author: Darius Matusiak
Best Games Available in Game Pass (March 2023 update) Xbox and PC
Xbox Game Pass, aka "Netflix for games," provides access to over a hundred great games. Here are 17 most interesting titles you can find in Microsoft's subscription service.
- Year of release: 2019
- Developer: The Coalition / Black Tusk Studios
- Genre: TPP shooter
- Platforms: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, cloud
- 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.
- Gears 5 in our encyclopedia