Over the yars, the chronological order of Gears of War got quite complicated. Although the games are clearly numbered, dozens of books and comics fill the gaps in in between. Together , they make up the Gears of War universe.
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With so many different media, you might lose sight of which stories really matter. That’s why’ve collected all of Gears of War’s books, comics and games in one definitive Gears of War Timeline. Let’s start with a quick overview of all the games in order of release.
- Gears of War (2006, Ultimate Edition in 2015)
- Gears of War 2 (2008)
- Gears of War 3 (2011)
- Gears of War: Judgment (2013)
- Gears of War 4 (2016)
- Gears 5 (2019)
- Gears Tactics (2020)
This article was last updated september 2020.
We now put the games chronologically in the Gears of War Timeline, together with all other media. The Gears of War Timeline can be divided into three eras. Click on them to reveal all media taking place in that specific era.
To keep it somewhat understandable, we don’t treat flashbacks, like at the beginning of Gears of War 4, separately. When something happens at the same time, such as Gears of War 2 and the comics The Quickening and Harper’s Story, we use the most logical order to read/play.
Timelines at Beyond Video Gaming are divided in different eras. Eras with a ‘main game’ are bold so you can easily pick them out. Click or tap on a title to see all the media within the era. The following icons will mark whether something is a game, book, comic or movie.
This Gears of War Timeline has been put together with as much care as possible. However, it is possible that an error has crept into our chronological order. Are you an even bigger Gears fan than us? Please contact us and tell us what we did wrong!