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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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75 / 100
Game Rant
4.5 / 5
9.2 / 10
4 / 5
Metro GameCentral
8 / 10
Easy Allies
3.5 / 5
Game Informer
9.3 / 10
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Critic Reviews for Gears of War 4

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

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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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Gears of War makes its grandiose return on Xbox One and PC, those sorely missing the series can rest easy knowing that the franchise is back and better than ever.

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

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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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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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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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