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They really do some fantastic things with games those guys from Telltale. Jurassic Park, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones and Back to the Future to name just a few.
£6.80 is the lowest we have ever seen for Tales from the Borderlands and is absolutely right down our alley! You will need to use code macgames5off to drop that listed price, but it's minimum effort for maximum loot.
Whilst it's downloading we have a few reviews for you to check out that Jon nicely composed for us. Top bloke.Click here to read more...
Tales From The Borderlands: Episode 3 - Catch A Ride makes a worrying first impression.
An attempt at rendering an all-out battle spotlights the clunky limitations of the engine, the voice acting is surprisingly unconvincing and badly mixed during the opening section, while a limp instant-fail action sequence crawls out of the woodwork. The first few minutes feel oddly rushed and to be honest I was concerned.
Was Tales From The Borderlands about to bottom out after two great episodes? Was this the tipping point? Thankfully, as it turns out, the shaky start is just a blip in another exceptional piece of interactive storytelling. All is forgiven as a choice, a death, a road trip and some fantastic new characters propel Rhys and Fiona into one of Telltale's best adventures yet.Click here to read more...
Tales From The Borderlands is already off to a flying start, and you won't need to wait long to play the third instalment! Episode 3: Catch A Ride is out now on PS3 and PS4, while the Steam version is on course to release at 18:00 GMT.
The Xbox 360 and Xbox One version releases tomorrow. Check out the launch trailer and details below!Click here to read more...
This weeks Playstation Store discounts have gone live with the focus aiming more towards the amazing savings on the Telltale Games series (oh and some Saints Row titles).
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You really should have most of these by now, but if you're missing a few, this bundle may actually save you some money. The collection includes season passes for Walking Dead 1 & 2, The Wolf Among Us, Game of Thrones and Tales from the Borderlands for just £28 if you have PlayStation +.
Half of the episodes for GoT and Borderlands are yet to release, but you'll get them at no additional cost with this bundle as you're getting the full season pass for each series. Oddly, Walking Dead: 400 Days isn't included. But in all honesty the between seasons episode isn't up to the same standards as the full seasons. Still, a great value deal overall.
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Tales From the Borderlands: Episode Two - Atlas Mugged is excellent, but I have to start this review with a bit of a moan.
Three months, Telltale. Three months.
I've always loved episodic series, whether Stingray, 24 or The Wolf Among Us. After each episode ends I have time to think about the cliffhanger, to debate it with my friends, to fantasize about what could happen and then finally sit down to enjoy the next one jangling with excitement. Binging cheats us out of this simple pleasure, and my 'Telltale routine' involves pouring a glass of half-decent red wine, switching my phone to silent and enjoying each new episode to the full.
Unfortunately, a quarter of a year goes from satisfying suspense to plain boredom and annoyance, and even Telltale know it. The fact that Atlas Mugged starts with an apology and overlong catch-up proves it, and frankly Telltale needs to publish and stick to firm release dates now. Hell, television series start next week at the exact same time. That's what makes the waiting bearable.
So it's a good thing that Zer0 Sum ended on such a satisfying bang, then. And that, as mentioned, Atlas Mugged does the business.Click here to read more...
Tales from the Borderlands: Episode One - Zer0 Sum was absolutely superb, and we've been waiting three months for the next instalment. Thankfully we'll now have to wait a few hours, as Episode 2 - Atlas Mugged releases at 18:00 on Steam!
It's already out on US PSN, and will be available tomorrow on EU PSN and Xbox Live. The mobile version is slated to launch on Thursday for Android and iOS.
If you fancy getting involved, Tales From The Borderlands is currently £14.24 on PC, which is even cheaper than Green Man Gaming's voucher code price. Meanwhile, PlayStation gamers can save a packet by picking up cheap PSN credit in our PlayStation + deals guide, while Xbox owners should browse our roundup of the cheapest ways to top up your Xbox Live account.
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It isn't the cheapest price we've seen for the season pass, but Gamersgate's current deal for Tales from the Borderlands is the best deal around at the moment. We called the first episode "a feel-good tour de force" in our review, proving Telltale Games can definitely do more than gritty, emotional adventure titles these days.
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Tales from the Borderlands: Episode One is three of the most rewarding hours I've spent with a videogame in quite some time. A game has to be excellent to make me punch the air, let alone compel me to dance around the room to Busy Earnin' during the end credits.
I'm not sure what I expected, because my heart sank when I first heard that Telltale were simultaneously taking on Borderlands and A Game Of Thrones. They may be riding high on critical acclaim now, but it wasn't so long ago that they rushed out too many licensed releases too fast while quality slipped and slumped. Were Telltale starting to slide back into bad habits?
No. Not only is Zer0 Sum a cracking yarn that brilliantly sets up a Borderlands-themed adventure, but it's actually strong enough to stand on its own as a frankly superb interactive movie. The best way to start a new series is with a game that can hold up in and of itself, and Zer0 Sum nails it.
Plus, on a much more basic level, it's... fun.Click here to read more...