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Gears of War

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  • User Score (1345)
    9.2 9.2 from 1345 reviewers
  • Expert Score (177)
    9.0 9.0 from 177 reviewers
  • Value for money (34)
    8.3 8.3 from 34 reviewers
  • Features (14)
    8.5 8.5 from 14 reviewers
  • Sound quality (12)
    7.9 7.9 from 12 reviewers
  • Picture quality (12)
    9.0 9.0 from 12 reviewers
  • Gameplay (499)
    8.2 8.2 from 499 reviewers
  • Graphics (501)
    8.3 8.3 from 501 reviewers
  • Sound (501)
    8.1 8.1 from 501 reviewers
  • Storyline (2)
    7.3 7.3 from 2 reviewers
  • Multiplayer (2)
    7.5 7.5 from 2 reviewers
  • Lifespan (60)
    7.6 7.6 from 60 reviewers
  • Overall quality (13)
    8.9 8.9 from 13 reviewers
  • Playability (3)
    8.8 8.8 from 3 reviewers
  • Replay value (3)
    7.9 7.9 from 3 reviewers
  • Funfactor (2)
    4.6 4.6 from 2 reviewers
  • Lastability (297)
    7.6 7.6 from 297 reviewers
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The game Gears of War is about teamwork. It is considered to be a third-person tactical shooter from Epic, running on the Unreal Engine 3. It thrusts players into a deep and harrowing story of humankind's epic battle for survival against the Locust Horde, which is a nightmarish race of creatures that surface from the bowels of the planet. It could be played either with A.I. partners or human players.

What is most interesting about the game Gear of Wars are the game modes, levels and scenarios are design…

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The game Gears of War is about teamwork. It is considered to be a third-person tactical shooter from Epic, running on the Unreal Engine 3. It thrusts players into a deep and harrowing story of humankind's epic battle for survival against the Locust Horde, which is a nightmarish race of creatures that surface from the bowels of the planet. It could be played either with A.I. partners or human players.

What is most interesting about the game Gear of Wars are the game modes, levels and scenarios are designed specifically to encourage co-operative play, On top of that, voice recognition will be available for players, and voice chat to discuss strategy with the friends and peers. Add to the voice chat feature is the ability of the players to experience individualized matchmaking, view players’ statistics, earn players’ achievements, customize their games and also build and personalize their gaming profiles over Xbox Live.

Review Summary

Gears of War is a battle game for survival. The story is about Marcus Fenix, (represented by you) a soldier who, in an attempt to save his father from death, goes against the rules of his order. He is then put into jail for 40 years for disobedience. Soon the prison is attacked by the Locust, and Marcus is taken back and put on active duty to fight for the remaining Earth-like planet. The theme of Gears of War evolves around the player going from one battle to another. The player must be very careful to avoid being caught in the open and ambushed with nowhere to hide. Most reviewers find Gears of War to be a fantastic game, where battles are against weird breed of creatures. They especially like the tactics of the battles. The game combines an excellent gameplay with superb level designs, non-linear battles that allow you to use any weapon or cover to eradicate threats. The storyline is quite unique leaving the solo player mode to stand out. The great thing about Gears of War's online modes is that the gameplay is as good as the single player. Good graphics and good character models contribute to make Gears of War a success among gamers. Though it is a slow moving game, it is great.

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