Mike Mahardy of GameSpot rewarded Gears of War 4 a score of 7 out of 10, reasoning "This is a shooter teetering on the edge of something greater, but despite the improvements it makes to the storied franchise, its missteps hold it back. There is inspiration here, and creativity in the way Gears of War 4 rethinks its multiplayer modes. But the lackluster campaign and technical issues are blights on an otherwise exhilarating shooter. The result is a whole that doesn't reflect the quality of its often stellar parts.".[42] Arthur Gies of Polygon scored the game with a 9 out of 10. Gies stated at the end of his review: "When I was finished with Gears of War 4's campaign, I remember wondering why it didn’t do more. The next morning, I was playing the game again, not out of obligation, but because I wanted to. Taken all together, Gears of War 4 doesn’t completely reinvent the genre, and it’s not always "bigger." But it’s a remarkably consistent, complete package with the kind of refinement and focus few other games can manage, providing excellent solo, cooperative, and competitive options that rank it as one of the best action games of 2016."[47]
Gears of War 3 is arguably the best installment in the franchise. The game offers a handful of fun game modes each of which is loaded with hours of fun. For starters the campaign features the climatic end to what has been built up to through the first two games. In the campaign you can play co-op with up to four people, co-op Gears is really where the fun is in this franchise. It is what I believe makes the game so epic and unforgettable. I will not discuss any spoilers here though I would point out that there are emotional moments in the game if you have been immersed in the franchise for some time.

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A series of novels based on the fictional universe has been created, all written by Karen Traviss. The books expand on the games and detail events which occur in between installments.[citation needed] Gears of War: Aspho Fields was the first in an expected trilogy,[33] although the total numbers of books has since grown to five. It focused on the history of the characters and the battle at Aspho Fields, but also took place during the events between Gears of War and Gears of War 2.[34] The second novel, Gears of War: Jacinto's Remnant, continued where Gears of War 2 left off, with Jacinto's survivors fleeing the ruins of the city and searching for a new safe haven. Later they enter into a new conflict against the Stranded who have begun a guerilla war against the remnants of the COG. The book also detailed events 1 year after E-Day, when the new COG Chairman authorized the Hammer of Dawn counterattack.[citation needed] Gears of War: Anvil Gate is the third novel, released on August 31, 2010.[35] The novel details the COG attempting to establish themselves on the island of Vectes, while trying to contain a Stranded insurgency and the resurgent Lambent. A flashback story details a young Hoffman during the Siege of Anvil Gate.[citation needed] Gears of War: Coalition's End, released in August 2011, is the fourth novel in the series, taking place immediately after the events of Anvil Gate; 18 months after the end of the second game. The novel details the COG's struggle with the Lambent attacks on the island of Vectes, and leads directly into Gears of War 3.[citation needed] Gears of War: The Slab is the fifth and final book in the series released in May 2012. The novel focuses on Marcus Fenix's time in Jacinto Maximum Security Prison prior to Gears of War, and reveals more backstory on him, Victor Hoffman, and Adam Fenix.[citation needed]
Online game culture sometimes faces criticisms for an environment that might promote cyberbullying, violence, and xenophobia. Some are also concerned about gaming addiction or social stigma.[5] Online games have attracted players from a variety of ages, nationalities, and occupations.[6][7][8] Online game content can also be studied in scientific field, especially gamers' interactions within virtual societies in relation to the behavior and social phenomena of everyday life.[6][7] It has been argued that, since the players of an online game are strangers to each other and have limited communication, the individual player's experience in an online game is not essentially different from playing with artificial intelligence players.[9] Online games also have the problem of not being permanently playable, unlike purchased retail games, as they require special servers in order to function.

The Coalition is going big for Gears of War 4 multiplayer, with lots of modes for casual and competitive players alike. Classic versus gametypes like Team Deathmatch and King of the Hill are joined by new modes such as Arms Race, in which you need to rack up kills with specific guns, and Dodgeball, in which scoring a kill lets you bring a downed teammate back. The game will have a robust ranking system that ensures you're playing with similarly skilled opponents, and if you're worried about getting slaughtered online, you can team up with your friends against AI opponents.


Join the battle in this action-packed RPG starring Disney and Pixar heroes from The Incredibles, Wreck-It Ralph, Toy Story, Zootopia & more! Welcome to the digital City... and enjoy it while you can. A wicked virus is corrupting every pixel, turning even the heroes' own friends and family against them! Pull together the best teams for the job, equip powerful gear, and battle against incredible odds to save your fellow heroes.

