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  • Summary: The shooter has been remastered in 1080P and modernized for Xbox One, and is augmented with new content including five campaign chapters never released on Xbox.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 69 out of 74
  2. Negative: 1 out of 74
  1. 100
    Gears of War remains a standout title. It takes a lot for a game to draw raves nine years after its release...Gears is just that good.
  2. Aug 24, 2015
    90
    One of the best third-person shooters in history? It was and still is.
  3. Aug 25, 2015
    90
    Rebuilt in every way, and unlocking the entire Gears franchise for a value-conscious price, this truly is the Ultimate Edition of Gears of War.
  4. Aug 24, 2015
    85
    This is a remake of the original Gears of Wars for the Xbox 360 (2006). Now, it looks better than ever and contains more aspects and features, like new acts and new multiplayer options.
  5. 80
    Fans of the original Gears of War will enjoy visiting Sera one more time to play out humanity's last hope against the Locust.
  6. Aug 24, 2015
    80
    Gears of War is, pun intended, the Ultimate way to experience the first entry in this stellar saga. It’s brilliant as always gameplay wise, and the graphical upgrades takes the experience to the next level. That said, if you don’t care for multiplayer the rest of the content will make you wish for a Gears of War: Marcus Phoenix Collection.
  7. Aug 25, 2015
    40
    The campaign has aged pretty poorly and the graphical updates to the campaign side of Gears of War feel half-baked, so unless you're really excited for the competitive part of Gears of War, there's nothing for you here.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 87 out of 116
  2. Negative: 11 out of 116
  1. Oct 2, 2015
    10
    This game took what the xbox 360 version of gears of war didn't have; and put it in there.

    Pros -OUTSTANDING graphics -Neat gunplay -Fun
    This game took what the xbox 360 version of gears of war didn't have; and put it in there.

    Pros
    -OUTSTANDING graphics
    -Neat gunplay
    -Fun campaign
    -Fun multiplayer

    Cons:
    (none)
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  2. Aug 31, 2015
    10
    Finally, the definitive Gears of War experience!!!
    Best gameplay
    Dedicated servers Amazing Graphics Lots of free content AND lots of
    Finally, the definitive Gears of War experience!!!
    Best gameplay
    Dedicated servers
    Amazing Graphics
    Lots of free content

    AND lots of replay value!.
    Only blind people and haters will refuse to acknowledge the huge value of this game.
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  3. Aug 25, 2015
    10
    This game shows how a remaster should be done it's absolutely perfect, really outstanding graphics which you can see have been carefully doneThis game shows how a remaster should be done it's absolutely perfect, really outstanding graphics which you can see have been carefully done to the finest detail, great game play etc. This game is a must have and the bonus of getting the complete original series FREE when they become available on Xbox One through backward compatibility when it becomes available in November seals the deal. Expand
  4. Jun 27, 2019
    9
    a great remastering of one of the best shooters in history. great campaign with a very good duration and a final boss quite hard. recommendeda great remastering of one of the best shooters in history. great campaign with a very good duration and a final boss quite hard. recommended both for those who know the games and for new users Expand
  5. Dec 2, 2015
    8
    The remaster looks beautiful, and the redone cut scenes bring the characters to life like never before. 60fps multiplayer makes it lookThe remaster looks beautiful, and the redone cut scenes bring the characters to life like never before. 60fps multiplayer makes it look smoother than ever.

    For being a remastered game, I was a bit disappointed they didn't address issues from the original game, such as center screen aiming and the weapon slide glitch. I understand The Coalition wanted to keep Gears of War as pure and close to the original as possible, but getting rid of some glitches wouldn't have ruined the game.

    The dedicated servers are lackluster compared to other Xbox One exclusives. Halo 5 plays perfectly fine for me, while Gears of War Ultimate Edition has frequent player skipping.

    Overall, a good remaster. I wish they would've fixed some issues with the original game instead of trying to keep it exactly the same, but I guess they were scared of some people raging over the removal of glitches and outdated aiming. Nonetheless Gears of War retains its original fun with stunning visuals to go with it.
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  6. Nov 4, 2015
    8
    Graphic is Very Good but Enemy AI is just bad, i mean really bad! Multiplayer is really fun and of course receving all the gears of war gameGraphic is Very Good but Enemy AI is just bad, i mean really bad! Multiplayer is really fun and of course receving all the gears of war game from 1 to 3 and judgment is just great! cant wait to play them! This game shows how a remaster should be done. Expand
  7. Oct 12, 2017
    0
    It is a violence game. There is loads of blood when you kill people or shoot people. If young people play the game then they will be scared ofIt is a violence game. There is loads of blood when you kill people or shoot people. If young people play the game then they will be scared of it. It is a military science fiction game. If young children play the game then they will be scared of it. You can play online with your friends if you want to as well. The age rating for this game is 17 years. In the game you have to kill loads of monsters and they come quickly at you. It will take time download the game if you want to play it. At each stage there is a check point and that will save automatically. If you die, then you have to start from your last check point. You can say it is a horror game as well. You can find other games related to gears of war but they are old games. The old games of gears of other games of gears of war but they are available for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The game is published by Microsoft studios. I would say that teenagers should play this game. The game release was in 2016. There are loads of features of this game like for example the campaign, multiplayer and many more other features on the game. In the game you get tom play different characters. Like sometimes you be a girl character or a boy character. If you shoot the bad characters, then there will be blood all over the floor. Expand

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