NZGamer: "While originality was never something Gears of War aimed for, it knew what it wanted to do and did it very, very well. And it looked and sounded great doing it. Is that going to be enough to satisfy fans a fourth time round? Probably. And Judgment is every bit a great shooter. It’s just that - even this early in the year - it’s not the best looking, best sounding, or the most cinematic game of 2013."