Light theme

Gears 5 review
by xXWoodinatorXx

Gears 5 pulls it off for me. I think it has the best multiplayer that any gears has had with the exception of the first one. The first is still the best but this one is second best. Also this campaign was better than the 4th. I liked the direction they tried to go. I think they could do that again but add a lot more to it, like you could make it more open world free roam and make it like a mini rpg. That would be unreal.

Visually this game is right up near the top. It’s amazing what games look like these days and gears has always looked quite good.

Hivebusters on the XSX:
Free campaign DLC this late after release is a nice developer move. The graphics look unreal. This island is very cool and does a great job showing how amazing this game looks. Gameplay is more of the same but gears combat is always fun and the set piece action sequences were not bad. The story and characters were fun. Nothing superb but pretty good. For a free dlc this was better than I thought it would be. The final bird fight was pretty good too. Cool bird.

Final Score: A

Other reviews10

It is as unfun to play as it is nice to look at.
«Blew my mind»
«Just one more turn»
Honestly I couldn't tell you a single thing about the Campaign but the multiplayer is great. Gears had long since earned its spot in the discussion for premier competitive shooters.
«Better with friends»
Gears 5 didn't do enough to innovate for me. I did mostly enjoy my time with it though and would recommend it to Gears fans. We'll need a bigger shake up next time around. 
Favorite Thing: I like the Gears world and the sci-fi story.
Least Favorite Thing: The Matriarch fight was a whole lot of one-hit, bullet sponge BS.

Date Completed: 2019-11-05
Playtime: 9h
Enjoyment: 7/10
Recommendation: If you've been following along, yes. If you have no attachment to Gears, probably not.