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  • Summary: A new saga begins. 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. Engage in a two-player co-op campaign with friends locally via split-screen, over Xbox Live or LAN.A new saga begins. 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. Engage in a two-player co-op campaign with friends locally via split-screen, over Xbox Live or LAN. Player 2 can select either Kait or Del. 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. [Xbox.com] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 90 out of 99
  2. Negative: 0 out of 99
  1. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Nov 5, 2016
    100
    Brutal action, addictive multiplayer, shredded bodies and stunning visuals. Developers from The Coalition showed that they belong among the leaders in this field. The fourth part of Gears of War can only be recommended. [Issue #268]
  2. Oct 6, 2016
    93
    Even with a new studio leading the development charge, Gears of War 4 is a return to form for the series, and is continual delight, even if it does unnecessarily cling for dear life to the past.
  3. Oct 12, 2016
    90
    Gears of War 4 is a triumphant return to form for the series. What’s more, it proves that the franchise is more than safe in the hands of The Coalition. A visual spectacle that dials back some of the macho ridiculousness of the original trilogy whilst refining and expanding the gameplay, it’s genuinely a game to own an Xbox One for.
  4. Oct 7, 2016
    85
    Gears of War 4 is not a breakthrough for the franchise, but it underlines a successful transition from Epic Games to The Coalition. We would have loved more risk-taking, but overall it's still a great game.
  5. Nov 7, 2016
    80
    Gears Of War 4 is a success, then, even if it does take The Coalition a little too long to find its feet in its single-player campaign.
  6. Oct 6, 2016
    80
    Gears of War 4 as a whole looks interesting and it's definitely a pleasure to once again become an armed warrior and jump from cover to cover. The game may not impress in terms of graphics, and the universe is not as captivating as it used to be, but it's still good, demanding "Gears" - and that's crucial.
  7. Oct 9, 2016
    50
    The game's successes as a continuation of Gears of War's narrative falter in the face of stubbornly archaic gameplay.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 27 out of 269
  1. Dec 18, 2016
    10
    best game play , graphic , sound on Console (xbox one and ps4)
    i play uncharted 4 on ps4 but this game is better than uncharted.
    i buy xbox
    best game play , graphic , sound on Console (xbox one and ps4)
    i play uncharted 4 on ps4 but this game is better than uncharted.
    i buy xbox one S only for this game and Halo!
    only offline story mode game forever!! :)
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  2. Oct 12, 2016
    10
    Gears of war 4 is Gears of war in the purest expression. Incredible graphics, improved control, new modes, improved horde mode, a campaingGears of war 4 is Gears of war in the purest expression. Incredible graphics, improved control, new modes, improved horde mode, a campaing with a slow beginning but incredibly enjoyable, and with split-screen the experience is a lot more fun. Expand
  3. Oct 11, 2016
    10
    Are people actually giving this game a rating of 0? lol a 0 rating would mean the game didn't even launch and you couldn't play it hahaha. IfAre people actually giving this game a rating of 0? lol a 0 rating would mean the game didn't even launch and you couldn't play it hahaha. If you actually put a 0 as your rating you clearly didn't even play it and you're trying to ruin the user score. Metacritic should fix this and confirm users actually have the game to submit a review. Probably a PS4 fan mad he can't play it lol. Expand
  4. Oct 15, 2016
    9
    Best gears so far. Not only is the multiplayer a blast, but the campaign is the best of the series. With great dialogue and a funny momentBest gears so far. Not only is the multiplayer a blast, but the campaign is the best of the series. With great dialogue and a funny moment now and than.
    The great graphics finish the job, especially after you encounter the swarm for the first time.
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  5. Oct 17, 2016
    8
    Как игроку игра мне понравилась, но как фанату, я считаю что это даже до уровня 3го гирса не дотянуло, про 2й и речи не идёт. Ради орды купитьКак игроку игра мне понравилась, но как фанату, я считаю что это даже до уровня 3го гирса не дотянуло, про 2й и речи не идёт. Ради орды купить можно, она потрясна, но сюжет... Мыс Асфо о котором написана целая книга изковеркан и засунут в миссию на 5 минут... Роботы... И самое на мой взгляд смешное босс вертолёт, которых Мэддисон ещё в своиг годы признал зашкваром. В целом по геймплэю это гирс оф вар, но вот сюжет сильно подкачал. Expand
  6. Oct 11, 2016
    7
    As expected, the 0 ratings ALL come from people who rated Sony games a 10/10.
    I'm having a blast right now - it's more of the same, sure -
    As expected, the 0 ratings ALL come from people who rated Sony games a 10/10.
    I'm having a blast right now - it's more of the same, sure - but if I want to play Gears, that is exactly what I want, GEARS, not something else.
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  7. Nov 18, 2017
    0
    Loot-boxes made it to my favorite series.I can't play successfully in the Horde without pumped legendary skills,the problem is that such mapsLoot-boxes made it to my favorite series.I can't play successfully in the Horde without pumped legendary skills,the problem is that such maps fall is extremely rare.This notorious system of loot-boxes prevents me to fully enjoy the game mode Horde Expand

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