VGChartz's Lee Mehr: "Chainsaws attached to assault rifles, splattered remains of a monstrous horde, and mobile fridges wearing cog-shaped dog tags can only mean more from the Gears of War franchise. There are tweaks to its name (foolishly) and attitude (smartly), which The Coalition has been adamant over. Whereas Gears of War 4 focused more on iteration and polish, Gears 5 experiments with previously-held templates in respect to single player and cooperative modes. You still know what to expect, but how these tweaks expand the series’ horror-action vocabulary warrant high praise. And I would be fully onboard if technical issues didn’t crop up so often."