Gears 5, deceptively, is the sixth entry in the Gears of War series, and it is the first one to drop “of War” from the name. The Gears of War series has been full of excellent single-player for a long time, as well as cooperative RPGs, and Gears 5 is no exception.
Gears 5 was met with general appreciation upon its release, and fans and critics alike argued that it made an excellent addition to the series despite being only the second Gears game developed by The Coalition. While it doesn’t provide anything novel in terms of game and story, it’s still an excellent, action-packed experience.
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Gears 5 focuses on two things: a woman named Kait, and a race of creatures called Locust. Kait, an outsider, is a descendant of the Locust, and through the events of the story, she finds out more about her family, her connection to the Locust, and the Swarm.
While a character called JD Fenix has been the main focus in previous games, the developers intentionally chose to focus on Kait for Gears 5. Nevertheless, he is still present in the story and appears to help Kait throughout.
All in all, Gears 5 is a very StarCraft-meets-Halo-style game that combines aspects of sci-fi with the tactics of a third-person shooter. Fans of the Gears series and newcomers alike will find the game enjoyable.
- Release Date: September 10th, 2019
- Platforms: PC, Xbox One
- Genre: RPG (TPS)
- Developer: The Coalition
- Publisher: Xbox Game Studios
Minimum System Requirements
- OS: Windows 7 (SP1) / 10 (64-bit)
- CPU: AMD FX-6000 series / Intel i3 Skylake
- RAM: 8 GB
- GPU: AMD Radeon R9 280 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 (Windows 10) / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Windows 7)
- HDD: 80 GB
Recommended System Requirements
- OS: Windows 10 (64-bit)
- CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 / Intel i5 Skylake
- RAM: 8 GB
- GPU: AMD Radeon RX 570 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 (Windows 10) / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660ti (Windows 7)
- HDD: 80 GB
Optimal PC Builds
Gears 5 came out in late 2019, and that newness combined with the advanced nature of the game’s graphics creates a rather demanding game. If you need a clue as to how beefy this game truly is, just take a look at how much hard disk space it requires!
However, since this game is only single-player or cooperative, it doesn’t need as much CPU support as a game such as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare does. As a result, despite being graphically intense, most mid-range PCs should be able to play the game on adjusted settings. Upper mid-tier PCs should be able to run this game on maxed settings.