Battleborn Review

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Battleborn is a MOBA and FPS hybrid developed by Gearbox and published by 2K. It can be counted as both free to play and buy to play since it offers a trial version on Steam that could be counted as a free to play version of it. If you want to upgrade to the full game though you can spend 30$ and grab it.

If versatility is what you are looking for in a game then Battleborn can provide it to you. It’s gameplay includes elements of two different genres, MOBA and first person shooting. This gives you the opportunity to play either super offensively with your aiming skills or use a more strategic aspect to it.

Even its modes are versatile. Having both a campaign mode where you can play solo or with your friends and three multiplayer modes: Incursion, Meltdown, and Devastation. To top that, there’s a total of 30 characters to choose from, with more to come in the future so that’s another good sign.

For those that just want a more casual experience and will be trying Battleborn’s single player mode first then you should be warned. Until now it’s gameplay feels repetitive and doesn’t have the same impact as its multiplayer has. For what it’s worth though many other FPS games should follow the steps of Battleborn and add a small campaign-like mode to them.

What differents Battleborn with any other MOBA game is the fact that towers aren’t there to provide defences. You have to actively build your turrets spending shards that you win during the match. Defence is always a good offence and you have to take care of that early on.

Overall, Battleborn is an amazing mixture of two super famous genres but, unfortunately, loses in power due to its price tag. If and when this games becomes free to play then it could be a scene changer for e-sports throughout the world.

Minimum System Requirements

Operating System: Windows 7 x64 bit or later
Processor: Intel i5-750/AMD Phenom llx4 945
Memory (RAM): 6GB
Hard Disk Space: 30 GB
Graphics Card: AMD HD 6870/GeForce GTW 460

Good

  • Many Genres In One
  • Variety of Playable Characters
  • Fast Paced Gameplay
  • Humorous Lines

Bad

  • Matchmaking Feels Unbalanced
  • Lacking PvE Content
  • Chaotic Fights
6.4

Fair

Katerina is currently a student in National Technical University of Athens as a Surveying Engineer. She was a gamer from early on, spending most days on Atari and NEO GEO emulators on her parents PC, furiously seeking her next favorite videogame. She truly realised her love for videogames when she became an adult though and from that moment on she wanted to make it her carreer by any means necessary. After having spent a few years in videogame journalism she came to believe that one day she will be the most famous videogame reviewer in existence.

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