Gears of War 3 Xbox 360

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  1. Sep 21, 2011
    8
    Loved the first game and the second one was just ok for me I had some big issues with it. The third game has now come out and after beating it I honestly feel like it falls somewhere in the middle. The first being a 9 for me and the second being a 6 or 7 I feel very comfortable with an 8. Didn't reach what I had hoped it would but still a lot of fun. I love the Gears franchise its myLoved the first game and the second one was just ok for me I had some big issues with it. The third game has now come out and after beating it I honestly feel like it falls somewhere in the middle. The first being a 9 for me and the second being a 6 or 7 I feel very comfortable with an 8. Didn't reach what I had hoped it would but still a lot of fun. I love the Gears franchise its my favorite on 360 but I worry about it going stale. I felt like it took 2 steps back with 2 and a step forward with 3. Expand
  2. Sep 20, 2011
    10
    Gears of war 3 is the best in the series by a mile. The multiplayer is great no flaws, and the first game with a way to kill campers. The digger gun! Great graphics on both SP and MP. 4 player co-op and just an all round epic game. While saying epic, I hope they have some plans up there sleeves as it's ashame this is the end for gears. Possible spin offs witch would be great as it's anGears of war 3 is the best in the series by a mile. The multiplayer is great no flaws, and the first game with a way to kill campers. The digger gun! Great graphics on both SP and MP. 4 player co-op and just an all round epic game. While saying epic, I hope they have some plans up there sleeves as it's ashame this is the end for gears. Possible spin offs witch would be great as it's an amazing franchise. The MP is fresh and I just love playing on it, a great action game and one of the best on the 360. Epic should be very proud as this is a top contender for game of the year. That's about all I have to say on it really other then  if your on the fence with this on, just trust me you won't be let down! Expand
  3. Sep 20, 2011
    9
    By far the best looking and best playing Gears of War thus far. If you are new to the series it is still a great place to start. There is a short video that will catch you up on all the previous games and even fills in some blanks since the last game. The gun play and movement is tighter. Many unlockables, including gun skins, characters and more. My biggest gripe with the game so far isBy far the best looking and best playing Gears of War thus far. If you are new to the series it is still a great place to start. There is a short video that will catch you up on all the previous games and even fills in some blanks since the last game. The gun play and movement is tighter. Many unlockables, including gun skins, characters and more. My biggest gripe with the game so far is that they have so much DLC on the day of launch. Right now you can buy roughly 30 DLC packs which are nothing more than skin packs for your guns. At $3 a piece it is quite the ripoff. As far as actual in game issues there is little to complain about. I have the same basic gripe as in all Gears of War games. Multiplayer is basically a bunch of shotgunners roadie running through maps. If you can get by that there is lots and lots of fun to be had. Expand
  4. Sep 20, 2011
    9
    Only played a few levels so far but it seems great. The cover system and aiming is a lot smoother this time and i cant wait to try out the co-op stuff with friends.
  5. Sep 20, 2011
    8
    When I first started playing this, I was going to give it a 7 due to the first third of the campaign being quite dull. But it really picks up after that. Some very nice 'holy **** moments in it and even a very emotional bit too. Haven't played the mp yet but the sp is very solid after the first third. If you like Gears, you will like this. The best one of the three. Much prettier moreWhen I first started playing this, I was going to give it a 7 due to the first third of the campaign being quite dull. But it really picks up after that. Some very nice 'holy **** moments in it and even a very emotional bit too. Haven't played the mp yet but the sp is very solid after the first third. If you like Gears, you will like this. The best one of the three. Much prettier more refined gameplay. Collapse
  6. Sep 20, 2011
    9
    Really enjoyable especially if you got friends to play with and multiplayer is very fun. There's not much thats already been said in other reviews so all i can say is its a good end to the series.
  7. Sep 20, 2011
    9
    Unsurprisingly excellent on all fronts.Though there is a feeling of deja vu surrounding this game,it really doesn't matter much as you will be too busy kicking serious butt to care.If you take pure action and add a slice of cheese,you get the magnificent Gears Of War 3.
  8. Sep 20, 2011
    9
    Gameplay wise, Its pretty much the same with the exceptions of a few new things here n' there. BUT, it must be noted that this is one of the MOST REFINED games ive ever played! Seriously, its almost bizzare to se such huge hulks move around the battlefield with such grace & fluidity . Story On the other hand is much much better than the previous installments & you actually feel the dread &Gameplay wise, Its pretty much the same with the exceptions of a few new things here n' there. BUT, it must be noted that this is one of the MOST REFINED games ive ever played! Seriously, its almost bizzare to se such huge hulks move around the battlefield with such grace & fluidity . Story On the other hand is much much better than the previous installments & you actually feel the dread & sorrow that the gears would be feeling.
    Graphics Like always are topnotch.
    A couple of new characters are introduced, but id would have been nice to get a bit more of a backstory on the newcomers. The introduction of lambent enemies really makes you change your playstyle from previous gears as enemies are far more aggressive.
    One Impotrtant thing to note here is that Difficulty levels have been altered significantly. So if u used to play gears on normal difficulty than go with hardcore , cause the game has become just TOO EASY!
    Even in hardcore mode one can at times finish whole levels without shooting a single bullet! Sadly, Insane mode is unlocked only after finishing the campaign :( All in All Its Pretty much what i expected (which is near perfect) , This Game Has Lots of modes and tons of collectibles,skins,gun themes to unlock thus giving it a huge replayibility bonus.
    So... STOP READING THIS AND GET YOUR GEARS 3 COPY ASAP! >:D
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  9. Sep 20, 2011
    10
    Superbly, the graphics are jaw-dropping, and impeccable gameplay, history and well-written characters with life.Go stay forever in the history of games, Gears is wonderful everything was done with great care and with many details, but rather an game to top it off gold trilogy.
  10. Sep 20, 2011
    10
    Game of the Year on XBOX no doubt about it, the single player is just pure epic and the multiplayer is even better whether you play versus or horde or beast. I am useless with using the xbox controller since I am a PC guy but this game is the only one I have bought for xbox so far this year and it's really the reason why I one an xbox in the first place. Dont miss it, buy an xbox if youGame of the Year on XBOX no doubt about it, the single player is just pure epic and the multiplayer is even better whether you play versus or horde or beast. I am useless with using the xbox controller since I am a PC guy but this game is the only one I have bought for xbox so far this year and it's really the reason why I one an xbox in the first place. Dont miss it, buy an xbox if you have to in order to experience it. Expand
  11. Sep 20, 2011
    10
    I bought the first gears a few years back and I didn't really appeal to me back then, so I passed up on the second one all together. I was in the store today really doubting if I would give it another shot after all these years and holy crap. I am glad I did. This is an absolute monster of a game, I played through the first two acts and really had to convince myself to try out theI bought the first gears a few years back and I didn't really appeal to me back then, so I passed up on the second one all together. I was in the store today really doubting if I would give it another shot after all these years and holy crap. I am glad I did. This is an absolute monster of a game, I played through the first two acts and really had to convince myself to try out the multiplayer as well tonight because otherwise I would've played the campaign till early dawn. Incredible setpiece moments, badass gunfights, amazing dialogue. Really one of the best campaigns I played in the last 2 years. But then it was time to start up the multiplayer and although I rarely play a third-person game online I didn't have any problems at all adjusting to the mechanics of the game and after 2 rounds I was playing top 3 places in my team. kudos to the matchmaking as well, very nicely balanced the teams all the time so the experience is very enjoyable. You have a lot of modes in the regular versus (Team Deathmatch, Warzone (normal deathmatch), execution (instead of killing enemys you must execute them up close and personal) and king of the hill). If you are now to the game, there is an option to play a casual multiplayer witch lets you play witch other "newbies". And further more you have a horde mode (fending of waves of enemy's) and beast mode (horde mode in reverse). And if that's not enough you can play the whole campaign with up to 3 friends in split-screen or in online coop. As you can see that's a whole lot of multiplayer :-) and it's al very smoothly, I encountered not a single lag issue in my first 7 hours of playing. A piece of multiplayer that will grasp you for months I can imagine. So in conclusion. If you're not already a very confirmed hater or just don't care about shooting stuff with gaming's most badass guns then you have no reason at all not to buy this game, really top notch!!!! Expand
  12. Sep 20, 2011
    10
    This game is f*****g amazing! The graphics, story, gameplay, replay-value, multiplayer are all as perfect as perfect can be! I got the epic edition and I don't regret it at all!
  13. Sep 20, 2011
    10
    Gears of war 3 is the best co-op game ever. It's is better than gears 1 and gears 2. The weapons are cooler, the gfx are better, the story is more in dept and the online multiplayer is actually fun... Gears of War 3 has all this and... ofc the best cutscene of any game ever. Buy this game.
  14. Sep 20, 2011
    10
    If you're a fan or a newcomer to the Gears Universe, the end of the trilogy has something for everyone. The gameplay is the same tried and true formula that you know and love, but it's even smoother now. The campaign simply seeps epicness from it's very core, with an interesting story that's pleasing yet accessible. The same goes for the multiplayer, which'll feel great to anyone who hasIf you're a fan or a newcomer to the Gears Universe, the end of the trilogy has something for everyone. The gameplay is the same tried and true formula that you know and love, but it's even smoother now. The campaign simply seeps epicness from it's very core, with an interesting story that's pleasing yet accessible. The same goes for the multiplayer, which'll feel great to anyone who has played Gears before, and introduces new players well. Those two modes alone would be enough to warrant a high score, but the loads of additional content Epic has added is what makes Gears 3 a nearly flawless game, more than worthy of the proverbial 10 out of 10. Expand
  15. Oct 7, 2011
    9
    Gears 3 is a really, really fun co-op game. I've played co-op in the other Gears games for many, many hours, and the gameplay in Gears 3 is the best. The story is different. Early reviews said that Gears 3 wraps everything up nicely and beautifully. While it does wrap everything up, it does so hastily, and misses out on many opportunities to flesh out backstory or just generalGears 3 is a really, really fun co-op game. I've played co-op in the other Gears games for many, many hours, and the gameplay in Gears 3 is the best. The story is different. Early reviews said that Gears 3 wraps everything up nicely and beautifully. While it does wrap everything up, it does so hastily, and misses out on many opportunities to flesh out backstory or just general explanations.
    However, I can't bring myself to give Gears 3 a lower rating because of the story just because it's so fun. I can remember so many different parts in the campaign that were totally freaking awesome and exciting. Gears 3 also features a horde mode, where waves of computer controlled enemies attack you and 4 of your friends. Horde mode is a great way to extend gameplay, because it distills the gameplay from the story, and lets you just shoot bad aliens, which is what Gears rocks at. If you didn't like the first two Gears, however, you certainly will not like Gears 3. The gameplay, while refined, boils down to the same cover based shooter it was 5 years ago. If you were a fan, you will be absolutely satisfied with Gears 3 for a very long time.
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  16. Oct 26, 2011
    9
    One thing that I can't stress enough is that you're easily getting your money's worth by purchasing Gears of War 3. There's so much content to be fully explored, accompanied with a ridiculous amount of time-consuming challenges and unlockables. As with all games, however, there is still a handful of disappointments, mainly with the campaign. Starting with the campaign, it is definitely theOne thing that I can't stress enough is that you're easily getting your money's worth by purchasing Gears of War 3. There's so much content to be fully explored, accompanied with a ridiculous amount of time-consuming challenges and unlockables. As with all games, however, there is still a handful of disappointments, mainly with the campaign. Starting with the campaign, it is definitely the longest one in the series. This, however, is misleading, as there are many situations that are merely used as "filler" firefights, consisting of you killing endless amounts of locust/lambent for no apparent reason in the exact same fashion over and over again. They're entirely unnecessary, and are only implemented to extend the campaign's number of gameplay hours. I enjoy locust/lambent firefights as much as the next guy, but the pacing and sheer amount of them becomes tedious and repetitive quite often. Epic also did a poor job explaining many of the events following GoW2 but before GoW3, as well as some of the new characters. Supposedly these details were explained in comics that Epic released, but honestly, that's a little absurd to include vital information on a separate piece of media that a fan MIGHT read. Overall, the story of the campaign was very enjoyable, save for the conclusion. The conclusion winds up being an extremely cliche and "convenient" ending, leaving me slightly angry. However, it's still a somewhat fitting ending and it essentially leaves no room for another game. Epic could, however, make some DLC for one loose end during the campaign, but nothing more than DLC. I was very impressed with GoW3's improved graphics, and the new lighting effects are quite exceptional. The multiplayer is where most of us will be spending our time, whether it be Horde Mode or Versus. Beast Mode is a great little addition, but I don't see myself playing it more than necessary in order to unlock awards. If you were a serious Horde fan from GoW2, you won't be disappointed. "Horde 2.0", as Epic calls it, is chalk full of additional tweaks and challenges that dramatically extend the abundance of things to do. It's still obviously heavy on the core experience, but fantastic new features such as "Boss Waves" are a sheer blast to play. The Versus Mode has been tremendously improved, using dedicated servers to prevent lag and so that host no longer has god powers over the game. The online maps are much larger than in previous installments, and I dislike at least half of them, due to the weapon-hording/camping that goes on, but they still work most of the time. I still feel that the Sawed-Off Shotgun is far too noob-friendly, removing any skill involved with actually aiming a shotgun. Granted, they have to be relatively close to pull off a gib, but with the way the maps are set up, it's extremely easy. The game keeps track of a huge variety of statistics, which is something that I desperately desired in GoW2. Versus does have some matchmaking issues that should be somehow fixed. Getting into games is easy enough, but the servers are more worried about throwing you into the first game it finds, rather than balancing teams. You'll quite commonly be thrown into games where no one on your team, other than yourself, is even above level 40, whilst the opposing team has no one below the level of 70. And it's not just the initial game where they'll be unbalanced teams; even after that first game's completion, the game will still constantly stack one team and leave the other with Sawed-Off wielding scrubs who have no idea how to play. Keep in mind that this is an EXTREMELY frequent occurrence, so expect it to happen more often than not. The positive thing, is that this only occurs in Quick Match Versus, whereas Ranked Match games will wait until the game is balanced before starting. The negative thing, is that on average, about 30,000 people are playing Quick Match at most given times, whereas only 2500-3000 are on Ranked. If you don't mind waiting for several minutes for a game start and you want to avoid the aforementioned issue, I recommend Ranked. Overall, Gears of War 3 is essentially the whole package. It still easily remains one of the top 3 shooters on consoles, the others being Halo and Call of Duty. It stays true to what made the original famous, and tweaks it to become a top shooter. If you even have remotely enjoyed any Gears of War games in the past, you should definitely pick up a copy of this one. It is the best overall in the series, and even if you're new to the series, it's another fantastic shooter that stands out amongst the rest. Expand
  17. Oct 19, 2011
    9
    The story is great, but the multi-player feels old in spite of everything new that included, without doubt it is best that you can play with 4 friends the story and the way Horde 2.0 is that you can absorb more time.
  18. Oct 11, 2011
    9
    An almost perfect single player experience, the graphics, the story and the musical score come together perfectly to make the finale satisfying and fun. Horde is fun minus the jerks that drop out in the middle as is beast mode. The versus isn't my thing as the roll roll shotgun gameplay is boring as boring can be but still a great game.
  19. Oct 6, 2011
    10
    Wow what a fantastic game, the graphics are incredible. plays smoothly and alot of good shooting Fun. It always makes me laugh when people say the gameplay hasnt changed much since the first game. Of course it bloody hasnt its gears of war. Do people really want the whole gameplay mechanics changed. this is what makes the game. to me this is the finest looking game on the 360 console. ToWow what a fantastic game, the graphics are incredible. plays smoothly and alot of good shooting Fun. It always makes me laugh when people say the gameplay hasnt changed much since the first game. Of course it bloody hasnt its gears of war. Do people really want the whole gameplay mechanics changed. this is what makes the game. to me this is the finest looking game on the 360 console. To be honest i play my ps3 alot more but i would say the graphics were on par with uncharted. This game certainly deserves a 10. Expand
  20. Oct 19, 2011
    9
    Better than Gears of War 2 , Good story , Great gameplay , Best Graphics on XBOX360 so far , Strong multtiplayer but its this game better than Uncharted 3 ???? we ill know the answer later
  21. Oct 23, 2011
    9
    I Really didn't come into Gears of War 3 expecting to be taken by it as much as i have, the multiplayer is genuinely great this time around and is one of the most polished and smooth running games i have played on my Xbox 360.

