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  • Summary: The story of Gears of War thrusts gamers into a deep and harrowing battle for survival against the Locust Horde, a nightmarish race of creatures that surfaced from the bowels of the planet. Players live and breathe the role of Marcus Fenix. A disgraced former war hero, Marcus seeks personalThe story of Gears of War thrusts gamers into a deep and harrowing battle for survival against the Locust Horde, a nightmarish race of creatures that surfaced from the bowels of the planet. Players live and breathe the role of Marcus Fenix. A disgraced former war hero, Marcus seeks personal redemption as he leads his fire team against an onslaught of merciless warriors from below.

    * Remastered for Dolby 7.1 Surround
    * 90 mins of new campaign content from the original PC game
    * New Xbox Live achievements (1,250 Gamerscore)
    * Concept art gallery and unlockable comics
    * Modernized Multiplayer featuring:
    * 60 frames per second
    * Dedicated servers
    * Skill-based matchmaking
    * New game types - Team Deathmatch, King of the Hill (Gears of War 3 style), and new 2v2 Gnasher Execution
    * Total of 19 maps, including all DLC and PC-exclusive maps
    * 17 unlockable Gears of War 3 characters for Multiplayer progression
    * More Match customization including Actives, Respawn Time, Self-revive and Weapon Respawn
    * Modernized gameplay with smoother movement and updated controls:
    * Alternate Controls and all new Tournament Controls
    * All controls tuned for Xbox One
    * Adding the Gears of War 3 features you love: Enemy Spotting, Multiplayer Tac-Com, Improved sensitivity customization
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 26
  2. Negative: 1 out of 26
  1. Mar 3, 2016
    90
    Gears of War Ultimate Edition is still a frantic shooter, short, yet fun. The PC version includes additional content for multiplayer, and an amazing 4K resolution, with improved textures and new lightning, with unlocked framerate, but the game doesn´t perform well with certain PC configurations.
  2. Mar 1, 2016
    85
    A great re-release for PC of one of the best games of the last generation.
  3. Mar 15, 2016
    80
    There's content, and the multiplayer still works. The graphics have been enhanced in a good way. A great chance to relive Marcus's story.
  4. Mar 25, 2016
    75
    The Xbox One release satisfied the nostalgia hungry gamers while perfectly introducing a large number of newcomers to the series in a perfect package. The Windows 10 release feels out of place in comparison, and with no real intended audience.
  5. Mar 4, 2016
    70
    Gears of War: Ultimate Edition is a solid videogame that runs on a not-so-solid game platform.
  6. Mar 4, 2016
    68
    If you are already an Xbox One owner, it would be nigh impossible to make the argument for buying the game on PC instead of on the console. Make no mistake: this is a buggier and less convenient way to consume something that was designed exclusively with the console in mind.
  7. CD-Action
    May 30, 2016
    30
    Gears of War: Ultimate Edition is a great game, but only on Xbox One. The PC edition is troublesome beyond belief. I had to face failing Windows Store download, abysmal performance (so much for the Full HD, not to mention 4K...) and lots of different technical issues ranging from missing textures to game quitting unexpectedly. [05/2016, p.45]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 30
  2. Negative: 14 out of 30
  1. Mar 7, 2016
    10
    I was put off at first when I brought this game , Windows 10 updates , couldn't get online multiplayer match for the love of money , it wasI was put off at first when I brought this game , Windows 10 updates , couldn't get online multiplayer match for the love of money , it was annoying but I held in there :)
    Now 3 -4 days into this game and its becoming 1 of my favourite games of all time - especially multiplayer.
    The graphics are lovely and the lighting is the best ive seen yet , it really adds to the already top notch atmosphere , This is gameplay at its best and its been worth the wait .
    I am using i7 skylake 4.0ghz - 980 ti 6gb - 8GB memory and I am consistently getting 100fps with no issues at all , to anyone who has issues always make sure your drivers +windows is up to date .
    No game deserves a zero ,especially this 1, Give it chance and you will be well rewarded 10/10 all the way .Multiplayer for the Win .
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  2. Jun 24, 2016
    10
    esse jogo é um presente para os fãs, esqueci os aspectos tecnicos, pois gears of war marcou a geracão e jogar esse jogo de 2006 com gráficosesse jogo é um presente para os fãs, esqueci os aspectos tecnicos, pois gears of war marcou a geracão e jogar esse jogo de 2006 com gráficos refeitos nao tem preço, é uma experiência unica. Expand
  3. Jan 13, 2021
    9
    Today It's the turn of Gears of War, that license more than known in the video game world and that is loved by so many people.
    Super fun in
    Today It's the turn of Gears of War, that license more than known in the video game world and that is loved by so many people.
    Super fun in cooperative and very solid in its general construction, it's a game that revolutionized the world and I think it has its reputation more than deserved.

