Gears of War: Ultimate Edition for Xbox One
Xbox One

Gears of War: Ultimate Edition

Aug 25, 2015
8.30
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Good
175th of 4977

Trailer, Gameplay, & Screenshots

About this game

Developer: The Coalition
Content Rating: Mature

Summary

The story of “Gears of War” thrusts gamers into a deep and harrowing battle for survival against the Locust Horde, a nightmarish race of creatures that surfaced from the bowels of the planet. Players live and breathe the role of Marcus Fenix. A disgraced former war hero, Marcus seeks personal redemption as he leads his fire team against an onslaught of merciless warriors from below.

Gamer Reviews

2961 Reviews
8.39
whatoplay
0 review
NA
Feb 29, 2020
It was better than the original version on the xbox 360. This updated version offers much of the same gameplay but with some new material that I feel is worth to try even if you have played the original game before.
Kyubeo

Kyubeo

Mar 27, 2021
8.00
Kamil Jakubowski

Kamil Jakubowski

Mar 25, 2021
9.00
Kishore Sainath

Kishore Sainath

Mar 14, 2021
8.90
CrampedJungle80

CrampedJungle80

Oct 14, 2020
8.80
Kingdave44

Kingdave44

Oct 7, 2020
9.00

Aggregate Gamer Reviews

Critic Reviews

47 Reviews
8.20
Nick PlessasAug 28, 2015
Is this a lot of bang for your buck? Absolutely, and those who pride themselves on being fans of the series should be excited. However, all this new content doesn’t alter the foundation of how the title plays, and in some cases it even exacerbates it. Gears of War set a standard for third-person shooters, but having that in mind, those who attempt to get into it now will quickly realize how far the industry has evolved past it.
Brett MakedonskiAug 24, 2015
Again, Gears of War is fantastic when it's just unadulterated combat. By today's standards, eight-person multiplayer should seem tiny, but it really doesn't. There's always plenty of fray to be found. Maps are designed in a nice, symmetric way so that everything's balanced. ...Whether the campaign or multiplayer, Gears of War undoubtedly succeeds in constantly entertaining. The Ultimate Edition takes that to a new level through optimized gameplay, smoother controls, and updated visuals. Most importantly, it makes this classic relevant again.
Matt MillerAug 26, 2015
The Coalition has done this remake right, with attention to detail and an eye toward fan desires. Gameplay feels dated in both campaign and versus, but in many ways that’s a testament to the excellence of the original and that it’s held up as well as it has. New and old players alike should feel no hesitation about seeing this as the definitive way to play the opening story of the Gears epic. The new edition doesn’t remake the cog, but it certainly makes it shiny again