    The campaign offers around the same emotional impact as the last, which is just above average for a shooter, but being a game that knows it's audience well Gears 3
    I Really didn't come into Gears of War 3 expecting to be taken by it as much as i have, the multiplayer is genuinely great this time around and is one of the most polished and smooth running games i have played on my Xbox 360.

    The campaign offers around the same emotional impact as the last, which is just above average for a shooter, but being a game that knows it's audience well Gears 3 has delivered the best epic set pieces, levels and characters of the series.

    I wouldn't have purchased this title if it was going to be the regular average campaign and multiplayer that interests you for a bit under a month that is becoming ever so common with 'triple A' titles as of late. With modes like Horde, Beast, Co-op Campaign and the ability to adjust campaign with 'skull' like options this is definitely value for money.

    I am giving this title a 9 out of 10, it is a great game that has very polished and addictive multiplayer, a variety of buddy modes and a pretty lengthy and rad campaign!
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  22. Oct 23, 2011
    9
    Ever since I started playing the Xbox 360, I have usually played the exclusives such as Halo as well as Gears. Now with this epic end to the trilogy, Gears of War shall be placed down as the best Xbox 360 exclusive game I have ever played and possibly will ever play. Although featuring near identical game play to the previous Gears of War games, I will stand by the 'if it ain't broke,Ever since I started playing the Xbox 360, I have usually played the exclusives such as Halo as well as Gears. Now with this epic end to the trilogy, Gears of War shall be placed down as the best Xbox 360 exclusive game I have ever played and possibly will ever play. Although featuring near identical game play to the previous Gears of War games, I will stand by the 'if it ain't broke, don't fix it' philosophy. In the previous installations it was simply about saving the world from a mysterious enemy, the Locust however in this finally, you will look more deeply into the lives of the team of soldiers that have survived this long, with some happy endings and well, lets just say, some not so happy. As I finally defeated the main boss and I watched the ending cinematic I was in awe at the revelation that had just unfolded and the amazing soundtrack just added to that fact. I would simply play the game all over again just to hear that soundtrack. Although I found Gears of War 2 harder to get into with the plot line and game play, I found that I had no problem getting into Gears of War 3. This makes it an excellent starting point for those new to the series but I would advice said people to play the previous two games first as the finally is a lot more shocking and awe worthy if you know all about the main characters and the people surrounding them. Multiplayer however I never got into, it was a bit frustrating with the Gears combat system, but it will depend on your taste. Horde however is the next best thing to the Campaign and I found me and my friends staying up late into the night fighting off endless amounts of Locust and Lambent while laughing as I was continuously downed by the Boomers. All in all definitely worth a weekend rent for the Campaign and to dabble in the online modes and if they fit to your liking, worth the purchase. Expand
  23. Nov 2, 2011
    9
    I have never played any other of these games but gears 3 is next to top of my best online games of all time. The campaign isnt big but its one that can be played over and over again to find all the collectibles or to complete with friends. Online versus has a very good range of games to pick from and all are unique to the game. Playing is very competative and gets very interesting a lot ofI have never played any other of these games but gears 3 is next to top of my best online games of all time. The campaign isnt big but its one that can be played over and over again to find all the collectibles or to complete with friends. Online versus has a very good range of games to pick from and all are unique to the game. Playing is very competative and gets very interesting a lot of the time. Horde isnt a bad mode by all means but it can get very samey after playing it a few times. The new beast mode is alike but it will keep some people trying to unlock all the creatures to play as. Overall gears 3 is much better than COD, even though the graphics are good but pretty dull and un-atmospheric a lot of the time. Expand
  24. Nov 7, 2011
    9
    Gears of War 3 is the most polished, fined tuned game of the series. Epic Games really has taken nearly every problem found in the previous installment and fined tuned it. The games more colorful palette of levels is beautiful and finally moves away from the dreary, dark shades of Gears 1 and 2. The multiplayer is the most addictive of the series, with dedicated servers that finallyGears of War 3 is the most polished, fined tuned game of the series. Epic Games really has taken nearly every problem found in the previous installment and fined tuned it. The games more colorful palette of levels is beautiful and finally moves away from the dreary, dark shades of Gears 1 and 2. The multiplayer is the most addictive of the series, with dedicated servers that finally eliminated the dreaded host advantage. The new weapons like the Retro Lancer and the Digger are welcome new entries into the Gears weaponry. The controls are tight and there is less times where I have been stuck on cover. The story has the classic cheesy-ness that Gears is known for but also comes with some very emotional surprises that fans that followed all 3 games will truly appreciate. Horde mode is a even more addicting mode than it was in Gears 2. With tower defense strategy and boss modes, it is a whole new beast. Beast was also a nice addition. Being the Locust Horde is one of the best parts about this game. For any shooter fan this is a must buy but new comers be warned, Gears still has a tough learning curve. Expand
  25. Nov 29, 2011
    8
    The pinnacle of the series.

