Overall score 85

With Gears of War 4 comes a new Gears of War trilogy, this time starring the son of Marcus Fenix as well as the children of his crew mates, J.D. Fenix leads a trio of soldiers against new monstrous foes both monster and machine in nature.

Gears of War 4 is an 2016 third-person shooter, it is developed by The Coalition, and published by Microsoft Studios. It is available exclusively on Windows PC & Xbox One.

The new trio of Gears of War 4.

it’s been three years since our last adventure into the Gears of War world, this time around Marcus Fenix and his trusted comrades of war have been replaced by his son J.D. and his comrades children. Locus no longer hunt the mostly run down Gears soldiers, now 25 years from the evens of Judgement, they are tasked with taking on new unknown beasts as well as man made enemies.

An old friend returns to war.

THE GOOD: The classic gameplay of the original Gears of War trilogy returns, the cover shooting gameplay that made Gears so fun has been tweaked for modern players, but still feels satisfying for expert players. The writing and story aides the game’s enjoyment factor and for the most part will leave you happy. The new monster enemies thankfully felt different from the original Locust and such from the last trilogy.

New monsters feel like a legitimate threat.

THE BAD: The robot enemies didn’t feel fleshed out enough nor did their apparent leader. The ending was really the only complaint I had about the story as it felt like pointless sequel baiting.

A solid return for Gears of War 4.

OVERALL THOUGHTS: Gears of War makes a valiant return to the Xbox, albeit with a few problems. However, with the core gameplay returning to form and a mostly great story backing it up, Gears of War 4 is a very welcoming comeback for the series.


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