Metascore
84

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. May 2, 2011
    90
    It has fantastic production values, amazing graphics, brilliant controls, and a solid set of well designed levels to play through.
  2. Apr 28, 2011
    100
    A beautiful, challenging, and epic ball-rolling game. This iPhone genre will never be the same.
  3. May 2, 2011
    100
    Easy to pick up gameplay; luscious visuals; and a challenge that scales from casual to serious gamer levels makes Gears the perfect time-waster for your iDevice.
  4. Apr 29, 2011
    100
    While not a direct Metroid knockoff, this challenging and physics based App bears a striking resemblance to Nintendo's classic sci-fi adventures. Both gorgeous and incredibly thrilling, it's without question one of the App Store's best.
  5. Apr 28, 2011
    90
    Featuring terrific level design, beautiful 3D environments, and tight controls, Gears may be a departure for the RPG-minded developers, but it manages to impress nonetheless.
User Score
6.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Nov 27, 2011
    8
    Gears the clue is in the title, your mission is to guide a ball around levels collecting emblems, and racking up points, as fast as you canGears the clue is in the title, your mission is to guide a ball around levels collecting emblems, and racking up points, as fast as you can handle. The game is split into 3 differently themed worlds, brimming with colour, and gradually harder challenges as you edge forward. Their is no denying the game is quite short, but the experience is quite enjoyable nonetheless. You get to choose from 2 types of controls, slide to move, or a more difficult tilt to move, providing a little more challenge if that's what your looking for, and while your at it you can check out the highscores on gamecentre, it's not going to be everyone's chai latte, but The kind of game you can re-visit to beat your times. Full Review »
  2. Jun 2, 2011
    10
    Absolutely beautiful and an amazing experience. It becomes a 3d plat former worthy of many of the best in the genre and possibly one of theAbsolutely beautiful and an amazing experience. It becomes a 3d plat former worthy of many of the best in the genre and possibly one of the best games on iPad. It also is a lot longer than many of the games out there. Full Review »
  3. May 2, 2011
    4
    Is this a joke? How can you rate a game like this so high? Are you rating this against the realm of all games, or against the rest of theIs this a joke? How can you rate a game like this so high? Are you rating this against the realm of all games, or against the rest of the throwaway games that this platform allows? Full Review »