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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: 13 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Nov 30, 2020
    100
    Gears Tactics makes an odd choice turning away from the main genre that the Gears of War series is well known for but still captures that vital essence that fans have come to love. Playing this game on the Xbox Series X in 4k resolution is an amazing experience for any Gears fans or lovers of strategy games. The gameplay feels incredibly natural running on console and offers a really immersive experience for anyone. I’m especially fond of how much of the lore and content from the Gears series has been used in this game, especially the cinematic aspects that occur when executing a downed enemy. I would highly recommend this game to anyone who has ever played a Gears of War game or is looking for a challenging strategy game.
  2. Nov 25, 2020
    90
    Gears Tactics is a stellar tactics game that still manages to feel like the Gears you know and love. With an okay story, addictive RPG systems, and dozens of hours of gameplay, this is a must-play for any fans of turn-based strategy games or the Gears franchise in general.
  3. Nov 23, 2020
    86
    Gears Tactics is pure Gears but exploring new horizons in gameplay. The strategy gameplay suits the Gears saga very well and Gabe Diaz is a very interesting character who brings us an old fashioned Gears story.
  4. Nov 5, 2020
    82
    The same as the PC version, just a little bit better.
  5. Jan 10, 2022
    80
    Unexpectedly, Gears Tactics is quite a competent and enjoyable tactical strategy game. The roots of what make a good tactics game are embedded in the DNA, combat is fun and yet somewhat familiar. However, Gears Tactics falls into the trap of laying down a great foundation with awesome mechanics but it does feel that the few creative ideas showcased begin to feel repetitive after the thirty plus hour campaign. That isn't to say that Gears Tactics is devoid of ideas either, Gears fans will be impressed with how the title pushes forward the narrative and newcomers will also be left in awe at how good the characterisation and cutscenes are, which are just as good as Gears 5, from a graphical and presentation standpoint. This is a great foundation into what should become a great spin-off series, should it continue.
  6. Nov 30, 2020
    80
    Gears Tactics is certainly not without its issues, most notably in its mission structure, but nonetheless Splash Damage has created a very solid strategy game that offers a lengthy campaign, beautiful visuals, and fun gameplay mechanics that manage to stay true to the Gears of War franchise.
  7. 70
    As a spin-off, Gears Tactics has strong core gameplay, but unfortunately, surrounding areas in the design hold it back from being greater. A lack of a base management system or side economy to support the main gameplay makes the gameplay feel a little less rounded and relies heavily on the narrative to keep things from getting stale. The tactical gameplay is excellent, however, its biggest fault is that it left me wanting more.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 38
  2. Negative: 11 out of 38
  1. Jan 30, 2021
    10
    juego de estrategia, muy entretenido, gráficos excelentes, horas de juego garantizadas
  2. Jul 6, 2021
    10
    At first I have to admit I went into this game expecting to give it a 6 but I was surprised with the production value from a game whoseAt first I have to admit I went into this game expecting to give it a 6 but I was surprised with the production value from a game whose developers have never worked with the franchise. The IP is respected and actually feels like it expands upon the gears universe instead of creating its own little pocket story. The gameplay is also quite addictive but could become repetitive if the player doesn't vary their characters, equipment and playstyle. Overall I see no faults in this game and would honestly enjoy more stories outside the main campaign that experiment with new gameplay. Expand
  3. Nov 12, 2020
    10
    Excelente juego táctico, y mas que es en el universo de Gears. Cumple todas mis expectativas, y muy desafiante, lo recomiendo totalmente.
  4. Feb 4, 2021
    9
    Uno de los mejores juegos de estrategia en la actualidad que expanden el mundo de Gears Of War, un aire fresco a la franquicia lejos de losUno de los mejores juegos de estrategia en la actualidad que expanden el mundo de Gears Of War, un aire fresco a la franquicia lejos de los shooters en tercera persona. Expand
  5. May 18, 2021
    8
    Gears tactics has great turn based gameplay, with middling everything else. I enjoy turn based games, and this game takes a lot from xcom,Gears tactics has great turn based gameplay, with middling everything else. I enjoy turn based games, and this game takes a lot from xcom, which I enjoyed a lot. The story is ok, although it is minimalistic and straightforward. The game has repetitive game structure and mission design, with 3 core mission design throughout the game (search and rescue, kill everything, and capture and hold the point). However, it does force you to play every class, and use different abilities because of mission modifiers. I would reccomend if you enjoy turn based games, especially if you enjoy xcom...however if youre iffy on turn based games, just know it has minimalistic story and repetitive mission designs that runs well over 20 hours for most. Buy for turn based lovers (like me), wait for sale for everyone else. Expand
  6. May 24, 2021
    4
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. first of all it looks amazing... yeah great...
    The second thing is that it is a rip-off of the Xcom series. And that´s the good part of it. I´m always looking for something that satisfies my hunger for this genre. Also I’m a gears fan. This game´s got 4-5 different mission that repeat themselves over and over again. The Boss-Fights are okay.
    Also there´s no altitude advantage and no speciality’s. The sad thing about this is; that you feel the developers are aware of that. The maps are made for this. I always feel like trapped, with no ability to use the environment (in a cover shooter!). Altitude advantage opens a lot more ways to play games like this and for that, it can´t be to difficult. Again I´m unsatisfied and still hungry. Who makes a worth competitor for Xcom?

    Ersmal sieht es super aus… ja toll…
    Dann ist es eine Nachahmung der Xcom Serie. Und das ist der gute Teil davon. Ich suche immer nach etwas das meinen Hunger für dieses Genre befriedigen kann. Außerdem bin ich gears fan. Dieses Spiel hat 4-5 unterschiedliche Missionen die sich andauernd wiederholen. Die Bosskämpfe sind okay.
    Ebenso gibt es keinen Höhenvorteil und keine Specials. Das traurige daran ist folgendes; dass du fühlst wie die Entwickler das wissen. Die Maps sind genau dafür gemacht. Ich fühl mich immer wie gefangen, ohne die Möglichkeit die Umgebung nutzen zu können (in einem Deckungsshooter!). Höhenvorteile eröffnen sehr viele neue Möglichkeiten Spiele wie diese zu spielen und dafür, kann es nicht so schwierig sein. Wiedermal bin ich unbefriedigt und immer noch hungrig. Wer macht denn nun einen würdigen Konkurrenten für Xcom?
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  7. Nov 13, 2020
    0
    No me gusta como estan llebando la saga gears;( ojala vuelva epic games al mando pero creo que es mucho pedir.

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