I don't give too many games a 10, but thats how much I LOVE this game. The single player is done very well and has everything that you love in a story; tragedies, huge situations being overcome and they all roll into an ending that is very VERY good. As for the multiplayer, it is still amazing. Gears has always been a shotgun oriented game in the fact that you need to be good online with shotguns in order to stand a chance of doing well. Gears 3 takes this formula but also introduces new weapons such as the retro lancer, digger, inciendary grenades and so forth. The retro lancer you can start off with and is a nice counter to the usually overused shotguns. And the game now has servers that make you not lag, which makes it extremely enjoyable. Add this along with the new and improved horde mode where you can buy defenses along with beast mode and here you have one of my favorite games i've played in the past year or two.