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Gears of War 4

Microsoft Game Studios, The Coalition, Splash Damage
Oct 11, 2016 - Xbox One, PC, Xbox Series X/S
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OpenCritic Rating

85

Top Critic Average

87%

Critics Recommend

PC Gamer
75 / 100
Eurogamer
Recommended
IGN
9.2 / 10
Metro GameCentral
8 / 10
GamesRadar+
4 / 5
Easy Allies
3.5 / 5
Game Informer
9.3 / 10
GameSpot
7 / 10
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Critic Reviews for Gears of War 4

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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Metro GameCentral

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8 / 10
Metro GameCentral

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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Gears of War is fresh and exciting again, and its future is potentially even more so.

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The campaign is too familiar at times, but the gameplay is top notch. All multiplayer modes showcase high levels of depth and reasons to come back

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Gears of War 4 makes the best of the franchise's multiplayer modes, but delivers a lackluster campaign in the process.

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OpenCritic Coverage

Rod Fergusson Is Leaving The Coalition to Join Blizzard

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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