Borderlands: The Handsome Collection just hit PlayStation Plus, bringing with it two games from the franchise to subscribers for free. However, which game should you play first? The Pre-Sequel is a bit of an odd name, so it's understandable to be confused about which title to start first. Don't worry, though, we're on hand to help.
Should I Play Borderlands 2 or The Pre-Sequel First?
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel mostly takes place in-between Borderlands and Borderlands 2, but you should play Borderlands 2 before diving into The Pre-Sequel. This is because Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel's introduction and ending actually take place after Borderlands 2. Much of the game is told through flashbacks to before the second entry, but contains spoilers for Borderlands 2, especially during the intro and its conclusion. Dialogue also contains spoilers for the events of Borderlands 2.
Because of this, we recommend you play Borderlands 2 before Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel.
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