Summary: Gears of War was the first truly mind blowing graphically next-gen game when it came out in 2006. Gears 2 was "bigger, better, and more bad ass" in 2008 and was sort of like an unruly teenager.
Excerpt: Gears of War, as a franchise, has been first for a few things. The original really put the cover, shooter on the map, differentiating itself a lot from the way shooters were to be played in the future.
Conclusion: “Let’s finish this.” The Gears of War games have come an awful long way since the first game released for the Xbox 360 in 2006. Epic Games’ first entry into the series received widespread critical acclaim, but it was also had the vibe of an over-eager freshman during their first year at school:...
Pros: Complex, rewarding, and polished cover-based shooter gameplay, A guided but compellingly written story that brings the Gears trilogy to a close, Rich, creative graphical presentation, the best in the series
Cons: Competitive multiplayer has a very steep learning curve
Excerpt: Gears of War is back and after a short recap of what happened in the first two games we’re quickly surprised, astonished and totally immersed in the o so well-known but still addictive gameplay.
Excerpt: When DLC was first introduced, I know that I wasnÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t alone in being excited for the possibilities of extended single-player content. Most games take the easy route and add more online maps, skins and...
Pros: + Lengthy adventure, + Playing as RAAM rocks, + Nice piece of lore
Excerpt: When I sat down to play the very first story add-on content for Gears of War 3, RAAM’s Shadow, I didn’t intend finishing it straight away. I was in need of some shut eye after a tumultuous week and the last thing I needed to do was steal sleep away from my schedule. “I’ll just have a