Review

Review: Gears Tactics is an accomplished alternative to XCOM

Gears of War mostly nails its slick, swift-paced strategy debut

Creative director
Steve Venezia
Key Credits
Alex Skidmore (Lead designer), Greg Juby (Art director)

Gears of War mostly mostly nails its strategy debut with an accomplished, but no-frills alternative to XCOM.

  • Gears translates wonderfully to strategy
  • Fantastic cinematic presentation
  • Adds compelling twists to the XCOM formula
  • The linear campaign feels like a missed opportunity
4 / 5
Version tested
PC
Creative director
Steve Venezia
Key Credits
Alex Skidmore (Lead designer), Greg Juby (Art director)

Gears of War mostly mostly nails its strategy debut with an accomplished, but no-frills alternative to XCOM.

  • Gears translates wonderfully to strategy
  • Fantastic cinematic presentation
  • Adds compelling twists to the XCOM formula
  • The linear campaign feels like a missed opportunity
4 / 5
Version tested
PC