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Gears Of War

by Microsoft
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (229 customer reviews)

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Platform: Xbox 360
Xbox 360
Edition: Standard Edition
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  • Engaging and disturbing cinematic story.
  • Movie-like cut scenes, cinematic camera moves and in-game storytelling bring the brutal, emotionally charged narrative to life.
  • Gamers control Marcus Fenix and his fire team as they pit advanced human technology against the overwhelming and horrific Locust Horde.
  • Fire team co-op action.
  • Gamers will experience richer cooperative gameplay than ever, through unique characters that require cooperation to survive.
  • Voice recognition and real-time lip-syncing heighten the immersive experience.
  • Unprecedented visuals in next-generation gaming. "Gears of War" ushers in the next generation with unprecedented visuals. The Unreal Engine 3 technology pushes high-definition visual designs and brings out the smallest details in the largest battle.
  • Gamers will experience a rich dynamic world with an unprecedented level of detail.
  • Hyper-realistic and intense combat.
  • Next-generation Xbox Live action.

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Game Information

  • Platform:   Xbox 360
  • BBFC Rating: Suitable for 18 years and over Suitable for 18 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 18. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 18 years of age or over.
  • Media: Video Game

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Platform: Xbox 360 | Edition: Standard Edition
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  • ASIN: B000E543MW
  • Product Dimensions: 2.2 x 1.8 x 0.4 cm ; 9 g
  • Release Date: 16 Nov 2006
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (229 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 622 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Platform: Xbox 360 | Edition: Standard Edition

Amazon.co.uk Review

In a nutshell:
One of the most highly rated games of E3, Gears of War is looking likely to be the Xbox 360’s Christmas blockbuster with the best graphics yet seen on the system and a tactical twist on the usual shoot ‘em-up gameplay.

The lowdown:
With Halo still at least a year out this is currently the Xbox 360’s premier exclusive shoot ‘em-up. Using a third person, over the shoulder, view rather than the usual first person viewpoint the game emphasis the importance of cover and tactics rather than just running and gunning. The question of cover becomes particularly important given the impressively destructible environments you fight in, which create a constantly shifting battlefield for you to navigate. As you’d expect the game also contains an extensive suite of multiplayer and co-op modes for play over Xbox Live.

Most exciting moment:
The graphics are stunning, nearly photorealistic, but the greatest guilty pleasure in the game so far is the "chainsaw bayonet" and the OTT spurt of gore it extracts from bad guys.

Since you ask:
Gears of War developers Epic Games are also responsible for the Unreal Engine 3 graphics engine which is used in many other games from Assassin’s Creed to Lost Odyssey.

The bottom line:
Who needs Halo when the Gears of War are turning as smartly as this?
Harrison Dent

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81 of 87 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best game ever.... 24 Nov 2006
Platform for Display:Xbox 360|Edition:Standard Edition
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I've got to admit, I never really looked forward to this game. I was more intrested in buying COD3 when it was released but due to all the hype, decided to bankrupt myself by getting this as well. All the reveiws had been amazing and the Americans on my friends list were going mad about it.

Its not often I fall in love with a videogame. It certainly hasn't happened on the 360 up till now. But this just beats everything I've ever played. Its gone straight to the top of my favourite games of all time overtaking classics such as Goldeneye, Legend of Zelda and FFX.

From the moment I turned it on I knew it was going to be good. The first level on games is usually a bit of a chore, trying to teach you everything. Gears of War doesn't. You learn how to play the game without even realising and within minutes, the controls are second nature. The cover system is absolutely fantastic, allowing you to weigh up your options without getting shot. Do you lean out and fire. Do you roll out of cover to gain a better angle? Do you switch cover? Do you just charge out of cover towards the enemy's and try and take them all with the shotgun. Or do you blindfire. Talking of blindfire, I feel it is the first time a game has finally nailed blindfire on the head. For once, its effective without making it too easy to kill everything. I can't think of another game where blindfire works quite so well.

Moving on through the game, you realise just how amazing the graphics are. In game, everything looks so damn realistic, like a war has been going on for more than a decade. The cutscenes are also fantastic, with the lip sync done perfectly so it actually looks like their talking. None of this miming done by several other games where the character speaks but doesn't actually move his mouth.
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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The first genuine next-gen game 18 Nov 2006
Platform for Display:Xbox 360|Edition:Standard Edition
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
This is the first item I've ever bought from amazon that inspired me to write a review, that in itself should speak volumes considering the thousands of pounds I've spent on amazon over the past 5 years.

