Gears 5

The Coalition, Microsoft Game Studios

Mighty Man
OpenCritic Rating
85
Top Critic Average
93%
Critics Recommend
Based on 104 critic reviews
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Gears 5

Rating Summary

Based on 104 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

85

Top Critic Average

93%

Critics Recommend

Based on 104 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:Xbox OneSep 10, 2019
PCSep 10, 2019

Developer: The Coalition

Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios

Genre: Action

From one of gaming’s most acclaimed sagas, Gears is bigger than ever, with five thrilling modes and the deepest campaign yet. With all-out war descending, Kait Diaz breaks away to uncover her connection to the enemy and discovers the true danger to Sera – herself
- From one of the most acclaimed game franchises in history, Gears 5 delivers an epic campaign and brutal action across five thrilling modes.
- Campaign: With all-out war descending, Kait Diaz breaks away to uncover her connection to the enemy and discovers the true danger to Sera - herself.
- Escape: A new, aggressive, high-stakes co-op mode featuring a three-player suicide squad that must work together to take out enemy hives from within
- Versus: May the best team win! With 10+ other game types plus new and classic maps. Versus rewards every competitive style, from casual to pro
- Horde: Endure 50 waves of ever-tougher enemies using new hero abilities, building defenses, collecting power, leveling up your skills and working as a team
- Map Builder: Create custom Escape hive maps and experiences to share with and challenge your friends

Where to Buy

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Strong Head
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6
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IGN

By Ryan McCaffrey
9 / 10.0
IGN

No matter which mode you approach it from, Gears 5 is an incredibly fun and polished game.

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Eurogamer

Recommended
Eurogamer

Mixed multiplayer and a depressing grind can't dim the light of a superb new Gears campaign.

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PC Gamer

78 / 100
PC Gamer

A polished and surprisingly varied campaign married to stalwart PvE and PvP modes which gently refine, rather than revolutionise, the classic Gears experience.

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Easy Allies

Bradley Ellis
8 / 10.0
Easy Allies
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Recent News

Gears 5 is getting a photo mode soon, teases The Coalition's Rod Fergusson

Gears 5 is getting a photo mode soon, teases The Coalition's Rod Fergusson

While Gears 5 is getting great reviews, there are some missing features like a photo mode. Luckily, it seems like it's on the way because The Coalition's Rod Fergusson teased it on Twitter today. When IGN's Destin Legarie commented that the game needs a photo mode, Fergusson replied with a popular meme, urging patience.

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Gears 5 developer details what fans will get for free now that the game has launched

Gears 5 developer details what fans will get for free now that the game has launched

Additional info on what you’ll have to buy and what can only be found during time-sensitive Operations

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Gears 5: Ultimate Edition dethrones Fortnite as most-played Xbox One game

Gears 5: Ultimate Edition dethrones Fortnite as most-played Xbox One game

For many months, Fortnite has been the most-played game on Xbox One by miles. Titles like NBA 2K20 have come close, but none have been able to surpass the free-to-play juggernaut. However, that changed a few days ago. If you go to the "Most played games" section of the Microsoft Store, you'll see that Gears 5: Ultimate Edition is at the top. This is quite a feat and is thanks to Xbox...

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How Long Is Gears 5? - IGN

How Long Is Gears 5? - IGN

Pack a lunch if you plan on trying to complete Gears 5 in one day.

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Hands-on with the Xbox One X Gears 5 Limited Edition Bundle

Hands-on with the Xbox One X Gears 5 Limited Edition Bundle

For Gears of War fans who need an Xbox One X to enjoy true 4K and HDR gaming there is only one option: the Xbox One X Gears 5 Limited Edition Bundle. Luckily, we have one to tell you what it's all about, share some close-up photos, and explain else you need to know before getting one.

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List of Gears 5 Weapon Skins

List of Gears 5 Weapon Skins

We’ve wrapped up a complete list of Gears 5 weapon skins available so far and where to find them.

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Gears Pop! gets balancing patch, login error solution in the works

Gears Pop! gets balancing patch, login error solution in the works

The launch period hasn't been without its problems, but a new update is out which brings balance changes and a lot more. In a post, the Gears Pop! team said, "We want to mention that the Xbox Live Login issue continues to be a top priority. The cause has been identified and the team is working on a solution. We’ll be sharing updates on our social channels and we appreciate your patience...

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Gears 5 developer didn't want to limit game to 30 FPS on Xbox One X

Gears 5 developer didn't want to limit game to 30 FPS on Xbox One X

Gears 5 is the latest game from Xbox Game Studios and is garnering great reviews since its early-access launch last week. However, even on Xbox One X, The Coalition wanted to focus on 60 frames per second (FPS) from the start. In an interview between GameSpot and Gears 5's Colin Penty, even more information was revealed.

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Gears 5 is part of a 'saga' not a trilogy, according to Rod Fergusson

Gears 5 is part of a 'saga' not a trilogy, according to Rod Fergusson

Gears 5 may be a sequel to Gears of War but according to Studio Head of The Coalition Rod Fergusson, it isn't necessarily the middle part of a trilogy. Rather, in an interview with VentureBeat, he refers to Gears 5 as part of a saga.

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Why Gears 5 Dev Refused To Compromise On Frame Rate - GameSpot

Why Gears 5 Dev Refused To Compromise On Frame Rate - GameSpot

Gears of War 4 made a compromise with frame rate and resolution, but The Coalition refused to do that again with the new game.

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