    Campaign: AMazing story as always from this game.
    Multiplayer: At first it felt just like any other GOW game, but as I played I noticed and felt the differences. Team Deathmatch is amazing.
    Horde 2.0 = Holy Horde BATMAN! A lot of fun to play with friends.

    OVERALL, A winner for the XBOX to own this series.
  26. Nov 8, 2011
    9
    GoW 3 is an improvement over ever other GoW game in the series. The story is better than the other games, the graphics are better, and the gameplay (while remaining true to the series) has been tweaked with things like the retro lancer to really improve the mechanics and strategy of the game. Beast mode and Horde mode are welcomed co-op additions to the multiplayer experience and the hordeGoW 3 is an improvement over ever other GoW game in the series. The story is better than the other games, the graphics are better, and the gameplay (while remaining true to the series) has been tweaked with things like the retro lancer to really improve the mechanics and strategy of the game. Beast mode and Horde mode are welcomed co-op additions to the multiplayer experience and the horde mode is particularly well polished with the new fortifications-buying aspect. Naturally, if you didn't like previous GoW you won't like this one. But if you do, this will be the best GoW you've ever played! Expand
  27. Oct 1, 2011
    10
    simply amazing!! putting the minor flaws aside, u know this game will be played online by millions for years to come and that's all i need to know to tell if it's an epic game or not, 11/10!!!!
  28. Sep 28, 2011
    9
    I jumped into Gears 3 after adoring the first and finding the second...fun but not as enjoyable. What I found was something incredible. While the action has remained mostly the same, everything else has improved exponentially. The characters are loads more interesting, with some nice throwbacks to character's pasts that really enforces that these people used to lead different lives. TheI jumped into Gears 3 after adoring the first and finding the second...fun but not as enjoyable. What I found was something incredible. While the action has remained mostly the same, everything else has improved exponentially. The characters are loads more interesting, with some nice throwbacks to character's pasts that really enforces that these people used to lead different lives. The graphics are the biggest improvement. Oh my. The Unreal Engine is constantly getting updated, but this is the best I have seen in a long time. I was surprised to see them - these are the kinds of graphics I expect from a PC game. Couple that with new environments - not just underground and urban surroundings - and you get something that looks as good as it plays. The action, like I said, has remained mostly the same, although with new weapons and enemies so unless you didn't like the previous games, I doubt you will dislike this. I strongly recommend this game. A worthwhile purchase. Expand
  29. Nov 6, 2011
    9
    This was an outstanding game. The single player campaign was very satisfying. The multiplayer, both co-op and pvp is a blast. It is good to see this game evolve and improve over the three releases as opposed to stagnate like the Medal of Honor and BF series. I love the 3rd person view and the weapons.
  30. Oct 4, 2011
    10
    Well Just beat the campaign and played some multiplayer, Horde and Beast. So now im ready to give my review. KEEP IS MIND THIS IS MY OPINION. Don't hate, Just post your opinions on the game below. First off id like to say MAJOR improvement from Gears 2. What you might of thought that was gears about gears 2 was just made 5 times better in this one. Starting of with Campaign.

    *MINOR
    Well Just beat the campaign and played some multiplayer, Horde and Beast. So now im ready to give my review. KEEP IS MIND THIS IS MY OPINION. Don't hate, Just post your opinions on the game below. First off id like to say MAJOR improvement from Gears 2. What you might of thought that was gears about gears 2 was just made 5 times better in this one. Starting of with Campaign.

    *MINOR SPOILER ALERT* Just skip this part to see multiplayer. Won't spoil much but 1 or 2 might slip.
    Campaign starts off with a bang as you start off on a ship where most of humanity has taken refuge and "safe". Throughout the campaign you will be placed in different character's shoes to tell their final story. Few main characters don't make it to the last cut scene i won't say who though. The story is told very well and a great ending to the gears story. The characters are believable and facial expressions tell the story in full. Best played with 4 player co-op but still fun to solo as well.
    *MULTIPLAYER*
    The pace has been sped up a bit to find that mid point between Gears 1 and 2. Gameplay is fun and enjoyable. As you play each match you get rewarded ribbons and medals. Level up to unlock different Characters and Execute enemies with every weapon in the game. Minor pop in and out graphics but thats not the games fault its the unreal engines none the less graphics are beautiful from the beach to brutal battlefields in the forests. You won't be disappointed. Sawed off noobs might piss you off but hey every game has an over powered weapon.

    *BEAST and HORDE*.
    Maybe the best and most fun part of the game that will keep you coming back for months to come especially with the dlc coming out next month and every 3 months following that for the next year. Grab some friends and kick some ass. The insane horde you knew from gears 2 has been upgraded with a more survival feel. Now you can build up a base with turrets and many more things to help you like decoys. You have to pay to buy mapped weapons and now every 10 waves is a random boss wave. I could play for hours on end. Beast is kinda the opposite. This time you play as the locust horde trying to kill the enemy CoG. For every kill on both modes you get money to either upgrade your fortifications or buy stronger beasts.

