Gears of War 4

Rating Summary

Based on 134 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

83

Top Critic Average

86%

Critics Recommend

Based on 134 critic reviews
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Recommended
Oct 11, 2016

A cautious revival but a very worthwhile one, which creates a great foundation for future games.

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75 / 100
Oct 13, 2016

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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9.2 / 10.0
Oct 11, 2016

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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Oct 6, 2016

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

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8 / 10
Oct 6, 2016

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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Oct 17, 2016
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9.3 / 10.0
Oct 6, 2016

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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7 / 10
Oct 6, 2016

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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9 / 10.0
Oct 6, 2016

Gears of War 4 is a remarkably complete package.

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Oct 17, 2016

Gears of War 4 is a good reminder of why Gears of War was so cool in the first place.

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