Gears 5

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Eurogamer

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Recommended
Sep 11, 2019

Mixed multiplayer and a depressing grind can't dim the light of a superb new Gears campaign.

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IGN
By Ryan McCaffrey

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9 / 10.0
Sep 13, 2019

No matter which mode you approach it from, Gears 5 is an incredibly fun and polished game.

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PC Gamer

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78 / 100
Sep 9, 2019

A polished and surprisingly varied campaign married to stalwart PvE and PvP modes which gently refine, rather than revolutionise, the classic Gears experience.

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7 / 10
Sep 4, 2019

The attempts to innovate in terms of storytelling and structure feel superficial and ineffective, leaving Gears 5 to survive purely on its increasingly overfamiliar action.

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Easy Allies
Bradley Ellis

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8 / 10.0
Sep 14, 2019
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Sep 4, 2019

Gears 5 biggest changes don't reinvent the series, but give the classic shooter more room to breathe. Let Gears be Gears.

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8.5 / 10.0
Sep 4, 2019

Gears 5 delivers plenty of excitement in its encounters and story, and offers nearly endless thrills in its excellently crafted multiplayer experiences

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Polygon

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Unscored
Sep 13, 2019

Gears, as a franchise, suddenly feels balanced in a way that it hasn’t in the past. I looked around. I paused. I tried to take it all in.

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7 / 10
Sep 11, 2019

The Coalition adds a lot of smart new ideas to the Gears of War formula in Gears 5.

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Polygon

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Unscored
Sep 4, 2019

Gears 5 is personal, like its predecessor, and insistent in focusing on its characters. It’s thoughtful, and unafraid to stop the action in favor of slower story beats and sections focused on exploration. And those are the parts that I enjoyed the most.

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