Gears 5 tops Steam sales chart at launch

What you need to know

  • Gears 5 is a third-person shooter from Xbox Game Studios.
  • The game features a lot of new additions to its campaign and multiplayer.
  • It's at the top position on Steam right now.
  • You can purchase Xbox Game Pass through Amazon (opens in new tab).

Gears 5 is a third-person shooter from The Coalition. Not only does the game feature a larger campaign, but it also provided plenty of multiplayer modes. Some of the more underrated features of the game have to be its accessibility support and 60 Hz servers for smooth competitive matches.

Since the Ultimate Edition launch last night, the game has become the top-selling title on Steam. Since Steam is by far the biggest platform for gaming out there, this is quite a feat. Let's see how long it stays at No. 1 because there's a lot of competition from other amazing experiences like Remnant: From the Ashes.

In Windows Central's review, Jez Corden wrote, "as a benchmark for visual excellence balanced against stellar performance, Gears 5 is technical wizardry. It also bridges platforms and storefronts... complete with... cross-play. The fact that Gears 5 manages to jam a... 12 to 18-hour campaign, several multiplayer modes, a map editor, and the promise of post-launch support represents one of the best deals in gaming right now. It's an even better value when you factor in Xbox Game Pass."

The game is garnering stellar reviews and you should check it out if you can. Gears 5: Standard Edition launches on September 10, and is part of the regular Xbox Game Pass subscription.

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Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.

  • People must be a bit drunk or high for making the purchase on steam rather than just in the windows store via a gamepass ultimate free trial or the dollar or two offer currently running.
    Shelling out the full price (or higher for gears 5 ultimate) when you can get it free for a couple of weeks including both PC and xbox crossplay/crossbuy versions (and including gears 1-4 bundled in for free) is just crazy, especially if you're only interested in the campaign which most ppl should easily complete within the trial timeframe.
    Its absolutely worth the price, but its even better for just a couple of bucks.