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  • Summary: Sera is crumbling, your enemies uniting. Humanity’s reliance on technology has become their downfall and enemies are uniting to wipe out all survivors. As Kait, journey back to uncover the origins of the Locust, and fight with your squad to protect what’s left.
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Gears 5 - Official Campaign Story Trailer | Gamescom 2019
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  1. Positive: 81 out of 89
  2. Negative: 0 out of 89
  1. Sep 22, 2019
    100
    I have no hesitation in naming Gears 5 on Xbox One as a triumph. The story is amazing, the multiplayer works perfectly, and Horde and Escape are the cherries on the cake.
  2. Sep 4, 2019
    95
    Gears 5 is incredible, a true renaissance for the series. The changes made to campaign are exactly what I wanted the series to be. The multiplayer suite has something for everyone. This is just an incredible package that deserves its praises.
  3. Sep 10, 2019
    90
    Gears 5 is perhaps the best entry in the long-running shooter series and stands as one of the best games of the Xbox One era.
  4. Sep 9, 2019
    87
    Gears 5 is a very solid chapter of one of the cornerstones of gaming in Xbox format: an episode that proudly reaffirms the vigorous soul of Lancer's armed fighters and the talent of a studio like The Coalition, stopping just a step away from absolute excellence.
  5. Mar 16, 2020
    80
    Gears 5 is an odd thing; it's neither a grand leap forwards, nor a complete rehash of what came before, and therefore sits somewhere in the middle of the two. On the whole, the improvements do outweigh the negatives (the non-linear approach to campaign levels and the small changes to horde mode being some of the most notable), and while The Coalition still has some work to do to really make the series its own, this is a far bolder and more varied approach the relatively safe Gears 4. If you love shooters and you want a good place to jump back into the series, this is perfect place to work the rust out of your lancer.
  6. Sep 10, 2019
    80
    Gears 5 offers up an amazing campaign that isn't afraid to take risks, while staying true to its core. The new Escape mode is great, just like the additions to the iconic Horde mode. It's a shame the game suffers from many technical problems.
  7. Sep 4, 2019
    60
    Gears 5 survives on its solid cover shooting gameplay and a campaign that isn't afraid to pose difficult questions about problematic topics. But the largely stagnant Horde mode and general mess of an Escape mode really pull the sequel back from being a bold step forward.

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  1. Sep 11, 2019
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Graphically, the game is phenomenal. One of tbe best if not the best looking game on the Xbox One X. The gameplay is smooth, the multi-player is fast paced and chaotic. 5 player Hoard with matchmaking is super fun. It's clear the Coalition listened and has taken everything the community loved about prior Gears games, expanding on it to make it better all around.

    Fighting along side the old Gears, Marcus, Cole, Clayton Carmine was an absolutely amazing experience. This game definitely deserves a 10/10. After that cliffhanger ending with Kait, I can't wait for Gears 6!
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  2. Sep 6, 2019
    10
    The game is absolutely incredible. The graphics are amazing and next level.
  3. Sep 11, 2019
    10
    Stunning. Compelling campaign & several feature packed multiplayer modes make gears 5 the best game of the generation. An outstandingStunning. Compelling campaign & several feature packed multiplayer modes make gears 5 the best game of the generation. An outstanding achievement by the coalition. Expand
  4. Sep 6, 2019
    10
    Amazing game the graphics are the best I have ever seen if you have Xbox one X. Brilliant
  5. Sep 6, 2019
    10
    este juego es espectacular, por fin The Coalition logro entender a la saga, muchos debemos de aplaudir y estar feliz por que una de laseste juego es espectacular, por fin The Coalition logro entender a la saga, muchos debemos de aplaudir y estar feliz por que una de las grandes sagas regreso, lo que mas me encanto del juego fue su jugabilidad y sus nuevos mode de juego en el multijugador. este juego representa que una saga puede mejorar sin perder su esencia. esto es un gears. Expand
  6. Sep 30, 2019
    9
    Campaign score: 9 (8+1) out of 10 -- I had to give a bonus +1 for letting me play a shooter with my favorite controls (which is a controller &Campaign score: 9 (8+1) out of 10 -- I had to give a bonus +1 for letting me play a shooter with my favorite controls (which is a controller & mouse combo). Metro Exodus is the only other game to let me run with that play style. :)

    When played via Game Pass, the Gears 5 campaign is an unparalleled sweet deal for a player. Fast-paced, cinematic action with some quieter moments so as not to not exhaust you. Playing this game really is a blast, and it's even more fun in co-op. Beautiful graphics, amazing sound, visceral gun play, and stellar voice acting.

    However... What I hear about the mobile-game-level micro-transactions in multiplayer is more than enough to discourage me from playing that mode. I'm not into multiplayer and don't miss it, but if you are into that--be wary of this title. The game mechanics in MP are purposely designed to psychologically manipulate and pressure you into spending a lot of money. A LOT.

    (I believe this is the sad future of all MS games on Game Pass. They will be digital stores with a thin sheet of game play draped over top.)

    Summary: The multiplayer is whales only. The campaign is where all the fun is for a normal person, and it is a lot of fun.
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  7. Nov 12, 2019
    0
    Sem graça e repetitivo. Tentei jogar mas não consegui ver graça, o pior de todos.

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