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Release Date: June 24th, 2015 Movie Release Year: 2015

Tales from the Borderlands: Catch a Ride

Overview -

'Catch a Ride' is the third episode in the Telltale Games 'Tales from the Borderlands' series, following 'Zer0 Sum' and 'Atlas Mugged'.

Rating Breakdown
Tech Specs & Release Details
Release Date:
June 24th, 2015

Video Review


As mentioned, the engine slows to a crawl during the action sequences, of which there are probably too many, both from a gameplay and story perspective. This can have the unfortunate side effect of skipping over dialogue and cancelling out button presses during quick time events. It hasn’t yet resulted in a game over, but some of the timed sequences in particular can get frustrating. The series signature look (which represents both the Gearbox FPS series and Telltale's particular palette) keeps up with the overall variety in character design with some new additions.

Audio Review


The voice actors return for the Vault Hunter characters, and they are quite good as always. New characters Vallory and Cassius are also excellent, although we don’t hear too much from them. The distinctive twang of the Western soundtrack is always welcome, and there are some licensed alt rock tracks appearing at opportune moments.

Final Thoughts

'Tales from the Borderlands: Catch a Ride' is one of the stronger episodes in the series in terms of writing and especially characterization. I find myself actually kind of liking these people, which is more than can be said for the often mute Vault Hunters of previous games (with the exception of Claptrap, who is rarely tongue-tied). I wish we could tone down the quick time events a bit, as they turn out to be more frustrating than fun, but Telltale is still doing a good job growing an interesting world with 'Tales from the Borderlands'.