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Gears of War 4

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Rating Summary

Based on 134 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

83

Top Critic Average

86%

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General Information

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

Developers: The Coalition, Splash Damage

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.

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Gears of War 4 Reviews

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

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Recent News

Gears 5 gets over 3 million players in its first weekend

Gears 5 gets over 3 million players in its first weekend

Gears 5 is off to a strong start, securing 3 million players in its first weekend according to Microsoft, thanks to Xbox Games Pass.

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Hands-on with the Xbox One X Gears 5 Limited Edition Bundle

Hands-on with the Xbox One X Gears 5 Limited Edition Bundle

For Gears of War fans who need an Xbox One X to enjoy true 4K and HDR gaming there is only one option: the Xbox One X Gears 5 Limited Edition Bundle. Luckily, we have one to tell you what it's all about, share some close-up photos, and explain else you need to know before getting one.

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Gears 5 developer didn't want to limit game to 30 FPS on Xbox One X

Gears 5 developer didn't want to limit game to 30 FPS on Xbox One X

Gears 5 is the latest game from Xbox Game Studios and is garnering great reviews since its early-access launch last week. However, even on Xbox One X, The Coalition wanted to focus on 60 frames per second (FPS) from the start. In an interview between GameSpot and Gears 5's Colin Penty, even more information was revealed.

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Gears 5 multiplayer 'Operations' will get new characters, features, and maps every few months

Gears 5 multiplayer 'Operations' will get new characters, features, and maps every few months

Gears 5 is an upcoming third-person shooter from Microsoft's The Coalition team. The studio has worked on Gears of War 4 in the past, and it wants to make the sequel an even bigger adventure. Today, we learned more about the game's Operations mode.

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Gears 5 Campaign Preview: The evolution you've been waiting for

Gears 5 Campaign Preview: The evolution you've been waiting for

Gears 5 evolves the franchise in all the right ways. Find out why we think this could be the best Gears game ever.

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Hitman, Tekken Tag Tournament are free on Xbox Games With Gold in September

Hitman, Tekken Tag Tournament are free on Xbox Games With Gold in September

Complete first season of 2016 reboot available all month

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Gears 5's install size on Xbox One just under 60 GB

Gears 5's install size on Xbox One just under 60 GB

If you're looking to free up some room on your Xbox One for Gears 5, it looks like you'll have to set aside a decent chunk of space. The install size for the game comes in at just under 60GB, which is far less than Gears of War 4's size, which bloated over time with the addition of DLC.

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Gears 5 pre-load goes live, early access moved up to September 5

Gears 5 pre-load goes live, early access moved up to September 5

If you preordered Gears 5 or are an Xbox Game Pass subscriber, you can preload the game starting today. Just head over to the Microsoft Store in your browser and open Gears 5. You should see the option to "Install/play." While it's impossible to play it as of now, you can pre-load it by clicking on the "..." next to the button and installing it to your console of choice.

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