‘Gears Of War 5’ Is Beautiful In A Way Nothing Else On Xbox One Or PS4 Can Match

Gears of War 5 may be the best looking game of this entire console generation, across Xbox One X or PS4 Pro.

Kribwalker1485d ago

I’d agree with that statement. All of that at a buttery smooth 60fps is an amazing feat that can’t be denied. If the next gen can lock 60fps with graphics upgrades i’ll be quite happy

lxeasy1485d ago (Edited 1485d ago )

If Next Gen games look as beautiful as Gears 5 and run as smoothly then we are in for a treat like no other. Although I will say, to say that nothing on PS4 can match those graphics is a bit extreme. There is no denying Gears 5 is one of the most gorgeous games to release this Gen along side Forza Horizon 4. However PS4 has Gorgeous games as well like God of War and Uncharted 4.

AngelicIceDiamond1485d ago

Too true Gears is ONE of the top better looking games of the gen but not the absolute best looking. Its sits comfortably along side, GOW, Uncharted, TombRaider, The Witcher 3, HZD, FH4 and RDR2.

Its weird that nobody really mentions The Order but that game looks good as well.

umair_s511485d ago

I think gears 5 looks as good as UC4 and runs twice as fast.

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DaDrunkenJester1485d ago

The thing with comparing Gears to these other games is that you have to factor in that it is also running at 60fps, unlike GoW and UC4 and the games Angelic listed. It also only sacrifices down to 30fps when it does splitscreen co-op which again is something those other games don't provide.

I'd be willing to bet that Gears 5 could have surpassed these other titles in raw visuals if it didn't have to hit 60fps or have split-screen co-op to accommodate for.

carcarias1485d ago

I agree.

Unfortunately, journos feel they have to say ramp up their claims to get those precious clicks, rather than say something similar to your comment; something balanced, fair and more accurate.

He'll probably write a similar article after Last of Us 2 releases ;)

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Goukira1484d ago

true ! I got Gears 5 with Gamepass on PC and I'm running it on 4k 60fps with Ultra Settings. But I must say I was more in awe when I booted up God of War.

sprinterboy1484d ago

"If Next Gen games look as beautiful as Gears 5 and run as smoothly then we are in for a treat like no other"

I'm expecting better than gears 5 looking games next gen wether that be ps5 or scarlett.
I'd be well disappointed if nxt gen was just gears level?
Looks and plays great sure but I'm expecting that level and shitbkoads more.
Mind boggles at what Naught dog will do with nxt gen ryzen/navi.

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Master of Unlocking1484d ago

...or The Order 1886. Actually the latter sh@ts all over all the others graphics-wise, including Gears 5.

bluefox7551484d ago (Edited 1484d ago )

If gears had settled on a lower frame rate, then they'd probably be in the same league as Sony titles, but they didn't, and I appreciate that. I'll take frame rate over graphics any day. Even on PC though, it just isn't on the same level as other games. Definitely better than most from MS though. This has come from Forbes though, so to be expected.

umair_s511484d ago (Edited 1484d ago )

Looks like the PS4 is an embarrassment "for the players". Gears 5 destroys God of War.

Ceaser98573611484d ago


It's funny how Xbox gets an Exclusive after Along time and kids like you comes here to bash PS4 exclusive... Troll elsewhere kid.. Gears 5 is good no doubt but GOW was better... GOTY 2018 says it all...

umair_s511484d ago

@ Caesar
Sorry but God of War cannot match Gears 5 in terms of pure visuals. It is not even close. Gears is far better in terms of visuals than anything seen in PS4.

Ceaser98573611484d ago (Edited 1484d ago )

Nice try.. But like I said Gears 5 is good but Better than PS4 games visual wise?? Lmao!! It will take Years for MS team to get to Order 1886 level. Let alone GOW, Zero Dawn ... LOU 2 and DS will be on a different level. You can bash how much you want.. PS4 is leading for a reason. So keep bluffing yourself to make yourself feel better and enjoy your one exclusive which came after a long time..

Also stop confusing yourself. You first say Gears 5 looks UC4 level and then you say Gears looks better than any PS4 Games.
GOW visual is improved than UC4..

umair_s511484d ago

PS4 pro got beaten badly by gears 5. You guys need PS5 to match quality of gears 5. Keep trying but gears has surpassed PS exclusive. Thanks

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gravedigger1485d ago (Edited 1485d ago )

Funny thing is XboneX version has basically the same graphical fidelity as version on XboneS. Probably, since XboneX is most powerful console around, it wasn't so hard to push it up to 60fps and from 1080p-1800p dynamic res on XboneX.

Game is looks good, though.

lxeasy1485d ago

Xbox one X is 4K and 60fps
Xbox one S is 1080p 30 Fps
Not sure what you're talking about @gravedigger.

CBaoth1485d ago (Edited 1485d ago )


He's talking about the digital foundry piece that shows Gears 5 uses dynamic resolutions in order to maintain 60 FPS. The resolution drops as low as 1584p. This isn't a deal breaker by any means. Moving forward I expect to see every piece of software utilizing dynamic resolutions for backwards compatibility next gen. MS has been doing this since Halo 4. It should in theory make ps4/xbox one games render in 4K on next gen hardware w/o the need of patches (at least I hope) like 360 enhanced titles.


