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GF Rating
8.6

26995 ratings

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

Short but sweet!

posted by Rtc18m (CARROLLTON, GA) Nov 11, 2006

Member since Oct 2006

Gears of war is one of the greatest games i have ever played. The games isnt very long in fact its only 5 missions. The 5 missions that u play are very fun. This game is a buyable game evan tho its got 5 missions. the co-op is amazing and you can play co-op over xbox live (the actual campaign). i suggest that you either rent this game or buy it.

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

Inside on Gears

posted by MrSarcastc (VACAVILLE, CA) Nov 11, 2006

Member since Oct 2006

Gears of War isn't just your everyday run and gun shooter. It is really in depth and packed with all the game play to keep a gamer entertained. First off the single player. Don't have online play? Don't worry! The single player is just as awesome as online. You can do it with a family member on split-screen mode and with all the available things to do makes it worth while. The game isn't to hard and takes a good amount of your brain to do. If you can go online then there are even more cool features for ye. In this game you can do your campaign with a buddy from online! Which you might want to consider if not split screen because they AIs can be a little dull at times.
Now the multiplayer. For those who can go online I would consider it. I mean what can be better then chain sawing the other team while your partners give you some cover? It's all about team work in this game. Without it there isn't allot that's going to happen and you're not going to get very fair offline and on. This game is well worth the money that you're paying and blows away all other shooters in my opinion. Take advantage of gameflys deals and rent it now while its available. See ye online!

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

A flawless hybrid of Shooter and Survival Horror

posted by imperial (WILLIAMSVILLE, VT) Nov 10, 2006

Member since Oct 2005

first let me go on a limb and say that gears of war is the best looking game I have ever played if not the best looking game of so far in gaming altogether.
With that out of the way I will also say that Gears of war or GOW is so much better than either Halos at combining fast paced gameplay with horror and suspence. Because in GOW one second you will be battling a swarm of Locust Drones and the next you could be slowly padding your way down an abandoned corridor with the lights flickering on and off and hearing all sorts of noises and clatters around you and the entire time you will be developing that hair on the back of your neck sort of intuitary feeling that lets you know that something quite nasty is stalking you. And then...BAM a giant berserker smashes through a wall next to you, stops to smell the air and then charges at you with the intent to grind you into chunks as you fire inneffectually at its armored hide. GOW does such a good job of putting you the player in Marcus Fenix's boots that you may find yourself actually rolling out of your seat to avoid enemy fire. GOW is also a prime example of the hype mill actually being correct. GOW is one of those special games like half life and DOOM that only come around once in a great while and when they arrive they shatter the current precedents and perspectives of Gamers everywhere. Disk based perfection...A MUST BUY FOR ANY GAMER PERIOD!
pros-Heart poundingly intense and then just as easily eerie and spooky a hybrid of the shooter and Survival Horror Genre only seen in the likes of F.E.A.R. Great sound, score and perfect gameplay. Best graphics in a game to this point
Cons-Campaign is short and not extremely replayable. Online is glitchy.

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