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GF Rating
7.2

3088 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
5

Fair

Why change a good thing?

posted by StormShadow826 (TUCSON, AZ) Mar 21, 2013

Member since Mar 2013

26 out of 31 gamers (84%) found this review helpful

This game is not a gears game. I say this because much of what fans have liked about the series has been changed. First the creators have changed the control scheme and any hard core gears fans are going to find themselves maniacally pressing the d-pad to no effect. They do this after asking if you are a fan and do not need a tutorial in the controls since you have played previous games, not cool. The overall dark theme of the gears series has been completely lost in the bright color scheme, boring monologue driven story, and campaign point system. I felt no connection to the characters like I have in recent games with Coles PTSD and Doms tragic story, they added to the darkness of the world, and Judgment just doesn't spend any time developing these characters. Really, the campaigne feels more like it should have been DLC and called Arcade in the main menu of gears 3 since that is how it feels. Multiplayer is also vastly different in many ways with the removal of meat shields, grenade planting, and the three weapon system. It is faster paced but this type of pacing means that everyone is just running and gunning and no strategy. I did enjoy several of the maps and it felt as though more thought went into these maps than the rest of the game. Overall, if you are unfamiliar with the franchise you will enjoy the game even with its poor story. However, any fans of the series will be disappointed with the changes, poor story, and handicapped multiplayer.

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GF Rating
1

Horrible

IF YOUR A GEARS FAN DOT GT THIS IT SUCKED!!!!

posted by warjonkey (LUFKIN, TX) Apr 4, 2013

Member since Apr 2013

5 out of 6 gamers (83%) found this review helpful

the games campaign felt like an add on campaign. the stroy was good at best but not new it really hit hard on online. it felt like they took gears and turned it upside down, only 4 maps, no horde mode, and weapons kill faster a lot faster. they maid the online more fast paced like a cod gears of war if your a gears fan don't get this it sucks.....

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GF Rating
5

Fair

Dedicated Fans Don't Buy!!

posted by LoneSage (Saint Petersburg, FL) Mar 19, 2013

Member since Apr 2008

37 out of 50 gamers (74%) found this review helpful

Before I write my review let me say I am a big fan of the series and have been since the first one. I also own 3 of the books. That being said, this game is a rip off and seems like it just exists to take advantage of the fans and their money while Epic experiments with a series that after this one, will be run into the ground.

Campaign: I have only played about a hour and a half of the campaign but so far it has not grabbed my attention like the others. This one is more arcade-y and goes off of a point system so you can can unlock another campaign that takes place during Gears 3 but from what I heard, it seems like that "campaign" feels more like a lost DLC that was meant to be in Gears 3.

Survival/ Overrun: These two modes are pretty much the same but in survival you only play as COG and have to survive 10 waves. Pretty much there is a E Hole that the COG have to protect and the locust try to destroy. If the E Hole is destroyed, you have to protect another one further into the map until you run out and either the COG successfully hold off the locust until time runs out or the locust take over. The COG are divided into 4 groups, engineer, soldier, healer and scout. All have their own rechargeable ability that can be activated with the left bumper.

In Overrun mode you also play as locust and switch sides with COG when the round is up. The locust also have a special ability that can be activated with LB. Overall, these two modes are the funniest but without a good team, you may not have too much fun.

Multiplayer: This is where I have to scratch my head the most with this game. They decided to take out downs, meatshields,executions, active reloads and wall tagging frags. Apparently, for a faster mp experience. They also took out the ability to have two big weapons with a pistol. Now you can only have one big weapon and a pistol plus grenades to start the match. Basically they made MP more arcade-y and less team strategy. A disappointment for Gears fans.

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