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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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  1. Negative: 46 out of 181
  1. 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
  2. Sep 15, 2019
    10
    Gears 5 has the most game types out of any Gears game before it. If you want to be a competitive player you have all the ranked matches, or ifGears 5 has the most game types out of any Gears game before it. If you want to be a competitive player you have all the ranked matches, or if you are a casual you have arcade and quick play, if you are big into coop you have campaign, horse, and escape. They also made a map editor so we will be getting new maps from the community all year long. Gears 5 is great in my opinion because it feels like a gears game unlike judgement but bring in new things into it to make it feel like a refreshed gears game. I'm a big believer if something isn't broken no need to fix it. Expand
  3. Sep 10, 2019
    9
    Well, new game for Xbox comes for PC in Steam. It was a great idea to release the game not in the usual Windows Store, but in Steamed, becauseWell, new game for Xbox comes for PC in Steam. It was a great idea to release the game not in the usual Windows Store, but in Steamed, because the game feels great on this client.Everything is amazing in it:
    •optimization
    •visual component
    •gameplay component (well, it's Gears of War)
    •interesting game design solutions in the company
    •story (continuing the story of Gears of War 4 and better revealing new enemies of the planet Sera
    •good online component
    But a game without flaws is not a game. Minor flaws that affected the game:
    •cosmetics opened for donation (now this is not very revealed, but with the addition of new elements it will annoy a little)
    •Bugs, poorly functioning servers and errors due to which some players cannot play the game (although these problems are solved by a couple of patches after the release, but you can’t talk about them)
    The result was a worthy continuation of the legendary series not inferior in scale to previous parts
    9/10
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  4. Nov 23, 2019
    8
    Stále ta stejná drsná rubačka jako dříve a konečně na Steamu. Gears 5 je opět jedna z nejlepších akčních her z pohledu třetí osoby a jedna zStále ta stejná drsná rubačka jako dříve a konečně na Steamu. Gears 5 je opět jedna z nejlepších akčních her z pohledu třetí osoby a jedna z nejlepších tower defence akcí na trhu. Multiplayer skvělí, kampaň na insane obtížnost skoro nehratelná. Vskutku skvělá akční hra s výbornou grafikou i když má pár bolístek, na které rád upozorním.
    Totálně nepřehledné prostředí v menu pro začátečníky a naprosto stupidní tutoriál zcela zbytečný. Matchmaking nefunkční. Crossplay, který měl hře pomoci, ji spíše topí. Poslední blbina je Store kde opravdu vše nestojí zato.
    Hodně promyslete jestli si Gears 5 koupíte a když nemáte kámoše ušetřím vám čas, nekupujte to.
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  5. Oct 6, 2019
    7
    it is fun game with nice visuals.. This game is a great treat for Gears of War fans. Lots of shooting and intense action from beginning to theit is fun game with nice visuals.. This game is a great treat for Gears of War fans. Lots of shooting and intense action from beginning to the end. There is not much in Gears 5 that we have not seen it in previous Gears of War games. It is good game, just not great. The game is well optimized. it runs close to 60FPS @ 1080p on my Ryzen 3400g with Vega 11 integrated graphics. Expand
  6. Dec 20, 2019
    5
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. First, beware: SPOILERS AHEAD!
    Second: I'm not reviewing the multiplayer. It's a crapload full of microtransactions. And I hate multiplayer games.
    I'm actually at the beginning of Chapter 3 of the game, third playthrough of the campaign (obviously), and I want to say right now I don't really like Kait as character and as a main protagonist of the game. I'm not a misoginist or a maschilist, in fact I've enjoyed a lot the tomb Raider reboot, with a fantastically renewed Lara Croft as main character. I just prefer the old guard, with Marcus, Baird, Cole. I find JD Fenix and Del just fine and charismatic, but not as much as the first trilogy chars. Kait is too masculine for my tastes, even if the story told in this game is fairly interesting. I don't really understand, anyway why Americans are so passionate of family struggles, in fact so many times as plots develop the heroes discover to be linked to the main villains, with strong bonds such as father-son or mother-daughter. But I'm really digressing now, I beg your pardon! As I was saying, the story is interesting enough to raise some curiosity to it, Even if there are hardly surprising moments. The gameplay is still very similar to the older games, but extremely more fluid, dynamic, with the possibility to use environment features to kill the swarm enemies. The game has wonderful graphics and really good animations, and Gears 5 has in particular a less linear development, in fact in Chapter 2 and Chapter 3 it is possible to do side missions scattered through fairly vast areas explorable via a strange skiff able to slide on Ice and Sand. The problem is that said side missions are extremely short, and very often they happen in very small "arenas", in which at the end of the fight it is possible to find some useful weapons or object to enhance Jack's (the robot) abilities; this companion is extremely useful to solve some little "problems" during exploration or to fight the enemies. Another big problem is that the big areas of Chapter 2 and 3 are quite empty, void of enemies or other encounters, and serve just as places to pass to go from point "A" to point "B". You can certainly get off the skiff and explore the environment by foot in a limited area around the skiff itself, but I can assure you it's extremely hard to find something interesting around! Chapter 1 and 4 are my favourites, in fact they are more linear and the story unfolds in a better way, without the blank moments in which there is nothing more than skiff riding and some lines of speech in between the characters. Another thing I disliked is the fact that in Chapter 2 and 3 Marcus and JD are nowhere to be seen, it is for 98% of the time just Kait and Del; the use of only 2 characters during the gameplay deletes the fun comments and discussions that were present in previous games, so that the experience is a little bit more boring. Yes, the overall experience for me has been a little underwhelming, But I really cannot say Gears 5 is a bad game! It is a solid game, with just a few bugs here and there, but nothing very annoying.
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    §§§BIG SPOILER: a fact that ruined the final stages of the game is that at one point you have to choose who to save between Del and JD. The other one will die! I really wonder how those morons of The coalition are going to deal with this fact in Gears 6! Who is the one which will be alive in the next gear chapter?
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  7. Oct 29, 2019
    0
    "Gears of Opinionated Alt-Chick" is not what fans of the series want. Get woke, go broke. If you want to be successful, you have to cater to"Gears of Opinionated Alt-Chick" is not what fans of the series want. Get woke, go broke. If you want to be successful, you have to cater to the fanbase that brought you the success you had, instead of catering to SJW's who don't even buy your games. There is nothing cringier than being forced to play some feminist savior in a game that used to be about testosterone and war. Expand

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