Parents' Guide to

Tales from the Borderlands

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Dialogue-based adventure has strong language, bloody combat.

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age 14+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 18+


Como bajando PS3 en Tales from the Borderlands más temporada?
age 14+

This title has:

Easy to play/use
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (7 ):

Tales from the Borderlands follows the proven formula Telltale Games applied in The Wolf Among Us and the first two seasons of The Walking Dead. Driven by a twisty crime-caper-gone-wrong plot and a big cast of funny, memorable characters, the story is the heart of the experience. The flashback-style delivery makes for some unexpected surprises, and the jokey protagonists -- especially Rhys -- deliver darkly comic one-liners sharp enough to leave the audience giggling aloud. Players' decisions have a marked impact on how things unfold, determining the specifics of key events and deciding who lives and dies. This interactivity is merely the gravy on this delectable interactive yarn.

Sadly, the action sequences aren't as compelling as the story. Combat is often nicely choreographed and can be just as funny as the conversations, but interactions are mainly composed of players following cues to tap buttons or nudge their joysticks. These are neither challenging nor particularly interesting. Such quick-time events can work well when used sparingly, but they're so frequent here that they become tedious. The good news is that the bulk of players' time is spent engaged in the much more compelling conversations, which means Tales from the Borderlands is still a big win for older gamers looking for an engaging interactive story.

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