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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: 40 out of 84
  2. Negative: 26 out of 84
  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. Jun 12, 2020
    10
    I have recently picked up this game (THANK YOU Xbox Game Pass) . I have only played GOW 1 and 2 back in the day and had to watch a youtubeI have recently picked up this game (THANK YOU Xbox Game Pass) . I have only played GOW 1 and 2 back in the day and had to watch a youtube video to catch me up on the events untill GOW3.

    That said...I launched this game the day before yesterday and I just can`t stop playing. The story so far is very compelling (to me personally, I like it) I feel like I have a clear purpose and the objectives seem to make sense with the narrative. Overall I like the story is what I`m saying.

    I've read some reviews were people are complaining that the campaign is very short...but, so far I feel like i've been playing for atleast a 5 hours and I have not completed the game yet. Though, judging from the events on my last playthrough...I do think i`m getting close to the end.

    COMBAT is.....well, it`s fun. It`s your basic GOW Cover-and-fire mechanic. They say "If it ain`t broke, don`t fix it"and that is surely true...however, I could not help but get a liiiitle tired of the repetative nature of this playstyle.
    The weapons for some reason lack "PUNCH" as I would often have to empty an entire clip of my rifle into an enemy before he would be killed. Sometimes more.
    Also there`s no real "impact/response"when you shoot an enemy...I mean, I just emptied 3/4 of my clip into his FACE and he`s still walking around like *Meh, no biggie*
    Oh well.....

    I see people bashing this game a bit to harshly. But...then again, I didn`t pay $50> for this game. (again, xbox game pass)
    So maybe im being a bit mild on my review as I feel like I didn`t lose any investment.

    I think the story is Great! Loving it so far..and I ca`nt wait to get home today to (probably) finish the story.
    I`ll probably never touch it again after that though since i`m not a huge PVP kind of player.
    Maybe do some horde-mode for **** But thats it.

    So, take that as you will :-) Just leaving my 2 cents.
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  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 18, 2020
    7
    Gears of war serisinin oynadığım ilk oyunu. Teknik olarak iş görüyor. Eğlenceli.
  5. Oct 21, 2016
    5
    Bought the Gears of War HD , but now they offer Gears of War 4 with all that included it seems.
    It's also tied to the anniversary edition of
    Bought the Gears of War HD , but now they offer Gears of War 4 with all that included it seems.
    It's also tied to the anniversary edition of Windows 10 and I still can't backup and restore the game to another computer. At nearly 60gb download and an internet datacap at home this does not work. I also noticed that they are discontinuing apps in the microsoft store for being .."Too old". So if I had a computer crash and I want to restore my game but they have removed it because it's "too old", it seems you are out of luck. They have to drop the price on this drastically to make it worth a PC gamers time and effort to install.

    Overall great, that they have come out with Gears of War 4, terrible marketing push and restrictive buying options (No steam) for PC gamers. This should be generally available on disk or as a download through other vendors.
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  6. Jul 9, 2019
    4
    Juego sin alma, historia vacia, personajes sin carisma, gameplay que podria jugar un niño de 3 años (Cubrirte y disparar , no hay más) ,Juego sin alma, historia vacia, personajes sin carisma, gameplay que podria jugar un niño de 3 años (Cubrirte y disparar , no hay más) , accion pasillera... nula recompensa por exploracion, solo cajas de municion que curiosamente andan en cada combate.

    En fin, que muy lamentable, me esperaba mas al haber oido que los Gears of War eran la ostia, pero solo son el tipico juego consolero para adolescentes sin ton ni son, y que en PC se queda super descafeinado acostumbrados a FPS de habilidad de verdad.
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  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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