THE GOOD: 1. great graphics 2. good controls 3. many enemies 4. amazing AI 5. good downloadable content 6. gore
THE BAD: 1. the game has 2 colors, black and black 2. minor problems with controls 3. crappy story 4. few weapons 5. 360 gamers will miss out on 4 hours of the campaign 6. gore
SUMMARY: Price: $40-$45
Genre: Third Person Shooter
Notice: Gears of War for the PC has extra campaign game-play that is not available in Gears of War for the 360. The only reason I said that you might want to pass on this is for its gore. Don't be deterred, Gears of War is sweet.
Today's games are no strangers to violence. GTA, for the longest time, has been the game series that gets squeamish politicians up in arms about violent video games destroying childhoods and increasing violent behavior. It's not surprising when the game series gives you the option of beating someone over the head with a baseball bat just because they owe your computerized employer a bit of cash. Games, however can rarely...
Realistic graphics which push the 360 all the way.
The cover system is outstanding and very simple to get to grips with.
Voice acting is decent along with some nice sound effects.
Interesting revival techniques
Fun Online play with little lag
The third person view (over the shoulder) may not suit all gamers.
The story is quite short.
Only 8 people can be in online matches meaning it may not be as intense.
Tactical thinking is required which again may put off some players.
Not many weapons to choose from.
SUMMARY: When Gears of War hit the scene in November 2006, it took the gaming world by storm. Its innovative cover system won many fans around the globe and it quickly nailed itself down as a Xbox 360 classic. Though the market is dominated by Shoot 'em ups, Gears of War bought something new to the table. The intense fights you find yourself in while playing in the campaign bring a smile to your face and Epic Games have certainly struck gold with this little number.
THE GOOD: The Graphics are incredible. Only surpassed by the Likes of COD4 and Bioshock.
Game play is immensely fun and addictive. I am on my 3rd straight play through.
Co-op is intense, and fun and is just plain awesome.
The game has a freaking Chainsaw Bayonet, what else you want!?
THE BAD: Very little.
Sometimes the characters refuse to take cover and all you do is Jump forward into cover. This can lead to horrible deaths, bouts of cussing and general anger. Though these are few and extremely far between.
Sometimes your Teammates make Brash decisions, like running into an Exploding arrow, or charging a turret.
lastly, if you are not an experienced gamer, the controls can feel, awkward for a time
SUMMARY: Gears of War has to be one of the Best games in Existence. it gives you visuals never surpassed until three years later, by titles like Call of Duty 4 and Bioshock. It has one of the simplest and most useful cover systems in gaming. Using only one button, which simplifies things greatly.
THE GOOD: Gears of War or GOW is an amazingly entertaining and addictive game for the XBOX360. The storyline is great, a sci-fi/war plot, and with that there comes plenty of action. The graphics are top notch and the third person perspective/view makes for some intense action. Weapon choice is similar to Halo, not too many different things to add to your arsenal, but more than enough diverse ones to fit any given situation. Of course, XBL [XBOX Live] for this is incredible. The multiplayer death matches are ingenious to this title, and never get boring. And the audio isn't fuzzy, so no more turning up the volume just to hear the voices.
THE BAD: All that good, how can there be any bad? Well there are two things that ruin this game, or just make it boring if you get involved with either. Hackers/Glitchers... really gets old trying to shoot someone who glitches and does the "back flip/hover" glitch to get to a really high spot. Then a sniper is all you need to finish a round. And of cou...
THE GOOD: Absolutely gorgeous graphics, very lively, detailed environments that capture the destructive beauty of Gears of War, multiplayer fun that keeps you awake and your heart racing for that sweet action, weapons are very creative, not a hero game; you get support from three other guys or just one at certain duet moments, easy interface with the environments, gory but still friendly enough with a majority of people, futuristic look and feel, the game challenges you as you raise the difficulty level/experience level, General RAAM and Berserker are actual ENEMIES and not just pansies, rewards for many different things in the game.
THE BAD: Storyline is a bit chopped up. How come you can't be a woman? That should be included! A.I. sometimes screws up a little too bad, especially making obvious mistakes that make no sense at all. Otherwise the game is extensively great.
SUMMARY: Ahhh... Gears of War. The first game I ever bought along with a brand new premium X360. I blame my cousin for...
