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Gears of War Ultimate Edition by Microsoft




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Gears of War Ultimate Edition is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 16.
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  • Platform: Xbox One
  • Publisher: Microsoft
  • Developer: Microsoft Game Studios
  • Category: Shooter

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The story of "Gears of War" thrusts gamers into a deep and harrowing battle for survival against the Locust Horde, a nightmarish race of creatures that surfaced from the bowels of the planet. Players live and breathe the role of Marcus Fenix. A disgraced former war hero, Marcus seeks personal redemption as he leads his fire team against an onslaught of merciless warriors from below.

Test Chamber - Gears of War: Ultimate Edition

by Andrew Reiner

As we patiently wait for The Coalition to reveal new details about Gears of War 4, we're invited to revisit the game that started it all. I think you'll agree that it's good to see Marcus and Dom again. Boasting a bevy of audio and video enhancements, their inaugural adventure looks like it belongs on Xbox One. Gears of War: Ultimate Edition boasts all of the single-player bonus content from the PC version of the game, and offers a slightly different multiplayer experience, beginning with the action moving at 60 frames per second.

Matt Miller joined me for a look at the opening moments of this remastered game. We discuss a number of its new features, and show off plenty of carnage along the way. Gears of War: Ultimate Edition releases on August 25 for Xbox One.

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Experience the game that launched one of the most celebrated sagas in entertainment with Gears of War: Ultimate Edition. The shooter that defined the first generation of HD gaming has been painstakingly remastered in 1080P and modernized for Xbox One, and is packed full of new content including five campaign chapters never released on Xbox.

The story of "Gears of War" thrusts gamers into a deep and harrowing battle for survival against the Locust Horde, a nightmarish race of creatures that surface from the depths of the planet. Players live and breathe the role of Marcus Fenix. A disgraced former war hero, Marcus seeks personal redemption as he leads his fire team against an onslaught of merciless warriors from below.

Stunningly remastered and modernized for Xbox One.

The landmark original Gears of War has been completely rebuilt from the ground up in full 1080P. Every aspect of the game including lighting, environments, characters, and cinematic scenes have been beautifully recreated - this is the first at its best!

Genre-Defining Multiplayer

The most visceral online shooter returns, now at 60 FPS. Includes all original 19 maps remastered and six competitive modes including new Team Death Match, updated King of the Hill and a special 2v2 mode designed by the Gears community.

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    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.