EDIT: at the 3 minute mark

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gravedigger1485d ago (Edited 1485d ago )

@Ixeasy :

Hey, Xbone fan, do some research!

Game isn't in native 4k on Xbonex nor native 1080p on XboneS. FAR from it. VGTech video :

Xbox One X uses a dynamic resolution with the lowest native resolution found being 1920x1080 and the highest native resolution found being approximately 3200x1800. A form of temporal reconstruction is used that can increase the pixel count to 3840x2160 and pixel counts at 3840x2160 are common due to this temporal reconstruction. The native resolution is higher for the 30fps real time cutscenes on Xbox One X with the lowest and highest native resolutions found during them being approximately 2773x1560 and 3840x2160 respectively.

Xbox One uses a dynamic resolution with the lowest native resolution found being 1280x720 and the highest native resolution found being 1920x1080. A form of temporal reconstruction is used that can increase the pixel count to 1920x1080 when the native resolution is below this figure. Pixel counts at 1920x1080 are common on the Xbox One. The lowest and highest native resolutions on Xbox One during the high quality real time cutscenes are the same as during gameplay, but the native resolution seems to be lower on average.


Btw. John Linneman from Digital Foundry admitted that he was wrong on resolution count on Resetera.

umair_s511485d ago

I don't know what you are talking about. Uncharted 4 only managed 1440p at 30fps. Gears 5 is minimum 1584p at 60 fps.

gravedigger1485d ago (Edited 1485d ago )



No shit, Gears 5 is minimum 1080p 60 on XboneX.

I gave you video link, now you trying to spin it. Trying so hard.

And like i said, John Linemann, who made the video at Digital Foundry, he admitted he was wrong on ERA.

umair_s511485d ago

@gravedigger It frequently runs at 2160p. Does Uncharted 4, HZD or God of War run at that resolution let alone with 60fps? What am I spinning?

badz1491484d ago


LOL you wish Gears 5 is native 4K60fps!

it's dynamic 4K. the X is not strong enough to push native 4K60fps with that visual

gravedigger1484d ago (Edited 1484d ago )


Frequently runs at 2160p? So, game is constantly in cut-scenes. Lol! What a shitty game then.

If you didn't read what VGTech wrote, game runs max at 1800p native during gameplay, lowest 1080p. Reconstructed 2160p ISN'T NATIVE. Did U4, GOW dropped to lowest 1080p like Gears 5? NEVER

Btw. did you really read what VGTech said? Yes, that's spinning! Constantly at 2160p! What a spin! LOL


VariantAEC1484d ago

Looks like gravedigger is right...
Not sure how robust RE verification is but this was posted by Dark1x

Quote: "I'm temporarily breaking my 'no posting on forums' rule to defend against this. I note that their performance results are almost exactly the same as mine in those same scenes (drops to low 50s with torn frames). However, I only tested those certain scenes as I had to manually add in a few torn frames here and there which the tools annoyingly missed - so it took hours to do the FPS tests. It sucks.

Secondly, I specifically did not mention the lowest resolution as I hadn't found one that low. Pay attention to the wording - values such as "XXX" and "YYY". That's not the minimum, those were the averages that I found - as in, numbers that popped up often. Even getting those numbers takes a long time and it's just not possible to produce a video of this scale while getting every single DRS value - honestly, dynamic resolutions stress me out to an unhealthy degree. It is not my specialty finding all possible values - I can only do that given hours of time to work with. That's something I've always struggled with.

I should never have covered this damn game. All it has brought me is misery from angry PlayStation fans. Internet mobs can go to [EXPLETIVE].

Alright, signing off again."

Funny how I feel the need to censor quotes here... Anyway most of that sounds perfectly reasonable and along the lines of something John might actually say.
Later in the thread a user now banned posted a link to an admittedly terrible YT video that looks at most of the claims DF made and remarkably debunks them rather solidly.
If you can get past the long and loud intro, uniformly terrible audio leveling, cursing and racial slurs being thrown around that 22 minute video actually does a good job demonstrating all the problems with the games visual make up. You can find the video here: https://youtu.be/lkxdlS-c6e...
Here is the link to the page where dark1x responded to a post on a VGtech video: https://www.resetera.com/th...
And a link to VGtech's own Gears 5 video analysis: https://youtu.be/M6v19Ffjs5...

umair_s511484d ago (Edited 1484d ago )

@ grave digger
He is talking about average resolution. Even then Gears is better. Lol. Hahahha

gravedigger1484d ago (Edited 1484d ago )


Average or not, minimum IS 1080p and surely is not 2160p FREQUENTLY nor Gears 5 is minimum at 1584p like you tried to spin it.

"Gears 5 is minimum 1584p"
" It frequently runs at 2160p"

It's actually FAR from reaching 2160p. Cheers!

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NarutoFox1485d ago (Edited 1485d ago )

If you think that's something just wait until you see the next upcoming games. It's funny how Kribwalker always post good Xbox one article's and bad review articles on Sony exclusives 🤔