Today, Microsoft is celebrating the worldwide release of Gears of War 4 for Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs. The single player experience continues the story line from the original Gears trilogy, and Microsoft has amped up multiplayer in this release as well.
Recent Gears of War Stories
As I noted earlier today, PlayStation 4 gamers who pre-order Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare can download and start playing the bundled Modern Warfare Remastered today. Doing so is a great reminder of why the COD games are so great.
Since posting my Gears of War 4 review yesterday, I finally finished the grueling and tedious single player campaign, and I have a few more thoughts about Microsoft's rejuvenated gaming franchise, and the latest game, which could have been so much better.
I've always had a mixed reaction to the games in the Gears of War series, and as I noted in my latest review, that's true of Gears of War 4 as well. Here's a quick rundown of my experiences with this game franchise.
How you respond to Gears of War 4 will depend on your affection for the entire original Gears trilogy: This new game offers a stunning graphical upgrade, but it is highly derivative of the previous games, and is tediously repetitive.
If you were put off by the garish Xbox One S Gears of War 4 2 TB Bundle but still wanted to show off your Coalition colors, here's some good news: Microsoft has announced two new Gears of War 4 bundles that feature less controversial console designs.
Playing Gears of War: Ultimate Edition on Xbox One or Windows 10 isn't just rewarding in its own right---I actually finished the game, again, on Xbox One by the way---it's the best way to get in on the action in the coming Gears of War 4 Multiplayer Beta.
Today, Windows 10 gamers are getting a new blockbuster: Gears of War: Ultimate Edition. Like its predecessor, this remastered Gears game offers 4K graphics capabilities on the PC. And it costs just $30.
Almost a decade after it originally launched on the Xbox 360, the original Gears of War is back in remastered form for the Xbox One. The visuals are amazing.