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Gears of War 4 Collector’s Edition Guide Review

Yesterday marked the official worldwide release of Gears of War 4 for the Xbox One and Windows 10 PC compatible platforms. Shortly after finishing my in-depth review of this brutally satisfying shooter, I had an opportunity to take a deeper look at the Gears of War 4 Collector’s Edition Guide by Prima Games. This invaluable resource isn’t just a must-have for fans of the series but it’s also the best Gears strategy guide currently on the market. Here is a quick overview of what you can expect from this stylish package and why it’s worth your hard-earned money.

This 320-page collector’s edition strategy guide includes a replica metal COG tag necklace, two downloadable Gear Packs, downloadable tracks from the Gears of War 4 soundtrack, access to downloadable mobile friendly eGuides from all of the previously released Gears titles outside of Judgment, comprehensive single-player and co-op walkthroughs, multiplayer tips and strategies, campaign and multiplayer map overviews, and painstakingly detailed artwork taken directly from the game. The trio of authors behind this guide are Doug Walsh, Michael Owen, and Will Murray and the retail price for the complete package is $49.99.

A beautifully detailed guide that will help you elevate your game.
A beautifully detailed guide that will help you elevate your game.

Gears of War 4’s campaign could be best described as a passing of the torch moment for JD Fenix and his friends. There are several enemy encounters and experiences that the main characters deal with during all 24 story chapters. As expected, there are plenty of collectibles located throughout these chapters and players can easily miss out on items if they aren’t paying attention. This is one area where this collector’s edition guide is most useful. Not only are you guaranteed to find all 50 collectibles more easily, but there’s also expert advice on the best weapons and strategy tactics to use while navigating through all five blood-soaked acts. If you have a strong desire to complete the game on insane difficulty by yourself or with a friend, then this is one benefit you’ll certainly gain from having access to this guide.

When it comes to multiplayer, Gears of War 4 is just as addictive and competitive as it’s ever been. Horde 3.0 has been elevated in many ways thanks to new classes, objectives and challenging boss waves after every 10th round within 50 round waves. Much like with the single-player campaign mode, the guide does a great job of providing detailed map walkthroughs and suggestions on how to hone your skills on the battlefield. Knowing intel on the most effective weapons to use in particular situations gives you a considerable leg up on the competition and will keep you in the fight much longer than if you didn’t follow the guide. You don’t necessarily need to rely on the guide for every single multiplayer match played, but if you want a quick overview of what to expect from a mode prior to playing it then this will give you all the information you need to survive. Below are some additional screenshots to give you all an idea of what to expect from this beautifully designed package.

The Gears of War 4 Collector’s Edition Guide is definitely worth buying if you’re a diehard fan of the series and want to fully immerse yourself in what the latest entry has to offer. With beautiful artwork, replica COG tags, and in-depth single-player and multiplayer walkthroughs, you’ll have everything to need to annihilate enemies left and right. If you’re low on cash, you also have the option of picking up the regular edition of this guide for $24.99. Either way, Prima Games has you covered and is fully committed to helping you get the most out of the overall experience.

Final Verdict: Must Buy

Have any of you already purchased or are considering getting this collector’s edition guide? Please feel free to let us know in the comments section below.

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