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  • Summary: Return to Gears 5 with the Hivebusters expansion and undertake their first suicide mission. Explore the tropical Galangi islands, battle enemies with the team’s ultimate abilities and confront a deadly new predator.

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  1. Dec 29, 2020
    90
    Gears 5 Hivebusters is an excellent DLC that expands the lore of the Gears saga and provides us with moments of non-stop action. It's a great example of why single player DLCs should never die.
  2. Jan 19, 2021
    83
    The DLC’s shorter length does make the juxtaposition between heated, Gears action, and deeper, more heartfelt moments, feel a bit like the flicking of a switch, but the campaign itself is a must-play for fans of Gears. It makes some interesting steps forward for the IP, introduces a fascinating new cast, while the moment to moment is as thrilling as ever.
  3. Dec 15, 2020
    80
    Hivebusters doesn’t have the variety or world-building of the core Gears games, and doesn't take any chances along the way, but is a fun alternative that I wouldn’t mind seeing more of. It’s nice to get to know more of the characters in this universe, one of whom flips double middle fingers in the face of danger, which may be the most Gears of War thing I’ve ever seen.
  4. Jan 13, 2021
    80
    Hivebusters is a safe but rewarding package that gives you more of what you love about Gears 5. The characters are strong, the campaign is solid, and gameplay is exactly what is expected. If you are a fan of Gears 5, then this expansion is a no brainer and is easily another reason to get Game Pass.
  5. Dec 28, 2020
    80
    Gears 5: Hivebusters is a great addition to the original game. It can definitely be recommended for purchase to every fan of Gears 5 and the Gears of War series as a whole.
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Jun 10, 2021
    10
    Best DLC Ive played in a long time, and best of all its free through game pass ultimate. Looks stunning on the Series X, too.
  2. Dec 29, 2020
    10
    Right now the best game in series X, technically superb, great action, fun!!
    En este momento es el mejor juego en series X, técnicamente
    Right now the best game in series X, technically superb, great action, fun!!
    En este momento es el mejor juego en series X, técnicamente impecable, fantástica acción, divertido!!!
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  3. Dec 21, 2020
    9
    Gears 5 hivebusters despite being a dlc to 5, is exactly what I've been waiting for in a gears of War game since 2, gears 3 was good, 4 wasGears 5 hivebusters despite being a dlc to 5, is exactly what I've been waiting for in a gears of War game since 2, gears 3 was good, 4 was horrible and 5 was decent but this is a great experience. While the story is rather short (being justified because it's dlc) and the characters aren't the greatest, the gameplay, controls, graphics, environments, enemy's, and overall fun factor simply carry this game past it's flaws, if it were longer and the characters weren't inconsistent in thier attitudes this would be a perfect 10, overall, you have to get this dlc on series X especially if you're a fan of the gears series. Expand
  4. Jan 4, 2021
    9
    First this dlc started up a little slow but that was fine because that way I could take in all the beauty from my XSX.

    After the first
    First this dlc started up a little slow but that was fine because that way I could take in all the beauty from my XSX.

    After the first mission I was immediatly in the game and the game did not threw me out a single time this is a really action packed dlc and this is how I would like the new gears of war story. I hope the devs see the potential in these characters and busting up the hives and I hope they can take a step back from the fenix family.

    This dlc made me return to gears 5 and I only gave me positive vibes while playing it!
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  5. Jul 25, 2021
    8
    This is a solid self-contained expansion. It is near the length of Acts 2 or 3 in Gears 5 and has a surprising amount of backstory and heart.This is a solid self-contained expansion. It is near the length of Acts 2 or 3 in Gears 5 and has a surprising amount of backstory and heart. I hope to see this story and these characters have an effect on Gears 6. Expand
  6. Aug 24, 2021
    8
    It's the first time I find a DLC (a little bit) better than the main game. The rythm is excellent, the implementation of characters' abilitiesIt's the first time I find a DLC (a little bit) better than the main game. The rythm is excellent, the implementation of characters' abilities is the good idea, and the graphics are quite amazing here. A must for those who liked the franchise. Expand
  7. Feb 3, 2021
    1
    Run, shoot, sprint, cover, reload rinse and repeat, could a game get any more stale? this franchise has and always will be and play like aRun, shoot, sprint, cover, reload rinse and repeat, could a game get any more stale? this franchise has and always will be and play like a 2005 game, no matter how pretty it looks, a real shame and lack of imagination. why we havnt played as the locust yet? Expand

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