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    Overview

    What's Included


    • Gears of War 4

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3676 out of 3778)

    Product Details


    • Developer: Microsoft
    • Publisher: Microsoft
    • Platform: Xbox One
    • Genre: Action and Adventure
    • Release Date: 10/11/2016

    Synopsis


    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.

    Features


    REFINED GAMEPLAY

    Pummel your enemies from cover by using new close-cover combat moves like yank, vault kick and a bloody new combat-knife execution.

    Dangerous new weapons, like the Buzzkill and Dropshot, can shoot around and over cover, raining destruction from all angles.

    Brace against deadly wind flares that bludgeon players, shake up the battlefield, and demand new combat tactics in this tale of Man vs. Monster.

    Chainsaw your way through the character-driven campaign with a friend over Xbox Live or locally via split screen co-op. Player 2 can select either Kait or Del.

    HORDE 3.0

    Team up cooperatively with four others and battle wave after wave of increasingly difficult enemies by strategically building weapons or deploying fortifications anywhere on the map.

    Fight to your strengths by playing one of five classes, each with upgradeable critical abilities and skills needed to survive.

    FAST AND EXPLOSIVE VERSUS MULTIPLAYER

    New and returning multiplayer game types reward social, competitive and professional players alike, all at 60FPS on dedicated servers.

    A new visible ranking system drives skill-based matchmaking and lets you stand out for your abilities.

    Fine tune your skills in Co-op Versus, where your match-made team of five players squares off against enemy AI teams with selectable levels of difficulty.



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 3778 reviews

    98%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

    Cons

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      A Franchise Ruined

      Posted
      KOTH

      While it looks pretty and the mechanics are solid, there's nothing else worth liking about this game. The solo campaign is short, and poorly plotted, with characters acting out of character and nonsensical plot devices throughout. It's a cartoon version GOW that plays out much like fan fiction. Also: the new difficulty settings make certain segments 100% luck based, wasting hours of your life when you lose the draw. Multiplayer is horrible. The community is toxic. The gameplay is laggy. Shots don't register. Damage dealt often does't match the visuals you see, and cheaters abound. Just check YouTube for compilations of the BS this game delivers daily. The developer ignores community complaints, and instead focuses on selling overpriced virtual goods and promoting eSports. Every update makes the gameplay worse. Lastly, the game uses random generation to fulfill micro-transaction purchases, meaning you pay not for skins and characters you want, but for a CHANCE to get them as part of a pack, a pack which just as easily may contain items you already own. Additionally, the "scrap" value of items you don't want is 1/8th of the purchased value. For example, a legendary character could be "won" as part of a $.99 pack, but to craft it -- the only for certain way to obtain items -- could potentially cost you as much as $96. The campaign is so short that if you're not an achievement completionist, then it may be worth renting just to sate curiosity about the story, but if you're not already invested in the franchise, sit this one out. Your family, your wallet and your blood pressure will thank you.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A Great Homage to the Original

      Posted
      Acheron
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      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I didn't know what to expect when Epic handed off the game to The Coalition, but I have been pleasantly surprised for the most part. Understand that I primarily play Gears for the campaign, as it is my wife's favorite game and something we can play together on the couch. Luckily, split-screen co-op returns. I don't want to spoil anything, so I'll tread lightly. This is the story of Marcus Phoenix's son, and it feels incredibly familiar, but not in a bad way. Some old characters show up throughout the game, some new characters wind up being important in ways you might not have imagined, and the game itself plays just as you would expect. The campaign probably took me 10 hours to play through (though I did hunt for collectibles throughout) on normal (I'm playing through solo on insane now, and it is ... hard). Without spoiling anything, there isn't much to say about the campaign except that it feels like Gears, and it is an improvement upon Judgment. I'd still rank it behind the original trilogy, but it was fun. You should know that Horde mode is online only, so I've only checked it out during free play weekends (no, I don't use live since I am a solitary gamer for the most part). There are some changes, but overall, it seems like a slight inferior version of Gears 3 Horde. Versus brings back the COG/Horde battles from the first 3 games (even if it isn't really the COG or the Horde). Writing this review, I guess I find it hard to explain other than saying this game seems like an updated Gears game. It's just what you'd expect. Anyways, I hope this helps!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      More of the same

