Gears of War: Judgment reviews – People CAN Fly

Monday, 18th March 2013 04:29 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Gears of Wars: Judgments reviews have begun trickling in, and although we only have a few scores so far, initial results are favourable.

Although the prequel is pulling in some very high scores, it’s also been saddled with a crop of sevens. Criticism seems to be focused on the fact that the new entry doesn’t do much to advance the franchise – “more of the same” is either a positive or negative, depending on your point of view. Multiplayer is apparently having some birthing troubles; GameInformer has chosen to delay its review until it can conduct more live testing.

The full list of scores so far is below; we’ll update as more information comes in.

Dave also has some thoughts to share on the prequel shooter, if you’d like a personal account. Gears of War: Judgment was co-developed by People Can Fly and Epic Games, exclusively for Xbox 360. It arrives on March 19 in the US and Australia, and March 22 in the Uk and Europe.



  1. jamesmilner2

    New Game Network – 77/100

    Videogamer – 7/10

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Muetsch 79/100 –

    #2 2 years ago
  3. ahmadkb

    Game Informer -pending

    #3 2 years ago
  4. mreko3230

    Funny, the main point of the IGN review was how different the game felt from others Gears Of War games and how it didn’t feel like “more of the same”. That’s why reviews are interesting, but rarely the reason I do or don’t buy a game.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. woe

    Cheat Code Central 4.8/5

    Eurogamer Italy 9/10

    #5 2 years ago
  6. woe

    The lack of multiplayer maps is whats bringing down the score.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. OliverKO

    Hi there, you can add El33tonline’s review if you like – 4/5:


    #7 2 years ago

    Cool! I’m happy about the average reviews, because this game was tempting me to start gaming again.

    At least I shouldn’t feel like I’m missing something, now…

    #8 2 years ago
  9. mreko3230

    REV3GAMES (Adam Sessler) review 3/5

    #9 2 years ago
  10. PrideDK (danish) – 9,0/10

    #10 2 years ago
  11. delarian (Dutch) – “OK”

    #11 2 years ago
  12. CaptainCoincoin (French) – 7/10

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Cyrano De Ballsack – 7.9

    #13 2 years ago
  14. KAP

    IGN: “God of war ascension felt the same. 7.8.”

    IGN: “Gears of war judgement felt different. 9.2.”

    Smfh. I saw this coming miles away.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Joe Anderson

    Here’s our review – ShopToNews – No Score

    Ta :)

    #15 2 years ago
  16. mreko3230

    @14 I feel like both are good scores. I mean, they basically gave God of War an 8 and Gears of War a 9. Plus, that’s the problem with treating a magazine, website or blog as a single entity. Those games were reviewed by two separate people with different view points. I kind of wish more sites would have more than one review from a single staff member, but that’s just kind of the way they do things.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Toby Lee -

    Eurogamer Sweden: 7/10

    The game mechanics are even better than the third game, but it still lacks quality in the story and this time even in the AI. Play this with your friends or get ready for gears of frustration.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. JebusF 9/10


    #18 2 years ago
  19. Gajda

    Hej PrideDK! :-)

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Mike W

    Yea I just read giantbomb’s review (3 out of 5) it’s more of the same and the story is not that great.


    Yea it sure is interesting, different reviewers, different opinions. IGN nowadays is a joke.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Mike W


    Yea that and a weak story, it seems.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. Dave Cook

    @21 very weak. Everything else is fine, if a bit over-familiar. I likened it to a ‘best-of’ collection of ideas and mechanics in my article on the homepage now.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. djhsecondnature

    One Hit Pixel – ‘B+’

    #23 2 years ago
  24. Mike W


    Yea I kind of figured that. Gears of War 3′s story was pretty weak as well. Oh well, I’ll wait a couple of weeks, before getting this one.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. karma

    Tried 3 times to like the Gears games, but they just flat out don’t appeal to me. I very much doubt this fourth one will change that, even though its supposed to be the most different, it still looks and sounds the same. Probably just going to ignore this entirely, cos i’m way more interested in BioShock Infinite, right now. I’d rather play more games like Dishonored and Fallout: NV at the mo. Guess i’m a bit jaded on the old straight up shooting.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. Marcel

    Here is an another review for gears of war: judgment

    score 80/100

    #26 2 years ago
  27. Da Man

    I really don’t like Gears of War.

    It ‘s just another cover based shooter, if only SONY® was in charge of producing it now that would be an artistic masterpiece for mature hardcore gamers.

    It’s just so slow and violent, God of War or Quantum Theory are easily better.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. thisisxbox

    Here’s thisisxbox review: <Gears of War: Judgment Review 9.5/10

    Lack of maps is the only reason I didn’t give this a 10, but the campaign is amazing. The Smart Spawn, the DeClassify Missions, the new control layout – it’s really, really good to play.

    I also like the new MP Modes because it (maybe upsets the hardcore Gears players) but it brings the game in line with Halo and CoD. Free for All, Domination is excellent, but yeah – lack of King of the Hill, Horde anything that signature to Gears has been re-written!

    I loved it.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. Nick0602 – 8/10

    #29 2 years ago

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