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GF Rating
7.2

3046 ratings

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

A Prequel Done Right and Wrong in the Same Ways

posted by CrazyGamer2186 (LUCERNE VALLEY, CA) Nov 16, 2013

Member since Nov 2013

Gears of War is one of the best game series of this generation of gaming but for a prequel game this is not its best suit. Gameplay has more arcadey feeling and more on-rails but yet not on-rails level design that it makes it a bit of a dubbed down and quick game. People Can Fly is the company that built this game, which has been renamed Epic based studio since but I think is alright game. Most new features are dubbed down or ripped off from other games such as the Declassify feature can be a Gears version of Halo Skulls or the Intel in Call of Duty games. Weapons are down to two slots instead of four and controls are more simplified. For Gears Vets this is more of a let down in all areas except graphics,sound, story and multiplayer is still great; new players on the other hand will like this reinvented way.
Story is basically a prequel that details Baird and his squad Known as Kilo squad as they are charged with heinous charges for detonating a Lightmass missile to destroy a mean Locust known as Karn against orders. Once things gets toss on the head the story gets very great as a filler for the Gears Trilogy.
Like I said gameplay is basically more or less the same in most ways but more dubbed down from Gears 3. Still fun even with an arcadey feel. Mutliplayer is still the main point for this game for gameplay as with any Gears game.
Graphics is very realistic for a newer updated Unreal 3 Engine game tech and the sound is still the best in the series or on Xbox 360 period.
Overall this is a 6/10. Rent this game before buying or wait for a great price drop or deal to get it since it is not worth the full price like Gears 1-3.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

A little short but still a good addition

posted by foff667 (CLERMONT, FL) Oct 19, 2013

Member since Nov 2012

I originally purchased gears of war 3 and liked it so much I decided to purchase the entire collection, went through & beat 1, 2 & 3 and then played Judgement, they tried to change the game and this almost always backfires. I'm a big ratchet & clank fan and they did this when they went to the all 4 one & full frontal assault concepts after what was a great campaign. Epic/MS did something similar here in that now you switch from character to character the whole way through, they also split the game up into two sections, a prequel to GOW1 and a post GOW3, both of which are very short and seem to be shorter(combined) than any of the first 3 campaigns. Also they changed the controls(in their defense it was probably requested but who makes a 1, 2, 3 and then changes the controls in 4?)

With that said if you liked gears of war 1, 2, 3 who can resist playing & beating judgement...and since the campaign is shorter it might be worth just renting rather than purchasing. It doesn't add a ton to the story but is fun none the less.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

good game but same as the others

posted by gunznbutta (MECHANICSBURG, PA) Aug 11, 2013

Member since Aug 2012

it definatly is a great rent jus now wow facter after it being the 4th GoW but the old ones were great so maybe not a buy but definatly a fun game jus not much different it was just thrown together with the same stuff that worked ever other time jus so they could make some money this year n not let the franchise die im sure the next GoW will have something epic to remember for sure they were just buying time til the new xbox comes out

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