Gears of War is a third-person sci-fi military shooter video game published by Microsoft Game Studios and developed by Epic Games. It was released for Microsoft Windows and Xbox 360 in 2006. Gears of War Ultimate Edition is a remastered edition of the original game. It was released on 25 August, 2015 for Xbox One. Release date for the Ultimate Edition PC version has not been announced yet. The Ultimate Edition features five campaign chapters which were exclusive to the PC version of the original game.
Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Review
Gears of War Ultimate Edition features many new visual effects and mechanics which instantly attract the fans of the original game. It provides enhanced gameplay experience from start to finish.
In Gears of War, you are always pushing forward, using your tactics and weapons, focusing on shooting the enemies, with an amazing storyline keeping you engaged. The core action gameplay is still present, with some upgrades of the original cover-shooting experience and a few other aspects of the game.
No matter which Gears game you play, Gears of War is standout amongst all others. And Ultimate Edition of the game brings back old memories with a style.
Gears of War Ultimate Edition Gameplay
Graphically, the game has been fully upgraded with the latest 1080p visual effects. Which means the characters, environments, cinematic scenes, lighting, etc. have all been visually upgraded to verify that Gears of War Ultimate Edition is a real HD remaster of the original game.
Gears of War Ultimate Edition PC Version will be even more visually stunning. While the gameplay and layout of the game are similar to the original game, the characters and environments feel up to date, the detailing aspect of the gameplay is really good. There are many deft touches with new backgrounds and landscape features that make the gameplay richer. The overall effect is quite amazing.
Ultimate Edition doesn’t change things on a graphics level only, it features a variety of design and content changes. Cooperative mode now features drop in and drop out option, meaning you can join the game anytime, even in the middle of a chapter. Ultimate Edition also allows separate difficulty options for individual players in the cooperative mode.
Gears of War Ultimate Edition Achievements
There are a total of 56 achievements in Gears of War Ultimate Edition. Most of the achievements are unlocked by progressing in the story mode. For example, ‘Welcome to Delta Squad’ achievement is unlocked after completing Act 1 Chapter 1 at any difficulty. Other achievements are unlocked by performing certain activities, for example, ‘Time to Remember’ achievement is unlocked by Recovering 11 COG Tags on any difficulty. A complete list of achievements is available on the internet.
Gears of War Ultimate Edition Characters
The core gameplay focuses on the main character Marcus Fenix, with Delta Squad including members Augustus Cole, Dominic “Dom” Santiago, and Damon Baird. There are many unlockable side characters. They are unlocked on different levels in the game. For example, Samantha Byrne can be unlocked on Level 5, Spotter can be unlocked on Level 23, etc. There are some beta characters as well.
Gears of War Ultimate Edition Walkthrough
Gears of War Ultimate Edition is a tactical third person shooter video game. The gameplay and map is linear, but you never know when you need a walkthrough to progress in the game. Also the game features many unlockable weapons, achievements, and characters. Walkthrough comes in handy when you want to unlock certain weapons or achievements in the game. You can easily find locations of secret unlockable items in the game by following a walkthrough.