    All in all well worth the 60 dollars and you won't be disappointed.
    Perfect 10 out of 10. Definitely a game of the year contender. *Note i have both Ps3, Xbox, and gaming computer.*
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  31. Nov 3, 2011
    10
    I'm not a big competitive multiplayer person so after the campaign the first two installments didn't keep my attention that long. Besides being the best campaign in the series yet with the biggest variety of enemies and weapons it has improved horde mode to give it a lot more depth and beast mode is super fun too. if it's just not your type of game that's fine...but I don't know whatI'm not a big competitive multiplayer person so after the campaign the first two installments didn't keep my attention that long. Besides being the best campaign in the series yet with the biggest variety of enemies and weapons it has improved horde mode to give it a lot more depth and beast mode is super fun too. if it's just not your type of game that's fine...but I don't know what else you could ask out of a game. Expand
  32. Oct 2, 2011
    9
    This is really a epic game from epic games. The graphics are amazing, the storyline is incredible, and the controls are absolutly epic. No longer are you going to get into cover on the wrong side. The multiplayer is more fun than Call of Duty. Yes that is right. No more annoying campers and snipers. The cover and shoot system really gives more flavor and varaiety in multiplayer. You willThis is really a epic game from epic games. The graphics are amazing, the storyline is incredible, and the controls are absolutly epic. No longer are you going to get into cover on the wrong side. The multiplayer is more fun than Call of Duty. Yes that is right. No more annoying campers and snipers. The cover and shoot system really gives more flavor and varaiety in multiplayer. You will never feel that your opponent is completely OP. There are also a MASSIVE array of unlockables. Caracters, weapon skins and modifiers like big heads and insta-gib melee. The beast and horde mode are one of the best co-op experiences I've ever had. EVER (second to Borderlands). However, where there is good there is bad. This game can get repetitive, al lot in fact. Another thing is that this game doesn't have as many as those HOLY-CRAP moments like Gears 2 had. Gears 2 has you destroying a gaint worm by cutting it's heart's artaries. Gears 3 has you killing more lambet locusts. It just feels like gears 3 is going through the moments. And this feeling gets more strong later in the game. However these are very minor flaws, but great enough to only get a 9 intead of a 10. The single player also feels a bit cut-off. It feels like the devs spent more time on the multiplayer aspect intstead of the single-player. But all in all this is a great experience, but bear in mind: If your a offline or singleplayer gamer, you won't get as much in this game as you whould if you play online. Expand
  33. Oct 3, 2011
    10
    Haters be Hating. But this game, shall not be hated on. Gears of War 3 is a standing ovation the the utter genius that is put forth into video games by their creators. Not only is the multiplayer intuitive with new plays to play versus, lag free games, and a new twist to the tried and true "Horde" Mode, but the Single Player ties up all the loose ends in Gears of War 1 and 2. For all thoseHaters be Hating. But this game, shall not be hated on. Gears of War 3 is a standing ovation the the utter genius that is put forth into video games by their creators. Not only is the multiplayer intuitive with new plays to play versus, lag free games, and a new twist to the tried and true "Horde" Mode, but the Single Player ties up all the loose ends in Gears of War 1 and 2. For all those haters who be hating this game because of the multiplayer. I can justify. Let's compare the games, all of them. In Gears of War 1 everyone died to fast. It was like playing insane mode but on multiplayer. Let's bring it to Gears of War 2. The Lancer and Hammerburst were useless. Everyone ran around with a shotgun because that was seriously the only gun, besides the power weapons, that you could use to kill an enemy. Let's take it to Gears of War 3. With the addition of the Retro Lancer, the powerful but innacurate version of the Lancer. The Retro Lancer is perfect for mowing down that n00b who is running at you with his Sawed-off shotgun. Now here's where it goes slightly downhill. The Sawed-off Shotgun. The most complained about gun not only in the beta, but in the full game. Able to kill with one shot from chainsaw distance normally, and from slightly further with an active reloaded bullet. It may be the most n00bish weapon in the game, but there are also ways to combat it. Let's say you have your gnasher and you see a n00b run towards you with a Sawed-Off. Go for the down, it's better to just down the sucker than to have him get close enough to kill you. Gears Of War 3 may still have the shotgun essentials to it that Gears of War 2 did, but there is the addition of the primary assault rifles having a better shot at getting you a kill, and saving your life from that n00b with the Sawed-Off. I hope this conveys the utter genius of this game to those who are thinking about purchasing it. If you are thinking about purchasing it, get it. It won't be a waste of time. Expand
  34. Oct 3, 2011
    10
    Fantastic Game! If you are a fan of the Gears of War Series, you will surely enjoy this game. If you haven't tried a Gears of War game before, there has never been a better time to try it out. Great campaign to end the series (there is also a catch-up video for newcomers), fantastic multiplayer in versus, horde 2.0 is a ton of fun, and beast mode is a more than welcome addition. As a GearsFantastic Game! If you are a fan of the Gears of War Series, you will surely enjoy this game. If you haven't tried a Gears of War game before, there has never been a better time to try it out. Great campaign to end the series (there is also a catch-up video for newcomers), fantastic multiplayer in versus, horde 2.0 is a ton of fun, and beast mode is a more than welcome addition. As a Gears fan myself, it is clear that i will be playing this game for months. Expand
  35. Oct 10, 2011
    10
    Though I played a little bit of Gears 2, I am new to the Gears series. Gears 3 is an outstanding and amazing shooter! I love the third-person cover system which works really well and makes for epic gameplay! The campaign is perfection with a interesting plot line and fantastic boss battles. It also lasts a good amount of time probably 15-20 hours. The new beast mode is very fun and hordeThough I played a little bit of Gears 2, I am new to the Gears series. Gears 3 is an outstanding and amazing shooter! I love the third-person cover system which works really well and makes for epic gameplay! The campaign is perfection with a interesting plot line and fantastic boss battles. It also lasts a good amount of time probably 15-20 hours. The new beast mode is very fun and horde mode is even better than in Gears 2! Multiplayer is great also! Overall, this game has little to no issues, so many game modes that are very well made, and just might be the GOTY, but who knows? Expand
  36. Oct 14, 2011
    10
    Game of the Year!! Finalmente llega hasta nosotros el mejor Gears of War jamás creado, el más completo y sin duda el más largo. A nivel de multijugador puedes pasar horas y horas sin despegarte ya que sus diferentes modos de juego te dejarán enganchado. Y su modo historia es sin duda un punto clave que te dejaráGame of the Year!! Finalmente llega hasta nosotros el mejor Gears of War jamás creado, el más completo y sin duda el más largo. A nivel de multijugador puedes pasar horas y horas sin despegarte ya que sus diferentes modos de juego te dejarán enganchado. Y su modo historia es sin duda un punto clave que te dejará pegadito a tu mando hasta el final. Gran trabajo Epic, nos vemos en el siguiente! Expand
  37. Oct 17, 2011
    10
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  38. Nov 4, 2011
    10
    Gears of War 3 has to be the most brilliant of any multiplayer game out there - on any platform. No other game rewards pure skill and technique as much as this. The ability to wall-bounce, stun your opponent when when mantling over walls, chainsaw, retro charge, etc, etc, puts the game head and shoulders above anything else. Played with friends it is an absolute blast and the unlockablesGears of War 3 has to be the most brilliant of any multiplayer game out there - on any platform. No other game rewards pure skill and technique as much as this. The ability to wall-bounce, stun your opponent when when mantling over walls, chainsaw, retro charge, etc, etc, puts the game head and shoulders above anything else. Played with friends it is an absolute blast and the unlockables make it all worthwhile. The single player campaign also does what no other games dare, these days: it ends the story, and ties up the loose ends! The graphics are stunning for a game of this speed and fluidity. One other thing about Gears in general is that, somehow, boss battles don't feel like boss battles (well, General Raam excepted) and that, in itself, is a blessing. Those who don't like having the developer played play the game for them will undoubtedly crown this as game of the year. Nothing else can compare. Seriously. Expand
  39. Nov 4, 2012
    9
    Gears has never let me down and this one was the best in the whole series. Campaign was awesome, some bits made me sad, laugh and even cheer. Versus is bigger and awesome. Horde is just the next level. Beast is great new feature but does not keep me interrested as much as everything else. Great end to the Gears series! Gears of War 3 9.7/10
  40. May 8, 2012
    8
    Full disclosure, I have not fired up multiplayer. There is no way mutliplayer in Gears 3 can be worse than Gears 2. Gears 3 has a few inventive set pieces and a handful of intense firefights, but Gears 2 really outshines all that Gears 3 offers. Remember fighting your way through a giant worm, fighting off a killer fish, riding a Brumack, drilling into Sera to fight the Grubs on their homeFull disclosure, I have not fired up multiplayer. There is no way mutliplayer in Gears 3 can be worse than Gears 2. Gears 3 has a few inventive set pieces and a handful of intense firefights, but Gears 2 really outshines all that Gears 3 offers. Remember fighting your way through a giant worm, fighting off a killer fish, riding a Brumack, drilling into Sera to fight the Grubs on their home turf, the Sire's, and Cole Train's speech over the PA system? That was all in Gears of War 2. It was great. Gears of War 3 gives us less of the same. Riding an inflated beast thing was interesting, but the beast catapults were boring. Seriously, catapults versus helicopters? Helicopters can move in all axis and thus helicopters would win every time. Many of the firefights in Gears 3 were a chore. The area of play is quite small on each level. Compare the battlefields of Gears 3 to Halo: Reach. In Gears 3 you have a few tiny fences the players cannot cross, steps down that the players cannot go back up, and piles of rubble blatantly placed to pen in the player. The good games (like Halo: Reach) have moved beyond invisible walls to give us an almost open world feel. (And then, of course, there are the open world games). The levels in Gears 3 are stuck in the mid 2000s. The story doesn't help. From start to finish, Gears 3 is just another road movie. You go from point A, a sinking ship, to point B, a secret island. All the battles in between thus feel like they get in the way of your progress. At the very end, when you do storm that secret island, you finally feel like you are really working toward something. All in all, Gears 3 is a fun game. There was that moment near the end where time got away from me. Some of the weapons are also noteworthy. The One-Shot does what it says and is fun to use. Another fun weapon is a machine gun tied to an ammo pack. You hold the gun while a teammate has to carry around the ammo. The Retro-Lancer had me running around maps looking for enemies to bayonet. Clearly the developers know what is fun and what isn't. To me, it seem they used up all of their best ideas in the second installment. Expand
  41. Jan 5, 2012
    8
    Gears of War 3 was a super fun play. It had fantastic graphics, great mechanics, and there's a chainsaw on your gun. My issues with this game only resided in the characters and the storyline. I'm definitely not a big fan of fenix, and the story was too cheesy for me. I couldn't really handle it.
  42. Oct 11, 2011
    9
    What a game, its quite interesting how people say they hate gears games and then play this and want more. Its like a drug. I'll start with the bad points first, its a bit repetetive. The campaign has great locations, veiws and action but at all these consist of roll here and take cover there moments. I think its a great game to play in co-op but i didnt feel interested in playing theWhat a game, its quite interesting how people say they hate gears games and then play this and want more. Its like a drug. I'll start with the bad points first, its a bit repetetive. The campaign has great locations, veiws and action but at all these consist of roll here and take cover there moments. I think its a great game to play in co-op but i didnt feel interested in playing the campaign again other than in arcade (another great adition). Horde mode 2.0 adds a new level of fun to it but yet again on your own its less fun more repetetive. The same with beast mode a great new addition but on your own its pretty boring, i think beast mode is the weakest link in the game as it has a max level of twelve you can reach which takes 15-20 mins whereas on horde you could be there for hours. Now onto mulitplayer, i need to say this... how is the sawn off shotgun n00by, please tell me. I love it, its a great way to kill someone, as you charge acroos the battlefield you blow people to peices. The gnasher on the other hand is the n00byer in my opinion, with more ammo a quicker reload, more range, more power at range, can also get one hit kills at close range its a far more n00bish weapon. the sawn off on the other hand has less ammo, awful range and the longest reload in the game but at around 2-3ft away from someone its a one hit kill. Now to tell you about the mltiplayer in whole, its great! better than BOPS, battlefield, crysis, homefront and any other multiplayer. The game modes are short and few but they are brilliant and the new servers and unlocks make it a must have. Overall its a great game and you cant take that away from it, love it or hate it, it has alot of fans and they are very loyal, dont get your hopes up on convincing people other wise, this is a must buy. Expand
  43. Oct 15, 2011
    9
    Very impressed with this fitting end to a very satisfying story. Don't listen to those who say this is just gears 2 rehashed or whatever. The story is compelling and the characters are given feelings and emotion as if you are watching a movie and these were real life actors. Game play wise yes of course it is similar but what would you expect. The idea of this was never to completelyVery impressed with this fitting end to a very satisfying story. Don't listen to those who say this is just gears 2 rehashed or whatever. The story is compelling and the characters are given feelings and emotion as if you are watching a movie and these were real life actors. Game play wise yes of course it is similar but what would you expect. The idea of this was never to completely redesign it, just to enhance and refine it... and it does this very well. Basically if you are already a hater then it won't change that but if you are either a fan of the series or willing to give it a fair chance then i don't think you will be disappointed. Well done Epic Expand
  44. Oct 2, 2011
    10
    I dont often give out full marks,but this game is the tweaked,perfected & culmination of a great gaming series(apart from the abysmal 1 page game 'Manual'!(or should i say leaflet).They've done the impossible & also improved the graphics on the already hugely impressive 1&2,& theres new features,moves,new enemies,& new weapons(LOVE the Retro Lancer)!as well as all the existing ones on allI dont often give out full marks,but this game is the tweaked,perfected & culmination of a great gaming series(apart from the abysmal 1 page game 'Manual'!(or should i say leaflet).They've done the impossible & also improved the graphics on the already hugely impressive 1&2,& theres new features,moves,new enemies,& new weapons(LOVE the Retro Lancer)!as well as all the existing ones on all counts,as well as new characters including returning familiar faces.I found the story interesting & compelling,which is no suprise,as it was penned by the author responsible for The Gears of War novels.The campaign is longer than the previous games too,which is what i wanted,with the even more wanted 4-Player Campaign Co-Op finally..Awesome! This game really is a complete package,with a much improved Horde mode,& the new beast mode,which is kind of like Horde,but instead playing as the Locust.Plus the multiplayer.All these are playable against bots also with or against friends.You cant ask for anything more than that! This game REALLY does offer you whatever your preference is,be it Single or Co-Op campaign,Side Co-Op modes,& great multiplayer.As i said,COMPLETE package.Such a great conclusion to a great(& influential)series.But as i touched on earlier though,i have one complaint,The 'Manual' (& i struggle to use the word manual),is absolutely ABYSMAL! with the first two games,they were so well illustrated & informative,but the one with this game is quite literally a pamphlet with a diagram of the joypad buttons on one of the pages.Thats it!? Nothing to tell you to how to actually play the game,the game modes,or how to do the various moves in the game.Not even in the £100 'epic' edition of the game,do you get any kind of manual or guide! Very poor Epic,Shame on you,for sullying the final game of such an amazing series.. Expand
  45. Sep 28, 2011
    9
    The perfect end of the trilogy.

