Gears of War Ultimate Edition Out Now on PC

Re-released version of Xbox 360 classic makes its way to PC with 4K support.

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[UPDATE] The PC version of Gears of War: Ultimate Edition has some known issues with AMD hardware. Details on the problems and workarounds can be found here.

Gears of War Ultimate Edition is available now on PC for $29.99 in North America (purchase here) and £22.79 in the UK (purchase here). The game's store page details what the update version of Epic and Microsoft's third-person shooter features.

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"The landmark original returns, stunningly remastered and modernized for Windows 10 featuring all-new ultra-high definition graphics up to 4K resolution," it reads.

"The planet lies in ruin. An inmate named Marcus Fenix--once left to die--is humanity's only hope versus the relentless Locust."

The port supports 4K resolution with an unlocked refresh rate, has the five extra campaign missions added when the original made its PC debut, and includes remastered 7.1 audio.

Here's the full list of features and PC requirements:

General

  • Every aspect of the original Gears of War has been beautifully remastered and modernised, including lighting, environments, characters, and cinematic scenes. This is the first at its best!
  • Play in stunning 4K with an unlocked refresh rate.
  • Includes five additional, exhilarating campaign missions that follow Delta Squad as they battle their way to Timgad Station not included in the Xbox 360 original.
  • Go deeper into Gears fiction with five Gears of War comic books, which can be unlocked and read within the game.
  • Remastered for Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound.

Multiplayer

  • The most visceral online shooter returns with multiplayer matches running on fast and fair dedicated servers with unlocked refresh rates.
  • Includes all original Xbox 360 DLC multiplayer maps and three multiplayer maps from the original Gears of War PC version for an incredible 19 total multiplayer maps.
  • Newly added multiplayer modes include Team Death Match, King of the Hill, Blitz and a special 2v2 mode designed by the Gears of War community.
  • Returning multiplayer modes include Warzone, Assassination, Execution and Annex.

More

  • All new Xbox Live Achievements and 1,250 new Gamerscore.
  • Handpicked gameplay improvements, alternate controls and a new difficulty level for players new to the franchise.
  • Support for keyboard or gamepad controls.
  • The Windows 10 version includes the Deluxe Weapon Skin Pack and 11 bonus multiplayer characters.
  • This game requires a DirectX 12 capable graphics card. Please refer to your graphics card vendors' website for more information.

Recommended System Requirements For 1920x1080

  • OS: 64 bit Windows 10 - version 1511
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 3.5GHz+ or AMD FX 8-core
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM (4 GB VRAM)
  • Graphics: GeForce GTX 970 or Radeon R9 290X
  • Hard Drive: 60 GB available space
  • DirectX 12

Recommended System Requirements For 4K

  • OS: 64 bit Windows 10 - version 1511
  • Processor: Intel Core i7 @ 4Ghz or AMD FX 8-core
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM (6+ GB VRAM)
  • Graphics: Geforce GTX 980 Ti or Radeon R9 390X
  • Hard Drive: SSD + 60 GB available space
  • DirectX 12

Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: 64 bit Windows 10 – version 1511
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 @ 2.7Ghz or AMD FX 6-core
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM (2 GB VRAM)
  • Graphics: Geforce GTX 650 Ti or Radeon R7 260x
  • Hard Drive: 60 GB available space
  • DirectX 12

GameSpot's Gears of War Ultimate Edition review has been updated to include the PC version.

"More than half a year after its Xbox One release, Gears of War: Ultimate Edition has come to PC for Windows 10," it reads. "And although the game's core is intact, complete with controls and level design that raised the bar for third-person shooters in 2006, the technical issues are far more pervasive on PC: we played on two different rigs, and both exhibited their own disparate problems."

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