Games Like Gears 5
Vanquish uses practically the exact same pop-and-shoot cover system that Gears of War does, but puts one gigantic spin on third-person combat, the ability to rocket around the battlefield at high speed using thrusters; and is definitely one of the better games like Gears 5.
Developed by the action masters at PlatinumGames, Vanquish takes place on a futuristic Earth where nations fight over scarce resources. You play as Sam Gideon, a DARPA agent sent to stop a terrorist threat from destroying New York.
Vanquish’s combat is seriously unlike anything you’ll ever play in video games, as its speed and maneuverability are off the charts. Sam’s futuristic suit can be used to jet around the environment in the blink of an eye, and you can combine it with the game’s slow-mo ability to cause serious damage.
The story is super campy sci-fi, kind of in line with the first Gears of War, but it’s the combat of Vanquish that’ll really shine for any fan of third-person shooters.