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Gears of War: Ultimate Edition

The Coalition, Microsoft Game Studios
Aug 25, 2015 - Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S
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OpenCritic Rating

83

Top Critic Average

85%

Critics Recommend

IGN
8.5 / 10
GamesRadar+
4.5 / 5
Metro GameCentral
8 / 10
Game Informer
8 / 10
GameSpot
7 / 10
Polygon
8 / 10
Giant Bomb
2 / 5
USgamer
4.5 / 5
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Critic Reviews for Gears of War: Ultimate Edition

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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The Coalition has crafted a faithful homage to a great nine-year-old game, but hasn't completely erased the blemishes of the past.

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Ultimate is the best possible demonstration of Gears of War's classic shooter bonafides

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The campaign has aged pretty poorly and the graphical updates to the campaign side of Gears of War feel half-baked, so unless you're really excited for the competitive part of Gears of War, there's nothing for you here.

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A right rollicking blast from the past brought bang up to date with a splendid, full 1080p makeover. Its campaign has a ton of macho meat to sink your teeth into, and once you're done, the multiplayer aspect provides plenty of long-term appeal. The fact that the game comes with three other Xbox 360 Gears of Wars titles makes it a veritable bargain.

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