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  • Summary: Sera is crumbling, your enemies uniting. Humanity’s reliance on technology has become their downfall and enemies are uniting to wipe out all survivors. As Kait, journey back to uncover the origins of the Locust, and fight with your squad to protect what’s left.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Sep 16, 2019
    92
    Visually stunning when maxed out, Gears 5 for PC comes with a very solid campaign and lots of exciting multiplayer modes that will keep you entertained for a long, long time.
  2. Sep 4, 2019
    90
    Much like its iconic Lancer Assault Rifle, Gears 5 functions as perfectly as it was designed. The developers threw on a chainsaw of character, narrative, and content to make an over-the-top, thrilling experience from start to finish. Gears 5 is a badass game, and you'll come away feeling more badass than the legendary Marcus himself.
  3. Sep 13, 2019
    90
    No matter which mode you approach it from, Gears 5 is an incredibly fun and polished game.
  4. Oct 12, 2019
    85
    This is an intense blockbuster which delivers its brutal action just as advertised.
  5. Oct 23, 2019
    80
    Gears 5 plays around with the formula a bit, but it's still at its best when it's just being a solid-ass Gears of War game.
  6. Sep 12, 2019
    70
    It's just another Gears game, but a more charismatic protagonist and a few experimental mechanics at least give the series a more firm footing going forward.
  7. Sep 4, 2019
    60
    Familiarly solid cover shooting with the occasional surprise. It’s fitting The Coalition has opted to simply call the latest game ‘Gears’, because mostly, it’s just going through the motions.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 82 out of 147
  2. Negative: 37 out of 147
  1. Oct 1, 2019
    10
    i like it gears 5 i think good before gears series sand box consept is good .
  2. Sep 13, 2019
    10
    I wouldn't dare rate Gears 5 below an 8. I see a bunch of zeros which is simply an insult to the time, money and effort clearly devoted toI wouldn't dare rate Gears 5 below an 8. I see a bunch of zeros which is simply an insult to the time, money and effort clearly devoted to this game.

    Graphics are stunning with gorgeous locations and effects, Great care has been taken to animation as motion capture looks great with faces and lip sync good. You will almost never teleport into a vehicle or through a door because dedication has been made to create an immersive experience and there are animations for basically everything you do.

    Audio is another hit with stellar sound effects that hit all the right notes. Explosions feel impactful and weighty which is exactly what you want in a game with many explosions and chainsaws ripping through flesh. I won't be searching up the sound track because the score itself isn't all that memorable but the intense action scenes and emotional beats are all supported by appropriate music which serve the game well. Voice acting is also top notch here,

    The story isn't the highlight and this definitely won't replace your narrative driven games but it wasn't really trying to. It's an excuse to bring you to some cool locations and fight some bad guys with big guns, and to that extent it does its job. The plot moves along at a good pace though I personally didn't care all that much for the overall objective. What kept me interested were the characters as they do genuinely bring a smile to your face with the cheesy squad dialogue and they were all unique enough to not instantly forget who they were if they were gone for a few scenes. There were a few emotional moments and choices which didn't fully land but weren't far off. Maybe it's because I haven't played Gears 4 and so i'm not hugely invested in the characters? Either way at the very least it kept me entertained and interested all the way through.

    Gameplay is absolutely at the top of the class. Almost every shooter mechanic or trope is included here and yet it doesn't feel bloated at all. From powerful, fun guns to environmental hazards. Turret sections to manning your vehicle . Quicktime events to executions and melee combat. There is even stealth and playing as the enemy race. This might sound a bit overdone but it all works out beautifully and never feels in your face. You're not forced to utilise everything in your arsenal but you're encouraged to try them out and have fun. The way they best accomplish this is with your AI companion, Jack.

    Jack functions unlike your other standard AI squaddies, He still revives you when you go down and zaps bad guys; but has abilities which compliment how you choose to play. He has a few support and assault abilities which can be found and upgraded throughout the campaign via the main story as well as sidequests. These often have multiple uses inside and outside combat. For example is the CLOAK ability. Stealth is a pretty barebones system which basically amounts to going behind an enemy to one-shot execute them as long as they have seen you yet, however with the cloak ability you get to reposition or take out key targets like snipers. Further upgrading it will also let you remain in stealth after performing actions which can keep the stealth kill chain active and severely break down enemy defences. Along with the ability to bypass turrets outside combat, this makes upgrading Jacks abilities very beneficial and I used practically all of them while playing.

