Game overview/synopsis

Gears of War is a third person shooter game series, with an over-the-shoulder style camera that follows the action up close.

The story follows a group of war heroes who are fighting to protect humanity from hordes of aliens.

The series focuses on using cover to tactically engage the enemy in battle to avoid taking damage. While behind cover, the player can fire blindly, throw grenades, or aim away from cover and fire.

The player can regenerate their health by staying out of harm’s way for a short while.

If a player is incapacitated, they can be ‘revived’ by another teammate within a certain time limit.

Gears of War 4: Blurb

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.

–  Never Fight Alone: Enjoy two-player co-op campaign with friends locally via split-screen or over Xbox Live.

–  Horde 3.0: Team up with four others and battle wave after wave of increasingly difficult enemies by choosing your combat class, leveling up your skills and deploying fortifications anywhere on the map.

–  Explosive Versus Multiplayer: Compete online in new and favorite game types, all at 60fps on dedicated servers. A new visible ranking system means fairer matchmaking for social, competitive and professional players alike.

–  Redefined Cover Gameplay: New weapons, close-cover combat moves and combat-knife executions turn each piece of cover into an offensive opportunity.

Xbox One, PC
Typical game length: 5-10mins
Players: 4v4
Genre: Shooter
Price: Around £40-£50
Latest release: Gears of War 4
Publisher: Microsoft
Notable tournaments: Gears of War Pro Circuit
Popularity: 22m+ copies sold overall
Twitch: 2.7m hours watched in October 2016 across all viewers
Launched: October 2016
Pegi age rating: 18
Other Pegi info: Extreme violence , violence towards defenceless people, strong language

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