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.
Very happy performance wise. My almost 3 year old rig has an i7 4770K slightly OC, 16Gb Ram and a GTX Titan Black and could run this game at around 70-80fps (or locked 60) in 1080p with everything (and I mean EVERYTHING) set to ultra. And even though I didn't fiddle with it much there is room for supersampling and get an even crispier image on my old rig.
There are loads of pc options and I didn't feel I missed any option. You could turn motion blur completely off and you could increase the FOV up to 100, options that often are missing on **** ports.
I think as far as the port goes MS should have cudos for finally releasing a good one.
Using the windowsstore is what it is, not a fan tbh and It did take alot more time than I'm used to, to download and install the game. And once done it didn't patch it, I had to start the game for it to realise that and then it gave me all kinds of error codes when trying to patch it. I quick restart and I managed to get the patch. But once all the windowstore crap was done it ran flawless on my rig.
And the game looks very good with potential for looking even more stellar with a newer and better rig. It seems very well optimised on pc to be able to run in 4k at 60fps without requiring too much of a rig.
As for the game itself it is a Gears game, no more no less. It doesn't surprise and innovate really but it doesn't disappoint either.
The shooting and action is solid albeit a bit repetetive, the whole game is moving from one area to the next doing the exact same thing. The game does not reward exploration and it doesn't mix the formula or gameplay style for variety. But what is there is good.
Story is okay but got an abrupt ending wich left alot unexplained. I feel they could have fleshed out some bits a bit more.
The singleplayer took me around 8-9h to complete on normal. But there is replayability here. I will play the campaign again on a higher difficulty in coop once my friend gets the game. And then there is multiplayer VS or Horde mode to expand your playtime if you are into that.
I would say that if you are a SP guy only and the multiplayer or coop does not interest you that much, then what this game offers might be a bit lacking and I'd rate it at around a 7/10. But if you are into coop/multiplayer and because it was such a good solid pc port and the fact that it not only offers coop, it offers a full campaign coop to boot AND local coop even on the pc version... I will crank that score up.
With The Coaltion at the reins Gears is in safe hands, and we're genuinely intrigued to see what happens next. [Issue#257, p.64]
I'm not one of those 10-year veterans but this game is amazing. I finished campaign on insane and it was intense, interesting and require a lot of patience.
The horde 3.0 mode is awesome.
If I have to give one reason to not buy this game, it could only be achievements being too hard. Seriously 4.0 is basically torturing gamers.
Gears of War 4 is a worthy successor to the series and an enjoyable game overall, especially if you are fan of blistering and intense action games. It doesn't reinvent the wheel, it plays mainly into the "safe" net that was built by Epic Games, but for PC users who couldn't play any of the latest games of the franchise, GOW 4 is a great opportunity to find out about it.
Bought the Gears of War HD , but now they offer Gears of War 4 with all that included it seems.
It's also tied to the anniversary edition of Windows 10 and I still can't backup and restore the game to another computer. At nearly 60gb download and an internet datacap at home this does not work. I also noticed that they are discontinuing apps in the microsoft store for being .."Too old". So if I had a computer crash and I want to restore my game but they have removed it because it's "too old", it seems you are out of luck. They have to drop the price on this drastically to make it worth a PC gamers time and effort to install.
Overall great, that they have come out with Gears of War 4, terrible marketing push and restrictive buying options (No steam) for PC gamers. This should be generally available on disk or as a download through other vendors.
Most obvious are the efforts of artists and designers: Sera after two decades of peace looks much more vibrant, and every location – even local mines – is instantly recognizable. Gameplay, on the other hand, hasn’t changed in its core – but it’s much more polished now (which is especially noticeable if you compare it to recent remake of first Gears of War). [Issue#213, p.50]
Probably one of the most optimized PC games this year.
Also a great game with solid gameplay. Glad to be back on PC.
And yeah as others have said, honestly the game is just about perfect. It runs great, it's fun as hell, and the multiplayer will keep you at it for awhile. Some people might find some dull points in the story but for me, it honestly is a great **** game.
Gears 4 takes only half measures. It discards a lighthearted adventure premise for another fate-of-humanity monster invasion. It gives up on the anti-militarist bent of its early fight against the COG for another plot about soldiers trying to save humanity.
An experience you’ll walk away from with a big smile on your face – in campaign, Versus, and Horde modes alike. It’s about as good of a franchise reawakening as I could’ve hoped for.
Great game. Good optimization for PC. Split secren in local coop is a must to play with a friend. The horde mode is superb. Good job Coalitio/Microsoft.
A serviceable campaign is augmented by a very robust multiplayer offering. Gears of War 4 offers spectacular graphics and great PC performance, but the story feels unfinished.
Gears of War 4 is the best Gears yet. Don't expect a revolution, but a refinement of all of the aspects that make Gears great, including an over-the-top, almost cartoonish campaign, and a kick-ass upgrade of Horde mode. It's also a flawless representative of Microsoft's new "Play Anywhere" and Universal Windows Platform initiatives.