The increasingly big developer Epic has finally brought us this piece of pure 3rd Person Shooter heaven to the Xbox 360 entitled Gears of War.
The amazing complicated game yet amazingly simple controls really shine through for the experience of the game, since it branches off what your doing, take blind fire for example, shooting a enemy with much of your body hidden, sounds a bit hard, but can be accomplished easily, by tapping A to stand next to a Wall, shuffling to the side of the wall a pressing the shoot button, simple indeed.
The Weapons in this game aren't like many shooters, it's not full of an arsenal spread over the game, like Call of Duty for example, but Gears of Wars' weapons are simple yet used to great affect, like sniper, their may only be one, but it can lead to a very nice, yet gory headshot. Now as soon as you see Gears of War, you'll probably think "Chainsaw Bayonet? Great!" but it's not as simple as just running up to an enemy, revving your saw and cutting strait ...
Gears of War is the highly anticipated third person shooter for Xbox 360 from Epic Games. It features some of the best graphics, sound, and gameplay on any game on any console to date. But did it live up to all the hype? Did it live up to what Epic promised it would? Did it deserve the numerous "Game of the Year" awards? Yes, yes, and yes. It delivered everything Epic promised and much, much more. In this review you'll find out what really makes this one of (if not the) best next-gen game out today.
The gameplay in this game is, with all due respect, the best I personally have ever seen. The cover system works excellently, providing cover to leap to at almost any point during the game. The AI in this game was excellent, the enemies and allies use the same set of controls and physics to combat each other. There's not much of a difference between Campaign and versus mode due to this, which in my opinion is an extremely good thing. Online co-op is an extremely nice touch, allowing you a...
THE GOOD: - The best graphics seen in any game so far - Easy controls - Nice storyline - The levels ooze with quality - Excellent multiplayer - superb co-op - amazingly little lag online
THE BAD: - Short campaign - Some people spoil online mode - Needs some balancing - only eight people online modes
SUMMARY: Gears of war, the biggest game to hit 360 last year, the hype has been tremendous, so does it live up to it? In short, yes.
As expected the graphics are absolutley gorgeous, arguably better than any other game on any system currently on sale. So the graphics rock, but waht about the gameplay? multiplayer? story?
GOW is a third person Sci-fi shooter, with an element of sqaud based action. It is set not too far in the future, the evil locust are trying to take over earth and the human race is on the brink of destruction. You control Marcus, a battle hardened soldier who has been taken from jail to rejoin the desperate fight. The main objective is to wipe out the locust threat with your sqaud face...
THE GOOD: - Cover mechanics work very well in this game. - Chainsaw bayounet is a blast to use. - Addicting gameplay for some time. - New features of health and reloading. - Berseeker fights are a blast. - best graphics of any game yet.
THE BAD: - story is uneventful and seems like if the creators didn't put effort into it. - diologue is pure stupid at times. - they try to make something different but fail with the horrendous UV turrent part. - The 2 bosses are way to easy. - Gets lame after the storied fall down.
SUMMARY: Positive: Concept- pretty much you're a tough guy called Marcus Fenix(or Santiago in co-op.) Locust Horde have almost taken over the world, now you're suppose to kill them..shoot them, shoot until they're all dead, it's really enjoyable.
Gameplay- cover/ shoot mechanics of these game are one of a kind. It's even more fun in co-op, as you and your buddy are helping each other out, and going to different paths to complete the mission. You could reload in a completely different way...
I and a buddy are playing co-op together in a mansion. My partner gets caught from behind and knocked out by a Locust. I run to my friend in order to try and revive him but the Locust who just took him out guards his helpless body. While stuck trying to kill this Locust, two more Locust come up from behind and surround me. At that point, my only option was to get my friend back up or die. The Locust that stood between me and my buddy started to reload his weapon and that was my only chance. I revved up my chainsaw and dashed toward the Locust, screaming, ready to cut the son of a bitch in half until I see him reload his gun and fire at me. Who lives and who dies?
For many shooters, there are different factors that make them good. Some has multiple factors and some having only one, such factors being intense moments, fun game play, strategy, or just being pure awesome. Gears of Wars has all of these rolled into one game that no casual or hardcore gamer should miss.