Borderlands: The Handsome Collection is free on the Epic Games Store

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The Epic Games Store has been on a particularly good run of freebies, with recent weeks bringing giveaways of GTA 5 and Civilization 6. This week, the streak continues with Borderlands: The Handsome Collection. You can download it now, for free.

The Handsome Collection is a pretty ginormous bundle, containing Borderlands 2, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel and a whole mess o' DLC packs for both games. It's a lot of both looting and shooting.

We awarded Borderlands 2 a 90% score back in 2012, calling it a tactically interesting shooter with great missions and excitingly random guns. Related, I have only just now realised that Borderlands 2 is already eight years old, so imagine the space between this and the next paragraph is filled with a long minute of quiet horror at the passage of time.

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel wasn't as ambitious or interesting, hence the 77% score. But the low-gravity setting does give a nice new flavour to combat encounters. 

The en-free-ening of The Handsome Collection all but confirms the recent leaks. That means you've got until June 4 to grab this bundle, at which point Ark: Survival Evolved will almost certainly be going free.

Phil Savage

Phil has been writing for PC Gamer for nearly a decade, starting out as a freelance writer covering everything from free games to MMOs. He eventually joined full-time as a news writer, before moving to the magazine to review immersive sims, RPGs and Hitman games. Now he leads PC Gamer's UK team, but still sometimes finds the time to write about his ongoing obsessions with Destiny 2, GTA Online and Apex Legends. When he's not levelling up battle passes, he's checking out the latest tactics game or dipping back into Guild Wars 2. He's largely responsible for the whole Tub Geralt thing, but still isn't sorry.