    The story its great, better than the old eposides, and de graphics too!.

    The game use all the xbox360 power, so its a must have!.
  46. Sep 29, 2011
    9
    I guess it feels like the same old game with a few new players...? Of course, I'm a firm believer in the "ain't broke don't fix it" mentality, so I'm not complaining. I avoid shooters like plague...but I dove straight into online play with this one, and I had a blast. I liked it so much I went out and bought it the next day...my first shooter purchase since N64...and no regrets at all.
  47. Oct 9, 2011
    8
    This game is amazing. The campaign is mostly conclusive, the Horde, Multiplayer and Beast modes are some of the most inginuitive I've ever seen. My only complaint is that the ending seems rushed. By the end of the game, I expected to keep going and figure out why a certain character we first saw in GoW2 is so human-like, but all you get is a "nope, nothing unusual here, just anotherThis game is amazing. The campaign is mostly conclusive, the Horde, Multiplayer and Beast modes are some of the most inginuitive I've ever seen. My only complaint is that the ending seems rushed. By the end of the game, I expected to keep going and figure out why a certain character we first saw in GoW2 is so human-like, but all you get is a "nope, nothing unusual here, just another character." answer. Maybe It'll be answered better in future DLC. Expand
  48. Nov 9, 2011
    10
    Gears of War 3 is definitely the best out of the trilogy and reeks of polish. The singleplayer was fun and the addition of 4 player coop is awesome. Horde mode was definitely my favorite aspect of the game, it combines a great coop and tower defense experience all into the gears universe, beast mode was also a hilarious edition. The competitive multiplayer experience is also fun, thereGears of War 3 is definitely the best out of the trilogy and reeks of polish. The singleplayer was fun and the addition of 4 player coop is awesome. Horde mode was definitely my favorite aspect of the game, it combines a great coop and tower defense experience all into the gears universe, beast mode was also a hilarious edition. The competitive multiplayer experience is also fun, there is a nice selection of deathmatch/objective modes to please most peoples needs. There have been complaints about the gameplay being the same as the first two, and that is true, Gears of War doesn't need to refine its gameplay experience. It is already a unique third person shooter franchise and I don't think it needs to borrow ideas from COD or any other big titles to be successful. It's not a perfect game but it's a damn good one with plenty of polish. Expand
  49. Oct 13, 2011
    9
    This game was Much better than I anticipated. This year Gears of war 3 was not on my top priority list of games I wanted this year, but when i get it I was Very suprised.I have Played both gears of wars that were prior to the release of #3 in there series. At first the game looked as if it would be too much like gears of war 2 and would feel like and expansion onto the game, but I wasThis game was Much better than I anticipated. This year Gears of war 3 was not on my top priority list of games I wanted this year, but when i get it I was Very suprised.I have Played both gears of wars that were prior to the release of #3 in there series. At first the game looked as if it would be too much like gears of war 2 and would feel like and expansion onto the game, but I was wrong. The Campaign of this game felt a great bit longer than the ones before it and it also gave the played a diverse amount of situations one had to over come. The campaign of this game may have been the best of the gear of war games. Multiplayer, The Online Versus mode is fairly similar to gears of war 2, but with some important problems fixed. Gears of war 2 had problems with "Hosting" Were the person hosting the game would have a slight advantage because all other players were lagging behind them. In gears 3 they fixed that with dedicated servers. Also, in gears 2 the shotguns rained supreme, but in gears 3 they fixed it so assault rifles are just a efficient as the shotguns. The maps in this game are great, and they brought back a couple Gears 1 Maps. There are some faults though, There is a new shotgun in the game called the Sawed off shotgun. This Shotgun has a very minimal range and takes a good amount of time to reload, but it 1 shots nearly everytime. A player will hide around a corner and wait for people to pass by or get in front of him, this makes it extremely hard for other players to play and get around these situations and it will cause many more players to sit and hide/camp spawns and objectives. ( there is a 3 sec spawn protection though). Also there is an Assault rifle called the Retro lancer, I is alot like the regular lancer but instead of a chainsaw it has a Bayonet and does more damage with the loss of accuracy. The Player can charge people with the Bayonet and some how pop corners with it. If you are on one side of a corner and someone charges at you they might glitch through your bullets and stab you through a 3 ft thick wall, but other wise a great versus mode. They also have horde again, but with a little extra spice. They have added Barriers, Dummies, Turrents, Auto Turrent, and Self Controlled Batter robot suits called Silverbacks, and Every 10 round there is a boss fight which makes it challenging ( have to fight (Beserkers and Brumaks and stuff). They also have a new thing called Beast mode which alow you to play as many of the Locusts armys Soldiers ( Kantus, Scavenge drone) and as "Beasts" of the Locust ( Beserkers, Giant centipedes, Corpsers, and many others). This game mode is really fun, but is only 12 rounds long, would be alot better if it had more rounds. Overall a Great game, but not perfect. Expand
  50. Nov 9, 2011
    8
    Gears of War 3 was exactly what I thought it was going to be, a stellar finish to a great trilogy. This third installment included all the things that I thought the second game was missing. To break down the different modes, I will start with the Campaign. The graphics were great, and the implementation of 4 player co-op finally gave a reason for "Baird and Cole". I love the fact that IGears of War 3 was exactly what I thought it was going to be, a stellar finish to a great trilogy. This third installment included all the things that I thought the second game was missing. To break down the different modes, I will start with the Campaign. The graphics were great, and the implementation of 4 player co-op finally gave a reason for "Baird and Cole". I love the fact that I could play the entire story mode with all of my friends instead of having to play through 3 times with different buddies. The story was a bit vague and quick and some sections leave you asking "huh?". Overall the story was action packed and fun.

    Versus is a bit more fair and polished than GoW2 The weapons give balance from what was previously a gnasher fest. Even though people scream that the sawed off is cheap, it really helps balance a game that was plagued by shotgun abusers. The maps and the added modes like Team Death Match (TDM) help to strengthen the game. The ability to grace your guns with skins, and selected from a ton of characters keep the game interesting.

    The bread and butter in my opinion is Horde mode. When playing GoW2's horde mode, I would get bored around wave 30. The new fortifications and boss waves keep the game very interesting. You don't just focus on staying alive and killing, but now saving your money and building up to help you against the horde.
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  51. Sep 29, 2011
    10
    What began in 2006 as a fight for humanity, ends in 2011 as a fight to survive. Marcus Fenix and the rest of Delta Squad find themselves in the middle of a free-for-all between the Locust and the new mutating Lambent as they begin attacking anything in their way. The few remaining Gears are scattered throughout the land, and are losing soldiers every day. Marcus receives news from aWhat began in 2006 as a fight for humanity, ends in 2011 as a fight to survive. Marcus Fenix and the rest of Delta Squad find themselves in the middle of a free-for-all between the Locust and the new mutating Lambent as they begin attacking anything in their way. The few remaining Gears are scattered throughout the land, and are losing soldiers every day. Marcus receives news from a surprising source on a way to stop both the Lambent & Locust, and he once again leads Delta Squad out to save what's left. $59.99 is still tough to swallow these days, but Gears of War 3 offers a complete package of content, with more coming in the few months to keep the experience going. Initially you have Campaign, which can be played with three others and features an Arcade mode, Versus mode that includes Dedicated Servers for all of the multiplayer matches which offers smooth and nearly lag-less games, the return of Horde mode dubbed 'Horde 2.0', and the all-new Beast mode, which features you taking on Stranded and Cogs as you play the Locust Horde. Gears 3 will keep you busy with it's robust amount of content. Expand
  52. Sep 29, 2011
    10
    worth noting that while the game looks super slick, the framerate will often collapse under the crush of a multitude of enemies on screen, or too many bullets fired too fast while using ironsights. And like other Gears game before it, Gears 3 doesn't really give a flock about collision in the environment, a phenomena that mostly occurs in single-player. Just try and run along almost anyworth noting that while the game looks super slick, the framerate will often collapse under the crush of a multitude of enemies on screen, or too many bullets fired too fast while using ironsights. And like other Gears game before it, Gears 3 doesn't really give a flock about collision in the environment, a phenomena that mostly occurs in single-player. Just try and run along almost any wall, and your weapon and hands will go right through them. Ostensibly, a small trade-off for the fidelity and level of detail we're treated to elsewhere. Expand
  53. Sep 30, 2011
    9
    Im no fan boy of Gears but I have to say I think this is one of the best games on the 360. Those knocking the story I can actually understand but to be honest in all three games it has not exactly been deep and meaningful.

    Repettiive I would have to question, the on-line modes have certainly kept my attention and Horde is excellent (once you have committed a little time to it). All a
    Im no fan boy of Gears but I have to say I think this is one of the best games on the 360. Those knocking the story I can actually understand but to be honest in all three games it has not exactly been deep and meaningful.

    Repettiive I would have to question, the on-line modes have certainly kept my attention and Horde is excellent (once you have committed a little time to it).

    All a matter of taste but I for one could think it is excellent.
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  54. Sep 30, 2011
    10
    What a pity that the game ended. It's **** Mega Epic! The best part of course! Though here and there was no riding at Brumak, but the game is epic. Shoot in the game much more fun than Gears 2. Very well, that did not hide the plot pieces, as usual.
  55. Oct 1, 2011
    8
    I haven't finished the game yet, but I felt the need to counteract some of the idiocy in the negative reviews. Firstly, I am a gears of war fan, but have never been a fan of the multiplayer. I saw some guy complaining that it isn't just a 'shotgun war' now, which, to me, means I'll probably actually like it. That's what I hated about the multi in the first two games.

