Gears 5 Reviews

Gears 5 is ranked in the 95th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
9.2 / 10.0
Sep 4, 2019

An outstanding game that offers more and better in every aspect of it, making Gears 5 one of the biggest first party games ever released on an Xbox console.

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Unscored
Sep 10, 2019

Should you have read this much of a Gears of War-related review, I imagine at least one of the above four modes sounds up your alley. Just because Escape is currently wonky in action doesn't mean it's not a unique and satisfying co-op action experience. The campaign's herky-jerky start is likely worth enduring for a certain brand of shooter fan. And both Horde and versus are likely to delight fans old and new for entirely different reasons.

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8.7 / 10.0
Sep 10, 2019

Gears 5 is still the same game it has always been, but in Katie it finds a fresh, new character with a more intriguing story.

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VG247
Top Critic
Unscored
Sep 5, 2019

. It’s like welcoming home an old friend only to find they have a new haircut that looks better the more you see of it.

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Sep 4, 2019

Gears 5 once again feels like a safe bet by The Coalition.  You can start to see the developer thinking about new ideas and potential directions that the series can go, but Gears 5 feels largely familiar.  The additions of some new features and a new mode added to the fan-favorites that return make for a robust package though.

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10 / 10.0
Sep 4, 2019

If you didn't think you needed another Gears of War, you were wrong. Gears 5 is a barnstorming success, and a triumphant return for the series. This is the essential first party game the Xbox One desperately needed.

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8 / 10
Sep 6, 2019

The Coalition has slightly fiddled with the formula, and whilst some adjustments need to be refined for future entries, Gears 5 is ultimately the gorgeous third-person shooter you want it to be.

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90 / 100
Sep 4, 2019

Gears 5 has a lot to offer, with multiplayer, co-op modes, and a single-player campaign with wide range of emotions, from humor and laughter to despair and tragedy. It leaves the fans with a bit of a cliffhanger ending, but that just means that fans will want Gears 6 to come soon.

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8 / 10.0
Sep 6, 2019

The latest Gears of War game is still the gory Gears players know and love, but The Coalition is working hard to evolve Microsoft's shooter

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Unscored
Sep 4, 2019

Gears 5 left my belly nice and fat, and keen for the next course.

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90 / 100
Sep 4, 2019

Gears 5 is an impressive evolution in the Gears of War series with a campaign that feels like a huge leap forward and a dizzying amount of excellent multiplayer modes. The story isn't without its issues, especially the final act which I'm sure will draw controversy, but that does little to hold back this awesome next chapter in the Gears saga.

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Sep 4, 2019

Gears 5 is the complete package, with a compelling campaign, entertaining multiplayer, and a Horde Mode that will keep players engaged for hours.

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Sep 18, 2019

Of all the things I expected from Gears 5 --ear-splitting gunfire, chainsaws and alien heads popping like watermelons-- bursts of laughter were not on the list.

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Guardian
Top Critic
Sep 6, 2019

A female protagonist, more comedy and increased tactical options bring subtlety without sacrificing adrenalin

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Sep 4, 2019

The future of Gears of War has never been so bright — and sure, there's room for improvement, but this is the evolution that the franchise desperately needed.

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GameMAG
Top Critic
8 / 10
Sep 16, 2019

Gears 5 is a dynamic and exciting third-person shooter with incredibly beautiful graphics, hardcore multiplayer and a variety of cooperative modes, which lacks the challenge in the main campaign and really unexpected and interesting plot twists. New elements, such as large maps, RPG-system, stealth and side missions, turned out worthy and add freshness to the classic mechanics, so if you are a fan of the genre and the series, it is not recommended to miss. Especially given the democratic price on Steam and the presence of the project in the Game Pass for Windows 10 and Xbox One.

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Dave Aubrey
Top Critic
8.6 / 10.0
Sep 9, 2019

Gears 5 is excellent, albeit with a major narrative downfall. While the finale of the campaign definitely left a sour taste in my mouth, the game was so good that I want to keep playing the Horde and multiplayer modes just to get more Gears 5.

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Sep 5, 2019

For Gears of War fans, this is a package that is essential, and a game that certainly surpasses its predecessor.

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Ken McKown
Top Critic
9.5 / 10.0
Sep 4, 2019

Gears 5 rekindles the magic the first three games delivered in their prime and it has me excited to see where the series goes in the next generation. This is one of the best games Microsoft has put out this year, and quite possible one of the best games of 2019.

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9.1 / 10.0
Sep 3, 2019

Gears 5 is the natural evolution of the historic TPS series and, with its solid gameplay and contents, is a step towards the future that so many fans wanted. Perhaps some of them wished for a more decisive revolution, but the developers' hard work can be seen and felt, and it can satisfy any kind of player.

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