Gears 5 tops Steam sales chart at launch
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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.
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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