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Gears of War 4

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Available on:Xbox OneOct 11, 2016
PCOct 11, 2016
Xbox Series X/SNov 10, 2020

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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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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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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The story campaign can be a little bland, at least when playing on your own, but otherwise this does a fine job of bringing Gears into the current gen.

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8.5 / 10.0
First off I have to say Gears of War is one of my favorite game series of all time. It was the first game to really show me true next-generation fidelity when I got my Xbox 360 on Christmas of 2006. The art style, the characters, the lore, the story, and the atmosphere all drew me in with fantastic revolutionary gameplay and amazing online multiplayer. It was one of the most

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Rod Fergusson Is Leaving The Coalition to Join Blizzard

Rod Fergusson has been making Gears games for 15 years, but next month, he's leaving the series behind to oversee a different huge franchise.

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