Gears of War became one of the best-selling franchises for the Xbox 360.[10] The series is well known for its emphasis on cover-based combat, in which players can use objects to avoid gunfire or safely engage enemies.[11] All five installments in Gears of War featured several multiplayer modes that allowed players to compete against each other or team-up to battle AI opponents on Xbox Live. The Gears of War games have been amongst the most popular and most played titles on Xbox Live.[10][12]
Gears of War 4 was originally being developed by Epic; selected aspects of their work were incorporated into Coalition's work.[8] During E3 2013, Microsoft Studios vice president Phil Spencer said he thought more Gears of War games were possible.[9] On January 27, 2014, Microsoft announced that they had purchased the rights of the franchise from Epic Games, and a new game would be developed for Xbox One by Black Tusk Studios, an in-house studio which was later renamed The Coalition to better signify its responsibility for the Gears of War franchise.[10][11][12] Rod Fergusson, former Director of Production at Epic Games on the Gears of War franchise, joined Microsoft and plays a key studio leadership role at The Coalition on the development of the franchise going forward.[13][14][15] Epic Games’ Ray Davis admitted that "having been through shipping hell with Rod Fergusson on past Gears of War games I can say that I’m absolutely confident he’ll do a great job with the franchise at Microsoft."[16] On April 1, 2015, The Coalition producer Allie Henze confirmed that Gears of War 4 would not be released for Xbox 360.[17]

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Gears of War 4 takes the iconic third-person shooter series and brings it back to life with an all new set of main characters and a new and more dangerous set of enemies. While the title is technically billed as an Xbox Exclusive, players can enjoy everything that the title has to offer on a Windows 10 PC. In this article we’ll walk you through all the steps you need to know in order to get Gears of War 4 running on your Windows 10 PC.

 The landmark original returns, stunningly remastered and modernized for Windows 10 featuring all-new ultra-high definition graphics up to 4K resolution. Click “More” for details!  The planet lies in ruin. An inmate named Marcus Fenix – once left to die – is humanity's only hope versus the relentless Locust.  Gears of War: Ultimate Edition for Windows 10 is loaded with new content including five campaign chapters not included in the Xbox 360 version. Windows 10 players will also receive the Deluxe Weapon Skin Pack and 11 bonus multiplayer characters.  “...the best way to play Gears of War yet.” – The Verge  This game has been designed to showcase the latest in PC gaming performance. To check if your specifications meet the minimum requirements, open System by clicking the Start button, clicking Settings, and then click About.  CAMPAIGN FEATURES: · Every aspect of the original Gears of War has been beautifully remastered and modernized, including lighting, environments, characters, and cinematic scenes. This is the first at its best! · Play in stunning 4K with an unlocked refresh rate. · Includes five additional, exhilarating campaign missions that follow Delta Squad as they battle their way to Timgad Station not included in the Xbox 360 original. · Go deeper into Gears fiction with five Gears of War comic books, which can be unlocked and read within the game. · Remastered for 7.1 Surround Sound.  MULTIPLAYER FEATURES: · The most visceral online shooter returns with multiplayer matches running on fast and fair dedicated servers with unlocked refresh rates. · Includes all original Xbox 360 DLC multiplayer maps and three multiplayer maps from the original Gears of War PC version for an incredible 19 total multiplayer maps. · Newly added multiplayer modes include Team Death Match, King of the Hill, Blitz and a special 2v2 mode designed by the Gears of War community. · Returning multiplayer modes include Warzone, Assassination, Execution and Annex.  AND MORE: · All new Xbox Live Achievements and 1,250 new Gamerscore. · Handpicked gameplay improvements, alternate controls and a new difficulty level for players new to the franchise. · Support for keyboard or gamepad controls. · The Windows 10 version includes the Deluxe Weapon Skin Pack and 11 bonus multiplayer characters.  *This game requires a DirectX 12 capable graphics card. Please refer to your graphics card vendors’ website for more information.  RECOMMENDED SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS FOR 1920X1080P · OS: 64 bit Windows 10 - version 1511 · Processor: Intel Core i5 @3.5GHz+ or AMD FX 6-core · Memory: 8 GB RAM (4 GB VRAM) · Graphics: GeForce GTX 970 or Radeon R9 290X · Hard Drive: 60 GB available space · DirectX 12  RECOMMENDED SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS FOR 4K · OS: 64 bit Windows 10 - version 1511 · Processor: Intel Core i7 @ 4Ghz or AMD FX 8-core · Memory: 16 GB RAM (6+ GB VRAM) · Graphics: Geforce GTX 980 Ti or Radeon R9 390X · Hard Drive: SSD + 60 GB available space · DirectX 12  MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS · OS: 64 bit Windows 10 – version 1511 · Processor: Intel Core i5 @ 2.7Ghz or AMD FX 6-core · Memory: 8 GB RAM (2 GB VRAM) · Graphics: Geforce GTX 650 Ti or Radeon R7 260x · Hard Drive: 60 GB available space · DirectX 12  KNOWN ISSUES: We are aware of an issue that sometimes occurs where the download progress bar does not accurately display progress, please be patient with your download or title update. 