      Posted
      Marine57
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      You can look at this game in two ways: It's a good game for what it is, but it's also not that good because it feels like they put a skin one of the previous games. I will try not to spoil the game. It had one big surprise for me which I was happy about and towards the end of the game, just when it's getting good, it's over. It is very similar to previous GOW games. One of the multiplayer modes is in the campaign, which I didn't came for. There is a HUGE gap between GOW3 and GOW4 which really isn't explained. Well, pretty much, none of the story is explained. Though the prologue chapter let you play some mission that take place before GOW as a regular gear. You have two protagonists to worry about, I didn't know why one was chasing me and the other was like, really?! Again?! Also, one is dreadfully similar to HALO and Destiny. While some said it's the flood all I kept thinking is SIVA. I don't play GOW PvP so maybe that's where there fun is. The controls are the same, the graphics are good, the joke are old and not funny from characters you're not attached to. If you want it for your collection, get it. Never played GOW? You'll probably like but I suggest playing Ultimate GOW and the free copies of GOW2 and 3 which come as DLC.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good entry into GOW series, but lacking somewhat

      Posted
      mrarellano4
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I am a huge Gears of War fan, don't get me wrong. But man, this game is a little disappointing. It's not a bad game by any means, it's just not the best Gears Of War game out there. The gameplay is similar to what you've come to expect from this series, some of the new weapons aren't too shabby (I really like the Overkill). The campaign is pretty good, but I felt like it was way too short, and by the end of it you're just left wanting a little more. I felt like the first act was more or less just filler. Multiplayer is very identical to past Gears titles, and a big thing this time around is all the micro-transactions. In the past, when you leveled up via multiplayer or for completing the campaign you were awarded with character skins and such, but not anymore. All of your multiplayer unlocks come from these "packs" that are randomly generated. Now, you CAN earn credits towards buying them, but it takes a while, not to mention most of the time when you open a pack there's a pretty good chance it will be a duplicate item or a stupid emblem. If you don't want to grind, you can always buy these packs for real world money. All in all, buy it, just wait on a sale.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Well made game, but still has bugs to work out.

      Posted
      Brockstar
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      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I've been a Gears of War for about 8 years now, and this installment does a pretty good job of bringing the franchise back from the dead. Pros: Horde mode is great, I really enjoy the new skill-card system and specific unlocks for each class. Versus has fun game-play you have probably grown to love they didn't try to make it "new and improved," and try to change things just to change them . The graphics are crisp and clean on Xbox 1. The frame-rate seems to be a rock-solid 60 FPS with very satisfying textures. Cons: If you haven't played gears before the controls are a bit clunky compared to other games, but it does seem like they have made slight improvements in the current gen. ONLY 2 PLAYER CAMPAIGN COOP. I really dislike having to choose which singular friend i'm going to play coop with. Horde mode has up to 5, but I would have really liked to see 4 person coop similar to halo.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Another Good Entry

      Posted
      Joser
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      They did a good job revisiting the world and keeping a familiar feel. The game was fun. Like JD, you could tell that the game didn't want to be exactly like its predecessor and tried new ideas to be a distinctive work. While it didn't always work, it did keep me engaged in the GOW world and ready to play the next entry. The developers also deserve a lot of credit for their high focus on the multiplayer. There was clearly a big effort put in to making it a fun, fair, competitive side to the game. Although I can hold my own, I don't play that often since I like to play other games too, but when I do come back, the developers are active in updating and keeping it fresh for players. Glad they took they took the continuation of the series seriously.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Back to some good gaming

      Posted
      gmoney39
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      This game kinda keeps the old elements of the first gears of war. With the same mechanic system of duck and shoot and run. But only thing different I notice since I started playing the game it requires that you keep up with the fast pace story and some parts do require a little thought process on how to complete each stage of the game. Only part keeping it from a five out five is the online play. I had no idea that it requires 32 gb for updates. It's no big deal for those who have unlimited internet but for those who have a cap broadband its going to hurt folks who want to play this game online. So my advice if you got a cap for your internet be ready to sign into your profile and then turn off your internet and just play offline. If only Microsoft would care for gamers with limited internet and just give out small updates that would work better. But over all the story line is epic and deserves more good talk and I plan on finishing the previous game as well now that its backwards compatible on xbox one.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Better than Judgement and you get thewhole series

      Posted
      DaSoyncere1
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      So this is for the people who haven't yet played the game. Some of you may be on the fence about it, some of you probably want to jump right into it. I being of the latter sort since I love the gears series, jumped straight into it. This isn't a bad thing, just to point out. All I'm gonna say is that this game didn't meet my expectations as far as a gears game goes. Remember gears judgement? How bad it was? Gears 4 isn't nearly as bad, it is a really fun game, but it left a bad taste in my mouth, just like judgement did. Pros are this: same great gameplay, most of the same weapons, some really fun new weapons, and the always favorite thrill of chainsawing an enemy to death. Cons: the story is confusing, the campaign is too short, and I was overall disappointed when the game ended, in my opinion, prematurely. But with that being said you get the whole series for the price of one game so just that alone is totally worthwhile.

      I would recommend this to a friend


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