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GF Rating
8.4

17983 ratings

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

GOW 3 is the best of all

posted by soldier280 (FRANKSTON, TX) Sep 29, 2011

Member since Nov 2010

5 out of 7 gamers (71%) found this review helpful

I like all of the gears games. But I have to say after playing GOW3, I have to say it is the best. The online is great. I have played all versions of the multiplayer. The multiplayer is similar to GOW2, but the things I did not like about GOW2 have been improved. I have not seen alot of glitching, but I know it is early. There is also a way to practice the online with bots instead of getting you hind end handed to you by someone who eat, sleeps, and breathes the game. Also, whether you are in private or public matches, your rank increases with all types of gameplay. You can be a level ten or higher just by playing the game. Beast mode is a new option for online. You get to be the locust, kinda reverse horde. I like everything about the game, whether it be game mode or online. I would recommend this game to anyone, even if you have kids You can turn off the language and gore. The thing I have noticed about this game in particular is that I do not hear " man I wish that they would let me do this in the game or in multiplayer". Just about any weapon the locust drops, you can pick up IE: the hatchet from a butcher. There is also new weapons all thru the game as well as the multiplayer. Even if you have not played any GOW games before, you will not be at a disavantage. Enjoy.

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

This game deserves to be game of the year.

posted by Jackoner (LAYTON, UT) Oct 30, 2011

Member since Aug 2010

4 out of 6 gamers (67%) found this review helpful

Gears 3 is better in so many areas compared to Battlefield 3 or Call of Duty or any game you can name. There are so many different game types to fit peoples liking. This is one of the few games out there where the campaign and the multiplayer are both good.

The characters are cool, the weapons are cool and the deaths are cool. Something you just won't find in any other game.

I do wish they would have left the Sawed Off Shotgun out of this game but I can see why they put it in. It allows people that have little to no skill get some kills and in return it makes them a happier person. I guess I can live with that seeing how I will just continue to lancer them.

Everyone who isn't afraid of some bad language and some good video game violence needs to own the Gears of War Trilogy. + not a lot of little kids playing it :) Less people you have to mute.

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

Epic Games ends with the best in the trilogy

posted by dfloss721 (GRAYSLAKE, IL) Oct 30, 2011

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Member since Jun 2007

4 out of 6 gamers (67%) found this review helpful

Similar to Bungie’s finale with Halo: Reach, Epic Games delivers an almost perfect game. GOW3 was simply epic, and you can truly feel all the blood, sweat, and tears that went into developing the polished gem. The Unreal 3 engine looks great, and the amazing detail, graphics, sound, and story make this one of the best games of the year. The campaign, horde, and online modes have all been seriously upgraded with tons of new features to keep you coming back for months.

GOW3's leveling up system is also very similar to Halo Reach, and it rivals its depth too. All your stats carry across all game modes (campaign, horde, or online), whether online or offline. So anytime you play, you gain xp one way or another. Every move you make is recorded, and those stats go towards earning in game medals, ribbons, and bonus xp. You may have to kill 1000 enemies with a certain gun to get the Onyx level, or play 200 chapters in campaign mode to get 3 stars, etc.. The amount of depth is mind blowing, and this could occupy the nerdiest GOW fan for an entire year if you played for 24 hours a day.

The best additions by far were the 4 player coop campaign modes & the newly designed Horde Mode. Being able to play with 3 other friends online makes the experience 3x as fun. This carries over to Horde mode also, which is AMAZING by the way. The tower defense additions will give you lots of depth, not something we had with the last Horde. You can select team bases, buy turrets, traps, guns, barriers, mechs, sentry guns, etc., all which can be upgraded and leveled up through progression, of course trying to beat all 50 waves. It will take you a long time to level-up but it’s something to play for. You can also apply special game modifiers, similar to Reach’s firefight mode, still earning you xp and stats.

Online MP is also much easier to play, thanks to some changes in gameplay and new guns. It's worth every penny of $60, all day.

Milt Drucker
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