    Anyways I've
    I haven't finished the game yet, but I felt the need to counteract some of the idiocy in the negative reviews. Firstly, I am a gears of war fan, but have never been a fan of the multiplayer. I saw some guy complaining that it isn't just a 'shotgun war' now, which, to me, means I'll probably actually like it. That's what I hated about the multi in the first two games.

    Anyways I've played through the first act in the campaign and spent a good bit of time with the new horde mode and beast mode.

    Horde2.0 is badass- they've added an RTS type element to it, where you build fortifications, turrets, etc, as well as boss waves which are pretty awesome too.

    Beast mode is pretty cool, although it seems like once you get the berserker it's game over humans. It's definitely fun playing around with some of the monsters. Corpsers and bloodmounts are two of my faves.

    Campaign so far is pretty good, although some of the dialogue is kinda terrible. The jokes aren't funny and there are a lot of them. So far, it seems to lack any of the tense moments from the previous games, although I admit that I'm only through the first act, so it is really hard to judge it accurately.

    I currently have no internet connection, but I'm not missing the multiplayer. There is enough single player (or local co-op) content here to completely ignore the online play and have a good time.

    I can understand that this may not be the game for everybody, but there's just no way this game deserves anything less than, say, a 6 or 7. Period.

    Hope you find this useful.
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  56. Oct 4, 2011
    9
    As I started to think about writing this review, I spent a good 47 seconds trying to think of one word to describe Cliffy Bs and Epic games third chapter of their beloved baby. I soon realised that word was staring at me from the front of the box. EPIC. No other word can describe the sheer scale of this game; from the massive range of beautiful environment to detail on the faces of deltaAs I started to think about writing this review, I spent a good 47 seconds trying to think of one word to describe Cliffy Bs and Epic games third chapter of their beloved baby. I soon realised that word was staring at me from the front of the box. EPIC. No other word can describe the sheer scale of this game; from the massive range of beautiful environment to detail on the faces of delta squad to the hilarious one liners from Baird, Cole and the rest of the COG crew, Gears Of War 3 leaves it all in the ring and splatters awesomeness everywhere like the end of a particularly sticky porno.
    The gameplay from the prequels remains intact. Sliding between conspicuously placed cover before popping up to empty a clip into an enemy or having a last ditch charge at a locust with you chainsaw is still as satisfying as it ever was. Along with very few changes to the user interface, the essential Gears experience remains the same. While it really doesnâ
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  57. Oct 5, 2011
    8
    This game is fun. I played the first 2 GOW games and this one by far has the most balanced competitive multiplayer. The story in this one is probably the weakest of the 3 games. I remember back in the first GOW there were a lot of novel and interesting ideas that hadn't really been done a whole lot in other games. Anybody remember those carnivorous bird things and having to stay in theThis game is fun. I played the first 2 GOW games and this one by far has the most balanced competitive multiplayer. The story in this one is probably the weakest of the 3 games. I remember back in the first GOW there were a lot of novel and interesting ideas that hadn't really been done a whole lot in other games. Anybody remember those carnivorous bird things and having to stay in the light to avoid them? What about how scary the first game was? It seems like Epic kind of let some of the more interesting story and gameplay ideas fall by the way side. It's still fun to play through the story but its definitely not the game's strong point. Horde and competitive multiplayer are where the value lay in this game. The new tower defense aspects of horde are a blast and as I said before, this GOW has the most balanced competitive multiplayer of all three. I've encountered far fewer instances where the people I'm playing with are so much better than me that I can't even touch them than in past GOW games. The game could have been better but it's pretty good as is. Multiplayer is better but story is worse. Expand
  58. Oct 5, 2011
    9
    Best Gears yet!! Online play has never been so smooth, minimum lag if any at all. The only problem I have with this game is the fact you'd have to play 24/7 to unlock all the cool nest eggs.
  59. Oct 7, 2011
    8
    This was a good ending to a good trilogy (unlike halo which was dragged out) one thing that brings it down for me is the game itself felt a little bit short and the ending could of been a little bit better. At least with Gears Of War 2 there was something after the credits that you were not expecting. One other thing that brings this game down is that they have now started talking Gears OfThis was a good ending to a good trilogy (unlike halo which was dragged out) one thing that brings it down for me is the game itself felt a little bit short and the ending could of been a little bit better. At least with Gears Of War 2 there was something after the credits that you were not expecting. One other thing that brings this game down is that they have now started talking Gears Of War 4. If you are going to make a trilogy STICK TO IT and make something else. Expand
  60. Oct 10, 2011
    9
    Gears of War 3 is definetly one of my new favorite games. I like to wait a few weeks before I review games, so the intoxicating new game smell can fade and I can see a game for what it truly is. I was introduced to the series by my friend and as a gift he bought me Gears of War 2. I enjoyed it more than I expected, but it was still a lack luster game for me. However, I found myselfGears of War 3 is definetly one of my new favorite games. I like to wait a few weeks before I review games, so the intoxicating new game smell can fade and I can see a game for what it truly is. I was introduced to the series by my friend and as a gift he bought me Gears of War 2. I enjoyed it more than I expected, but it was still a lack luster game for me. However, I found myself excited for GOW3 in the weeks before release. The first thing I went to after picking it up, was Co-Op campaign with my friends. The story seemed to lack emotion at times, and when certain people died... I honestly wish I could have felt something, but I didn't. However, I found the boss battles VERY enjoyable, and the jokes funny. Of course the music was great, this franchise has some of the best songs I have ever heard. All in all, the campaign was great, even better with friends. But the real reason I bought Gears of War 3 was for the online multiplayer and Co-Op modes. Your standard multiplayer can be at times frustrating, with the sawed- off shotgun almost completely outclassing the Gnasher shotgun. However, it takes skill to win the games, which I always love. Sure you could camp behind a wall with your sawed-off shotgun, but thats nothing a few grenades can't flush out. Horde and Beast modes are each respectivly... how can I put this... AMAZINGLY AWSOME!!! Horde is always keeping me on my toes. One minute you are easily racking up kills on drones with your sniper, the next you are running for your life from acouple of Beserkers. Beast mode is probably more enjoyable for me though, as I can just run around the first few waves as a Ticker, blowing up everyone, then suddenly morph into a Beserker and destroy everything. GOW3 also has a multitude of fun Easter eggs that will have you and your friends laughing and running in terror at times. This is definetly going down as one of the best games I've played in a while. Expand
  61. Nov 3, 2011
    8
    i love gears of war . no doubt .Luv epic games .I have been playing it since gears 2 . The story ,graphics ,multiplayer (with offline multiplayer with bots for people not have internet),chracters every thing.Memorable story (i remember i every characters from gears 2).An awesome end to the gears trilogy
  62. Nov 3, 2011
    10
    Gears os War seris is certainly one of the best series ever made. Epic Games should be very proud.
    The Game is certainly perfect, History, Narrative,Characters, Multiplayer, everything Just perfect.
    The Multiplayer is one of the most Fluid, Fast and Fun experiences i ever had. This Game is Just Perfect.
  63. Nov 3, 2011
    9
    This game is pretty damn good. Nuff said. However, it got pretty repetitive towards the end and it was kind of a dread playing it back on insane, which was tough as f$&@. Gears 3 is the best one yet and is definitely a bang for your buck.
  64. Nov 4, 2011
    9
    Gears of War 3 is simply freakin' awesome!! It has the best cover mechanic gameplay, gruesome gore, best graphics, and cool story. I think you should save up your money for Gears of War 3 because it is such a blast to play this game!
  65. Nov 8, 2011
    9
    I hope that this is not the end of Gears of War, because this game is awesome! Few shooters have ever been as addicting as Gears of War 3 because of the difficulty and the amazing weapons. I hope this isn't the end of Gears of War.
  66. Nov 8, 2011
    10
    Best game in the series, hands down. So much content, and I haven't even gotten bored of the game yet! Horde and Beast add in many hours of gameplay. Campaign is very long for a shooter (~12 hours). Multiplayer is a blast. With weekly events, and a weekend playlist that could be anything always makes this game interesting. Keep it up, guys!
  67. Nov 8, 2011
    9
    Gears of war 3 was in fact a great game. Though there should be a few tweeks on multiplayer and horde mode. The campaign was in fact the most memorable part of the game. I really liked the certain aspects of game such as the new guns and side parts of missions you play. Lastly, people who gave it a 0 are PS3 fans so don't rely on their information. Just like XBOX fans that bag on UnchartedGears of war 3 was in fact a great game. Though there should be a few tweeks on multiplayer and horde mode. The campaign was in fact the most memorable part of the game. I really liked the certain aspects of game such as the new guns and side parts of missions you play. Lastly, people who gave it a 0 are PS3 fans so don't rely on their information. Just like XBOX fans that bag on Uncharted 3 and Infamous. Expand
  68. Nov 8, 2011
    9
    With this being my first Gears of War for me(beyond playing with my friends), I really enjoyed the 3rd-person shooting, and this surely does not disappoint! I didn't pre-order it but got it that week of release and haven't turned back. -The campaign i have to give 9/10 just because I was a tad bit lost during parts of it. -But the multiplayer they fixed any problems(the one-shot shotgun)With this being my first Gears of War for me(beyond playing with my friends), I really enjoyed the 3rd-person shooting, and this surely does not disappoint! I didn't pre-order it but got it that week of release and haven't turned back. -The campaign i have to give 9/10 just because I was a tad bit lost during parts of it. -But the multiplayer they fixed any problems(the one-shot shotgun) without messing with its cohesiveness. 8/10 for the multiplayer.
    -What REALLY sold me was Horde, which I played with my friends on Gears2. THAT is the keepsake. Major innovation and continuation right there. From Gears2 to Gears3, horde has gone a drastic, for the better, change. 10/10
    I am not going to be a Gears fan boy and give it a 10 out of 10 but as a more or less impartial player I'll give it a 9/10
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  69. Nov 8, 2011
    9
    Best GOW ever so much game for $60 well worth every penny. Best graphics to date for the 360. So many ways to play, so much to do, VS, Horde, Campaign, Beast mode, and Arcade style.
  70. Nov 8, 2011
    10
    A unforgettable campaign story just like Halo was. The game trilogy comes to and end and the ending is spectacular. I had to admit this game won't get you bored even if it did the beast mode or horde mode changed things around a lot. This is one of those games that you won't put in your game shelf and you probably will leave it right next to your Xbox and if your still bored there are moreA unforgettable campaign story just like Halo was. The game trilogy comes to and end and the ending is spectacular. I had to admit this game won't get you bored even if it did the beast mode or horde mode changed things around a lot. This is one of those games that you won't put in your game shelf and you probably will leave it right next to your Xbox and if your still bored there are more DLC for Gears 3 to come. And there are lots. I thank the epic community for making this game. Expand
  71. Nov 9, 2011
    9
    We know that Epic Games are good at what they do.
    However, I was never a huge fan och Gears of War 1-2 and the third installment doesn't change my opinion of the franchise.
    Gears of war 3 is more of the same with emphasis on more. You rarely see this much content in a triple A title now a days with out having to pay for expansions. What's new in Gears 3 is the upgraded Horde mode, Beast
    We know that Epic Games are good at what they do.
    However, I was never a huge fan och Gears of War 1-2 and the third installment doesn't change my opinion of the franchise.

