For me it is one of the best if not the best Microsoft game this generation. I know that isn't saying much as Forza is really the only franchise from Microsoft that has kept its high quality this generation. Gears 5 feels like a return to the Xbox 360 days. I am hoping Microsoft can keep it up with Halo Infinite and for future releases. The extra year of development for Gears 5 helped expand the scope of the game with some open world areas.