“Gears of War 4” is set years after the events of “Gears of War 3.” Instead of Marcus Fenix, the gamer takes on the role of Marcus’ son JD Fenix.
JD and his colleague Del have abandoned their post in the Gears to protect against Locust threat and joined some outsiders.
The COG may have successfully fought off the Locust, but in the years that followed, they seem to have become quite the oppressors using robots knows as DBs doing most of the heavy lifting as they attempt to rebuild the planet and repopulate the race.
“Gears of War 4” does not spend much time actually exploring the storyline as a new and old threat of creatures known as the ‘Swarm’ rear their ugly head halfway through the game. Although the airdrops of robot troops made the game’s opening chapters feel a little different, the Swarm comes off as the Locust troops of the previous games but with some better AI.
Overall, critics think that “Gears of War 4” is a great-looking game both on the Xbox One and the PC, though with its higher frame rate potential and better resolution options, the PC version is the better way to go.