Gears 5 Reviews

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8 / 10
Sep 6, 2019

The story of Gears 5 is so breathtaking, that to be honest, I cried many times. Gears 5 moved the series in a new direction, but unfortunately some older mechanics can still make you angry. It was difficult to determine the final degree of recommendation of the title. So we give an excellent eight, but if you are fans of the series, or looking for a title that you can play with your friends on the PC calmly add one more point to good. Now we have no choice but to pray that we will see the sixth part soon and I hope that I will get it again for a review.

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Sep 13, 2019

To sum up Gears 5 in a word would be “satisfying”. From the combat, plot, and ensemble of characters, it all fits neatly together in a well-wrapped present.

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8 / 10.0
Sep 10, 2019

It’s a solid title, just not a perfect one. If you enjoyed previous titles in the series then Gears 5 is an easy sale. If you are new altogether, well, there is a ton of stuff for you to dig your chainsaw bayonet in!

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8 / 10.0
Sep 10, 2019

Gears 5 ambition and bold direction breathes new life into old legends.

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8 / 10.0
Sep 10, 2019

Gears 5 is a beautiful balancing act of new and old, and it manages to offer the franchise's trademark action and gore while telling a compelling story that sets up the future of the series in a big way.

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8 / 10.0
Sep 3, 2019

Gears 5 delivers the usual solid co-op experience and offers enough variety in the gameplay-mix over the different modes. Sadly a lot of technical issues, bad level design and a lot of well meant ideas of the developers that didn't really delivered the effect they wanted doesn't make Gears 5 stand that much out compared to Gears of War 4.

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Sep 4, 2019

Gears 5 is a return to form for Microsoft’s hardcore series, delivering fans the roadie-running, head-bursting, visceral joy that made the franchise such a success in the first place.

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8 / 10.0
Sep 20, 2019

Gears 5 is a full package of exciting content that can entertain fans for tons of hours. The campaign tries to deliver a fresh experience by borrowing some new elements from other genres and and the multiplayer is better than ever before. Gears 5 is also a new visual showcase for Xbox One X with running at native 4K and fixed 60fps. However, repetitive & boring level design in the second half of the campaign, alongside open world areas' bugs & imperfections, prevent this game from becoming a perfect experience. Overall, Gears 5 is a good game but not as epic as how a Gears of War game should be

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8 / 10
Sep 10, 2019

Gears 5 tries to bombard players with tons of contents, and offers many days of entertainment as it aims to introduce itself as a true AAA+ game. The result is a very entertaining game, but is that enough to justify Microsoft's flagship? Not sure. Maybe the only part that Gears 5 shines at is visuals, and while everything else is also okay, we expect a lot more than that from a title like Gears of War.

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Cheat Code Central
Top Critic
4 / 5.0
Sep 6, 2019

Combined with a clean, user-friendly multiplayer suite that even finds time to add brand new ways to play, Gears 5 is a standout even among its own series. It’s rough around the edges, but in a good way.

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4 / 5.0
Sep 4, 2019

The Coalition is clearly making substantial strides to evolve Gears into a bigger and better shooter, but the fifth installment is only half a step in the right direction.

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8 / 10
Sep 23, 2019

Gears 5 takes the series to new heights but it's weighed down by some annoying bugs and a story that seems to try a touch too hard to tie itself to the original trilogy. Whilst Horde mode is still excellent and the various Versus modes are fun, the new Escape mode is a bit hit and miss.

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Gameplanet
Top Critic
8 / 10.0
Sep 19, 2019

Gears 5 is a return to form for the venerable series, and though some new ideas and better writing aren't quite executed to perfection, they bring a welcome sense of freshness to a series where the fundamentals are as strong as ever.

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PCMag
Top Critic
Sep 16, 2019

Gears 5's compelling campaign and great graphics performance make it a worthwhile experience for both Gears of War fans and those new to the series.

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Sep 13, 2019

Gears 5 is the first time the series has made the brutality of its combat feel captivating and disturbingly intimate.

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Sep 4, 2019

Gears 5 is the series' most ambitious entry to date, bringing with it an endless wave of revolutionary ideas that the franchise has been in desperate need of for years. The Coalition's mark has finally been made, and it's one that focuses on narrative importance alongside bright, energetic mechanics that show that Gears 5 can happily stand alongside this generation's other blockbusters without fear.

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8 / 10
Sep 4, 2019

Gears 5 is both a very generous and welcoming game. Building on what made the Gears franchise a power house, The Coalition changed the campaign's structure, added useful features to Horde mode, created a fun new coop mode and made the game more accessible for people with disabilities and new players. And it doesn't hurt that the game is really pretty (especially on the Xbox One X) Gears 5 is only being dragged down a bit by a couple technical issues that shouldn't be seen in AAA first party games.

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EGM
Top Critic
8 / 10.0
Sep 4, 2019

Gears 5 makes major strides in the series' approach to storytelling. This is the most heartfelt Delta Squad has ever been, and The Coalition backs up that emotion with genuine improvements to gameplay. While its new co-op mode, Escape, is generally underwhelming, Arcade mixes up the competitive meta enough to keep things interesting. All told, Gears 5 is more Gears, but it's also a bold statement for why this series is still relevant.

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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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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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