Gears of War is the 6th Xbox 360 game I've purchased, bought Just Cause, Ghost Recon AW, Burnout Revenge, Oblivion, Chromehounds previously. Those 5 games were ok, but left me with this vaguely dissatisfying feeling at having shelled out so much money on the console and the games, and there was always this nagging voice at the back of my head berating me for wasting my money on this console.

Well that voice just got stabbed in the face and torn apart by a Locust grunt.

Gears of War is simply amazing. Every second I play it I am in awe, in terror, on the edge of my seat. Most games I play I take the gung ho approach and just charge in all guns blazing. Not Gears of War. I find myself terrified of open spaces, of dark areas, of anything that looks peaceful and safe. I know that as soon as I'm feeling secure, the Locust will attack and I'll find myself in the middle of a terrifying hail of gunfire, inhuman screams, yells of victory, warnings of enemies flanking me, and that's just from my teammates! Never in my life have I played a game that made me feel so completely immersed in its world. From the jaw dropping visuals to the excellant sound and the fantastic battle music that builds slowly as more and more enemies come charging at you, covering each other, throwing grenades, keeping your heads down while their comrades try and flank you.

Some of the game innovations are wonderful. Dancing from cover to cover is effortless and highly intuitive.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Game Ever 20 Nov 2006
Platform for Display:Xbox 360|Edition:Standard Edition
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I've completed this twice now with both a friend in split screen and online using a headset and the fun just doesn't stop, jumping into cover and giving covering fire as your ally moves forward, or holding out in a room using blind fire to keep the enemy from rushing you, the action is just of the highest quality you could ever expect from a computer game, it feels as if your in some kind of epic movie. the main story is pretty long, clocking in at around 12ish hours and it flys by. Even when you have completed it a few times it still brings you back for more, even as I type this at work, all I can think about is getting home and spending another 4 odd hours helping somone with thier storymode over xboxlive. If you have not already got this, you seriously owe it to yourself to buy it NOW, if you don't have an xbox360 then you need to break the biggy bank as this will not be released on any other format.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Platform for Display:Xbox 360|Edition:Standard Edition
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I got this game bundled with my 360 and it was an amazing game to kick-start my xbox 360 experience. The graphics are mind blowing, and the action is very fast paced and involves a very well balanced use of skill (taking cover) and fun (blowing things up and shooting!).

Coming from a PC background I was quite surprised at the shortness of the game. I don't know if this is because of the level of detail taking up space on the DVD or just that Epic also wanted to focus on the multiplayer aspect as well... This considered I don't really feel the game has significant re-playability. Sure, you have your xbox achievements, but apart from several places in the single player game where you have a choice which path you take (left or right), you're on rails most of the time.

I enjoyed this game while it lasted, but I doubt I'll be picking it up for a second play-through any time soon. It looks great and plays well on single-player, and for you xbox live lovers I know the multiplayer is a blast - but I would have liked to have seen a more in-depth and longer single player campaign.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fun as an aggressive Third-Person-Shooter game
Selected Standard version but was sent the classic edition. Shame really. :(

Game is otherwise quite fun so far, have just completed the first act! Read more
Published 22 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Get some!
Bought this when it first came out well worth the dosh, i mean whats not to like with a chainsaw attached to your weapon?
Published 6 months ago by Simon Bird
5.0 out of 5 stars A must for all 360 owners
I was going through some of my favourite games and thought I have to put some words down for GOW. This is an all action gritty shooter, from the first time you start the game you... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Trooper'66
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 Star
was a bit nervous about buying a "used" game but it looked rather new, definitely worth the price. Read more
Published 8 months ago by DavidRiella
5.0 out of 5 stars Unbeatable in its time!
Back when this game was released, it offered something completely new the the 'shooter' genre. The campaign although short-lived was fresh and exciting. Read more
Published 9 months ago by KraZy 8
2.0 out of 5 stars Dull and dreary
picked this game up a few years back having heard all of the great things about it - I only bothered to finish it last week. Read more
Published 11 months ago by JBT
4.0 out of 5 stars A easy game to play
I didn't find this game a challenge, It was easy to complete. It didn't take me long to do it either.
Published 13 months ago by Nikki
5.0 out of 5 stars top game
My son bought this game for his dad and he is really impressed with it, so pleased that he got 2 and 3 as well.
Published 13 months ago by mrs wendy a clarkson
5.0 out of 5 stars love Gears!
me and my friend played through these games from Gears 1 and recently finished Gears Judgement! such a good game series and this one was the hardest but one of the most fun.
Published 15 months ago by A Long-Going Gamer
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable 'kill the baddies' game
My husband and I love playing this together co-op campaign splitscreen. Great game and can't wait to play 2 & 3.
Published 16 months ago by Tania Drewitt
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