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Gears of War 4 by Microsoft

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Gears of War 4 is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 18.
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  • Platform: PC , Xbox One
  • Publisher: Microsoft
  • Developer: The Coalition
  • Category: Action
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Product Details:

A new saga begins for one of the most acclaimed video game franchises in history. After narrowly escaping an attack on their village, JD Fenix and his friends, Kait and Del, must rescue the ones they love and discover the source of a monstrous new enemy.

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Gears Of War 4

Back To Square One
by Andrew Reiner
Concept:

New developer. New heroes. New enemies. The same Gears of War


Graphics:

Heightened weather effects and destruction produce a continual stream of awesome visuals to soak in. The new enemy types are also beautifully animated. The game even offers enhancements when viewed on a 4K TV


Sound:

The "dude-bro" dialogue is subdued and replaced by legitimately humorous banter. The soundtrack is once again thumping, and the satisfying guitar chord is back to signify the conclusion of each combat encounter


Playability:

Seek cover, pop up, and shoot. Gears of War's combat hasn't changed, but the toys you can play with pack more of a punch - which is needed, given how aggressive the enemies are


Entertainment:

The campaign is too familiar at times, but the gameplay is top notch. All multiplayer modes showcase high levels of depth and reasons to come back


Replay:

High

Gears of War 4 is every bit as enjoyable as the series' past iterations, but isn't the fresh start you might think it is.

The fourth wall is nearly broken in Gears of War 4's opening moments when a news reporter looks into the camera, and says "We're back." This dialogue is meant to elicit excitement from fans, but is somewhat of a misleading message, since Gears of War 4 is developed by a new studio, introduces new heroes, a new threat, new weapons, and has consistently been pitched as a "new saga."

Before developer The Coalition shows us how different its vision is,Gears of War 4 begins with a clever playable prologue that walks us through the key battles that shaped Sera and the series.

Through this tightly scripted introduction, The Coalition does a fantastic job of giving players a true sense of closure while establishing the need for the story to head in a different direction. Set 25 years after the Imulsion Countermeasure (which destroyed all of the Locust and Lambent nests), we meet new protagonists JD Fenix, Kait Diaz, and Del Walker on a sunny and colorful hillside. The series' trademark "destroyed beauty" approach to art design is nowhere to be found; it's just beautiful. The sequence even concludes with the trio stopping to witness a butterfly being born from its cocoon. The takeaway from this moment is that something ugly can eventually become beautiful and dynamic.

After this peculiar moment, which seems at the time to be more of a commentary on the series than anything in the game, The Coalition doubles down on its decision to take Gears of War 4 in a different direction. The first act is vibrant, free of blood and guts, and more about the political climate of the world. We learn JD and his crew have shunned the Coalition of Ordered Governments (COG) to live as outsiders. This initial story hook has a Robin Hood vibe, and begins with JD trying to steal a prized piece of technology from within COG city walls.

See more of the review at Game Informer

Never Fight Alone:

Enjoy two-player co-op with friends locally via split-screen, over Xbox Live or LAN. Player 2 can select either Kait or Del.

Redefined Cover Gameplay:

New close-cover combat moves and combat-knife executions turn each piece of cover into an offensive opportunity.

Brutal New Weapons:

An incredible arsenal of new weapons includes the Buzzkill and Dropshot, which can shoot around and over cover, raining destruction from all angles

Explosive Versus Multiplayer:

Compete online in new and favorite game types, all at 60fps on dedicated servers. A new visible ranking system means fairer matchmaking for social, competitive and professional players alike.

Xbox Play Anywhere

Experience the freedom to play your games wherever you want. Now when you own an Xbox Anywhere digital title, it's yours to play on both Xbox One and Windows 10 PC at no additional cost.

*PC hardware requirements may vary for games on Windows 10. Purchase includes access to the game on Xbox One and Windows 10. Access is only available via the digital version of this game

Go to Xbox.com or Microsoft.com to redeem win 10 codes and the content will be associated with your Microsoft sign in account. If you want to use a location different from Xbox, microsoft.com/redeem and enter code. Codes entered from your Xbox or XBL account will show up on your Win10 PC via the Xbox App.

Arm yourself against a new threat

Click here to learn more about the Official Strategy Guide

100% Complete Walkthrough: Coverage of all areas and encounters! Co-Op Strategy included!

