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Gears of War: Ultimate Edition

Rating Summary

Based on 74 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

83

Top Critic Average

85%

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General Information

Available on:Xbox OneAug 25, 2015
Xbox Series X/SNov 10, 2020

Developer: The Coalition

Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios

Genre: First-Person Shooter

Remastered, reimagined, and rebuilt for Xbox One, Gears of War returns in all its genre-defining glory. It comes packed with new content, including five campaign chapters never released on Xbox, and looks better than ever with everything running in 1080p at 60 FPS.

Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Critic Reviews

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IGN

8.5 / 10.0
IGN

Gears' strong style and great gameplay make it enjoyable even today, nine years after the original was released.

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Damn near essential if you've yet to experience the horror that followed Emergence Day, and very heartily recommended to those who've forgotten just what a special time that was.

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One of the best remakes of recent years, both in terms of the amount of thought and effort put into the remastering and how much the original deserves the attention.

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A fun and visually impressive trip down memory lane, even if some of the shooting mechanics feel dated

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Audience Reviews

9.5 / 10.0
Gears of War has always had a special place in my heart, especially the first game. It introduced me to the next-generation; a whole new fidelity of gaming. HD gaming was only a possibility on PC, but with Xbox 360 we could now play games in 1080p natively. Gears of War was the best looking game made at the time and it featured revolutionary combat, cover mechanics, multiplayer,

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