Gears 5, deceptively, is the sixth entry in the Gears of War series, though it is the first one to drop “of War” from the name. The Gears of War series has long been full of excellent single-player 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 only being 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.

Gear 5

About

Gears 5 focuses on two things: a woman names Kait, and a race of creatures called Locust. Kait is an outsider who is descended from 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 focus on Kait for Gears 5. However, he is still present in the story and appears to help Kait along 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

System Benchmarks

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
Gear 5 System Benchmarks

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. 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.

If you’re looking to push resolution gaming with this title, you’ll most assuredly want to move up to a more expensive PC, such as something from our high-end PC builds.

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