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Gears of War

A futuristic, third-person shooter by Epic Games – the creators of the bestselling Unreal series. The action takes place on Sera, a planet, devastated by a long war for power sources, resembling Earth.

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Gears of War Release Date

07Nov2006

X360

06Nov2007

PC

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Gears of War for PC and X360 is another game by the creators of the legendary Unreal series. In contrast to Unreal Tournament and Unreal Championship, developers decided to focus on the single player campaign. However, there is a multiplayer, offering an interesting cooperation mode, for example. This third person perspective game combines the best elements of action games along with survival horror aspects, so in a way it resembles Doom 3 and the memorable System Shock series.

Gameplay

Tactics are an essential element of the game; the tactical-cover system allows taking cover during shootouts. Even though the arsenal seems quite conventional assault rifles, shotguns, grenades etc. the game is kept in a futuristic stylistic. The action is taking place on Sera, a planet resembling Earth. You play as Marcus Fenix, who wears a heavy combat armor that makes him unable to run like a sprinter, so frontal attacks and constant dashing are out of the question. Yet, the direct contact with the enemy allows using physical violence. The action happens both during day and night.

Technical aspects

From the technical standpoint, Gears of War features high quality 3D graphics powered by the third generation of Unreal Engine. Not only does it generate convincing interiors and enclosed spaces, but also renders vast open areas in real-time. Additionally, the AI of both the enemies and your allies is very good.

Other information

In comparison to the almost a year older version for Xbox 360, the PC edition is definitely richer. The developers introduced five new chapters into the single player campaign, among them a battle with Brumak a gigantic monster. Multiplayer is enhanced with new levels and a new mode King of the Hill. Epic Games provided players with a level editor, so players can create their own locations. The game for PC / Windows also includes every add-on from the console version.

Game mode: single / multiplayer   Multiplayer mode: Internet   Player counter: 1-8  

Media type: 1 DVD9

User score: 8,3 / 10 based on 7608 votes.

Pre-release expectations: 8.5 / 10 based on 47 votes.

PEGI rating Gears of War

Age rating. The PEGI rating considers the age suitability of a game, not the level of difficulty. Game contains depictions of violence.

Gears of War System requirements

Microsoft Xbox 360

Xbox 360

  • Uses:
  • Xbox Live
  • additionally (X360): link-cable
PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Recommended:
  • Pentium 4 2.4 GHz
  • 1 GB RAM
  • graphic card 128 MB (GeForce 6600 or better)
  • 12 GB HDD
  • Windows XP/Vista
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