Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands is The Wackiest Borderlands Yet

Mixing Guns, tons of loot, and…. magic?

Three years since the last entry in the Borderlands franchise, Gearbox is back with a new incredibly fun looter-shooter. The Borderlands games have always been known for their out-there characters, hysterical plot lines, and inane amounts of loot. This latest entry: Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands, takes all of that to new heights.

While still set in the Borderlands universe, Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands is actually about a game being played by people in the game (Like Dwight’s Second Second Life). DnD has been reimaged into “Bunkers and Badasses” with Tiny Tina’s familiar character acting as your Bunkermaster. The table-top “Dungeons and Dragons” inspires everything from your character sheet to the world map with random encounters. If you have ever played Dungeons & Dragons, your character’s stat sheet and stats will look familiar.

While set in a fantasy world of dragons, skeletons, and magic, no Borderlands game is complete without an incredible amount of guns to try and love. While guns and explosives don’t fit the setting, this only adds to the game’s hilarity. Early enemies fight with swords and bows while you and your friends are armed with shotguns and assault rifles.

Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands adds a new ability slot for all classes for different spells you pick up in the world to fit the fantasy setting. On top of your class’s specific abilities, anyone can find a spellbook and utilize the new spell in your playstyle.

Fans know that a Borderlands game isn’t complete without a creatively funny antagonist, who you love and hate. While the Dragon Lord is no Handsome Jack, he comes in a close second as Will Arnet delivers each line perfectly. Throughout the game, the Dragon Lord will constantly talk to you, both complimenting and badgering you to be better.

The class system in Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands is the perfect blend of previous Borderlands games and the DnD. Even at early levels, you begin to notice the very different playstyles of each class. You can level up individual stats and a skill tree with each level. This allows great diversity and many different build possibilities. Later in the game, you are also given the opportunity to multiclass with any other classes.

Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands isn’t just a great Borderlands game, but an entertaining game for anyone looking for something less stressful than Elden Ring. The incredible story, wacky characters, and tons of loot make it the complete package.