Platform: Xbox One
Release date: August 25, 2015
Rating: 5 (out of 5)
While the sequels were excellent follow ups in their own right, the original Gears of War stands out to me as the overall best of the series. Being the first title in the franchise, it had the greatest overall impact as the design of the game felt fresh and it revolutionized third-person shooters. In addition to that, there are several other factors that make it stand out as the greatest entry in the series. Whether it’s the stellar level design, addictive multiplayer, or overall dark and unhinged atmosphere, Gears of War simply did everything perfectly.
The Ultimate Edition takes everything from the amazing original release in addition to remastered visuals, an addition difficulty level, and new maps and missions. Gears of War was truly one of the first games that felt “next generation” on the Xbox 360 back in 2006 and it’s aged gracefully since then. Truly one of the best games of all time.