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The fourth instalment of the hugely popular Gears of War series is the first to be developed by The Coalition (as opposed to Epic Games) but fear not Gears lovers, the new team hasn’t let the standards slip. To quote the film Dodgeball, you’ll still have to dodge, dip, duck, dive and…… well actually I’d recommend ducking again as opposed to dodging but you get the idea!

Set 25 years after the Locust and Lambent were ‘defeated’ (spoiler alert) using the Imulsion Countermeasure weapon, the reformed COG now rule with an iron fist, exerting control over the population with an army of robots known as DBs. Unhappy with the state of current affairs, some people have deserted the COG and are now living in exile. J.D. Fenix (son of Marcus) is one of these “Outsiders” and along with Anya Stroud and his friends Delmont Walker and Kait Diaz will have to the battle the DB army just to survive.

The bad news for J.D. and co. is that while the Imulsion Countermeasure weapon may have wiped out all the Locust, it also destroyed the use of fossil fuels and unleashed powerful windstorms called “Windflares,” across the planet. So now they’re forced to battle the elements as well as the robot army. However they soon find out that the DBs may not be the only threat. A new force appears that threatens humanity’s survival and there’s only one man that can stop them. Will J.D’s hardest mission be convincing his old man to come out of retirement to save the planet? Probably not! With all new weapons and some new manoeuvres thrown in too, Gears of War 4 is all action from start to finish and will only leave you wanting more!

Game Information

Release Date
11th October 2016
Microsoft Studios
Total Rating
Content Rated
M (Mature)
Game Modes
Single player, Multiplayer, Co-operative, Split screen
Player Perspectives
Third person
Action, Science fiction, Horror
PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox One