Editorials Reviews Previews Essays Worth Playing
Essays 11 May 2022, 20:00

author: Darius Matusiak

A wannabe fighter pilot, racing driver, and a spec-op; an adventurer and a space marine – hence, a gamer. I’ve been playing games since Wing Commander, and writing since Destiny.

Best Games to Play in Xbox Game Pass 2022

"Netflix for games" or Xbox Game Pass subscription provides access to over a hundred great titles. Here are 17 most interesting games from Microsoft's subscription service that we find the most worthwhile.

Gears 5

  1. Year: 2019
  2. Developer: The Coalition / Black Tusk Studios
  3. Genre: TPP shooter
  4. Platforms: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, cloud
  5. In a nutshell: the iconic TPP Xbox shooter

What is Gears 5 about?

A continuation of the famous TPP sci-fi shooter series with a great cover system. The main character is Kait Diaz, known from part four, who goes to the planet Sera to investigate the origin of the main enemy of humanity in Gears, namely, the Locust. The iconic Lancer rifle returns with its chainsaw mode and a ton of other guns useful for taking out the vermin you encounter. The entertainment is diversified by unique locations as well as sequences in semi-open stages, which we can traverse in a special sledge with a sail. The story campaign is complemented by a multiplayer mode, which allows for cooperative play and PvP clashes.

What makes it worth playing?

Just like Halo, Gears 5 is a part of another iconic Microsoft series that you should at least try. The latest installment guarantees the best audio-visual experience, but it can also be an invitation to get acquainted with the previous Gears of War games, even though many of them are exclusively available on consoles. Each of them offers a lot of action and spectacular clashes with hordes of aliens. For dessert, there's a much more tactical spin-off Gears Tactics, in which battles with the Locust are fought in a turn-based system, similar to the XCOM cycle.

  1. Gears 5 in our encyclopedia
Trek to Yomi

Trek to Yomi

Hades

Hades

Forza Horizon 5

Forza Horizon 5

Microsoft Flight Simulator

Microsoft Flight Simulator

SnowRunner

SnowRunner

A Plague Tale: Innocence

A Plague Tale: Innocence

Death's Door

Death's Door

Gears 5

Gears 5

Halo: The Master Chief Collection

Halo: The Master Chief Collection

Hitman Trilogy

Hitman Trilogy

See/Add Comments