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Gearbox Software




Action (First-Person Shooter), Casual (MOBA)


From the demented minds that brought you Borderlands comes a new team-based shooter unlike any other. Choose from 25 distinct characters - from quick and nimble to meat shields to melee maestros - and play in either single player or up to 5v5 online matches. Each campaign or online match is designed so each character can go from level 1 to 10 in one go, so you can experience the full extent of their abilities. Campaign mode can also be multiplayer, either online or split-screen, as you race to save the last star in the universe from an evil hellbent on its destruction.

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PlayStation 4, Xbox One

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10/24/2017 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

Born to be Mostly Overlooked

Battleborn seems to have all the pieces necessary to be a successful game. Developed by Gearbox (of the Borderlands fame), a popular genre (MOBA) and a roster of distinct characters giving the player plenty of options. Unfortunately, Battleborn came out at pretty much the exact same time as game doing the exact same thing... perhaps you've heard of it: Overwatch. Overwatch pretty much buried every other MOBA that tried to compete with it, Battleborn included. Thus the game never caught on and, following one last update in September, it appears Battleborn is not long for this world. The MJ crew isn't known for having any compulsion for online games, anyway, we got this because it's the only MOBA with a multi-player story mode and, in that aspect, it succeeds.

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  Nelson Schneider
Nelson Schneider
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09/18/2017 (2 of 2 found this helpful)

The Last Server

“Battleborn” is a space-filler title developed by Gearbox and published by 2K, both companies better known for their hand in the insanely popular Loot & Shoot ‘Borderlands’ franchise. It seems that everyone wants to get in on the PvP e-sports scene in recent years, and the temptation was just too much for Gearbox/2K, who put a guaranteed moneymaker (i.e., “Borderlands 3”) on the back burner to instead spent time and money working on yet another team-based PvP Arena Shooter featuring a stable of quirky-looking characters… because that’s apparently how one does a ‘Hero Shooter.’

Unfortunately for 2K and Gearbox, “Battleborn” released near simultaneously with Blizzard’s “Overwatch,” and for $20 more. Likewise, other so-called Hero Shooters and Hero Shooter MOBAs, like “Paladins,” “SMITE,”...

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