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  • Summary: Gears Tactics is the fast-paced, turn-based strategy game from one of the most-acclaimed video game franchises – Gears of War. Outnumbered and fighting for survival, recruit and command your squad to hunt down an evil mastermind who makes monsters.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 81 out of 92
  2. Negative: 0 out of 92
  1. Apr 27, 2020
    100
    Gears Tactics is big and brash at times, but it’s also deep, intelligent and balanced, with all the heart and passion we’ve come to expect from a Gears game.
  2. Apr 27, 2020
    90
    Though not without flaws, Gears Tactics meets and exceeds expectations. Fluid and fast-paced action, along with tactical decisions, will keep you on the move. Meanwhile, brutal firefights and executions, as well as battles against massive bosses, punctuate a Gears of War experience for an entirely different genre.
  3. Apr 27, 2020
    85
    Gears Tactics is a solid turn-based strategy game that has something for genre veterans and newcomers alike. The faster pace and more aggressive style of the game will appeal to fans of the franchise, while the tweaks to established elements, like action usage and overwatch, will also tickle the fancy of strategy fans. The brutal difficulty may be par for the genre, and while the lack of multiplayer will turn off some players, the strong campaign and post-game skirmishes will keep others interested for quite some time. Both the series and Splash Damage are relative newcomers to strategy, but they've done a good job of convincing people that they can handle the challenge.
  4. Apr 27, 2020
    80
    Strategy fans should definitely give Gears Tactics a chance, its combat can even challenge the amazing XCOM. Some missions felt repetitive though, and the game lacked branching options to tackle and manage its content.
  5. Apr 28, 2020
    80
    While it might be a surprising translation between genres, Gears Tactics plays like it was meant to be. The game is often quite challenging and instead of the twitch reflexes of a shooter, it demands smart and strategic thinking. It nails the look and feel of Gears and adds some welcome refinements and improvements to the now-standard turn-based formula. Lengthy and populated by familiar and violent Gears of War moments of triumph, Gears Tactics suffers a bit in the areas of story and character and repetitive mission structure. In most ways, however, Gears Tactics is a refreshing and unexpected take on the Gear of War saga.
  6. Apr 27, 2020
    80
    Gears Tactics it's a great experiment that proves the versatility of the franchise Gears of War. Dismiss the chance of telling a great history of the Emergency Day and maybe it's a little repetitive, but it's a great first step in the turn-based strategy.
  7. Apr 27, 2020
    55
    Gears Tactics tries some new things, but ultimately results in a game that’s less tactics oriented than the name suggests. It’s a competent experience, but completely whiffs on character with a lackluster story and every tool is a hammer class design. Add in repetitive mission structure and Gears Tactics is a far sight less replayable than the giants of the genre.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 96 out of 133
  2. Negative: 15 out of 133
  1. Apr 28, 2020
    10
    Thank you for very Much, Microsoft, The Coalition, Splash Damage, Rod Fergusson, and Phil Spencer.!
    Gears Tactics, is very Cool tactical
    Thank you for very Much, Microsoft, The Coalition, Splash Damage, Rod Fergusson, and Phil Spencer.!
    Gears Tactics, is very Cool tactical Game!
    I love Halo, Gears, Forza, Ori, Fable, I love XBOX!!!
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  2. May 3, 2020
    10
    Xbox com on roids Give it a go.only bad thing I could say is I wish u could build base and did more stuff in menu and vs but this game doseXbox com on roids Give it a go.only bad thing I could say is I wish u could build base and did more stuff in menu and vs but this game dose it dose better than any over out there action and doesn't stop boss are great .dont miss out Expand
  3. Apr 28, 2020
    10
    O jogo possui uma mecânica mto boa, além de uma história bem desenvolvida e gráficos Excelentes. Gears Tatics é um exemplo a ser seguido noO jogo possui uma mecânica mto boa, além de uma história bem desenvolvida e gráficos Excelentes. Gears Tatics é um exemplo a ser seguido no gênero de RPG tático Expand
  4. May 1, 2020
    9
    The game is good for a moment I think ok base turn my type of game will be straight forward but notis really intense more than Xcom, the onlyThe game is good for a moment I think ok base turn my type of game will be straight forward but notis really intense more than Xcom, the only complaint is the gear upgrades is so slowly and tedious chance and upgrade it Expand
  5. Apr 29, 2020
    9
    microsoft. mejoro mucho y sobretodo los aciertos y dificultades normalmente tiene los xcom.
  6. May 3, 2020
    7
    Gears of War works perfectly in a turn based format. The Xcom-like gameplay is really well thought out, utilizing everything that makes GearsGears of War works perfectly in a turn based format. The Xcom-like gameplay is really well thought out, utilizing everything that makes Gears of War unique; the setting and atmosphere, the range of enemies as well as weaponry and executions. Unfortunately, the game is let down with some dry characters and narrative. Part of what made the original trilogy great was the foursome squad and their interaction with each other. While this isn't essential in a turn based Xcom-like, it's highlighted by the lack of character customization. Out-of-combat gameplay (base building, mission choice, etc.) would have also added to the fantastic base gameplay of Gears Tactics. If you can look past those points however, the game is an absolute steal on Gamepass. Expand
  7. Oct 27, 2020
    0
    Bugged mess. Four missions in, two restarts becouse of bugs. Can't recommend it

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