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The design of online games can range from simple text-based environments to the incorporation of complex graphics and virtual worlds.[3] The existence of online components within a game can range from being minor features, such as an online leaderboard, to being part of core gameplay, such as directly playing against other players. Many online games create their own online communities, while other games, especially social games, integrate the players' existing real-life communities.[4]
The existence of a fifth core Gears of War isn't, perhaps, unexpected – it's another of Microsoft's biggest exclusive titles, having bought the franchise outright from Epic Games in 2014 – and was never going to be gone for long. However, the expansion of the franchise onto mobile and PC, not to mention new gaming genres and alternative visual styles at the same time, is more surprising.
This list shouldn’t be called the best horror games so much as the most popular horror games.5 nights at Freddie’s and dead by daylight aren’t particularly good games. They are simply popular.You could have thrown in some quality games like Deadwood or Detention but I guess those games aren’t popular enough. Heaven forbid a game news site gives coverage to some lesser known indie title. PT made the list and it’s just a demo for goodness sake.
Gears of War started off as a game called "Unreal Warfare" and was to be the next Epic Games-developed Unreal game after Unreal Tournament was released.[1] It was to be a large multiplayer game set in the Unreal universe. Problems during its development caused the team to delay it and instead release an Epic-modified version of the Digital Extremes-developed Xbox game Unreal Championship, which is called Unreal Tournament 2003.[2] After UT2k3 was shipped, early development on Unreal Engine 3 began. The development team decided to move Unreal Warfare to Unreal Engine 3 and placed what they had finished with the Unreal Engine 2 in Unreal Tournament 2004, which became the Onslaught game mode in UT2k4.[1][3] During the transition, the team decided to split "Unreal Warfare" from the Unreal series because of how different it was from the established Unreal universe. It was then that Unreal Warfare began to evolve into Gears of War.
JD, Kat, and Del reach out to Marcus, now a disgruntled COG expatriate, who reluctantly agrees to help them. The COG, led by First Minister Jinn, pursue the group after erroneously believing they are behind a string of mass-kidnappings. The four reach a Locust mass-burial site, where they uncover evidence suggestion that Adam Fenix’s lightmass weapon caused the Locust Horde to enter a cocooned metamorphosis state. Their fears are confirmed when various Locust Horde soldiers attack them in conjunction with the Swarm. The group receives assistance from Damon Baird, now a successful industrialist, along with Augustus Cole, and Samantha Byrne. They battle their way to the Swarm’s hive and defeat multiple Swarm and Locust monstrosities. However, they reach the hive to learn that Swarm’s hive-mind has forcefully integrated with Reyna. Kait frees her mother, knowing she will die but will no longer suffer. Reyna gives Kait a parting gift that belonged to her mother – a necklace bearing the insignia of the Locust Queen Myrrah.[13]

Honestly, I'm a much bigger Gears fan than Halo fan so I was really glad to see this even though I still own all the Gears games on my 360 and I'm not usually into remasters. It's not long into the game before you see that this is a gorgeous looking remaster that stands up to new gen graphics. Everything looks great, especially the characters armor and weapons. Even the cut scenes were touched up and reworked. It's a noticeable difference in what was already a great looking game. Maybe it's the controller but controls almost feel better here too. I found it incredibly easy to jump back in with great success even though I hadn't played Gears for some time. This game still plays great and feels really good. Though many have copied it, Gears mastered the art of stop and pop cover shooting. What really grabbed my attention was the announcement that levels only released on the PC would be included here. That's a great bonus for 360 owners like me who never got to play them. Multiplayer also returns and is as good as ever with the innovative and often copied Horde mode. Another huge bonus is the inclusion of every 360 Gears game available for download, which should be sometime before January. That's an incredible value. If I could change anything, it would be for some more destructible environments and the seemingly light weight of fallen Locust who get easily pushed around when you walk over them. This was all part of the original design so I won't fault that. It would've been nice though. As a graphical upgrade, you couldn't ask for more than this. The Coalition did a fantastic job. This is how a remaster should look.
The Gears of War series takes place on Sera, a fictional Earth-like planet. Human civilization develops on Sera and endures a millennia-long conflict that leaves humanity on the brink of extinction. Sera’s leaders broke an era of peace that ushers an era of scientific advancements and a cultural renaissance. Humanity’s population sporadically grows and demands more energy provided by fossil and nuclear fuels. Sera’s scientists discover Imulsion, a naturally occurring substance that can be refined into a potent energy source. Imulsion solves Sera’s energy crisis but ultimately creates great economic disparity. Nations with direct access to Imulsion prosper, while other nations fall into financial turmoil.
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