Gears of War is expanding its universe with the launch of its brand new top-down perspective title Gears Tactics which is something really new and fresh for the series. The game is developed by Splash Damage with the Coalition providing assistance, so lets take a look at what Gears Tactics has on offer!
As far as the story is concerned, the game takes place as a prequel to the original Gears of War. An interesting addition to the overall Gears of War story with the introduction of main character Gabe Diaz. who is Kait Diaz father, who embarks on a secret operation with fellow coalition solider Sid Redburn to assassinate Ukkon. Ukkon is a Locust scientist who is involved in breeding dangerous creations for the Locust horde.
In terms of game-play which features customizable squad and equipment which allows you to prepare your troops to face tough enemies, upgrading their skills and outfitting them with loot collected in challenging missions. Further aggressive game-play which commands your squad in fast paced, turn-based battles, advancing and surviving intense and visceral encounters with the unstoppable, swarming enemy. And what would a Gears of War game be without massive and impressive boss battles.
The PC requirements are not all too demanding on your system either:
It is an interesting take on the approach of this turn-based tactics based game compared to what we are usually used to from the Gears of War series, but it has really sparked excitement even for me being a long time Gears of War fan. The game has released on the 28th April for PC via the Windows Store, Xbox Game Pass for PC and Steam. The Xbox One version is still TBC.