Essential Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S Games for the 2020 Holiday Season

Gears Tactics

ESRB Rating: M
MSRP: $59.99
Platforms: XB1, Series X|S
Get it on:

  • Amazon (XB1, Series X|S Physical)
  • Microsoft Store (XB1, Series X|S Digital)
    • Currently included in Game Pass Ultimate

Xbox One actually has a surprising number of good tactics games in its catalog: XCOM and XCOM 2, Wargroove, Battletech, Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun, Mutant Year Zero, Battletech, and Into the Breach are just a few. But fans can add Gears Tactics in as one of the best entries. 

As with other similar genre games, there are squads, there are over-head perspectives, there are action points, and there are abilities like overwatch. Since Gears Tactics is a prequel to the original Gears of War, the story gives Gears fans another look at the franchise's universe, 12 years before the first game. 

We played the game when it released in early 2020, saying "Gears Tactics takes the intense third-person action of the console game into the realm of PC-centric turn-based tactical strategy. Thanks to intuitive controls, Gears Tactics is easy to get into even for players who have never played a turn-based tactical squad game before. It’s just a shame there’s not more here."

Published Dec. 4th 2020

Connect with us

Related Topics