Detailed Campaign and Multiplayer Maps - Grab every collectible, locate every objective, and never lose your way!

?Learn how to take down the new threat - Take a sneak peek inside the guide to learn how!

Specifications:

System Requirements:

Connectivity
Requires Windows 10 to Play

    Important Information:

    If you are a fan of the Gears of War franchise, check out all the latest Gears of War 4 games and accessories available for Xbox One now.

    Important Information:

    Offer valid to anyone who preorders Gears of War 4 for Xbox One between March 1, 2016 and October 10, 2016 online at www.gamestop.com or at any participating GameStop location in the United States. Must preorder Gears of War for Xbox One by October 10, 2016 and complete the purchase in-store at GameStop to qualify for the offer. Purchases alone will not qualify. Offer limited to while supplies last. Limit one Gear Pack per person total. Must be a legal resident of the U.S. age 17 or older to play Gears of War. Each card is redeemable for the content/item shown on the cards. Content on some cards is only usable during multiplayer play. Broadband internet; ISP fees apply. Online multiplayer requires Xbox Live Gold subscription (sold separately). Use of Xbox and Xbox Live Gold is subject to the Microsoft Services Agreement (www.microsoft.com/msa). Other fees may apply. This offer is non-transferable and cannot be combined with any other offer. Offer is not redeemable for cash. Taxes, if any, are the sole responsibility of the recipient. Microsoft reserves the right to cancel, change, or suspend this offer at any time without notice.

    Rated 5 out of 5 by from i love this series!!!!! I have been playing GOW ever since the first one came out in 2006,and i am still playing it only on my XBOX one now. gears of war 4 is just as good as the rest, except judgement, which was not that great. until this day, gears of war is one of the best games out there ever.
    Date published: 2017-05-03
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Shotguns are great It is a great game if you love playing shotguns vs shotguns with long matchmaking. You cant kill with anything else cause the shotgun out kills the other guns no matter what. The graphics and sound is good but bot worth doing anything when you are killed with one git from a shotgun everytime.
    Date published: 2017-02-07
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Great Addition to the Gears Games Gears of War 4 is a great addition to the past gears games. It has an option for local 2 player co-op, it has horde and versus mode and campaign. It has 4 modes: casual, normal, hardcore and insane all decent to play on. The thing I will say is campaign left a cliff hanger and I cant wait for the next game.
    Date published: 2016-12-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from such an amazing addition to a great series!!! I have always loved the GOW games right from the beginning back in 2006. then came GOW 2 two years later, then GOW 3 in 2011, then GOW:Judgement which was ok in my opinion but not like the rest.Now in 2016 is GOW 4 which pretty much blew me away, with breathtaking visuals and gameplay. you get to play as J.D Fenix, which is Marcus Fenix's son,(of course). the game also features a couple of new weapons to destroy your enemies with, along side your 2 friends:kait and del. overall great addition to the greatest series ever.
    Date published: 2016-12-13
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from i luv gears first off the game looks beautiful the graphics are on point its even better if you have a 4ktv with hdr the story is good the ending sets up things for the next gears of war
    Date published: 2016-12-12
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from A GREAT REBOOT! Nostalgia, new content, new story, and non-stop action. The new world the 4th installment of this franchise paints for you is a beautiful one, riddled with harsh memories,a skewed idea of utopia, and mystery. I never imagined this series to continue, but the coalition aced it with this re-imagined, post- war torn world. Reminding you that nightmares never truly come to an end. PVP and Horde are better than ever with customization, and character classes. As well as new game modes. I guarantee you won't be disappointed with this one!
    Date published: 2016-10-25
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome online, limited awards Graphics are great. Gameplay is great. Campaign is fun but not as long as I hope. Still sufficient. Online play is smooth and lobby style with bounties and airdrops are awesome. Still not a fully sufficient awarding system for leveling up on multiplayer. Pretty much play for the love of the game, which I still do because the online is fantastic. New game modes are awesome add as well
    Date published: 2016-10-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best game ever made There is nothing wrong with this game the graphics are amazing. The game-play is amazing the multiplayer theirs nothing bad about this game just the best game ever made.
    Date published: 2016-10-20
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