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Gears Tactics

Splash Damage, The Coalition, Xbox Game Studios
Apr 28, 2020 - PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S
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OpenCritic Rating

83

Top Critic Average

85%

Critics Recommend

Eurogamer
No Recommendation
IGN
8 / 10
PC Gamer
83 / 100
Metro GameCentral
8 / 10
GamesRadar+
3.5 / 5
Game Informer
8.5 / 10
GameSpot
8 / 10
USgamer
4 / 5

Review Summary

StrongCritic Consensus

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.


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Critic Reviews for Gears Tactics

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

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Metro GameCentral

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8 / 10
Metro GameCentral

A fast-paced and accessible turn-based action game that if anything feels constrained by the predictable nature of the Gears Of War universe.

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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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Inject some much-needed adrenaline and storytelling into the tactics milieu, even if the campaign wears out its welcome

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Gears Tactics carefully recreates the chaotic excitement of a Gears of War firefight in turn-based strategy form.

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Gears Tactics finds its niche by leaning further into the hyper-aggressive action and gore of the franchise. It throws tons of enemies at you, which forces you to move and keeps you on your toes, but can also become annoying and tedious in some missions. For a first-time outing though, Gears Tactics is a fantastic start.

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OpenCritic Coverage

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Gears 5 and Gears Tactics Will Get New Content and Features on Xbox Series X/S Launch Day

While some in the PS5 audience decry Sony's move to not make Spider-Man Remastered a free upgrade for players who already bought the game, Xbox is capitalizing by showcasing how they do it differently.

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Gears Tactics Will Receive New Content on the Xbox Series X / S

Gears Tactics Will Receive New Content on the Xbox Series X / S

It has been announced that Gears Tactics will have new features on the Xbox Series X / S

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Gears Tactic's Review Embargo Drops Early Next Week

Gears Tactic's Review Embargo Drops Early Next Week

The review embargo for Gears Tactics will drop next week, letting us know what critics think of the franchise's latest outing

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Inside Xbox Returns Tomorrow with News on Grounded, Sea of Thieves, and More

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