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Gears of War: Ultimate Edition

A remastered edition of a famous Xbox 360 shooter game prepared for PC and the eight generation consoles by The Coalition Studio, which comprises largely of the creators of the original release.

Action | TPP | multiplayer | TPS | reeditions/remasters/remakes | co-op | shooters

Gears of War: Ultimate Edition cover

publisher : Microsoft Studios

Official website

Game mode: single / multiplayer

Multiplayer mode: Internet, players: 1-8

game release date:

25Aug2015

XONE

01Mar2016

PC

Gears of War: Ultimate Edition is a remastered edition of a third-person shooter from 2006 that started one of the most popular Xbox exclusive series. The transition from Xbox 360 onto Xbox One and PC was made possible by The Coalition developer team (previously known as Black Tusk), with Rod Fergusson – a long-term producer of the series – at the helm.

The game is set on an Earth-like planet called Sera, presently devastated by a long war for resources. Soon after a new source of energy is found, and a temporary ceasefire was achieved, a hostile alien race emerged from beneath the planet’s surface. In just several years the so-called Locust managed to wipe out nearly 80 percent of human population. Those who survived found shelter in underground bunkers. The story begins 14 years after the Emergence Day. You play as Marcus Fenix, a discredited war hero, convicted for desertion and sent together with his team to fight the Locust.

The third-person perspective gameplay featured in the game, is characterized by a very high pace. You fight with various types of aliens using a wide arsenal of weapons, which, while rather conventional (assault rifles, shotguns, grenades), have a distinctive futuristic vibe. The protagonist wears a heavy battle suit, impairing his movement speed, but increasing his chances in melee combat in return. Proper tactics is essential in combat, as you have to move around the battlefield carefully and use various covers (either existing or self-made, e.g. by knocking down furniture).

The remastered edition of Gears of War features five new campaign chapters adding 90 minutes to single player gameplay time, which were originally available only in the PC version. The player is put up against a new boss – the Brumak. The game also features a highly acclaimed multiplayer mode. The developers from The Coalition Studio expanded it with new modes, maps, 17 additional characters featured in Gears of War 3, dedicated servers, and matchmaking system.

Furthermore, Gears of War: Ultimate Edition can also boast greatly enhanced graphics. The game now supports 4K resolution both in single player and multiplayer.

PEGI Rating

Age rating. The PEGI rating considers the age suitability of a game, not the level of difficulty.Game contains bad language.Game contains depictions of violence.Online Game.

System requirements

PC / Windows

Recommended: Intel Core i5 3.5 GHz/AMD FX-8350 4.0 GHz, 16 GB RAM, graphic card 4 GB GeForce GTX 970/Radeon R9 290X or better, 60 GB HDD, Windows 10 64-bit
Minimum: Intel Core i5 2.7 GHz/AMD FX-6300 3.5 GHz, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 650/Radeon R7 260x or better, 60 GB HDD, Windows 10 64-bit

Gears of War: Ultimate Edition PC out today; official system requirements revealed

News 01 March 2016 15:00

Today Microsoft Studios released the long awaited Gears of War: Ultimate Edition on PC. Windows 10 port offers even better graphics than the Xbox One version, but that means really high system requirements.

Gears of War: Ultimate Edition and Killer Instinct coming early 2016

News 21 December 2015 13:04

Although there are still no solid dates, Microsoft said PC editions of Gears of War: Ultimate Edition and Killer Instinct are going to be released “not far into 2016”.