    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Remaster of a Classic Gears of War is arguably one of the most enjoyable and iconic franchises available on the Xbox. The original Gears game was one of my favorites back in the day when it came out, and it's even better now! Gears of War Ultimate Edition takes the story that we all know and love and gives it a fantastic makeover. The graphics in this game look great, and the sound and environments are better than they've ever been. There is an added mission that available with the PC version of Gears when it was released that was never available on the Xbox until now, so there some additional content here that freshens up an older game. It was fun to re-experience something that was so awesome the first time. With that being said, the majority of your experience will be single player. You may get lucky and find a few people populating the multiplayer servers here and there, but multiplayer shouldn't be your sole intention for this game. Pick it up if you're a Gears veteran, or even if you're new to the franchise!
    Date published: 2017-05-08
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Buy it new if you're going to get it at all This pre-owned game came to me supposedly in working order. Hadn't had problems with Wii pre-owned games so didn't think there'd be a problem with this one. I was wrong. This thing came in a broken case that barely closes and in an envelope with so much sticky unknown grime in it that granules of the grime spilled out of the envelope with the disk and were stuck to the disk. Looked the disk over after gently blowing it off first and found a nice scratch on the disk as well. Cleaned the disk as best as I could without using a dish scrub brush and soap (really wanted to with the junk on it), and gave it a shot, hoping for the best once I was sure no gunk would get into my system. Game stopped installing and wouldn't go any further giving me a message that it needed to be cleaned or fixed or to try a different disk. Can't return or exchange the game because it was a gift and the return time period is too short to allow for that. I'm stuck having wasted $15 on an unuseable game disk that can only be a coaster now. Not happy at all.
    Date published: 2017-01-01
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from I am never playing this game ever again When I first played the beta, I knew that this would be a game franchise I could venture out into playing as got Gears of War 3 for free, then the rest of the games for free! I love these games so much! Sadly, Gears of War 3 has been having issues due to it being a digital game, so I haven't played the original Gears of War, Gears of War 2, or Gears of War Judgment. I had to buy to Gears of War Ultimate Edition, which I did, and throughout the whole game, I died about 25-30 times. The main times I died was when killing a Berserker and killing General RAAM. I literally died more than 10 times trying to kill General RAAM and I finally made it through. I suffered a lot through a story mode of a video game that I have never experienced before. Especially with the multiplayer, I knew that I wanted to take this game back tot he store as soon as I finished it. Overall, this was a great game experience and I cant wait to play Gears of War 4 later this year!
    Date published: 2016-07-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gears of War is super fun This was amazing on the 360 and this is even better on the One. The upgraded graphics are awesome, you can play co op split screen which a lot of games aren't anymore, and the online is freakin fun. I'm going to keep playing this till Gears4 comes out.
    Date published: 2016-06-23
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Motion sickness The camera bounces all over the place. This is the only game I've ever felt motion sickness after playing for a short period of time. I'm not sure if there is any way around it, but I would avoid this version of the game.
    Date published: 2016-03-12
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from It's Still Gears of War. On pretty much every level, it's still the same game that came out in 2006, but the graphics are much nicer now. My only complaint with the original Xbox 360 version was the poor frame rate that would become an eyesore sometimes. Now that that's been improved, it's an all around solid game and it doesn't need much else said about it. The inclusion of extra content is a bonus, but it does seem a little lacking seeing how the game is still the same as it was in 2006, just with better graphics and cut scenes.
    Date published: 2015-11-30
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Solid Remake With the new generation of consoles, re-releases are something that have become all too common. For the most part, all of these old games being released again have been rather annoying and don't really bring anything new to the table. Some of the games that are released again were not even out for a whole two years before being released again on the new consoles. There are some rare exceptions for games being released again however. Games like The Master Chief Collection where all the games are put onto one disk, which is nice because you can't even play the first 2 online anymore, they also made it even better by remastering parts of the game. When Gears of War was originally released back in 2006, it was one of those games where you wanted to show everyone that came over how great the game looked and the top notch gameplay that accompanied it. Something else that this game really brought to light along with Halo was co-op gameplay. Other games of course had cooperative gameplay, but none really made you feel like part of team like Gears of War did back in the day. When The Gears of War Ultimate edition was announced everyone figured that it would be more along the lines of the Master Chief collection with all three of the Gears of War games being released in one complete package, with the first Gears of War being completely remastered, and the rest being included. Unfortunately this was not the case, the game was released with only the first Gears of War being remastered, and the promise of access to the other three GOW later in the year when Microsoft launches backwards compatibility for the Xbox one. The campaign is great, it might be something that you would see and think that it looks a little over the top because of the gigantic soldiers and dialog. That being said though, the game knows what it is, and does not try to differ from that in anyway. The story is a good one, and does not try to do too many things at once. It simply tells a story, and does not try to dig too deep into the characters and how they all got to where they are. It is short and to the point, which quite frankly is a nice and refreshing for me because we seem to be in a time where people don't think a game can be good unless it has 100+ hours worth of story. The multiplayer is just as great as it was back in 2006, and now that it comes with all the maps, it makes it even more enjoyable and easier to get lost in for hours at a time. That being said however, I don't like the fact that in order to get some of the coolest skins for your weapons and new characters to play as in multiplayer, you have to purchase different packs from the marketplace. It would be nice if I was able to just unlock these different items by playing the multiplayer, completing challenges, and leveling up, instead of having to purchase them. The GOW Ultimate edition was everything that I loved about the first game. It is enhanced by the new visuals, thanks to the power of the Xbox One. playing through the story made me reminiscent of the time in my life when I played the game back when it was a originally released. It makes it even more enjoyable if you are ale to play it with the same people that you did back in the day. That being said, it does't really bring anything new to the table. If you are expecting to buy the game and find something new that wasn't there when it was originally released, you might want to pass this up. On the other hand, if for whatever reason you decided to pass it up, or didn't have the chance to play the original you have to take advantage of this amazing deal and play the game that defined the cover-based, 3rd person shooter genre.
    Date published: 2015-10-18
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Graphics upgrade with some glitches I am a huge GoW fan. I own every installment in the series on Xbox 360 and now have this one on my Xbox One. I am honestly disappointed a little with this game. With its release in the wake of the Halo: The MC Collection, this game leaves much to be desired. For starters, it is only an upgrade to the first game in the series. Secondly, if you're going to only release the first game, then make sure there are no glitches! I cannot count the number of times I have been frustrated by the AI COG soldiers in your squad. Most often it happens when it is you and Dom and not with the full squad. The AI squad mate will linger in a previous area and not do anything helpful. The first time this happened was when you first encounter the Berserker. When you have to run and position yourself in front of the doors to be knocked down by the Berserker. Dom was walking so slow, attracting the attention of the Berserker so it wouldn't charge at me and knock down the door. This caused me to fail multiple times especially once the countdown for the Hammer of Dawn starts. There are several other examples of this in almost every chapter of every act. It's really been annoying, but, like I said, I'm huge fan of the series and I am able to complete the game without the aid of the AI squad mate. As of yet I haven't checked out the multiplayer portion of the game.
    Date published: 2015-09-30
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