Gears of War 4 – Review

[Image shows a video game cover. It says Xbox One at the top. Towards the bottom it says, Gears of War 4 with the 4 being in a different color than the title. It shows three characters each holding guns and in an action like stance. Rating M for Mature 17+ at the bottom left corner]

Gears of War will always be one of my favorite video game franchises. For every game, I would try and complete every campaign on the insanity difficulty which is the hardest difficulty in the game. Marcus, Dom, Cole, and Baird each had unique personalities that turned them into amazing teams. When I heard Gears of War 4 was being developed, my initial thought was is this necessary? While I enjoyed playing Gears of War 4, I kept thinking to myself if the series should have ended at Gears of War 3.

For those who aren’t huge Gears of War fans, here is a brief overview of the games. Sera is the fictional planet that Gears takes place on. At the end of Gears of War 3, an imulsion countermeasure was released wiping out the Lambent and the Locust which are the evil creatures in the game. 25 years later, humanity has been affected heavily by this imulsion. Cities are walled-off to prevent the decline of humanity and “outsiders” are humans who oppose this action. J.D. Fenix (Marcus’s son), Kait Diaz, and Del Walker are a part of this group who travel between cities and violate all sorts of international laws.

As the group attempt to steal supplies from the C.O.G (which is the army that Marcus, Dom, Cole, and Baird were a part of) they’re attacked by “the Swarm” a group of creatures that aren’t human. The group tries to find Kait’s mother who was kidnapped by the creatures.

I will say that Kait is my favorite character in the group as the Gears games had mostly male characters to play as. The action sequences in this game were entertaining as I’m the person who enjoys hiding in a corner and taking out enemies from afar.

Overall, I enjoyed the game because I like the mechanics of the Gears games. Was this game necessary? It’s tough to say. I think there’s nothing wrong with ending the series on a high note. Gears of War 4 was fun to play, but I also think the franchise could have been left alone.

9 thoughts on “Gears of War 4 – Review

  1. Thank you for the post! I’m in love with Gears of War as well (although I haven’t touched the campaign yet lol). As far as multiplayer I’m very happy with it, other than you know shooting blanks lol. I’m sure I’ll get around to the story but I like using Kait as well. In past Gears titles I always used Cole Train or Baird so using a new character is unfamiliar territory. Have a great weekend!

    -Luna 🙂


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  3. Finally got to your article! I feel the same way about the ending. It was frustrating to go through an entire campaign and feel like little was resolved. I understand that they are setting it up for more games (I hope), but in previous Gears they at least resolved the issue at hand before adding a cliffhanger. I also loved Kait’s character! Well developed and not overly sexualized. I want to learn more about all the newbies!


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