Gears 5: Reviews

September 4, 2019

The reviews are in. Critics are calling Gears 5 “a spectacular return to form” and “the most ambitious campaign” that the series has ever had.

We couldn’t be more proud of the work our friends and colleagues at The Coalition have achieved with the campaign, and we cannot wait for multiplayer impressions to start dropping – and the game itself to be in the hands of you all!

You don’t have long to wait. Early access, for those of you who have either Xbox Game Pass Ultimate or Gears 5: Ultimate Edition Early Access, launches on September 5th (that’s tomorrow!) at 9pm in your local time zone.

If you’ve not opted for early access (why not?) the game launches worldwide on September 10th on PC and Xbox One.

We. Cannot. Wait.

If you need even more reasons to be excited then check out some of the reviews that have landed today:

The Verge: “Gears 5 is a spectacular return to form”

Polygon: “Gears 5 changes what it means to be Gears of War”

IGN: “Gears 5’s campaign doubles down on story and brings enough welcome gameplay improvements to make it a great ride.”

Rock, Paper, Shotgun: “Gears 5 left my belly nice and fat, and keen for the next course.”

Kotaku: “Gears 5 has the longest and most ambitious campaign that Gears of War has ever done”

Gameinformer: “Gears has never been better”

If you want a full roundup of the reviews then head over to OpenCritic or Metacritic to read more.

We cannot wait to see everyone online in just a few short days.