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 5: Blurb

The world is crumbling. The Swarm has corrupted the Coalition’s robot army and is descending upon human cities. With danger closing in, Kait Diaz breaks away to uncover her connection to the enemy and discovers the true danger to Sera – herself.

Escape: Outrun the bomb, outsmart the Swarm, and escape the Hive! Escape is a new, aggressive, high-stakes co-op mode featuring a three-player suicide squad that must work together to take out enemy hives from within.

Versus: May the best team win! Rack up points and trade up for superior weapons in Arcade, a frenetic playlist built for jump-in, over-the-top fun. With ten other game types plus new and classic maps, Versus rewards every competitive style, from casual to pro.

Horde: Can you and four friends endure waves of ever-stronger enemies and bosses? Survive using new hero abilities, building defenses, collecting power, leveling up your skills and working as a team.

There’s also three-player campaign co-op and more.

Xbox One, PC
Typical game length: 5-10mins
Players: 4v4
Genre: Shooter
Price: Around £40-£50
Latest release: Gears 5
Publisher: Microsoft
Notable tournaments: Pro League, Majors, World Championship
Popularity: 22m+ copies sold overall
Twitch: 2.7m hours watched in October 2016 across all viewers
Launched: September 2019
Pegi age rating: 18
Other Pegi info: Gross violence towards human-like characters, use of sexual expletives

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