You love Gears of War, you probably love Funko Pops (so darn collectible), so now there’s Gears POP! a questionable hybrid of grit and adorableness that you can play on your phone, right now.
Gears POP! is a free-to-play, multiplayer mobile game featuring real-time PvP arena battles. You collect Gears characters and mix and match to create your perfect squad/deck. Each character has their own special abilities and you can mix up the traditional factions, allowing human and Locust to fight side-by-side. Each battle has a three minute time limit, so this isn’t about long, drawn out strategy. It’s basically a deck-building, tower defense MOBA, like Supercell’s Clash Royale.
Also, you get to customise your own little Gears-inspired Funko avatar that represents you in battle.
It’s probably just a really involved marketing campaign to get you to buy more Gears Funkos, but it looks entertaining, assuming it isn’t riddled with obnoxious microtransactions. At least there are 45 achievements for you to… achieve.
Gotta git them chievos!
Gears POP! is currently available to play on Android and iOS devices.
Sign up for the NAG Weekend Edition, and get a super-special curated list of what's cool and trendy this week, delivered to your inbox every Friday. Plus, each month, one subscriber can win a prize sponsored by Apex Interactive!