2K Games dropped a raft of games on Switch recently with Bioshock The Collection, The Borderlands Legendary Collection and X-Com 2. Last week I happily opened The Borderlands Legendary Collection on Father's Day and was able to play it enough to note that's it's another solid Switch port worthy of the games strong legacy.

I know this might not be a popular opinion but I think the first Borderlands game is the best in the series(I have yet to play Borderlands 3). And now that the original Borderlands was remastered with a ton of updates and quality of life improvements (auto pickup, etc) it really is the best looter shooter around. 2K took this remastered version and perfectly ported it to Switch such that I honestly can't tell if they had to compromise anything in the way of visuals or gameplay.

If you are interested in buying the physical version of Borderlands on Switch there is something to keep in mind. 2K was able to put the original Borderlands on the game cart but if you want to play Borderlands 2 and the Pre-Sequel there is an included code to download them. As someone that enjoys buying a physical copy and loaning it to friends this is a bummer but on the other hand, there is no cart switching required to play Borderlands 2 or the Pre-Sequel. Plus if you just wanted to play those two games, one could buy the game snag the codes and loan out the game cart to someone that has yet to play the original.

Earlier on I picked up The Bioshock Collection and 2K put a bit of each game on the cart and required complete downloads of all with the game cart. I appreciate that they included a sample of all three games I think I prefer what they did with The Borderlands Legendary Collection.

Borderlands is already a classic game and it's good to see it continue to be relevant and come to an even wider audience on Switch. If you have Borderlands remastered on PC already and prefer that platform i'd recommend playing it that way but if you have a Switch and have yet to try it out this is a great way to do that.

I also wanted to note that I played Borderlands on Switch co-op with a friend recently and if your Switch is online it requires you friends account to be connected to a Switch online account. This makes some sense as Borderlands co-op can interact with public online as well but it was a major hassle to figure out how to get around this. To get around Switch Borderlands requirement for a friend account to link online you simply turn wifi off on your Switch. It's a strange hack but it worked and hope it helps anyone that runs into that problem.

GregoPeck   Super Member wrote on 06/29/2020 at 07:44am

Wow, you haven't played Borderlands 3? Well, I think you'll like it once you do play it. I thought it was the best of them all. Although, the prequel wasn't really bad, but it I seem to recall that it was significantly shorter. I can't seem to recall Borderlands 2 very well. I didn't think the first game was all that impressive, but I seem to remember my appeal for the series grew w/ each newer game in the series. I have the GOTY Enhanced version on Steam, I think it's pretty much the same as what you're talking about. I just don't think I've played that version of the game yet. I have Borderlands 4 on my wish list. It debuted on Steam at 50% off and is now 55% off there or elsewhere, but I have my eyes set on something else. Still, it's good to know that the Switch got another good port. I've only played the game once and I did so as Roland. What about you?

Travis   Admin wrote on 06/30/2020 at 02:21pm

Greg I'm not sure you're talking about the right games here. Borderlands 4 hasn't even been announced or discussed yet, Borderlands 3 just released recently. So when you say BL3 is you're favorite, maybe you're talking about 2?

GregoPeck   Super Member wrote on 06/30/2020 at 08:35pm

LOL Yeah, I got a little ahead of myself some how. Now it all makes sense. Thanks for the correction. I haven't played BL3 yet either and it did debut at 50% off on Steam and is still on sale, I believe.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 07/01/2020 at 02:31am

I should have read Travis comment sooner I just bought Borderlands 4 on Steam. And yeah, so far it's way better than the original Borderlands. I think the coolest feature is that they brought back every class playable in one game.

The Ninja cats are a fun addition.

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