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An Epic End To A Epic Trilogy – Gears Of War 3 Review

GEARS OF WAR 3 (2011) – EPIC GAMES

Marcus comtemplates using the Lancer as a walking stick....

If you happened to observe some of the advertising around September for Gears Of War 3, you may have noticed something; the repetitive focus on the phrase ‘Brothers To The End’. Epic Games made it clear very early on that this was to be the last Gears Of War game (in this story arc at least)…but how does one send off such a successful franchise with a bang? With a mixture of intensive preparation and refinement and plenty of cannon fodder to murderise of course. After an extensive beta in the summer, people have been on the edge of their seats in anticipation for this game – the question is, is it worth the wait and 40 of your hard earned pounds? Continue reading An Epic End To A Epic Trilogy – Gears Of War 3 Review

The Gears Keep Turning – Gears Of War 2 Review

GEARS OF WARS 2 (2008) – EPIC GAMES

Marcus takes some time to remember the fallen...

In my recent review of the original Gears Of War, I noted on how it breathed new life into the shooting genre with its blend of science fiction and cover mechanics. Being as well received as it was, a sequel from Epic Games was inevitable, and come Christmas 2008, we had the game in the form of Gears Of War 2. Rather than just give us the first game with a lick of paint, Epic Games went all out to create one of the most bombastic games of this generation, and delivered more blood and guts than you could shake a stick at. Underneath that crimson shower however; is Gears 2 a worthy successor? Continue reading The Gears Keep Turning – Gears Of War 2 Review

Gentlemen, Fire Up Your Lancers – Gears Of War Review

GEARS OF WAR (2006) – EPIC GAMES

When the Xbox 360 was launched in 2005, there was only one game that most fans wanted to play – Halo 3. Unfortunately, with the news at E3 in 2006 that Master Chief wouldn’t be arriving on the console for another year, it meant that in the interim period Microsoft needed a big hitter to draw in consumers and keep them hooked. Enter Epic Games (creators of the almighty Unreal game engine) and their newest IP, Gears Of War. The thing is, Gears didn’t just prove to be an effective stopgap for Halo, rather upon its release it became perhaps the best game you could buy for the Xbox 360. Continue reading Gentlemen, Fire Up Your Lancers – Gears Of War Review