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GF Rating
8.6

27015 ratings

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

The Gears are Still Spinning.

posted by RIPDBD (COLUMBUS, OH) Jan 17, 2007

Member since Sep 2006

4 out of 5 gamers (80%) found this review helpful

Where to start, Graphics. The Visuals in this game are extremely good, blood splatter, head popping, skulls flying, brains getting skeward by the piercing shot of a sniper rifle.

Gameplay, Near Flawless button setup graps the feel of the game, Simple one-button take-cover action provides easy yet challenging position control on enemies.

Story Line, Halo type EPIC storyline that drags you into the midst of the locust horde, you feel as if you are delta squad, by the end you live feel and breathe delta squad.

Voice over and Character Design, Mixed with great voice actors, and sometimes hilarious lines this game will leaving you laughing then screaming all in the same minute. Marcus Fenix, Son to a great man has to live up to the expectations of the Military, not only will you help him but you will give hope to the humans of Sera.

Downfalls, Possible glitches, tedious COG tag placement, Casual too easy, Insane too hard, Enemy malfunction in parts of the story.

Online, 4v4 It's Fantastic! Though some were hoping for more I found it to be very formidable, yes I myself would like huge maps with 8v8 but 4v4 fits it just fine. Some weapons shouldn't be as strong and some should be stronger, this is able to be fixed with patches so no worries.

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

Nothing can compare

posted by XxDummyxXD (CHIPPEWA FALLS, WI) Nov 11, 2006

Member since Sep 2004

13 out of 18 gamers (72%) found this review helpful

In Gears of War, I was thoroughly surprised by what I saw. The hype definitely held to the game and the Graphics....well freaking awesome. This is the best looking game to date on ANY platform. And Halo?? Why try to compare it to Halo?? Not even the same engine. The Unreal 3 engine used really did this game justice in all aspects of it. The multiplayer is great! Just like real life, when you die .....you DIE!!! I used to like the re spawn and come at it again but this game forces you to use your best tactics and also your best skills, if you have any. Even if you don't it will definitely provide hours of bloody, fun, practice for just about anyone. Have a good day and happy hunting!!

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

"Doom" meets "Saving Private Ryan"

posted by Slicendice (GRANITE BAY, CA) Nov 10, 2006

Member since Sep 2006

23 out of 33 gamers (70%) found this review helpful

I'm not the biggest fan of shooters, but this game is a first. Easily better than BOTH of the Halo games (HA THATS RIGHT, I SAID IT!) this game draws you in with simple controls, intelligent enemies, and plenty of blood, gore, chainsaws, language... just like SPR (minus chainsaw)

The story, from what I've learned so far, is centered on Marcus Fenix, who is some sort of convict who is called upon by the Collaborative Organization of Governments (COG) to fight back the Locust swarm. While the story is definintly second-place to the action, it still drive you along to give you a reason WHY your fighting (other than survival...)

Gameplay is awesome! Most evasive actions are controlled with the A button, making cover, dodging, and anything necessary from getting blow to pieces simple. A new feature to shooters which I found really nice was how the two triggers were used. The right one, if pressed alone, just fires off shots in the general direction your facing, while pressing L trigger then pressing R trigger allows for better aiming. And did I mention the use of a chainsaw bayonet on your full-auto rifle to carve up baddies? Brutal and a bit sickening, but very effective.

Last of all, the enemies. God, the Locusts.... These guys are smart! they take cover, flank, use all the tactics you do... and the smaller ones scare the living Jesus out of you when they jump out of nowhere!

Overall, this is a most excellent game. Be sure to at least rent it, buy it if you can stand the gore. Happy hunting!

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