With Borderlands 3 set to release this September, Gearbox and 2K has remastered and packaged the 2009 original in a nice little 4K-ready remastered package. Free to everyone who owns the game on Steam, plus bringing the game to Xbox One and PS4 for the first time, the big question then becomes - "So, uhh, does it hold up?"
For the most part the answer is yes, it still holds up. With the original’s cel-shaded visuals still looking great compared to most 2009 releases. The new coat of 4K-paint isn’t so much a game-changer as it is a crisp reminder of the clean and scalable Borderlands visual style that first appeared here. And then again in Borderlands 2, and once more later this year with the sooner-than-you-think and long-awaited release of Borderlands 3. Perhaps the best overhaul or addition to this re-release comes with the quality of life improvements, ranging from the much-needed mini-map to a more cohesive and workable inventory screen.
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