While it may not be as high profile of a release as GTA 5 earlier this month, the Epic Games Store is back with another free offering that has just gone live, the Borderlands: The Handsome Collection which will be the game you can claim for free for the next week, until June 4 at 11 AM ET.
This follows a list of leaked free games that have all proven to be true, and I must absolutely recommend you pick this one up like the others. As a reminder, any game you claim on the Epic Games Store for these promotions will indeed be free even after this week is over and stay in your library forever. Epic has worked these deals out to try to compete with Steam by building up new libraries for players who may be hesitant about leaving so many titles behinds.
Borderlands: The Handsome Collection includes Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, though not Borderlands 3. However, Epic is currently having a “Mega Sale” which includes Borderlands 3 for half price at only $30. So technically that’s three full Borderlands games for $30 given all these deals going on simultaneously.
Borderlands 2 is the pinnacle of the series in terms of level design and story and the original loot-feeback-farming loop. And all-time classic and a must play, and it gave us a phenomenal video game villain in Handsome Jack, one of the best ever.
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is definitely a downgrade in pretty much all categories other than story. It actually has some great characters and has big implications for the lore of the universe across all three “mainline” Borderlands games, including BL3 where Pre-Sequel characters show up.
Borderlands 3 may not have had the best main campaign, but the improvements to combat are absolutely welcome from past games and this is the best Borderlands has ever “felt.” It is still trying to figure out the loot endgame, but both its DLCs have been great so far. It is definitely worth $30, even if that costs more than “free” like the other two.
Borderlands 2 was a great game when I paid $60 for it and it’s still great now. I would definitely claim this offer this week and then play through the collection when you have the time. Granted I’m a bit biased because I like this series and genre more than most, but it’s hard to say no to any free games, much less ones that are, you know, actually quite good.
We will see how long Epic can keep this free game release train going. For now, just keep building your library as there’s just no reason not to.
— to www.forbes.com