    Co-Op was extremely well done... if you're playing with just one friend. This is because the 3rd player is forced into the aforementioned Robot role. As much as I just praised Jack in the paragraph above, this does not translate well into 3 player co-op. Not only do the two other human players no longer get use any abilities themselves, playing as Jack just isn't very fun. You don't get to play with any of the big guns nor do much direct damage yourself, you are relegated to support it just isn't enough. I see what they were going for here but sadly it does not pan out. Two player co-op on the other hand is simply fantastic. Both players have different perspectives, even in some cutscenes which always kept us communicating and talking about what just happened. I won't get into spoilers here but it's well worth playing the game with a good friend over a voice call. You can share ammo, work together when taking out enemies and bosses and at times get to play out slightly different experiences, like when very early in the game one of you gets trapped in a flaming building and the other has to rescue them.

    Performance was smooth as butter and I had no frame drops or connection issues playing on co-op the entire way through. There is a suite of customisation and accessibility options here and The Coalition and Microsoft should get nothing but praise for this. Its outstanding. Without jumping into multiplayer I can easily recommend this game. What a great value! Especially since its all available on Game Pass for PC for such little cost. 10/10
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  3. Sep 10, 2019
    10
    Gears of War vai ser melhor que Last of Us. Um grande jogo de todos os tempos. Está melhor console definitivo dessa geração para Xbox ONE peloGears of War vai ser melhor que Last of Us. Um grande jogo de todos os tempos. Está melhor console definitivo dessa geração para Xbox ONE pelo Gamepass do meu irmão essa semana Expand
  4. Nov 5, 2019
    8
    Me hizo emocionar con su gran historia, tiroteos dignos de la franquicia, pura diversión, lamentablemente me pasé la campaña con el bug deMe hizo emocionar con su gran historia, tiroteos dignos de la franquicia, pura diversión, lamentablemente me pasé la campaña con el bug de texturas borrosas, entorpeciendo el disfrute visual. Expand
  5. Sep 21, 2019
    6
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Fanboyism aside go and look on STEAM to see what people that actually own the game think. Spoiler alert, its not good. Makes me also really wonder why the critics gave it such high scores...Something fishy is going on.

    My review: Its better than Gears 4 and the graphics is really top notch. However, the characters are extremely shallow and sometimes it feels like I am watching a bunch of teenagers stuck in big adult bodies.

    The story is immature when it needs to be mature. Sometimes a little maturity comes through, but as you enjoy the fresh air, it gets poisoned by some idiotic line or action a few seconds later. Its a lot of up and down weirdness that just makes you go. "Really?". Example: One scene Dave the robot receives love and care from a fellow team mate and then the next scene he is replaced by another robot and then suddenly nobody gives a **** about Dave. Sometimes it tried too hard to be deep, but instead, came off as pretentious.

    Levels look great, but its basically just that. Invisible walls, doors that can only be opened by a robot, and then suddenly the same door, just around the corner can be opened by the player makes you just go, "wtf?". It seemed they tried to combine some action types of sequences like we have seen with other major titles like Uncharted and God of War for example, but it feels half baked.

    I enjoyed the cutscenes, the explosions and all that. But boy, I hated the characters, the story in general and the annoying little things in the level design as mentioned above. One would think with all the money that goes into making the game look beautiful, at least some decent amount would be put aside for a proper writer...but that is clearly not the case.

    It has made some improvements and I think the idea was right. However, the execution is poor and I do not recommend paying full retail price. Get it on game pass or with a 50%+ discount.
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  6. Oct 11, 2019
    5
    O jogo é divertido mas infelizmente a formula já foi vista em muitos outros jogos, até aí tudo bem, mas infelizmente as microtransaçõesO jogo é divertido mas infelizmente a formula já foi vista em muitos outros jogos, até aí tudo bem, mas infelizmente as microtransações fizeram com que o jogo caísse um pouco no meu conceito, terminei a campanha e não tenho interesse em jogar o multiplayer por isso... Expand
  7. Sep 26, 2019
    0
    Mais do mesmo TODO JOGO. É sempre o MESMO jogo. Palhaçada tem limite Microsoft!! Não aguento mais isso

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