Buy Gears of War 4 on Xbox One, Get All Previous Games Free for Limited Time

Free is a nice price.


Microsoft has announced a new incentive to encourage people to pick up Gears of War 4. Everyone who buys the game on Xbox One--digital or at retail-- before the end of 2016 will receive copies of all the Gears of War Xbox 360 games.

The games--Gears of War (2006), Gears of War 2 (2008), Gears of War 3 (2011), and Gears of War Judgment (2013)--are playable on Xbox One through backwards compatibility.

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The fine print explains that you will need 32 GB of hard drive space to download all four Gears of War Xbox 360 games. Additionally, tokens for the games will be sent "in waves" through Xbox Live messages "within one month of redemption." The offer expires on December 31.

This isn't the first time Microsoft has given away Gears of War games. Everyone who played Gears of War Ultimate Edition before the end of 2015 received the four Xbox 360 games free.

Gears of War 4 launches on October 11 for Xbox One and PC. It is a Play Anywhere title, so if you buy it digitally on Xbox One, you'll get a copy of the PC version free and vice versa.

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Avatar image for yesjong

I contacted microsoft about this . And no one knows there that this is coming . Not even the developer of the game has giving them information

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you should remaster gears2 and gears3 like you did with gears1.

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The hell I want to buy it for PC.

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If i am going to buy Gears 4 but not from the Xbox store will i stiil get these games?

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@tomb_simmer: It said for retail purchases too.

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@tomb_simmer: You should be good.

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Already have that from the Ultimate Gears Edition. Wish they offered something else to people who already have them by buying Ultimate. I don't know what but just something else....

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@skemaal: maybe limited edition COG tags or something

Avatar image for Myron117

Might do this, i 've played through all (except judgement) and its kind of a bargain if im honest with you...and i dont say that much with Console games.

Avatar image for Archangel3371

Really awesome deal for those who don't have the games yet. I already have them from the Gears of War Ultimate Edition give away so I'm good to go. Still can't wait to get Gears 4 when it comes out.

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Yeah, no excuse for me not to pull the trigger now!!! long 360, you will be missed, but not forgotten!!! Hello next-gen Gears of War!

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To bad I actually own all the Gears of War games when I got Gear of Wars: Ultimate Edition last year.

As for Gears of War 4, I'm just gonna skip this one, playing the beta didn't sold me as I hope but for those who is looking forward to Gears 4, hope you enjoy it and getting the previous Gears games to go with it is a nice bonus.

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Sweet, nice one MS

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@lowmercy: 100% of every Xbox One owner that bought Gears Ultimate Edition already got these free. This is major redundancy for Gears fans.

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Jeez. Now, that is a deal.

Avatar image for bobafetthatesu

How's about giving PC gamers the Gears Ultimate Edition remaster for free to show how they truly support PC gaming now.

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@bobafetthatesu: This.