    *STORY: We embody Marcus Fenix, a resistance fighter against the "Locusts", sinister beings from the planet Sera.

    The lore of Gears of War and its history are very interesting... But the script and narrative of the videogame are a disaster. It's been a long time since I've been in a video game without knowing what's going on on the screen.
    The only aspect that is very improvable in this great delivery.

    *GAMEPLAY*: What Gears of War does here is spectacular. They basically popularize a system that is still used almost as it is here today.
    Simply excellent.

    *GRAPHICS*: A beast in 2006, and the remaster looks great even today.

    *SOUND*: Great soundtrack, more than acceptable sound section and a good dubbing into Spanish for its time.

    *INNOVATION: The first Gears of War is a symbol of innovation.
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  4. Mar 24, 2021
    6
    Sinceramente no entiendo muy bien como la saga Gears of War ha logrado tener tanta relevancia en la industria de los videojuegos. Hasta noSinceramente no entiendo muy bien como la saga Gears of War ha logrado tener tanta relevancia en la industria de los videojuegos. Hasta no hace mucho tiempo nunca había probado ningún juego de la saga debido a su exclusividad pero si que en su día probé la saga comenzando por la entrega mas actual que era Gears of War 4. Este no lo acabe finalizando porque no me convenció es muchos aspectos y no me pareció interesante. Después de un tiempo me ha dado por retomar la saga empezando por su mas aclamada entrega Gears Of War. Esta primera entrega lanzo mucho tiempo después una adaptación actualizada y remasterizada de la primera entrega la cual ha sido la que he podido disfrutar. Pero tengo que decir que aun sabiendo y habiendo experimentado una mejor experiencia con esta primera entrega. Me gustaría decir que la sensaciones que me ha dejado el juego no están muy lejos de aquella decepcionante primera impresión que me dejo Gears Of War 4. En si esta adaptación cuenta con algunos problemas de rendimiento que no se justifican. La historia y personajes pueden ser lo mas interesante del juego aunque en situaciones concretas se hace un poco lenta y algo desmedida. Pero en la saga Gears Of War se nota claramente cual es su mayor defecto. La repetición absurda y falta de variación que tiene en todas sus entregas. Se puede llegar a compensar un poco con la frenética acción que hay en los combates pero no llega a justificar la cantidad de elementos y escenarios que se repiten de manera desmedida. Esto hace que tenga en mi opinión un ritmo mas lento del que intenta llevar el juego y que en muchas ocasiones te haga sentir abrumado y poco interesado. En si Gears Of War no me convence en mucho sentidos. Es meramente un videojuego de disparos y acción frenética que consigue entretener pero no hacer nada mas de ello. Expand
  5. Mar 7, 2016
    3
    OVERVIEW = 3
    A remake of the first major 3rd-person cover-based shooter.
    [PRESENTATION = 2 (Graphics = 3) Gears of War always looked
    OVERVIEW = 3
    A remake of the first major 3rd-person cover-based shooter.

    [PRESENTATION = 2
    (Graphics = 3) Gears of War always looked good, especially on PC with 1080p resolution. Ultimate Edition is identical; you’d have to have a side-by-side comparison to notice the differences.
    (Visual aesthetics = 2) You’re a gray-armored character in a gray environment fighting light-gray enemies. The occasional glowing yellow lava sticks out because of the surrounding gloom. Call it “enemy camouflage,” but it lacks variety. The visual clutter hasn’t improved. Epic’s better shooter, the Unreal Tournament series, managed to be bright and colorful, so what’s up here?
    (Sound Effects = 8)
    (Voice Acting = 8)
    (Physics = 8) Ragdolls, blood spurts, and body parts exploding into gibs when blasted or sawed in half.
    (Plot = 1) As with many games, plot is just an excuse to move between setpieces. But I always loathed that in every level your character would put his finger to his ear and slow-walk while the game force-fed you unskippable exposition. Cutscenes were actually less aggravating. Never make dialogue or cutscenes unskippable; if they’re good, we’ll watch them, if we’re replaying the game for the third time, let us play instead.

