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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: 47 out of 91
  2. Negative: 26 out of 91
  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. Oct 15, 2017
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This game is partially awesome, partially average, overall very good. The graphic and animation compartments are of the highest quality, the gameplay is smooth, it is not necessary to stay behind protection walls or obstacles to survive, like it was in the first chapter. The movements are agile and it's possible to avoid damage fairly easily with good reflexes. The world itself is gorgeous, but unfortunately the maps are reduced to corridors and narrow rooms, exploration is still reduced to zero, just like the previous games of the series. In the campaign the story is fair: the prologue and first chapter are a little weak on the impact point of view, in fact the robot enemies are quite uninspired, and the flashbacks too short to be intersting or to ignite some emotions. Luckily from the second chapter of the game things fire up a lot, with the intro of old Marcus (and his rough ironic misfortunes) and of the new locust/swarm enemies. As I said before the maps are really narrow, but they are masterfully designed and it's often possible to hold on for some moments to admire the beauties of the environment. Interaction with the surroundings is still fairly low, and unfortunately there is a lot of backtracking, so the player, as the story unfolds, is forced to return to his steps following the same rooms he met before. The new characters are cool enough to be able to replace the old generation, that is mostly present as spectators and only in the last part of the story. There is much variety of situations to keep the gameplay very interesting.
    Speaking of the multyplayer mode I've tried mainly Horde and it is really fun to play, mainly if the player finds the right group of people to play with, otherwise it's a chore.
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  5. Oct 29, 2016
    6
    I began to feel bored for GOW3 and considered Judgment Day as very tedious.
    Now what we have here as the GOW4 is the same old stuff with new
    I began to feel bored for GOW3 and considered Judgment Day as very tedious.
    Now what we have here as the GOW4 is the same old stuff with new unattractive protagonists, a very very poor story line and recursive and repetitive combats.
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  6. Aug 23, 2022
    4
    The game is mediocre in every aspects
    Story? Not good not bad
    Gameplay? Soooo bad that I almost cried Graphics? Good Dialogues? Bad, in my
    The game is mediocre in every aspects
    Story? Not good not bad
    Gameplay? Soooo bad that I almost cried
    Graphics? Good
    Dialogues? Bad, in my experience the voice was ahead of the movement -_-
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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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