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Gears of War 4

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Rating Summary

Based on 132 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

83

Top Critic Average

87%

Critics Recommend

Based on 132 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:Xbox OneOct 11, 2016
PCOct 11, 2016

Developers: Splash Damage, The Coalition

Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios

Genres: Action, Third-Person Shooter

A new saga begins for one of the most acclaimed video game franchises in history. After narrowly escaping an attack on their village, JD Fenix and his friends, Kait and Del, must rescue the ones they love and discover the source of a monstrous new enemy.

Where to Buy

Amazon

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Mighty Head
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Strong Head
32
Fair Head
10
Weak Head
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PC Gamer

75 / 100
PC Gamer

A by-the-numbers campaign feels stuck in 2006, but multiplayer builds on classic Gears with a great variety of new modes.

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Eurogamer

Recommended
Eurogamer

A cautious revival but a very worthwhile one, which creates a great foundation for future games.

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IGN

9.2 / 10.0
Ryan McCaffrey

I never expected to compare Gears of War 4 to The Force Awakens, but I couldn’t be happier to do so. Like the latest chapter in the story from a time long ago in a galaxy far, far away, Gears of War 4 is directed by a new generation of creators, shares a lot of similar narrative structures to the beloved first piece of the trilogy it succeeds, and is an experience you’ll walk away from with a big smile on your face – in campaign, Versus, and Horde modes alike. It’s about as good of a franchise reawakening as I could’ve hoped for. J.J. Abrams would no doubt appreciate what Gears 4 accomplishes.

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