Parents' Guide to

Gears of War: Ultimate Edition

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Violent, mature action game reboot updates, improves play.

Game Xbox One 2015
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 18+

Unfortunately Even with extreme content filter it has blasphemies and they use the name of Our lord in Vain

It uses the same unreal engine 3 with updated version and looks better still has the same beautiful music. HOWEVER and a big Unfortunately what RUINS THIS GAME. If you are also a Christian Catholic, orthodox or follow Judaism. Even with extreme content filter it has blasphemies such as they use G-ds name to condemn someone the extreme content filter/aka also known as profanity and gore filter does not unfortunately eliminate nor remove blasphemies and the game uses the name of Our lord in vain. Even Rod the director of this game explains right before he made this game that in Gears of war 4 they will not filter all words out only the f word. They also applied the same exact concept for this gears of war ultimate edition. (Please be careful when reading he does say specifically the blasphemy he will not remove.) this article is from I just made it into tiny url so that it fits on the comment. Extreme content filter does remove only the F-word and gore violence and blood (but not the gore is not removed from the cinematics.)

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
age 8+

Dont listen to the parent of a 2 year old

i think it is a little bit bloody but my child is fine and he is 8. 2 year olds aren't supposed to play video games. this game is bloody and has lots of cursing but i would recommend it for 8 year olds.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3):
Kids say (6):

If you missed the original, this 2015 reboot of the 2006 original title is well worth the investment. The updated 1080p HD graphics with smooth animation and 60 frames per second (fps) frame rate -- even for multiplayer games -- brings this instant classic onto next-generation hardware. All the visuals have been updated, from characters and environments to lighting and cinematic scenes. The Xbox One controls feel great as you sprint over obstacles, duck behind objects to take cover, and then exchange fire with enemies. Many other third-person games like this could learn from this Gears of War update. All original 19 maps have been remastered, along with six competitive modes, including new Team DeathMatch, updated King of the Hill, and a special 2-vs.-2 mode (designed by the Gears of War community).

Though not advertised, the game also includes new drop-in/drop-out cooperative play and new campaign chapters that were previously available only in the PC version; these horror-filled levels take place mostly in abandoned factories, while you're being hunted by a huge bipedal beast. There are a few minor issues such as questionable artificial intelligence (AI), especially on later campaign levels, but it's certainly not horrible overall. With exclusives such as Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, this Xbox One game is fun, tense, and plenty gory for mature players.

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