Gears Tactics

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.

Rating Summary

Based on 96 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

82

Top Critic Average

87%

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Based on 96 critic reviews
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8 / 10.0
Jun 11, 2020

Gears Tactics is a fun strategy game with a solid story and elements that make it worthy of the Gears name.

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9.2 / 10.0
May 27, 2020

The customization of our troops, the combats versus de final bosses and the aggressiveness of the enemies are the three elements that makes differences between Gears Tactics and other titles of the turn based strategy games, but don't make a mistake; this is an spin-off but smells like Gears from start to the end.

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8.5 / 10.0
May 24, 2020

Gears Tactics does a fantastic job at applying the X-COM formula to the Gears of War franchise despite it not changing much from the core gameplay. While the intrusiveness of side missions and some weak ability progression take away from the overall experience, Gears Tactics is a must-play for Gears fans and turned-based shooter fans alike.

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8.5 / 10.0
May 21, 2020

This title can be regarded as a huge success for a spin-off, and is quite enjoyable. However, its side missions have caused it to fall short of achieving masterpiece status. Regardless, this game is recommended to all fans of the series

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6 / 10.0
May 18, 2020
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8 / 10
May 16, 2020

Although Gears Tactics is heavily inspired by XCOM and its mechanisms, it's still a great Tactical Turn Based Strategy that also remains loyal to the Gears of War universe.

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7 / 10.0
May 16, 2020

Gears Tactics is a solid iteration of Gears' gameplay as a tactical game. And despite having a few frustrating moments, I enjoyed the ~30 hours I spent on it, the combat choices and strategy elements are both fun and satisfying, although the missions end up getting repetitive and monotonous with a few difficulty spikes. Nonetheless, I hope The Coalition and Splash Damage expand on this game with future DLC or a sequel.

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8.5 / 10.0
May 13, 2020

Gears Tactics takes the great third person pop and stop shooter, into a new turn based, tactical realm.

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95 / 100
May 13, 2020

At 192 pages, this hardcover book is filled from cover to cover with amazing concepts and final artwork that brings the story of Gears Tactics to life. It breathes even more life into characters that you'll grow to love over the course of the game, providing a better understanding of friends and foes alike. While Gears isn't known for its story depth, this book from Titan has something to say about that.

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8.5 / 10.0
May 13, 2020

Gears Tactics kept me entertained for the full 30 or so hours it took me to finish the campaign. Hopefully, the developers take the issues I and many others have brought up to heart, and deliver an excellent sequel a few years down the road.

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