    [CONTROLS/MECHANICS = 7]
    Aiming and running is smooth. The cover-based combat still holds up, I mean, it would have to, right, given that it took over shooters the same Batman:Arkham scheme took over all subsequent melee combat games?
    The “active reload” minigame that offers an opportunity to boost firepower at the risk of longer reload time adds a lot.
    I like that it switches to “tank” control (left/right turn instead of strafe) while you hold down “B” for the chainsaw, because it would have been too hard to also move the right joystick with the right hand. I dislike the unreliability of the chainsaw bayonet, which led to dying when it failed to operate on command.
    I never liked the Halo-style limit of only carrying 4 guns. In Halo it arguably works because there’s some strategy involved in switching mid-battle. There’s no strategy in GoW: 3 of weapons are permanent (the Lancer since it’s better than the submachine gun, the revolver since it’s the best pistol, and the grenades). The remaining slot is reserved for the only gun with available ammo, presented lying out in the open when it’s time to switch. Why bother pretending that we have a choice? The Hammer-of-Dawn superweapon takes up the pistol slot, but you only use it 4 times, and each time it’s used once, then replaced. Why not let us switch between all 8 weapons so we’d have options?
    Other than the submachine gun, weapons all work well: sniper, shotgun, explosive crossbow.

    DESIGN = 2
    (Level Design = 7) I dislike that several levels have you split into left paths or right paths, because you shouldn’t be forced to have to replay a game to see everything.
    (Difficulty Curve = 3) The purpose of recharging health is to allow players to self-calibrate difficulty. Better players charge ahead, worse players take more rest breaks behind cover. But to keep up the difficulty, GoW starts throwing enemies that one-shot-kill in the final third, and it’s frustrating to spend 10-20 minutes clearing an area only to be killed in 1 second. The aggravation discouraged me from experimenting with tactics.
    (Modes = Singleplayer, Multiplayer) As with the original pc release, the pc version of GoW:UE lacks the splitscreen cooperative game mode its console has. I have fond memories of beating the Xbox360 version twice with my friend.
    I really really really hate when developers do this to ports. Splitscreen has already been coded, PCs have more power than consoles, so why kneecap the port by actively removing something? I don’t buy the explanation that pc is harder to standardize, because the game engine is already working on pc. And I don’t buy that it discourages piracy, because making a product intentionally less appealing discourages legitimate buyers more.
    And I certainly don’t buy that pc gamers don’t play locally, because I do, all the time. 4 wireless Logitech controllers, an HDMI cable, and my school’s bigscreen tv in the student center and, bam, we’re playing splitscreen Unreal Tournament 3. And frankly, it’s easier to set up on my laptop that it’s been on any console since the Nintendo 64.
    (Length = 8 hours, 10% padding)

    CONCLUSION
    This is a rerelease that offers nothing but an un-noticeable graphic upgrade, at a cost of more than 4 times the price and adoption of the Windows 10 store monopoly. It might have been worth it had they added back local co-op. While I hold personal animosity towards the GoW franchise for diverting Epic Games away from developing Unreal Tournament games, the original Gears of War 1 still holds up and would have been a 9/10 at the time of release. But as a full-priced game 9 years later, Ultimate Edition must be judged against modern shooters. So I recommend buying the 2006 PC games-for-windows-live release instead.
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  6. Mar 6, 2016
    1
    Has to be installed through the horrible Windows Store.
    Single player performance is abysmal. Multi-Player runs pretty good, but i bought it
    Has to be installed through the horrible Windows Store.
    Single player performance is abysmal. Multi-Player runs pretty good, but i bought it for the campaign and it is unplayable even on a GTX 970. Settings don't make a difference. Runs like garbage on all settings. Never buying another title off the windows store ever again.
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  7. Apr 13, 2021
    0
    У игры если и были тестеры, то их компетенции/количества было явно не достаточно!Soft-лок в 5 акте(на xbox в принцепе много багов,а на Pc ихУ игры если и были тестеры, то их компетенции/количества было явно не достаточно!Soft-лок в 5 акте(на xbox в принцепе много багов,а на Pc их ещё больше),тот кто расставлял чекпоинты в epic возможно был не опытен(хотя для такой игры должны были выделить лучших из лучших. Это же был главный тайтл после Halo)и ему/им можно было это простить,но в 2015 ТАК РАССТАВЛЯТЬ ЧЕКПОИНТЫ НЕЛЬЗЯ!
    P.s.Русская локализация тоже не тестировалась.Куча ошибок перевода(да, именно по смыслу фраз бьёт)неправильная работа актеров, человек по подбору кадров - в принцепе работать скорее всего а данной отрасли не должен(скорее всего сроки были конские, но на то вы и специалисты должны быть что бы объяснить все издателю правильно или сделать так как он хочет, вот только качественно)
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