    Gears of war 3 is more of the same with emphasis on more. You rarely see this much content in a triple A title now a days with out having to pay for expansions.

    What's new in Gears 3 is the upgraded Horde mode, Beast mode and Arcade mode.
    Beast mode lets you play as the locust and it's probably my favorite mode.

    I have spent over 40 hours playing the campaign, horde and beast mode.
    I'm personally not interested in the player vs player modes but if you are, get ready to spend another 40 hours in there too.

    Gears of War 3 is a lot of game for its price.
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  72. Nov 9, 2011
    8
    Excellent game, love the multiplayer and the story. Gears are in a league of their own. Only thing i hate is the fact that when playing arcade mode palyers can come and go but when the host is finished it ends the session. Appart from that 1 thing good game.
  73. Nov 9, 2011
    8
    The single player campaign is over the top, confusing, and goofy. However, I did not get this game for single player. I have always thought the Gears of War story-line to be uninteresting and merely an excuse for some violent action sequences. Well, that violent action is still just as fun as in previous Gears titles in my opinion. The multiplayer plays very similarly, yet feels changedThe single player campaign is over the top, confusing, and goofy. However, I did not get this game for single player. I have always thought the Gears of War story-line to be uninteresting and merely an excuse for some violent action sequences. Well, that violent action is still just as fun as in previous Gears titles in my opinion. The multiplayer plays very similarly, yet feels changed drastically by the addition of the sawed-off shotgun and retro lancer. The maps also feel different in style, though perhaps I just haven't played Gears of War 2 in a long time. All in all its a fun game, but nothing "innovative". Expand
  74. Nov 9, 2011
    10
    You can't describe perfection, and that's what this game is to me! Some minor issues with the game, but none that effect gameplay come to mind. Best of the series so far1
  75. Nov 9, 2011
    10
    This game is awesome. I play it everyday! Horde mode is addicting and Beast is good, clean fun. Of course, versus is amazing. It also has the best campaign I've ever played.
  76. Nov 10, 2011
    9
    Great graphics and art direction. Gameplay is very familiar and I enjoy the learning curve it takes to be good at this game. Only negative is the servers are not so great if you are overseas.
  77. Nov 10, 2011
    10
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  78. Nov 10, 2011
    10
    Gears Of War 3 closes out the epic saga in style. Refining to perfection rather than revolutionising, Gears 3 is the culmination of years of work of perfecting the third person shooter. Gameplay wise, this is the best third person cover shooter there is. It's fast and fluid, but meaty and realistic. It flows wonderfully and feels honed to perfection. Controls are perfect and level designGears Of War 3 closes out the epic saga in style. Refining to perfection rather than revolutionising, Gears 3 is the culmination of years of work of perfecting the third person shooter. Gameplay wise, this is the best third person cover shooter there is. It's fast and fluid, but meaty and realistic. It flows wonderfully and feels honed to perfection. Controls are perfect and level design is excellent. Every firefight feels fresh and enjoyable, and although it does get boring fighting the Lambent occasionally, there are enough twists to keep the gameplay fresh to the end. This is how third person shooters are meant to play. As for the story of Delta Squad, Gears 3 delivers a surprisingly different tale to what we've come to expect. This is a road movie, as Delta Squad head out on one final journey to make their last stand. It's emotional and enjoyable, and the bleakness is perfectly portrayed. In the end it turns out to be the most coherent and enjoyable chapter in the already fantastically presented narrative. The multiplayer is also stellar. Epic have refined and polished the formula to a crisp sheen. Versus is incredibly well presented and enjoyable, and Horde 2.0 and the new Beast mode are incredibly fun. I've never been one to stick with Gears multiplayer for too long after release, but I can safely say Gears 3's multiplayer is so well realised, that as far as the quintessential Xbox multiplayer goes, it has taken its place alongside Halo. I will be playing this for years to come. In the end, this is the best game in one of the best franchises on consoles, and the best third person shooter there is. You owe it to yourself to play it. Expand
  79. Nov 10, 2011
    9
    This game took up a lot of my time. In a good way lol. It delivered great graphics, even when in 3D. The gameplay was as always action packed and a great story line which wraps all the prior games. The multiplayer is awesome with all the new modes, I specifically love Beast mode, in this mode you get to play as the locust(bad guys) agains human AI, my only complain about this is that itThis game took up a lot of my time. In a good way lol. It delivered great graphics, even when in 3D. The gameplay was as always action packed and a great story line which wraps all the prior games. The multiplayer is awesome with all the new modes, I specifically love Beast mode, in this mode you get to play as the locust(bad guys) agains human AI, my only complain about this is that it only gives you 12 waves, which go by pretty quick. But besides that I have spent many hours with friends online raging it up. Expand
  80. Nov 10, 2011
    10
    What a way to "end with a bang". The plot is a cut above the rest. The gameplay is incredible and the character development throughout the whole series made the game that much more fun to play. The multiplayer never fails to disappoint, but this game in particular did everything right. They really looked at the problems from the previous games and improved upon them. I would recommend thisWhat a way to "end with a bang". The plot is a cut above the rest. The gameplay is incredible and the character development throughout the whole series made the game that much more fun to play. The multiplayer never fails to disappoint, but this game in particular did everything right. They really looked at the problems from the previous games and improved upon them. I would recommend this to a friend, which isn't something I do often! Expand
  81. Nov 12, 2011
    10
    My favorite gears of war yet, It took everything that was good in the first two games, and added even more to it. They put everything they had into their final installment of the series and it shows. Will always be a popular series and it only guaranteed its self a place in best series of the past decade.
  82. Nov 11, 2011
    9
    Best Gears of War to date, and a strong point for getting an xbox if you are looking for a console game platform. Campaign, while having disappointingly ugly cut scenes that run in sub par standard definition even on an hd tv with hdmi cables will shake you out of the spell the campaign weaves. This takes away only slightly from the solid gameplay and movie like grandeur that is the GoW3Best Gears of War to date, and a strong point for getting an xbox if you are looking for a console game platform. Campaign, while having disappointingly ugly cut scenes that run in sub par standard definition even on an hd tv with hdmi cables will shake you out of the spell the campaign weaves. This takes away only slightly from the solid gameplay and movie like grandeur that is the GoW3 campaign. Mulitplayer is the reason that this will really hold your attention in the end though. With co op campaign, and many new game modes like beast mode you will spend hours with your friends chainsawing through the day. Through my time with this game I have found it to be the most fun I've had online in a LONG time. Playing horde all day is something that is a relief from the frustration of campers and just general serious tone of FPS multiplayer games. Expand
  83. Nov 11, 2011
    9
    A fine way to end the trilogy. Epic gave us a very good finish to the adventures of Marcus, Dom, Cole, and Baird. It looked great, the sound was beautiful, and the story was exciting and strong. Multiplayer has been improved over GOW2, but not as fun as the first one.
  84. Nov 11, 2011
    10
    This isn't gaming nirvana, but this is about as close as you can get. Gears has always been one of my favorite game series, if not THE favorite. It offers a fresh slap in the face to the linear "two guys shooting each other in a quasi-modern environment in a war never to be explained, all the while throwing every element of actual war out the window in order to bring out everyThis isn't gaming nirvana, but this is about as close as you can get. Gears has always been one of my favorite game series, if not THE favorite. It offers a fresh slap in the face to the linear "two guys shooting each other in a quasi-modern environment in a war never to be explained, all the while throwing every element of actual war out the window in order to bring out every cliché element in the book" games. The campaign and multiplayer (though, not a stick at gears, but modern multiplayer in general, developers need to do something about camping, honestly, its a cheap pain in the ass) are both enjoyable. The addition of bots for us ForeverAlone people without Xbox Live is a nice plus too.

    The weapons are diverse in both styling and usage. There's the iconic Lancer chainsaw rifle, and the deadly but short ranged Sawed-Off Shotgun and even the tricky "Digger", which fires a Bouncing Betty like projectile under enemy cover. The edition of all these elements ensures that no one gun and player ever has a constant advantage. Cover, always being a Gears staple and one of my favorite elements of the game, is still well implemented. If one stands out in the open, you'll be mown down. Most games don't have well implemented cover beyond standing behind a wall, staring at it.

    The characters, if not always scholarly in their speech, are relatable and are bound to get a chuckle out of you here and there. And, finally, we now have playable female characters! On that note, they are well implemented, neither of them are whiny or stereotypical female fighter like. It's clear that they are here to kick Locust ass, and they don't need help doing so.

    The campaign ends on a satisfying note, if uncertain, and the story itself is laudable, fraught with twists and turns enough to keep it interesting, but not so to the point of it being melodramatic. The new Ribbons and Medals mechanic adds even more playability to any mode you choose, adding a leveling mechanic. Quite simply, the higher level you are, the more characters you get. Getting kills with a weapon will eventually unlock a unique execution for that weapon. The executions are brutal, satisfying, and PERSONAL. Nothing sends more of a message to the enemy than kicking them down and slamming a revved chainsaw into their neck. Leveling never feels like grinding, it's more like playing games, having a hell of a good time and watching your XP bar increase with a grin on your face. The Ribbons are awarded for doing a usually simple in game task, and it provides impetus for players to go beyond their usual comfort zones and try for something amazing to get points. Medals work in a similar manner, though they work by doing something several times over, and award you with unique titles behind their name. A gamertag with the title P3P3 L3 P3W P3W (Highest level "Skunk" metal) is a force to be feared.