Gears of War: The Board Game was released in 2011 by Fantasy Flight Games. Designed by Corey Konieczka, it is a cooperative game for up to four players, including the option for solo play. Each player takes control of a COG (represented by a miniature figure pre-painted in red), fighting their way through randomly generated maps filled with Locust soldiers (represented by a miniature figure pre-painted in light gray). These are controlled by an AI deck of cards: after each player finishes his or her turn, he or she draws a card from the AI deck and takes actions for each Locust creature. Players play cards and roll dice to take actions as well as to resolve shooting and defense. The game proceeds until the player team successfully completes the mission. There are seven different missions, each featuring different objectives and enemies in randomly generated map layouts. Since its launch, the game has received one expansion, Mission Pack 1, which brought more weapons, two new missions and new enemies, including General RAAM.


Just when the humans of the planet Sera attain peace after a 79 year war amongst each other, the Locust horde comes out the planet's crust to kill every human on the planet. Billions are slaughtered. In a desperate move, humans retreat to the Jacinto Plateau, the last safe place on the planet, and use satellites and chemical weapons to destroy the other 90% of the planet, and hopefully their threat along with them. When the locusts break through the plateau's defenses, Marcus Fenix, a young soldier in the elite Gears unit of the Coalition of Organized Governments (COG), disobeys orders to hold his position at Jacinto's defenses to try and save his father trapped between the Locusts and his own men. Caught an accused of deserting, he is sentenced to 40 years in Jacinto prison. 14 years into the sentence is where the game picks up, when Marcus is rescued by his military colleague and friend, Dominic Santiago. He rejoins the army, and, with the help of Alpha squad members Augustus Cole ... Written by GEARSMAN

Gears of War 4 takes place 25 years after the events of Gears of War 3. Although the use of the Imulsion Countermeasure weapon destroyed all Imulsion on the planet Sera, killing the Locust and the Lambent in the process, the weapon forced humanity to adapt to new ways of survival after knocking out the use of fossil fuels, and bringing across the planet powerful windstorms called "Windflares".[3] To protect the surviving human population from decline, estimated to be hundreds of thousands, the reformed Coalition of Ordered Governments (COG) established walled-off cities to protect its citizens from the dangers outside, while declaring martial law to prevent any travel outside the cities. However, some human survivors rejected the viewpoints of the COG and formed a group called the "Outsiders" that live outside of the COG jurisdiction, conducting raids on COG territory to gather resources.[3]
"From my perspective, it’s about looking at where players are and what they want," says Booty. "Console is healthy and growing, but we of course also see the large numbers of players on mobile and PC. In seeing where players are and what devices they have, we look at making authentic Gears experiences. I think we’ll continue to look at what players are into, where they are and what devices they’re using, and create appropriate games to fit."
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.

One of the first franchises to enjoy the renewed focus will be Gears of War, which is set to return with not one, but three new games. There's a twist though: while the star of the trio will be Gears 5 on Xbox One, the others will be Gears Tactics, a PC-first release targeting strategy players, and Gears Pop! for smartphones, which features a crossover with Funko Pops. Yes, the bobble-headed vinyl toys.
Gameplay-wise, the environment matters much more now — you'll be able to destroy and create cover, and will have to worry about dangerous "windflares" that will affect how your weapons and enemies behave. There are also a bunch of new close-quarter combat options, including the ability to yank your opponent out of cover or stun them with a vault-kick, leaving them vulnerable to a nasty execution. And it wouldn't be a new Gears without new weapons, from the death-from-above Dropshot to the ricochet-blade-launching Buzzkill. 

Microsoft announced Gears of War 4 at E3 2015 on June 15. The game takes place 25 years after the original Gears of War trilogy and primarily concentrates on Marcus’ son, JD Fenix.[13] The COG reestablish itself thanks to creation of robotic soldiers. Many civilians instead choose to live on the outskirts of the COG’s walled cities. JD, accompanied by his friends Kait and Del conduct frequent raids on COG fortifications to acquire various supplies. The three successfully fend off a COG counter attack only to have their encampment devastated by a new foe, called the Swarm. Kait’s mother, Reyna, is captured during the chaos.[13]
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