8.9 out of 10 based on 130 reviews

Gears 5

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    8.4 8.4 from 23 reviewers
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  1. Gameplanet

    19 September 2019

    Gears 5 is a return to form for the venerable series, and though some new ideas and better writing aren’t quite executed to perfection, they bring a welcome sense of freshness to a series where the fundamentals are as strong as ever. Read more

    • + Strong voice acting and some decent writing in the campaign., + Jack’s combat abilities freshen basic gameplay up., + Open world elements a welcome attempt to do something different, expand the Gears universe., + Series’ strengths - Horde mode, basic combat, weapon variety, presentation – all s...
    • - Campaign’s deeply unsatisfying ending., - Open world is for sure nice to have, but not very in-depth, meaning it feels a little like padding ., - New Escape multiplayer mode not quite hitting its stride yet.
  2. GamingTrend

    4 September 2019

    Gears 5 is an impressive evolution in the Gears of War series with a campaign that feels like a huge leap forward and a dizzying amount of excellent multiplayer modes. The story isn’t without its issues, especially the final act which I’m sure will draw controversy, but that does little to hold back... Read more

    • Brilliant campaign, Excellent sandbox improvements, The multiplayer suite has never felt better
    • The campaign’s final act feels rushed, Occasional performance/graphical hitches
  3. Brisbane Times

    Brisbane Times
    26 September 2019

    As with previous games the narrative masterfully threads hints of the state and history of the wider world through the more micro view of the campaign, with some memorable moments in particular as you work your way through a brand new metropolis filled with people and culture, but this time there's... Read more

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