    There's a wide range of Multiplayer game types that require more than just a good aim to accomplish, they require strategy. There's the tried and true Team Deathmatch, and warzone, as well as Execution (like warzone but every enemy must be oneshotted or executed). But there's also desperate slaughter matches of King of the Hill, nerve wracking games of Capture the Leader and utter Paranoia of Wingman. No two games are the same, every one needs a little bit of a tweak in your strategy.

    In summation, there's still a lot I didn't cover, like the rebuilt Horde and the new Beast mode for you to uncover, but overall, Gears is a buy that won't leave you disappointed, no matter how many ill-informed reviews from CoD fanboys there are.

    P.S. if you're up for a laugh http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/call-of-duty-modern-warfare-3?user_review_id=1885242 MW3 currently has a 1.7 user rating. Fine job Activision... Fiiiine Job. *Clap, clap, clap*
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  85. Nov 13, 2011
    10
    Easily my game of the year for 2011, pure and simply its just such a great package with so much replayabilty. All this praise coming from someone that has never really enjoyed the series, but this third outing really gets everything right.
  86. Feb 14, 2012
    10
    The best third Person shooter ever this games cover system works better then any other I have ever played with The story mode is amazing and clever the variation of game modes are awesome the upgrade of horde mode works great beast mode is great and there are online dedicated servers now pick up this game you will not be dissapointed
  87. Feb 29, 2012
    9
    My other half turned me in to Gears fan was playing Gears 2 one night and could not wait for 3 to come out. Just nice to have a game with a good story and fun stuff to kill :)
  88. Mar 2, 2012
    10
    Epic games have recaptured the magic of Gears one and two for the third time and have even improved on it. Gears of War Three is fantastic; filled with action and story in equal parts from the get go. You may have expected the exact same carbon copy of gameplay from the previous installments. And for the most part you are correct. The cover system is basically the same, and even most ofEpic games have recaptured the magic of Gears one and two for the third time and have even improved on it. Gears of War Three is fantastic; filled with action and story in equal parts from the get go. You may have expected the exact same carbon copy of gameplay from the previous installments. And for the most part you are correct. The cover system is basically the same, and even most of the guns didnâ Expand
  89. Mar 23, 2012
    9
    Great game all around. Game play was solid, no notable flaws to be found. I found the story to be a grea continuation of the previous installments, hard to imagine a better or more fitting ending for the series. Marcus's obvious anguish at the loss of his brother in arms, Coles comment "Did you ever feel like you died...and no one told you?" and Anya's subtle support of Marcus throughoutGreat game all around. Game play was solid, no notable flaws to be found. I found the story to be a grea continuation of the previous installments, hard to imagine a better or more fitting ending for the series. Marcus's obvious anguish at the loss of his brother in arms, Coles comment "Did you ever feel like you died...and no one told you?" and Anya's subtle support of Marcus throughout the game all added up to a story I could believe in. Great work, hope to see mroe titles from them in the future. Expand
  90. Mar 22, 2012
    10
    Gears of war three is by far the best Gears of War. When it comes to gameplay, concept, and multiplayer it beats its predecessors by a longshot. The new Beast Mode will keep you play playing for hours.
  91. Mar 22, 2012
    9
    Ive played gears of war since the begining in 2006 And i have to say that Gears of war 3 is the ultimate gears game. Or the ultimate game for anyone who loves gore infested action. This game totaly rocks! The only con i come to think about is that they made the game a bit too easy for newcomers...
  92. Mar 26, 2012
    10
    the best of the three ones, while the story wasn't as good as the Second one, this one had a flawless gameplay and the Campaign just feels, right. This is a must buy
  93. Aug 30, 2012
    8
    These are the ratings I give this game.
    Console Graphics 9.5 (Best Monster creatures in a game to date. I like the fake blood and gore.)
    Sound 9.5 Gamplay 9 Story 9 Language 5 (but you can turn this off so at this point it gets an 8.5.) Choice of wording 6. I don't like Active poisons or You must kill humans. I also don't like Suicide used in my games but I don't think this is in
    These are the ratings I give this game.
    Console Graphics 9.5 (Best Monster creatures in a game to date. I like the fake blood and gore.)
    Sound 9.5
    Gamplay 9
    Story 9
    Language 5 (but you can turn this off so at this point it gets an 8.5.)
    Choice of wording 6. I don't like Active poisons or You must kill humans. I also don't like Suicide used in my games but I don't think this is in this game. Mutliplayer 9
    Overall 7.5 If it wasn't for the wording or the language I would give this game a 9.
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  94. Apr 17, 2012
    9
    Gears of war 3 is the best game in the series,it has the best graphics and very fun multiplayer it is also very polished,but i must say i expected a bit more from the story and there were some pop in textures and some glitches so yes it's far from perfect but overall it's an awesome game!
  95. May 7, 2012
    9
    Gears of War 3 is the climax of the series - bigger louder better than the rest. The series has definitely matured greatly from the initial outing, but all the same techniques are there. Reload right, jump over stuff, duck and cover. Not surprisingly different, but with AAA popcorn like this, who needs surprises. Great stuff!
  96. Sep 26, 2011
    9
    **9.5/10 Really, really good. You've got to play it. It's the best in the series. Buy it. Love it. Finish it. You'll have a huge blast. That is all.
  97. Nov 7, 2011
    10
    This is the best iteration in the series so far. It still has the great Gears feel, and a lot of value on one disk for everyone who buys this.

    Single Player- EPIC story, FUN campaign, likeable characters and the gameplay to boot. Multiplayer- I have never enjoyed multiplayer Gears, but this is the first time I have continued to play months after release. Great fun and very balanced
    This is the best iteration in the series so far. It still has the great Gears feel, and a lot of value on one disk for everyone who buys this.

    Single Player- EPIC story, FUN campaign, likeable characters and the gameplay to boot.
    Multiplayer- I have never enjoyed multiplayer Gears, but this is the first time I have continued to play months after release. Great fun and very balanced gameplay- definitely take some skills and getting used to, but well work the effort.
    Horde Mode and Beast Mode- again, GREAT fun. In both you kill wave after wave of increasingly stronger enemies- and it is extremely addictive. Overall- Highly recommended and should be considered for GOTY. A must buy for Gears fans and a must try for all others.
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  98. Sep 26, 2011
    9
    This game is phenomenal. Don't get me wrong it's the most polished one having been developed for three years and the multiplayer is by far exceeds the previous two. The couple problems I have with the game are the difficulty settings. I played Gears 2 on Insane and broke one of my controllers in the process from getting so angry, Hardcore and Insane in this game feel way too easy I breezedThis game is phenomenal. Don't get me wrong it's the most polished one having been developed for three years and the multiplayer is by far exceeds the previous two. The couple problems I have with the game are the difficulty settings. I played Gears 2 on Insane and broke one of my controllers in the process from getting so angry, Hardcore and Insane in this game feel way too easy I breezed through the "longest" gears campaign. I also felt the ending needed a bit more power, it was kinda lame compared to the previous. Now the only gripe I have from the multiplayer is this and I know its been said a million times, but the double barreled shotgun kills the experience. Its great if your going to have a unique gun that kills in one shot (torque bow/one shot sniper rifle) but please do not make it a load out weapon. I mean come on Epic your threads were were been flooded with angry fans during the beta, and you still ignore them. 9/10 Expand
  99. Nov 10, 2011
    10
    The graphics on Gears of War 3 are impressive. The storyline is also as heart moving as could be. Filled with all the characters you have grown to know and love, you watch and see as they go through their final hours. Making it as epic as ever could be. 9/10*
  100. Oct 3, 2011
    10
    Here is an Xbox 360 exclusive that is resolutely hardcore. It comes packed with visceral gun-battles, ear-splitting explosions, bucketloads of blood and you use a good old-fashioned control-pad to play it. Oh, and it's also one of the best games released all year.

    Committed gamers know what to expect from the Gears Of War franchise, and Gears Of War 3 will tick all of their boxes.
    Here is an Xbox 360 exclusive that is resolutely hardcore. It comes packed with visceral gun-battles, ear-splitting explosions, bucketloads of blood and you use a good old-fashioned control-pad to play it. Oh, and it's also one of the best games released all year.

    Committed gamers know what to expect from the Gears Of War franchise, and Gears Of War 3 will tick all of their boxes. Chainsaw bayonets and blood spatters: tick. Hulking space marines: tick. Chest-high walls and new and interesting ways to blast the Locust troops: tick.

    But there are signs here that Epic want to entice the casual gamer too. The campaign mode contains a short clip of the game's backstory to ground the uninitiated. It also offers a "casual" difficulty setting which allows players only interested in seeing how the story develops to breeze through its 10 to 12 hour-long campaign.
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  101. Sep 20, 2011
    0
    When I first started playing this, I was going to give it a 7 due to the first third of the campaign being quite dull. But it really picks up after that. Some very nice 'holy **** moments in it and even a very emotional bit too. Haven't played the mp yet but the sp is very solid after the first third. If you like Gears, you will like this. The best one of the three. Much prettier moreWhen I first started playing this, I was going to give it a 7 due to the first third of the campaign being quite dull. But it really picks up after that. Some very nice 'holy **** moments in it and even a very emotional bit too. Haven't played the mp yet but the sp is very solid after the first third. If you like Gears, you will like this. The best one of the three. Much prettier more refined gameplay. Collapse
Metascore
91

Universal acclaim - based on 96 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 94 out of 96
  2. Negative: 0 out of 96
  1. Jan 18, 2012
    65
    Rather than the perfect end to a thrilling series, it seemed like the developers were afraid to take real risks with either the story or the gameplay of Gears 3.
  2. Dec 12, 2011
    85
    Gears of War 3 is a solid game and likely worthy of the praise it's received. I just happen to think it falls a bit flat.
  3. Xbox World 360 Magazine UK
    Dec 2, 2011
    90
    An unmissable, unbeatable offering. [Dec 2011, p.95]