The Decline of Gears - Reviews of Each Gears Game from Microsoft Store

This post is intended to acknowledge that this current iteration of Gears has been, by far, the most disappointing Gears to date. There are many here voicing their concern with the direction of the franchise, and are in some cases being called cry-babies or toxic or (insert moniker here)…

It should be known that the Gears community was not always this way - that the overwhelming majority of people are posting negative reviews about Gears 5 is a true indication that this game is regressing rapidly.

Let the reviews speak for themselves, and notice the overwhelming lack of “toxic” reviews for the former titles in the series compared to now:

Gears of War: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/gears-of-war/bpn08zdrpsfk?activetab=pivot:reviewstab

Gears of War 2: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/gears-of-war-2/c1sdbnrfxt1d?activetab=pivot:reviewstab

Gears of War 3: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/gears-of-war-3/bpkdqssfq9wv?activetab=pivot:reviewstab

Gears of War: Judgment: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/gears-of-war-judgment/bshmmgrp84n4?activetab=pivot:reviewstab

Gears of War: Ultimate Edition: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/gears-of-war-ultimate-edition/bqt21vxfs52f?activetab=pivot:reviewstab

Gears of War 4: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/gears-of-war-4/9nblggh4pbbm?activetab=pivot:reviewstab

Gears 5: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/gears-5/c2kdnlt2h7dm?activetab=pivot:reviewstab

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