Gears 5: Hivebusters

Xbox Game Studios, The Coalition

Strong Man
OpenCritic Rating
82
Top Critic Average
85%
Critics Recommend
Based on 22 critic reviews
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Gears 5: Hivebusters

Rating Summary

Based on 22 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

82

Top Critic Average

85%

Critics Recommend

Based on 22 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:Xbox Series X/SDec 15, 2020
PCDec 15, 2020
Xbox OneDec 15, 2020

Developer: The Coalition

Publisher: Xbox Game Studios

Genres: Action, Third-Person Shooter

Return to Gears 5 with the new Hivebusters campaign expansion. Play as Lahni, Keegan and Mac – the heroes of Gears 5’s Escape mode – on their first operation as part of the secretive Hivebuster program. Thrown together and dubbed “Scorpio Squad,” their suicide mission to destroy a Swarm hive may hold the key to saving Sera and their own redemption. • Enjoy a new, 3-hour campaign set on the volcanic Galangi islands. The island lava flows and sandy beaches are crawling with Swarm and a deadly new predator. • Use and upgrade Ultimate Abilities in a campaign story setting for the first time. • Up to 3-player co-op, split-screen or online. • 16 new achievements to unlock for 210 Gamerscore.

Gears 5: Hivebusters Critic Reviews

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Apart from a few inconsistencies with the relationships between its main characters, Hivebusters does everything a great Gears game should and then some.

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Hivebusters provides about three hours of excellently designed gunfights that are great solo or with friends

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This short DLC can be seen as a sum of everything that makes Gears… Gears. The short duration allowed the screenwriters to give shape to a tighter and more cinematic story, all embellished with quite varied scenarios and a graphic impact among the best in circulation. Perhaps there remains a bit of the bitterness of not having seen Hivebusters exploited as a Trojan horse with which to experiment with the introduction of something new in terms of gameplay. But, after all, fans of the Microsoft franchise will be able to enjoy another three unreleased hours in single player or cooperative.

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If you liked the main campaign of Gears 5, then Gears 5: Hivebusters brings even more to enjoy. Fast action is offset by surprisingly introspective character development, all in a jaw-droppingly gorgeous jungle setting.

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