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GF Rating
8.6

27016 ratings

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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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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Awesome Game

posted by imcool925 (CHADDS FORD, PA) Nov 10, 2006

Member since Jul 2004

this games really cool, theres alot of action and the graphics truely are amazing. theres not one smurge in the game and i only saw about 3 glitches throughout the hole game. the AI's were pretty smart but sometimes they would just charge you. Now i thought that my squad was retarted. They would run into the line of fire all the time which got annoying but that was the only thing wrong with them. Also how you have to take cover and then jump over sumthing was kinda of lame instead of just making a button to jump over it. also when i would try to take cover sometimes it would do a roll instead and id end up losing health or dying cuz i rolled into the line of fire. The gameplay i thought was to short. no where near as long of cod3. i hope they fix these problems in the future for gears of war 2 but this is an awesome game. youll like it alot.

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

ALL I CAN SAY PEOPLE IS AWSOME THE REAL DEAL

posted by stoney33 (WEBSTER, MA) Nov 10, 2006

Member since Nov 2005

I WILL SAY ALL THIS IN A FEW WORDS BEST GAME ON 360 CONSILE TO DATE .MUST HAVE .WORTH THE 60.00GO GET IT ITS PERFECTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT

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