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7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 52 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 52
  2. Negative: 6 out of 52

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  1. Jan 17, 2012
    4
    Another HORRIBLE expansion which further enforces my personal opinion that Cliffy B has no idea what he is doing. The sheer popularity of GoW1 was more of a shock to him then it was anyone else and the whole franchise was like putting a child in charge of fireworks, a very, very bad idea
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77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. 80
    This whole new chapter of the popular series allows you to try the other side. Finally you can see the world from the perspective of a high-ranked Locust general. [Jan 2012]
  2. Feb 15, 2012
    71
    Intriguing flashback but RAAM's Shadow lacks the polish we expect from the series. [March 2012, p.93]
  3. Jan 17, 2012
    70
    Our enthusiasm is only held back by the dozy and overpowered RAAM, who has nothing to add to the formula, but instead strips away most of what is good about Gears. But not to worry, his part is over quickly and then it´s back to the familiar role in some fresh surroundings.