Gamespot: Late in the story of Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, Marcus Fenix kicks down the front door of his childhood home. He finds the wallpaper peeling, the furniture in disarray, and a fine layer of dust blanketing every surface.
Still a good score.. Can't wait to play gears
Seriously, who really cares about the score for this game? Everyone knows EXACTLY what they are getting because the game has been out for years. It's not like anyone is really going to buy this and go "Holy crap, this didn't meet my expectations". Same as all the other redone games, Uncharted, TLoU, Halo (sans network issues) etc. People who never played the originals can check the score of those games (the core gameplay is essentially the same). People who loved the originals and are buying this anyway would buy it even if it got a 1/10. Unless the game is actually broken, scores for redone games are IMO totally pointless.
I've gotta agree when the games are simple remasters. The Gears UE might warrant a rescore though considering all of the upgrades & improvements that went into it bringing it more in line w/ an actual remake vs. a remaster. Of course, these changes aren't necessarily always for the best, so the scores should fluctuate in consideration to the final quality. What I didn't understand was the downgrade in scores for the God of War 3 remaster when nothing was actually changed and it was essentially only a resolution and framerate bump. GoW III for the ps3 currently sits at a 91 on mc, while the remaster for the ps4 sits at an 82. How can a game lose nearly 10 points when it is essentially the exact same game made a bit prettier and smoother? That is pretty bogus to me, illustrates the issues w/ current day games journalism really.
@jb227 I disagree and here's why. I know I'll catch flak from the Nintendo fanboys, but I'm going to say this anyways. (Keep in mind I'm not dissing your games, just using it as an example) Gaming is constantly evolving, it is not static, standards change. Something like Ocarina of Time which received universal praise and virtually perfect scores is dated. If you took that game and just prettied it up and re-released it, by modern standards there is no way it would score 9s and 10s. Same rings true for any game. I love GOW III, but in the 5 years since it's release we've had good hacknslash games like DMC and Bayonetta that it now needs to be judged against, not in a vacuum.
Didn't expect anything lower than a 8. Still getting this DAY 1!
Its gamespot, they always like to lower it by around a point
So they should have given Metal gear solid 11/10? :p
10/10 - Gamespot, Too much stealth.
Even worse than the Master Chief collection. GOW has aged badly and a new gloss of paint doesn't fool me.
Are you sure about that ? After you said, i don't know about this.
I think it looks good. The AI seems to be as dumb as it was back then but still not too bad. My problem with this remaster is being 30fps... There's no reason for a remaster to be 30fps - I know MP is 60fps, but still doesn't make sense to have the campaign capped at 30fps. Anyway for Gears fans this is a good game.
Still the best MP experience of last gen by a mile. Will be just as good this gen.
@WellyUK that's pretty subjective, you could prefer Justin Bieber over the Beattles and it wouldnt matter, whats best for you may be average for others.
This is just 1 review for shits sakes, you guys just love blowing something out of nothing
Sparsed... Just like your trolling doesn't fool anyone.
That hurts man.
One more day to go nice.
MGSV is ruin this already forgotten game. Time to move to better things MS. Gears, Forza and Halo ran its course on 360 with the constant releases.
MGS? wtf?! you reaize that game is multi-plat and COMPLETLY different, why you idiots are comparing it to GOW is beyond me lmao.
Just normal for ratings like this I mean it is a Microsoft exclusive were talking about and it is the best ever tps mp game made so the hate is going to be normal guys. Cant wait until tomorrow @iistuii It's gamespot they need the clicks man lol
They gave the original 9.6. Now it's better graphics, higher framerate & resolution, added extra MP & SP content dedicated servers & now it's a 7... Like you I'm ready to play, but it's very strange how they scored it this time...
Noo, this is not lovely. Me no like xbox but this is a must buy for mp just like the last of us mp. Its only for pro. Will be getting this game on pc :).. 10/10 back in its time and still is for me, its the only game that made me not regret buying an xbox... 🙉
In reality 7 isn't even a bad score. Considering this is on a 10 point scale, it's 2 points above average which would put it in the worth your time box. But nowadays 7 seems to be average to people. What the hell like?? Nothing wrono with a 7 at all. Having said that there other reviews are all coming in with 8s and 9s meaning these guys probably dropped it to a seven with the same frame of mind as everyone else that 7 is bad just to gain hits from the controversy. Others are coming in great which is awesome! Really can't wait to play this! I live in Ireland so it doesn't release till Friday :( I hope everyone who gets it tomorrow enjoys the awesome remaster :) I'll catch up with you guys on Friday and kick your asses online ;)
it's 1.5 higher than the average score (Average of 10 is 5.5). You're thinking of median.
It's the same game that released in 06, it's called a remaster. They improved the visuals and the MP. If it's the same game but better, how does it go from a 9.6 to a 7? If there's issues with the story then the original should be knocked down for that to. If they changed to much people would of complained. Damned if they do, damned if they don't i guess.
Standards increase over time. I'm guessing that's why. Same thing happened with the GOW3 remaster. You really shouldn't worry about this. Its really a minor issue. Gamers know that its a great game and that's all that matters.
Yeah not worried, these reviews are just a bit frustrating. I'm part of the PC master waits.. So who knows when i'll get to play it anyway. "Same thing happened with the GOW3 remaster" Yup, disagreed with the other remaster reviews too. But the GOW 3 remaster did score higher than this, which is a bit unfair because Gears UE has an overhauled MP, completely redone cut-scenes (which cost a fortune to do), The skins and characters from the the later Gears and new campaign missions. But.. opinions and all that.
