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  • Summary: After narrowly escaping an attack on their village, JD Fenix and his friends, Kait and Del, must rescue the ones they love and discover the source of a monstrous new enemy. Team up with four others and battle wave after wave of increasingly difficult enemies by choosing your combat class,After narrowly escaping an attack on their village, JD Fenix and his friends, Kait and Del, must rescue the ones they love and discover the source of a monstrous new enemy. Team up with four others and battle wave after wave of increasingly difficult enemies by choosing your combat class, leveling up your skills and deploying fortifications anywhere on the map. Compete online in new and favorite game types, all at 60fps on dedicated servers. A new visible ranking system means fairer matchmaking for social, competitive and professional players alike. Redefined Cover Gameplay: New weapons, close-cover combat moves and combat-knife executions turn each piece of cover into an offensive opportunity. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. Oct 11, 2016
    92
    An experience you’ll walk away from with a big smile on your face – in campaign, Versus, and Horde modes alike. It’s about as good of a franchise reawakening as I could’ve hoped for.
  2. Oct 28, 2016
    90
    Gears of War 4 is a worthy successor to the series and an enjoyable game overall, especially if you are fan of blistering and intense action games. It doesn't reinvent the wheel, it plays mainly into the "safe" net that was built by Epic Games, but for PC users who couldn't play any of the latest games of the franchise, GOW 4 is a great opportunity to find out about it.
  3. Oct 6, 2016
    90
    Gears of War 4 is the best Gears yet. Don't expect a revolution, but a refinement of all of the aspects that make Gears great, including an over-the-top, almost cartoonish campaign, and a kick-ass upgrade of Horde mode. It's also a flawless representative of Microsoft's new "Play Anywhere" and Universal Windows Platform initiatives.
  4. games(TM)
    Dec 18, 2016
    90
    With The Coaltion at the reins Gears is in safe hands, and we're genuinely intrigued to see what happens next. [Issue#257, p.64]
  5. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Oct 21, 2016
    89
    Most obvious are the efforts of artists and designers: Sera after two decades of peace looks much more vibrant, and every location – even local mines – is instantly recognizable. Gameplay, on the other hand, hasn’t changed in its core – but it’s much more polished now (which is especially noticeable if you compare it to recent remake of first Gears of War). [Issue#213, p.50]
  6. PC Games
    Oct 9, 2016
    81
    A serviceable campaign is augmented by a very robust multiplayer offering. Gears of War 4 offers spectacular graphics and great PC performance, but the story feels unfinished.
  7. Oct 11, 2016
    68
    Gears 4 takes only half measures. It discards a lighthearted adventure premise for another fate-of-humanity monster invasion. It gives up on the anti-militarist bent of its early fight against the COG for another plot about soldiers trying to save humanity.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 88
  2. Negative: 25 out of 88
  1. Oct 24, 2016
    10
    Wow! What a PC release and I'm able to play with Xbox friends finally!

    Installation and configuration was easy. Benchmark option is great.
    Wow! What a PC release and I'm able to play with Xbox friends finally!

    Installation and configuration was easy. Benchmark option is great. I had to do some configuring with my mic to work and it still doesn't quite channel audio like a console but who cares? I was able to join right up to a party and play! Please more cross platform games MS!!!
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  2. Jan 31, 2021
    10
    No entiendo las malas notas supongo que son fanboys de PlayStation frustrados pero bueno el juego es increíble claro si eres algo malo paraNo entiendo las malas notas supongo que son fanboys de PlayStation frustrados pero bueno el juego es increíble claro si eres algo malo para los multijugador te van a ganar muchas veces imagino que las personas que no soy buenas en competitivo le dieron mala nota Expand
  3. Oct 11, 2016
    10
    Great game. Good optimization for PC. Split secren in local coop is a must to play with a friend. The horde mode is superb. Good jobGreat game. Good optimization for PC. Split secren in local coop is a must to play with a friend. The horde mode is superb. Good job Coalitio/Microsoft. Expand
  4. Nov 27, 2016
    8
    Five Word Review: Sameish gameplay, worthwhile for story.
    Favorite Thing: They did a good job with the story in general, the
    Five Word Review: Sameish gameplay, worthwhile for story.
    Favorite Thing: They did a good job with the story in general, the intro/'previously on', and ending gameplay (minus the story ending).
    Least Favorite Thing: Other than the fact it's an FPS? Some very cliche and very over the top stuff. Plus the mouse camera movement is janky.

    Playtime: 7h (Single-player only)
    Enjoyment: 8/10
    Recommendation: If you've liked the previous games, yeah.
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  5. Nov 18, 2019
    6
    Análisis y puntuación de la campaña
    Las comparaciones son odiosas y la calidad de t la trilogía original como Gears 5 no ayudan a este Gears
    Análisis y puntuación de la campaña
    Las comparaciones son odiosas y la calidad de t la trilogía original como Gears 5 no ayudan a este Gears 4.
    La entrada de nuevos personajes (sin renunciar a los veteranos) fue un acierto, aunque JD no tenga el carisma suficiente (personaje mucho más desarrollado y sorprendente en Gears 5 donde es escasamente jugable).
    Otro punto positivo a mi parecer pero muy criticado es ese inicio pausado sin una clara amenaza más allá de la propia CGO ( Me gustó la presentación , pero es cierto que el tema robots se alarga demasiado).
    Dicho lo cual, el juego no se explota a sí mismo. Plantea situaciones poco originales (en varias ocasiones te mete fases tipo "horda" en la campaña) y la historia flaquea además de desarrollarse muy escasamente.
    Repiten lo "forzado" de muchas situaciones y la sensación de que todo el juego se reduce a una única gran escena de acción, lo cual narrativamente es una patada en la cara (Ej: llevamos 2h combatiendo , tenemos un nuevo objetivo en otra zona y alguien dice ¿Llamamos refuerzos? No! para que! ya somos 4 contra el enjambre entero y llevamos medio juego salvándonos por los pelos.)
    De hecho, la campaña gana en su tramo final donde se ve una respuesta de la coalición en la que te sientes partícipe y aún así, el Cap 1 de Gears 5 ya es mejor que todo Gears 4.
    Entretiene, pero no hace honor. The Coallition ha demostrado que lo sabe hacer mejor.
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  6. Sep 15, 2019
    4
    Worst game in the series. Snatchers are very frustrating and most enemies need an absurd amount of bullets to be killed.
  7. Apr 16, 2018
    0
    It still has the same gameplay, it still has the same mechanics and controls, with only a few extra tweaks.

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