Gears 5 Reviews

Gears 5 is ranked in the 95th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
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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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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10 / 10.0
Sep 4, 2019

Gears 5 is the best Gears of War to date

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5 / 5.0
Sep 4, 2019

Gears 5 is the best looking the series has ever been, and that's maybe the least of the improvements here.

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Sep 17, 2019

The Coalition have changed what it means to be Gears of War. The ambition, drive, and execution on all fronts is to be applauded, this is a Hollywood blockbuster at its finest. Gears 5 has an exceptional campaign that needs to be played. Once you factor in its versus and cooperative modes, this is a package of quality above its value. Gears 5 is absolutely best and most important game in the series across all modes. Do not miss this one.

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5 / 5.0
Sep 19, 2019

I think Gears 5 is a resounding success for The Coalition and Xbox as a whole. We’ve been crying out for quality first party games for ages now, and Gears 5 has managed to hit the standard everyone wants.

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Sep 9, 2019

Though a tad slow to get going, Gears 5 has reinvented itself in ways many of us didn't dare dream was possible, blending what we loved about the franchise with a fresh story, personable protagonists, and some of the best visuals and shooting mechanics we've seen.

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Sep 10, 2019

Gears 5 is incredible from start to finish, and, playing on PC, it is easily one of the best ports to the platform. Despite the few hiccups with servers, I was able to play entirely on Ultra settings without issue, and that's on hardware that isn't exactly the latest and greatest. The visuals are beautiful, gameplay is fun and gory, the campaign is heartfelt with incredible performances from the cast, and it is just a wonderful experience from start to finish and beyond. This is a title fans of the series will not want to miss, and it is a shining example of how The Coalition has put their mark on the franchise.

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9.8 / 10.0
Sep 3, 2019

Gears 5 is perfect as a new Gears and one of the best action titles of this generation. You can't ask for more quality content in one game.

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95 / 100
Sep 4, 2019

Gears 5 takes a step forward in all aspects, with a campaign with open levels, but still very intense. Audiovisually it's a delight and the multiplayer expands with new more approachable modes and a renewed horde mode with hero shooter features. The best Microsoft Studios game in recent years.

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9.5 / 10.0
Sep 4, 2019

Gears 5 is the greatest iteration on Xbox One

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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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Heavy
Top Critic
9.5 / 10.0
Sep 4, 2019

The Coalition has simply knocked it out of the park with Gears 5.

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VGN
Top Critic
9.5 / 10.0
Sep 4, 2019

Gears 5 therefore offers extremely positive sensations, starting from its campaign to a multiplayer package that seems really vast and incredibly varied.

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9.5 / 10.0
Sep 3, 2019

The magic of Gears 5 is how all this comes together to offer the best entry in the series to date. Right from its exceptional campaign mode all the way to its new simple but effective Escape mode. The Seasonal Ranking ties everything you do across the game together to always deliver new challenges and rewards for completing them. It is simply one of the best games Microsoft has ever released.

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9.5 / 10.0
Sep 14, 2019

A reinvigorated and well told narrative bolstered by an excellent multiplayer offering make the newest numbered entry one of the best in the series

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9.5 / 10.0
Sep 17, 2019

It’s violent, it’s gorey, it’s bloody, and story intense. It boldly delivers an emotional investment that will certainly surprise the hell out of gamer’s who decide to experience it. I for one implore any fans of any third person shooters to play Gears 5, it’s damn sure a hell of a good time. Gears 5 has Game of the Year potential written all over it, and will surely be remembered as XBOX One’s best of the best.

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9.5 / 10.0
Sep 6, 2019

Gears 5 expands on its world both through gameplay and storytelling and delivers the same intense action that fans have come to love in gorgeously detailed environments all while offering a multiplayer mode with more options than a lancer could cut through.

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9.3 / 10.0
Sep 30, 2019

Gears 5 is a firm evolution in a multitude of ways and is arguably the most complete package yet!

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