Gears 5

Microsoft Game Studios, The Coalition

Mighty Man
OpenCritic Rating
84
Top Critic Average
91%
Critics Recommend
Based on 124 critic reviews
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Gears 5

Rating Summary

Based on 124 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

84

Top Critic Average

91%

Critics Recommend

Based on 124 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:Xbox OneSep 10, 2019
PCSep 10, 2019

Developer: The Coalition

Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios

From one of gaming’s most acclaimed sagas, Gears is bigger than ever, with five thrilling modes and the deepest campaign yet. With all-out war descending, Kait Diaz breaks away to uncover her connection to the enemy and discovers the true danger to Sera – herself - From one of the most acclaimed game franchises in history, Gears 5 delivers an epic campaign and brutal action across five thrilling modes. - Campaign: With all-out war descending, Kait Diaz breaks away to uncover her connection to the enemy and discovers the true danger to Sera - herself. - Escape: A new, aggressive, high-stakes co-op mode featuring a three-player suicide squad that must work together to take out enemy hives from within - Versus: May the best team win! With 10+ other game types plus new and classic maps. Versus rewards every competitive style, from casual to pro - Horde: Endure 50 waves of ever-tougher enemies using new hero abilities, building defenses, collecting power, leveling up your skills and working as a team - Map Builder: Create custom Escape hive maps and experiences to share with and challenge your friends

Trailers

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Gears 5 Launch Trailer - Gears Forever

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Gears 5 - Launch Maps Trailer

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Gears 5 - Horde Explained

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PC Gamer

78 / 100
PC Gamer

A polished and surprisingly varied campaign married to stalwart PvE and PvP modes which gently refine, rather than revolutionise, the classic Gears experience.

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Eurogamer

Recommended
Eurogamer

Mixed multiplayer and a depressing grind can't dim the light of a superb new Gears campaign.

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IGN

By Ryan McCaffrey
9 / 10.0
IGN

No matter which mode you approach it from, Gears 5 is an incredibly fun and polished game.

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Gears 5 biggest changes don't reinvent the series, but give the classic shooter more room to breathe. Let Gears be Gears.

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