Gears Tactics

Splash Damage, The Coalition, Xbox Game Studios

Strong Man
OpenCritic Rating
82
Top Critic Average
85%
Critics Recommend
Based on 109 critic reviews
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Gears Tactics

Rating Summary

Based on 109 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

82

Top Critic Average

85%

Critics Recommend

Based on 109 critic reviews
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Gears Tactics Reviews Summary

Summary: While comparisons to XCOM are inevitable, Gears Tactics successfully spins off the shooter series with a must-play game for turn-based strategy fans.

Clever Gameplay

Classic tactical gameplay well-executed, with a few smart twists to shake things up.

True to the Franchise

Definitely a Gears experience, monsters, gore, and all.

Occasionally Repetitive

Gameplay loses some momentum towards the end-game.

General Information

Available on:PCApr 28, 2020
Xbox OneApr 28, 2020
Xbox Series X/SNov 10, 2020

Developers: Splash Damage, The Coalition

Publisher: Xbox Game Studios

Genre: Strategy

Gears Tactics is the fast-paced, turn-based strategy game set 12 years before the first Gears of War. Cities on the planet Sera are beginning to fall to the monstrous threat rising from underground – the Locust Horde. With the government in disarray, a squad of survivors emerge as humanity's last hope. Play as Gabe Diaz, recruiting, equipping and commanding your squads on a desperate mission to hunt down the relentless and powerful leader of the Locust army: Ukkon, the evil mastermind who makes monsters. Against all odds and fighting for survival, outsmart your enemy in uniquely brutal, turn-based tactical combat. Experience the intensity of one of the most-acclaimed video game sagas in an exciting new way. Immersive and character-driven story: Play as the defiant soldier Gabe Diaz, rescuing and building your troops in a journey of leadership, survival and sacrifice. Customizable squad and equipment: Prepare your troops to face tough enemies, upgrading their skills and outfitting them with loot collected in challenging missions. Aggressive gameplay: Command your squad in fast paced, turn-based battles, advancing and surviving intense and visceral encounters with the unstoppable, swarming enemy. Massive boss battles: Defeat towering deadly bosses that defy your strategies and completely change the scale of the battle.

Gears Tactics Critic Reviews

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Clever combat abilities and brutal executions translate Gears of War into a deep, fast-paced strategy game.

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Eurogamer

No Recommendation / Blank
Christopher Bratt

A competent tactical retooling of the Gears formula, even if the execution isn't always spot-on.

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Gears Tactics does an excellent job of grafting Gears' signature look and feel onto XCOM's turn-based battle format and looks great doing it.

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Gears Tactics is a smart, fast, and aggressive strategy game that's in need of a little more variety

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