Reviewed On: Xbox One

Available For:  Android. iOS, PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Vita.

Publisher: Telltale Games

Developer: Telltale Games

Genre: Adventure

Age: 18 (PEGI)

Price: £3.99 per episode or £11.99 for the season pass.

IT’S been three months since we were treated to the rip-roaring hilarity-fest which was the opening episode of Tales from the Borderlands.

It’s been a long wait.

Episode 2 jumps straight in to the action, but because there’s no recap, it can take a while to re-infuse with the characters and to become re-associated with the scenario at play. However, when Telltale Games use their trademark impeccable timing with perfectly fitting music to create an intro of visual and audible splendour, players and viewers will once again be sucked into the dangerous world of Pandora and the universe of Borderlands.

The humour is just as funny as it has been – if not funnier. Moments made me literally laugh-out-loud and had me wearing a smile for hours after the two-hour-long romp had finished.

The storyline doesn’t move proceedings on particularly far, and Atlas Mugged feels as though it’s a bridging episode between what will presumably pack more plotline.

Quick-time button pressing moments and gameplay are used sparingly, something which works well to make the episode and series feel more like an interactive comic or cartoon than an actual game.

Decisions are constantly presenting themselves through playing as both main characters Fiona and Rhys. A total of eight game-changing choices have to be made, and as always, the decisions are collated at the end.

Tales from the Borderlands has so far been an excellent new series from Telltale games and both episodes haven’t failed to provide humour in spades. It’s also a lot more stable than any other Telltale series to date – we experienced no buggy movement or lip-syncing at all, making this the must-have among must haves.

SCORE: 9 / 10