Rev your chainsaws boys! I'm not in a rush to get Gears.. I only want to play campaign mode. :)
shame as your missing out on the best part of Gears 1.
I get my ass kicked on Gear online lol.. It's hardcore. ^_^.. I'd rather play Halo.. I still play Gear online casually.. but it isn't my favorite thing about it. I prefer Story mode.
ah gears 1 for me is all about the MP, however I won't be picking this up because I feel it would just ruin all the great memories I had playing gears 1 on 360.
That's what I say about Metal Gear. No rush for me. I'll wait until it's cheaper, like ground zeros, as metal gears MP doesn't do anything for me and the campaign can wait. I did the same with the last metal gear on PS3 and I was perfectly fine with that
This is a remaster of an awesome game serving as a warm up for a new Gears team and also an inexpensive welcome to new players and old alike. It's been remastered well with a dedicated servers, new map, new multiplayer modes, drop in drop out co op, all new cut scenes, 60fps multiplayer and it looks great. The fact some are comparing this to metal gear a brand new game is a joke, If your that desperate to compare 2 consoles/games for internet points I pity you. Gears looks great for an old game, Remaster done the right way and not just a reskin which we know can happen with remasters. Metal gear speaks for itself, It's Kojima's last hurrah for the series and despite all the issue's you can always trust him to produce awesomeness. It's time to put down the wooden swords and get ready for school, The holidays are over and I for one expect reasonable and thoughtful discussion on articles instead of toilet wars. Going back to the game, It's a shame the AI has not been tweaked and you get the old time where it doesn't trigger the next sequence, Perhaps they will update that but you really should be playing this with a co op partner. It's a much better game that way. Also if you never played Gears don't forget you can play original x360 versions of Gears, Gears 2, Gears 3 and GoW Judgement when back compat lands later this year. Grab a friend and enjoy a taste of amazing gaming to whet your appetite for Gears 4.
The negatives given in the review do not warrant a 7/10. A.I. That sometimes walks into danger sometimes and having to reload checkpoints because you don't know where to go on an on rails shooter. These negatives seem like nitpicking to me. That's fine and all but 7/10 is just ridiculous. You need to have more bad bullet points for that.
Why didn't they make a trilogy of it instead?
because gears 1 is the best by miles.
Storywise yes, but the co-op in Gears 3 was really good. I especially loved the Horde mode 2.0. I just think it would make more sense to release it as a trilogy.
Because Gears 1, is approaching a significant 10 year milestone as a franchise.
Fair enough. But it shouldn't retail for $39.99. Kinda steep imo.
@IMO- It comes with Gears 1-3, Judgement, and Gears 4 Beta access. I'd say it's a pretty good deal.
Two things to point out here with this trend. First, I noticed that people are attacking low scores, but not the overall score. Next, (and this is coming from someone who own all three consoles), it was never gears vs mgs. If it was, mgs would've been an exclusive to PS4. with that said, this fanboy crap really needs to stop. I can play street fight on my PS4 and I can play KI on my X1. I'm still waiting on my zelda for the Wii U. Just enjoy the games. we're not receiving any money from any of the companies. SMDH
What I find funny is how people say xbox and pc numbers are some how different . Don't the sales of a game on microsofts win 10 pc's and microsofts Xbox go into microsofts big pile of money. I would say yes . So when it comes to numbers , wouldn't it be games sold on a Microsoft system .?
The reviewer claims he got lost in Gears, and I knew immediately that nothing he wrote following that comment should be taken seriously.
I honestly don't know how someone could get lost in a Gears of War game. And that's coming from someone who's played through all of the Gears games.
Their personal bias clouded their ability to navigate through an extremely linear game.
A remaster that is a lot better then before including p.c chapters never before released on consoles plus all dlc, yea that sounds like a nice "remaster". Hmm, "remaster" this site gave the game in '06 an 9.something (can't remember) but now its "remaster" not "remake" gets a 7? I am not mad about it rather just horribly confused. I can understand the 7 if this new version somehow broke the mold for worse or had bad screen tearing or a flaky frame rate, but to show its a standing testament to the first by being as good with better added features yet remain the "same game" and still lower the score cause, why? .....And that's where i am horribly confused. Also did they and others review this without playing through it's multiplayer, cause that's kind of weird too.
7/10 isn't a bad score. This just means that the original probably wasn't as good as the original review said it was or standards have changed.
Nope, it's just mean that this dude has different opinion than most reviewers out there.
Gamespot the haters of xbox, making a x1 review lol. Metacritic: 84
What really sucks is that there is absolutely no point in going 2night to a midnight release and picking this up.... It'll take forever to install off the disc. No way to experience this goodness until Tuesday night. Gotta work. Ridiculous. MS needs to fix this problem.
Only on N4G would an X1 game be scoring higher than the last two PS4 exclusives on Metacritic (BS site, but still it's the measuring stick here)...yet the story that makes the top 10 is the lowest score for this game I have seen. We don't all have to like every game, but anyone saying that Rapture and Until Dawn deserve a 9 or higher, shouldn't be pretending Gears deserves a 7.
Microsoft just bury their customers in Halo and Gears, year in, year out.... They are both overrated and seem to get free passes from most sites. (Insta 9+)
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