Those of you looking for your Borderlands fix will be happy to hear that Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands is a success. Early reviews for the game went live yesterday afternoon and while I have no idea where local review codes are, I wanted to share a few select links so long.
The Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands reviews seem great so far. While critics have complained about the game playing things a little too safe when it comes to its raw and raunchy personality, the general fantasy gameplay approach is awesome. The game is sitting on 80 on Metacritic and 80 on OpenCritic.
If you ever played Tiny Tina’s Assualt on Dragon Keep, the DLC was great and didn’t hold back on its adult themes and inside jokes. Critics say the same isn’t the case in Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands but the gameplay manages to deliver an expansive RPG meets shooter approach. Here are some Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands reviews to read through.
Game Informer – 95/100
Wonderlands is upbeat and fun from start to finish, offering a rewarding adventure filled with goofy characters, imaginative bosses, and a great sense of ownership over your character through it all. Even with one of Borderlands’ most loved characters leading the charge, this experience feels like the start of something new: a rare spinout from an existing series that deserves just as much of the spotlight. As someone who has played plenty of Dungeons & Dragons, I adored how often Wonderlands reminded me of rolling a 20-sided die with friends. It’s a love letter to on-the-spot creativity and friends enjoying each other’s company in a make-believe world. Read the full review here.
God is Geek – 90/100
Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands probably won’t win over many new fans, but it refreshes the existing formula and re-injects it with humour and heart. Read the full review here.
ComicBook.com – 90/100
Once you tally up the new and the old, there’s really not that much “new” about Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands, or at least not new in terms of innovation. Cascading loot and relentless humour check the Borderlands boxes, but instead of coming up with totally new elements, all it had to do was shift things around and finally let us create a character. Future Borderlands experiences may not be set in fantasy settings of this kind, but they should at least look to adopt in some ways the fanciful and varied nature of Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands. Read the full review here.
DualShockers – 85/100
Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands is a unique concoction of the classic Borderlands formula mixed with a Dungeons & Dragons experience all in one package. The relatively small core voice cast and charming story will keep you captivated as you take down hordes of enemies with your guns and magic in the very worthy spin-off Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands. Read the full review here.
Destructoid – 80/100
Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands is more Borderlands, and the lighter fantasy fare might actually get people to dive in for the first time. Read the full review here.
GameSpot – 70/100
As a spin-off, Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands doesn’t reinvent the Borderlands wheel with its shift towards fantasy that bears a chaotic-neutral alignment. Instead, it explores familiar territory that repeats the best and worst of the Borderlands formula and it doesn’t venture out of its comfort zone. That makes for a game that is packed with solid first-person shooter action and a competent multiclass system for creating an interesting Fatemaker. Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands retreads the same mechanical and narrative ground as Borderlands 3, ultimately creating a chapter in the franchise that’s fun but forgettable. Read the full review here.
EGM – 60/100
The best and worst thing about Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands is that it feels like another Borderlands game. The shooter gameplay is as tight and responsive as ever, the weapons are fun to use, and the writing is a marked improvement over Borderlands 3. The characters are once again at the centre of the game’s comedy, and the performances are great (when the actors are actually committing to their roles). But, because this is more Borderlands, a lot of the same annoyances with the series persist, especially when it comes to inventory management and the sheer amount of meaningless loot. Really, Wonderlands’ worst offence is that it can’t get over the series’ legacy of looting and shooting, and misses the opportunity to take real inspiration from the tabletop worlds that it parodies. Read the full review here.
Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands launches on 25 March for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC. Catch up on the latest trailer down below. You can also read all about the playable classes in the game here to decide who you’ll be playing first.