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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: 9 out of 22
  2. Negative: 12 out of 22
  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. Aug 31, 2016
    10
    This is best game i ever played.
    why negative marking from user i dont understand
    i played in lenovo y50 70 with nvidia gtx 860m laptop in
    This is best game i ever played.
    why negative marking from user i dont understand
    i played in lenovo y50 70 with nvidia gtx 860m laptop in high setting and i had no problem
    graphics are mind blowing
    cutscenes are so cinematic
    story is great
    I WISH MICROSOFT BRINGING GEARS OF WAR 2 AND 3 IN PC.
    OVERALL I GIVE THIS THRILLING VISUALLY STUNNING GAME FULL SCORE.
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  3. Mar 2, 2016
    9
    Great game that Gears Fans all know and love, the graphics and the sounds are gorgeous, needs some improvements to run better This is why iGreat game that Gears Fans all know and love, the graphics and the sounds are gorgeous, needs some improvements to run better This is why i gave it a 9, Microsoft keep up with the good work and bring me Gears 4 and i will be a happy consumer. Expand
  4. Mar 2, 2016
    4
    Gears of War (PC)

    I love gears and I always have, I spent so much time playing through this series each time another one released, but this
    Gears of War (PC)

    I love gears and I always have, I spent so much time playing through this series each time another one released, but this besides looking like crap is a poor money grabbing attempt by Microsoft. It's a shame that they would port one of their most recognizable and popular series over to PC and not even spend a little extra time to tailor it to PC gamers a little better, for example removing a FPS lock? or the fact that there is no native full screen support? Come on Microsoft you can do better than that I give it a 4/10 just for Nostalgia reasons and nothing more.
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  5. Mar 9, 2016
    3
    Any game from the Windows Store as it is run now is locked from mods and has to be installed on the boot drive. Broken v-sync... all kinds ofAny game from the Windows Store as it is run now is locked from mods and has to be installed on the boot drive. Broken v-sync... all kinds of broken. Just like with Rise of the Tomb Raider (which fortunately was also released on Steam) gamers are locked down and out of the full experience of the game. No way will I buy ANY games from the Windows Store until it has no more limitations on the gamer and the developers than Steam has. I'm betting that if this game was released on Steam or elsewhere, the issues with GoW:UE would be greatly diminished and I probably would have given it a 7 or 8. Expand
  6. Apr 23, 2016
    0
    Another abomination from the Windows Store. First you have to struggle through hours (or days) of slow, buggy downloads that constantlyAnother abomination from the Windows Store. First you have to struggle through hours (or days) of slow, buggy downloads that constantly disconnect. You will finally appreciate Steam, Uplay and Origin after you see what a nightmare it is to download a game from the Windows Store.

    IF you can download it, once it's installed you have limited choices in the setup menu. Want to tweak the game to improve it's stuttering frame rate? Sorry, since it's a Windows 10 app it doesn't allow you to set up basic video functions like every other PC game does.

    In conclusion, Microsoft HAS to be sabotaging PC gaming on purpose, probably hoping to drive gamers to the Xbone console in desperation.
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  7. Mar 1, 2016
    0
    Windows Store exclusive. Complete with all Windows Store associated BS Universal Platform issues. Avoid like the plague.
    60 fps lock.
    No SLI
    Windows Store exclusive. Complete with all Windows Store associated BS Universal Platform issues. Avoid like the plague.
    60 fps lock.
    No SLI support.
    Broken AMD support.
    No G-sync or Freesync support.
    No native fullscreen support.
    Broken V-Sync.
    Broken AO.
    No mod support.
    No split screen support.

    GG Microsoft indeed.
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