Gears 5 was released on September 5, 2019 by Xbox Game Studios. The game was developed by The Coalition. Gears 5 is a third person shooter.

From one of gaming’s most acclaimed sagas, Gears is bigger than ever, with five thrilling modes and the deepest campaign yet. With all-out war descending, Kait Diaz breaks away to uncover her connection to the enemy and discovers the true danger to Sera – herself.

Gears 5 is the Metro: Exodus of the Gears of War saga. Playing the campaign showed that the game was smooth and scripted for the first chapter. After that the game was more open ended.

The game is designed primarily as a three player coop action shooter. A suite of multiplayer modes: Versus, Horde mode (now deeper with class-based system) and the all new Zombies-like Escape mode. The versus mode seems to be the best multiplayer mode.

There aren’t enough enemies, let alone characters to be interested in Horde or Escape modes. The game needs lots more of them, lots more.

One big issue I have with the game right now is the customization. There aren’t nearly enough characters in this game to play as is. Recall Gears 3 and the customization that game offered.

Lots of criticisms over the microtransactions given the AAA tier pricing. The game feels like it was made for both PC and consoles instead of feeling like a port. The performance of the game is good even on more modest machines.


Operating SystemWindows 7 x64 or better
CPUIntel Core i5 or better
Memory4 GB or more
Hard Drive Space2766 MB
Graphics HardwareGTX 960 or better
NetworkBroadband Internet Connection Required

Gears 5 supports split screen on the PC. This means the game can be played on a PC with a friend using two controllers. The Steam version still requires an Xbox account due to the cross platform play.